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Boston Celtics Continue to Search for Versatile Bigs

As the Boston Celtics continue the process of their rebuild, it is becoming clearer and clearer what Danny Ainge is looking for in his front court, versatility. They had high hopes for Jared Sullinger, whose ability to use his frame to be a capable defender and rebounder, was supposed to be combined with an ability […] Boston Celtics Continue to Search for Versatile Bigs - Hardwood...
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6 hours ago

Boston Celtics Get Meeting With Kevin Durant

The Boston Celtics are one of six teams Kevin Durant will meet with on July 1 Rejoice Celtics fans, Kevin Durant has agreed to meet with the Boston Celtics on the first day of free agency, per The Vertical. He is expected to hold multiple meetings on July 1 in New York City. Other teams […] Boston Celtics Get Meeting With Kevin Durant - Hardwood Houdini - Hardwood Houdini - A Boston...
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10 hours ago

Celtics reportedly make Kevin Durant’s initial list of free-agent meetings

The Kevin Durant sweepstakes does not officially get under way until July 1, but the Boston Celtics will reportedly be one of the teams with a chance to pitch the superstar forward in person. After spending the first nine seasons of his career in Oklahoma City, the seven-time All-Star is hitting the free-agent market for the first time. Citing […] The post Celtics reportedly...
Via Boston.com
10 hours ago

Will Jaylen Brown Prove to be the Right Choice for the Boston Celtics?

Heading into the NBA Draft, the Boston Celtics knew it was extremely likely that Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram would be off the board when it was time for their number three overall selection. The Celtics had the choice of Kris Dunn, Buddy Hield, and Jamal Murray, but the team decided to go with Jaylen Brown from California. All of the prospects the Celtics had the opportunity to...
Via The Sports Journal
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics Draft for the Long Term

There was a lot of excitement surrounding the Boston Celtics heading into the NBA draft but they finished with one trade that landed them a future first. If holding on to the number three pick was not enough to disappoint Celtics fans with a win now mentality, selecting two players who may not even come […] Boston Celtics Draft for the Long Term - Hardwood Houdini - Hardwood Houdini...
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1 day ago

WATCH: Brad Stevens on hectic NBA Draft and building Celtics with Jaylen Brown

Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens talked after the rookie introductory press conference Friday to discuss how hectic draft night was, building with Jaylen Brown and the next steps for his rookies.
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WATCH: Ante Zizic on being ready to contribute to Boston Celtics this season

Celtics rookie Ante Zizic talked about Dino Radja being his idol and being ready to contribute to the Celtics as soon as this season.
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Celtics owner: Trade offers were ‘a collection of rip-off attempts’

The Boston Celtics were engaged in a lot of trade discussions leading up to the NBA Draft, but nothing came of it – apparently because the offers they received were insulting. Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck came away very unimpressed with the offers the team received, which he said is why the team held on to most of their picks, including No. 3 overall. “We did not sniff a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge says Celtics were close to trading No. 3 pick

Once again, the Boston Celtics are holding out hope for the future. Despite rumors and speculation they would trade their No. 3 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft in a deal for an established veteran, the Celtics held onto their selection Thursday night, taking California forward Jaylen Brown as the third player off the draft board. Brown has plenty of upside in Boston, but the Celtics...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Locked On Celtics w/The Rainin’ J’s: The draft reaction show

So… that happened. The Boston Celtics were dared to make all of their draft picks and they did… making 6 picks and combining two of their second rounders into a future first. Yes, it was underwhelming, especially after ALLLLL those rumors leading up to the draft. But how bad was it really? The #RaininJs John and Jay take a deep breath and look at what really happened last night...
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Boston Celtics select Deyonta Davis at #31 (traded to Memphis)

Boston is drafting Deyonta Davis and sending him to Memphis, league sources tell The Vertical. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 24, 2016 Celtics Traded 31 and 35 for future Clipper first 2019, source told ESPN. Memphis owned clipper pick.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) June 24, 2016 Celtics Traded 31 and 35 for future Clipper first 2019, source told ESPN. Memphis owned clipper...
Via Celtics Life
2 days ago  |  Discuss

French forward was surprised Celtics drafted him so high

The Boston Celtics shocked just about everyone when they selected Guerschon Yabusele with the No. 16 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, including Yabusele. Yabusele, a 20-year-old stretch forward from France, was asked if he was expecting to be drafted by the Celtics as high as he was, and his answer was a resounding no. Stunned the Celtics took Guerschon Yabusele at No. 16? So was...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics draft Guerschon Yabusele at #16

Celtics go for Guerschon Yabusele, a bullish swing forward from France.— Mark Murphy (@Murf56) June 24, 2016I think this is him, but no one really knows for sure. For Boston, Guerschon Yabusele will likely be draft-and-stash at No. 16, league sources tell The Vertical.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 24, 2016Danny Ainge reaching like a motherf#cker.
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WATCH: Boston Celtics Owner Wyc Grousbeck on Drafting Jaylen Brown

Wyc Grousbeck speaks to the media after the Boston Celtics select Jaylen Brown with the 3rd pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics draft Jaylen Brown

The Boston Celtics couldn’t trade their pick before time was up, and selected Jaylen Brown. If he stays in Titletown, how does he fit? The Player: Jaylen Brown brings more athleticism than anyone else in the draft, all packed into a strong, long frame. He dominates in transition, and can play way above the rim. His potential is to be an elite defender of multiple positions on...
Via The Lottery Mafia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Eight big predictions for the 2016 NBA Draft

For better or worse, tonight could be the night that determines the course of your favorite NBA team's future for the next decade. It’s draft night in the NBA, and with that comes a great deal of excitement and uncertainty. For the Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Lakers, who own the first and second overall picks respectively, it appears both franchises are in positions to grab...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: Final NBA Draft predictions

Ah, the plight of being sellers in a market where there are no buyers. The Boston Celtics are learning this the hard way, as the apprehension of many upon drawing the third overall selection has been confirmed with a sense of disinterest permeating throughout the league. Rumors have been circulating, yet no deals have been made. The trigger could certainly be pulled tonight, but...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kris Dunn to the Celtics at No. 3? Probably just a smoke screen

Are the Boston Celtics actually interested in keeping their No. 3 overall pick in Thursday night’s NBA Draft, or is that just something they’re putting out there to increase their chances of completing a trade? That question will be answered soon enough. But for now, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical is reporting that the Celtics are interested in two-time Big East Player of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: 76ers ‘ramping up efforts’ to land Celtics' No. 3 pick

The Boston Celtics have been working hard to find a team that will trade them an impact veteran player for the No. 3 overall pick in Thursday night’s NBA Draft, and they may ultimately strike a deal with the Philadelphia 76ers. ESPN NBA insiders Chad Ford and Marc Stein are reporting that the Sixers are starting to get more aggressive in their efforts to acquire the No. 3 pick...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ainge’s patience paying off, Sixers chasing 3rd pick

Danny Ainge is engaged in a high-stakes game of NBA draft chicken with the rest of the league. GM’s are daring him to make his 8 draft picks, and he’s daring them to miss out on potential franchise-altering talent. Looks like Ainge might be winning: League sources tell @chadfordinsider and me: Philadelphia is ramping up its efforts to acquire tonight’s No. 3 overall pick...
Via Red's Army
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Delusional Celtics Draft Central on CSN: Thursday 7PM – 11PM

See below for details on Comcast SportsNet New England’s coverage of the 2016 NBA draft. The Delusional reference is to multiple employees of CSNNE, who have characterized Celtics fans with that word.   
Via Boston Sports Media Watch
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics 'rebuffed' in efforts to trade No. 3 pick

We’ve heard for a while now how many assets the Boston Celtics have at their disposal. But it appears turning those assets into tangible results will be easier said than done. The Celtics have been shopping around trade packages involving their No. 3 overall pick in the upcoming NBA Draft with the hope of landing “established veterans,” league sources told ESPN.com’s Marc...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics targeting Nerlens Noel in trade with 76ers

With trade talks between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers intensifying, we now have a sense of who Boston is targeting. According to Brian Geltzeiler, the Celtics are in pursuit of Nerlens Noel.  League sources tell https://t.co/aPhi5ponKj that the Celtics' target in trade talks with Philadelphia is Nerlens Noel. — Brian Geltzeiler (@hoopscritic) June 21, 2016 Philadelphia...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cavs really like Avery Bradley

(Joshua Gunter, cleveland.com) Our friends at Real GM have transcribed some commentary by Brian Windhorst: “The Celtics is the trade that has made sense for six months,” said Brian Windhorst. “I happen to know the Cavs really like Avery Bradley and to me, I would want Marcus Smart and I would want one of the draft picks. You’re not getting the high pick obviously, but...
Via Red's Army
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Celtics really should have pick No. 22, not No. 23

Considering the Celtics own the Nets' lottery pick (No. 3), and the Mavericks' first-round choice (No. 16) as well, Boston's selection in Round 1 (No. 23) has become a bit of an afterthought this year.  That's probably a good thing, because if C's fans were more concerned with the club's own pick they'd likely be fuming mad at how royally screwed the Celtics got by ending up at...
Via Celtics Life
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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