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April 19, 2015 Updates

CBS Boston: You are a free agent at the end of the season here. Do you want to stay in Boston or at least the NBA? Or is it tough knowing your opportunities might be limited here for playing time? Gigi Datome: It’s really early now. I hope during my free agency, hopefully the Celtics, hopefully other teams make a call or offer, because it means that this month, I did something good. For sure, I would like to be involved, feeling like part of the team, not just on the roster. It’s really early now and the focus is on the playoffs. CBS Local

Datome, a free agent this summer, now feels his options — including a possible return to the Celtics — have expanded. He had a self-imposed deadline coming up, fast. “When I signed a two-year deal I said I wanted to put a line at the end of the two years, do everything I could do in that time,” he said. “Every day I was trying to do my job and waiting for the opportunity. When the season was over, I would then think about whether I wanted to keep an NBA career or go back overseas. Boston Herald

“(Detroit) was frustrating. The NBA is nice, but I wasn’t playing basketball anymore. They didn’t give me the opportunity, but it’s part of this life and this business. Coming here is a new opportunity and a new life. “I don’t take it for granted (now). I’m not a player who knows he’s going to play 25 minutes a game. Maybe I will play two minutes, five minutes, maybe he won’t put me in the game again. I have to do my best.” Boston Herald

CBS Boston: Were you a little surprised that you didn’t get any kind of an opportunity with a new coaching regime in Detroit (with Stan Van Gundy) in your second season in the league? Gigi Datome: I wanted to have an opportunity with the Pistons because it was my original team. They made the choice to prefer other players, so I couldn’t do anything about it and just accepted this season, be a good teammate and wait for my opportunity. It didn’t arrive there, it arrived here and I’m happy about it. CBS Local

Former University of Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein has signed with Roc Nation, the same agency that represents Celtics swingman James Young. Young said he plans to work out with Cauley-Stein in Los Angeles before the June draft. Cauley-Stein is a projected top 10 pick . Boston Globe

Said Lacob, who was a minority owner with Boston for five seasons while living in California: “That one didn’t mean as much to me. It was cool and everything, but it was 3,000 miles away, and I wasn’t really integrally involved. “This next one will mean everything. I’m not a ring guy, but I would wear this one at certain times.” San Francisco Chronicle

April 18, 2015 Updates

You are a free agent at the end of the season here. Do you want to stay in Boston or at least the NBA? Or is it tough knowing your opportunities might be limited here for playing time? Gigi Datome: It’s really early now. I hope during my free agency, hopefully the Celtics, hopefully other teams make a call or offer, because it means that this month, I did something good. For sure, I would like to be involved, feeling like part of the team, not just on the roster. It’s really early now and the focus is on the playoffs. CBS Local

This year's Celtics will start the postseason in a similar spot. They are listed as a a 19-1 underdog to win their first-round matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers. “We have nothing to lose, really," Turner said at practice Friday. "We’re playing with house money. It’s going to be hype. There’s going to be two great environments involved. You go to Cleveland, their fans are crazy, then you come back to Boston, and their fans are even crazier. So, it’s going to be fun.” Boston Globe

April 17, 2015 Updates

Gary Washburn: The #rockets win the #tiebreaker with the #clippers for the 27th pick. That means the #Lakers will pick 27th and the #celtics 28th. The #lakers have #rockets first-round pick because of Jeremy Lin trade while #celtics have the #clippers first-rounder in Doc Rivers swap. Twitter @GwashburnGlobe

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THE TOP 50 PLAYERS IN CELTICS HISTORY

How bright is Boston's history? Well, the first 19 players in the list won NBA titles with the team.

   

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