Celtics News

Jaylen Brown    F  Celtics

 

 

Celtics GM Danny Ainge said that he hangs up the phone when teams ask about Jaylen Brown in trade talks. Several names in Boston have been floating around the rumor mill such as Jae Crowder, Avery Bradley and Marcus Smart, but it sounds like Brown is all but untouchable. This also might explain why the Kristaps Porzingis trade talks stalled -- the Knicks reportedly wanted Brown in any deal. A crowded wing rotation in Boston limits Brown's fantasy appeal, but expect him to take on a larger role in 2017-18 because of his ability to play three positions.

Jayson Tatum    F  Celtics

 

 

President Danny Ainge said his size, length and shot-making abilities were the main reasons the Celtics drafted Jayson Tatum. As just about every GM says, Ainge said he would've taken Tatum at one in the draft. Ainge also said that the Celtics are looking to get some added size to their roster. Jaylen Brown was buried on the depth chart last year and Ainge said Brown's experience will help Tatum, which could be foreshadowing on Tatum's role for next year. Unless the Celtics pull off a big trade, it'll be tough to count on Tatum in October.

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Jun 24 - 5:00 PM

Isaiah Thomas    G  Celtics

 

 

President Danny Ainge said that Isaiah Thomas (hip) is doing "much better" in his rehab from his hip injury. Ainge said it's still possible Thomas could need surgery. The GM believes he'll have further imaging done on Thomas in mid-to-late July, and then they'll figure out the next step in the treatment process. Thomas is expected to be ready for camp, but Ainge did say the team is "hoping" IT will be ready to roll.

ESPN.com

Jun 23 - 4:35 PM

Ante Zizic    C  Celtics

 

 

Ante Zizic may not play in the Summer League due to visa issues. This would be a huge blow for Celtics fans and for fans of the Summer League in general. Zizic was the 23rd overall pick in 2016 and is one of the top prospects in all of Europe. The Celtics could certainly use more depth at center and Tyler Zeller's contract for next season isn't guaranteed. so Zizic would be in the mix for minutes if the Celtics can bring him over to the states.

Jay King on Twitter

Jun 23 - 1:18 PM

Guerschon Yabusele    F  Celtics

 

 

Guerschon Yabusele (foot) will not play for the Celtics during Summer League. He was never expected to play after undergoing surgery to remove bone spurs from the top of both feet back in May, but now it's official. The Celtics selected two forwards in the draft and have loads of cap space to pursue free agents such as Gordon Hayward or Blake Griffin, so the Dancing Bear has his work cut out for him to crack the rotation in 2017-18.

Jabari Bird    G  Celtics

 

 

The Celtics selected Cal guard Jabari Bird at No. 56 in Thursday's NBA Draft. The Celtics have a logjam at shooting guard and took Kadeem Allen with the 53rd pick, meaning Bird has his work cut out for him. They also have vets Avery Bradley, Terry Rozier and Gerald Green, further clouding Bird's future. He'll need to emerge as a "3-and-D" guard, which he has the potential to do, but there is no guarantee he'll be on Boston's roster at the start of the season.

Jun 23 - 12:13 AM

Kadeem Allen    G  Celtics

 

 

The Celtics selected Arizona's Kadeem Allen with the 53rd pick in the draft. He played junior college ball before he headed to the Wildcats. Allen could be viewed as a combo guard with his 6'3" hight and 6'9" wingspan. He also showed he could knock down a jumper while using his length for 1.6 steals.

Jun 23 - 12:07 AM

Kadeem Allen    G  Celtics

 

 

The Celtics selected Arizona's Kadeem Allen with the 53rd pick in the draft. He played junior college ball before he headed to the Wildcats. Allen could be viewed as a combo guard with his 6'3" height and 6'9" wingspan. He also showed he could knock down a jumper while using his length for 1.6 steals.

Jun 23 - 12:07 AM

Semi Ojeleye    F  Celtics

 

 

The Celtics selected Semi Ojeleye with the 37th pick in the draft. After barely playing at Duke for two years, Ojeleye busted out as the AAC Player of the Year at SMU, averaging 18.9 points, 6.8 boards, 1.5 assists, 0.4 blocks and 2.1 treys on a solid 49/42/79 shooting line. Ojeleye also lit it up at the combine with a 40.5-inch max vert along with elite lane-agility and sprint numbers. At 235 pounds and standing 6’7" with a 6’10" wingspan, Ojeleye’s measurements are enough to overcome the slow start to his career and playing at a smaller school. He joins a crowded Boston rotation, so fantasy owners should temper expectations for his rookie season.

Jun 22 - 11:21 PM

Jayson Tatum    F  Celtics

 

 

The Boston Celtics have selected Duke F Jayson Tatum with the third overall pick. The Duke product comes into the NBA at the right time with his 6’8" size to go with his 1.4 treys per game in his lone season as a Blue Devil. Tatum also really filled it up as a freshman, averaging 16.8 points, 7.3 boards, 1.3 steals and 1.1 blocks on 56.6 true shooting percentage. Tatum was a little underwhelming around the basket at just 62.0 percent on shots at the rim, so his interior presence will be something to watch.

Jun 22 - 7:55 PM

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RT @IAmJamesStewart: Celtics still have the best offer to acquire Paul George. If the Pacers don't take it, they're stupid.
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Pos Name
Jameer Nelson=PG    
C Vito Faverani    
C Colton Iverson    
C Danny Ainge    
C Brad Stevens    
C Tyler Zeller    
C Kelly Olynyk    
C Vitor Faverani    
F Christian Watford    
F Jarrell Eddie    
F John Holland    
F Abdel Nader    
F Coty Clarke    
F Malcolm Miller    
F James Young    
F Gerald Wallace    
F Abdel Nader    
F Damion Lee    
F Jae Crowder    
F Brandon Bass    
F Jalen Jones    
F/C Jared Sullinger    
F/C Joel Anthony    
F/C Amir Johnson    
F/C Darko Milicic    
F/C Mike Sweetney    
F/C Esteban Batista    
G Kadeem Allen    
G Levi Randolph    
G Jabari Bird    
G Tim Frazier    
G Marcus Smar    
G Demetrius Jackson    
G Stephon Marbury    
G Carlos Arroyo    
G Chris Babb    
G Jameer Nelson    
G Phil Pressey    
G Marcus Smart    
G Vander Blue    
G Avery Bradley    
G Jerryd Bayless    
G Nolan Smith    
G Isaiah Thomas    
G Marcus Georges-Hunt    
G Corey Walden    
G/F Keith Bogans    
G/F Chris Johnson    
G/F Jeff Green    
G/F Donte Greene    
G/F Evan Turner