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Celtics Address Backcourt in Draft: Analysis and Roster Implications

Prior to Thursday night’s NBA Draft, there was a lot of talk about whether the Celtics should take highly-touted, but injured, Kansas center Joel Embiid, once a candidate for the top pick, if he were available at number six. Soon, the 76ers threw all that discussion right out the window by selecting Embiid with the third […]

Celtics 2014 Draft Targets: P. J. Hairston

On the morning of the NBA Draft, we take a look at one last prospect the Celtics should consider with their second pick, number 17 overall. Also check out our profiles of point guard Kyle Anderson, center Jusuf Nurkić, small forward T. J. Warren and shooting guard James Young. Name: P. J. Hairston Team: Texas Legends (D-League) Position: […]

Celtics 2014 Draft Targets: Joel Embiid

For other candidates to be taken by the Celtics with the sixth overall pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft, read our profiles on Arizona PF Aaron Gordon, Kentucky PF Julius Randle and Oklahoma State PG Marcus Smart. Name: Joel Embiid College: Kansas Position: Center Age: 20 Stats: 7’0″, 250 lbs. Background Embiid, a native of Cameroon, […]

Celtics 2014 Draft Targets: James Young

Today we take a look at another player the Celtics should consider with their second pick, number 17 overall, in Thursday’s NBA Draft. For other candidates, read up on Kyle Anderson, Jusuf Nurkić and T. J. Warren. Name: James Young College: Kentucky Position: Shooting Guard Age: 18 Stats: 6’6″, 215 lbs. Background Young played in the […]

Celtics 2014 Draft Targets: Jusuf Nurkić

We continue our look at players the Celtics could target with their second pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, number 17 overall. Check out our profiles of UCLA point guard Kyle Anderson and North Carolina State small forward T. J. Warren. For more big men, read up on power forwards Julius Randle of Kentucky and […]

Celtics 2014 Draft Targets: Aaron Gordon

We continue our look at the top candidates to be selected by the Celtics with the sixth pick in this month’s NBA Draft. See also our profiles of Kentucky’s Julius Randle and Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart. Name: Aaron Gordon College: Arizona Position: Power forward Age: 18 Stats: 6’9″, 225 lbs. Background Gordon is one of […]

Celtics Should Target Julius Randle in Draft

Click here for our prospect profile of Randle. With the 2014 NBA Draft approaching, the Boston Celtics are in a spot they have not been in since 2007, drafting inside the lottery with the sixth overall pick. In 2007 the Celtics traded the number 5 pick, Jeff Green, to the Seattle SuperSonics in the Ray Allen […]

Restart the Rumor Mill: Kevin Love in Boston This Weekend

As general manager Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics scout potential lottery picks in the 2014 NBA Draft, Kevin Love may be doing some scouting of his own. Rumor has it that Love is in Boston this weekend, touring the city, catching a Red Sox game (assuredly drawing a raucous cheer from the Fenway Faithful […]

Celtics 2014 Draft Targets: T. J. Warren

We continue our look at players the Celtics could target next month with their second Draft pick, number 17 overall. Click here for our profile of UCLA point guard Kyle Anderson. Name: T. J. Warren College: North Carolina State Position: Small forward Age: 20 Stats: 6’8″, 215 lbs. Background Warren, a graduate of Brewster Academy […]

Celtics 2014 Draft Targets: Marcus Smart

Today we continue our yearly look at players the Celtics should have an eye on ahead of the NBA Draft. Check out our profile of another candidate for the sixth overall pick, Kentucky PF Julius Randle, right here. For another PG Boston could take later in the first round, read about UCLA’s Kyle Anderson here. Name: […]

Celtics 2014 Draft Targets: Kyle Anderson

Earlier this week, we began our rundown of players the Celtics could target with the sixth overall pick in next month’s NBA Draft with our profile of Kentucky power forward Julius Randle. Today we turn to Boston’s other first-round selection, number 17, which they acquired through the trade that sent Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce […]

Celtics 2014 Draft Targets: Julius Randle

The NBA Draft lottery wasn’t kind to the Celtics, who entered it with the fifth-best odds of getting the top pick but wound up with the sixth selection. Boston will also have the 17th overall pick as a result of the blockbuster that sent the remaining members of the Big Three to Brooklyn, and which will […]

Celtics Land 6th Pick at NBA Draft Lottery

The ping pong balls have failed the Celtics once again. Heading into Tuesday night’s lottery, the Celtics held the fifth-best shot at the the No. 1 pick (better than 10%), and had a realistic shot at landing in the top three (33%), where franchise-altering players Joel Embiid, Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker can be had. Instead […]

Celtics Go 1-1 in Draft Order Tiebreakers

On Friday morning the NBA conducted tiebreakers to determine the order or lottery odds for the upcoming Draft in four cases in which teams had identical regular season records, two of which involved the Celtics. Boston lost its random drawing for lottery odds, but won one affecting its other first-round pick. Having both finished at […]

Joel Embiid: Future Celtic?

The Boston Celtics have had a season to forget in 2013-14. With four games remaining, the Celts own a 24-55 record, which is good for fourth worst in the NBA. The Celts did receive the potentially good news on Wednesday, April 9 that Kansas Jayhawks freshman star Joel Embiid officially declared for the NBA draft. It […]