Monday, June 27, 2011

Celtics Draft Recap

The risk I take when I can't write like I did last Friday is that the Captain and his anti basketball policy is a little ridiculous, so of course he would leave out the NBA DRAFT/ CELTICS DRAFT recap or thoughts, so although it's a little old news at this point here it goes.

The Celtics had a talent fall into their laps at 25 in Providences Marshon Brooks. Brooks is a SG/SF that can score in bunches and he shoots from everywhere and doesn't play much defense. So when the Celtics grabbed him I thought this was a real good pick, then they immediately traded him to the New Jersey Nets for their 27th pick and next years 2nd round pick. With the 27th pick they picked up the JaJuan Johnson, the 6'10 PF from Purdue. and the more and more I thought about it, the more and more this pick was the best fit. He averaged 20 points, 8 boards and shot 80% from the line last year and also was a 1st team all american and won Big 10 defensive player of the year. He is what we have been talking about when referring how to inject life into the Celtics, long, athletic and can play above the rim, also him being a 4 year senior means he can be effective this year.

They also picked up E'Twuan Moore (sweet name) with their second pick, also from Purdue and is a "do everything" guard. But I won't get too happy about that pick as I often do and then they are nothing but D League players.

But back to Johnson, with Glen Davis likely gone, this guy will be an improvement over him. Danny found a good need player in the draft, Chad Ford gave them a A- so I guess that has to mean something.

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