According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Celtics are currently waiting to hear whether they will get a meeting with free agent power forward Kevin Love.

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge introduced the team’s 2015 draft class at a press conference Tuesday at the team’s practice facility in Waltham.

The Celtics are expected to inquire about almost every available name this summer, so their rumored interest in Greg Monroe and Al-Farouq Aminu should come as no

Can the Celtics sell LaMarcus Aldridge on Boston? (Getty Images)



ESPN basketball insider Jeff Goodman appeared on Middays with MFB on Friday to talk about the Celtics and the rest of the NBA draft.

The Celtics couldn't be more excited for summer league. (Fernando Medina/Getty Images)

What the hell just happened?



In the end, moving up into the prized Top 10 of the 2015 NBA draft was not in the cards for Danny Ainge.

“I’m not disappointed,” said the Celtics president of basketball operations. “We tried. It just didn’t happen.

The Celtics selected Georgia State junior shooting guard R.J. Hunter with the No. 28 pick in the NBA draft.

 

The Celtics selected Louisville sophomore point guard Terry Rozier with the No. 16 pick in the NBA Draft.

As it stands now, the Celtics own the No. 16, 28, 33 and 45 picks of the NBA draft set to begin Thursday evening, though the C’s have been making concerted efforts to move into the top 10.

Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald tweeted Thursday that, if the Celtics do end up making a trade to acquire a higher pick, they would likely aim for a “shooter/scorer instead of a big man.”

If they keep No. 16, though, it seems there are two options more likely than the rest, and one in particular. Of the various mock drafts, Wisconsin small forward Sam Dekker looks to be the most popular selection, while Kansas shooting guard Kelly Oubre Jr. earned a few nods as well.

Here is a look at who some of the national draft analysts have the Celtics taking at 16:

CBS Sports: Sam Dekker, SF, Wisconsin
Chad Ford’s Top 100 (ESPN): Sam Dekker, SF, Wisconsin
Chris Mannix (Sports Illustrated): Kelly Oubre, SG, Kansas
David Aldridge (NBA.com): Justin Anderson, SG, Virginia
Dick Vitale (ESPN): Sam Dekker, SF, Wisconsin
DraftExpress: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, SF, Arizona
Jonathan Wasserman (Bleacher Report): Kelly Oubre, SG, Kansas
NBAdraft.net: Sam Dekker, SF, Wisconsin

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Blog Author: 
Judy Cohen