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Report: Celtics expressed interest in second pick
Posted By Jessica Camerato On June 9, 2009 @ 11:58 am In General | 3 Comments
The Memphis Commercial Appeal  has reported the Boston Celtics  have expressed interest in acquiring the second pick in the 2009 NBA Draft from the Memphis Grizzlies . No word on what, if anything, had been offered in exchange. The Houston Rockets  and New York Knicks  have also approached the Grizzlies regarding the pick, according to the report.
Spanish guard Ricky Rubio  is the projected second pick behind Oklahoma forward Blake Griffin . Once the Grizzlies drew their pick in the Draft Lottery, buzz began surrounding Rubio’s disinterest in playing in Memphis. However Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace met with Rubio’s agent, Dan Fegan, and had a ‘cordial meeting,’ according to the Commercial Appeal.
Rubio is not the guaranteed second pick, though. To start, the Grizzlies already have a young point guard in Mike Conley  Jr. and have not committed to drafting Rubio. Secondly, Rubio still has to pay a multi-million dollar buyout from DVK Joventut before he plays anywhere in the NBA. And there are still other attractive prospects out there. According to several mock drafts, center Hasheem Thabeet (UConn), guard James Harden  (Arizona State), and forward Jordan Hill  (Arizona) round out the top five projected picks.
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 Memphis Commercial Appeal: http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2009/jun/09/griz-expect-rubio-visit-for-workout/
 Boston Celtics: http://media.weei.com/basketball/boston-celtics.htm
 Memphis Grizzlies: http://media.weei.com/basketball/memphis-grizzlies.htm
 Houston Rockets: http://media.weei.com/basketball/houston-rockets.htm
 New York Knicks: http://media.weei.com/basketball/new-york-knicks.htm
 Ricky Rubio: http://media.weei.com/basketball/ricky-rubio.htm
 Blake Griffin: http://media.weei.com/basketball/blake-griffin.htm
 Mike Conley: http://media.weei.com/basketball/mike-conley.htm
 James Harden: http://media.weei.com/basketball/james-harden.htm
 Jordan Hill: http://media.weei.com/basketball/jordan-hill.htm
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