Report: Celtics’ attempt to trade No. 3 pick rejected by multiple teams
The Celtics have been trying to trade their No. 3 pick in advance of Thursday’s NBA draft, but have been rejected by multiple teams, ESPN’s Marc Stein reports.
The four players the Celtics are reportedly most interested in acquiring via trade are Bulls guard Jimmy Butler, Jazz guard Gordon Hayward, Bucks forward Jabari Parker and Bucks guard Khris Middleton.
All three teams have reportedly shown no interest in trading those players.
The 76ers reportedly offered to work out a deal with the Celtics, but Boston has not accepted their proposal of a trade including Jahlil Okafor or Nerlens Noel.
SI’s latest mock draft has the Celtics picking Dragan Bender with the No. 3 selection, but ESPN’s sources say the team has given no indication of which prospect it plans to take.
The NBA draft will be held at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday in New York.