Well, here’s a surprise. (To me, if not to Iman Shumpert.) Ian Thomsen of Sports Illustrated has the Georgia Tech guard, whom I feared might not get drafted, going to the Boston Celtics with the 25th pick of Round 1.
(Let the record reflect that Mr. Thomsen — good writer, good guy — lives in Boston and knows the workings of the Celtics well.)
Also surprising: Thomsen has neither of Georgia’s early entries — Trey Thompkins and Travis Leslie — being taken in the first round. (The draft is June 23, FYI.)
If you’ve watched the mock drafts, you’ve noted that Thompkins, considered a lottery pick not long ago, has been sliding. NBAdraft.net still has him going in Round 1 — to the Celtics with the 25th pick, which I guess means Shumpert won’t be — and Matt Moore of CBS Sports makes Thompkins the final pick of the first round.