If the Boston Celtics are looking for a second-round draft pick this summer, one guy they could target is Bucknell senior center Mike Muscala. A burly big man from Minnesota, he dominated the Patriot League this season and there is no reason why he can’t get drafted at some point in the second round.
He is obviously not a guy that teams would build around but as we have highlighted so many times previously, when you draft in the second round, you are ultimately looking for a guy that can fill out the back end of the rotation. There is no reason why Muscala couldn’t be the fifth big for a contending NBA franchise.
The Celtics big man rotation is rather unknown for next season. It is no lock that Kevin Garnett returns for another season and the only guys seemingly guaranteed a spot in that rotation are Jeff Green and Brandon Bass. Neither guy is a true backup center either way, so selecting Muscala certainly makes some sense.
Shavlik Randolph has done a nice job in his brief tenure, but the he might look towards the Greg Stiemsma route and see if there is a better offer from another team, which very well could happen. The Celtics would not want to spend more than they would have to for that position, as evidenced by them being so open to letting Stiemsma go. Muscala would make somewhere around the league minimum and would allow the team to save some money in that regard.
Mike Muscala is another name to keep an eye on this summer.
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