Jaylen Brown

Mike Petraglia
June 24, 2016 - 4:39 am
The announcement of Jaylen Brown as the Celtics' first draft selection prompted boos and heckles on the floor of the TD Garden Thursday night. Owner Wyc Grousbeck even came out to try and explain the pick but was drowned out by the disappointed fans. Then Danny Ainge, hours after completing the...
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June 23, 2016 - 8:58 pm
The NBA draft is over and Celtics fans seem decidedly mixed on the selection of Cal forward Jaylen Brown. But don't take our word for it. We want to hear from you. Did Danny Ainge make the right move? [poll id="75"]
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Jaylen Brown has the athleticism to excel in the NBA. (John Hefti/USA Today Sports)
John Tomase
June 23, 2016 - 5:48 pm
Jaylen Brown learned about NBA intensity from a name Celtics fans lusted after -- Bulls All-Star Jimmy Butler. Because Brown and Butler share a trainer, they worked out together before the draft. A workout turned into a game one of one-on-one. They planned to play three. "We went tooth and nail at...
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John Tomase
June 23, 2016 - 4:41 pm
Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck, fresh off a surprise booing from Celtics fans disappointed in the selection of Jaylen Brown with the third overall pick, said the C's never came close to trading the pick for a veteran. "Adding a veteran was certainly a consideration as we went into this draft day,"...
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The Celtics selected Cal forward Jaylen Brown with the third pick in the draft. (John Hefti/USA Today Sports)
John Tomase
June 23, 2016 - 3:52 pm
After months of speculation, the Celtics finally have an answer: Jaylen Brown. The C's selected the Cal forward with the third pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night after being unable to move the pick for a satisfactory return of veteran players. Though the C's were rumored to be in talks with...
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The Celtics could choose between Jaylen Brown (left) and Kris Dunn at No. 3. (USA Today Sports)
John Tomase
June 23, 2016 - 7:56 am
And down the stretch they come . . . With the NBA draft set for Thursday night and the Celtics still unable to move the No. 3 pick, focus has narrowed on whom they might select at that spot, with draft insiders focusing on two names -- Providence College point guard Kris Dunn and Cal forward Jaylen...
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Providence Friars guard Kris Dunn (3) says he'd be fine playing in Boston. (Geoff Burke/USA Today Sports)
Mike Petraglia
June 22, 2016 - 2:21 pm
As it becomes more and more likely the Celtics will wind up making their pick at No. 3, one of the likely candidates for selection is renewing his public affection for Boston. "I'd be fine if they selected me," Kris Dunn said Wednesday in the final media availability before Thursday's draft at...
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June 22, 2016 - 7:41 am
As part of WEEI.com's coverage of the 2016 NBA draft, here is one in a series of profiles of prospective picks. The Celtics have amassed eight picks: 3, 16, 23, 31, 35, 45, 51, 58. The draft will be held June 23 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. JAYLEN BROWN Position: Small forward School: California...
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Jeff Goodman
June 20, 2016 - 8:05 am
ESPN basketball insider Jeff Goodman joined Rob Bradford and Mike Giardi Sunday morning to discuss the NBA draft and who he thinks the Celtics will take with the third overall pick in this week's draft. To hear the full interview, go to the WEEI audio on demand page. With the NBA draft only a few...
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California Golden Bears forward Jaylen Brown (0) moves to the basket against Hawaii Rainbow Warriors guard Aaron Valdes (32) during the first half of the first round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament. (Kyle Terada/USA Today Sports)
Mike Petraglia
June 01, 2016 - 7:45 pm
WALTHAM - Count Danny Ainge among those impressed with Cal prospect Jaylen Brown. The Celtics executive responsible for pulling the trigger on the No. 3 draft pick (assuming the Celtics keep it) saw the 6-foot-6 swingman in a workout Wednesday before the press conference to announce the contract...
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