2014 NBA Draft: 5 Players Boston Celtics Should Target at No. 6

5 Players the Celtics Should Target at Pick No. 6

Aaron Gordon 2014 NBA Draft
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Boston Celtics fans probably wanted a better draw in the NBA Lottery, but pick No. 6 is not bad. That is especially true in the 2014 NBA Draft. Assuming that Boston holds onto this pick, it should target these five players.

Noah Vonleh

Noah Vonleh 2014 NBA Draft
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Noah Vonleh

Noah Vonleh 2014 NBA Draft
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Noah Vonleh has a lot of room for improvement, but he stands at 6-foot-10, can play great defense, shoot the ball and so much more. Vonleh may not be available at this pick, but if he is, he certainly would not be a bad option.

Aaron Gordon

Aaron Gordon 2014 NBA Draft
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Aaron Gordon

Aaron Gordon 2014 NBA Draft
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If Aaron Gordon is available, which he should be if Vonleh is off the board, the Celtics have to take him. Sure, there will still be some other great talents left, but Gordon is very, very, very athletic and he plays great defense. His offensive game is only going to get better, so there is that too.

Julius Randle

Julius Randle 2014 NBA Draft
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Julius Randle

Julius Randle 2014 NBA Draft
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Julius Randle is probably the second most NBA-ready player in the draft. Jabari Parker is probably the most NBA-ready. So, if the Celtics wants a player who can contribute right away, Randle is their guy. If Randle’s shot gets better, he could be unstoppable at the next level.

Dante Exum

Dante Exum 2014 NBA Draft
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Dante Exum

Dante Exum 2014 NBA Draft
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Dante Exum should be gone at this point -- No. 1 rated PG in the draft by many -- but you never know. Depending on what Boston decides to do with Rajon Rondo, Exum could be a good replacement.

Marcus Smart

Marcus Smart 2014 NBA Draft
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Marcus Smart

Marcus Smart 2014 NBA Draft
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Marcus Smart is the No. 1 PG in the draft in my book. He can do so much and he stands at 6-foot-3. He is definitely one of the more complete players in the draft. Yes, he plays defense too.

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