Once free agency in the NBA begins on July 1, the Boston Celtics are currently one of two teams that have secured a meeting with Houston Rockets free agent center Dwight Howard. Howard recently opted out of his deal with Houston to become a free agent again just three years after signing in Houston; the 30-year-old Howard averaged 13.7 points and 11.8 rebounds this past year.
With the 31st overall pick, the first pick of the second round of the 2016 NBA Draft, the Boston Celtics selected Deyonta Davis from Michigan State; the rights of Davis, along with the 35th overall pick, to the Memphis Grizzlies for a first round pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.
With the 23rd overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, the Boston Celtics selected Ante Zizic from Croatia; Zizic was the second international pick taken by the Celtics and Danny Ainge and the third pick in the first round that the Celtics took in the first round on Thursday night.
With the 16th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, the Boston Celtics selected Guerschon Yabusele from France; the Celtics were able to make this pick due to the trade the team made in the winter of 2014 with the Dallas Mavericks that sent Rajon Rondo from Boston to Dallas.
With the third overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, the Boston Celtics have selected Jaylen Brown from the University of California; the Celtics reportedly received several trade offers for their pick, but decided to keep it and took Brown instead.