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Celtics draft Rozier, wanted Okafor in trade with 76ers

Terry Rozier went to the Celtics at No. 16.Getty Images

The Celtics irked many of their fans with the drafting of Louisville guard Terry Rozier at No. 16 as the Green already have several defensive-first guards on their roster in Marcus Smart and Avery Bradley. They made up for it with their second pick at No. 28, selecting Georgia State sharpshooter R.J. Hunter.

The Rozierpick immediately led many to speculate that a larger move is in play, as it is highly unlikely that Danny Ainge would keep three guards with the same game. ESPN reporter Brian Windhorstsaid on ESPN radio Thursday night that Boston owner Wyc Grousbeckhinted that the Celtics had offered up Smart and one or both of the future Brooklyn Nets draft picks forJahlil Okafor, who went to the 76ers at No. 3 overall. That could still be in play, considering that Philadelphia now has three young big men in NerlensNoel, Joel Embiid and Okafor.

The Celtics also draftedLSU's Jordan Mickey at No.33 overall. Mickeyled the nation in blocked shots last season.

 
 
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