NBA Rumors: Celtics hosted these three draft prospects for workouts


The Indiana Pacers aren't the only thing on the Boston Celtics' minds this week.

As Celtics players and coaches prepare for Game 2 of their first-round series against the Pacers, their scouting department is hard at work preparing for the 2019 NBA Draft in June.

That preparation continued Monday, as Boston held a workout with a group of draft prospects that included North Carolina's Cameron Johnson, Mississippi State's Quinndary Weatherspoon and Virginia Tech's Justin Robinson, The Boston Globe's Adam Himmelsbach reported Monday night.

Johnson likely is the top prospect of that trio; at 6-foot-9, 210 pounds, the fifth-year senior hit 45.7 percent of his 3-pointers last season and can stretch the floor as a versatile wing.

Johnson projects as an early second-round or possible late first-round pick, while Weatherspoon and Robinson likely will be second-round selections or go undrafted.

Boston currently owns the 14th lottery position (via the Sacramento Kings) as well as the 20th and 22nd overall picks in the first round. It also has a 20.7 percent chance of landing the Memphis' Grizzlies' top-10 pick, which would give the C's an impressive four first-rounders to play with if they wanted to swing a draft night trade.

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