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Boston Celtics (53-29)


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@ Cle 
W 111-108
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L 99-112
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L 102-135
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Celtics take scorer Jayson Tatum with No. 3 pick in draft

BOSTON (AP) The Boston Celtics made the first move of this year's NBA draft days before it began when they traded the No. 1 overall pick to Philadelphia to build on an already rich cache of future selections.

On draft night, they still grabbed one of the most NBA-ready players available.

Boston selected Jayson Tatum with the No. 3 pick Thursday, adding a 6-foot-8 small forward who was a polished scoring threat during his lone season at Duke. The 19-year-old was a third-team All-ACC selection, averaging 16.8 points while shooting 45.2 percent from the field.

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Leaders
Points: Isaiah Thomas28.9
Rebounds: Al Horford6.8
Assists: Isaiah Thomas5.9
FG%: Al Horford47.3%
Steals: Marcus Smart1.58
Blocks: Al Horford1.26
Defense (Rank)
Points: 105.4 (15)
Rebounds: 44.5 (24)
Assists: 22.6 (12)
FG%: 45.0% (7)
FT%: 76.9% (9)
3P%: 33.2% (2)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 108.0 (7)
Rebounds: 42.0 (26)
Assists: 25.2 (3)
FG%: 45.4% (16)
FT%: 80.7% (3)
3P%: 35.9% (14)
Standings
Atlantic Division
  W L Pct GB
xyz-Boston 53 29 .646 --
x-Toronto 51 31 .622 2.0
New York 31 51 .378 22.0
Philadelphia 28 54 .341 25.0
Brooklyn 20 62 .244 33.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
11/1/2016 Terry Rozier Exercised Contract Option Team exercised option for 2017
11/1/2016 Marcus Smart Exercised Contract Option Team exercised option for 2017
10/24/2016 R.J. Hunter Waived
10/24/2016 Damion Lee Waived
10/24/2016 Jalen Jones Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries for this team
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