With the NBA Combine experiencing a gradual erosion, player interviews still remain extremely valuable for each organization. Various players have already spoken with the Boston Celtics for up to 30 minutes in their private interviews, and some have scheduled future workouts.
Each team may submit interview requests for 30 players, but they are only able to meet with up to 18 players. However, if a team submits only 14 names, they are automatically granted access to all 14.
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"The best part is the interviews," said Brad Stevens. "That’s my own personal opinion. You know a lot about these guys as players and we’ve seen them play, I've seen them play in previous years. It’s good to see their growth, a year later. But our staff has seen them play over and over, so the basketball stuff is good, but there’s not as much that’s unknown out here right now. But getting in those rooms and interviewing, I think it’s good, even though you only get 30 minutes."
So far 14 prospects that will meet with or have met with the Celtics have been revealed. That means that at least one to five more names are unknown. Here are the 14 names that we know have met or will meet with Boston:
- Kyle Anderson, PG/F, UCLA
- Markel Brown, G, Oklahoma State
- Dante Exum, G, Australia
- P.J. Hairston, G, D-League
- Gary Harris, SG, Michigan State
- Rodney Hood, F, Duke
- Zach LaVine, G, UCLA
- Doug McDermott, F, Creighton
- Shabazz Napier, PG, UConn
- Julius Randle, PF, Kentucky
- Marcus Smart, G, Oklahoma State
- Nik Stauskas, SG, Michigan
- Noah Vonleh, PF, Indiana
- T.J. Warren, F, N.C. State
This list will be updated as more names are revealed, and further analysis will be posted in the coming days.