The most glaring need in the Celtics organization since the departure of the artist formerly known as Kendrick Perkins is a “Rim Protector”. Now for people who may not like to get caught up in the popular clichés that NBA writers always use, basically this means they are looking for a defensive minded center who can block shots and alter the opposing teams strategy of attacking the rim.
The Celtics' chances of drafting a certified big man that can provide that needed presence in the middle really takes a huge hit since they are not drafting in the top-five. Anthony Davis (1st overall), Dwight Howard (1st), Tim Duncan (1st), Shaquille O’Neal (1st), Dikembe Mutumbo (4th), Patrick Ewing (1st), Hakeem Olajuwon (1st) are not dropping to the Celtics at the 16th overall pick in the draft.
Karl Anthony Towns and Jalil Okafor are projected to be in the same category of those great NBA centers. They will be off the board and whoever snags the first and second pick this year in the lottery most likely will not be looking to deal.