Your Morning Dump… Where it’s never too early for a mock draft


Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.

Celtics’ forecast record: 29-53 | 8.8 percent to win lottery

Analysis: Forget for a second that Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge and Parker are both Mormon and Ainge has been an informal advisor to Parker in the past. He’s actually a great fit for the Celtics. With a super-skilled frontcourt of Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk, and an athletic backcourt of Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley, Parker fits great in between — especially for Celtics fans who aren’t sold on Jeff Green as the Celtics’ future. Parker could be the second coming of Carmelo Anthony as a scorer, with an even better approach.

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If you thought we jumped the gun on starting lineup talk yesterday, you’re going to love this draft forecast 10 months before draft day.

Chad Ford has the Celtics selecting Jabari Parker with the 5th pick. I think they’ll be better than 29-53, but I had them winning the championship last season.

Scouts think Parker is a real stud. A franchise cornerstone type player. For a summary of his game, check out this scouting report.

And in case you missed this yesterday, watch this KG interview in China. KWAPT’s connections in the Far East continue to deliver scoops.

The rest of the links:

ESPN Boston – Countdown to camp: Goodbye D? | Sole Collector – Rondo to ditch Nike for Anta? | Nets Daily – Ainge’s amnesia