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With 4 picks in draft, Celtics have to cast wide net

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) The Boston Celtics are working out potential draft picks this week at the team's training facility. The team has four picks in next month's draft. They have two in the first round and two more in the second. Director of player personnel Austin Ainge says the team will look at as many as 100 or more players to get ready for the draft. That includes players they...
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Celtics’ Heap Of 2015 Draft Picks Presents New Challenges, Advantages

WALTHAM, Mass. — The Boston Celtics owned two of the top 17 picks in the 2014 NBA draft. This year, they have just one selection in the top 17 but another three in the bottom 43. The size and scope of Boston’s 2015 draft haul (the 16th, 28th, 33rd and 45th picks, to be exact) means the Celtics’ war room will be a very busy place over the next month. “We do have four...
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Celtics owner assures IOC that Boston locals will support Olympics

  The new leader of Boston's troubled bid for the 2024 Olympics has told the IOC that local residents will support the effort once they've been fully informed of the plans and the long-term benefits of the games. A delegation of Boston and U.S. Olympic Committee leaders met with IOC officials in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Wednesday as part of the new "invitation phase" for bid cities...
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Austin Ainge: Marcus Smart’s NBA Draft Workout With Celtics Was ‘Horrible’

WALTHAM, Mass. — Have you ever bombed a job interview? Just left a terrible first impression on a prospective employer? Marcus Smart has. That’s right: Before the Boston Celtics point guard became the sixth overall pick, a second-team All-Rookie selection and a key part of the franchise’s future, he was an NBA draft hopeful who fell flat on his face in a pre-draft workout...
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Celtics Pre-Draft Workouts: Bobby Portis Highlights Big Man-Laden Group

WALTHAM, Mass. — Another crop of NBA prospects invaded the Boston Celtics’ practice facility Wednesday for the team’s latest pre-draft workout. Here’s a look at the six draft hopefuls that were in attendance: Rakeem Christmas, F, Syracuse Big men headlined Tuesday’s workout group, and Christmas has been one of the better ones in college basketball over the past four years...
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Should the Celtics risk drafting Robert Upshaw?

Robert Upshaw has character issues. He was kicked off two separate teams in college, has failed several drug tests and could very well be the next Larry Sanders. Those things matter a lot when analyzing potential prospects in the NBA draft. What else matters? The fact that he's a seven-foot defensive monster who was arguably the best shot blocker in college basketball last season...
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James Young ready for breakout sophomore season

James Young's rookie season was like stop-and-go traffic, plagued by various injuries that began with a pre-draft car accident that negatively affected his stock, allowing the Boston Celtics to snag him with the 17th overall pick.The Celtics are extremely happy with where he's at heading into next year, and the feeling around the organization is that the 19-year-old would be a lottery...
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Jared Sullinger is entering the most important year of his life

Jared Sullinger is far from a perfect basketball player, but his positive qualities and intriguing skill-set make him someone the Boston Celtics could conceivably keep around for the next 10 years. He can really rebound, and plays with intelligence on the defensive end. But there are flaws to his game that coincide with a worrisome injury history that hovers above ongoing weight...
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Should Celtics keep Jared Sullinger or Kelly Olynyk?

Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk are each coming off mildly disappointing seasons. Neither took a major step forward to show any significant improvement, and the Boston Celtics are now in a position where re-signing both (or one) to a long-term deal after their rookie-scale contract is up is far from a sure thing.If they're faced with choosing only one, which player should it be...
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Restricted free agent Jae Crowder wants to stay with the Celtics

After coming to the Boston Celtics in a mid-season trade for franchise legend Rajon Rondo, Jae Crowder didn't waste any time putting a finger print on his new team. The 24-year-old wing played with tenacity on both ends of the floor, earning big minutes and a meaningful role in Brad Stevens' rotation. Now, he's a restricted free agent, which means Boston can match any deal another...
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Taking a look at Brad Stevens' trade value

Last week on Boston.com a Globe reader by the name Ted F marinated on Brad Stevens the trade asset for a while. His conclusion? The only players in the NBA he'd deal Bradley Kent Stevens for were Anthony Davis and ... that's it. That's Ted F's whole wish list for Stevens. No Lebron, no Steph, no Harden. Not the first pick in the draft. If Ted F was the Celts' GM: you better dangle...
Via Celtics Life
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Rebuilding The Celtics: Jared Sullinger Entering Make-Or-Break Season

Editor’s note: As the Boston Celtics head into the offseason, NESN.com takes a closer look at each player on the roster in an effort to determine who will stick around for next season and who will wind up elsewhere. Next up: Jared Sullinger. After three injury-plagued seasons, the Celtics still are not sure exactly what they have in Sullinger. At times, the 23-year-old big man...
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Your Morning Dump… Where you’ll probably hate what LeBron did last night

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. James dominated this series. He had 23 points, nine rebounds and seven assists in Game 4, and for the lopsided series, he averaged 30.3 points, 11 rebounds and 9.3 assists, becoming the first player in NBA history...
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Isaiah Thomas hosts basketball tournament in hometown

Isaiah Thomas returned home this holiday weekend to host his second annual "Memorial Day Zeke-End Basketball Tournament" in Tacoma, Washington.The tournament brought 24 adult teams littered with NBA talent to Foss High School in Tacoma for the three-day event.The Celtics were well represented at the tournament, with Kelly Olynyk and Phil Pressey playing on Thomas' team and Avery...
Via Celtics Life
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Uncertain future for Chris Babb

The NBA is a business and over the last two seasons, the Celtics have employed virtually every type of player the league has to offer. They housed a former champion in Tayshaun Prince and a past college star in Evan Turner, just to name a few. The majority of guys who spent time in green these past years were relatively established role players, and for them, it was business as...
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Boston Celtics: Grading Their Season

  Source: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images North America By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… Season Summary The Boston Celtics improved immensely over the course of the 2015 season, as they were able to make their way into the playoff picture with a 40-42 season, despite losing Rajon Rondo via trade. They were able to stumble upon a surprisingly effective Jae Crowder, while...
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Boston Celtics News & Notes from May 26: Danny Ainge wants Isaiah Thomas' input on free agents; JaVale McGee still a potential target for Celtics; Lots of trade-up options in NBA Draft

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Why Thomas may be a valuable free agency recruiting tool

Isaiah Thomas recently told The Boston Globe that Celtics general manager Danny Ainge asked to let him know about any free agents the 5'9" point guard would like to play with in the future. Boston has plenty of cap space this summer, but so does everybody else. Their advantage is having a sociable player who can make phone calls and let prospective free agents know what playing...
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Stevens knows what type of players the Celtics need to acquire

The Boston Celtics have several weaknesses heading into next season. They don't have any superstars or even All-Star level talent. They don't have a true starting center who can crash the glass, anchor the defense and protect the rim. Brad Stevens knows these things are critical ingredients in a winning recipe, but he also values a different type of player. Here's what he recently...
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Sullinger using doubt as fuel this offseason

On February 22, Jared Sullinger's season was thought to be over when the Boston Celtics announced he suffered a left metatarsal stress fracture. He'd eventually make a miraculous return late in the regular season and was in Boston's rotation during its brief playoff run, but as a whole, Sullinger's third year in the NBA was a mild disappointment.He was publicly scolded by general...
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Brad Stevens loves being involved in the draft process

Celtics head coach Brad Stevens is a virtuous Xs and Os magician. He summons the very best out of those who play for him and puts guys in the best possible position to succeed. But Stevens also loves working after the season is over, when it's time for the draft. He still has several ties to collegiate basketball, and enjoys participating in the entire process to help Boston be...
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Boston Celtics: Potential draft day trade-up targets

As the NBA Draft nears, the Boston Celtics are diligently examining the players on their big board and finalizing the short list of prospects they will be looking to select when their name is called on draft day. While this should be a strong draft class, the talent pool is a little top heavy, as there are only 7 or 8 truly elite prospects. The Celtics, who have two picks in the...
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Video: The greatest 4th-quarter comeback in NBA playoff history was 13 years ago today

Celtics vs. Nets, May 25, 2002.  The 4th-quarter score read 41-16, Celtics.  I don't remember ever seeing anyone get to the rim the way Paul Pierce did in that final period.Follow Mark Vandeusen on Twitter @LucidSportsFan
Via Celtics Life
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Jared Sullinger wishes you would believe in him

[begin sarcasm]No matter how many years Jared Sullinger remains at an inflated playing weight, people keep thinking he will continue weighing in heavy. No matter how many conditioning-related injuries he suffers, people keep assuming he will deal with more conditioning-related injuries. People can be so ridiculous to assume that the past is a reasonable predictor of the present....
Via Celtics Life
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas: Danny Ainge wants my input on free agents

It sounds like Isaiah Thomas will be adding the title of NBA recruiter to his resume this summer. The Boston Celtics plan to be big players in free agency this offseason, and Danny Ainge, the team’s president of basketball operations, is seeking the help of his No. 1 scorer. “Danny said if there’s any free agent out there I’m interested in, to let him know,” Thomas...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss
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