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Celtics swap picks with New Jersey (updated headline)

RedsArmyAdmin June 23, 2011 Uncategorized 10 Comments

According to Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Celtics have traded the 25th pick (Marshon Brooks) to New Jersey. 

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**Update**

The Celtics have swapped picks with New Jersey, and they'll get a future 2nd rounder.  The Nets will make the 27th pick for the Celtics.

**Update 2**

The New Jersey Nets have selected JaJuan Johnson for the Celtics.  Here's his NBADraft.net bio:

Strengths: A long, tall forward with good scoring instincts … Is a legit 6'10" in shoes with a long 7'2" wingspan … Has very impressive leaping ability with unusual explosiveness for a big man … Tied for having the highest maximum jump reach in the 2011 NBA Draft Combine, getting as high as 12'1.5" … Frequent target for ally-oops and lob passes … Very agile and mobile … Has the speed to play the small forward position at the next level … Really improved his scoring ability every year he was at school … Has a smooth and refined turnaround jumper, which is very difficult to defend due to his length … Has shooting range out to around 18 feet from the basket … Has become a real threat in the post … Nice-looking hook shot from the left side of the rim, with a soft touch and a high release point … A factor on the offensive glass, gets a lot of tip-ins and put-backs … Great free throw shooter (80.9%) that gets to the stripe a lot (209 attempts in 2010-2011) … Moves his feet well on defense … Big-time shot blocker, averaging 2.3 per game … Had a successful 4-year career at Purdue …

Weaknesses: Lacks bulk … Doesn't appear to have the frame that can support much more weight in the future … Gets pushed around when trying to defend players in the post … Offensively he prefers to play in the post, but there are questions about whether this will translate to the next level where just about every power forward will be bigger than he is … Will have trouble establishing and maintaining good position down low … Somewhat of a tweener … Doesn't have the strength of a power forward, but doesn't have the perimeter skills of a small forward … Poor ball-handling ability … Cannot create offense for himself on the perimeter … He isn't the rebounder that someone with his size and athleticism could be …

Hey, at least its a big guy.  He won't play here though… at least not this year.  He'll get plenty of time in Maine.  

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  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f2d28d7970c BigMck

    As of right now, he’s our back-up center.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/mdsample greenbeand

    he doesn’t have talent to be a bust.. d league might be a challenge.. brooks/hamilton woulda been better

  • http://profile.typepad.com/redsarmy Red’s Army

    Good thing the season doesn’t start tomorrow

  • http://profile.typepad.com/eredsox Eredsox

    I went to Wisconsin and watched him in big 10 games for the last 4 years, no way this guy ends up in Maine. Hes an extremely athletic, defense first big who will be great with Rondo on the fast break. Think Chris Johnson with a much better skillset. Is he an impact player next year? No, but 10-20 athletic minutes off the bench for sure.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/sothewind Lee in Oregon

    I didn’t think Semih would play and he started some games, so you never know. As far as drafting goes, Ainge is as good as anyone in the biz, so I fully trust this is a decent pick. Maybe Glen Davis can tell Glen Davis that the C’s are tired of Glen Davis being Glen Davis.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/thetitleisours Thetitleisours Mkay

    Maybe an indication they do not think Davis will stay. I like the fact he can shoot free throws. That means he is not immune to hard work.
    Maybe an answer to our lack of offensive rebounding. A Powe replacement?

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01157053529f970b zippittyay

    2 seniors from purdue…. a chemistry thing?

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p0115704263ce970b Papa Irish

    and with jermaine as our starting center you’ve got to figure he’s our starting center 10 games in….as of now

  • http://profile.typepad.com/trsjr91 BleedGreen34

    Great draft for the celtics given the picks they had. They were able to pick up a big man who could end up being pretty good if he puts on some muscle. Then in the 2nd round they got a proven scorer and a pretty good player by my standards. two positions the celtics are in deep need of filled in by two upperclassmen plus they have chemistry together from playing together in college. I give Danny an A for the draft

  • http://profile.typepad.com/mikemunger Mike Munger

    This guy won’t sniff Maine unless the Celtics play a pre-season game up there. Big 10 Player of the Year AND Defensive Player of the Year. And since his season ended reports say he has already added 5-10 pounds of muscle to his frame. Johnson will make it possible for us to give KG more rest so he’s at his best when it matters. With Bradley, Delonte, Green, and Johnson on the 2nd unit we will finally have some serious athleticism with the ability to score as well as defend. Add a couple solid veteran bigs and we’ll be in great shape.