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Celtics reschedule morning conference call with Robert Williams because they couldn't reach him

Celtics reschedule morning conference call with Robert Williams because they couldn't reach him

Robert Williams’ Celtics career isn’t off to the best start. The Celtics were forced to push their 11:00 a.m. conference call with their first-round pick to noon Friday, because they reportedly couldn’t get in touch with him, per the Athletic’s Jay King. Williams admits he overslept.  A two-time SEC defensive player of the year, Williams was ranked as the No. 12 player on ESPN’s board. The Texas A&M big man curiously fell in the draft, perhaps due to concerns over his…

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Celtics linked to Dwight Howard

Celtics linked to Dwight Howard

The Celtics could sign an eight-time All-Star and three-time Defensive Player of the Year this summer for the veteran minimum –– or something close to it. Sounds great, right? The answer to that question depends on your opinion of Dwight Howard. The Hornets shipped Howard to the Nets this week, but the big man negotiated a buyout with Brooklyn, which means he’ll hit the open market July 1. Howard says he just wants to be part of a winning team….

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Celtics first-round pick Robert Williams also believes earth is flat

Celtics first-round pick Robert Williams also believes earth is flat

It already looks like Celtics first-round pick Robert Williams will fit in just fine. Much like Kyrie Irving, the Texas A&M big man appears to believe the earth is flat.  Or at least, that’s what he tweeted in April. Overall, Williams’ Twitter game consists of half-formed thoughts and cryptic one-liners. Here is a sampling of his musings: “I think there should be some way we should be able to capture our dreams.” “But she changed so I’ll never trust em.”…

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Celtics draft Texas A&M big man Robert Williams with 27th pick

Celtics draft Texas A&M big man Robert Williams with 27th pick

With the 27th pick in the 2018 NBA draft, the Celtics selected big man Robert Williams Thursday night.  The Texas A&M product that was projected to be off the board well before Boston’s first-round pick fell into the Celtics’ lap — a pick that was essentially a no-brainer for the C’s. At 6-foot-9, Williams’ 7-foot-6 wingspan makes him a unique rim protector for Boston and he has the versatility to guard multiple positions.  Williams is an ideal big man for the…

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Celtics mock draft roundup: Who will team draft at No. 27?

Celtics mock draft roundup: Who will team draft at No. 27?

Here is a roundup of who the experts expect the Celtics to draft at No. 27 overall in Thursday’s draft. Bleacher Report: Grayson Allen, SG, Duke Stats: 15.5 points, 4.6 assists, 3.3 rebounds, 1.7 steals Allen is an athletic competitor, who can score the basketball from anywhere on the court and is a deadly shooter from three. He competes on defense and sees the court well, but his antics in college could cost him. CBS Sports: Mitchell Robinson, C, Chalmette HS Stats:…

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2018 Potential Celtics: Ohio State F Keita Bates-Diop

2018 Potential Celtics: Ohio State F Keita Bates-Diop

As part of WEEI’s coverage of the 2018 NBA Draft here is one in a series of profiles of prospective picks. The Celtics have one pick, the 27th overall. The draft will be held on June 21. Keita Bates-Diop Position: Forward School: Ohio State Age: 23 Height: 6-foot-8 Weight: 224 pounds Wingspan: 7-foot-3 2017-18 Stats: 19.8 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.6 blocks Scouting Report: Bates-Diop has a freakishly large wingspan and is a more than capable shooter. He finds ways to…

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Reports: Celtics trying to move into top 4 of NBA draft

Reports: Celtics trying to move into top 4 of NBA draft

The NBA draft is Thurdsay night, which means Celtics rumors are kicking into overdrive. The latest: multiple outlets are reporting the C’s would like to trade up into the top four. According to ESPN, the Celtics are among a handful of teams engaged with the Grizzlies about acquiring the fourth overall pick. One problem — Memphis wants any team acquiring the pick to also assume the two years and $49.2 million remaining on the contract of oft-injured forward Chandler Parsons….

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2018 Potential Celtics: Michigan State F Miles Bridges

2018 Potential Celtics: Michigan State F Miles Bridges

MILES BRIDGES Position: SF/PF School: Michigan State Age: 20 Height: 6-foot-6 Weight: 230 pounds Wingspan: 6-foot-9 2017-18 Stats: 17.1 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 2.7 APG Scouting Report: Bridges is the exact type of player teams are looking for in the NBA’s new position-less trend. He’s most likely the draft’s top athlete, and with an NBA-level frame to go along with it, plenty of teams will be interested in the 20-year-old. Perhaps what might be the most intriguing for NBA teams is…

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2018 Potential Celtics: Missouri F Michael Porter Jr.

2018 Potential Celtics: Missouri F Michael Porter Jr.

MICHAEL PORTER JR. Position: SF/PF School: Missouri Age: 19 (Turns 20 on 6/29) Height: 6-foot-11 Weight: 210 pounds Wingspan: 7-feet 2017-18 Stats (Three total games): 10 PPG, 0.3 APG, 6.7 RPG, 1.0 SPG Scouting Report: Porter was one of the top recruits in the country coming out of high school last year, but an injury in the first half of his season opener for Missouri cut his collegiate career short. He missed the rest of the Tigers’ regular season but would…

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Celtics reportedly attempting to get into top 10 of NBA draft

Celtics reportedly attempting to get into top 10 of NBA draft

With the NBA draft just over 24 hours away, it’s rumored the Danny Ainge and company might be trying to make a splash. Ryen Russillo tweeted Wednesday morning the C’s, along with the Clippers, are two of the most aggressive teams trying to break into the top 10 of Thursday’s draft. While this news may come as a surprise to some, this year’s draft is loaded with talented big men. The Celtics have had their share of rebounding issues in the…

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