Chad Ford's Celtics Draft Projections

CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 20: JaJuan Johnson #25 of the Purdue Boilermakers looks to pass against Ed Nixon #50 of the Virginia Commonwealth Rams in the second half during the third round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the United Center on March 20, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Chad Ford's mock draft 4.0 is out and he does his best to not only make projections of who the teams will pick, but he also tries to give some insight into who else the teams are targeting.

He tabs the Celtics with JaJuan Johnson, a power forward out of Purdue.

Analysis:The Celtics need size, and Johnson is an intriguing pick here. He is long and athletic and stretches the floor with his jump shot. He needs to add strength, but his production at Purdue is hard to ignore. Justin Harper, Nikola Vucevic, Jon Leuer and Jeremey Tyler are also possibilities.

The common thread there: they are all bigs.  It is a good bet considering the team's needs and Ford typically has had good insight into Danny's mindset headed into the draft.

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