The Boston Celtics saw the finest shooter readily available in the 2020 NBA draft fall to them, choosing Aaron Nesmith of Vanderbilt with the 14th choice.

He only played 14 games in his sophomore year due to a foot injury, but he shot 52.2% from deep in those games. The 6′ 6″ forward is a plug-and-play choice who can immediately provide the Celtics some flooring spacing as a novice.

MassLive draft specialist Tom Westerholm right away offered the Celtics in his 2020 NBA draft grades, composing “Nesmith isn’t much of a shot creator, however he can really shoot– he made 52 percent of his triples as a sophomore, most of which were off the catch. After having problem with Duncan Robinson in the playoffs, the Celtics picked up a gamer who has actually drawn comparisons to him.”

The Celtics managed to get an effect gamer without having to trade up, which now opens up more avenues for them to enhance the group. They still have the 26th and 30th choices in the preliminary, which they can use either to package and move up, or select a draft-and-stash person like Leandro Bolmaro. The also still have their Mid-level Exception and perhaps gamers received in a trade involving Gordon Hayward to submit their bench.

The Celtics and Hayward pressed his gamer option choice deadline to tomorrow, which appears to suggest the Celtics are working on something with him. There are lots of reports, including situations involving the Indiana Pacers, Charlotte Hornets, and Atlanta Hawks.