HoopsHype Colton Iverson rumors

February 23, 2014 Updates

Celtics director of player personnel Austin Ainge trots around the globe as part of his international scouting duties, and he swung by Istanbul earlier this month to check in on Colton Iverson, whom the Celtics acquired in the second round of the 2013 draft. The 7-foot Iverson is playing with Besiktas of the Turkish League, and in 18 games, he’s averaging 6.5 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists over 17.3 minutes per game. Boston Globe

February 12, 2014 Updates

Director of Player Personnel for the Boston Celtics Austin Ainge is in Istanbul to watch the Eurocup Last 32 game between Besiktas and Lietuvos Rytas. Austin Ainge is in Turkey to watch Celtics draft pick Colton Iverson, a Turkish source told Sportando. Iverson is averaging 6.9ppg and 5.9rpg in TBL and 8.9ppg and 5.8rpg in Eurocup. Sportando

October 3, 2013 Updates

Iverson, the 53d overall pick, said he knew that going in, and that he believed the Celtics believed in him enough that it was OK for him to go overseas for the time being. So, Iverson is in Turkey, living in Istanbul, playing out a one-year contract while the Celtics own his rights. “I look at it as a win-win situation for both of us because I get to play a lot of minutes this year and keep getting better,” Iverson said. “If I continue getting better and have a successful season, I think the probability of me being in Boston hopefully is pretty good, but you never know what the future will hold so I’ll just keep getting better every day.” Boston Globe

“We’re excited about Colton,” said Austin Ainge, the team’s director of player personnel. “We think he can be an NBA roster player. We all need big guys on the bench that can guard Dwight Howard and Nikola Pekovic and Andrew Bynum, the big, big strong dudes.’’ Boston Globe

August 2, 2013 Updates

Boston Celtics draft pick Colton Iverson signed a one-year deal with Besiktas of the Turkish League, a source with knowledge of the situation told MassLive.com early Friday morning. The team issued a press release announcing the Iverson signing last week but nothing was official at that time. Booth Newspapers

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The Celtics’ signing of Phil Pressey to a guaranteed contract may mean second-round pick Colton Iverson could spent his first season in Europe. Iverson’s representatives have indicated they would help out the Celtics by accepting an overseas deal. The Celtics have 17 players on their roster and are going to need to reduce roster size . Boston Globe

June 28, 2013 Updates

The blockbuster trade that is now in place between the Celtics and Nets could translate into significant opportunity for younger players. With that in mind, the Celtics hurriedly assembled their team for the Orlando Summer League, which begins on July 7. In addition to last year's rookie center, Fab Melo, 2013 first round pick Kelly Olynyk, and second rounder Colton Iverson, a seven-footer from Colorado State, the Celtics have signed Missouri point guard Phil Pressey to a free agent contract. The team will only have a short time with Iverson, who reportedly plans to play in Europe next year, though the Celtics hold his rights. Boston Herald

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Beginning on Friday, the Celtics will host up to 12 draft prospects for workouts over two days, NBA sources said. Six are point guards, a position where the Celtics could use some help: Shane Larkin of Miami, Phil Pressey of Missouri, Pierre Jackson of Baylor, Peyton Siva of Louisville, Erick Green of Virginia Tech, and Myck Kabongo of Texas. Centers Jeff Withey of Kansas, Steven Adams of Pittsburgh, Colton Iverson of Colorado State, and Greg Echenique of Creighton are also scheduled to attend. The Celtics have the No. 16 pick in the first round on June 27. They do not have a second-round selection Boston Globe

May 21, 2013 Updates

Colton Iverson doesn't have to look too far into the past to know just how far he has come. "If you would have asked me two years ago, or anyone else in America, if I would be in this position," Iverson said recently during a phone interview, "they would probably say no." But now, the meter for the former Colorado State center is pointed up. Way up. Iverson revived his college career in one massive, award-winning season in Fort Collins, and in the process breathed new life into his NBA prospects. And after a solid showing at the NBA combine last week, Iverson's NBA future is at its most optimistic point. Denver Post

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