BOSTON Teams

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Brad Stevens on Robert Williams being available at No. 27: "Danny [Ainge] and Mike [Zarren] really started talking about him around 17 or 18, and he's a really talented guy. ... Each pick, we were hoping more and more that he would be available at 27."

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Clippers acquire Gilgeous-Alexander, pick Robinson

The Clippers were busy during the first round of the NBA draft on Thursday, selecting forward Miles Bridges with the 12th overall pick and trading him to Charlotte for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. The Clippers also selected Jerome Robinson with the 13th pick.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

ESPN's draft analytics model believes the Clippers' selection of Jerome Robinson at No. 13 was a major reach. The model ranked the former Boston College Eagle as the 54th-best player in this class, with just a 17% chance to become a starting-caliber player or better.

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Brad Stevens asked about Kyrie Irving's uncertain future beyond this season: "To us, he's been nothing but awesome. At the end of every year, guys have the right to make their own decisions. All we can do is do the very best we can. I feel really good about our situation."

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Analytics will have a greater impact on some teams choices tonight more than others. ESPN's Ben Alamar surveyed executives to find out who in the NBA uses draft analytics the best.

Jaylen Brown For Kawhi Leonard?

Dan Le Batard, Papi and Izzy Gutierrez question if it's worth it for the Celtics to trade Jaylen Brown for Kawhi, if the government should listen to Favre and end youth tackle football, does Rob Manfred need to make baseball more fun and much more.

Benintendi launches 2-run HR in Boston's rout of Minnesota (0:24)
Betts leads off 5th inning with solo blast (0:18)
Bogaerts rips 2-run double off the wall (0:34)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots announce that their first public training camp practice is scheduled for Thursday, July 26. (time TBA). This year marks the 59th annual training camp for the Patriots, including their 16th consecutive camp at Gillette Stadium.

Stephen A.: Celtics should avoid Kawhi trade (0:49)
Kepler's bat and glove lead Twins over Red Sox (1:03)
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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Does Marcus Smart see himself in Boston next season? "To be honest, I do. I haven't really put too much thought into the offseason free agency thing. My No. 1 focus is on my family right now. I got a lot of stuff going on with my mom. She needs all the positive thinking."

Kellerman: Brady's 'taking a page out of LeBron James' book' (1:25)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots LS Joe Cardona's four-year extension includes $1 million guaranteed and $850,000 in bonuses. Salary-cap charges: 2018 - $860,000; 2019 - $955,000; 2020 - $990,000; 2021 - $965,000; 2022 - $1.21 million. The extension is a strong reflection of how the Patriots view Cardona's work on the field, and also as a strong locker-room and community presence. Meanwhile, Patriots FB James Develin's two-year extension through 2020 includes the following salary cap charges: 2018 -- $1.675 million; 2019 -- $1.7 million; 2020 -- $1.9 million. That's a win-win situation for a player who has said he wants to remain in New England and a team that likes to build quality depth at manageable financial figures.