2013 NBA Draft: If the Celtics stay at No. 16

Georgia's Kentavious Caldwell-Pope would certainly help with the Celtics' shooting woes. (Getty Images)
Georgia’s Kentavious Caldwell-Pope would certainly help with the Celtics’ shooting woes. (Getty Images)

The odds are actually in favor of Danny Ainge and the Celtics moving up or down in this month’s NBA Draft.

But let’s say the C’s stay put at No. 16. What are their needs and who could be available from the college and international ranks to help fill those needs?

The only position that seems secure for the foreseeable future for Boston seems to be at point guard with Rajon Rondo scheduled to return for his eighth season in Green. That didn’t stop NBADraft.net from tabbing Dennis Schroeder, a 6-foot-2 inch, 168-pound point guard from Germany, as the Celtics pick at 16. Schroeder has actually drawn many comparisons to the Celtics incumbent floor leader in Rondo, as he has unusually long arms and attacks the paint relentlessly.

 The C’s have to think about replacing Kevin Garnett, even if he does return for 2013-14. Duke’s Mason Plumlee could be a decent selection for Ainge as Plumlee has great athleticism for a 6-foot-11 inch player. He could also help with the Celtics continuing rebounding troubles as he grabbed 10 per game as a senior for the Blue Devils.

The Celtics also struggled mightily this past season with outside shooting. Georgia 2-guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who easily owns the best name in 2013 draft, has a great stroke from the outside. His shot selection has been questioned at times but if he falls to the Celtics, Ainge would have to be happy with the value. Caldwell-Pope is often listed as an option for the Trail Blazers, who own the No. 10 overall pick.



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