Boston Celtics have reportedly targeted these four players as trade targets
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The Boston Celtics’ attempt to land a true playmaker with the No. 3 overall selection in the 2016 NBA Draft hasn’t come to fruition just yet.

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ESPN’s Marc Stein detailed Boston’s chase of Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler, Utah Jazz guard Gordon Hayward and Milwaukee Bucks teammates Khris Middleton and Jabari Parker.

On the other end of the spectrum, the Philadelphia 76ers are reportedly attempting to trade back into the top 5 after landing the top spot in the draft. The Celtics are a reported possible trade partner, as Philly is offering either Jahlil Okafor or Nerlens Noel.

With just over 24 hours head of the draft, expect talks to truly heat up.

Prashad is the Senior Content Editor for Cox Media Group's He considers Muhammad Ali, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce some of the all-time greats. Boston is TitleTown, in case you were wondering.
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