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2014 NBA Draft: 5 Players Boston Celtics Should Target at No. 17

5 Players Boston Celtics Should Target at No. 17

T.J. Warren 2014 NBA Draft
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The Boston Celtics have to make a big splash in the 2014 NBA Draft by picking up players who will become the future of the team. The only problem is finding those types of players. With that in mind, here are five players the Celtics should target at pick No. 17.

P.J. Hairston

P.J. Hairston 2014 NBA Draft
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P.J. Hairston

P.J. Hairston 2014 NBA Draft
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P.J. Hairston is a very, very good shooter. That alone could make him a starter right away or at the very least, a contributor off the bench on Day 1. Hairston had his troubles at North Carolina, but he had a lot of success in the D-League. He is one of the more NBA-ready players.

Rodney Hood

Rodney Hood 2014 NBA Draft
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Rodney Hood

Rodney Hood 2014 NBA Draft
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Rodney Hood has a great shot and he proved that by shooting 42 percent from behind the arc this past season. That shot, combined with his 6-foot-8 height, could make him very tough to guard at the next level.

T.J. Warren

T.J. Warren 2014 NBA Draft
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T.J. Warren

T.J. Warren 2014 NBA Draft
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T.J. Warren was a scoring machine this past season (24.9 PPG). I doubt he is able to produce those kinds of numbers in his rookie season, but he is still a proven scorer who would definitely help Boston out in that department.

Kyle Anderson

Kyle Anderson 2014 NBA Draft
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Kyle Anderson

Kyle Anderson 2014 NBA Draft
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Kyle Anderson is a rare type of player who could be hit or miss. He stands at 6-foot-9, but is at his best when the ball is in his hands. He was a great rebounder, assist man and shooter for the UCLA Bruins this past season.

Cleanthony Early

Cleanthony Early 2014 NBA Draft
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Cleanthony Early

Cleanthony Early 2014 NBA Draft
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Cleanthony Early is a solid player who can score in a number of different ways. He showed that by dropping 31 points on the Kentucky Wildcats in the 2014 NCAA tournament. Kentucky was filled with NBA talent.

Trevor Lowry is a Senior Writer and Copy Editor at RantSports.com. If you’re a tweeter feel free to follow him @TheTrevorLowry or add him to your network on Google.