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NBA Mock Draft roundup: Final Celtics first round pick predictions

/ by Nick Goss
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The 2020 NBA Draft is almost here, and there's been no shortage of speculation and trade rumors involving many of these teams.

We're starting to see some actual moves made, too, and most of them involve draft picks.

The Milwaukee Bucks have been the most active team of late. They agreed to trade two players, three first-round picks and two pick swaps to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for star point guard Jrue Holiday, according to multiple reports.

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The Phoenix Suns, per multiple reports, agreed to acquire future Hall of Fame point guard Chris Paul from the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for a package that included several players and a 2022 first-round pick going to OKC.

Will the Boston Celtics be active in making trades? They have three first-round picks in Wednesday's draft, and the C's reportedly have offered all three in an attempt to move up. Boston reportedly is among the teams interested in acquiring the No. 6 pick from the Atlanta Hawks, too.

Should the Celtics try to trade up in the NBA Draft?

The Celtics don't benefit from adding three more rookies to their roster. A trade involving at least one of their first-rounders makes a lot of sense. Two upgrades that the C's need to make before next season are frontcourt depth and another quality outside shooter.

Check out our final 2020 NBA Mock Draft roundup to see which players experts predict the Celtics to target in the first round.

 

Chris Forsberg and Rob Snyder, NBC Sports Boston

No. 14: Jalen Smith, F, Maryland No. 26: Theo Maledon, G, France No. 30: Zeke Nnaji, F, Arizona

Kevin O'Connor, The Ringer

No. 14: R.J. Hampton, G, New Zealand Breakers No. 26: Leandro Bolmaro, G, Barcelona No. 30: Desmond Bane, SF, TCU

Gary Parrish, CBS Sports

No. 14: Cole Anthony, PG, North Carolina No. 26: Leandro Bolmaro, G, Barcelona No. 30: Vernon Carey Jr., C, Duke

Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated

No. 14: R.J. Hampton, G, New Zealand Breakers No. 26: Leandro Bolmaro, G, Barcelona No. 30: Xavier Tillman, F/C, Michigan State

Jonathan Givony, ESPN

No. 14: Tyrese Maxey, G, Kentucky No. 26: Leandro Bolmaro, G, Barcelona No. 30: Xavier Tillman, F/C, Michigan State

James Ham, NBC Sports Bay Area

No. 14: Precious Achiuwa, PF/C Memphis No. 26: Zeke Nnaji, PF, Arizona No. 30: Tre Jones, PG, Duke

Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report

No. 14: Precious Achiuwa, PF/C Memphis No. 26: Jaden McDaniels, SF, Washington No. 30: Tre Jones, PG, Duke