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NBA Draft 2011: JaJuan Johnson: 'It's An Honor' To Play With Big Three

JaJuan Johnson spoke for the first time as a member of the Boston Celtics, talking to the media about his thoughts on the Boston Celtics, who acquired him in a draft-day trade with the New Jersey Nets.

Johnson, a forward/center from Purdue, was drafted No. 27 overall by the Nets on Thursday night, but was traded to the Celtics along with a 2014 second round pick in exchange for Marshon Brooks, who Boston drafted at No. 25 overall.

For the first time, Johnson spoke about what it will be like playing for the Celtics, especially with the famed Big Three.

"It's an honor just to be able to learn from those guys. I'm just going to be a sponge. I'm going to take in all I can and really learn from those guys." (via

What can Johnson bring to the Celtics? He says that he's an agile big who can move around with an improving shot.

"I'm long, athletic, I love to run, I can jump. And my ability to shoot has improved every year that I've been in school."

Johnson, who dreamed about playing with Kevin Garnett, doesn't know much about Boston, and is unfortunately a Colts fan. However, once Johnson hits the court, he'll be a part of the Boston sports community.

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