Found May 07, 2013 on Celtics Life:
Now that the 2012-2013 season is over for the Celtics, it's time to start thinking about the draft. This year's crop of college players is nothing to write home about, but there are some who could be decent role players for years to come. Boston needs size and a guard who can handle the ball. Luckily, there are plenty of players like that to choose from. Here are some big men possibilities for the Celtics with the 16th overall pick. Jeff Withey – C, Kansas, 23, 6'11”, 240 lbs. Withey had a very nice senior year, averaging 13.7 ppg, 8.5 rpg and 3.9 bpg for the Jayhawks. He and his 7'3” wingspan would certainly be able to contribute right away on the defensive end. He is a little thin though and could have problems matching up with stronger big men. Mason Plumlee – C, Duke, 23, 6'11”, 245 lbs. Plumlee has a nice low-post game and is also an above-average post defender. He averaged 17.1 ppg and 10 rpg for the Blue Devils. While he probably won't ever be an...
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