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GBB Community Mock Draft Pick #11 - TRADE ALERT

The Boston Celtics move up six spots to draft a highly rated prospect who's slipping.

James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Check out the previous picks and trades in the 2016 Grizzly Bear Blues Community NBA Mock Draft here.

We have another trade in the 2016 GBB Community NBA Mock Draft!

The Boston Celtics have traded the No. 16 pick, the No. 23 pick and the 76ers 2018 second round pick to the Orlando Magic for the No. 11 pick.

Here is the logic for the trade from Boston GM Chip Williams' perspective-

Jaylen Brown is a top-6 prospect in the 2016 NBA Draft, and as the Celtics GM, I could not allow him to slip anymore. I paid a pretty hefty price to move up and get him, but it was worth it. It would have taken a much bigger package to move into the top seven where he is likely to be draft. At this point in the draft, getting Brown is huge.

Orlando's Mock GM, Daron Koch, had this to say on the deal-

For where Orlando is, coming off a season of improvement but having to replace their coach and facing some big decisions in free agency (especially with Evan Fournier), I think they need more bodies. They have a good nucleus with Gordon, Oladipo, etc. I think, in this particular draft, once you got past the first 7 or 8, #'s 9-23 or so are reasonably even. with none of them certain starters but all with reasonably good potential. Grabbing two of them versus just one seems to make a lot of sense.

The Boston Celtics are now on the clock, and with the 11th pick, the Boston Celtics select...

Jaylen Brown, SG/SF, University of California, Berkeley

Brown James Snook- USA Today Sports

Here again is Boston's Mock GM, Chip Williams-

Brown has potential to be an elite wing defender with the size (6-7, 225 with a 7-0 wingspan) to defend some fours. He's got an NBA ready body and should develop into a very good slasher at the next level. He shot 38.6 percent from three as a freshman, and showed a good enough stroke in catch-and-shoot situations.

It's not often that you find a wing with the type of tools and explosiveness that Brown possesses.

With Marquese Chriss and now Brown in the fold, the Celtics have two really good prospects to either develop themselves, or use as trade chips to try and lure a superstar to Boston.

Talent trumps all for a lot of teams in the NBA, and at least in our Mock Draft the Celtics just got a heck of a lot more talented. What will the Utah Jazz do at #12 overall?

Date Pick/Team Selection Mock GM
June 2nd 1/Philadelphia Brandon Ingram, Forward, Duke University Joe Mullinax
June 2nd 2/LA Lakers Ben Simmons, Forward, LSU Corban Ford
June 3rd 3/Boston Marquese Chriss, Power Forward, Washington Chip Williams
June 3rd 4/Phoenix Dragan Bender, Power Forward, Maccabi Tel Aviv Kyle Whittington
June 6th 5/Minnesota Buddy Hield, Guard, Oklahoma Aimee S
June 6th 6/Denver Jamal Murray, Guard, Kentucky Mopizzle11
June 7th 7/Denver Domantas Sabonis, Forward/Center, Gonzaga Mopizzle11
June 7th 8/Sacramento Kris Dunn, Guard, Providence Brandon C
June 8th 9/Toronto Henry Ellenson, Forward, Marquette Tabitha
June 8th 10/Milwaukee Timothe Luwawu, Guard/Forward, Mega Leks Kevin Yeung
June 9th 11/Boston Jaylen Brown, Guard/Forward, California Chip Williams
June 9th 12/Utah BealeStreetKen
June 10th 13/Phoenix
Kyle Whittington
June 10th 14/Memphis Joe Mullinax
June 13th 15/New Orleans Wes George
June 13th 16/Orlando Daron Koch
June 14th 17/Chicago Brandon C
June 14th 18/Detroit volislife
June 15th 19/New Orleans Wes George
June 15th 20/Indiana Aimee S
June 16th 21/Atlanta Jama17
June 16th 22/Charlotte Justin Sims
June 17th 23/Orlando Daron Koch
June 17th 24/Philadelphia Joe Mullinax
June 20th 25/LA Clippers Kevin Lipe
June 20th 26/Philadelphia Joe Mullinax
June 21st 27/Toronto Tabitha
June 21st 28/Phoenix Kyle Whittington
June 22nd 29/San Antonio Jill Kong
June 22nd 30/Golden State rhinoh23