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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 […]

Recapping the Draft: Meet the Celtics Rookies

The Celtics made headlines this week as general manager Danny Ainge finally decided to blow the roster up, sending head coach Doc Rivers to the L. A. Clippers and reportedly finalizing a blockbuster deal with the Brooklyn Nets. Meanwhile, Thursday night’s draft has taken a backseat as far as the Celtics are concerned. With the rebuilding process well underway, it’s […]

Celtics Trade Up, Select Gonzaga’s Olynyk in NBA Draft

The Celtics traded the 16th pick and two future second round picks to the Dallas Mavericks for Kelly Olynyk, the 13th pick in the NBA Draft. Olynyk averaged 17 points and 7 rebounds in his junior season at Gonzaga. Olynyk is 7’0″ and has the ability to score the basketball inside and out. His most […]

Celtics 2013 Draft Primer

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been covering prospects that may be available for the Celtics to select in tonight’s NBA draft. With the Celtics future up in the air, the team is looking to add talent that can blossom into an NBA player for the team, or develop into an asset the team can […]

Report: Cavs, Bucks interested in Paul Pierce

Yesterday evening ESPN reported that the Cleveland Cavaliers and Milwaukee Bucks are both interested in acquiring Celtics veteran Paul Pierce. It is believed that if Pierce is bought out by the Celtics, he would have no interest in signing with either team. The Celtics want a 1st round pick in return for Pierce. Danny Ainge has the […]

2013 Celtics Draft Targets: Mason Plumlee

Name: Mason Plumlee College: Duke Position: Power forward/center Age: 23 Size: 6’11″, 240 lbs. Background The brother of current Pacers power forward Miles Plumlee, Mason is, along with Lehigh guard C. J. McCollum and Kansas center Jeff Withey, one of the few seniors projected to go in the first round in this year’s draft. Plumlee averaged a […]

Celtics 2013 Draft Targets: Ricky Ledo

Name: Ricky Ledo College: Providence Position: Shooting guard Age: 20 Stats: 6’6″, 195 lbs. Background Ledo is one of the biggest question marks in this year’s draft because he didn’t play a single collegiate game in 2012-13. After bouncing around New England high schools, the Rhode Island native graduated from South Kent School in Connecticut, […]

Celtics 2013 Draft Targets: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Name: Giannis Antetokounmpo Club: Filathlitikos B.C. (Greece) Position: Small forward Age: 18 Stats: 6’9″, 195 lbs. Background Antetokounmpo, the son of Nigerian immigrants, played his first season of pro ball last year with Filathlitikos B.C. in Greece’s second-tier A2 Basketball League, where he averaged 9.5 points and 5 rebounds per game, shot 46.4% from the […]

Celtics 2013 Draft Targets: Steven Adams

For other big men on the Celtics’ radar, check out the profiles on Louisville’s Gorgui Dieng and Rudy Gobert of France. Name: Steven Adams College: Pittsburgh Position: Center Age: 19 Stats: 7’0″, 255 lbs. Background A New Zealand native, Adams is the youngest of the 18 children (no, that’s not a typo) of an English Royal […]

Celtics 2013 Draft Targets: Shane Larkin

Name: Shane Larkin College: Miami Position: Point guard Age: 20 Stats: 6’0″, 170 lbs. Background The son of Hall of Fame shortstop Barry Larkin, Shane originally committed to DePaul but transferred to Miami just before the start of his freshman year. By the end of his freshman season, he had earned the starting point guard spot. This […]

Celtics 2013 Draft Targets: Rudy Gobert

For the first isntalment of our Draft preview, on Louisville’s Gorgui Dieng, click here. For part 2, on German PG Dennis Schröder, click here. Name: Rudy Gobert Club: Cholet Basket (France) Position: Center Age: 20 Stats: 7’2″, 240 lbs. Background Gobert will enter the NBA largely on the strength of his physique, much more than […]

Celtics 2013 Draft Targets: Dennis Schröder

Today we continue our look at potential Celtics Draft selections. Read the first instalment, on Louisville’s Gorgui Dieng, here. Name: Dennis Schröder Club: Phantoms Braunschweig (Germany) Position: Point guard Age: 19 Stats: 6’2″, 165 lbs. Background One of several European players projected to go in the first round, Schröder is often compared to Rajon Rondo, […]

Celtics 2013 Draft Targets: Gorgui Dieng

The 2013 NBA Draft is a month away and while three teams still remain in the hunt for the Championship, the Celtics are already looking at prospects they could target on June 27th. Boston has only one pick in this year’s Draft, the 16th of the first round, and two clear positions of need: a true point guard […]

Video: Danny Ainge Introduces Celtics’ Rookies to Boston Media

The Boston Celtics introduced rookies, Jared Sullinger, Fab Melo and Kris Joseph to the Boston media on Monday at the Jackson/Mann School in Allston. The Celtics will look to develop the young big men behind Kevin Garnett in the coming season. Garnett will be entering his 18th NBA season. Sullinger’s Ohio State Buckeyes stormed through […]