NBA Draft Rumors: Dragan Bender To Work Out For Celtics, Two Other Teams


There’s little doubt Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram will be the first two picks in the 2016 NBA Draft, but the choice become less clear at No. 3, which is where the Boston Celtics happen to be.

One of the names that keeps being mentioned at No. 3, though, is Dragan Bender, who currently plays for Maccabi Tel Aviv in Israel. A previous report said the Celtics are one of two teams that have seen the 7-foot-1 center play live in Israel, and they reportedly loved what they saw.

It turns out that won’t be the only time the C’s will see Bender before the draft, as the Croatian has scheduled workouts in the United States with Boston, a source told Bleacher Report and Basketball Insiders’ David Pick. Bender also has workouts planned with the Phoenix Suns and Minnesota Timberwolves, according to Pick’s source.

So get your Dragan Bender puns ready, Boston, because he appears to be a real candidate to wear green next season.

Thumbnail photo via Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports Images

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