Blakely's NBA Mock Draft 1.0: Celtics go for PG

Blakely's NBA Mock Draft 1.0: Celtics go for PG
June 24, 2013, 4:00 pm
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BOSTON — Now that Doc Rivers' departure to Los Angeles has been made official, all eyes in Celtics Nation will soon shift towards Thursday night's NBA draft.

The Celtics have the No. 16 overall pick, their highest since 2007 when they had the No. 5 selection, which they used that night as part of a trade package to pry Ray Allen from Seattle.

While the C's will certainly look to leverage the pick as much as they can, there's a very good chance that they will keep it. But before they get that opportunity, there are 15 other teams whose decisions will directly impact what the Celtics do with their pick.

Here's a mock draft of the first round, which includes the Celtics' possible selection at No. 16.

PICK PLAYER SCHOOL/COUNTRY
1. Cleveland Alex Len Maryland
2. Orlando Nerlens Noel Kentucky
3. Washington Otto Porter Georgetown
4. Charlotte Ben McLemore Kansas
5. Phoenix Victor Oladipo Indiana
6. New Orleans Anthony Bennett UNLV
7. Sacramento Trey Burke Michigan
8. Detroit CJ McCollum Lehigh
9. Minnesota Kelly Olynyk Gonzaga
10. Portland Steven Adams Pittsburgh
11. Philadelphia Cody Zeller Indiana
12. Oklahoma City Kentavius Caldwell-Pope Georgia
13. Dallas Michael Carter-Williams Syracuse
14. Utah Shane Larkin Miami
15. Milwaukee Shabazz Muhammad UCLA
16. Boston Dennis Schroeder Germany
17. Atlanta Mason Plumlee Duke
18. Atlanta Gorgui Dieng Louisville
19. Cleveland Giannis Adetokoubo Greece
20. Chicago Rudy Gobert France
21. Utah Sergey Karasev Russia
22. Brooklyn Lucas Nogueria Brazil
23. Indiana Allen Crabbe Cal
24. New York Jamaal Franklin San Diego State
25. Clippers Tim Hardaway Jr. Michigan
26. Minnesota Tony Mitchell North Texas
27. Denver Glen Rice Jr. D-League
28. San Antonio Tony Snell New Mexico
29. Oklahoma City Ricky Ledo Providence
30. Phoenix Jeff Withey Kansas