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Andy Miller, the agent for Iowa State product Royce White, has shut down White’s predraft workouts, leading to speculation that he has a draft promise. The Celtics, who own the 21st and 22d picks, are interested in White but are not believed to have made the promise. White’s stock has dropped because of reports of an anxiety disorder. Another player who has dropped is Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger, because of a potential back issue. Sullinger, who has lost weight from his beefy frame, may actually fall into the Celtics’ hands, which would be to their delight. By the way, the Celtics asked Sullinger who the toughest player he faced in college was, and he told them JaJuan Johnson, who played against Sullinger while at Purdue.
Is it July 1 yet? Because I need some real news.
Gary Washburn suspects the Celtics did not make a draft promise to White, while Celtics Town’s Jay King has a source who says they did.
Was this a blood pact witnessed by the devil? Because I’m pretty sure a promise means squat in the NBA. (Here’s a link to a White highlight reel if you don’t know much about his game.)
The Sullinger tidbit is interesting. He was projected as a top 10 pick until news surfaced about his troublesome back. I guess Danny isn’t overly concerned.
All this talk about drafting power forwards has me wondering about JaJuan Johnson. Are the Celtics still high on him?
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