The guy I want in this class is Wendell Carter. I could see Ainge using our pick to trade down, bag Carter and get yet another asset.
If the Cs land the Lakers pick 2-5 I would be shocked to see him trade down. Carter is a very interesting prospect who should be a really solid pro. He just isnt at the level of the players projected to go in the top 5. Ainge has proven in the past (Rozier pick) that he will go with talent over fit and trading down for Carter would be a fit move.
I will say that along the same lines as this threads title I wouldn't be surprised to see DA use future assets, the Cs own pick this year, and maybe Yabu to get Carter. He and Jackson both fit a need on the roster and could be developed into key future contributors.
I could see Ainge trading down from 5 if the top 4 are Bagley, Doncic, Ayton, and Bamba, and Porterís medicals are concerning (or cause him to drop out of the draft). Trae Young seems like a kid some team would love to jump up to get, but at the same time another team might be more concerned about his ability to translate to the NBA. If a team in the 7-10 range were one of the former and Ainge is one of the latter, then itís not impossible. Thereís a lot of ifs in that paragraph though, and I wouldnít expect him to trade out of the top 4.
As for Carter, Iím a huge fan. If he were picked at 5 I would call it an overdraft, but also defensible. Iíd love to trade our 2018 pick, the better of the Clippers pick and our 2019 pick, and Yabusele to get him. Canít see it happening, realistically, but I can hope.