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2020 NBA Draft: List of Celtics first round picks after lottery

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Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge.
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The Boston Celtics are no strangers to having multiple first-round picks in a single NBA Draft.

Boston has selected twice or more in Round 1 in five of the last eight drafts, and they'll do so again in 2020. 

The 2020 NBA Draft Lottery took place Thursday night and the Memphis Grizzlies didn't move up into the top four. They remained at No. 14, and since that selection isn't inside the top six, it will be sent to the Celtics to complete a trade that was made in 2014. 

Here's where the Celtics will pick in the first round of the 2020 draft.

No. 14 (via Memphis Grizzlies)

No. 26 (Boston's own pick)

No. 30 (from Milwaukee Bucks via Phoenix Suns)

The question is -- will the Celtics keep all of these draft picks?

The Celtics have drafted a lot of players in recent years, and they already don't have a lot of minutes available for recent first-round picks such as Robert Williams, Grant Williams and Romeo Langford. There's not a ton of room on the roster for more rookies, especially if Boston plans to give more opportunities to 2019 second-round picks Tremont Waters and Carsen Edwards moving forward.

Packaging a few of these first-rounders in the upcoming draft as part of a trade wouldn't be a bad idea, either to move up in the 2020 draft or acquire future selections. The 2020 draft class also isn't rated as highly as the last few groups that have come into the league over the last three years.

 

Still, the Celtics are in a good position either way. It's always nice to have options and flexibility, and owning multiple first-rounders certainly provides all of that.