The Boston Celtics did not win Tuesday's NBA draft lottery. Instead, they moved back one slot to the sixth pick. The team didn't walk out with their best-case scenario in the fold, but the pool of talent in this field still makes where they're picking quite ideal.
Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker and Joel Embiid will be off the board, but here are five talented prospects who could still be available for Boston to choose from. They may not be franchise-altering pieces, but a few of these players have All-Star Games etched out in their future.
Here's what Celtics general manager Danny Ainge said to The Boston Globe's Gary Washburn shortly after the results were revealed:
It was a little disappointing, we were hopeful for something better. I don’t think anyone’s going to come in and change the face of our franchise out of the gate but I do think there’s some good quality in this draft. This isn’t much different than ’07 [when the Celtics picked fifth]. There’s less value in the sixth pick than the one or two or three picks, but we’re still going to make the best choice.
Here they are, ranked by Boston's presumed interest level.