Celtics Draft Picks 2011: Marshon Brooks Drafted By Boston, Traded To New Jersey For JaJuan Johnson

Marshon Brooks, the nation's second-leading scorer last season, was drafted by the Boston Celtics at No. 25 overall on Thursday night in the 2011 NBA Draft, but was immediately traded to the New Jersey Nets in exchange for the rights to JaJuan Johnson and a second round pick in 2014.

Johnson, a forward/center from Purdue, averaged 20.5 points and 8.6 rebounds last season for the Boilermakers. In addition, Johnson averaged 2.3 blocks per game and shot 49.4 percent from the field last year.

Here's some analysis on Johnson from Tom Ziller of SB Nation.

The Celtics obviously need help in the middle; Nenad Krstic is not the answer, Jermaine O'Neal and Shaq may both retire, and Glen Davis was shown up in the playoffs. Johnson is more a blue chip handyman than a heralded prospect, but he could be a nice fit. (via SB Nation)

Highlights of Johnson during his time at Purdue provided below.

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