Celtics Acquire Seven-Time All-Star Ray Allen

Draft Workouts - Al Horford

The Celtics pulled off a major deal on draft night, acquiring Ray Allen from the Sonics.
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Playing Chips, Ainge Swings Deal for Allen
On Wednesday in Waltham, between phone calls, Danny Ainge told reporters he expected to keep the #5 pick in the NBA Draft. And as late as 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, he said he still expected to be making a selection. But after three weeks of negotiations with the Seattle Supersonics, Ainge turned around and swapped the pick to give Paul Pierce an All-Star tag-team partner in Ray Allen.

Celtics Acquire Seven-Time All-Star Ray Allen
The Boston Celtics today acquired guard Ray Allen and the draft rights to Glen Davis from the Seattle SuperSonics in exchange for forward Wally Szczerbiak, guard Delonte West and the draft rights to Jeff Green.

Celtics Select Gabe Pruitt
The Boston Celtics selected guard Gabe Pruitt with the 32nd pick in the 2007 NBA Draft.

Workouts Over, Ainge Is Ready To Draft
Danny Ainge has his notebook ready and he's got the scenarios down. He knows whom he wants to take and he's ready to draft.

Like Other Gators, Horford Impresses Celtics Brass
Al Horford may not be on the board by the time the Celtics pick at #5 next Thursday, but he told reporters that his agent advised him to see several teams and learn more about how the draft process works.

Workouts Continue with Karl; Szczerbiak Update
Second-rounders and potential summer leaguers were the focus of Tuesday's draft workouts at The Sports Authority Training Center at HealthPoint. Plus, a brief update on Wally Szczerbiak.

Waltham Workouts Resume as Wright Visits Celtics
Kansas sophomore Julian Wright was in Waltham Monday as draft workouts resumed, and while Celtics fans would logically think "Paul Pierce" when considering a 6'7" Jayhawks swingman, Wright shot down the comparison.

Noah, Wright Workout, But Not Against Each Other
Joakim Noah and Brandan Wright were both in Waltham Monday morning for another round of draft workouts, but they didn't actually take the court against each other.

Brewer, Thornton Visit Waltham as Workouts Tip Off
With the Orlando pre-draft camp complete, the Celtics staged the first of several days of draft workouts on Thursday at the Sports Authority Training Center at HealthPoint today.
Workout Interview: Corey Brewer | Al Thornton

Celtics' Summer League Schedule Set
The NBA Summer League in Las Vegas has set its schedule, and the Celtics will play five games from July 6 - July 14. Opponents include the Portland Trailblazers, owners of the #1 pick in the draft, and the Chinese National Team.

Draft Q&A with Celtics G.M. Chris Wallace - Part III
After talking about the process of how teams attack the draft and how scouts and teams evaluate players in Part I, and then evaluating several of the top players in this year's draft in Part II, we wrapped up our discussion with Celtics General Manager Chris Wallace talking about International basketball's growing impact upon the NBA. Wallace explains how he sees the NBA merging with the International game, what obstacles must be overcome, and goes into detail about the differences in the international player development system.

Draft Q&A with Celtics G.M. Chris Wallace - Part II
After talking about the process of how teams attack the draft and how scouts and teams evaluate players in Part I, we talked to Celtics General Manager Chris Wallace about the actual players in this year's draft. Given the high profile of Ohio State's Greg Oden and Texas' Kevin Durant, fans have probably neglected the rest of the field when considering the Celtics' draft prospects. But the truth is, the 2007 Draft runs much deeper than just the two names that everyone knows.

Draft Q&A with Celtics G.M. Chris Wallace - Part I
With the draft lottery quickly approaching, Celtics.com talked to Celtics General Manager Chris Wallace about all things draft in a wide-ranging interview that covered everything from international scouting, the draft and workout process, how the Celtics evaluate potential draft picks to actual evaluations of several of the top prospects in this years draft. Part I of a three-part series.

Mock Drafts from around the Web
The draft lottery certainly shook up all of those mock drafts. Celtics.com scours the web for the latest mock drafts and has collected some of the best. Who will the Celtics take at #5? And who's your sleeper pick whose stock is about to climb?

Draft Lottery Coverage

Despite Lottery Outcome, C's See Depth in Draft
After over a month of anticipation, the ping-pong balls finally dropped in Secaucus Tuesday night. And while they didn't do the Celtics any favors as the team ended up with the fifth pick overall, Executive Director of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge is taking solace in the fact that the 2007 NBA Draft may be the deepest in recent memory.

Draft Lottery: Team-By-Team Needs
Writers from each team website break down what their team needs, what will happen if they get a Top 3 pick, and provide a little history lesson about their previous lottery luck.

Grande: Beyond Oden and Durant: It's a Draft, Not an Ark
Celtics radio play-by-play man Sean Grande checks in with his thoughts heading into the draft lottery, and explains why the Celtics are in good shape even if the ping-pong balls don't bounce our way on May 22. He also muses about Tommy Heinsohn's potential reaction, and invokes the names of Duncan, Durant, Oden...and Alec Baldwin? You have no choice but to click now.

Fan Feedback
We asked Celtics fans to weigh in on the Draft Lottery and the draft, and the response has been overwhelming. There's plenty of excitement around the Draft Lottery, and Celtics.com fans have plenty to share.

Inside the Numbers Exclusive: The Draft Lottery Combinations
For the first time anywhere available to the public, and exclusively on Celtics.com, here are the ping-pong combinations that will lead to the Celtics winning a lottery pick.

2007 Draft Prospect Profiles
Is this the deepest draft ever? We won't have a definitive answer until these prospects have a chance to prove themselves in the NBA, but the questions certainly seems a valid one now that the official NBA early entry list has been finalized. Celtics.com takes a look at some of the top NBA prospects available in this year's draft.

NBA Releases List of Early Entry Candidates
After weeks of keeping mum and avoiding fines, NBA personnel -- and team websites, for that matter -- are finally allowed to discuss potential draft picks now that the NBA has released the official list of 83 players who've filed as early-entry candidates for the 2007 NBA Draft.

Draft Lottery Demystified
Celtics.com recently sat down with Celtics Basketball Operations Analyst Mike Zarren to learn about how the NBA Draft Lottery works. This year's Draft Lottery will be held on Tuesday, May 22, in Secaucus, New Jersey.

Behind the Scenes at the 2006 Draft Lottery
Jeff Twiss gives Celtics.com the inside scoop on what actually went down at the NBA Draft Lottery in 2006.

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