With the No. 25 pick in the SB Nation 2011 NBA Mock Draft, the Boston Celtics, represented by SB Nation's CelticsBlog, pick Jeremy Tyler, most recently of Japan's second-tier league. Jeff Clark explains the pick.
There's no such thing as a sure thing this late in a weak draft, so why not swing for the fences with a big man that has top 10 talent? Will he contribute to a title contender right away? Well, under normal circumstances I'd say "doubtul," but we have exactly 2 bigs on the roster and injuries are pretty much a given with this team. So if he's on the roster, he'll probably play.
Of course he is still bloody T-bone raw on offense (the C's main weakness) and he has, um... limited historical NBA knowledge. But give him a steady diet of Rondo alley oops and a stack of Red on Roundball DVDs and he'll do just fine - even if we have to give Hondo and Jo Jo White nametags.
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