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Old 06-23-2012, 03:25 PM   #1
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Default A look at draft prospect Will Barton

ESPN Boston:

It's unclear where Ray Allen stands with the Celtics right now, but should he opt to play elsewhere next season, the Celtics will want to try and fill that scoring void at the shooting guard spot and Barton might not be a bad candidate. Barton enters the draft as an accomplished scorer, with the ability to knock down shots from virtually everywhere on the floor. What's more, Barton seems pretty devoted to getting to the free throw line as often as he can, and he isn't afraid to mess around in the paint. We've been noting throughout this draft profile series that the Celtics need to consider adding a player or two who can legitimately score the ball, and discussing Barton seems a good time to reiterate that point. Perhaps not 100 percent NBA-ready right now, Barton could take some time to develop a bit (maybe earn a stint with the now-Celtics-run Maine Red Claws?) and turn into a reliable scorer in the league.
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