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The NBA Draft List: Breaking Down Each Position For Celtics

BOSTON (CBS) -- In the final week leading up to the NBA Draft, 98.5 The Sports Hub's Adam Jones and Rich Keefe broke down every player at their position who would be intriguing on the Boston roster.

The Celtics enter Thursday night's draft with a total of eight selections, including the third pick overall. They'll also select at No. 16 and No. 23 in the first round, with picks 31, 35, 45, 51 and 58 in the second round.

"Here is the sneaky thing that no one is discussing: [After Ben Simmons and Brandon Igram] they're going to have a shot at every player in the draft," said Jones.

Listen to their full breakdowns, and see who Jones and Keefe would like to see in green, below:

Point Guards


Third overall: Kris Dunn (Providence)

First Round: Dejounte Murray (Washington); Tyler Ulis (Kentucky)

Second Round: Gary Payton II (Oregon State); Cat Barber (NC State); Kahlil Felder (Oakland); Isaiah Cousins (Oklahoma); Yogi Ferrell (Indiana)

Picks Are In

Jones: Demetrius Jackson, Notre Dame (late first round)
Keefe: Cat Barber (with 31st or 35th pick, but as high as No. 23)



First Round: Jakob Poeltl (Utah); Domantas Sabonis (Gonzaga); Deyonta Davis (Michigan State); Ante Zizic (Croatia); Ivica Zubac (Croatia); Damian Jones (Vanderbilt)

Second Round: Diamond Stone (Maryland); Stephen Zimmerman (UNLV); Zhou Qi (China); AJ Hammons (Purdue); Georgios Papagiannis (Greece)

Picks Are In

Jones: Damian Jones (late first round)
Joe Murray: Jakob Poeltl (at No. 16 or Celtics trade up)

Small Forwards


Third Overall: Jaylen Brown (CAL)

"He is my least favorite player in the entire draft who is projected to go in the lottery. This would be a terrible, terrible pick [for Boston]," said Keefe. "He can't shoot and I don't know what he does well. He doesn't dribble well and he doesn't pass well.

"For a team full of non-shooters, he would be a horrible pick."

First Round: Timothy Luwawu (France); Denzel Valentine, MSU; Taurean Prince (Baylor)

Second Round: DeAndre Bembry (Temple); Paul Zipser (Germany); Jake Layman (Maryland); Alex Potreas, Kentucky

Picks Are In

Jones: Taurean Prince (late first round)
Keefe: Alex Potreas (in second round)

Power Forwards


Third Overall: Dragan Bender (Croatia); Marquese Chriss (Washington)

First Round: Henry Ellenson (Marquette); Skal Labissiere (Kentucky); Thon Maker (Australia); Juan Hernangomez (Spain); Brice Johnson (UNC); Cheick Diallo (Kansas)

Second Round: Ben Bentil (Providence); Joel Bolomboy (Weber State);

Picks Are In

Jones: Ben Bentil (at No. 31 or No. 35)
Keefe: Scal Labissiere (if available at No. 16)

Shooting Guards


Third Overall: Jamal Murray (Kentucky); Buddy Hield (Oklahoma)

First Round: Wade Baldwin (Vanderbilt); Furkan Korkmaz (Turkey); Malachi Richardson (Syracuse); Malik Beasley (Florida State)

Second Round: Patrick McCaw (UNLV); Malcolm Brogdon (Virginia); Caris LeVert (Michigan); Isaiah Whitehead (Seton Hall); Isaiah Cousins (Oklahoma)

Picks Are In

Jones: Buddy Hield at No. 3
Keefe: Jamal Murray at No. 3

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