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Celtics resist overtures, pick Jaylen Brown with third pick

With little mystery surrounding how the first two picks would go in Thursday's NBA draft, there was much anticipation surrounding what could happen when the Celtics went on the clock at No. 3.

It turned out to be pretty simple.

Despite receiving a lot of interest from teams looking to trade into the slot, Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck said that none of the offers they received were strong enough to take.

So Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge picked California freshman Jaylen Brown, sticking with his promise to select the best available player.

"We weren't even close to any of the offers that came in. None of them were even in the...