Boston Celtics 2018 NBA Draft targets: Bigs and wings both in the mix

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The Boston Celtics own pick should come in the back end of the 2018 NBA Draft’s first round, but they could also end up with a high pick from the Lakers.

If the Los Angeles Lakers end up with a first-round pick in the 2018 NBA Draft between #2 and #5 overall, it will move to the Boston Celtics. If the Lakers pick is outside of that range, Boston will receive a pick in 2019 from either Sacramento or Philadelphia in 2019.

Right now, it looks like the Lakers are falling back to earth after a 5-5 start with 3 straight losses. They will certainly be in the mix for a high lottery pick, meaning the Boston Celtics could be in luck.

If the Celtics land the Lakers pick between #2 and #5…

If the Boston Celtics do end up with the Lakers pick in 2018, there is plenty of talent available for them. They could also look to make a deal though, trading down or out of the spot for a proven NBA veteran. Tons of rebuilding teams would love to have a top-5 pick.

For this article, I have assumed that Boston has received a top-5 pick from the Los Angeles Lakers. These are some of the players that they could look to target, with an emphasis on both bigs and wings.