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Who Can Boston Celtics Draft to Replace Aging Stars?

Ethan Sherwood StraussNBA Lead WriterJune 21, 2012

The Celtics have a lot of work to do, especially if they are to lose Kevin Garnett or Ray Allen. Both are free agents this season, and while they may be inclined to return to Boston, they're just as likely to leave or hang it up for good.  

So, though Boston picks late (selections 21 and 22) in the 2012 draft, the draft is paramount for them.

This isn't a bad position, actually, as this particular class is deep and unpredictable. You might be more comfortable selecting whichever players fall past 20 than trying to suss out who's great at No. 10. 

Since an Allen and/or Garnett departure would make Boston shooting-deficient, they should look to take a net-shredder like the unheralded Doron Lamb. Lamb's sweet stroke has been overlooked, largely because he plays with such talented teammates at Kentucky.

Speaking of Kentucky, Terrence Jones may be able to help out at power forward, should KG leave. The mercurial Jones is talent-laden, and an established organization may help wring the most out of his potential.

The same can be said for Royce White, the point forward whom everyone just might take a chance on. 

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