If you enjoy the unknown, tonight’s NBA draft promises plenty of drama and intrigue.
The Celtics currently hold picks 6 and 17, and many people will be disappointed if they just sit and make those picks.
There are a number of scenarios for tonight that have been rumored through various media outlets:
1) A trade for Kevin Love. After many declared a week to ten days ago that this was definitely happening, the chances of this move tonight seems to have slipped back significantly.
2) A trade of Rondo to Sacramento. This possibility re-emerged in the last few days, though the Kings have long held interest in the Celtics point guard. Could the Celtics hang onto their #6 pick and pick up the #8 pick in a Rondo trade? If they do, we’re in for another rebuilding season.
3) A trade up to the number one pick. Though this seems remote, A. Sherrod Blakely reported the other day that the Celtics have at least engaged the Cavs in talks for the pick. Would they take Parker or Wiggins there?
4) If Joel Embiid slips to #6 do the Celtics take him there? Especially if they pick up the 8th pick in scenario number two?
Of course, it could be none of the above.
The draft starts at 7:30 tonight on ESPN.