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About the pick the Dallas Mavericks owe the Celtics

How valuable will it be? That's debatable. It has only been a few months since the trade, but early results indicate that the Celtics "won" the trade with the Mavericks.  In theory, they got the most talented player, but Rajon Rondo was a complete bust in Dallas and sent packing even before the playoffs completed. The Celtics, meanwhile, got Jae Crowder (re-signed to an extension), Brandan Wright (traded for a heavily protected pick - likely to turn into 2 second rounders), cap filler, a protected 1st from Dallas, and a conditional 2nd rounder from Dallas (plus a TPE that will likely be...

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Boston Herald 22 hours ago
Kelly Olynyk’s summer school

Kelly Olynyk’s summer school

SALT LAKE CITY — Brad Stevens’ attempt to improve the Celtics’ offseason culture has resonated with Kelly Olynyk.The 7-foot forward, a fixture in Waltham throughout pre-draft workouts and the summer league team’s minicamp, simply moved west with the caravan.Olynyk ran through a few pick-and-roll and shooting drills with the coach and assistant Jay Larranaga before the team’s practice yesterday at Energy Solutions Arena.
Boston Herald Jul 5, 2015
With injury behind him, Marcus Smart ready for next step

With injury behind him, Marcus Smart ready for next step

WALTHAM — Marcus Smart has never seen “Demolition Man.” He wasn’t born until the year after the Sylvester Stallone-Wesley Snipes film hit theaters. But his new ’do, a faux-hawk with lighter coloring on top, bears more than a little resemblance to that worn by Snipes’ character, Simon Phoenix.“It’s just for the fun of it,” Smart said after the Celtics’ last full workout before heading to summer league. “Just trying something new. Why not, right? It’s not bad.”
Boston Herald Jul 4, 2015
Phil Pressey wants Celtics to notice

Phil Pressey wants Celtics to notice

WALTHAM — The new guy on the floor with the Celtics summer-leaguers Friday wasn’t exactly new. Phil Pressey has spent two seasons with the C’s, and while many guys of similar experience won’t be messing with games in Salt Lake City and Las Vegas, this 5-foot-11 point guard has points to make.
Boston Herald Jul 4, 2015
Celtics Notebook: Young excels with 2nd helping

Celtics Notebook: Young excels with 2nd helping

WALTHAM — Brad Stevens likes what he’s seeing in second-year swingman James Young.The Kentucky product showed good offensive aptitude as a rookie, but missed on a chance to stick in the rotation by not being as attentive as needed in other areas of the game.Young looks . . . different.“Yeah, I mean way different just from a physical standpoint,” said Stevens. “He’s bigger, stronger.
Boston Herald Jul 2, 2015
Jae Crowder back where he wanted to be with Celtics

Jae Crowder back where he wanted to be with Celtics

WALTHAM -- Jae Crowder did take a bit of time to see if the grass was greener elsewhere, but he didn’t take long to decide to stick with the capital “G” Green.According to league sources, Dallas and New York were the other two main suitors for the 6-7 wing, but after finally finding a team that was willing to play to his strengths, he wasn’t about to leave the Celtics. The restricted free agent’s return was secured with a five-year, $35 million deal.
Boston Herald Jul 2, 2015
Bulk up, buckle down

Bulk up, buckle down

WALTHAM — James Young admits that his sense of self took a beating last season, when the same cycle fed on itself.The second-year Celtics forward would take the shuttle up to Portland, Maine, play like an All-Star for the Red Claws of the Development League, and get brusquely knocked back to reality once he returned to Boston.“I was skinnier, pushed around, and I didn’t want to feel like that anymore,” the swingman said yesterday following the Celtics summer league team’s first practice.“I’m just stronger.”

Sources: C's, Jerebko agree on 2 years, $10M

Sources: C's, Jerebko agree on 2 years, $10M

We Love Anthony Davis - Are the Celtics doomed? 7-1-15

How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
Boston Herald Jul 1, 2015
Celtics Notebook: Free thinking for future

Celtics Notebook: Free thinking for future

WALTHAM — The Celtics may be a season or two away from having enough cache to attract a major free agent, but Danny Ainge is resolute.“Free agents will come, but we have to create an environment that will make players want to be here,” the Celtics president of basketball operations said during yesterday’s press conference to introduce draft picks Terry Rozier, R.J. Hunter, Jordan Mickey and Marcus Thornton. “We have a fantastic ownership group, a fantastic head coach, a lot of quality young players.
Boston Herald Jul 1, 2015
Danny Ainge couldn’t wait for Terry Rozier

Danny Ainge couldn’t wait for Terry Rozier

WALTHAM — It’s Danny Ainge’s job to sell as much as manage at this time of year, and the Celtics president of basketball operations was in marketing overdrive yesterday.Ainge’s first challenge is dealing with a public disappointed that he didn’t trade up into the lottery during last week’s NBA draft. The second challenge is who he took with the 16th pick — Terry Rozier. While the Louisville guard is as tough and driven as anyone in this year’s draft class, most teams had him ranked much lower than No. 16.
Boston Herald Jul 1, 2015
Danny Ainge readies patient approach

Danny Ainge readies patient approach

WALTHAM — These can be anxious times for the Celtics, what with the opening of the free agent negotiating period and the flock of trades that is expected to follow.Danny Ainge has salary cap space and players and trade exceptions and draft picks to use as currency in the marketplace, but he knows he can’t afford to get trigger-happy as those assets burn a hole in his wallet.What the Celts president of basketball operations wants to be, more than anything, is ready.
Boston Herald Jun 30, 2015
Celtics confident underrated draft picks will pan out goes

Celtics confident underrated draft picks will pan out goes

It’s Danny Ainge’s job to sell as much as manage at this time of year, and the Celtics president of basketball operations was in marketing overdrive Tuesday.Ainge’s first challenge is dealing with a public disappointed by his inability to trade up into the lottery during last week’s NBA Draft. The second challenge is who he took with the 16th pick – Terry Rozier. The Louisville guard is as tough and driven as anyone in this year’s draft class. Most teams also had him ranked much lower than No. 16.
Boston Herald Jun 30, 2015
Bulpett: Patient Celtics will be ready to strike

Bulpett: Patient Celtics will be ready to strike

WALTHAM -- These can be anxious times for the Celtics, what with the opening of the free agent negotiating period and the flock of trades that is expected to follow.Danny Ainge has cap space and players and trade exceptions and draft picks to use as currency in the marketplace, but he knows he can’t afford to get trigger-happy as those assets burn a hole in his wallet.What the Celts’ president of basketball operations wants to be, more than anything, is ready.
Boston Herald Jun 30, 2015
Courting some NBA stars

Courting some NBA stars

Here is a look at some potential Celtics targets listed by category:YEAH, RIGHT ...LeBron James, ClevelandLittle or no chance he has or will ever utter the line, “I’m taking my talents to Revere Beach.” (He’s missing out.)Tim Duncan, San AntonioEighteen years after Shamrock Nation prayed for his arrival, no one’s left the porch light on for Timmay.DARE TO DREAM (but don’t forget to set the alarm)

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