Brad Stevens was robbed for Coach Of The Year

The Boston Celtics were represented quite well at the NBA Awards. Hall of Famer Bill Walton, Aron Baynes, and Jayson Tatum made up the bulk of the Celtics table. Tatum, Brad Stevens, and Kyrie Irving were each nominated for awards. Irving won handle of the year, Tatum lost ROTY to Ben Simmons (who he outplayed in the conference semis), but the worst of all was Stevens. The mastermind who's improved the Celtics record every year, who lost 11 players from last season and guided them back to the conference finals despite losing their top two players prior to the playoffs even beginning lost the Coach Of The Year award to Dwane Casey. Yeah, the same one who was fired after being swept by Cleveland. Blasphemy.

Celtics intend to re-sign Aron Baynes

The Boston Celtics stood pat on draft night and they were rewarded immensely for their patience after Robert Williams fell all the way to No. 27. The former Texas A&M center was projected to be selected from anywhere in the late lottery to the middle of the first round However, there were some concerns about his work ethic and conditioning during the pre-draft process. Those concerns, coupled with questions about his knee, resulted in Williams slide during the draft.

Danny Ainge does it again: Boston's 2019 draft situation

It's hard to argue that the Boston Celtics are primed for one of the more successful futures in the NBA. They've got a starting lineup filled with stars, Kyrie Irving, Jaylen Brown, Gordon Hayward, Jayson Tatum, and Al Horford. And they're more than capable off the bench with talents like Terry Rozier, Marcus Smart (pending re-sign), Marcus Morris, Semi Ojeleye, Guerschon Yabusele, Robert Williams, and Daniel Theis, among others. However, the future could blossom into something even brighter with the assets inside GM Danny Ainge's treasure chest.

Why the Celtics should acquire a second-round pick

The Boston Celtics currently hold just one selection (No. 27) in the 2018 NBA Draft. That's the fewest picks the Celtics have had in a draft in recent memory. Last year they had four draft picks, in 2016 they had a whopping eight picks, and in 2015 they also had four. In fact, it's been half a decade since Boston held just one selection in the 2013 draft. That puts GM Danny Ainge in quite a precarious situation. Restricted free agent guard Marcus Smart could potentially receive an offer that Boston simply can't match. Kyrie Irving and Al Horford can opt out of the final year of their respective deals in 2019.

Report: Celtics interested in Euro star Brad Wanamaker

We're two days away from the 2018 NBA Draft and rumors from around the league are at an all-time high on the cusp of one of the biggest free agency periods in recent history. The Boston Celtics have continually been linked to players such as LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard. We're inching closer and closer to seeing if those whispers will come to fruition. Boston is stacked at the wing position with developing stars Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. Head coach Brad Stevens also hinted that he expects Gordon Hayward to be fully recovered and playing pickup by August. Barring a trade, the Celtics have Marcus Morris and Semi Ojeleye under contract as well for 2018-19.

Florida State is making waves on the recruiting trail

Florida State and its new staff have turned up the heat on the recruiting trail. The Seminoles have added five more players to their 2019 class since April 9. And the momentum doesn't seem to be slowing down either. Willie Taggart and his revamped staff are making headway with a bevy of talented prospects who have yet to announce their commitment. Four-star quarterback Sam Howell started the landslide of commitments on Monday, April 9. The following Saturday, four more players pledged to FSU. T

Renardo Green: "It was my dream school."

Florida State added six total commitments from April 9 to April 16. Four-star quarterback Sam Howell started the landslide of pledges. Four more committed at the spring game, and Renardo Green capped things off with his commitment on Monday, April 16. Green unofficially visited FSU for the spring game on April 14. The following Monday, Harlon Barnett informed Green that he was being offered a scholarship by the `Noles. The three-star cornerback committed on the spot.

Monday Mailbag: Record predictions, off the field issues, and Tribe19

We’ve officially hit the dead period for Florida State football. The Seminoles won’t reconvene for practice again until August. Now, the focus is back to offseason workouts and making sure the players are in shape for the season. Typically around this time, the quarterbacks set up 7-on-7’s so they can continue to build their chemistry with their teammates. The coaches are getting back on the recruiting trail to continue the momentum that Tribe 19 has currently garnered.

Mike Morris: "My dream was to be a `Nole."

Florida State’s recruiting has been taking off under Willie Taggart. Tribe19 has added five commitments since April 9. The class ascended to No. 1 in the country earlier this week before falling to No. 3 behind Oklahoma and Alabama. But Tribe19 didn’t just begin earlier in April. It started on February 27, 2016, when four-star defensive end Michael Morris Jr. decided to commit to the Seminoles. He was the first member of this class and his pledge has held strong for over two years.

Jaleel McRae: "Teams are gonna be scared to play us."

Florida State’s spring game gave a bevy of talented prospects their first chance to see the Seminoles in action. It also allowed recruits to get more of a feel for the coaching staff, players, and school. Four-star linebacker Jaleel McRae arrived in Tallahassee without an offer. After garnering one during his meeting with Willie Taggart, he felt like it was time to do something. McRae and his teammate, four-star OG Dontae Lucas, both decided to pledge to FSU. The duo currently plays together at IMG Academy and are now recruiting some high-caliber recruits from the school to become `Noles with them.

Source: FSU leads in pursuit of No. 1 recruit Thibodeaux

Florida State and Willie Taggart are on fire on the recruiting trail. The Seminoles landed five commitments last week, including four on Saturday at the spring game. Four of those pledges will join Tribe19 while the other becomes the second commitment in the 2020 class. Tons of other uncommitted prospects also made their way to Tallahassee and seemed to come away very impressed. One of those players is No. 1 overall recruit and five-star defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux.

Three observations from Florida State’s spring football game

Florida State wrapped up its spring with a 31-13 victory by the Gold team in the annual spring game. The Seminoles showed off plenty of progress, and room for growth, on both sides of the ball. Khalan Laborn stood out on the ground, finishing with 13 carries for 140 yards and two scores. One of those touchdowns was a 91-yard burst up the middle where Laborn outran everybody. Tamorrion Terry and DJ Mathews led the way through the air. Terry caught five passes for 129 yards and a score. Mathews h

Garnet and Gold game: Defense Bold Prediction

Florida State’s defense made the switch from Charles Kelly to Harlon Barnett over the offseason during Willie Taggart’s transition. Barnett comes to Tallahassee after spending much of his coaching career at Michigan State. While Kelly’s scheme revolved more around difficult zone concepts, Barnett will implement a much simpler scheme. The goal? For his defenders to think less and attack more. No longer will the Seminoles have complex assignments that require multiple reads. They’ll have one read to attack on every play.
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