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The draft is a little more than 24 hours away, and the burning question remains… did Danny Ainge make a promise to Royce White?
His answer today: No.
“As a general rule I do not make promises,” Ainge said. “I have before, it’s been a while, and we did not make a promise, no. On draft day I’ll have 10 contingency plans and we’re exploring all the trade possibilities...
WALTHAM, Mass. -- Kevin Garnett typically looms large at the Celtics' practice facility. A 6-foot-11 future Hall of Famer cannot help but dominate the room, but on Wednesday, Garnett managed to take over the proceedings even though he was nowhere to be found. Garnett, an unrestricted free agent, has yet to make his intentions publicly known as the opening of the free agency period...
Kevin Garnett has been in contact with Danny Ainge since the Celtics were eliminated in the Eastern Conference finals.
Danny Ainge refuted a report indicating the Celtics made a promise to draft Royce White.
Danny Ainge spoke to the media the day before the NBA draft on a variety of topics about the Celtics' future. Also, fan favorite Mickael Pietrus speaks to Molly McGrath about his offseason surgery and summer (video after the jump).
Ryan Hollins played 5 1/2 seasons in the NBA and never found a big man he clicked with quite like Kevin Garnett. Hollins showed almost immediate improvement when he landed in Boston on March 23, meshing with Garnett and forming an occasionally impenetrable defensive duo in the post. The 17-year veteran even went to unusual lengths to mentor Hollins, 27, a gesture the younger player...
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...
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...
The Celtics are really in need of a center. Currently the Celtics don’t really have a true center on their roster. During the Celtics playoff run Kevin Garnett mostly played center but he is really a true power forward. Garnett’s future with the Celtics is uncertain.
The Celtics could also really use an athletic wing player or a shooting guard if Ray...
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...
With the 21st and 22nd picks in the 2012 NBA draft last night, the Celtics filled two gaping holes in their roster with the addition of Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger and Fab Melo from Syracuse University. As is the case with many of the picks from this years draft, both have more than their fair share of question marks as they make the transition into the NBA, but with that in...
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...
Now that the NBA draft is out of the way, Danny Ainge and the Celtics can turn their attention to locking up their free-agent veterans. The C's could have some competition when it comes to Ray Allen, though, as the Phoenix Suns have surfaced as serious contenders to pursue the veteran guard, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. This report comes on the heels of...
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...
1.Anthony Davis Kentucky Fr. 6’10” – It’s hard to image that just a couple years ago in high school Davis was a guard, now he has grown into a power forward. His game reminds people of Kevin Garnett. Davis has great length and size, and he just needs to add some muscle. Davis is an outstanding athlete with great quickness and leaping ability. Offensively he has...