The Boston Celtics will continue to have a number of options in this summer’s NBA Draft as there is so much parity in this draft. It wouldn’t be shocking if the Celtics traded down from their assigned selection to try and gain additional assets.
If they make a pick near the back end of the first round or early in the second round, a name to keep an eye on is UNC small forward Reggie Bullock. He is only a junior but given his age (22) and his ability to score the ball, coupled with a weak prospect pool, it would make sense for him to put his name into the draft.
If he stays, he will be a 23-year-old senior next year and would not be nearly as attractive to teams as he is now. He also plays for a Hall of Fame coach in Roy Williams, so you know he is a coach-able guy to work with.
Bullock would be the type of guy that could step into a rotation immediately next year as an eighth or ninth man off the bench. That isn’t a huge role, but is probably similar to what the Celtics have with 15-minute-per-game Jordan Crawford right now.
He is a gifted scorer and is also a great 3-point shooter, and could be similar to Crawford in that he can be a volume scorer coming off the bench.
The Celtics would do well in taking a hard look at Bullock near the end of the first round or in the second round if they acquire another draft pick.
Rob Lunder covers the Boston Celtics for Rant Sports. For all Celtics news go to the team home page on Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @rlunder18