NBA Draft Rumor: Another Source Indicates White Got Promise From Celtics

March 08, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Iowa State Cyclones forward Royce White (30) shoots a jump shot as Texas Longhorns forward/center Clint Chapman (53) defends during the first half of the quarterfinal round of the 2012 Big 12 Tournament at the Sprint Center. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE
After Chad Ford reported that Royce White got a promise from the Boston Celtics, that report was (predictably) shot down by several sources, including Sam Amick and Dan Duggan.

However, Jay King of Celtics Town appears to have a source that backs up Chad Ford's original story.

Royce White DID receive NBA Draft promise from Boston Celtics, source says | Celtics Town

The concept still seems odd to me, promising to select a prospect late in the first round despite not knowing who will remain available at that point during one of the deepest drafts in years. But a source with knowledge of the situation told me today that the Boston Celtics indeed have made a draft promise to Royce White, as first reported by ESPN’s Chad Ford. The source told me that the Atlanta Hawks also have expressed interest in White, a 6-foot-8 power forward from Iowa State, but are "operating under the assumption" that Boston has every intention of taking him with either the 21st or 22nd pick.

Promise or no promise, the kid seems like a good pick to me.

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