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Post-lottery mock roundup: Who do analysts have the Celtics taking?

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Could Cole Anthony be a potential target for the C's in the 2020 NBA Draft?
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The 2020 NBA Draft Lottery took place Thursday night and completed the order for the first round, so now it's time for teams to really dig into the evaluations of players who would be good roster fits.

This year's draft class lacks the elite prospects with superstar potential -- there's no Luka Doncic, Zion Williamson or Jayson Tatum type of talent -- but this group is full of players who could be dependable and valuable role players for many years. 

That's good news for the Celtics, who have three first round picks, the most of any team. Boston's first pick is No. 14 at the end of the lottery, which they got from the Memphis Grizzlies in Thursday's lottery. This pick finally completes a 2014 trade between the Grizzlies and Celtics.

The Celtics also selected No. 14 in the 2019 NBA Draft, and they chose Indiana wing Romeo Langford. Langford has shown flashes of his impressive potential, but injuries have prevented him from making a larger impact as a rookie. The C's have few roster weaknesses, but a couple things they would be wise to target with these first round picks are outside shooting and center depth. 

Now that the first round draft order is set, which players could the Celtics select with their three first-round picks? Here's our latest roundup of 2020 NBA mock drafts.

Gary Parrish, CBS Sports

No. 14: Aaron Nesmith, SF, Vanderbilt

No. 26: Xavier Tillman, PF, Michigan State

 

No. 30: Zeke Nnaji, C, Arizona

Jonathan Givony, ESPN

No. 14: Killian Hayes, G, ULM

No. 26: Robert Woodard II, F, Mississippi State

No. 30: Udoka Azubuike, C, Kansas

Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated

No. 14: Theo Maledon, PG, ASVEL Basket

No. 26: Jaden McDaniels, SG, Washington

No. 30: Jahmi’us Ramsey, SG, Texas Tech

Ricky O'Donnell, SB Nation

No. 14: Cole Anthony, PG, North Carolina

No. 26: Xavier Tillman, PF, Michigan State

No. 30: Tre Jones, PG, Duke

James Ham, NBC Sports Bay Area

No. 14: Precious Achiuwa, PF/C Memphis

No. 26: Josh Green, SG, Arizona

No. 30: Jalen Smith, C, Maryland

Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report

No. 14: Precious Achiuwa, PF/C Memphis

No. 26: Zeke Nnaji, C, Arizona

No. 30: Tre Jones, PG, Duke

Tankathon

No. 14: Patrick Williams, PF, Florida State

No. 26: Tyler Bey, SF, Colorado

No. 30: Vernon Carey Jr., C, Duke

Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY Sports

No. 14: Saddiq Bey, SF, Villanova

No. 26: Jahmi’us Ramsey, SG, Texas Tech

No. 30: Leandro Bolmaro, SF, Barcelona