The Boston Celtics introduced their four rookies Tuesday, then introduced them to the history of the franchise.
Danny Ainge has tempered expectations about the competitive free-agent market the Celtics face, but he won't be afraid to swing for the fences.
The Bulls offered Jimmy Butler a maximum five-year, $90 million contract Monday, leading the restricted free agent to postpone meetings with several other teams.
The Boston Celtics' four rookies have picked their new jersey numbers.
Celtics: Salary cap room, a promising core and young coach make team attractive to free agents, writes Chris Forsberg
With cap room, an improving young core and a successful young coach, the Celtics are primed to sell themselves to free agents beginning on Wednesday.
It is time to break down where the Celtics might go as free agency approaches.
Sources say that the Celtics were discussing a package that included multiple picks and big man Jared Sullinger with New York .
Boston Celtics fell short in draft
Danny Ainge tried the best he could to trade up in the draft but ultimately failed. Instead, the team got some value with their four picks but failed to land any surefire impact talent. For that, ESPN's Chris Forsberg gives them a thumbs-down Draft thumbs-up or thumbs-down
Grantland's Chris Ryan and Andrew Sharp detail the strong moves made by Pat Riley and Mitch Kupchak and the excitement Mario Hezonja will bring to the Magic, but they aren't so sure about the draft plans of the Pacers, Celtics, Jazz and Wizards.
The Celtics made a strong final push to trade up into the top 10 in the draft, culminating in an offer to the Hornets that included as many as six draft picks, sources said.
Boston offered huge deal for Winslow
The Celtics made a massive play to move up for Winslow on Thursday night, offering as many as six draft picks and four potential 1st-rounders for Charlotte's No. 9 pick, sources told ESPN's Chris Forsberg. They also made unsuccessful attempts to acquire picks Nos. 4-8. Winslow ended up going 10th to Miami.
The Celtics' strong push to trade up and select Justise Winslow fell short, meaning their quest to land a premiere players goes on.
Celtics find quality in quantity
Without a lottery pick, the Celtics were unlikely to come away with a star in Thursday's draft, but they did add a few nice pieces. Terry Rozier's toughness on defense and R.J. Hunter's touch as a shooter help Boston earn a solid B from Chad Ford. Ford's complete draft grades (Insider)
The 2015 NBA draft is over. Who deserves high marks for their picks? After 60 selections Thursday night, Chad Ford hands out his grades for every squad.
Celtics GM Danny Ainge said the team pushed hard for a trade, but believes in the four players it drafted on Thursday.
The Timberwolves, Lakers and 76ers made splashes with the first three selections. How did they -- and the rest of the league -- do Thursday? Our NBA writers assess every team's draft picks.
Celtics: William & Mary G Marcus Thornton selected with 45th pick in draft; 3 of their 4 picks in draft have been guards
Celtics: LSU PF Jordan Mickey selected with 33rd pick in NBA Draft; Jay Bilas says a "very good value pick"
The Celtics, having utilized their two first-round picks on guards, are left with an overflowing depth chart. Hunter is going to have to shoot it well.
Hunter spaces the floor for Celtics
Jalen Rose on R.J. Hunter: "Reminds me a lot of Kevin Martin. ... Already, before he gets off the plane, R.J. Hunter is the best 3-point shooter on the Boston Celtics." Jay Williams adds: "His range is as soon as he walks into the building."
Celtics couldn't shoot 3s last season
The Celtics ranked 27th in 3-point percentage in 2014-15, so it makes sense that they drafted R.J. Hunter.
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