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Paul Pierce thinks Celtics should trade top overall pick

Paul Pierce has a recommendation for what the Boston Celtics should do with the pick that he helped them land.In an appearance on ESPN’s “The Jump” on Wednesday, the 10-time All-Star expressed his belief that the Celtics should trade the No. 1 overall pick.“You trade this pick, because he [Markelle Fultz] cannot help the Celtics get over the top,” said Pierce, per Chris Walder of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Celtics owner implies team will keep No. 1 pick

There has been some talk that the Boston Celtics may look to move the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft for a superstar, but owner Wyc Grousbeck downplayed that notion after the team won the lottery.Grousbeck noted that “it makes a lot of sense” to keep the pick instead of dealing it for an established superstar, citing salary as one reason. The Celtics had apparently floated the pick...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Celtics owner: ‘I don’t think we’re as good as Cleveland’

The Boston Celtics are on the verge of clinching the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, but owner Wyc Grousbeck isn’t exactly exuding much confidence.In an appearance on WEEI’s Ordway, Merloni & Fauria on Wednesday, Grousbeck expressed skepticism that his team could compete with the rival Cleveland Cavaliers in the playoffs.“I don’t think we’re as good as Cleveland,” said...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 12, 2017  |  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 trade...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Celtics owner wonders if Rondo is uncoachable

First things first, I'm the realest I think the title makes it sound a little worse than it really was.That said, the title is completely accurate. On last night's "Sports Final Overtime" on WBZ, Grousbeck was asked about Rajon Rondo as part of an interview which was meant to preview the upcoming season. While Grousbeck said some positive things -- calling Rondo a great player, a...
Via Celtics Life
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Celtics owner: 'We're going to have to go the more patient route'

At the Basketball Hall of Fame ceremonies on Friday, Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck spoke to The Boston Globe about the team's future, and returning the franchise to prominence.  Via Gary Washburn, Grousbeck said:I said we’d try for fireworks and we tried. I’m reasonably content that first of all we tried as hard as we could and second of all we added some good pieces. But we have...
Via Celtics Life
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

It's Lottery Day! Owner Wyc Grousbeck discusses what it means for the Celtics' future

Tonight the Celtics' fate for decades to come will be determined by the random bouncing of ping-pong balls.  OK, that's probably a little over-dramatic.  Or is it?  Via Baxter Holmes of The Boston Globe, here are the thoughts of C's co-owner Wyc Grousbeck:When we see what pick it is, the phones will start ringing and we’ll start answering the phones. That KG deal might be once in...
Via Celtics Life
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Wyc Grousbeck predicts fireworks this summer

Not every NBA franchise is lucky to have an ownership group that seems to get it. Boston can count itself as one of the few that does. Over the last few weeks, owner Wyc Grousbeck has been vocal and optimistic about the future of the Celtics. From trading shots with Kings owner Vivek Ranadive about who exactly is tanking, to declaring interest in Andrew Wiggins, Grousbeck is doing...
Via Celtics Life
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Wyc riled up over losing Ray to Miami

Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck was on WEEI this afternoon talking about Ray Allen’s defection to Miami: “I was utterly surprised,” Grousbeck said. “I knew there was some emotion involved. I respect Ray and I always will. … He’s been a great Celtic and we’ll never forget that. “I was surprised, I wasn’t utterly shocked. Let’s face it: He was not necessarily going to start. He was not...
Via Red's Army
July 09, 2012  |  Discuss

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