Nick Friar

Nick Friar

NTS Shows/Hosts/Authors Recent Content Multiple Columns

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    Kemba Walker
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    October 17, 2019 - 2:34 pm
    At the end of his media availability on Thursday, Kemba Walker was asked about the transition of joining a new team, something he’s hit on in some capacity once or twice before. But he’s at a different stage in the process with the season right around the corner. There have been some challenges...
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    Romeo Langford, Tremont Waters, Carsen Edwards and Grant Williams
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    October 17, 2019 - 10:02 am
    The Celtics rookies have garnered attention since the day they were drafted, simply because Boston took four players in the 2019 NBA Draft. There’s also the addition of Max Strus and, of course, Tacko Fall. With the exception of Romeo Langford, the draft picks and the two undrafted signees have had...
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    Jaylen Brown
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    October 16, 2019 - 2:55 pm
    The Celtics made the right decision, but it looks like Jaylen Brown is going to bet on himself. Boston has offered Brown a contract extension, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports — after there’d been speculation the C’s wouldn’t offer such a deal. The offer is good for four years to the tune...
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    Carsen Edwards
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    October 15, 2019 - 9:38 pm
    With most of the Celtics veterans back in Boston, the rookies were sent to Cleveland to close out the preseason. Tremont Waters was the steady hand for the Celtics in the game, but Carsen Edwards stole the show in the 118-95 win. After going 1-for-4 from deep in the first half, Edwards made six-...
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    Gordon Hayward
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    October 15, 2019 - 4:10 pm
    Over the summer, Gordon Hayward practiced without any restrictions. A week before the start of Celtics Training Camp, he expressed “I’m ready to be the player I came here to be.” But what exactly does that mean? In the season before he signed with Boston, Hayward was a Western Conference All-Star...
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    Kemba Walker
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    October 15, 2019 - 9:01 am
    It’s not exactly a secret, team chemistry was among the Celtics’ biggest issues in 2018-19. Although returning players have explained how the team got along off the court, it seemed there were always issues on the floor. But the returners have tried to move on. A “fresh start” as several of them...
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    Jayson Tatum
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    October 14, 2019 - 4:02 pm
    Jayson Tatum is at least guaranteed to be a member of the Boston Celtics through 2020-21. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic , the Celtics have exercised Tatum’s team option for next season. Tatum will make $9.9 million in 2020-21. This year, he is making $7.8 million. Following the 2020-...
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    Daniel Theis
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    October 14, 2019 - 3:00 pm
    Boston’s 2019-20 frontcourt looks much different than last seasons with Al Horford and Aron Baynes both gone. There have been concerns with the team’s defense in the post as a result, with Baynes previously serving as an anchor in the paint and Horford being a versatile 1-on-1 defender who also...
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    Carsen Edwards
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    October 13, 2019 - 5:24 pm
    The Celtics starters barely broke a sweat against the Cavaliers in Sunday’s 118-72 win. Kemba Walker (12 points), Jaylen Brown (10) and Daniel Theis (10) were three of the five Celtics to finish in double figures. All three of Walker’s field goals came from beyond the arc. He also scored three from...
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