BOSTON, June 12 --
The Boston Celtics announced today that they
have exercised the option on the 11th pick in the 2001 NBA Draft.
The pick was acquired by the Celtics on August 2, 1999 when Boston traded
, Popeye Jones
and Dwayne Schintzius
to the Denver Nuggets for
, Eric Washington
, Eric Williams
and a number one draft pick.
The Celtics will now have the 10th (their own), 11th (Denver's) and 21st
(from Phoenix) selections in the upcoming draft. The 21st pick was acquired
on August 16, 2000 in a four-team trade. In the deal, Danny Fortson
sent to the Golden State Warriors and in return the Celtics received Robert
, John "Hot Rod" Williams
and what ended up being Phoenix's 2001 first
The 2001 NBA Draft will take place on Wednesday, June 27th.