Celtics second-round pick Luke Harangody will be a member of the C's summer league team, according to Scott Schroeder of RidiculousUpside.com. The Celtics selected the 6-foot-8, 251-pound former Notre Dame forward with the 52nd overall pick in last Thursday's NBA draft. 

 

The Celtics are preparing to go after center Brad Miller during the upcoming free agent period, according to a report from Yahoo! Sports. The story says Miller and guard Ray Allen will be the top priorities for the Celtics, who have a midlevel exception available if they wanted to go after the 34-year-old Miller, who has played for Charlotte, Chicago, Indiana and Sacramento over the course of his career. For more Celtics news, check out Green Street.

Celtics draft picks Avery Bradley and Luke Harangody were introduced to the media at a press conference at the Celtics training facility in Waltham Friday. Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge indicated that Bradley will have arthroscopic surgery on his ankle that will knock him out of summer league action, although the guard is expected to be ready to return in August and participate in training camp.

 

Sports Illustrated's Ian Thomsen joined the Dale & Holley show Friday morning to talk about the Celtics' situation following Thursday night's NBA draft. Thomsen said he sees first-round draft pick Avery Bradley as an Eddie House type of player, a shooter more than someone who drives to the basket, and a player with limited point guard skills, at least for now.

 

There were rumors of trading the pick. This year’s draft was not considered to be as deep as years past, sparking doubt that the Celtics could snag a legitimate contributor with their first-round pick, No. 19 overall. And when looking ahead to an uncertain season, every acquisition is significant.



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Here's one man's running diary of the 2010 NBA draft, where cash consideration happens …

7:30 p.m. (EST): I was terrified ESPN wouldn't kick off the coverage with a music video/montage. Nice to have the fears allayed with the sounds of Michael Buble. 



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All around him, the people were asking for more.



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The Celtics selected Notre Dame forward Luke Harangody in the second round of the NBA Draft. Harangody was a three-time All Big East player with the Irish and led the conference in scoring and rebounding twice.

Kendrick Perkins will have surgery on his right knee in the upcoming weeks rather than Friday because the swelling has still not gone down, Doc Rivers said Thursday night. "It will be soon," Rivers said. "Next couple of weeks." The Celtics selected Texas guard Avery Bradley in the first round, but Rivers noted that the Celtics will be looking for big men in free agency. "We clearly need another big with Perk's injury," Rivers said. "Not knowing when he is going to be healthy at what point next year."

The Celtics selected Avery Bradley from the University of Texas with the 19th overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft. Bradley, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound guard, averaged 11.6 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game in his first (and only) college season. He shot 43.2 percent from the field and 37.5 percent from 3-point range. For more draft coverage, visit the Green Street blog.