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

SAN JOSE, CA - MARCH 23: Rawle Alkins
SAN JOSE, CA - MARCH 23: Rawle Alkins /
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PF/C Marvin Bagley, Duke

6’10” power forward Marvin Bagley played just ten minutes in the Blue Devils game against Michigan State on November 14th before exiting with a poked eye. He had 4 points and 6 assists in that span, showing that he has the skills to make it in the NBA.

The jury is still out on Bagley though until we can see him on the court for Duke some more. He seems like a great choice for Boston though if Ayton is already off the board as a potential top-5 pick.

C Mohamed Bamba, Texas

Mohamed Bamba is a 7’0″ freshman center out of Harlem, NY. He’s in the top-4 of most NBA Draft big boards and will likely remain there unless he plays extremely poor for the Longhorns. Bamba is just 19 years old, and he’d be just 20 when the 2018-19 NBA season begins. He could be the next big piece to join the Celtics young core, drawing NBA comparisons to Rudy Gobert.