I thought this was interesting. Hoopsworld is reporting that the Celtics have worked out Nick Young (projected to go in the teens). The story gives us a little information that they have worked out Young in case of a potential draft day choice.
HOOPSWORLD.COM: A Los Angeles based league source confirmed to Basketball News on Wednesday evening that USC guard Nick Young worked out for the Boston Celtics earlier in the day. Young, projected by most mock drafts to go somewhere in the teens, likely wouldn’t be selected by the Celtics with their fifth pick. Instead, the source indicated Young was being worked out by the Celtics because of a possible draft day trade.
The Boston Celtics have been rumored to have a strong interest in trading for Phoenix Suns’ forward Shawn Marion in recent days. The Minnesota Timeberwolves, Atlanta Hawks and the aforementioned Suns have been having three-way trade discussions throughout the day as well, and it’s possible the Celtics could attempt to get involved in those discussions to land Marion by giving up their fifth pick and possibly receiving a lower draft pick in return as part of a larger trade package. At the very least, it’s apparent that by working out Young so late in the process the Celtics are considering acquiring a pick in the teens where Young will likely be selected.
Stay tuned to HOOPSWORLD.com for all of the latest on the draft over the course of the next 24 hours.
It seems that by working out Young so late heading into the draft that the Celtics are considering acquiring a pick in the teens where Young will likely be selected. If it was a trade with Phx., they wouldn’t be working out Young… Hmmm… What do you guys think?