Ford's draft grade for Celtics: B

June, 29, 2012
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ESPN.com NBA Draft Insider Chad Ford handed out grades for each team for their picks in Thursday night's draft.

The Celtics, in his view, get a 'B'.

Ford called the Celtics' first pick -- Jared Sullinger -- a "wide body who can score in the paint and rebound" but also someone who could turn out to be a bust if his back issues turn out to be a chronic condition.

On center Fab Melo -- whom the Celtics took at No. 22 -- Ford says Boston gets a "legit shot-blocker and rebounder" who could eventually turn into a "decent" NBA center.

For more of Ford's analysis on the Celtics' picks and for his grades for every other NBA team, check out his evaluations HERE Insider.

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Jeff Green
PTS AST STL MIN
16.9 1.7 0.7 34.2
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsJ. Sullinger 8.1
AssistsR. Rondo 9.8
StealsR. Rondo 1.3
BlocksB. Bass 0.9