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2011 NBA Draft: Pitt's Gilbert Brown Could Be A Celtic

Pitt's Gilbert Brown wasn't drafted, but by all indications, if the NBA lockout ends in time for basketball next season, he could be headed to the Boston Celtics.

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Brown got a call pretty quickly after the conclusion of the draft from Celtics' GM Danny Ainge. Ainge seems very interested in bringing him in for a tryout:

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Boston is not the only team interested in bringing Brown to training camp. Phoenix and a few others have reached out, but Brown is leaning toward the Celtics because of the 30-minute conversation he had with Ainge early Friday morning.

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"He really encouraged me," Brown said. "He told me I could be the Wesley Matthews of this draft. Of all the teams I worked out for, Danny was the most excited to have me in. He really feels like I can make their team and contribute the first year. He was really confident in my ability. He felt like I stood out in my workout."

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If there's no season due to a lockout, Brown could also be headed overseas to Germany until the NBA resumes play.

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Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.