Monday, June 25, 2012

WRG 2012 Mock Draft - #21 Boston Celtics

Everyone has known our team is on the older side of the league for the past few years. We've been trying to infuse younger talent into our lineup, and we like the future of our backcourt. Rondo is an all-NBA caliber point guard, and Avery Bradley looks like a promising young talent to pair with Rondo.

What we really need is some young big men and depth on the interior. We're not sure that Kevin Garnett is coming back, but we don't see a player with his passion calling it quits. We want him around to give us 200%, inspire our team and mentor the young big man that we want to bring in.

With the 21st pick, the Boston Celtics select Festus Ezeli, C, Vanderbilt.

  We love his chiseled frame.

We wanted a center with legitimate size and a defensive presence. We don't need anymore undersized forwards who play below the rim. We want a big bodied difference maker on the inside. Ezeli, even though he's a 4 year player, still oozes potential. He moves remarkably well for his size (6-10) and has only been playing basketball for about 5 years. He also gives us a rim protector, which we desperately need, as shown by his ability to block shots. We debated between Ezeli and Fab Melo, but a couple of red flags made us shy away from Melo, such as his academic issues and lack of offensive game.

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