With the 56th pick in the second round the Boston Celtics drafted senior guard Jabari Bird from California. Bird was a teammate of Jaylen Brown at Cal and averaged 14.3 points per game as a senior.
Bird is regarded as a good shooter and shot 37 percent from behind the arc in his college career. At 6’6’’ he possesses good size for the position. He also improved his rebounding as a senior, pulling down over four rebounds per game. His defense needs work, as he’s a fluid but not explosive player.
If nothing else, the Celtics have had great success with players named Bird in the past!