Sep 18, 2015 7:49 PM
WALTHAM - The Boston Celtics season is right around the corner. Their first preseason game is on October 6th against Olimpia Milano in Milan, Italy.
They close out the preseason in Manchester against the 76ers. The Celtics have made some nice additions in the off season. They added former double-double machine David Lee, young athletic forward Amir Johnson, and re-signed Jonas Jerebko and Jae Crowder.
But, they also had four draft picks in this years draft. Most notably the 16th, 28th, and 33rd pick.
They signed Terry Rozier with the 16th pick in the draft. He is a 6'1" guard who was an Second Team All-ACC player. He is a standout defender. Now that the Celtics have Rozier, Avery Bradley, and Marcus Smart on the defensive end they can, "defend the elite guys in our league. You are talking about the hardest position to guard in the NBA. You have Kyrie Irving, Steph Curry, and Derrick Rose, and Chris Paul. And I could keep going," said Boston Celtics Director of Personnel, Austin Ainge.
They also drafted RJ Hunter. A 6’6” guard who was a two-time AP All-American Honorable Mention for Georgia State. He can hit the three from way down town.
"RJ is a great shooter. You know he has kind of a Reggie Miller body. He is obviously no where near Reggie Miller yet," said Ainge.
With the 33rd pick in the draft the Boston Celtics selected Jordan Mickey. He is a 6'8" forward from LSU who at first glance looks undersized. But, he led the NCAA D-I in blocks per game (3.64) and led the SEC in rebounding (9.9 rpg).
"Jordan He is extremely long. He has a 7'4" wingspan. Dispite being 6'8" he plays a lot bigger. There is a reason he led the country in blocks," said Ainge.
The Celtics have 19 draft picks within the next four years. That is including 11 first rounders.
Should the Boston Celtics package a couple of those picks in trade? Or should they keep all their picks?