The Boston Celtics may not make the playoffs this season, but they have managed to stand out in one important way: They currently sport one of the most Canadian rosters in league history.
But owner Wyc Grousbeck has yet to satiate his unquenchable lust for employing our friendly neighbors to the north. According to the New York Daily News' Kevin Armstrong, Grousbeck couldn't resist blurting out his 2014 draft fantasy at an event featuring NBA commissioner Adam Silver. To nobody's surprise, the Celtics' honcho is dreaming of Canadian prospect Andrew Wiggins:
Boston's ravenous campaign of gobbling up Canadian ballers like so many Tim Horton's donuts began in last year's draft, when the Celtics drafted center Kelly Olynyk with the No. 13 overall pick. Though he played his college ball at Gonzaga, Olynyk is a proud son of Canada. He was born in Ontario (Sportsman's paradise!) and attended high school in British Columbia. Also, "Kelly Olynyk" sounds more like a hockey name, when you really think about it.
Boston then acquired noted Québécois Joel Anthony in a three-team trade that sent non-Canadian Celtics MarShon Brooks and Jordan Crawford to the Golden State Warriors.