June 23, 2016, 3:23 pm
Dragan Bender is not under consideration for the Celtics with the third overall pick according to beat writer Mark Murphy.
Murphy is close to the team but it’s definitely smoke screen time so we’ll be watching how this goes. Marc Stein just reported that the Suns are giving increased consideration to Bender at No. 4 and that goes against a local report tying them closer to Marquese Chriss. Both teams could use big men but the push for Kris Dunn to move up the draft board has been strong lately. Buckle up.
Draft Rumble: Hearing Phoenix, presumed to be focused on Marquese Criss at No. 4, is giving increasing consideration to Dragan Bender there
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 23, 2016