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Boston Celtics Daily Links 4/20/14

Boston Celtics Daily Links 4/20/14

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Boston Herald Apr 20, 2014
Brad Stevens shoots into Celtics offseason

Brad Stevens shoots into Celtics offseason

The patch of Wellesley asphalt isn’t wide, but there’s enough room for five or six neighborhood kids to horse around with a basketball and heave it at that iconic symbol of suburban America, the driveway hoop.The sight brings delight to Brad Stevens’ face as his 8-year-old son, Brady, makes time disappear on an early spring afternoon with his friends.
Boston Herald Apr 19, 2014
Celtics Notebook: Pickin’ their spot

Celtics Notebook: Pickin’ their spot

Much to the tweeted disappointment of their fan base, the Celtics lost their tiebreaking “coin toss” with Utah yesterday, and will enter the May 20 lottery with the fifth most combinations at 103 — one less than the fourth-seated Jazz.Each team finished the regular season with 25-57 records.

Celtics' real season begins now

It's early February, a couple weeks before the NBA trade deadline, and Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge has popped into a popular burrito joint near the team's practice facility in Waltham to grab lunch before heading over to Boston College to watch Duke freshman Jabari Parker. Jim Davis/The Boston Globe/Danny Ainge watches the Celtics lose their season finale Wednesday.As Ainge navigates the cafeteria-like assembly line, workers unabashedly offer trade advice while filling up his rice bowl.
Boston Globe Apr 18, 2014

Celtics Lose Lottery Tiebreaker to Jazz

The Boston Celtics lost a draft lottery tiebreaker with the Utah Jazz on Friday afternoon. The loss had a serious impact on Boston's potential draft slots.

Celtics win and lose - 4/5 tiebreaker goes to Utah, win 17/18 tiebreaker courtesy of Nets

Much to the tweeted disappointment of their fanbase, the Celtics lost their tiebreaking "coin toss" with Utah yesterday, and will enter the May 20 lottery with the fifth most combinations at 103 - one less than the fourth-seated Jazz. Both teams finished with 25-57 records.
Deseret Morning News Apr 18, 2014
Utah Jazz win lottery tiebreaker with Boston Celtics, fourth for now

Utah Jazz win lottery tiebreaker with Boston Celtics, fourth for now

This means, the Jazz will have 104 chances out of 1,000 (compared to the Celtics' 103 chances) to win the No. 1 position in...

Celtics lose tiebreaker with Jazz

The Boston Celtics lost a random drawing with the Utah Jazz on Friday afternoon that will diminish their chances at a higher draft position. In losing the drawing, the Celtics will have 103 ping-pong ball combinations (out of 1,000) at May's draft lottery, giving the team a a 10.3 percent chance at the top overall pick and a 33.4 percent chance at a top-3 selection. The real disadvantage is that Utah now owns a tie-breaker over the Celtics and would select before Boston in the event that neither team leaps into the top 3 spots.

Taking it easy: Could same core compete?

After reading our after-the-season Take 'Em of Trash 'Em polls, some commenters balked at the notion that we lobbied for the return of 10 players from this year's Boston Celtics roster. And you can understand their logic: Why bring back a similar looking team after a 25-57 campaign in which the Celtics posted the third worst winning percentage in team history? With the usual caveats that nobody knows how this roster will look next season -- fireworks could give this group another makeover, or the team might be content to simply shuffle the deck a bit and add talent to its core -- we don't...
Boston Herald Apr 18, 2014
Brad Stevens rates his work

Brad Stevens rates his work

Brad Stevens’ first day of the 2014 offseason started yesterday morning with more player exit interviews.The Celtics coach handed out more work orders, and more suggestions, all with the hope of solving the most complex challenge of his career — the scattered jigsaw puzzle that is his 25-57 team.Stevens never suffered a season like this as a head coach. It feels so, well, unfinished.Asked how it took its greatest toll on him, Stevens paused for a long time.
Boston Herald Apr 18, 2014

Celtics Notebook: Rest, rehab and a Rajon Rondo return

Rajon Rondo, who missed Wednesday’s season-ending loss to Washington due to a sore hamstring, reported for treatment at the Celtics’ Waltham practice facility yesterday.Rest and rehab are paramount now for the Celtics point guard, as coach Brad Stevens is anticipating great things from his captain next season.
Boston Herald Apr 18, 2014
Celtics imperfect mission accomplished

Celtics imperfect mission accomplished

There is an uneasy incongruity to it. The 2013-14 Celtics were built to lose more games than they’d win, while at their home workplace 17 championship banners stared down at their planned futility.

Celtics President Danny Ainge with Dale and Holley 4-17-14

We wrap up the Celtics season by speaking with Celtics president Danny Ainge about this past season and the team's future.
Boston Globe Apr 17, 2014

Celtics Draft Lottery Odds Breakdown

The Celtics finished the season in a tie with the Utah Jazz for the fourth-worst record in the NBA.
Boston Globe Apr 17, 2014

Celtics Drop Season Finale to Wizards

The Boston Celtics wrapped up their season Wednesday night with a 118-102 loss to the Washington Wizards at TD Garden.

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    Jared Sullinger

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    Kelly Olynyk

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