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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 […]

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 […]