Ainge Looking to Deal 19th Pick?

Here's the latest on the Celtics' draft endeavors, courtesy of Andy Katz:

According to a source close to Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge, the Celtics have put their first-round pick in the NBA draft -- No. 19 overall -- on the market Wednesday, looking for a suitor.

Ainge hasn't been enamored with anyone at the spot, according to the source, and is willing to get a return of a future pick.

C's looking to deal pick? - Boston Celtics Blog - ESPN Boston

Boston's desire to flip the pick will likely depend on the activity in the 18 spaces before them. The team might not be enamored with the bodies they currently project to be remaining by the time their selection comes around, but there's always the potential a lottery-type player slips within the Celtics' reach. President of basketball operations Danny Ainge is likely examining the market that exists for that No. 19 pick and considering whether the talent available in that range is outweighed by the value in moving the selection. If Boston thinks it can get the same style of player at No. 19 at the latter stages of the first round, or into the second, it makes complete sense to trade down the board. 

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