NBA Draft rumors: Celtics interested in trading up to No. 4

Arnold Nichols
June 20, 2019

It's a three player draft this year with Zion Williamson, Ja Morant, and R.J. Barrett.

Williamson and Barrett led Duke to a 32-6 record and an appearance in the Elite Eight, where they fell to Michigan State.

He left the program after averaging 16.2 points per game on 53.7 percent shooting from the field and 47.8 percent from three in those contests but, despite the small sample size, his game has been compared to two-time MVP Stephen Curry. There's a possibility they could trade the fourth overall pick in the 2019 draft they just got from the Lakers, and that is a great idea.

"We like to celebrate for each other, so whenever one of us gets it done, you'll probably see the other one in the background jumping just as high as him".


The New York Knicks have declined a recent trade offer that would have sent the No. 3 overall draft pick to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for the eighth and 10th picks, a source told ESPN's Jonathan Givony.

As ESPN's Malika Andrews reports, the Pelicans now hold the No. 4 pick, which they acquired from the Lakers, and are said to be receiving significant interest in it.

New Orleans finished 2018-19 with a 33-49 record and missed the playoffs for the third time in four seasons.

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