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History of the NBA Draft – Pick Number 30

Number 30

Year Player School/Country – Team

2019 Kevin Porter Jr., USC – Milwaukee Bucks
2018 Omari Spellman, Villanova –
2017 Josh Hart, Villanova – Utah Jazz
2016 Damian Jones, Vanderbilt – Golden State Warriors
2015 Kevon Looney, UCLA – Golden State Warriors
2014 Kyle Anderson, UCLA – San Antonia Spurs
2013 Nemanja Nedovic, Serbia – Phoenix Suns
2012 Festus Ezeli, Vanderbilt – Golden State Warriors
2011 Jimmy Butler, Marquette University – Chicago Bulls
2010 Lazar Hayward, Marquette University – Washington Wizards

2000’s

2009 Christian Eyenga, Congo – Cleveland Cavaliers
2008 J.R Giddens, New Mexico – Boston Celtics
2007 Petteri Koponen, Finland – Philadelphia 76ers
2006 Joel Freeland, United Kingdom – Portland Trail Blazers
2005 David Lee, Florida – New York Knicks

2nd Round:
2004 Anderson Varejao, Brazil – Orlando Magic
2003 Maciej Lampe, Poland – New York Knicks
2002 Steve Logan, University of Cincinnati – Golden State Warriors
2001 Gilbert Arenas, University of Arizona – Golden State Warriors
2000 Marko Jaric, Serbia – L.A. Clippers

1990’s

1999 John Celestand, Villanova University – L.A. Lakers
1998 Ansu Sesay, University of Mississippi – Dallas Mavericks
1997 Mark Sanford, University of Washington – Miami HEAT
1996 Othella Harrington, Georgetown University – Houston Rockets
1995 Lou Roe, University of Massachusetts Amherst – Detroit Pistons
1994 Howard Eisley, Boston College – Minnesota Timberwolves
1993 Gheorghe Muresan, Romania – Washington Bullets
1992 Sean Rooks, University of Arizona – Dallas Mavericks
1991 Rodney Monroe, North Carolina State University – Atlanta Hawks
1990 Carl Herrera, University of Houston – Miami HEAT

1980’s

1989 Frank Kornet, Vanderbilt University – Milwaukee Bucks
1988 Fennis Dembo, University of Wyoming – Detroit Pistons
1987 Nikita Wilson, Louisiana State University – Portland Trail Blazers
1986 Nate McMillan, North Carolina State University – Seattle Supersonics
1985 Calvin Duncan, Virginia Commonwealth University – Cleveland Cavaliers
1984 Steve Burtt, Iona College – Golden State Warriors
1983 Mark West, Old Dominion University – Dallas Mavericks
1982 Wallace Bryant, University of San Francisco – Chicago Bulls
1981 Ed Rains, University of South Alabama – San Antonio Spurs
1980 Kenny Natt, University of Louisiana at Monroe – Indiana Pacers

Number 30 Year Player School/Country – Team 2019 Kevin Porter Jr., USC – Milwaukee Bucks 2018 Omari Spellman, Villanova – 2017 Josh Hart, Villanova – Utah Jazz

Here’s a list of the Celtics’ 2020 NBA Draft picks

Almost five months after its first scheduled date, the 2020 NBA Draft is finally here.

The Celtics are expected to be busy on draft night. They hold three first-round picks plus a second-round pick in Wednesday’s draft. They may not make all of those picks, however. Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge told reporters last week that he doesn’t want to carry four rookies on next season’s roster.

The Celtics hold the No. 14 pick for the second straight year. Boston received the pick from Memphis as part of a trade in 2015 that sent Jeff Green to the Grizzlies. The first-round pick was protected by the Grizzlies from picks 1-8 in the 2019 draft, so when the Grizzlies ended with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery, they held onto it. The pick was only protected for the 1-6 picks in this year’s draft, so it conveyed to the Celtics.

The Celtics also hold the 26th and 30th picks in the first round. The 26th pick is the Celtics’ own and the 30th pick was acquired from the Bucks via the Suns in last year’s trade that shipped Celtics center Aron Baynes to Phoenix.

The only pick the Celtics have in the second round was acquired in the Kemba Walker sign-and-trade last offseason. That pick originally belonged to the Nets and was traded three other times before it ended up in Boston’s hands.

Here is the list of the Celtics’ 2020 NBA Draft picks

Round 1, pick 14: SF Aaron Nesmith, Vanderbilt. Nesmith was considered by many scouts to be the best 3-point shooter in this draft class. He shot 52.2 percent from 3-point range and averaged 23 points per game for Vanderbilt last season.

Round 1, pick 26: PG Payton Pritchard, Oregon. Unline many first-round picks, Pritchard played four years of college basketball. Pritchard was quite successful at Oregon, winning the PAC-12 Player of the Year and was a consensus first-team All-American this past season. He also won the Lute Olson and Bob Cousy Awards in 2020.

Round 1, pick 30: Traded to the Memphis Grizzlies, according to multiple reports. The Celtics selected TCU shooting guard Desmond Bane for the Grizzlies. The Celtics will receive a future draft pick in the trade, according to The Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach.

Round 2, pick 47: PG Yam Madar, Israel. Madar played for Hapoel Tel Aviv of the Israeli Premier League the past two seasons. Madar, 19, won the league’s Most Improved Player Award last season, making him the youngest player to win the award in league history.

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Here’s a list of the Celtics’ 2020 NBA Draft picks Almost five months after its first scheduled date, the 2020 NBA Draft is finally here. The Celtics are expected to be busy on draft night. ]]>