• The Celtics selected Notre Dame point guard Demetrius Jackson with the 45th pick in the 2016 draft.

    This is a real nice pickup for the Celtics even though they don’t really need a point guard.  Jackson was projected as a mid-to-late first rounder but as an undersized point guard he fell in an unpredictable draft.  He has all sorts of explosion and with a little bit of refinement to his game he has a puncher’s chance at starting one day in the NBA, but projects more favorably as a backup.  This also gives the Celtics more flexibility to deal somebody like Marcus Smart as they try to get their hands on a superstar between now and Opening Night. 

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