2019 NBA draft

Celtics 2019 mock draft roundup: Post-tiebreaker predictions for C's

Celtics 2019 mock draft roundup: Post-tiebreaker predictions for C's

The final piece in the 2019 NBA Draft puzzle will be solved by ping pong balls.

The NBA held a pre-draft lottery drawing last Friday to settle tiebreakers in the standings and determine the order for the May 14 NBA Draft Lottery.

That drawing wasn't favorable for the Celtics, but Boston still owns three picks in the first round -- No. 20 overall, No. 22 overall and the 14th lottery position -- and could land a fourth if the Memphis Grizzlies' pick drops below No. 8.

With more clarity on where the Celtics will be picking, let's see which NBA prospects the experts have Danny Ainge and Co. selecting in our latest mock draft roundup.

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A. Sherrod Blakely's NBA Mock Draft 1.0

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A. Sherrod Blakely's NBA Mock Draft 1.0

There are still more than two months until the NBA Draft, and there's no suspense when it comes to the top pick.

Duke phenom Zion Williamson is all but guaranteed to hear his name called first by Adam Silver on draft night; the only suspense is which team wins the draft lottery and earns the right to select him.

The lottery is still almost a month away, but the tiebreakers have already taken place, which means it's a perfect time to start looking forward and project how the cards could fall on draft night.

From one-and-done stars to guys who stuck around at college for a few years to international players hoping to make a name for themselves stateside, there are a lot of NBA prospects about to enter the fray.

With that in mind, A. Sherrod Blakely takes a look ahead to draft night.

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NBA Rumors: Celtics hosted these three draft prospects for workouts

NBA Rumors: Celtics hosted these three draft prospects for workouts

The Indiana Pacers aren't the only thing on the Boston Celtics' minds this week.

As Celtics players and coaches prepare for Game 2 of their first-round series against the Pacers, their scouting department is hard at work preparing for the 2019 NBA Draft in June.

That preparation continued Monday, as Boston held a workout with a group of draft prospects that included North Carolina's Cameron Johnson, Mississippi State's Quinndary Weatherspoon and Virginia Tech's Justin Robinson, The Boston Globe's Adam Himmelsbach reported Monday night.

Johnson likely is the top prospect of that trio; at 6-foot-9, 210 pounds, the fifth-year senior hit 45.7 percent of his 3-pointers last season and can stretch the floor as a versatile wing.

Johnson projects as an early second-round or possible late first-round pick, while Weatherspoon and Robinson likely will be second-round selections or go undrafted.

Boston currently owns the 14th lottery position (via the Sacramento Kings) as well as the 20th and 22nd overall picks in the first round. It also has a 20.7 percent chance of landing the Memphis' Grizzlies' top-10 pick, which would give the C's an impressive four first-rounders to play with if they wanted to swing a draft night trade.

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