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  1. Smart top defender in NBA's rookie survey

    Chris Forsberg

    Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart tied for first place in voting for best rookie defender in the league's annual Rookie Survey. Smart tied with Philadelphia's K.J. McDaniels while earning 13.5 percent of the vote among the 38 first-year players su...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  2. Snapshot: Smart, Young at rookie shoot

    Chris Forsberg

    The NBA's most recent first-round picks were in Tarrytown, N.Y. on Sunday for the annual rookie photo shoot. Celtics picks Marcus Smart and James Young got to pose in their full uniforms for the first time and also had some fun along the way ... Wa...

    Blog | August 03, 2014
  3. James Young of Boston Celtics to miss Summer League due to linger...

    Chris Forsberg

    Boston Celtics rookie James Young will not participate in the team's five-game summer slate while recovering from lingering issues from a car accident last month, according to president of basketball operations Danny Ainge.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2014
  4. Olynyk visiting Vietnam for Jr. NBA

    Chris Forsberg

    Kelly Olynyk's summer vacation is taking him to Ho Chi Minh City, where the Boston Celtics rookie big man will participate in Jr. NBA Vietnam 2014 from June 13-15. Here's more on Olynyk's trip from the NBA: Kelly Olynyk of the Boston Celtics will be...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  5. Olynyk tops All-Rookie second team

    Chris Forsberg

    Boston Celtics rookie Kelly Olynyk landed on the NBA's All-Rookie second team. Olynyk was the top vote-getter on a second-team that also features Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Minnesota's Gorgui Dieng, Charlotte's Cody Zeller, and Oklahom...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  6. Pressey giving C's offense a jolt

    Chris Forsberg

    BOSTON -- Boston Celtics rookie point guard Phil Pressey has done the impossible this month: He's made one of the league's most inefficient offenses perform as if it were among the NBA elite. David Richard/USA TODAY SportsPhil Pressey attacks the...

    Blog | April 13, 2014
  7. Chris Babb thrown in the fire

    Chris Forsberg

    Late in the first quarter of Saturday's game against the Indiana Pacers, Chris Babb got the call from Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens to make his NBA debut. The rookie's first assignment? Defend All-Star Paul George. Welcome to the NBA, kid. ...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  8. Rookie Chris Babb aims to bring energy to Boston Celtics

    Chris Forsberg

    Up from the D-League, Chris Babb aims to bring energy to the lifeless Celtics.

    Story | Conversation | March 03, 2014
  9. Pressey pressing for playing time

    Chris Forsberg

    BOSTON -- Poor Phil Pressey. The undrafted rookie is playing the best basketball of his brief NBA career and he's a very distant second when it comes to interest in Boston Celtics point guards. Jared Wickerham/Getty ImagesPhil Pressey is making a...

    Blog | January 18, 2014
  10. Phil Pressey pressed for playing time with Rajon Rondo returning ...

    Chris Forsberg

    Will Phil Pressey's impressive push continue as Rondo rounds into form?

    Story | Conversation | January 18, 2014
  11. Bit of Sunshine: Olynyk breaks through

    Chris Forsberg

    A week before the start of the 2013-14 season, NBA general managers heaped some additional expectations on top of Boston Celtics rookie Kelly Olynyk, pegging him as the biggest steal in the draft as part of their annual survey. After a stellar summer...

    Blog | November 03, 2013
  12. GM Poll: Olynyk biggest steal in draft

    Chris Forsberg

    The NBA polled the league's 30 general managers on 56 different questions in advance of the 2013-14 season. The most noteworthy appearance for the Boston Celtics: Kelly Olynyk took the top spot for the biggest steal among rookies based on where they ...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  13. Pressey makes push at the point

    Chris Forsberg

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- File it under "Life of a Rookie." Coming off a solid NBA debut, Boston Celtics guard Phil Pressey was dressing after Wednesday's exhibition game with a swarm of reporters waiting to chat with him. His locker was sandwiched between...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  14. Olynyk ranks high in rookie survey

    Chris Forsberg conducted its annual rookie survey and Boston's Kelly Olynyk got some high praise from his first-year brethren. Olynyk finished third in the voting for Rookie of the Year at 18.2 percent (behind only CJ McCollum and Victor Oladipo at 24.2 ...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  15. C's assign Melo to D-League

    Chris Forsberg

    The Boston Celtics reassigned rookie center Fab Melo to the Maine Red Claws of the D-League on Friday. Having added NBA-tested frontcourt depth by signing D.J. White and Shavlik Randolph to 10-day contracts over the past 24 hours, the Celtics coul...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  16. Melo reassigned to D-League

    Chris Forsberg

    Fresh off scoring his first career NBA basket, Boston Celtics rookie Fab Melo has been reassigned to the Maine Red Claws of the D-League. Melo, originally recalled due to a quad injury, stuck with the team after fellow rookie Jared Sullinger was l...

    Blog | February 08, 2013