Boston Celtics: 4 Cs takeaways from the 2020 NBA draft

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With the 2020 NBA Draft now over, the Houdini discusses 4 specific takeaways from the illustrious night as it pertains to the Boston Celtics.

Just like that the NBA Draft came and went, and the Boston Celtics came away from the illustrious night with two quality ballers and four takeaways that the Houdini would like to share with you:

Takeaway No. 1) The Cs have the luxury of going slow with Aaron Nesmith

Despite having high-profile frontcourt talents such as Isaiah Stewart, Aleksej Pokusevski, and Precious Achiuwa still on the board, with their 14th overall pick, the Boston Celtics opted to go for the massive upside of Vanderbilt wing, Aaron Nesmith, instead of addressing their frontcourt issues.

The 21-year-old started off his sophomore season red-hot and looked to be on his way to become a top-10 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. Posting stellar averages of 23 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.4 steals, and just under a block per game while shooting 51 percent from the field and a whopping 52 percent from deep, Nesmith proved to be an unbelievable all-around scorer and top-notch lead-dog for the Commodores.

Unfortunately, his final year was short-lived, as he suffered a season-ending foot fracture just 14 games into the season.

Though his medical status was a bit of a concern for other teams across the league, being that he plays the wing position, the Cs have the luxury of slowly bringing him along and not over-utilizing him early on, as they have the likes of Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart, and Gordon Hayward (at the moment) already ahead of him in the pecking order.

A top-5 offensive talent — when healthy — coming out of this draft, Boston may have really gotten a steal in the late lottery with Nesmith.