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The Boston Celtics openly considered adding four rookies to next year’s team as “not ideal.”
That, despite the Celtics using their first two picks of the 2020 NBA Draft (on Vandy’s Aaron Nesmith and Oregon’s Payton Pritchard), turned out to indeed be the case, as the Celtics moved the No. 30 overall pick to the Memphis Grizzlies.
(The Grizzlies, in case you’re curious, used that pick on TCU’s Desmond Bane, a 6-foot-6 two-way wing who averaged 16.6 points and 6.3 rebounds in 31 games last season.)
As for the return, it’s probably best to keep your pants on, as it was first categorized as a ‘future draft pick’ per the Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach. Hard to get excited about that one, especially when you’re dealing the No. 30 overall pick. And it was even harder to get excited about its actual return, as Himmelsbach reported that the Celtics will receive two future second-round picks from the Grizzlies in return for the pick sent their way.
The Celtics will conclude their 2020 NBA Draft with the No. 47 overall pick.
Ty Anderson talked about the Celtics’ draft prospects (and predicted Aaron Nesmith) on the newest episode of the Sports Hub Sidelines podcast. Listen below.