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Celtics trade two second-round picks to Grizzlies

Ainge is "really excited" about draft picks
Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge talks about the 2016 NBA Draft and what it means for the team.

The Celtics began this year’s NBA Draft with eight picks. That stockpile created hype about the possibility of a big-time time trade. But the first round came and went without Boston pulling off a deal, instead making all three of their first-round selections.

But a Celtics trade did finally happen in the second round. Boston drafted Michigan State’s Deyonta Davis with the 31st overall pick and sent him and the 35th pick to the Memphis Grizzlies for a first-round pick in 2019.

That 2019 first-round pick is lottery protected and could turn into a second rounder under certain conditions.


Memphis drafted Serbian forward Rade Zagorac at No. 35.