Celtics take Johnson

Posted in Fantasy Basketball by DoubleDribble 183 days ago (
The Celtics thoroughly scouted players throughout the country and ended up acquiring two from the same school on Thursday night. They chose two senior stars from Purdue - 6-foot-10 forward JaJuan Johnson and 6-foot-4 guard E'Twaun Moore - as they continued building toward the day when the Big Three that brought an NBA title in 2008 is gone. It was merely a "coincidence" that the Celtics took two players from one college, GM Danny Ainge said. "They were the best guys on the board for us when we drafted." Johnson, the 6-foot-10 Big Ten player of the year and defensive player of the year, was traded to the Celtics after being drafted by the Nets with the 27th pick. The Celtics also obtained the Nets' second-round pick in 2014 for Providence guard Marshon Brooks, who they drafted with the 25th choice at New Jersey's request. The Celtics went into the draft seeking shooting and size. Enter Johnson. He averaged 20.5 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.3 blocks last season. In four years, Johnson averaged 13.7 points and 6.1 rebounds and sank 50.1 percent of his shots. "He's a confident shooter," coach Doc Rivers said. "Watching him in the workouts, he kind of knows where his shots come from. It's funny. He didn't stray far away from his spots and that tells you he's mature enough to understand who he is and how he plays. He has length and he's a shot blocker."

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