The Boston Celtics have been in trade discussions with various teams, the primary team being the Minnesota Timberwolves, and the latest report has them looking to deal for the No. 1 pick to give Minnesota the best offer possible for Kevin Love, or, that's right, to draft Andrew Wiggins.
Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge, unlike last year's draft, is making some noise to move up the ladder, talking to the Cleveland Cavaliers for the top pick, a league source told CSNNE's A. Sherrod Blakely.
Source: Celtics have engaged the Cavs about acquiring the No. 1 overall pick in the draft. http://t.co/DIOiUTYZ1y— A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) June 24, 2014
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.
The Celtics' chances of landing that superstar, franchise-changing player at No. 6 is slipping with Philly's interest in Joel Embiid and the projected top five should land in order, so this shouldn't come as a surprise that Ainge wants a young talent like Wiggins.
Every step closer to Thursday's draft creates even more suspense. So sit back and enjoy the ride.