Celtics talking trade with Cavaliers for No. 1 pick


If the Cavaliers were publicizing their indecision for the No. 1 pick to draw trade offers – and I think they were – it’s working.

The Magic reportedly made a strong offer of No. 4, No. 12 and Arron Afflalo.

The Celtics want to trade up, too.

A. Sherrod Blakely CSN Northeast:

A league source has told CSNNE.com that the Celtics have engaged the Cleveland Cavaliers about acquiring the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday’s NBA draft.

multiple sources indicate Boston would lean more towards Wiggins than Parker.

The Celtics have the Nos. 6 and 17 picks, which obviously hold less value than No. 4 and 12. Aside from Rajon Rondo, Boston has no player with as much value as Afflalo.

So, unless they’re wiling to trade Rondo for No. 1, the Celtics probably can’t trump Orlando’s offer. Maybe adding multiple future first rounders would help – Boston has plenty from the Nets and Clippers – but I still doubt it’s enough.

There’s no harm trying, but Danny Ainge is probably better off hoping Joel Embiid falls to No. 6.

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