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Boston Celtics plotting 'godfather' trade to move into NBA Draft top three

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The Boston Celtics weren't great last season as they stumbled to an early playoff exit out East.

They weren't terrible either, though, and, this has left them out of the running for the headline making picks at tonight's 2015 NBA Draft.

Plotting

Not satisfied with 16th spot at the Barclays Center there is a growing rumor that the Celtics are intent on gatecrashing the top end of the Draft, and are putting together a monster trade offer in an attempt to do so.

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Whilst their current roster talent and draft position may prohibit the Boston Celtics from moving right up to the very top of the draft board, at least two respected NBA reporters have spoken of the franchise's desire to do a deal with the Philadelphia 76ers at the number three spot should Jahlil Okafor fall that far.

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Giving up the goods

ESPN's Marc Stein added to the speculation, revealing that the package the Celtics are putting together would include highly rated point guard Marcus Smart.

The idea Okafor would fall beyond the Los Angeles Lakers are number two would have sounded unlikely less than 24 hours ago but there is now a strong theory that sees LA pick D'Angelo Russell, allowing the Duke star to become available to a wide array of teams.

Celtics GM Danny Ainge is thought to be so high on getting his hands on the hyped big man that he is considering packaging up Smart (one of 2014's better rookies) alongside a number of first-round picks in order to jump ahead of the New York Knicks who hold the four spot.

There are, of course, a number of scenarios which must play out for the Celtics to come away from tonight's drama with a deal on this stunning scale but, as we all know, anything can happen come draft night.

Just expect to see Ainge reaching for the phone a lot during tonight's broadcast.

NBA fans: What are your predictions for the 2015 Draft class, and who should your team pick? Have your say in the comments below...

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