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2016 Schedule
48-34, 2nd in Atlantic
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Celtics' patience looking to pay off this offseason (2:35)

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."

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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Celtics must look different to move forward

Armed with plenty of draft picks, tradable young talent and salary-cap flexibility, the Celtics need to swing for the fences this summer.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Evan Turner is scheduled to be Boston's lone unrestricted free agent this summer. How does he feel about the process? "I'm kind of wondering how it's going to play out, but other than that, it should be cool," said Turner. "It's going to be way better than two years ago, right? ... Obviously money is cool, but I don't want to sit there getting our brains beat in, you know what I'm saying? I want to go somewhere ideally where the staff and their front office is big on winning. And that's pretty much it. Hopefully it's back here."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Amir Johnson, Boston's free-agent splurge last summer, was asked about his first season with the Celtics and the idea of the team as a free agent destination: "I had a good time. It was the funnest season I've definitely been in, just figuring out everything and putting everything together, not knowing how far or how good of a team you are. And we made it pretty dang far. Just the atmosphere, top-notch organization, guys fun to be around, coaching staff, it was just fun for me. I had a great year here."

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Can Brad Stevens lure free agents to Boston? (0:58)
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10 things you categorically missed when Jeff Teague found Paul Millsap for the easy lay-in (1:02)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas already on the recruiting trail: "If you don't want to play for the Celtics then you don't know basketball," said Thomas. Asked if he's friendly with free agent-to-be Kevin Durant, Thomas, a Washington native, smiled and said: "I do (know him). He played for the Sonics, so I know him a little bit."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

A motivated Isaiah Thomas: "I'm going to do whatever it takes to not have this feeling again because it really hurt me. I'm going to use that as motivation to continue to get better and work on my flaws and make those into my strengths. I promise you I'll be back better."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Isaiah Thomas will represent the Celtics on stage at May's draft lottery. Accepted Wyc Grousbeck's invite today.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics big man Kelly Olynyk said he never felt quite right after aggravating his shoulder injury in the playoffs. "I never really felt 100 percent the whole time," said Olynyk. "I never felt 80. It's tough to deal with and tough going down that stretch of games, you want to be at your best when your best was needed." Olynyk said he'll meet with team doctors to explore best way to get his shoulder healthy, but he has no current plans for surgery.

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Crowder covered in defenders and still slams (0:17)

Team Stats

Points Per Game105.75th
Rebounds Per Game44.96th
Assists Per Game24.26th
Points Allowed102.513th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-164834.585
2014-154042.488
2013-142557.305
2012-134140.506
2011-123927.591

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