Celtics draft picks 2022: When does Boston pick? Full list of NBA Draft selections

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The Boston Celtics got as close to an NBA championship this season as they could possibly get.

When you factor in that they went from a team that was 25-25 through its first 50 games to finish with the second-best record in the East, and finally, make their first Finals appearance since 2011, the season would definitely have to be considered a success.

First-year head coach Ime Udoka did a fine job getting all the pieces to fit and buy into his system, and the results paid off. 

Both Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown elevated their games this season, and with the core group locked in until 2024-25, the Celtics might just need some minor tinkering to get back to the Finals next season. 

Where does Boston land in the draft order? Here is everything you need to know ahead of the 2022 NBA Draft.

Celtics draft picks 2022: When does Boston pick?

The Celtics do not own a first-round pick in the 2022 NBA Draft.

At the trade deadline, the Celtics sent Josh Richardson and their 2022 first-round pick to the Spurs in exchange for Derrick White, who proved a valuable contributor during the playoffs. 

Unfortunately for them, their only pick is late in the second round. 

MORE: Full 2-round NBA Mock Draft featuring all 58 picks

Brad Stevens and the front office will have to pull off some shrewd drafting if they are to find a player that can help them immediately next season. 

  • Round 2, No. 53

Celtics 2022 NBA draft order

Round Pick
2 JD Davison (Alabama)

Celtics draft needs

  • Playmaking: When Tatum’s shot wasn’t falling in Game 1 of the NBA Finals he became more of a playmaker for the C’s and it worked. However, his turnovers (an issue that plagued the team as a whole) were a problem. If they can get someone who enables Tatum and Brown to get free and open looks, it would be a successful draft night.
  • Wing depth: The Celtics also need to find a way to get some wing depth that can provide quality minutes when the two Jays are sitting. Again, this might be hard to do with just the solitary late second-round pick, but it is an area they must address.

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Celtics mock draft 2022

Here is the latest projected pick for the Celtics, according to TSN’s Kyle Irving:

  • Round 2, No. 53: Jabari Walker, F, Colorado

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