Bleacher Report's Tyler Conway's mock: Celtics pick James Franklin

It's a name that really hasn't been associated with the C's this off-season, but if the team really isn't going to run it back with the same roster, it would surprise me if Danny went with upside at #16 rather than drafting an immediate contributor.

If the Celtics were bringing the band back together, they almost certainly would take Louisville center Gorgui Dieng. He's the perfect interior presence that Boston so sorely needed last season when Garnett was on the bench, and he should help cut the team's ever-growing rebound margin.

It's become pretty clear the band isn't getting back together.

So, with that reality in place, I'm going to put Franklin there for now. The former San Diego State star has elite athleticism and has some real two-way upside if he ever finds consistency with his shot. Assuming Rajon Rondo sticks around, these two could have some fun in the open court.

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