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Celtics owner implies team will keep No. 1 pick

Grousbeck says that the team will keep the #1 pick.
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There has been some talk that the Boston Celtics may look to move the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft for a superstar, but owner Wyc Grousbeck downplayed that notion after the team won the lottery.

Grousbeck noted that “it makes a lot of sense” to keep the pick instead of dealing it for an established superstar, citing salary as one reason.

The Celtics had apparently floated the pick back at the trade deadline but nothing came of it. They may at least gauge interest, but it sounds much more likely that they’ll keep it, with Markelle Fultz the most likely selection.

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