2012 NBA Draft: Celtics Could Consider Moving Up

The Boston Celtics are going to have to make some decisions when it comes to NBA free agency and could need a contingency plan if the team loses Ray Allen. Even if Allen returns, Boston could consider moving up in the first-round of the 2012 NBA Draft, according to Mark Murphy of The Boston Herald.

Regardless of whether Ray Allen returns - a good question both in the minds of the player and the team - the Celtics have to get younger and more athletic on the wing. The Celtics, with the 21st and 22nd picks in the first round, aren't currently in line for a Cadillac scorer. But they have hinted at a desire to move up.

Murphy mentions that two of the players Boston could be targeting are North Carolina's Harrison Barnes and Washington's Terrence Ross. There is also a mention that the Celtics could consider head coach Doc Rivers' son, Austin Rivers, who has impressed scouts through his workouts.

For more on the Celtics, head over to CelticsBlog. Stay tuned to SB Nation's NBA hub for more news surrounding the 2012 NBA Draft.

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