The Boston Celtics will obviously have many draft needs this summer and finding another forward to plug into the frontcourt rotation makes sense. A guy that could interest the organization if he declares early is Syracuse junior forward C.J. Fair. A lefty with a great mid range game, he figures to be a solid pro for the long term and at the worst figures to be a guy who can at least contribute in a rotation off the bench. He doesn’t do anything in particular that just wows you; he just does everything solid. He is great operating on the baseline and likes to drive left with his strong hand as often as possible. He very rarely likes to drive the other way and that is obviously something that will have to get corrected at the professional level. He has a high level IQ and has deceptive athleticism. He is a good, not great athlete and has definitely improved his outside shooting as well. He can make the three point shot but not yet on a consistent basis.
The Celtics probably would never consider him with the 16th overall section, but if they do decide to acquire a second round selection, Fair makes sense. The Celtics obviously like Syracuse guys with their two draft choices last year in Fab Melo and Kris Joseph. Joseph is no longer with the organization but Melo is still developing in the developmental league. Fair might need a year to get acclimated to the NBA game but seems like a guy who could have a long career at the worst.
C.J. Fair is yet another name who could be wearing more green this summer.
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