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2012 NBA Mock Draft: Boston Celtics Linked To Quincy Miller

Quincy Miller is one of the biggest wildcards in the draft, as there's still no consensus among the mock drafts as to where the Baylor freshman will end up.

In Jonathan Givony's latest mock draft for Yahoo! Sports, the DraftExpress founder has the Boston Celtics pulling the trigger on Miller at No. 21:

Quincy Miller: SF, 19, 6-10, 219, Baylor, Fresh.

The Celtics are ushering in a new era, with a big chunk of their roster entering free agency and considerable cap room opening up. Celtics president Danny Ainge has never had a problem swinging for the fences for a talented prospect with significant long-term upside. Miller fits that description.

Ainge has a proven eye for talent and he's not afraid to buck the draft consensus if he likes a player. In the 2010 draft, he took Texas SG Avery Bradley after an inconsistent freshman season much like the one Miller had for the Bears, and Bradley has become a long-term starter and building block despite his inability to dominate at the college level.

Boston, one of the most well-run organizations in the NBA, would be an excellent landing spot for Miller, where he could learn from an All-NBA SF in Paul Pierce.

It's been widely rumored that the Celtics have made a promise to Iowa State PF Royce White with one of their first-round picks, and a front-court duo of Miller and White, while unorthodox, would be deadly.

For more coverage on Baylor's NBA draft prospects, stay tuned to the SB Nation Dallas storystream and Our Daily Bears.

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