After trading away their first two second-round picks for a lottery protected pick in 2019, the Celtics did end up making three second round selections.
With the 45th pick, they picked Demetrius Jackson, a point-guard from Notre Dame. Last year Jackson averaged 15.8 points and 4.7 assists per game for the Irish. Jackson was projected to be a first-round pick, so this could be considered a good value pick for the Celtics, but it will be difficult for Jackson to earn playing time on a roster that already features Isaiah Thomas, Marcus Smart, and Terry Rozier at the point guard position.
At 51, the C’s went with Ben Bentil, a 6’8” stretch forward from Providence. Bentil averaged 21.1 points and 7.7 rebounds last year as a junior. Bentil is a decent scorer, both from the outside and attacking the basket, but struggles as a rebounder and a defender.
With the 58th and final pick, the Celtics drafted Abdel Nader, a senior forward from Iowa State. It has been reported that Nader has agreed to play for the Maine Red Claws next year.