Good morning! We here at CelticsLife are going to start a new daily week day morning column entitled 'Cup of Joe' (And now we got a fancy new, completely awesome graphic. Thanks EK!) It will feature a few quick-hitters from the previous night; the important stuff, the not so important stuff. The weird, the wild, the in between. A nice, mindless morning column to start your day off with. So pull up a chair, grab your Morning Joe, and find out what happened last night while you were sleeping.
Olynyk injures ankle, Stevens anticipates him missing multiple games
After spraining his right ankle Thursday night, Kelly Olynyk needed crutches to hobble out of the Boston Celtics locker room.
He did not speak to the media, but head coach Brad Stevens said the 23-year-old big man "won't be available (Friday against Denver)."
"Doesn't sound like he'll be available the rest of the weekend, whatever that means," Stevens said, "and maybe beyond."
For those of you who saw the play, it didn't look good (and for those who didn't here's a vine, it's pretty ugly). Ankles are a tricky thing, but an educated guess; after the two games this weekend that Stevens alludes to, the Celtics will travel to Utah Monday and then Minnesota on Wednesday, before returning home for a game against Houston a week from tonight. I'd be shocked to see Olynyk return any earlier than the game against the Rockets, and even that may be optimistic; Olynyk sat 3 months of his rookie season after he injured that same ankle.
All-Star Starters Announced
East All-Star starters: John Wall, Kyle Lowry, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Pau Gasol.
West All-Star starters: Stephen Curry, Kobe Bryant, Blake Griffin, Anthony Davis and Marc Gasol.
It's just so very, very cool to see the fans vote so intelligently. Sure, it would've been nice to see Kobe out and James Harden in, but hell, Kyle freaking Lowry got in over Dwyane Wade. That's just so awesome. Feeling very much like Ron Swanson in this clip.
Start your morning off with: Evan Turner & Jared Sullinger. One more time!
A WIN'S A WIN'S A WIN, BAYBAY! Vintage WTHHT: What the Hell Happened to.... Kedrick Brown authored by TB727
He was the super athlete before Gerald Green. If you were young and naive and someone said he could jump out of a gym you might've believed it. He was the guy Phoenix really wanted in the Joe Johnson-Rodney Rogers deal. As Joe Johnson continues to be relevant in the NBA today, the guy the Celtics picked at #11 behind him, definitely isn't. This week in What The Hell Happened To, we remember a guy who turned out to be a pretty big letdown, Kedrick Brown.
The Celtics had 3 first round picks in the 2001 draft. Of course they exercised the right to use Denver's pick (which could've been carried over for 2 other seasons; oh and who did the Nuggets use that pick for in 2003? Carmelo Anthony.