After swap with N.J., C's land Johnson
Boston drafted Providence's MarShon Brooks with its original No. 25 pick, but already had a deal in place with New Jersey. The Celtics, evidently not overwhelmed by what was available at that spot, gained a future pick (a 2014 second-round pick) in addition to a big man they coveted.
The Celtics worked out Johnson before the draft and must have liked what they saw from the 6-foot-10 power forward who averaged 20.5 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks per game as a senior. Johnson is pegged as a long, athletic big man with explosive leaping ability. He runs the floor well and adds a solid mid-range jumper.
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What's your take, armchair general managers? Happy with the pick? The Celtics certainly needed size and helped that area with the pick, but passed on not only a volume scorer in Brooks, but Texas' Jordan Hamilton, who had slid down the board.
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