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  1. Rondo among Ford's top picks of the decade

    Chris Forsberg

    ESPN's Chad Ford runs down his top draft picks of the decade (Insider), and names Rajon Rondo near the top of his "best mid-to-late first-round picks" list of players that slipped out of the lottery, but turned out to be better than nearly all their ...

    Blog | January 01, 2010
  2. Smart stories: Number, pressure, position

    Chris Forsberg

    WALTHAM, Mass. -- A handful of nuggets about Boston Celtics' top draft pick Marcus Smart after rookie introductions on Monday at the team's practice facility: EXPLAINING THE NUMBER Celtics rookies always have a difficult time picking out a numb...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  3. Celtics' top 5 draft busts since 1978

    Chris Forsberg

    We ranked our top 15 Celtics draft picks since 1978 in a photo gallery feature now posted on, so it's only appropriate to complement it with our top 5 busts: 5. Ron Mercer (1997) -- Like classmate Chauncey Billups, Mercer -- the six...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  4. Notebook: Auditions and callbacks

    Chris Forsberg

    WALTHAM, Mass. -- The Boston Celtics have auditioned at least 49 draft hopefuls over seven days of workouts since the start of the month, including many of the top names expected to be available when the team picks at Nos. 6 and 17. These workouts ar...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  5. Celtics wind up with No. 6 at draft lottery

    Chris Forsberg

    NEW YORK -- The Boston Celtics secured the No. 6 pick as part of 2014 NBA draft lottery Tuesday evening in Times Square. The Celtics entered with a 10.3 percent chance at the No. 1 pick and a 33.4 percent opportunity for a top-three position, but ...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  6. W2W4: Celtics at 2014 draft lottery

    Chris Forsberg

    The Boston Celtics hope to vault to a top-three selection during Tuesday night's draft lottery. The Celtics own two first-round picks, including No. 17 via last summer's blockbuster swap with the Brooklyn Nets, and they'll find out where their own pi...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  7. Who should represent C's at lottery?

    Chris Forsberg

    As the calendar flips, we're now inside of three weeks until the NBA's Draft Lottery set for Tuesday, May 20. The Celtics own a 10.3-percent chance at the top overall pick, though their most likely landing spot is at No. 6 after losing a random drawi...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  8. Olynyk riding out ups, downs

    Chris Forsberg

    WALTHAM, Mass. -- Back in August, the Boston Celtics took top draft pick Kelly Olynyk up to Canobie Lake Park, a New Hampshire amusement park, and put him on some rides during a community event. He didn't get a chance to try out Yankee Cannonball or ...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  9. Kelly Olynyk still struggling to settle in with Boston Celtics

    Chris Forsberg

    Kelly Olynyk is trying to ride out the ups and downs of his rookie season.

    Story | Conversation | December 30, 2013
  10. Sullinger faces first tall task

    Chris Forsberg

    Fernando Medina/NBAE/Getty ImagesCeltics rookie Jared Sullinger faced a tall task in Tuesday's game against the Nets.ORLANDO, Fla. -- While introducing Celtics top draft pick Jared Sullinger last week, president of basketball operations Danny Ainge s...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  11. Injury bug biting Maine, too

    Chris Forsberg

    The injury bug isn't content to just nibble on the Celtics. He's making the frequent trek up to Maine to pester Boston's NBA Development League affiliate as well. The Red Claws waived top draft pick Magnum Rolle Friday due to a knee injury and add...

    Blog | November 26, 2010
  12. Red Claws add nine through draft

    Chris Forsberg

    Andy Lyons/Getty ImagesWith their first-round pick, the Maine Red Claws selected Magnum Rolle.The NBA Development League held its 2010 draft Monday night and the Maine Red Claws filled out their roster with nine selections, including top choice Magnu...

    Blog | November 02, 2010
  13. Draft profile: Eric Bledsoe

    Chris Forsberg

    The fifth in a series of profiles of players that might be of interest to the Boston Celtics during Thursday's NBA Draft: Playing in the shadow of likely top pick John Wall, Eric Bledsoe is flying a bit under the radar as Thursday's draft approach...

    Blog | June 22, 2010