Boston Celtics

According to Sean Deveney of, the Boston Celtics are one of multiple teams showing interest in the 28th pick in Thursday’s 2022 NBA Draft.

The Golden State Warriors currently hold that draft pick, but the 2022 NBA champions may consider moving the pick because of the young depth and luxury tax burden they already have, per Deveney.

The Celtics are without a first round pick, after trading their own pick at the deadline to the San Antonio Spurs to acquire Derrick White. As of Wednesday, the only selection Boston has in this year’s draft is the 53rd pick.

“If you ask me right now what we need, I’d like to have a little bit more scoring, consistent scoring off the bench,” Celtics President of Basketball Operations Brad Stevens said in an end-of-season press conference. “I think that we have some short term needs there.”

While nothing is certain, this may be one of the ways Boston tries to fix its problem of bench scoring. If Boston doesn’t trade up into the first round this season, that’s two consecutive seasons without a first round draft pick.

Deveney included prospects such as Kansas wing Christian Braun, Gonzaga guard Andrew Nembhard and Arizona center Christian Koloko when considering who would be available at pick 28.

The 2022 NBA Draft is Thursday night at 8. It can be found on ESPN and ABC.

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