The Boston Celtics got busy on draft night, completing a handful of trades before making their lone selection of Jordan Walsh from Arkansas.

Initially, the Celtics entered the 2023 NBA draft with two picks: No. 25 (via the Memphis Grizzlies) and No. 35 overall selections. Yet, the Celtics had a different plan in mind, trading down on several occasions, which prompted an understandable (and hilarious) comparison to New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.

Boston began its ultra-confusing pick-swapping expedition by trading the No. 25 overall selection, or Marcus Sasser, to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for No. 31 and two future second-rounders.

Then, further into the draft, the Celtics dealt away their No. 31 pick (from Detroit) in exchange for No. 34 and No. 39 in a trade with the Hornets, selecting James Nnaji for Charlotte. Soon after, with the No. 34 pick (from Charlotte), Boston acquired No. 38 plus two future second-round picks while drafting and sending Colby Jones to the Sacramento Kings. Lastly, the No. 39 pick (from Charlotte) was sent to Atlanta, also for a future second-rounder, allowing the Hawks to draft Mouhamed Gueye and closing out the night for the C’s.

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The Celtics announced the completion of all draft night trades on Wednesday, involving the Wizards, Grizzlies, Pistons, Hornets, Kings and Hawks, the Celtics walked away with a spare four future second-round selections:

— 2024 Mavericks second-round pick

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— The best of either the Pistons’ (31-35), Warriors’ or Wizards’ 2024 second-round pick

— The best of either the Timberwolves’, Pelicans’, Knicks’ or Trail Blazers’ 2026 second-round pick

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— 2027 Hawks second-round pick

Celtics president of basketball operations Brad Stevens also freed up a roughly $5 million taxpayer mid-level exception, giving Boston some freedom — the cherry on top.

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