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Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck says Andrew Wiggins will play for Boston next year

Kansas v Texas Tech

LUBBOCK, TX - FEBRUARY 18: Andrew Wiggins #22 of the Kansas Jayhawks drives around Toddrick Gotcher #20 of the Texas Tech Red Raidersduring game action on February 18, 2014 at United Spirit Arena in Lubbock, Texas. Kansas defeated Texas Tech 64-63. (Photo by John Weast/Getty Images)

John Weast

Underrated moment at the the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference: Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck and Kings owner Vivek Ranadive were on a panel together, and Ranadive basically accused Boston of tanking.

“And what are you doing?” Grousbeck jabbed back.

Tanking doesn’t exist (says Adam Silver), but if it did (it does), Grousbeck is having a lot of fun with it.

I really hope the Celtics land a top-three pick and select Wiggins now. I don’t believe the lottery conspiracy theories, but I sure enjoy them, and this would only fuel them.

Who cares whether Grousbeck was joking? (He was.) It’s much more fun to assume this is all part of some illuminati plot to place Wiggins in Boston.