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Report: Ainge ‘Aggressively’ Trying To Get Into Lottery

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Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) – With the NBA Draft less than 12 hours away, Danny Ainge is trying to work some magic.

The Celtics own two first rounders — 21st and 22nd — but according to Yahoo! Sports, Ainge is trying aggressively to move up into the late lottery.

Read: Celtics Draft Preview

The late lottery means picks 10-14, owned by New Orleans, Portland, Houston, Phoenix and Milwaukee, respectively.

Interestingly, Austin Rivers (Doc’s son) is expected to be selected in that area. However, the Celtics would be much more likely to pick a big man like UNC’s Tyler Zeller or Illinois’ Meyers Leonard — both seven-foot centers.

NBA Draft: Twitter Wall

Ainge will leave no stone unturned to try to make his team better, so nothing should surprise Celtics fans.

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