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Five Boston Celtics shifting positions in the 2012 NBA redraft

The folks over at our sister site of Hoops Hype have been putting together redrafts of many of the league’s recent drafts, and the most recent edition for the 2012 NBA draft has been published by Frank Urbina and Raul Barrigon, who have reassessed what all 30 teams did in that year’s big uptake event for the Association.

And in that H/H reassessment, a number of Boston Celtics alumni ended up on the move, with some moving up considerably and others falling out of the draft altogether. From big man Fab Melo (rest in peace) to veteran wing Jae Crowder, the Celtics were well-represented in this redraft.

Let’s take a look at who ended up where.

Fab Melo – undrafted (actual, 22nd)

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Fab Melo oozed potential, but never found a way to put it together at the NBA level.

As a result of his hapless stint in the NBA, H/H has him unselected in their 2012 redraft.

No. 26 – Tyler Zeller (currently 17th)

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“Yet another Tar Heel from the 2012 draft class along with Barnes and Henson,” observes H/H.

“Tyler Zeller was a quick big man who could set good screens and finish around the paint out of the pick-and-roll.”

No. 21 – Jared Sullinger (actual: 22nd)

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“In high school, Jared Sullinger was a five-star prospect thanks to his low-post scoring and quickness in the paint,” writes H/H.

“Sullinger’s size, poor athleticism, and lack of athleticism made it so his success in college, where he averaged 17.3 points and 9.7 rebounds at Ohio State, didn’t really carry over to the NBA.”

No. 9 – Evan Fournier (currently 20th)

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“While lacking in athleticism, Evan Fournier is a smooth wing with a solid ball handle, crafty moves, and a decent jumper, a player who can get hot quickly,” suggests H/H.

“He’s never been a star and his role is currently diminished but still, the man deserves credit for having earned nearly $109 million in his career.”

No. 8 – Jae Crowder (currently 34th)

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“Not quite on the level of Green or Middleton but still a steal of a second-round pick, Jae Crowder has been a tough-nosed two-way wing for years now,” shares H/H.

“(O)ne who can hit open threes, does the dirty work, and who can defend multiple positions.”

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