In a draft this deep, you'd be crazy if you didn't want to move up. That's certainly Danny Ainge's logic, as the President of Basketball Operations of the Boston Celtics told reporters on Wednesday that he is certainly interested in moving up in this Thursday's draft if the price is right. Boston currently has the No. 21 and No. 22 overall picks inthe first round.
Ainge: "I've said from the beginning this is a deep draft...I think it is worth trading up but it all depends on the price."— Boston Celtics (@celtics) June 27, 2012
Ainge also said that the Celtics have their prospect list in order (they better by now, right?), and that the team has not made any promises to anyone, contrary to reports that they had promised Royce White that they would draft him if he fell to Boston at the end of the first round.
#Celtics president Danny Ainge: As general rule do not make draft promises, have not made one this year.— Scott Souza (@scott_souza) June 27, 2012
The draft takes place on Thursday night in Newark, NJ.