Jaylen Brown dons a Celtics cap Thursday after being chosen by the Celtics. (Jerry Lai/USA Today Sports)Now the real work begins for Danny Ainge.



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The NBA draft is over and Celtics fans seem decidedly mixed on the selection of Cal forward Jaylen Brown. But don’t take our word for it. We want to hear from you. Did Danny Ainge make the right move?

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WEEI

The headphones were probably a good idea for Jaylen Brown.</p>
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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. 

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Sam Packard

As first reported by ESPN, the Celtics have traded the 31st and 35th pick of the 2016 NBA Draft to the Memphis Grizzlies for the Los Angeles Clippers first-round pick in 2019, which the Grizzlies owned. The 2019 pick is lottery protected and will only convey if it falls between 15 and 30.

As first reported by ESPN, the Celtics have traded the 31st and 35th pick of the 2016 NBA Draft to the Memphis Grizzlies for the Los Angeles Clippers first-round pick in 2019, which the Grizzlies owned. The 2019 pick is lottery protected and will only convey if it falls between 15 and 30. The pick is also lottery protected in 2020 and will turn into a second-round pick in 2022 if it is not conveyed by then. 

 

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Sam Packard
Mut is flying solo the last hour, but he's giving reaction and analysis as the Celtics draft a power forward out of France by the name of Guerschon Yabusele and getting some early grades for the Celtics
Mut and Kirk are talking more about the Celtics pick of Jaylen Brown and can't seem to find anyone who thinks it's a good pick or can make a case for why the Celtics took him third overall.
Mut and Kirk Minihane are talking about the Celtics draft before they pick Jaylen Brown with the number three pick, and they then react to the pick as well as Celtics Owner Wyc Grousbeck's comments about no team being close to competitive with a trade offer for the Celtics.

Another pick, another foreigner for the Celtics.

Seven picks after selecting French big man Guerschon Yabusele with the 16th overall pick, the Celtics tabbed Croatian center Ante Zizic at No. 23.