Boston Celtics: 3 big men to target at No. 45 in 2021 NBA Draft

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Boston Celtics draft targets: Charles Bassey, 6-9 235, Western Kentucky

We’re familiar with the difference Robert Williams made when he was in the lineup. Boston was 29-23 when Time Lord played. And when the Timelord started, the Celtics were 10-3.

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The Boston Celtics drafted Williams when the belief was Boston needed a rim runner on the team. Now that we’ve seen the difference one makes on the team, imagine the effect of having two on the team would be like. Nice, right?

Charles Bassey is an above average athlete that gets up and down the court with ease, has a nose for blocking shots (3.1 in 2020-21), and effectively cleaned the glass (11.6 in 2020-21).

Expectations on offense should be set low for Bassey, but he can hit a jumper and stretched that range to beyond the arc. But he could eat off offensive rebounds and pick and rolls.

There are legitimate questions about the level of competition Bassey faced while at Western Kentucky. And while Bassey can shoot threes, he’s not efficient (.305).

But it’s hard to ask more of a second round developmental prospect. Give Bassey playing time with the Maine Celtics. He would be a better prospect than Tacko Fall.