Want some fireworks? How about this?
A league source has told CSNNE.com that the Celtics have engaged the Cleveland Cavaliers about acquiring the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday's NBA draft. While no deal is imminent, Boston's pursuit of the top overall pick speaks to their desire to indeed create "fireworks" in a draft that took a step back in terms of luster at the top following the navicular bone fracture to Joel Embiid's right foot. If the Celtics were able to secure the top overall pick, they are expected to choose between Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker, arguably the top two players in this draft although multiple sources indicate Boston would lean more towards Wiggins than Parker.
I wonder what the C's would be offering outside of their own picks (6 and 17). I suppose they can always cobble together a package of future picks.
League source says Celts have talked to all five higher teams about trading up. But nothing imminent. Still preparing for picks 6 and 17.— Mark Murphy (@Murf56) June 24, 2014