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3. Boston Celtics — Joel Embiid, C, Kansas

Jan 18, 2014; Lawrence, KS, USA; Kansas Jayhawks center Joel Embiid (21) dunks the ball against Oklahoma State Cowboys guard Markel Brown (22) in the second half at Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas won 80-78. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

A dream selection for the Celtics at number three. The biggest missing piece to getting back to traditional Boston ball is a true post presence. Embiid might be the best offensive center drafted in the last decade. His offensive game is a throwback and the Celtics hope he can become a resemblance of legendary big man Bill Russell.