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Mavs trade Gonzaga’s Olynyk to Celtics

The Dallas Mavericks traded away the rights to Gonzaga big man Kelly Olynyk in the 2013 NBA Draft on Thursday night to the Boston Celtics for Brazil’s Lucas Nogueira (traded to Hawks), the No. 16 overall pick, and two future second round picks. 2013 NBA Draft | Picks per Team In a separate move the Celtics also picked up Colorado State Center Colton Iverson, the 53rd overall selection, from the Indiana Pacers for cash considerations. Both acquisitions on the heels of an agreement reached between Boston and Brooklyn that would send future Hall-of-Famers Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to the Nets for Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries, Kris Joseph, MarShon Brooks, Keith Bogans and three future first round picks. The proposed blockbuster deal that also includes Jason Terry won’t be official until July 10th when … Read entire article »

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Trey Burke picked 9th by Wolves; Traded to Jazz

The Minnesota Timberwolves picked the National Player of the Year Trey Burke with the No. 9 overall selection in the 2013 NBA Draft Thursday evening and quickly shipped the young point guard to the Utah Jazz for the 14th pick, UCLA’s Shabazz Muhammad, and the 21st overall pick, Louisville’s Gorgui Deng. 2013 NBA Draft | Picks per Team The move make sense with the Wolves already set at the point guard position with Spanish phenom Ricky Rubio as their starter. Conversely in Utah Burke has an opportunity to step right in and not only contribute but lead a Jazz team that has been in need of a solid point guard since the franchise parted ways with All-Star Deron Williams. Here is a look at Burke’s NBA Scouting Profile via Draftexpress.com’s Mike Schmitz. … Read entire article »

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