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Kevin O'Connor

  • joined Mar 29, 2013
  • last login Jul 13, 2014
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Contact me on Twitter, or by email: KevinOConnorNBA@gmail.com

You can purchase my 2014 NBA Draft Guide here: http://sbn.to/1s6V90D

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Who in the world is Kristaps Porzingis?

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Email Kevin at KevinOConnorNBADraftGuide@gmail.com if you have interest in purchasing his full 2014 NBA Draft Guide.

KO's Draft Guide Sneak Peek: Bogdan Bogdanović

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Kevin O'Connor will be releasing his 2014 NBA Draft Guide on Thursday June 12th, and this is a preview of one of the draft's prospects, Bogdan Bogdanović. The book will be available as a "pay what you want" with full reports on 60 players.

Aaron Gordon Scouting Report from KO's Draft Guide

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Kevin O'Connor will be releasing his 2014 NBA Draft Guide on Thursday June 12th, and this is a preview of one of the draft's top prospects, forward Aaron Gordon. The book will be available as a "pay what you want" with full reports on 60 players.

Anything Is Possible

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In a salary cap exercise, CelticsBlog's Kevin O'Connor explains how the Boston Celtics can acquire both Kevin Love and Carmelo Anthony. The trades are highly unlikely, but the point is to outline how they can happen by manipulation of the salary cap.

The Power Of Love

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What does Kevin Love's visit to Boston really mean? CelticsBlog's Kevin O'Connor says that things aren't as obvious as they appear, and that this is more or less just a strategic move by the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Welcome to Boston, Kevin Love

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Not another rumor...

Aaron Gordon is a Better Shooter Than You Think

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Baseball players spend hours upon hours watching film of themselves to make tweaks to their technique; but most basketball players aren't like that at all, instead relying on what comes naturally.S...

Film Rewind: Reassessing Kelly Olynyk's Potential

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Most will agree that Boston Celtics rookie big man Kelly Olynyk surpassed expectations last season. After the initial pick was met with some confusion, KO went on to win the hearts of fans over the...

Six at Six: Options for the Celtics at #6

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Pick? Trade? What are Boston's best option at the sixth pick? CelticsBlog's Kevin O'Connor offers the six most likely possibilities.

KO's 2014 NBA Mock Draft 2.0

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CelticsBlog's Kevin O'Connor reveals his second 2014 NBA Mock Draft.

The Lottery Wheel: A solution for the NBA draft

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With the flawed NBA Draft Lottery taking place later tonight, it's time to step outside the box with a a solution that would solve all of its issues. Kevin O'Connor of SB Nation reveals his proposal, called "The Lottery Wheel," which fixes everything

KO's 2014 NBA Draft Big Board 4.0

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Don't be fooled by the latest national media narrative that suggests the 2014 NBA draft will be "ordinary." CelticsBlog's Kevin O'Connor says the draft is stacked and deep, as he outlines his top 30 prospects in his post-combine big board.

Gunslingers of the Future

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Which draft prospects could light it up as shooters in the NBA? Gunslingers are long sought after by teams and there are plenty in this year's draft class, including Doug McDermott, Nik Stauskas, Spencer Dinwiddie, Shabazz Napier, and C.J. Wilcox.

Report: Boston may offer draft pick for Kevin Love

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This report may not be much of a surprise, but Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports says league sources told him that the Boston Celtics are one of a few teams that will make a hard run for Kevin...

The 19-0 Fantasy

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I don't know about you guys, but I still fantasize about the New England Patriots finishing a season with an undefeated 19-0 record. After the bitter taste of defeat in 2008, I have held out hope...

Why Boston interviewed who they did at the combine

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After an eventful NBA Combine, the Boston Celtics will now advance to the next stage of the draft scouting process. Individual and group workouts will start as early as next week for some teams, and the Celtics are expected to be one of them.

Boston Celtics NBA Combine Interview List

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Each team may submit interview requests for 30 players, but they are only able to meet with up to 18 players. However, if a team submits only 14 names, they are automatically granted access to all 14.

Answering the CelticsBlog NBA Draft MailBag Part 3

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It's the day two of the NBA Draft Combine and prospects will continue going through drills and interviews as teams look to find out more information about their potential selections. And here at...

Answering the CelticsBlog NBA Draft MailBag Part 2

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The NBA Draft Combine begin today in Chicago, so we're going to discuss a number of topics in the second part of our draft edition of the CelticsBlog mailbag. A few highlights will include Noah...

Answering the CelticsBlog NBA Draft MailBag Part 1

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The NBA Draft Combine starts on Wednesday, so we're opening up a series of draft questions for the CelticsBlog Mailbag. Over the course of this week, I'm going to keep answering your questions, so...

Let's be real about Chris Johnson

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Johnson's a solid player but I'm not convinced that he'll ever be anything more than just that: "solid."

Satch Sullinger hints that Celtics will add center

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Jared Sullinger's father, Satch, recently said that the Boston Celtics will look to acquire a center this offseason. This backs up Danny Ainge's previous comments saying that the team's top need is...

CelticsBlog MailBag - NBA Draft Combine Edition

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The 2014 NBA Draft Combine starts next Wednesday and all of the top prospects will be there, including Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, and Joel Embiid. The lottery isn't until May 20th, and the...

Can you really knock Bill Belichick?

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Dominique Easley could become the star player the New England Patriots need, so why are fans knocking Bill Belichick?

If Avery Bradley leaves, who could replace him?

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No doubt, Avery Bradley has evolved dramatically as a basketball player. He was once a young kid who could barely dribble the ball past half court, but he has now matured and is thriving as one of...

Scouting Spain: Rim Protectors Found Abroad

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Danny Ainge has been scouting some talented big men in Spain. CelticsBlog's Kevin O'Connor takes a look at five International bigs the Boston Celtics could select this June, including power forward Kristaps Porzingis and center Walter Tavares.

The dissolution of LA Clippers may benefit Boston

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With the world solely focused on Adam Silver's fitting decision to ban Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life, it's easy to forget about some of the implications this decision has on...

How Jeff Green can improve his pick & roll scoring

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To the left, to the left.

Danny Ainge scouted the Adriatic League Final Four

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Could Danny Ainge be interested in drafting Croatian forward Dario Saric or Bosnian center Jusuf Nurkic? CelticsBlog's Kevin O'Connor analyzes the Adriatic League Final Four and discusses each players fit in the NBA and as a potential Boston Celtic.

NBA Draft Lottery Consolation Prizes: Part Two

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If the Boston Celtics don't end up with a top four pick and can't make a trade, which prospects could they look to draft? Kevin O'Connor looks at four possibilities in part one, including Croatia's Dario Saric and Indiana's Noah Vonleh.

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