Impossible To Anticipate Celtics' Next Move At NBA Draft

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Celtics General Manager Danny Ainge. (Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Arizona's Deandre Ayton appears to be the consensus top pick by the Suns in tonight's NBA Draft but most anticipate Duke's Marvin Bagley III will go second.

"Something that I've been dreaming about ever since I was playing basketball, pretty much, is being called first," Bagley said. "But any way you get drafted is a blessing."

It's unlikely he'll hear his name called by the Celtics. They currently have one selection tonight--all the way down at number 27--and, even if they do trade up, it likely won't be into the top-two.

But, the Celts are reportedly aggressively trying to move into the first five, having had conversations with the Hawks and Grizzlies, who hold the third and fourth picks, respectively. C's are said to be interested in Luka Doncic and Mo Bamba, among others.

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Jayson Tatum's widely considered untouchable, but Jaylen Brown and high-level future picks could be on the table, like next year's Kings selection, or choices from the Grizzlies and Clippers Danny Ainge still has in his treasure chest.

Then, of course, there's Marcus Morris's expiring contract, or Terry Rozier, who has one inexpensive year left on his deal and proved he can be much more in the league than Kyrie Irving's back-up.

It should be a fascinating night, and day of media speculation. Coverage begins at 7 p.m.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman reports

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