6. Boston Celtics – Aaron Gordon (F), Arizona
(Picked by Rich Spalding at Hardwood Houdini)
Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Arizona Wildcats forward Aaron Gordon (11) high-fives teammates during player introductions before the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament against the Wisconsin Badgers at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
With the Jazz picking up Vonleh, and with Dante Exum already off the board, Boston has to choose between Julius Randle, who has a NBA-ready post game, or Aaron Gordon, an athletic freak who can defend virtually every position on the floor. It’s a risk, but Gordon has a huge ceiling and too much potential on both sides of the floor to ignore. His offense may be limited to put-back and alley oops, but with Rajon Rondo running the point Gordon could wind up becoming the East Coast version of Blake Griffin. He’s a project, but one that should reap huge long-term dividends for the Celtics.