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Celtics Reportedly Targeting 1 Player In Major NBA Draft Trade

Danny Ainge of the Boston Celtics.

WALTHAM, MA - SEPTEMBER 26: General manager Danny Ainge of the Boston Celtics speaks with the media during Boston Celtics Media Day on September 26, 2016 in Waltham, Massachusetts. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)

The Boston Celtics are reportedly attempting to make a move toward the top of tonight's NBA Draft, targeting a specific player.

Boston, which is likely to lose Kyrie Irving in free agency this summer, is reportedly targeting his potential replacement at the top of the draft.

Darius Garland, the five-star point guard who was injured for most of his freshman season at Vanderbilt, is a focus for the Celtics.

The Boston Globe reports that the Celtics are trying to trade up to get him.

Firstly, Ainge is trying to move up in this draft, targeting Vanderbilt point guard Darius Garland, the poster player for this mercurial draft. Garland played five games last season, a total of 139 minutes, because of a knee injury, and he decided to declare for the draft.

Garland has been compared with Portland’s Damian Lillard and could become a franchise cornerstone, but then again the sample size is small.

Boston has three first round picks this year (14,20, 22) and will likely try to package them together to move up.

However, this is considered to be a pretty top-heavy draft and teams up top likely aren't willing to trade down for more picks.

The NBA Draft is set to begin at 7 p.m. E.T.

It'll be on ESPN.