Player News - Celtics

Date: Team: Pos:

Celtics rookie James Young (concussion) said that he's "good to go" after missing the entirety of Summer League.

Young suffered whiplash and a minor concussion in a car accident shortly before the draft, but it was never considered serious and his absence at Summer League was mostly a precaution. The 18-year-old swingman was inefficient with Kentucky (40.7 percent shooting) and he'll need a while to adapt to the NBA. With Jeff Green and Avery Bradley locked into the starting lineup, fantasy owners should watch Young develop from afar.
Source: USA Today
Jul 29 - 4:14 PM

Evan Turner's agent David Falk explained that Brad Stevens was a big reason Turner elected to sign with the Celtics.

"I think Brad [Stevens] had an opportunity to take a player with a high skill set and a very strong desire to prove what happened in Indiana was a mistake," said Falk. "I think that Brad has a chance to put him in the right sets and have a great bargain in free agency. That’s why we put this thing together. We were looking for a coach that felt like Evan could be an important contributor to the team." Turner will have to earn his minutes in Boston, and we don't see him as much more than a late-round flier at this point.
Jul 27 - 12:40 PM

Vitor Faverani (knee) hopes to return to Boston with his surgically-repaired left knee 90 percent healthy.

Faverani showed flashes during his rookie season with Boston, including a 12-point, 18-rebound, six-block outburst, but he struggled with consistency. Faverani is an intriguing fantasy play with the high-upside in blocks, but we'll need to see more from him before putting him into the standard league conversation.
Jul 27 - 9:37 AM

Vitor Faverani (knee) is still rehabbing from his surgery back in March.

"I got injured because I trained there too [much] and, as I have no limits, I [got] hurt. [I] went a little silly, but it was my first year and I wanted to show a lot with my work," Faverani said in a translated version. He was all the rage to start the season with eye-popping block totals, but his numerous deficiencies eventually caused him to be phased out. He has a decent chance to make the team with Kris Humphries in Washington, but is not worthy of a pick in standard leagues yet.
Source: ESPN Boston
Jul 26 - 9:38 AM

Evan Turner's previous coach Brett Brown spoke highly of Turner in a recent interview.

"I think his growth is infinite," said Brown. "I just have a soft spot for him. I feel like his better days are ahead of him. He’s young by all standards [25], and I think the Celtics are really lucky to have him... If he can find the right environment, he has a chance to rebuild himself, and I know that it’s in him. I really think that he’s got something else to offer." Turner doesn't have too many supporters after his very unimpressive stint in Indiana, and while Brown has a "soft spot" for Turner, we'll need to see how he performs on the basketball court with his new teammates in Boston before we bump him up on our charts. Turner looks like a late-round flier.
Jul 25 - 5:54 PM

Kelly Olynyk is expected to play for Canada's senior men's basketball team.

The team did not qualify for the FIBA World Cup, so they're going to play in an 11-game exhibition in Slovenia. Olynyk played well for the Celtics at Orlando Pro Summer League for the second-straight season, but he'll still need to produce in the regular season before he's viewed as a capable starter.
Source: ESPN Boston
Jul 25 - 11:57 AM

The Celtics are ready to move on from their pursuit of Kevin Love, according to CSNNE.com.

They don't have the ammunition to hang with teams like the Bulls or Cavs. Excluding Rajon Rondo's expiring contract, their inability to add a player to some draft picks basically takes them out of the running. Based on that, it would appear Rondo is going to be traded at some point. Considering he didn't play well last season, the sense around the team is that they'll let him build some value in the early part of the season.
Source: CSN NE
Jul 23 - 7:55 PM

The Celtics are reportedly finalizing a deal with unrestricted free agent Evan Turner.

Turner will fight for minutes with the likes of Avery Bradley, Marcus Thornton, and Jeff Green. It will be interesting to see how Brad Steven's rotations develop over training camp, but it's well documented that Turner's fantasy value is limited to inefficient scoring and rebounding. He's not a very tantalizing pick in fantasy drafts.
Jul 21 - 5:02 PM

Donte Greene was arrested early on Sunday outside of a Miami nightclub, and he now faces charges of battery and disorderly conduct.

The timing couldn't possibly be worse for Green as he was attempting to make a comeback to the NBA after spending the past two seasons in China. Greene reportedly got into a fight with Rams linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar outside of a Miami nightclub, and this certainly doesn't look great on his resume. It's possible this derails Greene's comeback attempt, but he wasn't going to have any fantasy value anyway.
Source: NBC Sports
Jul 21 - 4:15 PM

Donte Greene, a former lottery pick from the 2008 draft, is attempting to make a return to the NBA.

"I’m just trying to come back and be a pro. I’m older now, more mature, and I’ve got a big family to take care of," said Greene. "[During Summer League I] Try to be a leader on the floor, be active, always be in the right spots. Play smart. Play hard. Trying to do the little things. Me being older now, it’s not so much coming out and having 30, 40 points as it was when I was younger. Now it’s about coming out and show teams I know how to play the game." Greene spent the last season in China, but even if he's able to land on an NBA roster, he will not have any fantasy value.
Jul 20 - 12:03 PM

Marcus Smart, Doug McDermott, Victor Oladipo and Tobias Harris are among the invitees to the USA Basketball Select Team in Las Vegas.

Smart hasn't played well to this point in his pro career and will get a chance to learn from some more experienced players. He's likely going to come of the bench and play both guard spots for the Celtics.
Jul 18 - 5:10 PM

Celtics legends Bill Russell collapsed while giving a speech in Lake Tahoe, but he's expected to be okay.

Russell won 11 championships with the Celtics from 1956-1969, and he is truly one of the all-time greats in basketball history. The Finals MVP Trophy is named after Mr. Russell, and we wish him all the best and a speedy recovery.
Jul 18 - 1:11 PM

The Celtics have guaranteed the contract of Phil Pressey by not waving him on Tuesday.

He'll have to fight for minutes behind Rajon Rondo and rookie Marcus Smart, but he looks like a lock for a roster spot this season.
Jul 16 - 11:36 PM

The Bucks are close to signing veteran guard Jerryd Bayless, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

Bayless spent last season with both the Grizzlies and Celtics, averaging 9.1 points over 72 games. He would likely go to Milwaukee as the primary back up to point guard Brandon Knight, providing some offense off the bench. This move also indicates that free agent Ramon Sessions will not be returning to Milwaukee next season. Bayless' ability to contribute to multiple categories is limited and he should not be on fantasy radars heading into next season.
Jul 16 - 9:11 AM

Avery Bradley officially signed a four-year, $32 million deal with the Celtics on Tuesday.

Bradley averaged a career-high 14.9 points last year, while shooting 39.5 percent from downtown, and the Celtics are convinced that he'll only get better. "He is still far from reaching his ceiling," said team president Danny Ainge. "We're ecstatic to have him back." The contract is fully guaranteed with no option years, and Bradley is locked in as Boston's starting SG for the foreseeable future.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 15 - 8:07 PM


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