Most desirable in the NBA draft class?

Most desirable in the NBA draft class?
March 26, 2014, 11:30 pm
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Gary Tanguay and Kirk Minihane name who they most want to see in a Celtics jersey next season.

Some of the prospective top picks in the NBA draft didn't fare too well in the NCAAs. Kansas' Andrew Wiggins and Duke's Jabari Parker will be watching the Sweet 16 on TV like the rest of us.

Gary Tanguay and Kirk Minihane would still like to see them in Celtic green in June.

"First pick overall? Wiggins," WEEI's Minihane told Tanguay on Arbella Early Edition. "Still Wiggins. He's only 19. His upside is thorugh the roof."

Tanguay agreed.

"I thought athat Wiggins he really stepped up his game with two 40-point games [before the tournament]," Tanguay said. "I understand that when they were eliminated [by Stanford], he was awful."

Minihane projects Wiggins as "seven- to eight-time NBA All-Star. A better Tracy McGrady."

In the Kedrick Brown-to-Larry Bird Celtics draft meter? "I'd put him closer to LB, but obviously not in that class," Minihane said.

Tanguay said Parker might be better than Wiggins at first, but not over the long haul.

"Jabari Parker to me is the most complete of this lottery bunch. Talk about upside," Tanguay said. "Parker's probably going to be better than Wiggins the first three years, then Wiggins will pass him up."

Parker should go in the first three picks. So to get him, "the Celts are going to have to get the ping pong balls to go the right way," Tanguay said.