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TrueHoop Network 2011 Mock Draft: The Boston Celtics Select JaJuan Johnson

The TrueHoop Network is running our own Mock Draft in preparation for the real deal tomorrow night. Fellow bloggers have been making their picks over the past three days, and now it’s down to Boston and their own 25th selection. The entire CelticsHub gang put our heads together and settled on JaJuan Johnson, the 6-9 power forward out of Purdue.  Here’s his full scouting report courtesy of Chad Ford:


  • Long, athletic big man
  • Good shot-blocker
  • Explosive leaper
  • Quick, runs the floor well
  • Nice mid range jumper


  • Needs to add strength to his frame
  • Still developing a low post game
  • Basketball IQ seems to be an issue

The full mock draft selections, after the jump, so you can get a sense of who our options were as we made our selection. Other possibilities for the pick included Reggie Jackson, Jeremy Tyler, Justin Harper, and Jimmy Butler.

1. Cleveland Cavaliers
Kyrie Irving, PG, Duke

2. Minnesota Timberwolves
Derrick Williams, F, Arizona

3. Utah Jazz
Brandon Knight, PG, Kentucky

4. Cleveland Cavaliers
Jonas Valanciunas, C, Lithuania

5. Toronto Raptors
Kemba Walker, PG, Connecticut

6. Washington Wizards
Enes Kanter, C, Kentucky

7. Sacramento Kings
Kawhi Leonard, SF, San Diego State

8. Detroit Pistons
Bismack Biyombo, PF, Congo

9. Charlotte Bobcats
Marcus Morris, F, Kansas

10. Milwaukee Bucks
Alec Burks, G/F, Colorado

11. Golden State Warriors
Jimmer Fredette, PG, BYU

12. Utah Jazz
Chris Singleton, SF, Florida State

13. Phoenix Suns
Tristan Thompson, PF, Texas

14. Houston Rockets
Jan Vesely, F, Czech Republic

15. Indiana Pacers
Markieff Morris, F, Kansas

16. Philadelphia 76ers
Nikola Vucevic, PF, USC

17. New York Knicks
Klay Thompson, SF, Georgia

18. Washington Wizards
Jordan Hamilton, SF, Texas

19. Charlotte Bobcats
Kenneth Faried, PF, Morehead State

20. Minnesota Timberwolves
Marshon Brooks, SG, Providence

21. Portland Trail Blazers
Tobias Harris, PF, Tennessee

22. Denver Nuggets
Donatas Montejunas, C, Lithuania

23. Houston Rockets
Charles Jenkins, G, Hofstra

24. Oklahoma City Thunder
Tyler Honeycutt, SF, UCLA

25. Boston Celtics
JaJuan Johnson, PF, Purdue

26. Dallas Mavericks
Justin Harper, PF, Richmond

27. New Jersey Nets
Nolan Smith, PG, Duke

28. Chicago Bulls
Darius Morris, PG, Michigan

29. San Antonio Spurs
Nikola Mirotic, SF, Serbia

30. Chicago Bulls
Iman Shumpert, G, Georgia Tech

  • I_Love_Green

    The thing I like about him is that he may be skinny, but he doesn't let that affect him down low. He still bangs in the paint with the big boys.

    • dasein

      the big boys in the NBA are a whole lot bigger though.

      • I_Love_Green

        I know, but I'm saying he's a tough guy, and won't back down.

        • dalandan1

          Still makes me wish we kept Chris Johnson.

          • I_Love_Green

            We needed to get Carlos Arroyo though!

          • dalandan1

            Yeah, but the injury to Troy Murphy should have been a sign. Anyway, that's bridge under the water already.

    • mctyson

      I would rather have Justin Harper than JJ – he's bigger, stronger, and a better fit I think.

  • Klay Thompson

    Not that it matters or anything, but I would like it be duely noted that I attended Washington State….not Georgia.

    • janos

      Hi Klay, is Janos.
      Thank you for make note. Is nice make new friend on NBA.

  • janos

    Hi Bryan, is Janos
    I am so excite for tomorrow! I did the 5 mock draft and give celtic top three pick one of them, just for the fun.

  • James Patrick

    Did anyone else see this MSNBC article?

    Report: Danny Ainge willing to trade anyone on the roster

    Ahhh, if he's that stupid…. If he thought the Perk backlash was bad, he ain't seen nothing yet!

  • MAtthew

    Instead, go up a few picks, and get a better player in Kenneth Faried. Faried has more desire and heart than ANYONE in this whole draft class.Faried will run through a wall to be an NBA PLAYER, he'd kill to be a starter and win a ring. Faried fills the hole left by Perkins better than Vucevic, the other player we are considering trading up for. He'll do the dirty work, and be a clubhouse guy, just like Perkins. I don't see why people think we should trade up for Vucevic instead of Faried, when trading up for Faried will mean going up less and getting a better player. If we don't trade up, Butler or Johnson hands down

  • James Patrick

    They should all retire life long celtics! AUGH! I'm still steaming over the perk deal.

  • http://theresastatforthat.blogspot.com deron

    This draft is weak; I hope the Celts draft for an immediate need, not potential.

    Kyrie and Derrick are good players, but I don't they would be drafted in the top 5 of most drafts. Maybe the foreign players will surprise us 5 years from now.

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