You could make the case that the Celtics draft picks in some way mirrored the choices that the Patriots made in April.
With one pick, they selected a tall, big man from Syracuse, (Fab Melo) who is still a bit raw, but a good developmental project. With their other pick, they selected a physical thumper from a big program (Jared Sullinger) who fell a bit in the draft due to some physical concerns, but who should be able to step in and be productive right from the start.
You can compare those attributes to Chandler Jones and Dont’a Hightower whom the Patriots drafted earlier this spring.
Promising future starts now – Gary Washburn has the Celtics future looking brighter.
In Jared Sullinger, C’s gamble is worth risk – Paul Flannery looks at how Sullinger ended up with the Celtics and why he was worth picking despite some back issues.
Celtics gamble on Sullinger, Melo – Chris Forsberg has the Celtics hoping to repeat the success they’ve had with Avery Bradley.
Sullinger ‘ready to dominate’ in Celtics uniform – Jimmy Toscano has Sullinger talking about being picked by the Celtics.
When it comes to NBA-level defense, Melo not yet the man – A. Sherrod Blakely says that the Big East Defensive Player will have to make some adjustments at the next level.
Still Andre Carter country? – Jeff Howe looks at why the defensive lineman and the Patriots have yet to agree to a new contract.
Five things we learned on another memorable night for Franklin Morales – The Red Sox lost a 1-0 decision to the Seattle Mariners last night, but Morales sparkled once more. Rob Bradford looks at what we can take from the outing.
Gymnast Aly Raisman’s Olympic quest is subject of documentary – Chad Finn has local filmmaker Torey Champagne waiting for the ending of his documentary on the Olympic hopeful. He also looks at the NFL switching up some late-starting game times, and has a few other notes.
Tornadoes’ Gagalis is more than a voice – Bill Doyle talks to Worcester Tornadoes play-by-play man Nick Gagalis, who does a whole lot more for the team than just call the games.
Times Have Changed In MLB, As Evident By Clay Buchholz Charity ‘Scandal’ – In my SB Nation Boston media column, I look at how the mediahas gone from drinking with players to knocking them for going to a charity even where they don’t drink.
Gary Tanguay is an embarrassment. But you probably already knew that.
Do you want THAT guy taking over for Gil Santos in the Patriots radio booth? No thanks.