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The Celtics Are Reportedly Considering A Big NBA Draft Trade

Brad Stevens clasping his hands on the Celtics bench.

BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 4: Brad Stevens of the Boston Celtics looks on during the second half against the Minnesota Timberwolves at TD Garden on January 5, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Timberwolves 91-84. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Few NBA teams have been more active moves-wise than the Boston Celtics over the last year or so. It doesn't appear like that will change anytime soon. Boston, armed with future assets, is reportedly considering making a big NBA Draft trade.

The Boston Celtics, according to reports, are considering trading up in tonight's NBA Draft. It seems like the Celtics might be able to jump into the top five.

NBA reporter Jared Weiss reports that Boston is considering jumping into the top four. Both Memphis and Atlanta are reportedly thinking about trading back.

"Hearing from league sources that the Celtics are registering interest in moving up into the top 4 with the '19 Kings pick and future Memphis pick in their arsenal, but would likely want to find a third team to take on the Parsons contract and a pick for their troubles," Weiss reports.

The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor added that Boston is considered a dark-horse candidate to trade up to No. 3. The Hawks are reportedly very interested in taking Trae Young, and selecting him at No. 3 would probably be a reach, so perhaps a trade is in the works. "Teams are exploring deals with the Hawks for the no. 3 pick with the hope of moving up to select Luka Doncic or Mo Bamba, per league sources. Hearing interested teams are the Bulls, Knicks, Magic, Clippers and Mavs. The Celtics are a dark horse," O'Connor added.

ESPN's Ryen Russillo tweeted that Atlanta "really wants" Young.

Buckle in, folks. It seems like there's going to be a lot of movement over the next 12 hours or so.

The 2018 NBA Draft is set to begin at 7 p.m. E.T. It will be televised on ESPN.