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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
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
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
According to his agent, Adam Pensack, Iverson is scheduled to work out with the Nuggets on June 3. Iverson said he has already worked out with the Los Angeles Lakers. "This is the time of my life right now," Iverson said. "I'm enjoying being everywhere I've been. Some people look at it as a tiring process and a drag, but I look at every opportunity as a positive and take it for what it is — it's fun." Denver Post
In preparation for the 2013 NBA Draft, the Utah Jazz will hold pre-draft workouts on Saturday, May 11 at the team’s practice facility, Zions Bank Basketball Center. Six players will work out for the Jazz basketball staff: James Ennis, Jamelle Hagins, Colton Iverson, Myck Kabongo, Mike Snaer and Nate Wolters. NBA.com
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