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ESPN will reportedly prohibit Adrian Wojnarowski from tweeting picks ahead of time during NBA Draft

ESPN will reportedly prohibit Adrian Wojnarowski from tweeting picks ahead of time during NBA Draft

There will be no Woj Bombs during the NBA Draft Thursday. ESPN will prohibit its reporters from releasing draft picks before they’re announced, according to Awful Announcing. Previously, the WorldWide Leader has allowed its NBA Insiders to circumvent Adam Silver and tweet the selections in real time. But as the league’s largest television partner, ESPN has decided to stop the practice. The reported edict greatly affects Adrian Wojnarowski, whose practice of scooping every team on their own draft picks catapulted…

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2018 Potential Celtics: TCU F Kenrich Williams

2018 Potential Celtics: TCU F Kenrich Williams

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. Kenrich Williams Position: Forward School: TCU Age: 23 Height: 6-foot-7 Weight: 200 pounds Wingspan: 6-foot-8 2017-18 Stats: 13.7 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.8 steals Scouting Report: Williams’ versatility intrigues coaches, as he could play small forward, power forward, or even stretch out…

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Report: Hometown Mavericks interested in Celtics free agent guard Marcus Smart

Report: Hometown Mavericks interested in Celtics free agent guard Marcus Smart

Could Marcus Smart end up in Dallas? According to a report from DallasBasketball.com, the Mavs are considering a run at the Dallas native in free agency, but only at the right price. From Mike Fisher’s report: An NBA source tells DallasBasketball.com that depending on Smart’s asking price, the Mavs can be expected to explore pursuing the 6-4 guard, a defense-first battler who scores 10 points per game for a Celtics team that made it to the Eastern Conference Finals.  Smart…

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Kyrie Irving talks about drawbacks to being NBA star: 'It gets really redundant at times'

Kyrie Irving talks about drawbacks to being NBA star: 'It gets really redundant at times'

Tom Brady isn’t the only Boston sports star who seems to be looking beyond professional sports. Kyrie Irving says he’s anxious to explore other interests in his life, too.  In an interview with the Undefeated, Irving was asked whether he shares Kevin Durant’s thoughts about retiring at 35 years old, given his bevy of off-court interests. Per usual, Irving gave a circuitous and somewhat inscrutable answer. But he sounds like somebody who’s anxious to explore life beyond basketball when the…

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LeBron James signing with Lakers would be most boring end to his free agency saga

LeBron James signing with Lakers would be most boring end to his free agency saga

It makes the most sense for LeBron James to join the Lakers next season. That’s a shame, because LeBron signing with LA would be an anticlimactic end to the NBA’s hottest summer saga.  Most importantly, the Lakers would be able to hand over their entire operation to James. He would be the alpha man and instantly take control of the team. But that doesn’t mean LeBron would be forced to do it alone. The Lakers have enough cap space to…

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2018 Potential Celtics: UCLA G Aaron Holiday

2018 Potential Celtics: UCLA G Aaron Holiday

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. Aaron Holiday Position: Guard School: UCLA Age: 21 Height: 6-feet Weight: 185 pounds Wingspan: 6-foot-7 2017-18 Stats: 20.3 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 5.8 apg Scouting Reports: With the one-and-done departure of Lonzo Ball from UCLA last season, Holiday took over as the Bruins’ vital…

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Who exactly have Celtics worked out in advance of Thursday's NBA draft?

Who exactly have Celtics worked out in advance of Thursday's NBA draft?

The Celtics are familiarizing themselves with almost every possible prospect they could draft at No. 27 overall in Thursday’s NBA draft, or potentially pick up as an undrafted free agent. Although the full list of players will not be released to the public, Austin Ainge, the team’s director of player personnel, told reporters recently the team will have worked out a total of 50-60 players before the draft. Here is a list of players, per MassLive, who the team is known…

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Gordon Hayward expected to be fully cleared come August

Gordon Hayward expected to be fully cleared come August

Celtics wing Gordon Hayward is on schedule to be fully medically cleared by August, according to Brad Stevens in an interview with the Boston Globe. “All success,’’ head coach Brad Stevens said. “Everything is good and pointed toward being back exactly where he was — hopefully pain-free, because that plate is taken out — in the middle of July, which probably points to an early August, mid August fully cleared time frame.’’ This news comes two months after NBC Sports Boston’s…

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Brad Stevens on Jayson Tatum in Globe interview: 'He can get a lot better'

Brad Stevens on Jayson Tatum in Globe interview: 'He can get a lot better'

Jayson Tatum looked like the best player on the Celtics by the end of the playoffs, dunking on LeBron James and drilling a 3 to give the C’s their final lead of the season in Game 7 against the Cavs. Coach Brad Stevens doesn’t see Tatum as a remotely finished product, however. “I think he can get a lot better,” Stevens said in an extensive interview with the Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach. “He did some incredible things.” So where does Stevens…

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Marcus Smart vs. Terry Rozier will come down to fit with Celtics, and there's a clear choice

Marcus Smart vs. Terry Rozier will come down to fit with Celtics, and there's a clear choice

By Danny Dragin Judging Marcus Smart against Terry Rozier is difficult, because they bring different skills to the floor. Both are young, hungry, and cheap (although probably not for long, in the case of Smart). Still, there’s a belief that Danny Ainge is eventually going to have to choose one or the other. So how do they break down? Rozier is the type of player that a casual fan of the Celtics could watch on a random night and think,…

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