NBA Draft: FanSided Editor’s Mock Draft

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Apr 7, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Kentucky Wildcats guard/forward James Young (1) reacts to scoring against the Connecticut Huskies in the second half during the championship game of the Final Four in the 2014 NCAA Mens Division I Championship tournament at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

17. 17.Boston Celtics – James Young, Kentucky

Pick made by Rich Spalding

Editor for the Boston Celtics’ FanSided Site, Hardwood Houdini

With the 17th pick, the Boston Celtics select James Young.  Young’s mix of size and athleticism will combine to make him a potent threat on offense, as he can shoot over smaller two-guards and finish at the rim in transition.  Defensively, he is a work in progress, but with the Celtics in rebuild mode and with Brad Stevens in charge, Boston has time to let this young stud cook.