Jun 26, 2014; Brooklyn, NY, USA; James Young (Kentucky) shakes hands with NBA commissioner Adam Silver after being selected as the number seventeen overall pick to the Boston Celtics in the 2014 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Celtics Daily Dish: Happy For Hump Day!

Good morning, Boston Celtics fans!  Welcome to yet another Hump Day edition of the Daily Dish!

Let’s kick start today’s links with some good news: Boston Celtics rookie James Young has been cleared for basketball activity!

 

Yeah yeah yeah: Young is not going to see a lot of playing time this year, most likely.  I don’t care – it’s good news, dammit!

As excited as I am over the prospect of watching James Young play for the Boston Celtics, that’s nothing compared to how excited Kyrie Irving and the rest of the Cleveland Cavaliers must be feeling as their season approaches:

 

Kevin Durant thought King James’ decision to return home was “classy” – could it also have provided some motivation for Durant to consider heading back to his hometown in order to play with the Washington Wizards?

In other words, it’s stressful enough to hear it from all the reporters…and friends…and family.

As Durant already is—whether it’s the prospect of following Kobe Bryant with the glamorous Los Angeles Lakers or joining current USA Basketball teammates John Wall and Bradley Beal with the rising Washington Wizards to revive Durant’s hometown D.C. area.

“It’s being talked about. Everybody’s asking me about it,” Durant said. “Every time I go on Instagram or Twitter. All my friends ask me about it. So I’m not going to sit here and act like I’m naive to the fact that people think about that stuff. But I just tell everybody, ‘Look, I’m here in Oklahoma City. I love it here. Who knows what’ll happen?'”

KD still has two years until he becomes a free agent, so God help the man: he’ll be answering questions about returning home to D.C. for a long, long time.

Perhaps you have already hear that the NBA wants to overhaul the NBA Lottery in order to discourage tanking.  And perhaps you have already heard that the Philadelphia 76ers have already started tanking, despite the fact that the 2014-2015 NBA season has not even started!   If this sounds like a recipe for confrontation, you hit the nail on the head!

 

   

Finally, check out this piece on Tyler Zeller’s future with the Boston Celtics.  Then, come back for my poll regarding Zeller and a certain Hombre Indestructible! Thanks!

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