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May 26, 2017
Hoops Hype
In a nutshell, the Celtics’ 2016-17 season went about as well as any Boston fan could hope, even though the season ended rather quickly against an opponent no one in the East could hope to beat. Boston’s series against the Cavs had short bouts of competitiveness but ultimately the winner was at no point in doubt. And that’s completely fine, as the Celtics are in a position 23 or 24 other teams would love to be in going forward. After trading away Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce before the start of the 2013-14 season, and winning 25 games in that season, making the playoffs three years in...
Boston Herald May 28, 2017
With top pick, free agency coming, Celtics roster will be changing

With top pick, free agency coming, Celtics roster will be changing

The most ground-shaking summer for Danny Ainge since he sent Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to Brooklyn for that treasure trove of first-round picks is probably at hand.The Celtics appear poised to keep the top pick in the draft, and though Ainge insists he is contemplating “four or five” lottery prospects, the odds are that he picks Washington’s Markelle Fultz — a great overall scorer they believe can fit in with Isaiah Thomas, and eventually score enough to end the frustrating offensive droughts that have plagued this team.And then there’s the expected arrival of Ante Zizic — the...
Hoops Hype May 26, 2017
What's next for the Boston Celtics?

What's next for the Boston Celtics?

In a nutshell, the Celtics’ 2016-17 season went about as well as any Boston fan could hope, even though the season ended rather quickly against an opponent no one in the East could hope to beat. Boston’s series against the Cavs had short bouts of competitiveness but ultimately the winner was at no point in doubt. And that’s completely fine, as the Celtics are in a position 23 or 24 other teams would love to be in going forward. After trading away Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce before the start of the 2013-14 season, and winning 25 games in that season, making the playoffs three years in...
Sun Herald May 18, 2017

Towns finishes 4 points out of All-NBA teams

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns just missed out in the All-NBA voting that was released on Thursday. Towns finished with 50 points in the voting by a select panel of …
Boston Herald May 17, 2017
LeBron James ready for hostile crowd in Boston

LeBron James ready for hostile crowd in Boston

Good things happen to good teams.That was LeBron James’ reaction to the Celtics acquiring the first overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft after the ping pong balls fell in the lottery on Tuesday night. “It was just like wow and like OK,” said James. “To be a very, very good team and get the No. 1 pick, man they got the better side of that situation.”The situation, of course, was the trade the Celtics made with Brooklyn in 2013 that sent Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett as headliners in a package that netted them a satchel of first-round picks from the Nets. Now, in consecutive years. the...
Chowder and Champions May 17, 2017

Boston Celtics Mock Draft 1.0: Preliminary post-lottery picks

After months of waiting, the Boston Celtics found out in last night’s NBA Draft Lottery that they would be picking first overall in June’s draft. The Boston Celtics have been waiting for this moment since 2013. When Danny Ainge sent Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Jason Terry to the Brooklyn Nets, the Celtics were put […] Boston Celtics Mock Draft 1.0: Preliminary post-lottery picks - Chowder and Champions - Chowder and Champions - A Boston Sports Site - Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, Bruins and More!
Boston Herald May 17, 2017
Danny Ainge's patience pays off with Celtics' draft lottery win

Danny Ainge's patience pays off with Celtics' draft lottery win

WALTHAM, Mass. — The Boston Celtics have a No. 1 seed and the No. 1 pick.And Danny Ainge is enjoying them both .Its two completely different situations, the Boston basketball boss said Tuesday night after the team won the NBA draft lottery. One is a lot about the future, and one is in the present. This team is a lot of fun to be around this year.Less than 24 hours after a Game 7 victory that put them in the Eastern Conference finals, the Celtics earned the right to choose first in next months draft with the pick they received in the 2013 trade that sent Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to the...
Sun Herald May 16, 2017

Timberwolves drop back a spot in lottery to No. 7

The Minnesota Timberwolves have never been very lucky when it comes the NBA draft lottery. That did not change on Tuesday night. The Timberwolves dropped back one spot in the …
NetsDaily May 16, 2017
Celtics, with Nets pick, win Draft Lottery

Celtics, with Nets pick, win Draft Lottery

And the first pick in the 2017 NBA Draft goes to ... Not the Nets. Instead, the Celtics, the team that scammed the Nets in the 2013 trade, won the overall No. 1 pick. The pick is the next to last payment in the trade that brought Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry to the Nets. Next year’s first round pick, also unprotected, goes to Boston. The Lakers finished second and the 76ers third, part of a swap with the Kings. The Kings in fact may be the biggest winner other than the Celtics, taking home the fifth and tenth pick. Other teams with two picks in the draft include the...
NetsDaily May 16, 2017
Nets Draft Picture: Brooklyn has picks, just not a lot of them

Nets Draft Picture: Brooklyn has picks, just not a lot of them

There’s no way to get around how crippling the Nets trade for Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce has been for the franchise. And Tuesday night, at the Hilton Hotel on Sixth Avenue and 53rd Street in Manhattan could be its climax. As we noted in our latest Off-Season Report, the effect of the trade has been softened (somewhat) by Boston taking a bust (James Young) with the Nets 2014 pick and some deft shuffling permitted the Nets to get a 2016 first round pick back ... and turn it into Caris LeVert. As for the 2018 pick, we can only hope that the Nets do well enough next season to limit the...
Sun Herald May 16, 2017

Celtics, Lakers, 76ers have plenty riding on the NBA lottery

Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Steve Nash are gone, though on Tuesday they won't be forgotten. The former All-Stars have as much to do with this NBA draft lottery as …
Boston Herald May 16, 2017
Celtics, Lakers, 76ers have plenty riding on the NBA lottery

Celtics, Lakers, 76ers have plenty riding on the NBA lottery

NEW YORK — Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Steve Nash are gone, though on Tuesday they wont be forgotten.The former All-Stars have as much to do with this NBA draft lottery as the players of tomorrow.The Boston Celtics can benefit in a big way from trading two former champions, while the Los Angeles Lakers hope a failed trade for one point guard wont cost them a shot at another.Even though the Celtics will play in the Eastern Conference finals this season, they have a 25 percent of landing the No. 1 pick. The Lakers had the NBAs third-worst record in the league but are in danger of not...
Boston Herald May 16, 2017
Bulpett: Tuesday’s lottery unlocks one answer for C’s future

Bulpett: Tuesday’s lottery unlocks one answer for C’s future

The Celtics don’t hold all the cards as they head into this evening’s NBA draft lottery, but they hold more than anyone else in the race for the top pick or, failing that, a place in the top three in the June 22 dispersal.Still reaping the rewards from the 2013 trade that sent Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to Brooklyn, the Celts, after using that club’s first-round spot to take Jaylen Brown at No. 3 last year, have exercised their option to trade opening-round positions with the Nets this year. And they get Brooklyn’s first-round pick unencumbered again next summer.Tonight the Celts,...
CSN New England May 15, 2017

Kevin Garnett fired up on Twitter for Celtics Game 7 win

Former Celtic Kevin Garnett took to Twitter to repeat his famous phrase from 2008, and salute the surprise hero for Boston - Kelly Olynyk.
Celtics awarded No. 1 pick in NBA draft after lottery

Celtics awarded No. 1 pick in NBA draft after lottery

The Celtics finally have found some luck in the NBA lottery.Boston was awarded the first overall pick in the NBA draft next month when the league held its annual draft lottery tonight.The pick comes to the Celtics from the Brooklyn Nets, who finished with the worst record in the NBA this season and traded the right to swap first-round picks to the Celtics in the 2013 deal that sent Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett away from Boston.
Silver Screen and Roll May 13, 2017
NBA Draft Rumors: Agents for top players reportedly don’t want their clients to work out for the Celtics

NBA Draft Rumors: Agents for top players reportedly don’t want their clients to work out for the Celtics

It turns out not having a big role to start your career may not be that desirable. The Boston Celtics have been talked up all year for rebuilding while remaining competitive, the benefit of fleecing the Brooklyn Nets for multiple first-round picks and pick swap rights in the Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce trade. That competitiveness may be attractive to fans, but is apparently less so to agents for the top prospects in the 2017 NBA Draft. The Celtics have the rights to swap picks with the Nets, who ended the season with the worst record in the NBA and league-high 25 percent chance to select...

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