Every year there are a handful of NBA prospects who see their draft stock skyrocket or plummet with their performance in the NCAA tournament. With two picks in the first round this summer, the Boston Celtics will need to pay close attention to March Madness.
Like all interested parties, the Celtics will be evaluating the play of top players like Jabari Parker, Joel Embiid and Andrew Wiggins. However, those three are doubtful to slip out of the top three picks. No matter what happens in March, barring injury, they will likely go No. 1, 2, 3 in some order.
Boston will have to keep its eyes trained on a few other prospects who could rise or fall significantly with their play and their overall team success.
Right now, the Celtics have major needs at the center position. Beyond that, there may be a whole at shooting guard, depending on Avery Bradley's restricted free agency, and small forward, depending on Danny Ainge's faith in Jeff Green moving forward.
Players in those positions will be auditioning for the Celtics over the next month.