clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

CelticsBlog community mock draft: Pick 16

The Celtics are on the clock!

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

We've made it all the way to 16 folks, nice job.  You've picked for the other teams ahead of the Celtics and it looks to me like you've created a very solid draft board.  To get you caught up, here are the Mock Draft results thus far.

1 Minnesota Timberwolves - Karl-Anthony Towns
2 Los Angeles Lakers - Jahlil Okafor
3 Philadelphia 76ers - D'Angelo Russell
4 New York Knicks - Emmanuel Mudiay
5 Orlando Magic - Justise Winslow
6 Sacramento Kings - Willie Cauley-Stein
7 Denver Nuggets - Kristaps Porzingis
8 Detroit Pistons - Mario Hezonja
9 Charlotte Hornets - Stanley Johnson
10 Miami Heat - Frank Kaminsky
11 Indiana Pacers - Myles Turner
12 Utah Jazz - Devin Booker
13 Phoenix Suns - Kelly Oubre
14 Oklahoma City Thunder - Cameron Payne
15 Atlanta Hawks (from Brooklyn) - Bobby Portis

Now the Celtics are on the clock. Who should they go with?  Here are some guys still left on the board with descriptions courtesy of our own Kevin O'Connor.

Boston Celtics 2015 NBA Draft Big Board 1.0 - CelticsBlog

13. R.J. Hunter, Wing, Georgia State: Hunter is one of the draft's premier shooters. Brad Stevens probably cracks a smile at the thought of running him off actions after timeouts to unleash him for open threes. He played zone defense in college, but did play hard and show good instincts. Hunter's a hard worker and has a high basketball IQ, which bodes well for his future in the league.

14. Sam Dekker, Wing, Wisconsin: Dekker has a lot of potential if he develops into a consistent player. He's an amazing athlete, he can score, and he can defend multiple positions, but sometimes I see too much "Passive Jeff Green" in his game. Maybe all Dekker needs is to be enabled to be great, because the flashes he has shown are intriguing.

15. Justin Anderson, Wing, Virginia: This might seem like a reach, but if the Celtics are stuck at the 16th pick, then he brings impressive 3-and-D ability with an improving shot and mature, versatile defense. Anderson is another high character player that would fit right into the locker room.

16. Kevon Looney, Forward, UCLA: Looney fits Boston's preferences of switching everything on defense. He also projects as a solid spot up three-point shooter, with the potential to be more.

Others to keep an eye on include Trey Lyles (PF), Rashad Vaughn (SG), Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (SF)

Side question for the class, do you want to keep this ball rolling to the 28th (or 30th) pick?  Or should we stop here?

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Celtics Blog Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of Boston Celtics news from Celtics Blog