There were a lot of trade rumors involving the Boston Celtics in the weeks leading up to the 2020 NBA Draft, but on Wednesday night they ended up keeping the No. 14 pick in the first round and selected Vanderbilt wing Aaron Nesmith.
Nesmith was labeled by many draft experts, including ESPN's Jay Bilas, as the best outside shooter in this class. The Celtics really needed to upgrade their 3-point shooting before next season, so right away Nesmith addresses a roster weakness.
He's 21 years old and listed at 6-foot-6 and 213 pounds. Nesmith averaged 23 points and 4.9 rebounds last season but was limited to 14 games due to injury. He shot 52.2 percent from 3-point range and 82.5 percent from the free throw line in his sophomore season with the Commodores.
He's not just an outside shooter, though, his size and athleticism allows him to finish well at the rim.
The C's ranked 29th in bench scoring last season, and Nesmith should be able to improve that area early in his career with his impressive offensive game.
The Celtics currently have two more picks in Round 1 at No. 26 and No. 30 (via the Milwaukee Bucks). They also own one second-round pick at No. 47 overall.