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 17. Boston Celtics

Zach LaVine, SG, UCLA

Feb 19, 2014; Berkeley, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins guard Zach LaVine (14) goes up for the shot against the California Golden Bears during the second half at Haas Pavilion. The UCLA Bruins defeated the California Golden Bears 86-66. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

He’s climbing up draft boards and is a perfect fit for the Celtics, who have plenty of questions at shooting guard. At the beginning of the draft process, nobody would of thought that LaVine would be the first UCLA Bruin off the board.

Yet it’s his athletic ability and shooting range that have many teams raving about what he can do on the court.

It’s going to take some time for him to blossom, but LaVine possesses everything you look for in a superstar. Yet he still needs a lot of time to develop.

Truth of the matter is the Celtics are one of the most inefficient offensive teams in the league. LaVine struggles near the basket to finish and doesn’t get to the free throw line to avenge his missed attempts. That’s something he’ll need to work on.

He reminds me of Jeff and Gerald Green. A ton of athleticism, he just needs the right coach to teach him the game.

Brad Stevens could be just the right guy.