Two Celtics listed on Magic's leaked list of offseason targets

Two Celtics listed on Magic's leaked list of offseason targets

Two Boston Celtics are featured on the Orlando Magic's now-infamous big board.

Kelly Olynyk and Jonas Jerebko appeared on an accidentally leaked list on the Magic's dry erase board, which showed Orlando's offseason targets. A photo of the dry erase board appeared on Twitter after the Magic signed Patricio Garino out of the D-league. Garino's agent posted a celebratory photo, but the backdrop included the Magic's offseason targets. The agent quickly deleted the photo, but fans and media members saved the image.

The board included lists for "Hybrid Trade," "Hybrid Free Agency," "Spread Bigs Trade." Jerebko was near the bottom of the "Hybrid Free Agency" list. Olynyk was at the bottom of a list, the name of which is cut off in the picture.

Via The Orlando Sentinel, Magic general manager Rob Hennigan said the lists on the board are “not indicative of plans” and were “simply listing options, including some of which other teams have inquired about.”

The potential targeting of Celtics players certianly wasn't the juciest bit of information gleaned from the dry erase board. The list shows Philadelphia 76ers for Dario Saric listed beside "AG" or Aaron Gordon. Was a trade in the works?

“It wasn’t for me to see, so for me to see something like that, it brings something that’s out of my control into my reality. But that’s neither here nor there. My plan and my focus is to play basketball and to enjoy the game of basketball," Gordon told The Sentinel. "Anything other than that is out of my control. I love this organization and I’m going to continue to work hard and play.”

The Magic will surely move their contract signings into a different room now on.

NBC Sports Boston Breakfast Pod: Reserve-heavy Celtics keep at it, top Trail Blazers

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Morris getting it done for Celtics on both ends of the floor

Morris getting it done for Celtics on both ends of the floor

When you think about Marcus Morris these days, big-time scoring immediately comes to mind. 

But in Boston’s 105-100 comeback win over Portland, Morris’ contributions went beyond the game-high 30 points he dropped on the Blazers.

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“Coach (Brad Stevens) is doing a great job of getting me the ball in my spots and my teammates are finding me,” Morris told reporters after the win. “And I’m just coming through.”

He’s providing strong play and a tremendous presence at both ends of the floor which has been critical to the team navigating some choppy waters with a number of regular rotation players – namely Kyrie Irving – out with injuries.

“One thing is, he’s healthy,” said Boston’s Al Horford, referring to the sore knee that limited Morris earlier this season and at times forced him to miss games. “And the other is, he’s just more confident, he’s playing very assertive. He’s playing great right now, in a really good rhythm.”

Said Stevens: “That’s been him (Morris). As he’s continued to feel better; I think physically he’s felt as good as he’s felt. He’s comfortable in our system and we need him to score. If you’re a basketball player and your job is to score, that’s a pretty good job.”

And it’s one that even with all the injuries Boston has played through, few envisioned him being such an integral part of the offense. 

Morris’ calling card prior to arriving in Boston was his defense. 

But Morris has made it known that his focus on the floor is to be as complete a player as possible.

“I’m not trying to just limit myself to just being that scorer,” Morris said. “Also, on the defensive end I think I’m bringing it; my defense has gotten a lot better, especially my on-the-ball defense. I’m trying to be that all-around player and not just an offensive player … but I can score.”