Top Five Boston Celtics Draft Picks: Post-2000

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Mar 28, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Boston Celtics forward

Jared Sullinger

(7) tries to maintain possession of the ball against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

5. Jared Sullinger – 2012, 1st Round, 21st Pick

It may be early but Celtics fans have to be happy with what they have seen from Sullinger in his first two seasons. Sure, his back injury was a major red flag in his rookie season but he managed to finish this past year with a clean bill of health. Sully slipped down in the draft and Boston was able to snag him with their 21st pick, though he has performed at a lottery-pick level. He projects well as a starter in this league and can be a key piece in the current reclamation project of GM Danny Ainge.