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NBA Rumors: Celtics hosted these three draft prospects for workouts

NBA Rumors: Celtics hosted these three draft prospects for workouts

The Indiana Pacers aren't the only thing on the Boston Celtics' minds this week.

As Celtics players and coaches prepare for Game 2 of their first-round series against the Pacers, their scouting department is hard at work preparing for the 2019 NBA Draft in June.

That preparation continued Monday, as Boston held a workout with a group of draft prospects that included North Carolina's Cameron Johnson, Mississippi State's Quinndary Weatherspoon and Virginia Tech's Justin Robinson, The Boston Globe's Adam Himmelsbach reported Monday night.

Johnson likely is the top prospect of that trio; at 6-foot-9, 210 pounds, the fifth-year senior hit 45.7 percent of his 3-pointers last season and can stretch the floor as a versatile wing.

Johnson projects as an early second-round or possible late first-round pick, while Weatherspoon and Robinson likely will be second-round selections or go undrafted.

Boston currently owns the 14th lottery position (via the Sacramento Kings) as well as the 20th and 22nd overall picks in the first round. It also has a 20.7 percent chance of landing the Memphis' Grizzlies' top-10 pick, which would give the C's an impressive four first-rounders to play with if they wanted to swing a draft night trade.

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Breakfast Podcast, July 18, 2019: July 18, 2019: Chris Sale gets his first win at Fenway in 2019

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Breakfast Podcast, July 18, 2019: July 18, 2019: Chris Sale gets his first win at Fenway in 2019

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01:33: After revealing that he had a, “pretty good idea,” that Kyrie would be leaving in March or April, Danny Ainge clarified his comments to say it was always a possibility Kyrie would stay. A. Sherrod Blakely, Trenni Kusnierek, and Kyle Draper discuss his clarification and predict who the new leader in the C’s locker room will be.

07:11: After Enes Kanter showed off his personality during Celtics introduction, we wonder what will he be bringing to Boston not only on the court but off the court as well.

12:30: Finally, Lou Merloni joins Tom Giles and Michael Holley to discuss Chris Sale’s comeback at Fenway- getting his first win at home in 2019.

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Report: Celtics sign guard Max Strus to two-way contract

Report: Celtics sign guard Max Strus to two-way contract

After signing Javonte Green to a partially guaranteed deal on Thursday, the Celtics reportedly made another move.

Boston signed guard Max Strus to a two-way contract, per Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports.

Strus averaged 9.7 points in Celtics Summer League and shot 45 percent from beyond the arc. He averaged 20.1 points and 5.9 rebounds per game last season with DePaul.

C's fans will have their fingers crossed that Tacko Fall will be the next to sign a new contract. According to Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge, they're trying to get a deal done with the 7-foot-7 phenom.

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