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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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Patrice Bergeron is a finalist to receive the Selke Trophy on Wednesday night at the NHL Awards. The other finalists are Anze Kopitar of the LA Kings and Chicago’s captain Jonathan Toews.

The Selke Trophy is awarded to “the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game.” Bergeron is the reigning trophy holder and this is his fourth nomination in four consecutive seasons. Continue reading Patrice Bergeron a Finalist for the Selke Trophy »

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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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Ortiz gets throw out of Saturday night game against Kansas City

Saturday night in Kansas City the Sox had a performance that seems to sum up the season thus far. Mookie Betts’s lead off blast had the Sox off to a promising start. It was looking as if Boston might win their second straight against the talented Kansas City club with a 4-1 lead into the fifth inning. This was, however, until Rick Porcello imploded in the bottom half of th Continue reading Porcello, Ortiz Ejection Bad in Otherwise Good Weekend for Red Sox »

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Major League Baseball cancelled 60-65 million All-star game votes due to a high percentage of votes going to Kansas City Royals players. Can the MLB do this? Is it fair?

If voting were to close today eight Kansas City players would be part of the team. This is a classic case of technology beating the system.

Continue reading MLB Cancels 60 Million All-Star Game Votes »

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1. Red Sox:

* A Father’s Day gift to desperate Sox fans – 12 extra base hits

* Wade Miley a Dice K like performance over six shutout innings

* How come I feel when Hanley makes a catch they should stop the game and give him the ball

* Why is De Aza getting at bats over Jackie Bradley Jr?

* Does Uehara really need work in a 13-0 game?

* Hitting over .300 in June – Betts, Holt, Pedroia, Sandoval, Bogaerts, Hanley

* Sox are on pace to win less than 70

* Red Sox failed challenges (46% in 2014 – 63% in 2015)

* I’m not a big Ortiz guy but that umpire should be sanctioned for looking for a fight after he missed two pitches in Ortiz’s at bat (Ortiz is paid to stay in games – also he pushed Farrell) – umpire Drekman calls balls out of the strike zone strikes 16.67% of time Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Sox Celebrate Solstice Day »

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