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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Danny Ainge on the team's eight draft picks this June: "That's eight swings. Eight swings of the bat. I've got eight mulligans. Maybe we'll draft all of them and hope one of them comes out, fight it out in training camp."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Danny Ainge asked if this summer feels anything like 2007 before arrival of KG and new Big 3: "I'm not sure we have a Paul Pierce on our roster. But I do think we have a lot more things to trade, a lot more things to move."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Danny Ainge said that Kelly Olynyk (right shoulder) is the only player on the Celtics roster that will consider surgery for his injuries. Ainge: "Surgery is a option and it is being discussed." Ainge said that Avery Bradley suffered a Grade 1 hamstring strain in Game 1 of the playoffs and the team likely would not have brought him back at less than 100 percent.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Danny Ainge on sending Isaiah Thomas as team's podium presence at Draft Lottery: "He's our leprechaun."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Danny Ainge on the big summer the Celtics are entering: "We look forward to every offseason. This offseason is bigger. My expectations are high this offseason, and yet I also know that it takes good fortune. We need the pingpong balls to bounce our way to give us the best opportunity. Whether we use that pick or whether we trade that pick, and in free agency, we have opportunities. And that's all we have. We have no guarantees of great things happening. We just have a lot of hope. And so we have a lot of work ahead of us, and we have to have plan A through Z. Usually it's more A through G, but we have A through Z this year just to have an opportunity to upgrade our team."

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Third-year Patriots center Bryan Stork on advice to rookies: "Just come in, keep your mouth shut, and do your job. I'm still doing it."

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Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Patriots center Bryan Stork speaks with reporters at a charity event at Harvard. He was present with Jimmy Garoppolo, who handed off media duties to Stork.

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ESPN 300: Where the ACC stands

Miami, Clemson, Florida State and North Carolina have 21 of the ACC's 24 verbal commitments from players in the ESPN 300 for the class of 2017.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Draft workouts begin today for the Boston Celtics, who own eight picks in June's draft.

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