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2009 NBA Draft: Round 1 Pick Analysis

Here we go, pick by pick, through the first round of the 2009 NBA Draft: Round 1 1. Los Angeles Clippers: Blake Griffin – F – Oklahoma No surprise here. Griffin was easily the best player in the college ranks this past season. There’s also no surprise that the Clippers need all the help they […]

NBA Draft Lacks Local Flair

This year’s NBA Draft seems to be about as ho-hum as you can get in terms of Boston storylines. That is, unless the Celtics pull the trigger on one of the many rumors floating around surrounding Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen. The C’s first round pick is gone, a part of the Kevin Garnett trade, […]

Feeling a Draft? Could Be Trade Winds

Every June each year, the best of the best in the world of high school and collegiate athletics set their sights on making the big leagues. Major League Baseball kicked this off by holding their amateur entry draft two weeks ago, and this week, the focus turns to winter sports, as the NBA will stage […]

Celtics 2009 NBA Draft Preview

Two years ago around this time the Boston Celtics faced a tough decision. Would it be Corey Brewer or Yi Jianlian? You remember what I’m talking about, right? It wasn’t that long ago when the Celtics would become the latest NBA draft lottery victim as the team with the best chances to get prized prospects […]

Celtics Interested in 2nd Pick?

The Celtics, despite holding just one late-second round selection in this month’s NBA Draft, have been involved in some strange rumors lately. There’s a report in Tuesday’s Memphis Commercial-Appeal that says the Celtics might be interested in acquiring the No. 2 pick in the NBA Draft from the Memphis Grizzlies. …The Griz still are entertaining […]

So, Who is J.R. Giddens Anyway?

During the 2007 NBA Draft, Danny Ainge began his magical offseason and before the night was done, the Celtics had acquired Ray Allen and Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis for Jeff Green, Delonte West, and Wally Szczerbiak. That, as everyone now knows, led to the acquisition of Kevin Garnett and the eventual NBA Champion rolling rally […]

Celtics Four-Point Play: NBA Draft Preview

In this edition of the Four-Point Play, I’ll have a full preview of the NBA Draft and a quick look back at what the Celtics had going into last year’s draft. 1. What a difference a year makes: In 2007, the Celtics had the No. 5 selection in the NBA Draft. It’s truly to amazing […]

Celtics Four-Point Play 5-21

In this edition of the Celtics Four-Point Play, I’ll discuss Game 1 between the Celtics and Pistons, the NBA Draft Lottery, the rumored trade between the Nets and Nuggets, and the latest about Tim Donaghy. 1. The Celtics defeated the Pistons 88-79 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. I was pretty impressed by […]

NBA Age Limit: Good or Bad?

Kendrick Perkins, above, was a late first round pick out of high school in the 2003 draft.(Courtesy of NBA.com) In the last few years, the Celtics have drafted or traded for a few players that came directly from high school to the NBA (Sebastian Telfair, Gerald Green, Al Jefferson, Kevin Garnett). Before the NBA draft […]

Did the Celts dodge a bullet?

In what has been a rollercoaster of an off-season for the Celtics, maybe they actually came out ahead. ESPN.com reports that the Trail Blazers vaunted rookie center Greg Oden will most likely miss the 07-08 season after undergoing knee surgery on Thursday. Cartilage damage was found during an exploratory procedure thus micro-fracture surgery was performed […]

Celtics Four-Point Play 9/12

Here’s the second post of a weekly series of the Celtics Four-Point Play to appear every Wednesday morning on Sports of Boston. This is where I will compile four (4) small and related Celtics facts and offer my own spin on a variety of Celtics news stories. The general format will be a short blurb […]