2018 Awards Series Sharpshooter: Jayson Tatum

June 22, 2018

It’s awards season at Celtics.com! We’re handing out six awards over the next few weeks as we roll through this year’s Celtics.com Awards Series. We may not have trophies or acceptance speeches, but we do have some top-flight Celtics performances to outline. Here we go… BOSTON – Long-range shooting was not considered to be one of Jayson Tatum’s specialties in college. During his lone season at Duke, the 6-foot-8 forward…

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Williams Brings Elite Athleticism, Tremendous Length to C’s

June 22, 2018

BOSTON – Around midway through the first round of Thursday night’s NBA Draft, Texas A&M big man Robert Williams became a hot topic of conversation among the Boston Celtics’ front office brass while they were huddled around a table inside the “War Room” at the Auerbach Center. A unique blend of length, athleticism and rim protection skills allowed the 6-foot-10, 240-pound 20-year-old to land on Boston’s radar, and the organization…

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That's What He Said – Celtics Draft Robert Williams

June 22, 2018

RE: HOW SURPRISED WERE YOU TO SEE ROBERT WILLIAMS STILL ON THE BOARD?? Danny (Ainge) and Mike (Zarren) really started talking about him around 17 or 18. He’s a really talented guy. There’s a lot of good players out there. Each pick, we were hoping more and more that he would be available at 27. RE: WHAT ARE SOME OF THE THINGS OUTSIDE OF REBOUNDING AND DEFENSIVELY THAT HE BRINGS…

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Full Celtics Draft History During the Brad Stevens Era

June 21, 2018

It’s Draft Day in the NBA. No one knows what is going to happen tonight, but everyone knows a lot will go down before the final pick is renounced. With all of these unknowns, we thought it would be a great time to take a look back at what we do know about Boston’s recent draft picks. The Celtics own tonight’s No. 27 pick, but here’s a rundown of all…

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Celtics’ Investment in Youth Has Built Pathway for Sustainable Success

June 21, 2018

BOSTON – Building a basketball team is like building a business. It’s all about creating sustainable success. One of the keys to doing so on both fronts is investing in young talent. The Golden State warriors set the precedent in that realm by drafting and grooming their original core of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. All three of those players are now between the ages of 28 and…

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Pre-Draft Process a Tireless, Yearlong Project For Austin Ainge & C’s Staff

June 20, 2018

WALTHAM, Mass. – The Boston Celtics are scheduled to make just one phone call during Thursday night’s NBA Draft. In the meantime, however, the cell phone of Director of Player Personnel Austin Ainge will continue to ring off the hook. Despite the fact that Boston owns only the 27th overall pick in the Draft and nothing more, Ainge and the Celtics’ scouting staff find themselves with their hands full during…

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With Auerbach Center, C's Now Own Practice Facility Supremacy in NBA

June 19, 2018

BOSTON – The Boston Celtics are now the leader in the NBA’s arms race for practice facility supremacy. The Celtics on Tuesday hosted the grand opening of their brand-new, state-of-the-art, 70-000 square-foot practice facility located at Boston Landing, in the Boston neighborhood of Allston/Brighton. The building has been named the Red Auerbach Center at New Balance World Headquarters, paying tribute to the patriarch of the organization who led the Celtics…

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2018 Awards Series DPOY: Al Horford

June 18, 2018

It’s awards season at Celtics.com! We’re handing out six awards over the next few weeks as we roll through this year’s Celtics.com Awards Series. We may not have trophies or acceptance speeches, but we do have some top-flight Celtics performances to outline. Here we go… BOSTON – Only one player on Boston’s roster was selected to the NBA’s All-Defensive team. Shocker: that same player, Al Horford, is our Defensive Player…

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2018 Awards Series Sixth Man: Terry Rozier

June 15, 2018

It’s awards season at Celtics.com! We’re handing out six awards over the next few weeks as we roll through this year’s Celtics.com Awards Series. We may not have trophies or acceptance speeches, but we do have some top-flight Celtics performances to outline. Here we go… BOSTON – There was one deciding factor between the top candidates for the Sixth Man of the Year award for the Celtics: availability. Terry Rozier…

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Top Rookie Seasons in Celtics History

June 15, 2018

Jayson Tatum surpassed all expectations during his first season with the Boston Celtics, putting forth one of the best all-around rookie performances of the 2017-18 NBA campaign. So, that got us thinking – where does his inaugural success rank among the achievements of all the great Celtics rooks that came before him? Looking back over last 70-plus seasons, Boston has seen an abundance of strong rookie campaigns, many of which…

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