Projected high lottery pick Scottie Barnes has reportedly interviewed with Celtics

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Per Michael Scotto of our sister site HoopsHype, the Boston Celtics have interviewed 2021 NBA draft prospect Scottie Barnes, who is projected to be a high lottery pick.

This is especially noteworthy given the Celtics do not currently possess any draft pick in this year’s first round never mind a lottery pick. Don’t get too excited, as it could simply be the Celtics doing due diligence on a player they’ve had their eye on for some time with some future deal in mind. But, it could also signal an interest in the team’s front office to get into the range Barnes is expected to be taken in.

A 6-foot-8 forward out of Florida State, Barnes was something of a point forward with the Seminoles, and that in itself is an intriguing skillset for a team sorely lacking in playmaking last season.

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While he would not necessarily be an impact player for some time in the unlikely event he did end up in Boston — particularly given the state of his 3-point shooting at 27.5% with the ‘Noles in 2020-21 — this is certainly a prospect to keep tabs on given Boston’s evident interest.

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