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NBAdraftblog.com analyst on what kind of fit Julius Randle and James Young are in NBA

By LARRY VAUGHT Ed Isaacson of NBAdraftblog.com has been a good friend of vaughtsviews.com and has a site filled with NBA summer league info. Despite his busy schedule, he took time out to share a few insights on the recent draft that sent Julius Randle to the Lakers and James Young to the Celtics. Question: …

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Could Celtics be considering trading James Young?

By LARRY VAUGHT Rumors at this time of year about college basketball and the NBA never cease. Now comes one that the Boston Celtics might be ready to trade James Young to obtain Kevin Love and the reason he is not playing in the summer league is to avoid injury and not the neck problems …

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James Young on Brad Stevens, Celtics, Rajon Rondo, Rihanna and more

Just in case you missed it, here is the complete transcript of James Young’s press conference late Thursday night after he was drafted by the Boston Celtics. THE MODERATOR: James, if you could just start with an opening statement about being drafted by Boston, please. JAMES YOUNG: I’m very excited to be drafted by this …

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John Calipari on James Young: “The people in Boston are going to love him”

Jessica Moran of CSSNE.com asked Kentucky coach John Calipari what No. 17 pick James Young could bring to the Celtics. “He’s got a ways to go, he’s 19 (actually he turns 19 in August),” said Calipari. “[He's] as fast as anyone in the draft, as long and athletic as anyone in the draft and can …

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Drafting Marcus Smart no threat to Rajon Rondo in Boston, James Young gives Celtics needed shooter

BOSTON (AP) — Soon after Wyc Grousbeck’s group bought the Boston Celtics, Red Auerbach gave him some advice. The team’s legendary president at the time “told me personally right when I came in, ‘you need instigators, not retaliators,’” Grousbeck said. Twelve years later, the rebuilding Celtics drafted what Grousbeck called an “instigator” when they took …

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Kentucky only program to have multiple players picked in draft first round five straight years … and more notes

By UK ATHLETICS Former Kentucky players Julius Randle and James Young were selected in the opening round of the 2014 NBA Draft on Thursday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., becoming the 14th and 15th Wildcats taken in the draft’s opening round in the last five years. Randle was selected seventh overall by …

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James Young’s godfather on Calipari: “Cal is a man of his word. He told us and then showed us what it would take.”

By LARRY VAUGHT Sean Mahone, James Young’s godfather, said he would give Kentucky coach John Calipari an “A plus” for what he said he would do when he recruited Young to how that played out last season that turned Young into a first-round NBA draft pick Thursday  night. “From the moment he first spoke with …

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Celtics take James Young with 17th pick, family hopes this is stepping stone to “bigger and greater things”

By LARRY VAUGHT It was about three years ago that James Young and his family first thought about what it might be like if he could be in position to be a “one-and-done” player in college. “We thought how lucky he would be and what a blessed athlete he would be to reach the level …

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