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16. Boston Celtics (via Mavericks) : Timothe Luwawu (SG/SF-France)

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The Celtics have three first round picks and they will use at least one on a draft and stash.

Timothe Luwawu has a perimeter game that is NBA-ready but he’ll likely need one more year in Europe to develop into a premiere three-and-D wing.

17. Memphis Grizzlies : Tyler Ulis (PG-Kentucky)

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Tyler Ulis’ size is keeping him low in the first round, but he’s much more than an Earl Boykins comparison. Many think he could end up being the best Kentucky player in the draft.


Ulis has been lauded as the toughest player in the draft and the Grizzlies need assurance at point guard with Mike Conley‘s impending free agency.

18. Detroit Pistons : Domantas Sabonis (PF/C-Gonzaga)

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Domantas Sabonis, the son of NBA legend Arvydas Sabonis, is a great rebounder who can score in the post.

The Pistons were in the 27th percentile in points per possessions on post up plays as superstar center Andre Drummond struggles with his back to the basket.

Sabonis’ defense and jump shot need work but he’ll fit in well in Detroit.

I'm ESNY's Executive Editor for EliteSportsNY.com. I cover the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets. Email: chip.murphy@elitesportsny.com Chip Murphy covers the NBA for Elite Sports NY. You can find him on Twitter @ChipperMurphy.