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48-34, 2nd in Atlantic

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas with some subtle recruiting of soon-to-be free agent Kevin Durant.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaylen Brown is going to win over fans fast in Boston. Three of his more noteworthy quotes from Friday's introductory press conference:

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics No. 3 pick Jaylen Brown: "I'm going to go to war for this city. I'm going to play passionate."

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Why Celtics fans aren't happy with draft outcome (2:21)

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Celtics draft picks.

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Best, worst draft picks: Lakers, Celtics, more

Six teams found very good value in the draft, including the Warriors and Lakers. Other teams reached too far. Kevin Pelton has the facts on the best and worst decisions in the draft.

Celtics' final draft grade: C

Chad Ford really likes five of the six players the Celtics acquired on Thursday night, but none of them will move the needle significantly over the next couple of seasons. Draft grades (Insider)

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Are international NBA picks too risky?

Only 16 of the 30 players drafted in the first round were born in the U.S. (fewest since 1973). Eight of them did not play college basketball (T-most, 2003). The 2003 draft had eight such players, who have combined to play in zero All-Star Games.

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Ford: Celtics could have done more

Jaylen Brown is an elite athlete and could emerge as one of the best players in the draft, writes Chad Ford. Celtics GM Danny Ainge, however, was unable to package some of his eight picks to make the team a contender next season. Winners and losers (Insider)

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Celtics' draft success hinges on Brown (1:59)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The only disappointment from Celtics fans should be that, by not making a big-splash trade on draft night, Boston wasn't able to further distinguish itself for when free agency arrives next week. Lots of teams have money and the Celtics are going to have to really sell their situation, though there's no shortage of positives to point to. As Danny Ainge said after Thursday's draft: "I'm confident we are moving in the right direction. We still have free agency and a lot of money to spend in the free-agent market to still build our team."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Boston Celtics will introduce their rookies this afternoon at a press conference at their practice facility. Five of the team's six picks (everyone but Demetrius Jackson) will be present.

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Ainge: 'Ultimately, there wasn't anything to our liking with trades' (1:03)
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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Danny Ainge: "Ultimately, there wasn't anything to our liking [with trades]. We grew very fond of Jaylen."

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Salley: Len Bias would have been greatest ever (1:17)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Recapping Boston's 2016 draft: 3: Jaylen Brown, Cal 16: Guerschon Yabusele, France 23: Ante Zizic, Croatia 45: Demetrius Jackson, Notre Dame 51: Ben Bentil, Providence 58: Abdel Nader, Iowa State The Celtics traded picks 31 (Deyonta Davis) and 35 (Rade Zagorac) to Memphis in exchange for a 2019 first-round pick (via the Los Angeles Clippers)

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Ben Bentil came out of the stands with the flag of Ghana behind him after being drafted 51st by the Celtics.

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What you need to know about Ben Bentil

Says NBA Insider Chad Ford: "Bentil's ability to stretch the floor and score anywhere is a major plus for him. He's a bit undersized and may try to shoot too much, but there just aren't that many players with his offensive polish and size in the draft." Stats, analysis, projections on Bentil

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics land Demetrius Jackson at No. 45. The 6-foot-1 point guard was a projected late first-round pick and ranked 31 overall on Chad Ford's big board.

Team Stats

Points Per Game105.75th
Rebounds Per Game44.96th
Assists Per Game24.26th
Points Allowed102.513th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-164834.585
2014-154042.488
2013-142557.305
2012-134140.506
2011-123927.591

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