On going big:
“Obviously we needed to address size. The fact that, number one, Jared Sullinger fell to us, is just fortunate. Last year he would have a been a top-5 pick. It gives us a rebounder, a high IQ player, a really good player from the outside.
“Fab Melo does the same thing. He has size and we like size, we needed size. It gives us the chance to work with him. We think he can be a good player.”
On Sullinger’s Back:
“We feel pretty good about it, or we wouldn’t have taken him. Obviously we’re going to have to watch him and make sure he has the right treatment all the time… All the doctors that we talked to gave the clearance and none of them red-flagged him. That’s fine by us.”
On projecting Melo:
“I don’t know what you can project him as. Obviously he has size, he’s extensive. We have to teach him the Celtics way, we have to teach him how to work. If he has great character, then we have a chance, and that’s what we’re going to have to make sure [of]. For us to get a seven-footer at that pick is a good pick for us.”
Still more to come tonight. We’re closing in on Boston’s second round pick and Danny Ainge will comment on all Boston’s activity later on tonight. What should we ask him?