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Mar 27, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Arizona Wildcats forward Aaron Gordon (11) dunks the ball past San Diego State Aztecs forward Matt Shrigley (40) during the second half in the semifinals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

6. Boston Celtics – Aaron Gordon, Arizona

Pick made by Richard Spalding

Editor for Boston Celtic’s FanSided Site, Hardwood Houdini

With the Jazz picking up Vonleh, and with Dante Exum already off the board, Boston has to choose between Julius Randle, who has a NBA-ready post game, or Aaron Gordon, an athletic freak who can defend virtually every position on the floor.  It’s a risk, but Gordon has a huge ceiling and too much potential on both sides of the floor to ignore.  His offense may be limited to put-back and alley oops, but with Rajon Rondo running the point Gordon could wind up becoming the East Coast version of Blake Griffin.  He’s a project, but one that should reap huge long-term dividends for the Celtics.