Kris Dunn tells the Boston Globe that he never said he didn’t want to be drafted by the Celtics.
The guard from Providence College and New London, Conn., debunked a report from Yahoo Sports’ The Vertical last month that said Dunn, who hasn’t worked out for the Celtics, didn’t want to be chosen by Boston, which has the No. 3 pick in the NBA draft on June 23.
“I think that’s just a rumor going around,” Dunn told the Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach. “That never came out of my mouth, that I didn’t want to play for any team.”
More from the Globe report:
“I mean it would be unbelievable to be selected by the Celtics,” Dunn said in a telephone interview on Thursday morning. “My dream is just to get drafted, and that I have a chance to be a top-five player, it’s a blessing.”
“They have great players,” he said. “You definitely can tell they’re defense-oriented. I don’t know Marcus Smart that well, but I played with Marcus Smart at multiple things, AAU at the time, and high school in the McDonald’s All-American game. And Isaiah Thomas was an All-Star this year. You can see they’re on the rise and close to something special. I’m gonna be anxious to see what they do next year.
CSN Celtics Insider A. Sherrod Blakely has Dunn going at No. 6 to the New Orleans Pelicans in his latest mock draft.