23. Aaron Nesmith — Celtics
Aaron Nesmith may very well develop into a quality NBA player at one point in his career. While he hasn’t shot the ball particularly well through his first two seasons, Nesmith has picture-perfect form and projects to one day be a knockdown outside shooter. He’s Boston’s most recent lottery pick (selected 14th in 2020) and figures to be part of Boston’s long-term future.
However, you can’t help but think the Celtics could have drafted a major contributor for this current run instead of Nesmith. Looking at the rest of the 2020 first round, Boston could have had guys like Cole Anthony, Isaiah Stewart, Saddiq Bey — or perhaps most disturbingly, Tyrese Maxey or Desmond Bane. In fact, the Celtics could have had both Maxey and Bane (who was originally drafted by Boston) instead of Nesmith and Pritchard. Ouch.
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