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Trading up in the first round is not out of the question for the Celtics.
The Celtics hold the 16th pick in the 2013 NBA draft, but they may look to deal that pick and a player or a future pick to get into the top 10.
Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix seems to think Boston could be looking to improve their drafting position based on who they've interviewed.
An aside on Boston. C's met with Victor Oladipo, who will likely be gone in top-ten. Met with Kelly Olynyk, too. Could be looking to move up
— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixSI) May 17, 2013
There's been some buzz that the Dallas Mavericks could be shopping their 13th overall pick to free up cap space for a run at free agent big man Dwight Howard. If the Celtics could snag that pick for a protected future first rounder and maybe a second rounder, then having picks number 13 and 16 should be more than enough to swap for a top 10 selection.
Potential trade partners would have to be teams that are more than one first-...
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Here’s a whopper of a trade rumor, courtesy of New Orleans Pelicans blogger Michael McNamara:
Just heard strange rumor from EC source: Celtics talking about possibility of Pierce and Bradley for Eric Gordon.
Pierce’s contract is only partially guaranteed. Best case scenario: Pelicans can move Pierce for something. Worst case: Buy him out for Five million and have even more cap...
Strange trade rumor has appered today..My collegue Daniel Camachio talked about financial aspect of the story...I m gonna focus on few other details.. This is this guys twitter. He said Pierce would never play a game for NO. Would either be part of another trade or bought out so the pelicans would have more cap this summer. @McNamara247: Just heard strange rumor from EC source...
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From the Boston Globe's Gary Dzen:
James Pallotta, president of the soccer team AS Roma and a minority owner of the Celtics, presented a Celtics jersey to Pope Francis at the Vatican Wednesday. Pallotta was there to represent Roma in the Coppa Italia, a match pitting the team against city rival Lazio.
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The All NBA Teams have been announced and to no one's surprise, there
are no Celtics on them. Also to no one's surprise, LeBron James and
Kevin Durant led the voting.
Paul Pierce received 24 votes. Kevin Garnett received 8 votes. Rajon Rondo received 1 vote. As I said, it isn't a big surprise. One thing I would add is that at this point in his career...
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