2012 NBA Mock Draft: Chad Ford Projects Boston Celtics To Select Andrew Nicholson, Moe Harkless

The Boston Celtics are rumored to be interested in packaging their two first-round picks to move up in the 2012 NBA Draft.

If they don't, projects Chad Ford in his latest 2012 NBA Mock Draft, they could use the two picks to select Andrew Nicholson of St. Bonaventure and Moe Harkless of St. John's.


PICK TEAM PLAYER VITALS

Boston

Andrew Nicholson

Position: PF
Height: 6-foot-10
Weight: 234 pounds
Age: 22
School: St. Bonaventure

Analysis: Nicholson is another draft sleeper who may really rise with workouts. He's a big stretch 4 who has drawn some comparisons to David West. He would be another welcome addition to the Celtics' summer makeover.

PICK TEAM PLAYER VITALS

Boston (via Clippers)

Moe Harkless

Position: SF
Height: 6-foot-9
Weight: 207 pounds
Age: 19
School: St. John's

Analysis: The Celtics get a pretty safe pick with Nicholson at No. 21 and then roll the dice a bit with Harkless at No. 22. He's long and athletic and he can put the ball on the floor and get to the basket. If the team is going to start rebuilding, they'll need to nail a few of these late picks like they did with Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley.

The upcoming draft is critical to Boston's future, as the Celtics have only four players currently under contract for the 2012-13 season. Danny Ainge will certainly spend a considerable amount of time on his cell phone during the weeks leading up to the draft as he looks to position the Celtics for the future. But if the Celtics keep their two first-round picks, they would really benefit from finding a contributor or two.

For more on the Celtics, please be sure to check out our site Celtics Blog and SB Nation Boston for all the latest news and updates.

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