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Chris Mannix mock has Celtics pick Gorgui Dieng

Kevin O'Connor and others (including myself) would be happy with this pick.

2013 NBA Mock Draft: Cleveland Cavaliers select Nerlens Noel - NBA - Chris Mannix -

With or without the core of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce -- two players who may not be in Boston when training camp opens -- the Celtics need size. Dieng, 23, has a defensive reputation (he was the Big East Defensive Player of the Year last season after swatting 2.5 shots and pulling down 9.4 rebounds per game) but his offensive game is better than most think: Dieng is a strong passer with a decent mid-range jump shot who scouts say is one of the best screen men in the draft.

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