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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Danny Ainge asked if this summer feels anything like 2007 before arrival of KG and new Big 3: "I'm not sure we have a Paul Pierce on our roster. But I do think we have a lot more things to trade, a lot more things to move."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Danny Ainge said that Kelly Olynyk (right shoulder) is the only player on the Celtics roster that will consider surgery for his injuries. Ainge: "Surgery is a option and it is being discussed." Ainge said that Avery Bradley suffered a Grade 1 hamstring strain in Game 1 of the playoffs and the team likely would not have brought him back at less than 100 percent.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Danny Ainge on sending Isaiah Thomas as team's podium presence at Draft Lottery: "He's our leprechaun."

Chad Ford @chadfordinsider

22 college seniors have been invited to the NBA Draft Combine. One international player. Other 40 are underclassmen.

Chad Ford @chadfordinsider

Of the 38 players in our “In” category (meaning they’ve hired an agent), 26 have invites to the NBA Draft Combine

Inside the NBA's Replay Center

Most NBA plays aren't reviewable, a point brought home in Oklahoma City's wild Game 2 win in San Antonio. We go inside the league's Replay Center in Secaucus, N.J., to learn how it really works. The deciding factor

Courtesy Ohm Youngmisuk

Chad Ford @chadfordinsider

Of the 75 players in the “testing” category in our In & Out list, only 14 have invites to next week’s NBA Draft Combine

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Danny Ainge on the big summer the Celtics are entering: "We look forward to every offseason. This offseason is bigger. My expectations are high this offseason, and yet I also know that it takes good fortune. We need the pingpong balls to bounce our way to give us the best opportunity. Whether we use that pick or whether we trade that pick, and in free agency, we have opportunities. And that's all we have. We have no guarantees of great things happening. We just have a lot of hope. And so we have a lot of work ahead of us, and we have to have plan A through Z. Usually it's more A through G, but we have A through Z this year just to have an opportunity to upgrade our team."

Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

Expect esports to be big in arenas this fall. Barclays Center is hosting ESL's $250,000 Counter-Strike competition on 10/1 & 10/2.

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Xavier forward Trevon Bluiett told ESPN he will work out for the Timberwolves this Saturday and the Celtics the following Saturday.

espn @espn

Kevin Durant will be however tall he wants to be. (via @wsj)

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

So far, we've had Kris Jenkins, V.J. Beachem and Kennedy Meeks all withdraw from NBA draft process. None were invited to combine next week.

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LeBron James seemed to be on the verge of becoming the NBA's loudest activist. Then he went silent. Exploring why: es.pn/1W911VH