With the NBA Draft little more than two weeks away, the Celtics are working busily behind the scenes.
But not necessarily in an attempt to determine who they'll choose with the third overasll pick. Rather, they're looking to trade it.
"[I'm] hearing that No. 3 pick overall is the one that they are really shopping," said CSN's Celtics Insider A. Sherrod Blakely, "trying to be as aggressive as possible in trying to move that pick, because they want to get a difference-making, impact player right now. And they believe using that No. 3 pick, and maybe some other players and/or picks, might be the best way to [make] that happen."
And who are they targeting in return?
"The guys that they want are the guys that everybody wants," said Blakely. "We're talking about [Kevin] Durant, we're talking about Jimmy Butler, those type of players. And those guys are going to be at the top of their wish list until those guys say, 'We don't want to come to Boston.' "