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Jared Cunningham averaged 17.9 points per game as a junior at Oregon State, a school that lost in the semifinals of a 2012 postseason tournament called the CBI and hasn’t sent a single player to the NBA Draft in 14 years. He barely registered as a blip on my (admittedly not all-encompassing) radar before Wednesday night, when ESPN’s Andy Katz reported that the Celtics are interested in acquiring a third first-round pick to select the 6-foot-5 combo guard.Now I’m intrigued. Not 100 percent sold, but intrigued. He’s a long, wiry comb-guard who thrives in transition, already shows the makings of a perimeter stopper, and has the potential to become a long-range specialist (though he’s not nearly there yet). He’s athletic enough to do this and this, he reportedly possesses a 42-inch vertical, and he has the nickname Flight, which he said he got as a freshman, when “nobody really knew me,” by “just playing my hardest and dunking on everybody.” Clearly, he lacks confidence.Gary Payton sa...
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Boston will select Kris Joseph with the 51st pick, league source tells Y! Sports.7 minutes ago via webReplyRetweetFavorite@WojYahooNBAAdrian WojnarowskiLong, productive, good in transition, solid spot-up shooter. Don’t expect him to become an NBA All-Star any time soon, but the Celtics could have done a lot worse than Kris Joseph with the No. 51 pick.Plenty more to come in the morning.
I absolutely love Jared Sullinger at the 21st pick, back problems be damned — almost as much as I loathe Fab “El Busto” Melo. I emailed a group of friends earlier this morning to say that if Melo becomes a productive pro, I’ll tattoo a profile of Kobe Bryant’s face on my chest and write a love letter to Rick Pitino.But Sullinger? He would have been a top 5 selection last...
Celtics Under Contract:
Paul Pierce: 15,333,334
Rajon Rondo: 10,045,454
Avery Bradley: 1,524,480
JaJuan Johnson: 1,042,320
Jared Sullinger: ~1,300,000
Fab Melo: ~1,200,000
E’Twaun Moore: 473,604
General Manager Danny Ainge has roughly $30,919,192 in
salary currently committed to the 7 players under contract for the 2012-2013
season. With the cap projected somewhere...
It was reported Thursday that both te Boston Celtics and the L.A. Lakers are interested in the services of O.J. Mayo and CSNNE.com is reporting that Brandon Bass could be moved to acquire Mayo. A league source said the C’s continue to be enamored with the 6-foot-5 shooting guard, and are considering making another run [...]
Ray Allen’s free agency could mark the end of an era in Boston. When Ray joined the Celtics, it marked the first time since Dee Brown pumped up his Reeboks that Boston was excited about a Celtic’s players shoes. During his time with the C’s Ray dazzled fans with his amazing shooting skills and incredible Air Jordans. Celtics green when mixed with classic Jordan silhouettes was...
There is a chance that Josh Smith and Kevin Garnett could be Celtics teammates come next season
What made the Boston Celtics great in 2012 is that when they entered the post-season they knew exactly what they were as a basketball team. They were a primarily jump-shooting team that played their asses off on the defensive side of the court and were at their best when Rajon Rondo was...
Multiple sources are reporting.
Update: It's official. Celtics draft Sullinger at #21.
Boston is aggressively working to move up into the late lottery, if not higher, league sources tell Y!. Celtics own No. 21 and 22 picks.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 28, 2012
I wonder who Danny is after. He has one more trade chip to play with after being given the Bobcats 2013 2nd round pick due to the OKC Thunder not disclosing Green's heart issues. "Late...
When Danny Ainge and the Celtics finally pull the trigger on making a draft pick during Thursday night's draft -- wherever that may be -- the team will be making a big step in a new direction. With the future of key pieces like Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen in doubt, the Celtics have to get younger. But they can't also sacrifice the willingness to compete now, before the team...
Danny Ainge says Jared Sullinger has a “disk” issue in his back that may or may not require surgery #celtics
— gary washburn (@GwashNBAGlobe) June 29, 2012
Literally didn’t take sixty minutes from the time I posted Jared Sullinger’s grade of a “B” for the Celtics to announce that Sullinger might require surgery.
I want a trade-back Oklahoma City and I want it now.
WALTHAM, Mass. -- Mickael Pietrus watched LeBron James and the Miami Heat cruise to victory in five games over the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA Finals, but the free agent swingman never stopped to wonder, "What if?" What if the ball had bounced Boston's way just a couple more times, and Pietrus and the Celtics had outlasted the Heat in seven games in the Eastern...
Herald Danny Ainge mulls making a move
Our mock NBA draft has Celts picking Royce White and Fab Melo
Celtics on hold until Kevin Garnett decides future
Rivers reunion fun but unlikely
North Carolina quartet will try to beat 2005 UNC draft class
There’s no middle ground with UConn’s Andre Drummond
Without a move, Lakers’ draft day will be pretty quiet
Globe A lot...
Herald Ainge thinks Kevin Garnett will pick Celts or retirement
Locals hope to get call
Doc Rivers thinks positive on Kevin Garnett return
Short on bigs
Best of the Bunch: Centers
Jeff Green nets ‘13 pick from OKC
NU alum Janning still hoping to stick in NBA
Forwards on the rise in the NBA draft
Rockets adding assets in effort to lure Dwight Howard
NBA fines Amare Stoudemire...
The general consensus around the NBA is that Ray Allen will sign with Miami. "Barring a change, he'll join the Heat," said a league source.about 9 hours ago via webReplyRetweetFavorite@AlexKennedyNBAAlex KennedyGood thing teams aren’t officially allowed to speak to free agents until July 1, huh?
Danny Ainge revealed that Jared Sullinger has a herniated disk.