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KO's 2014 NBA Mock Draft 1.0

CelticsBlog's Kevin O'Connor reveals his first 2014 NBA Mock Draft. With the fifth pick, he has the Boston Celtics selecting Arizona forward Aaron Gordon. With the 17th pick, they select Syracuse point guard Tyler Ennis.

Who was the Celtics' defensive player of the year?

Here's a look at who our panel thought was the best defender this year.

Translating Danny Ainge's GM-speak

Reading between the lies, ...I mean lines.

Who is the Celtics' Rookie of the Year?

Kelly Olynyk, Phil Pressey, Vitor Faverani, Chris Johnson and Chris Babb. That's a lot of rookies on one team but that comes with the territory on a rebuilding team.

A Season Finale Guide for Progressive Celtics Fans

The pain and misery of this exhausting Boston Celtics season is almost over. It's the last day of the regular season and game 82 is finally here. In a way, it's been a lot of fun, but losing this...

Who is the Celtics' Most Improved Player?

Who showed the Celtics and the rest of the league the most development this year?

Who is the Celtics' Least Valuable Player?

This is inherently mean but when you lose 3 games to a tanking 76ers team, I think it is warranted.

Offseason key dates

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Who's the Celtics' MVP?

The season is winding down and we figured that now was as good a time as any to start handing out season awards.

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Danny Ainge defends Jeff Green

In his weekly visit to 98.5's The Sports Hub, Danny Ainge told Toucher & Rich that he likes Jeff Green's progression this season, but reiterated that he isn't The Man for the Celtics.

Drive and kick

The Celtics have been plagued this season by stretches of ice cold shooting and an anemic offense. Not even the return of Rajon Rondo could jump start the team. With the draft in June, should Boston consider adding another playmaker?

Tommy Heinsohn accurately criticizes Rajon Rondo

It's time to be critical of a bad Boston Celtics team that keeps getting worse. Rajon Rondo has been throwing up stinkers late in the fourth quarter, and Celtics legend Tommy Heinsohn was not kind to him after they blew it versus Atlanta. But why?

Celts lose, but are now tied for 3rd worst record

Roses really smell like...

KO's 2014 NBA Draft Big Board 3.0

Don't be fooled by the latest national media narrative that suggests the 2014 NBA draft will be "ordinary." CelticsBlog's Kevin O'Connor says the draft is stacked and deep, as he outlines his top 30 prospects in his post-March Madness big board.

The Julius Randle Problem

CelticsBlog's Kevin O'Connor analyzes Julius Randle's weaknesses on the defensive end of the floor. The Kentucky freshman could win the national title this season, but his film, stats, and body, could prevent him from ever becoming a great defender.

Waiting for the fireworks to begin

Put this season out of its misery.

This Is The End-The Celts have lost their identity

At this point, it's pretty obvious that the Boston Celtics aren't a good basketball team, but they're not acting like one either. This matters a lot because, until recently, they were at least...

Analyzing Rajon Rondo's free throw struggles

Rajon Rondo is one of the best players in the league because he does it all -- scoring, passing, rebounding, defending, and leading -- but one riddle he has never been able to crack is his free throw shooting. Can he improve? Kevin O'Connor explains.

Brad Stevens should experiment to close the season

Are you experienced? The Boston Celtics aren't, so they should make good use of their time and experiment, which could help player and chemistry development. Kevin O'Connor offers five ideas for the team to try as they finish the season.

CelticsBlog High Five with Abby Chin

Celtics sideline reporter Abby Chin discusses her craft.

April Fools: Gauging Boston's Lottery Chances

Last night the Boston Celtics were officially eliminated from playoff contention after finishing March with a 3-11 record. The tank kept a rollin' all month long, but the Celtics have a smooth road ahead, which may thwart their chances at a top pick.

Danny Ainge scouted UConn & Michigan St. on Sunday

Danny Ainge was at Madison Square Garden on Sunday and saw Connecticut upset Michigan State. But Ainge wasn't there for pleasure, he was scouting players for this June's NBA draft. With two top 20 first round picks, the Celtics will have flexibility.

My last post about tanking this year

I'm not pro-tanking or anti-tanking. I'm a Celtics fan, period.

Scouting the Sweet 16: Potential mid-round steals

The Boston Celtics need three-point shooting from the guard position and a rim-protecting big man. Which potential draft picks are playing in Friday's Sweet 16 games? Kevin O'Connor takes a look and outlines which players scouts could be looking at.

A look back at preseason expectations

September seems like a long, long time ago.

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