Celtics projected to draft mid-major forward in 2023 NBA draft

The Boston Celtics are hard at work identifying talent in the range they will be selecting in the 2023 NBA draft, somewhere between 33rd and 35th pending the outcome of the draft lottery.

With that preparation come the analysts who project which teams will take what prospects. For example, For The Win’s Bryan Kalbrosky projects the Celtics will draft Pepperdine forward Maxwell Lewis. A 6-foot-7, 195-pound wing who be 20 years old on draft night, Lewis can put points on the board in a hurry.

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While his 3-point shot (34.8%) is not the strongest element of his game, he has a decent form and managed 17.1 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game for the Waves in 2022-23.

He is a bit turnover and foul prone due to tendencies to gamble on both ends, hinting at his competitive nature. He’ll need seasoning to convert some of that energy into good basketball at the next level.

With little in the way of competent wing depth that isn’t more of a bigger guard playing up a spot, the Las Vegas native seems like a solid option for Boston to consider if he is still around when the Celtics are on the clock.


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