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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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My night at the Celtics Draft Party

  I spent last night at the Celtics’ draft party at the TD Garden and all I got was this free t-shirt (and Guerschon Yabusele!). Here are some musings from last night:   6:50pm: Two buddies and I waltzed into the Garden with pep in our step and visions of a Trader Danny fireworks display. It was a bit disorienting entering the building in late June as opposed to winter, and getting...
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Celtics take Ante Zizic 23rd

The Celtics took Croatian big man Ante Zizic with the 23rd pick, another potential draft-and-stash for the Celtics in a draft that is largely underwhelming. The Zizic pick isn’t bad at this spot, though, and I guarantee that people would like it a lot more if the C’s had made a bigger splash with a trade involving the third pick. Here’s some scouting info on Zizic: Zizic...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

With the 16th pick, Boston selects… Guerschon Yabusele

Bet ya didn’t see that coming? Here’s a look at some of the scouting reports WEEI:  Scouting report: Yabusele is known for his incredible strength on the block. He tends to bully his defenders and use his explosiveness to get easy looks under the basket. Despite his strength and impressive frame, Yabusele is both nimble and quick on his feet. Also, Yabusele can hit 3-pointers...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wyc says the trades were never close

“[We] refuse to get ripped off by anybody,” Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck told Kyle Draper, Brian Scalabrine and A. Sherrod Blakely on CSN’s Celtics Draft Central moments after the team had selected Brown. “[The] trades that were offered to us . . . we’d hang up the phone and kind of chuckle,” he said. “Because it wasn’t even close. It wasn’t even close. People...
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Celtics take Jaylen Brown amid fury of trade rumors with Bulls, 76ers

Despite some intense rumors of potential deals with the Chicago Bulls and Philadelphia 76ers, the Celtics went ahead and drafted Cal forward Jaylen Brown. We thought Boston would select Kris Dunn and then move him to either Chicago or Philly. Bulls have held advanced discussions w/ Celtics centered on Jimmy Butler and No. 3 pick. Bulls love Kris Dunn. But Bulls don’t love Cs...
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Wait… I didn’t think Jimmy Butler was available?

When the Bulls shipped Derrick Rose to the Knicks, the natural assumption was that Chicago belonged to Jimmy Butler now. Maybe not: Orlando is one of several teams pursuing Jimmy Butler. Also, Houston is trying to get into the 1st round and is offering Patrick Beverley — Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) June 23, 2016 The Celtics have to be one of those teams in on Butler.
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Thunder hearing offers for Serge Ibaka

Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Add Serge Ibaka to the trade rumor mill: Here’s a draft-day rumor that comes out of nowhere: The Oklahoma City Thunder are shopping big man Serge Ibaka, according to ESPN’s Marc Spears. Ibaka has one year and $12.3 million left on his contract. In some ways, this isn’t surprising. Ibaka is coming off an uneven season where his 3-point shooting...
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Philly pulling ahead in race for the 3rd pick?

I feel like I’m trying to keep track of a 29 horse race being run in a hurricane and fog (don’t Neil deGrasse Tyson me here.. I’m trying to set a scene). As we try to figure out where the Celtics cadre of picks may be disseminated, a number of teams seem to be vying for Danny Ainge’s attention. Once again… Philly seems to be the team… Sources: Sixers have had significant...
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Report: Bucks, Celtics talking swap for Middleton, Monroe

Bucks reporter Gerry Woelfel has the scoop: There has been speculation in recent days the Boston Celtics have interest in Kris Middleton, the Milwaukee Bucks’ standout shooting guard. That interest hasn’t waned. According to sources, the Bucks and Celtics are still exploring a potential deal that would send Middleton to the Celtics. Middleton, who can also play small forward...
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DON’T TRADE THAT 2017 NETS PICK!!

Sean Marks is doing his job in Brooklyn. He was giving a crap situation and he knows the only way he can make it better is to tear the whole thing down and build something from the ground up. Where the Nets once cared about winning games just to spite the Celtics and their cache of Brooklyn lottery picks, Marks doesn’t care where his now Boston-owned properties land. So today...
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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...
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Bulls send Derrick Rose to the Knicks

Derrick Rose was once the league’s biggest phenom. He was so good the league basically created a mechanism that would throw transcendent talents like him even more than the most money possible. He was going to get a statue next to Jordan’s. He was going to lead the next Bulls resurgence. Then… his body broke in half. Now, the shell of Derrick Rose is going to be a Knick, in...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Durant doesn’t want to go through this again next year

(AP Photo/Alonzo Adams) During an appearance on ESPN radio this morning, Chris Broussard dropped some insight (I use that term loosely) on Kevin Durant’s plans in free agency: The more I talk to people around this situation, if I had to bet, if I was forced to pick a place, I would have to say Golden State. What I’m being told is Durant wants this decision this summer to be...
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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...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant doesn’t give a sh*t about commercials

SneakerNews Kevin Durant becomes a free-agent in 10 days and he’ll make a decision that could shake-up the NBA. At a recent sneaker launch Durant shared some insight into his thought process: “I know how important this time is,” Durant said. “Like I’ve been saying all season, I have people I trust. I have all the trust in the world in them that we’ll sit down and figure...
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Watch Terry Rozier terrorize nobodies at Isaiah Thomas’ Pro Am

Recap of Zekend! S/o to @teejayregan on the
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Gird your loins, the trades they are a-comin’

A prominent agent told me he expects a flurry of trades around the draft, with some star players even being jettisoned. — Gery Woelfel (@GeryWoelfel) June 20, 2016 Gery Woelfel covers the Bucks, a team apparently trying to be part of this flurry… Sources: Bucks are shopping Greg Monroe hard. He’s owed $17.1 million next season and has a $17.8 million player option for...
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Celtics have 6th best odds to win it all next year

I’m still trying to process Cleveland’s amazing comeback in this year’s Finals… but Vegas being Vegas, they’re already looking at the challengers to the throne. And according to at least one sports book… the Celtics are one of them. Yes, that’s right.. the Celtics, according to The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, are a 20-1 shot to win the whole thing next season and SECOND...
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Rainin’ J’s Ep. 39: Narrowing down the 3rd pick & dream scenarios

It’s our last pre-draft show and we’re narrowing our choices for the third pick down just like the Celtics are. What’s our dream scenario? Who do we wish would drop to 16? And what if we could package some picks and get into the top 10 a second time? All that plus some NBA Finals talk and whether anything really impacts LeBron’s legacy at this point. And remember, we’re...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Danny Ainge just talk trade with Kevin Love’s agent?

Via Real GM (by way of CBS Sports): Danny Ainge attend a workout with Excel Sports Management clients in New York City recently and met with prominent agent Jeff Schwartz, a league source told RealGM’s Andrew Perna. Schwartz represents Love, as well as Harrison Barnes, who will be a restricted free agent this summer. Brandon Ingram, the presumed No. 2 pick in next week’s draft...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Just how badly do the Sixers want Kris Dunn?

Courtesy Bleacher Report There’s another report about the 76ers infatuation with Kris Dunn. They don’t love him enough to take him #1, but there’s speculation Philly might make a play for picks 3 or 4: Where there’s smoke there’s fire, and it seems as though a small inferno is growing around Providence point guard Kris Dunn and the Sixers. Keith Pompey reported back...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

A puzzling Celtics/Lakers trade scenario floated by ESPN

ESPN’s Chad Ford is floating “5 game-changing NBA draft trades we’d like to see” and one of the scenarios involves the Celtics and rival Lakers: Lakers send: D’Angelo Russell and Julius Randle to Boston Celtics send: Picks Nos. 3 and 16 along with Jonas Jerebko, R.J. Hunter and Jordan Mickey to Los Angeles Why the Celtics do it: The Celtics would essentially get two...
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Dragan Bender leads the pack in mock drafts

Nicolas Armer / AP Images via Mass Live We have just ten days left of draft speculation. Will the Celtics trade the pick? If not, who will they take? Your guess is as good as mine (leaning 80/20 there’s a trade). I did a quick search of mock drafts and here’s a look at the most popular choices: 1. Dragan Bender (5 votes) Kevin Pelton/ESPN Insider, Andrew Sharp/SI, Derek Bodner...
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Rainin’ J’s Ep. 38: Sifting through 3rd picks, Kevin Love, & recruiting Durant

The Celtics are working out every basketball player under the sun to figure out who to draft, and no one can come to a consensus on who that third pick will be. We discuss that, whether the team should draft based on need vs. best player available, and we figure out the one question we’d ask a player if we were evaluating him. Plus, should the Celtics pursue Kevin Love, could...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss
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