Posted June 22, 2012

Report: Celtics have promised to take Iowa State’s Royce White at No. 21

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Chad Ford of ESPN.com tweets that Iowa State forward Royce White has canceled his remaining workouts (White’s agent confirms this) in advance of next week’s NBA Draft, which usually means that the player has a promise to be taken at a certain slot.

Ford guessed that the Boston Celtics (picks 21 and 22) or the Atlanta Hawks (pick 23) could be the interested party, and then offered something stronger:

But SI.com’s Sam Amick is hearing otherwise:

In his latest mock draft, Amick has White going to the Denver Nuggets just ahead of the Celtics and Hawks, at No. 20.

White’s well-documented fear of flying evidently isn’t going to keep the multi-talented big man out of the first round.