Danny Ainge apparently is still working the phones hours before the 2020 NBA Draft.
The Celtics are "searching for trade pathways" to move up to a top-3 pick in Wednesday's draft, The New York Times' Marc Stein reported Wednesday.
Boston owns three first-round picks (No. 14, No. 26 and No. 30), and we've heard plenty of chatter about the team trying to package those picks to land a lottery selection.
We've yet to hear of the Celtics coveting this high of a draft pick, however. The C's previously have been tied to prospects like Onyeka Okongwu and Isaac Okoro, both of whom likely won't go in the top five.
A trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Golden State Warriors or Charlotte Hornets likely would require the Celtics to give up at least one player in addition to a handful of draft assets.
But Stein's report suggests the Celtics are interested in a top prospect like James Wiseman, Anthony Edwards or LaMelo Ball -- or they have bigger plans in mind and would look to trade that top-3 pick in a blockbuster deal.