According to Kurt Helin of NBC Sports, the Boston Celtics might be working on a humongous deal to offer the Sixers if Jahlil Okafor falls to the third pick.
The Los Angeles Lakers seem to be the key team in this draft that could cause a lot of chaos. There are tons and tons of rumors going around for every person that the Lakers could choose at number two. One of these things that could happen deals with the Celtics.
The Celtics have been very active leading up to the draft and they seem to want Jahlil Okafor very badly. If he happens to drop past the Lakers and down to the Sixers, then the Celtics are prepared to offer a “monster” deal to Philly. Brian Windhorst of ESPN had this to say via CSNNE.com:
The Celtics are prepared to make a “Godfather”trade offer to the Philadelphia 76ers if Duke’s Jahlil Okafor should slip to the No. 3 spot tonight in the NBA Draft, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported on “SportsCenter” Thursday morning….
Windhorst said NBA executives that he’s talked to think Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge will make “a Godfather offer” – one that can’t be refused – to the Sixers for Okafor. Windhorst mentioned Celtics point guard Marcus Smart being included in the offer.
Everyone knows the Sixers want a guard to add to their big man duo of Nerlens Noel and Joel Embiid. The inclusion of Marcus Smart could be a huge chip in this deal. The fact that Danny Ainge is ready to make this kind of offer makes it seem like this draft could be even more fun than everyone expected it to be.