The Boston Celtics could potentially look to make a trade on the night of the 2016 NBA Draft to land Jahlil Okafor from the Philadelphia 76ers and may even dangle the number three overall pick in the upcoming draft in order to entice the Philadelphia 76ers into a possible deal; the Celtics tried to land Okafor back at the trade deadline this past season, but were unable to, but could be successful again next month.
On Tuesday night during the NBA Draft Lottery, the Boston Celtics landed the number three pick in the 2016 NBA Draft as part of the trade they made with the Brooklyn Nets two year ago that sent Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to Brooklyn and the Nets 2014, 2016 and 2018 first round picks plus five players back to Boston.
The Boston Celtics host the New Orleans Pelicans tonight at the Garden, but they'll have to get the job done without shooting guard Evan Turner. Turner has an abrasion on his eye and will miss the game, but is expected to be back on Friday.
The Boston Celtics 107-100 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday cemented their spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas says the team wants more, though, and the sentiment is echoed by their first year coach, Brad Stevens.