Sports Illustrated NBA writer Chris Mannix joined the Mut & Merloni show Friday morning to discuss the Celtics and the NBA draft.
The Celtics drafted Providence star Marshon Brooks at No. 25 but then sent the pick to the Nets for the 27th pick, which they used to select Purdue's JaJuan Johnson. Mannix said he initially was excited about the Celtics grabbing Brooks.
"Last year, I thought the Celtics majorly whiffed on not taking James Anderson, and taking Avery Bradley instead of him," he said. "Because James Anderson was one of those complete college players. Even though he had an up-and-down season in San Antonio, battling through injuries, I think he's going to be a legitimate 2 guard in this league, while I still don't know what Avery Bradley is going to be. I saw Marshon Brooks as a similar type of player, an accomplished college scorer who, over a couple of years working under the tutelage of a guy like Ray Allen, could...
The Red Sox announced that the May 17 contest against the Orioles, which was postponed due to rain, will be made up as the first half of a day-night doubleheader against the O's on Monday, Sept. 19, at 1:05 p.m. The two teams will play the night half at 7:10 p.m., as originally scheduled.
Fans holding tickets to the May 17 rainout (Game #23) may use those tickets for the 1:05 p.m. game on September 19.
From the press release:
"The decision to reschedule the game for this date was made collectively by the MLB Players Association, Major League Baseball, the Baltimore Orioles and the Boston Red Sox; the Red Sox could not make the decision unilaterally. Many teams throughout the league, including the Orioles and Red Sox, are dealing with an unusually larger number of weather-related rescheduling issues this season, and this decision came after taking into account the number of day-night doubleheaders both teams already have scheduled...
Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge made an appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning, the day after he selected two Purdue players in the NBA draft.
The C's first-round pick was 6-foot-10 JaJuan Johnson, and Ainge sounded cautiously optimistic that Johnson can help the Celtics immediately.
"I think he can contribute," Ainge said. "I always hate to put too many expectations on guys before the draft and after the draft. I think that sometimes we get all excited and get carried away on the draft. Historically, there's just not that many guys that come in on a good team, on championship-caliber teams, that are able to contribute. Well have three or four young guys on our roster this year, and one or two of them might contribute day in and day out. The others will have to find their spots through injuries and opportunities in other ways.
"Size is hard to find. I think that his size gives...
Lakers guard Ron Artest, whose actions helped spark the most embarrassing brawl in NBA history in 2004, is changing his name to Metta World Peace. Metta is a Buddhist term meaning loving-kindness. Artest's attorney filed a petition in court, and it will be considered on Aug. 26.
Also in the news, Jets backup quarterback Erik Ainge, who made news earlier this year by disclosing the depths of his addiction to drugs and alcohol, said that he is done with football. Ainge, the nephew of Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge, explained that injuries to his right foot and throwing shoulder are too much to overcome at the age of 25. "This isn't the next step I wanted, but it's the hand I'm dealt," he said.
Read more about that story and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Friday's Morning Mashup...
The Celtics had three players targeted in the first round. One was Boston College guard Reggie Jackson, but when he went to Oklahoma City with the 24th pick in the first round -- one spot ahead of the Celtics -- they decided to move on the big man they liked, Purdue's JaJuan Johnson. In the second round, the Celtics went with another Boilermaker when they chose guard E'Twaun Moore.
"We’re very fortunate," Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said. "We got two really good, productive college players. Mature kids, great character and attitude. We got some shooting. We got some length, and they’ll be a good fit for us."
Both players were four-year players at Purdue, and Ainge said that both are capable of competing for playing time next season.
"There’s not many rookies that contribute to championship-caliber teams," Ainge said. "We know that going in. We’ve got...
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