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Boston Celtics eye wonderkid Dante Exum in NBA draft

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The NFL draft has come and gone and now it is time for the NBA's version of the extravaganza to take over.

The rumour mill is heating up and the Boston Celtics are the team that have are the first name off the long list of franchises eyeing up their man.

The combine is taking place this week in Chicago, and despite the fact that top players like Jabari Parker, Joel Embiid and Andrew Wiggins won't be in attendance, the fourth best talent on the board is present and correct and many teams have taken a keen eye to him.

None more so than the Celtics, who according to CSN's Celtics reporter are "really big" on Dante Exum.

The Australian point guard is an exciting prospect as he didn't play college ball in the States, choosing to stay in his native homeland instead before declaring for the draft.

Exum is a really interesting prospect not only because of ability but his measurables as well. The 18-year old plays the one spot at 6ft 6in and a wingspan of nearly 6ft 10 inches.

With height and length like that the youngster could easily transition into the two guard spot if need be. ESPN has him ranked as the number one point guard while Draft Express has him as the fourth best player in 2014.

The Celtics taking him would be a story though. They already have All-Star Rajon Rondo, one of the best Point men in the league, and this does nothing to quell the rumors that he is set to be traded out of TD Bank Garden.

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