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Celtics Sign Amir Johnson to 2-Year, $24 Million Deal

By on July 2, 2015 at 8:29am
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The Boston Celtics signed Amir Johnson to a 2-year, $24 million deal on Wednesday.

Last season he spent his sixth season with the Toronto Raptors, in which he averaged 9.3 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. He helped the Raptors earn the Atlantic division championship last season and the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference. He was originally drafted out of high school by the Detroit Pistons in 2005.

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Terry Rozier (Justin Aller/Getty Images)

I wrote before the draft that having a pick outside the lottery meant that Thursday night didn’t really matter unless Celtics GM Danny Ainge pulled off something crazy. Well, it appears that he tried, failed and got a consolation prize of a bunch of limited but somewhat talented pieces to add to his roster of limited but somewhat talented pieces.

I also mentioned before the draft that the collections of picks Ainge has collected the last few years might not seem as valuable as it might seem and trading them sooner rather than later would be smart. Apparently, other teams felt the same way as one after another rejected the heavily protected future first rounders that Ainge was likely throwing at them to try and move up in the draft. Continue reading In Ainge We Trust… I Guess? »

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The long wait for the 16th pick is over and the Celtics have selected Terry Rozier, guard, University of Louisville. With both big men Karl-Anthony Towns and Jahlil Okafor going in the top three and the Lakers making the move to take D’Angelo Russell number two overall, there were few surprises in the top three picks. The rest of the lottery showed many names that fans and experts predicted would be drafted however not necessarily in the order that most had thought. Continue reading Celtics Draft Terry Rozier, R.J. Hunter, Jordan Mickey; Make No Trade »

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Which of these guys will still be on the roster?

The day of the NBA draft has arrived and its bound to bring nation-wide excitement. NBA fans around the league are in store for a night of surprise and elation as they watch their favorite teams draft and trade players in hope of assembling a championship caliber team. Tonight is especially exhilarating for Celtics fans. It is very clear Danny Ainge plans to actively seek trades, and he has openly stated that no one on the roster is considered “untouchable”. The abundance of draft picks and young talent, retention of coveted trade exceptions, and cap room availability have created a lot of opinions about the potential directions Ainge may pursue. No one knows how the night will unfold, but it sure is fun to speculate.

Many expect the Celtics to trade up for a lottery pick in the draft. Earlier this week there were rumors of a trade with the Sixers involving a package that included Marcus Smart in exchange for Nerlens Noel and the third overall draft pick. Continue reading Expect Changes to the Celtics Roster »

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Danny Ainge (Photo by Rich Obrey/NBAE via Getty Images)

With the 2015 NBA Draft less than 48 hours away, it appears that draft night is going to be very important for the Celtics once again. The big questions that will continue to lure over the C’s until the draft is underway is what should the Celts do on draft night?

During last year’s draft, there was all kinds of chatter that the C’s were going to trade for a marquee player (aka Kevin Love), instead, they stayed at home and drafted Marcus Smart, (#6) and James Young, (#17). This year’s draft has different feel, but the rumors are swirling as strong as ever. There was even a proposed trade this week, that the C’s were trying to send Smart, and their two first round picks, (#16 and #28), to the Philadelphia 76ers for Nerlens Noel and the #3 pick. The trade offer was rejected by Philly, but this proposal shows that even the Celtics best players may be traded Thursday night. Continue reading What are Viable Options for the Celtics on Draft Night? »

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According to Broderick Turner of the L.A. Times, the Boston Celtics have offered Marcus Smart, their number 16 and 28th picks in the first round, to the Philadelphia 76ers for Nerlens Noel and the third overall pick in Thursday’s annual draft. The 76ers however, decided to decline their offer.

The 76ers already have five picks in the draft this year so it would make sense for them to turn it down. Both the Celtics and 76ers are likely to either trade some of their picks or use some to draft international players that they can stash overseas for a few years while still developing. No team wants to have four or five rookies to start a year. Continue reading Celtics Propose Blockbuster Trade to 76ers »

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Kelly Oubre (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

A lot has been made of the difficult time the Celtics have had trying to workout prospects. Some players, such as Wisconsin’s Sam Dekker have pulled out of their workouts and it is unclear why. Whether they think the 16th spot is lower than they would want to go or its lower than they think they should go or they are afraid general manager Danny Ainge is just goin Continue reading Why This Year’s NBA Draft Doesn’t Really Matter »

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