Celtics looking to move up into top four of draft

Danny Ainge of the Celtics says winning the NBA title is the goal, not winning the East.

The Boston Celtics took the Cleveland Cavaliers for seven games in the Eastern Conference Finals, with star point guard Kyrie Irving and forward Gordon Hayward injured and not being able to play.

Even though Irving and Hayward are on track to begin next season with the core that pushed LeBron James & Co. to a winner-take-all-game, the Celtics are doing anything but standing pat, according to a report by Jared Weiss, Celtics writer for The Athletic.

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge is apparently willing to dig into his deep war chest of draft capital in an effort to move up in tonight’s NBA draft. As of the time of this writing, Boston holds only the 27th overall selection in the draft.