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Celtics Draft Recap: Romeo Langford, Grant Williams picked, Aron Baynes traded

Celtics Draft Recap: Romeo Langford, Grant Williams picked, Aron Baynes traded

With the Celtics entering an uncertain offseason, Danny Ainge had himself an interesting evening calling the shots at the 2019 NBA Draft. After exploring a trade up to a pick as high as No. 5 on Thursday night, the Celtics went with Indiana’s Romeo Langford at No. 14, a high-upside guard who was sometimes inefficient and inconsistent in college but has shown flashes as a natural, instinctive scorer. Langford also dealt with a thumb injury at Indiana that likely contributed…

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Kyrie Irving's Earth-is-flat theory debunked by newest Celtics pick Grant Williams

Kyrie Irving's Earth-is-flat theory debunked by newest Celtics pick Grant Williams

The Celtics will become a much less talented team on the court if and when Kyrie Irving decides to sign elsewhere in free agency –– and right now, it looks like that is a “when.” But with the addition of first-round pick Grant Williams, at least they’ve become a lot more scientifically savvy.  The C’s selected the Tennessee forward with the No. 22 overall pick in the NBA Draft Thursday.  While Williams’ play offers plenty of promise –– he was…

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Kyrie Irving rumors: Danny Ainge has no issues with veteran guard

Kyrie Irving rumors: Danny Ainge has no issues with veteran guard

Kyrie Irving has been the topic of a lot of conversations with the Celtics of late, as it appears likely he will not be playing for them next season after opting out of his contract. Many have said Irving was the main reason for the chemistry issues with the team last season and there was even a report he’s now “ghosting” the organization. Speaking on NBC Sports Boston Thursday night following the NBA draft, Danny Ainge said he has no…

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Celtics pair of Big Ten selections make for an interesting combination

Celtics pair of Big Ten selections make for an interesting combination

The Celtics certainly kept themselves busy throughout the 2019 NBA Draft. Boston selected four players after trading the 20th pick to the Sixers for No. 24 and No. 33. They then moved No. 24 with Aron Baynes to the Suns. Although the Baynes move was a bit of a surprise, rumors about his availability started circulating prior to the draft. Along with the report of the Celtics being interested in Nikola Vucevic, the two Big Ten guards they selected made for…

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Celtics trade rumors: Boston agrees to two-way contract with Max Strus

Celtics trade rumors: Boston agrees to two-way contract with Max Strus

The Celtics’ night didn’t end at the conclusion of the NBA Draft, with Boston making one more move. According to Sports Illustrated’s Jeremy Woo, Max Strus will be the newest member of the organization, having agreed on a two-way contract with Boston. The undrafted guard averaged 20.1 points and 2.2 assists for DePaul University last season, shooting 42.9 percent from the field and 36.3 percent from beyond the arc. Source: DePaul’s Max Strus has agreed to a two-way contract with…

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Celtics reportedly interested in Nikola Vucevic

Celtics reportedly interested in Nikola Vucevic

Following the Celtics’ chaotic draft night, word came out Boston is interested in unrestricted free agent Nikola Vucevic, per Shams Charania of The Athletic. After drafting Romeo Langford and trading away Aron Baynes, the Celtics are in for a busy summer. Live from the Barclays Center, our @ShamsCharania has the latest on Boston’s plans, including their interest in Nikola Vucevic. pic.twitter.com/cutfL9Ku4j — Stadium (@Stadium) June 21, 2019 The seven-footer was an all-star for the Orlando Magic in 2018-19, averaging 20.8…

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Celtics select Tremont Waters at No. 51 overall

Celtics select Tremont Waters at No. 51 overall

Tremont Waters was the Celtics’ fourth and final pick of the 2019 NBA Draft. Boston selected Waters in the second round at No. 51 overall. He was the second player the C’s took from the SEC, with Grant Williams from Tennessee going to Boston at No. 22. The New Haven native played the point in his two seasons at LSU. He was the 2019 SEC co-defensive player of the year, making both the All-Defensive Team and First Team All-SEC. He…

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Sixers select Carsen Edwards for Celtics at No. 33

Sixers select Carsen Edwards for Celtics at No. 33

When the Celtics traded Matisse Thybulle, the 20th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, to the 76ers, Boston acquired both the 24th pick and the 33rd pick in this year’s draft. The Celtics then traded the 24th pick, Ty Jerome, and Aron Baynes to the Phoenix Suns. But the Celtics elected to keep the 33rd pick, taking Purdue point guard Carsen Edwards. After shooting 40.6 percent from three and 45.8 percent from the floor in 2017-18, Edwards took a step…

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Celtics trade Aron Baynes, pick No. 24 to Suns

Celtics trade Aron Baynes, pick No. 24 to Suns

After acquiring the 24th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft from the Philadelphia 76ers for the 20th overall pick, Matisse Thybulle, the Celtics traded Aron Baynes and the pick, Ty Jerome, to the Phoenix Suns. In exchange for Baynes and Jerome, Boston acquired the Milwaukee Bucks’ first-round pick in the 2020 draft from the Suns. Additionally, the Celtics freed up $5.4 million in cap space by moving Baynes. The Athletic‘s Shams Charania was the first to report Baynes being traded. …

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Celtics rumors: Team could be targeting Bol Bol if he slips in NBA draft

Celtics rumors: Team could be targeting Bol Bol if he slips in NBA draft

The Celtics appear to be in the market for a center this offseason, and it could come in Thursday’s NBA draft. According to Jonathan Wasserman of Bleacher Report, there’s some chatter that Bol Bol could be slipping, but most teams believe he would not get past the Celtics, who have picks Nos. 20 and 22. Bol, who stands 7-foot-2, played just nine games as a freshman at Oregon this past season due to injury, but he averaged 21.0 points, 9.6 rebounds…

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