Looking at Celtics Draft Night

Despite the immense disappointment of the May 22nd Draft Lottery, Celtics fans are still very worked up about what Danny Ainge and company are going to do with the #5 pick in the draft tonight. (ESPN, 7:30pm)

The rumors are flying fast and furious, and trying to keep up with them all will just give you a headache.

Here’s a little primer on some resources to keep you informed up to the moment during the draft tonight.

CelticsLinks.com – Your no-frills source of Celtics headlines, updated automatically. Includes feeds from the Globe, Herald, Projo, ESPN, FoxSports, Celtics.com and many Celtics focused blogs.

CelticsBlog.com – Like BSMW, CelticsBlog has had some server issues as of late. These are continuing, mainly due to the enthusiasm that Celtics fans are displaying at the site. There is even a post up today urging people to slow down a bit tonight on the site, in an effort to lighten the load on their new server. (Another move is already planned.) If you can get to the site, this is one of your best sources of information and discussion.

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As part of the CelticsBlog coverage CelticsStuffLive is going wall-to-wall with their draft night broadcast. Here are some of the guests they’ll have during the course of the night:

From the Boston media: Steve Bulpett, Mike Gorman, Sean Grande, Mike Fine, Scott Souza and Tim Weisberg.

From the non-local media: Henry Abbott (big shot ESPN blogger), Eric Weiss (Live from the Draft), Eric Pincus (Kobe rumors anyone?), and Jeff Goodman (Foxsports.com’s Sr. College Basketball writer and a local guy) .

Representing blogs: Tenacious T (Celtics 17), Elrod Enchilada (RealGM), TJ and Alex (Celtics 24/7), Fabio (Italian Celtics Pride), Red (Red’s Army) and Loyalist (Loy’s Place) .

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Over at FSN New England, Hosts Gary Tanguay and Greg Dickerson anchor FSN New England’s coverage and will update fans with the latest trade rumors and news on the Celtics potential pick beginning with a special one-hour edition of Mohegan Sun Sports Tonight at 6:30 p.m.

Celtics telecast tandem Mike Gorman and Tommy Heinsohn will report live from Celtics draft headquarters at the TD Banknorth Garden and Foxsports.com’s Jeff Goodman will report from the draft in New York.

During the one-hour draft special, Celtics Executive Director of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge, Coach Doc Rivers and Managing Partner Wyc Grousbeck will talk about the Celtics’ game plan. FSN’s in-studio analyst Donny Marshall and ESPN Radio’s Ryen Russillo will also contribute to Mohegan Sun Sports Tonight’s coverage.

On the Late Edition of Mohegan Sun Sports Tonight at 10 p.m., Tanguay and Dickerson will provide fans with a local perspective on the night’s activity. Tommy and Mike will have reaction from Ainge and Rivers, and Marshall, Russillo and Goodman will contribute their opinions.

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National Links:

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Elsewhere:

Danny The Dealer or Danny The Drafter? – Bob Ryan.

Decision time for Celts – Steve Bulpett

Ainge says Celtics likely to take the fifth – Shira Springer

Ainge says he knows who he’s going to draft – Mike Fine

Trading pick C’s quick fix – Jim Fenton

Jessica Camerato examines whether Yi or Green is a better fit for the Celtics.

Bill Simmons and Chad Ford mock draft

Andy Katz says that the Celtics have a tough choice to make at #5.

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