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NBA Mock Draft: Boston Celtics Select Christian Wood from UNLV

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SB Nation's NBA Network conducted a mock draft with bloggers from each team site making or trading "their" team's pick. We continue with the next pick in the 2015 NBA Mock Draft, with CelticsBlog selecting Christian Wood of UNLV.

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NBA Mock Draft Pick #28 -- Christian Wood, Forward, UNLV

SB Nation's Celtics blog, known as CelticsBlog, explains the pick:

With two picks in the first round (and more to come in the 2nd) the Celtics are fond of taking a gamble on the 28th pick. The upside of Wood with his length and athleticism is worth rolling the dice on. The downside is that he's still very raw and apparently hasn't had the greatest workouts (questions about his focus and motor are always a red flag). Still, he's got the tools to be a plus rebounder and shot blocker and maybe even a good shooter. The Celtics should be able to give him the right environment and coaching to maximize his potential over time. Like all the Celtics picks (and players), this pick could be moved in a trade sooner or later.

1) Minnesota Timberwolves: KARL-ANTHONY TOWNS

2) Los Angeles Lakers: JAHLIL OKAFOR

3) Phoenix Suns (via Philadelphia 76ers): D'ANGELO RUSSELL

4) New York Knicks: JUSTISE WINSLOW


6) Philadelphia 76ers (via Sacramento Kings): MARIO HEZONJA

7) Denver Nuggets: EMMANUEL MUDIAY

8) Boston Celtics (via Detroit Pistons): KRISTAPS PRIZINGIS

9) Utah Jazz (via Charlotte Hornets): MYLES TURNER

10) Philadelphia 76ers (via Miami Heat): STANLEY JOHNSON

11) Indiana Pacers: CAMERON PAYNE

12) Utah Jazz: DEVIN BOOKER

13) Miami Heat (from the 76ers via the Phoenix Suns): FRANK KAMINSKY

14) Oklahoma City Thunder: KELLY OUBRE

15) Atlanta Hawks: BOBBY PORTIS

16) Detroit Pistons (via Boston Celtics): JUSTIN ANDERSON

17) Phoenix Suns (via Milwaukee Bucks): MONTREZL HARRELL

18) Houston Rockets: JERIAN GRANT

19) Milwaukee Bucks (via Washington Wizards): KEVON LOONEY


21) Dallas Mavericks: R.J. HUNTER

22) Utah Jazz (via Chicago Bulls): TREY LYLES

23) Portland Trail Blazers: ROBERT UPSHAW

24) Milwaukee Bucks (via Cleveland Cavaliers): TYUS JONES

25) Memphis Grizzlies SAM DEKKER

26) San Antonio Spurs: NIKOLA MILUTINOV

27) Los Angeles Lakers: RASHAD VAUGHN

28) Boston Celtics: CHRISTIAN WOOD

29) Brooklyn Nets

30) Golden State Warriors