Top 5 Players on Boston Celtics’ 2014 NBA Draft Board

5 Players on Boston Celtics' Draft Board

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The Boston Celtics currently hold the fourth-worst record in the league and have a 11.9 percent chance of obtaining the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. With the season finally meeting its end, it is time to take a look at who the Celtics should target in the upcoming draft.

5. Dante Exum

Dante Exum
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5. Dante Exum

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Drafting Dante Exum would certainly mean the end of the Rajon Rondo era, but he wouldn't be a failure as a succesor. This kid has great instincts on both ends of the floor and can really spark an offense. He has excellent court vision and good play-making ability. At 6-foot-6, Exum creates mismatches and is devastating to his opponents at the point guard position. He lacks consistent scoring ability but would be a solid fit in Boston.

4. Joel Embiid

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4. Joel Embiid

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Joel Embiid could be a dominant center in the NBA one day, but drafting a seven-footer is extremely risky. He's a project for sure and has already been dealing with ailments. A rim-protector is a top need for Boston, but can the team afford to have an injury-prone frontcourt consisting of Jared Sullinger and Embiid?

3. Marcus Smart

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3. Marcus Smart

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Marcus Smart would be a perfect fit with the Celtics. The combo-guard is a true competitor and his determination to win would be truly admired in Boston. He has some issues to fix but would definitely benefit under the tutelage of Brad Stevens. Smart could either take the helm in place of Rondo or be the shooting guard in place of Avery Bradley. His versatile, scoring ability and drive to win would make him a terrific pick for the Celtics.

2. Andrew Wiggins

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2. Andrew Wiggins

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He's far from finished product, but the Celtics absolutely need to draft Andrew Wiggins if he is available. There are concerns with the 6-foot-8 Kansas product and the Jeff Green comparisons do worry some, but Wiggins' potential is too much to pass up. It's a boom-or-bust pick, but the Celtics can't pass up the opportunity.

1. Jabari Parker

Jabari Parker
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1. Jabari Parker

Jabari Parker
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Some have Wiggins as the Celtics' No. 1 target, but they should consider Jabari Parker (if he declares) over Wiggins. Parker is the best all-around scorer and the most NBA-ready prospect in this year's draft. His style of play is similar to Paul Pierce, which doesn't sound too bad for Boston fans. If Boston can somehow obtain Parker in this draft, then they will have their next franchise player for years to come.

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