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RUMOR: Celtics looking to trade at least one of three picks in 2019 NBA Draft

Celtics, NBA Draft

The Boston Celtics have made it clear that they have no plans of adding three rookies to the team next season, and they have begun exploring their options heading into this Thursday’s NBA Draft.

They have the 14th, 20th, and 22nd picks, and according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Celtics are looking to trade at least one of them.

The Celtics are moving on after failing to acquire Anthony Davis. They are also preparing themselves from the imminent departure of All-Star guard Kyrie Irving, who is rumored to be joining one of the New York teams this summer. Moreover, some of their veterans no longer believe that they can win a championship in the near future, so they might want to be traded somewhere else.

However, for their part, Boston still believes they can become a contender next season, and they will look to build around Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown.

According to reports, the Celtics will be looking to shop their picks on Thursday, hoping that they could get a proven NBA player in return. As of this moment, it is unclear if there are any teams who are interested in trading with Boston.

Boston’s plan of building a superteam this summer has gone up in smokes. They’re still going to be a playoff team next season, but this is not something close to what they have envisioned for a long time.