Celtics

Celtics draft Aaron Nesmith at No. 14

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The Celtics took Vanderbilt sophomore Aaron Nesmith with the 14th overall pick of the 2020 NBA Draft on Wednesday night. We profiled Nesmith here at BSJ last month, so here's some info:

Aaron Nesmith
Wing
6-foot-6
213 lbs
Sophomore (Vanderbilt)
Age: 20
Notable stats: 23.0 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 0.9 apg, 52% 3pt (8.2 attempts/G) (14 games)

Thoughts on fit with Celtics: Probably the best pure marksman in this draft that should have a role in the NBA for quite some time as a shooting specialist. His range at Vanderbilt went out to the NBA 3-point line already and he’s the type of player that teams will have to keep track of at all times when coming around screens. He’s also capable of firing away off the dribble and plays well within a team’s scheme. He already knows the tricks to get open through screening or taking advantage of defenses when they send too many guys at him to find the open man on the floor. He’s not going to be much of a threat on the drive or someone the Celtics could count on to create for himself in most spots. His defense also can be picked on as well in individual matchups despite his decent size (he’s smart within a team scheme). However, he would be an ideal complement off the bench next to Marcus Smart to help open up the floor more for Jayson Tatum with the second unit.