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06/23/2009 - 9:53am
Ainge: KG will be ready for training camp

WALTHAM - Kevin Garnett is making progress and should be ready for the start of training camp in the fall, according to Celtics general manager Danny Ainge. The Celtics executive was talking today at a pre-draft press conference. Ainge, added that Leon Powe is also making progress following surgery to repair his left knee but likely will not be ready in time for the start of the season. Ainge said the team is more likely to add a veteran player rather than look to build through the draft this year. The Celtics have a second-round pick, 58th overall, in the NBA Draft on Thursday night. 

06/23/2009 - 9:45am
Ainge: One of the "worst" drafts

WALTHAM - Celtics GM Danny Ainge called the upcoming draft on Thursday night one of the "worst" in terms of depth of talent. He later softened and said there are some players with 'star' potential. The Celtics are currently slated to pick in the second round at 58. Ainge said he's very unlikely to move up in the draft but could trade away the pick altogether. "You're taking taking health risks, talent risks, character risks usually when you draft in the 50s looking for a diamond in the rough." UConn star and former Brookline high star Jeff Adrien is among the six players working out today for the Celtics. Slava Kravstov, Robert Dozier, Aaron Jackson, Bryan Mullins and Geoff McDermott are also practicing for the Celtics today. 

06/23/2009 - 9:36am
Ainge: We love Rajon

WALTHAM - Celtics GM Danny Ainge said Tuesday morning that he and the basketball staff "love" Rajon Rondo. Ainge did acknowledge they have had discussions with other teams but did not specifically address rumors that had the Celtics offering Rondo and Ray Allen to Detroit for Tayshaun Prince, Richard Hamilton and Rodney Stuckey. "I'm not going to comment on which rumors are true or not true," Ainge said. "We love this kid and I don't anticipate trading any core" Ainge added that reports that the team is dissatisfied with Rondo's attitude are totally "false." For more, visit the WEEI basketball blog Green Street.  

06/22/2009 - 11:12pm
Report: Vin Baker to play in Venezuela

It has been five years since the Vin Baker saga ended in Boston. Now the 37-year-old is trying to restart his basketball career in South America. According to several reports, Baker has signed with the Marinos de Anzoátegui in Venezuela. However it is unclear how much the 6-11 forward will play. The Marinos are already competing in their postseason and Baker is not listed on the roster on their official website. For more see the "Green Street Blog".

06/22/2009 - 8:07pm
Source: Flyers expected to play Bruins at Fenway

Sources confirmed months ago the Bruins have been awarded next year’s NHL Winter Classic, and will play the game at Fenway on Jan. 1, and multiple reports had also indicated that the Washington Capitals would be the Black and Gold’s opponent in hockey’s showpiece event.

The Boston Metro has come out with a report that Boston College is already confirmed to play in an outdoor college hockey game that’s been added to next year's festivities at the Fenway Winter Classic. Boston University is also in talks to play in the outdoor college hockey game, according to the Metro report, and multiple NHL sources have confirmed to that the Philadelphia Flyers have taken the lead as the opponent for the Bruins in the 2010 Winter Classic.

Multiple reports had named Washington as the leader in the clubhouse to take on the...

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