Marquis Daniels and Semih Erden could aid Boston draft deals.From ESPN draft guru Chad Ford:
The Celtics are open to moving out of the draft altogether if they can trade their pick for a young player. The Celtics have a $2.4 million trade exception that would allow them to take back a young player without having to send anything in return other than the 25th pick.
* Forsberg's thoughts: No surprise here. Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge and coach Doc Rivers tempered expectations Wednesday and Boston would undoubtedly prefer to move out and acquire a known commodity than role the dice with what's at No. 25. Plus, a lot of the guys the Celtics might be honing in on could be available into the second round, where the team could still maneuver into position to draft a player that slides. Boston has three trade exceptions available. The $2.4 million referenced above comes from the Marquis Daniels trade with Sacramento, while Boston also boasts exceptions from sending Semih Erden and Luke Harangody ($473,604 apiece) to Cleveland at the trade deadline.