Colton Iverson Traded to Boston Celtics: Scouting Report and Analysis

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With the 53rd pick of the 2013 NBA draft, the Indiana Pacers selected Colton Iverson from Colorado State University and subsequently traded him to the Boston Celtics.Here's everything you need to know about Iverson: Nobody used the transfer system better than Colton Iverson, who, after three years as an afterthought at Minnesota, moved on to Colorado State for an expanded role.And now he's considered a legitimate option in this year's draft.Iverson anchored one of the top defensive and rebounding teams in the country, landing on NBA radars in the process.He averaged 14.2 points and nearly 10 rebounds per game. Physical ToolsIverson has excellent physical tools for the brand of ball he likes to play, though he mostly... Read more

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