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Boston Herald

Marcus Smart endorses Celtics targeting Paul George, Gordon Hayward this offseason

WALTHAM — The Celtics’ pursuit of Paul George remains essentially as described in Sunday’s Herald, with the club hoping to parlay some of its assets into a trade for the Indiana All-Star while hoping to first reach agreement with free agent Gordon Hayward to make it all fit under the salary cap.According to multiple sources, the Celts are willing to deal players and draft picks to the Pacers, while retaining the right to the most critical pieces of their future draft arsenal. George can be a free agent at the end of the 2017-18 season, and with Indiana having given no permission to...

The Republican

Boston Celtics rumors 2017: Ante Zizic 'ready' for summer league

Boston Celtics draft pick Ante Zizic has arrived in town in plenty of time for summer league training camp.

CSN New England

O'Connor on Tatum: 'Players with his offensive skill don't fail'

The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor had Jayson Tatum ranked second overall in his comphrensive draft guide, and tells Toucher & Rich that the Celtics won't be disappointed in their selection.

The Republican

Boston Celtics Draft 2018 Big Board 1.0: Luka Doncic, Michael Porter Jr. lead much-too-early list

Michael Porter Jr. and Luka Doncic start on top of the much-too-early 2018 Boston Celtics draft big board.

CSN New England

Bulpett: Celtics may already have a 'Jimmy Butler' in Jaylen Brown

Steve Bulpett discusses why Danny Ainge said he did not include Jaylen Brown in trade discussions before the NBA draft.

Boston Herald

Celtics notebook: Josh Jackson’s canceled meeting miffs Danny Ainge

WALTHAM — The Celtics may never know the real reason behind Josh Jackson’s decision to elude their requests for a workout before the NBA draft.The forward out of Kansas was selected fourth overall on Thursday by the Phoenix Suns, and he later allowed that the inability to connect on a workout may have influenced Celtics president Danny Ainge’s decision to select Duke forward Jayson Tatum with the No. 3 overall pick.“Maybe a little bit, but you know, I’m here today, I’m happy, and you know I’m glad to be a Phoenix Suns now,” Jackson told an ESPN reporter.Ainge, on the other...

Boston Herald

Jayson Tatum ready to toughen up for Celtics

WALTHAM — Jayson Tatum’s run to the NBA began with a limp.The Celtics’ first-round pick, No. 3 overall, at Thursday’s draft was introduced yesterday at the team’s training facility alongside team owners Steve Pagliuca and Wyc Grousbeck, president of basketball operations Danny Ainge and coach Brad Stevens.Tatum addressed the struggle he faced at the start of his only season at Duke for coach Mike Krzyzewski and what it took to overcome the setback after Tatum sprained his foot during a preseason workout.“It was just a freak incident, there was no contact I just planted,” said...


NBA Mock Draft 2018: Celtics Take Michael Porter Jr. Or Luka Doncic In Next Year’s Draft Class?

The NBA mock draft 2018 edition is already receiving heavy attention just as the latest edition of NBA’s prospect selection event has ended. With Washington Huskies guard Markelle Fultz going No. 1 overall to the Philadelphia Sixers and Lonzo Ball second to the Los Angeles Lakers, speculation is emerging about which teams will have next year’s top picks. Among the prospects will be a talented shooting guard from Real Madrid and a Missouri freshman forward who is turning heads already. Could the No. 1 draft pick end up going to the same franchise for the second-straight year?Click here to...

CSN New England

Grading the Celtics' draft grades

Reacting to each graders reaction to the Celtics draft.

Boston Herald

Celtics take scorer Jayson Tatum with No. 3 pick in draft

BOSTON — The Boston Celtics made the first move of this years NBA draft days before it began when they traded the No. 1 overall pick to Philadelphia to build on an already rich cache of future selections.On draft night, they still grabbed one of the most NBA-ready players available.Boston selected Jayson Tatum with the No. 3 pick Thursday, adding a 6-foot-8 small forward who was a polished scoring threat during his lone season at Duke. The 19-year-old was a third-team All-ACC selection, averaging 16.8 points while shooting 45.2 percent from the field.In the second round, the Celtics picked...

CSN New England

Celtics take Semi Ojeleye at No. 37

The Celtics drafted SMU junior wing Semi Ojeleye with the 32nd overall pick of Thursdays draft. Ojeleye, whom The Ringers draft guide compared to current Celtic

The Republican

Boston Celtics draft Jabari Bird: California senior goes to Celtics with No. 57 pick

The Boston Celtics selected California's Jabari Bird with the No. 57 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.

Arizona Republic

Did Suns keep Josh Jackson away from Celtics?

Josh Jackson cancelled his pre-draft workout for Boston while the Celtics' team plane was in the air going to see him         

The Republican

Danny Ainge picks Jayson Tatum, but Boston Celtics draft just as notable for options they turned down

The Boston Celtics took Jayson Tatum with the third pick Thursday night, and declined to trade for Jimmy Butler.

The Republican

Brad Stevens: Jayson Tatum fits how Boston Celtics want to play, who they want to be

The Boston Celtics have made it clear over the past two days that as much as they value Jayson Tatum's skill set, length and athleticism, their decision to draft the Duke product also factored in his high character.

The Republican

Danny Ainge: Jayson Tatum would have been Boston Celtics' pick at No. 1

Forever, Boston Celtics draft pick Jayson Tatum will be judged against Markelle Fultz.

The Republican

NBA Draft 2017: Boston Celtics select Semi Ojeleye of SMU with No. 37 overall pick

The Boston Celtics selected Semi Ojeleye of SMU with the No. 37 overall pick.

Sports Illustrated

2017 NBA Draft Grades: Best And Worst Picks

The Sixers and Wolves took home high marks form the 2017 NBA draft, while the Celtics and Knicks left us scratching our heads once again.

Boston Herald

Bulpett: Jayson Tatum’s parents thrilled he landed with Celtics

NEW YORK -- Brandy Cole may have been wearing a blue dress at the NBA draft, but it is more truthful to say she was dressed in pride.The holder of three degrees, she was not given to hyperbole when she described her feelings on the evening her son Jayson Tatum was selected by the Celtics at No. 3.“It’s like probably the most joy, after having him, that I’ve ever felt,” Cole said. “You know, how many people can say they actually witnessed their kid’s dream come true? And I witnessed mine when he was 19. That’s just incredible.”Jayson has called himself “the biggest mama’s...

Sun Herald

Suns thrilled to get Jackson with fourth pick in draft

Josh Jackson skipped out on a pre-draft workout with Boston at the last second, a move that didn't sit too well with the Celtics. The Phoenix Suns, who ended up …

CSN New England

BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Celtics draft night recap

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Land of 10

2017 NBA Draft: Complete results, picks, selections

In the 2017 NBA Draft, Washington’s Markelle Fultz went No. 1 overall to the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday. UCLA’s Lonzo Ball was picked No. 2 by the Los Angeles Lakers. At No. 3, the Boston Celtics selected Duke’s Jayson Tatum. Below, find the complete results, picks and selections from Thursday’s 2017 NBA Draft. 2017 NBA […] The post 2017 NBA Draft: Complete results, picks, selections appeared first on Land of 10.

The Republican

NBA Draft 2017: Boston Celtics select Arizona guard Kadeem Allen with No. 53 overall pick

Allen is Boston's third pick in the draft, following Jayson Tatum (No. 3) and Semi Ojeleye (No. 37). Allen averaged 9.8 points in 30 minutes per game last season for Arizona, shooting 42.7 percent from beyond the arc on 2.9 attempts per game.

Newark Star-Ledger

NBA Draft 2017: Winners and losers, including Phil Jackson, Danny Ainge and Jimmy Butler

What a night! The 2017 NBA Draft is in the books, giving fans a wild four-hour event that will reshape the league for years to come. Here's a look at the winners and losers, including Knicks' Phil Jackson, Celtics' Danny Ainge and the Sixers.

CSN New England

PODCAST: Danny Ainge on Jayson Tatum, being aggressive in free-agency and hanging up the phone on people asking for Jaylen Brown

Listen to the exclusive interviews following the Celtics Draft press conference. Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakely have an extended interview with President of Basketball

CSN New England

Ainge on trading back knowing he wanted Jayson Tatum

Danny Ainge talks with Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakely about trading the 1st pick in the draft, and whether Jayson Tatum was the player the Celtics wanted all along.

The Republican

Isaiah Thomas, 5-foot-7 Boston Celtics star: 'If I were 6-3 or 6-5, I'd be the best player in the world'

On Friday, Isaiah Thomas gave a reminder that -- by the way -- the best player on the East's No. 1 seed is a 5-foot-9 guard who was the last pick of the draft.

T&S: Sixers and Celtics might be crafting a deal for first overall pick

Tim and Sid discuss a, "Breaking Rumour" that the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics are discussing a trade for the first overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. ---------------------------------------------