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What to Expect from Boston’s Rookies

The Boston Celtics decided go to for youth in this years draft. Their three first round draft picks are 19, 19 and 20 years old. The Celtics are drafting for the long term, with high end potential in mind. Unfortunately, that also makes it much more difficult for their rookies to have an impact in […] What to Expect from Boston’s Rookies - Hardwood Houdini - Hardwood Houdini...
Via Hardwood Houdini
1 hour ago

W2W4: Boston Celtics Summer League

Here’s why you should be excited about the Boston Celtics Summer League season The NBA Draft has come and gone, and now the Boston Celtics are gearing up for the upcoming free agency period starting on July 1. The Celtics were able to secure a meeting with coveted free agent Kevin Durant and should be […] W2W4: Boston Celtics Summer League - Hardwood Houdini - Hardwood Houdini...
Via Hardwood Houdini
3 hours ago

Ainge to Celtics fans: Boo me, not Jaylen Brown

From Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston:Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said he genuinely felt bad when he found out that team co-owner Wyc Grousbeck was showered with boos while addressing fans at the team's draft party on Thursday at TD Garden, following Boston's selection of Jaylen Brown with the third overall pick.Having been at the TD Garden on draft...
Via Celtics Life
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: NBA Draft’s biggest losers

Draft night was supposed to symbolize the Boston Celtics crossing the threshold of mediocrity entering championship contention contention, but instead it proved underwhelming, with the passive nature of Danny Ainge and company likely keeping the team implanted in their position of hard-working overachievers who will be outmatched in the postseason. Most importantly, it was a message...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Celtics' Jaylen Brown explains why he wanted to work out against all the other top prospects

Video courtesy of WEEI's Mike Petraglia: "I'm overly confident. I'm the hardest worker in this draft. Rome wasn't built in a day. You'll see" Jaylen Brown pic.twitter.com/ZaKMiMXHhv — Mike Petraglia (@Trags) June 24, 2016 Love Jaylen Brown's confidence and belief that he will develop into a star: "Rome wasn’t built in a day; it will take time, but you’ll see." — Taylor C...
Via Celtics Life
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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
1 day 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
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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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2 days 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
2 days 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...
Via NESN.com
2 days 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...
Via Red's Army
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

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...
Via Yardbarker
3 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...
Via isportsweb.com
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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

Danny Ainge's Immaculately Appointed Used Car Lot

A franchise can persist as an idea for a while in today's NBA. Sam Hinkie got three-plus years to tear down the Sixers without even beginning to build them into something. The Giannis Era Milwaukee Bucks haven't been much more than a lanky fever-dream since drafting the Greek Freak in 2013 and John Hammond is still the team's general manager. Dell Demps landed Anthony Davis in 2012...
Via RealGM - NBA
4 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
4 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...
Via Sportsnaut
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
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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