Celtics Notebook: Injury and Draft Updates
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The Boston Celtics fell to the Cleveland Cavaliers, 87-79 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. LeBron James led the Cavaliers with 35 points, while Jayson Tatum had 24 points for Boston. With the loss, the Celtics were eliminated from the playoffs.
Hayward undergoes final surgery
Celtics forward Gordon Hayward underwent successful surgery to remove the plate and screws inserted after he broke his fibula earlier in the season.
Hayward is expected to return to activity in six to eight weeks and should be at full strength by training camp.
Rumors link Celtics to draft prospect Bamba
The Celtics reportedly have their eyes on draft prospect Mohamed Bamba.
Multiple reports stated that Boston is interested in trading up in the NBA Draft in order to select the 7-foot-1 center.
Bamba, whose 7-foot-10 wingspan would be an NBA record, is projected to be selected in the top ten of the draft and the Celtics would very likely have to move up from their current position of 27th overall.