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06/23/2011 - 9:10pm
Celtics select Purdue's JaJuan Johnson

After a draft-day trade with New Jersey, the Celtics will wind up with Purdue forward JaJuan Johnson and a future second-round pick from the Nets. The Celtics took Marshon Brooks with their selection at 25 but traded the pick to the Nets to move back two spots.

A 6-foot-10 forward, Johnson averaged 20 points and 8.6 rebounds a game for the Boilermakers. Johnson is a shot-blocker with range. He adds size to a frontline that desperately needs some.

For more on Johnson, go to the Green Street blog. For more Celtics news, visit the team page at weei.com/celtics.


06/23/2011 - 8:58pm
BC's Jackson drafted by Oklahoma City

Boston College guard Reggie Jackson was taken by Oklahoma City at No. 24 overall in Thursday's NBA draft. The 6-foot-3, 208-pounder averaged 18.2 points and 4.5 assists per game last season for the Eagles. He was the first Boston College player taken in the first round of the draft since Sean Williams and Jared Dudley were both selected in the first round back in 2007.

For more draft news, check out our Green Street blog.


06/23/2011 - 7:35pm
Chiarelli: Nothing crazy expected in draft
By: DJ Bean

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said Thursday in Minnesota that he does not expect the team to do anything crazy movement-wise with the ninth overall pick in Friday's draft. The team holds a top-10 pick for the second consecutive year thanks to the Phil Kessel trade. After selecting Tyler Seguin a season ago with the second overall pick, Chiarelli said he doesn't envision the team picking that high again. 

"I don’t think there will be any magic for us tomorrow," Chiarelli said. "We’re picking nine, I’d say there’s, maybe after three or four, there’s a real good group of another eight, and there’s a good batch of defenseman, there’s a good batch of wingers and there’s a good batch of centermen. So we’re pretty content where we are and we’ll see where it goes. Oftentimes, players that you have ranked below your group go in and really good players drop and go last."...

06/23/2011 - 6:44pm
Duke's Irving taken first overall by Cavs

Duke guard Kyrie Irving was taken with the first overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft Thursday night, going to the Cavaliers. A 6-foot-3, 193-pound guard who only played 11 games this past season with Duke, he averaged 17.5 points and 4.3 assists per game with the Blue Devils. For more on the NBA draft all night long, check out the Green Street Blog all night long for updates.


06/23/2011 - 5:09pm
NFL players, owners finish meetings in Hull

Here are the statements made by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA chief DeMaurice Smith made to reporters Thursday afternoon at the end of two days of talks between the players and owners at Nantasket Beach Resort in Hull:

Goodell: “You obviously know we met over the last couple of days. We are under court order as far as what we can discuss so our comments will be brief. But obviously we’re all working hard. The players and owners were here over the last two days. De and I were here for the entire meetings also. And it’s complicated and it’s complex, but we’re working hard and we understand the fans’ frustration. But I think both of us feel strongly that we’re going to continue to work hard at it.”

Smith: “Someone asked me whether I was optimistic. I think we’re both optimistic when we have the right people in the room. We know we’re talking about the right issues...

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