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A week ago today, Kelly Olynyk participated in his first organized basketball game as a member of the Boston Celtics. The gym was full of media, coaches, GM’s, and scouts all trying to get a read on what Olynyk and the rest of the new rookies had to offer.
Olynyk didn’t disappoint.
I liked what I saw from Olynyk throughout the week. I didn’t care so much about the stats (which, at 18 ppg, 7.8 rpg, and 2.4 apg were impressive), I cared more about how he moved and reacted. I found him to be very impressive, and I wasn’t alone.
An NBA scout I spoke to gave me a breakdown of what he saw from Olynyk this week. As we expected, Olynyk’s offense stood out.
“The biggest thing he presents offensive versatility,” the scout told me. ”He can score in every imaginable way. He can shoot threes, he can shoot off the dribble, he can head fake and improve position, he can score in the post, he can score off offensive rebounds.”
Considering the Celtics are rebuilding right now, this scout likes how
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Wait, so you mean the Celts aren't planning on building around Kris Humphries and Gerald Wallace?!? Consider me shocked.
Via Comcast Sportsnet.
The Boston Celtics have officially announced a trade that will send Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for a long list of players and draft picks.
Among the players coming to Boston are Gerald Wallace...
Well that was quick. Per the Celtics.
The Boston Celtics announced today that they have waived forward Kris Joseph.
Joseph, a 6'7" forward, was originally drafted by the Celtics with the 51st overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. He appeared in 10 games split between Boston and Brooklyn and totaled 11 points and nine rebounds over 54 minutes. Joseph also appeared in 27...
Everything about this photo posted by the Celtics Instagram account screams pure joy and elation! Check out the bright smiles and pure exuberance shown by the Celtics new big three: Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks and Keith Bogans. Who needs Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen?!?!
Sad Celtics are very sad.
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Not that anyone was planning on it anyway, but it might not be a good idea to rush out and buy a Gerald Wallace or Kris Humphries jersey just yet.
The Boston Celtics will look to trade both players, according to Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE.com. Wallace and Humphries, along with Kris Joseph, Keith Bogans and MarShon Brooks, were brought over from the Brooklyn Nets in the deal that sent...
The Nets deal just got a little sweeter for the Celtics and makes it a bit easier to handle the sting of losing Pierce and KG.
It has been announced that Brooklyn will keep Reggie Evans and instead send us Brooks. This will not be the first time Marshon has been with the Celtics, well at least technically. Brooks was drafted No. 25 by the C's in 2011, but was sent to the Nets...
I was really looking forward to watching Humphries and Rondo play together on the court. According to CSNNE.com even though the Celtics just acquired The Hump and Wallace, they are already trying to get rid of them.
It maybe easy to get rid of Humphries because he only has one year remaining left on his deal, Wallace might be harder. The Celtics are in full tank…errrr..rebuilding mode now.
Knight is only remembered for getting dunked on, but is actually a good young point guard
The rumors linking Rajon Rondo to the Detroit Pistons are not going anywhere. After all, Detroit as a destination makes as much sense as any for Rondo. They signed Rondo's good friend Josh Smith earlier this month, and have a young core seemingly ready to make an impact on the Eastern Conference...
Per The Boston Globe's Baxter Holmes:
It's expected that Stevens is also looking at hiring another assistant with a lot of NBA experience, especially considering that Stevens has none. League sources have said that one assistant being considered for that position is former Bulls assistant Ron Adams.
Adams was let go from the Bulls this offseason.
This is a move that makes...
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The Pistons are quite interested in Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, but they don’t have a package to offer that would attract president of basketball operations Danny...
The Boston Celtics have agreed to sign Vitor Faverani on a three-year deal.
Faverani is a Brazilian center that played for Valencia Basket of Spain last season.
(Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images) According to a tweet from A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE.com, the Boston Celtics have waived forward Kris Joseph. Blakely tweeted the following earlier this afternoon. #Celtics waive Kris Joseph. The third-year pro out of Syracuse University was selected by the Celtics in the second round, 51st overall in last year’s draft. He...
While covering the Las Vegas Summer League, CSNNE's Jessica Camerato caught up with New Orleans Pelicans second year guard Austin Rivers, who's averaging 19.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 3 assists through two games. Rivers had this to say about his father's departure from Boston:
Austin Rivers on Doc: "It was so tough for him to leave (the Celtics). It made him...
Earlier this week, the Boston Celtics competed in the Orlando Summer League. They competed in four games, finishing the tournament with a 2-2 record. The team, coached by Celtics assistant coach Jay Larranaga, consisted of thirteen young prospects looking to find a roster spot on the team. Several players shined, but others are now unlikely to find a home in the NBA. The star of...