If Boston doesn't move up in the draft lottery, there's a good chance the Celtics will wind up with a pick somewhere in the 5-7 range, an area of the draft where big men like Julius Randle, Aaron Gordon and Noah Vonleh are projected to be picked.

Of the three, Randle is probably the one most likely to be off the board by the time the Celtics pick, if they do in fact end up drafting somewhere between 5-7. But with a number of young power forward types already on the Celtics' roster, from Kelly Olynyk to Jared Sullinger, would the other two -- Gordon or Vonleh -- make sense as potential draft targets? According to ESPN Insider Kevin Pelton, one does more than the other.

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Kevin Garnett would be the first to tell you that anything is possible, but when it comes to the 19-year veteran playing additional minutes now that it's playoff time, that's not in the plans. At least for now.

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Had Michigan big man Mitch McGary entered the 2013 NBA draft, there's a chance he could have been selected somewhere in the back half of the lottery. That's how much his stock rose following his impressive play in the NCAA tournament last spring when the Wolverines advanced all the way to the championship game.

Now, following a sophomore season essentially lost to a back injury (he played only 197 minutes), McGary is a big question mark. A spot in the first round would very much be in doubt if he elected to go pro, a decision he still must make, but the back injury is only one of several factors working against the high-effort power forward/center.

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I remember the first time I watched Isaiah Austin's high school mix tape on YouTube. The long, athletic big man who went on to play two years at Baylor had the look of a future star, with size, skill and athleticism all mixed into one.

Once regarded as a sure first-rounder, the luster has since worn off Austin a bit for several reasons: 1) his penchant for drifting out to the perimeter, 2) his lack of rebounding. For someone listed at 7-foot-1, that's a skill set that doesn't often translate at the NBA level.

So now that Austin is officially entering the 2014 NBA draft, where can we expect him to hear his name called in June? Here's our own Chad Ford with the latest on that.

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Will Jazz look at Quin Snyder? 

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The search for a new head coach has begun in Utah and many names have already been mentioned as possible candidates for the job. Wednesday, ESPN.com's Marc Stein added another name to the list.

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Agent Zero making NBA comeback? 

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There's some buzz on Thursday that Gilbert Arenas is intent on making another NBA comeback attempt.

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Why Melo is not a max player? 

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Carmelo Anthony, should he exercise his ETO (Early Termination Option) by late June, is eligible to sign for up to five years and $129,135,806 with the New York Knicks and $95,897,372 over four years with another team as a 2014 free agent. Anthony and his agent will be seeking those amounts, however they are likely going to be turned down by the teams that interest them. In fact, Knicks president Phil Jackson made his opinion known on Wednesday that Anthony needs to accept a lot less money if he wants to stay with New York.

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Otto Porter: I belong in this league 

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The Washington Wizards had the No. 3 selection in the 2013 NBA draft and chose Otto Porter Jr. His season was limited to just 37 regular season games due to injuries and the depth the team has at small forward. Porter Jr. probably won't see any action in the playoffs unless a game turns into a blowout. Despite the difficult season, his teammates see a lot of potential in the youngster.

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Grueling summer ahead for Jared Sullinger 

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Forward/center Jared Sullinger had his season-ending meeting with head coach Brad Stevens last week and will have a very busy summer spending most of it in the gym improving his conditioning.

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Jeff Green on the block? 

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The Boston Celtics just finished the first year of their rebuild and this offseason will keep president of basketball operations Danny Ainge very busy as he sets up the roster moving forward. Plenty of the players won't return and one who might be shopped is forward Jeff Green.

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Patrick Beverley's right knee 

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Patrick Beverley's right knee is not completely healthy after he sprained it on Sunday, however there is no structural damage and he can't hurt it more than what it is, according to his agent.

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Pacers downplay reported altercation 

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Reports, including one from ESPN.com's Marc Stein on Wednesday, claimed Evan Turner and Lance Stephenson got into a fistfight the day before Game 1 against the Atlanta Hawks. There was an incident, however all parties tried to downplay the the altercation.

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Flip won't coach Wolves 

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There has been some speculation that Flip Saunders might decide to take over the head coach duties, but on Wednesday the Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations pretty much ruled out that move.

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Will teams wait on Vogel? 

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ESPN reported on Wednesday that Frank Vogel is now "coaching for his job" following Indiana's stunning second-half dropoff and early struggles in the first round of the playoffs. Surprising? A bit, considering that Vogel was a Coach of the Year candidate earlier in the season, but when a good team underperforms for several months in a row no coach can avoid the "hot seat" chatter.

ESPN's Marc Stein explained the severity of the situation a day after Indiana's Game 2 win over Atlanta, which knotted the series at 1-1. "Based on everything I'm hearing, it's going to take more than just getting out of this series to kind of ease the pressure on Frank Vogel," he said.

Here's a look at what this could mean in the weeks and months ahead for other teams around the league.

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This is obviously a very subjective question, but it's one many have been talking about since the moment Jabari Parker stepped foot on the court at Duke this past season -- who is his closest NBA comparison?

Names like Luol Deng, Paul Pierce and Carmelo Anthony have commonly been linked to Parker, and on Wednesday ESPN's NBA draft expert Chad Ford weighed in on the topic.

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