The Boston Celtics used their first pick of the night to take Romeo Langford with the final selection of the lottery, but moved some assets around with their next choice.
Boston traded the No. 20 overall pick to the Philadelphia 76ers, who sent the No. 24 and 33 picks back in return. Philadelphia used No. 20 to take Washington’s Mattise Thybulle.
The Celtics then turned around and selected Tennessee’s Grant Williams.
At 6-foot-6, 221 pounds, Williams is a team-first guy who plays his butt off. The 20-year-old is as tough as nails and his defensive IQ will help Boston along the perimeter and inside. He’s undersized as a forward, but his toughness makes up for the lack of size. Celtics fans will love the Tennessee product.
Boston’s has a quick turn around with the No. 24 selection.