The Celtics have two picks in the first round of next week's NBA Draft -- Nos. 21 and 22 overall -- and the question is, will they use both of them?
Rich Levine doesn't think so.
"I don't see them using both picks," the author of CSNNE.com's 'Standing Room Only' blog said Thursday on 'Uno's Sports Tonight'. "They'll either package them, or trade one of them for something . . .
"They're already got Avery Bradley, they've got JaJuan Johnson, they've got E'Twaun Moore . . . I don't think they can keep Johnson and Moore and two rookies if they want to be deep enough to compete.
"So I think they're going to try and package and move up. Maybe move it for another piece. You know director of basketball operations Danny Ainge is going to be wheeling and dealing; that's what he does. But I'd very surprise if they take both picks."
The Celtics continue to offer James Young or R.J. Hunter for a second-round pick, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo’s The Vertical reports.
The Celtics need to be down to 15 players by 5 p.m. Monday. Young and Hunter are on the bubble to make the roster. For CSN Celtics Insider A. Sherrod Blakely’s look at the candidates for the final roster spot, click here.
The Celtics have released former Providence College forward Ben Bentil, Yahoo’s The Vertical reports. They selected Bentil, 6 feet 9, 235 pounds, with the 51st pick overall in the second round of the NBA draft in June.
Bentil averaged 5.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in the preseason.
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Boston has released forward Ben Bentil, league sources tell The Vertical. Bentil could become waiver claim or affiliate option elsewhere.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 21, 2016
Here’s more on Bentil and the other candidates for the Celtics’ 15th and final roster spot here from CSN Celtics Insider A. Sherrod Blakely. http://www.csnne.com/boston-celtics/bubble-watch-down-wire-celtics-final-roster-spot" target="_blank">Bentil and the other candidates for the Celtics’ 15th and final roster spot here from CSN Celtics Insider A. Sherrod Blakely.