Nick Friar

Nick Friar

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    Celtics forward Al Horford
    USA Today Sports
    June 18, 2019 - 7:45 pm
    Tuesday was the deadline for Al Horford pick up his option to remain with the Celtics for the 2019-20 season. Although news surfaced that Horford was opting out, Danny Ainge had previously given reason to believe the organization expected this decision from Horford. The idea was the Celtics and...
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    Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley
    USA Today Sports
    June 18, 2019 - 4:05 pm
    Add Mike Conley to the list of rumored contingency plans for the Celtics with Kyrie Irving likely leaving town. The Memphis Grizzlies point guard is under contract for two more seasons, though he does have an early termination option for 2020. But he’s probably not using that since he’ll rake in $...
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    Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday
    USA Today Sports
    June 18, 2019 - 1:23 pm
    Since it appears the Celtics will lose out on Kyrie Irving , the search for a new point guard becomes one of the team’s top priorities. And with Al Horford opting-out of the final year of his contract to either work out a more Celtics-friendly deal or move on from Boston, Danny Ainge will have a...
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    Celtics forward Al Horford
    USA Today Sports
    June 18, 2019 - 10:51 am
    Al Horford will opt-out of the final year of his contract with the Celtics, according to ESPN ’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Horford would have made $30.1 million had he opted-in for the 2019-20 season. This decision from Horford was expected by the Celtics. Just over two weeks ago, Danny Ainge expressed...
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    Red Sox shortstop prospect C.J. Chatham
    USA Today Sports
    June 18, 2019 - 7:51 am
    C.J. Chatham was batting .304 in the month of May for Double-A Portland prior to hitting the injured list on May 24 (retroactive to May 23). At that point in the season, the shortstop prospect had driven in 16 runs and hit 10 doubles in 38 games. Chatham made his return over the weekend to play in...
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    Celtics guard Kyrie Irving
    USA Today Sports
    June 17, 2019 - 2:05 pm
    While it feels like Kyrie Irving will play anywhere but Boston next season, there is still time for the Celtics to win him over. Apparently, the Celtics front office will have at least one more shot to convince Irving Boston is the place for him. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic , “top...
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    Boston Celtics Terry Rozier, Al Horford, Kyrie Irving and Jayson Tatum
    USA Today Sports
    June 17, 2019 - 8:08 am
    Between the reports of Kyrie Irving favoring the Nets over everyone else — or being “ prepared to sign with ” Brooklyn, however you want to phrase it — and another stating the Celtics are losing faith in his return , along with the Lakers winning the battle over Anthony Davis on Saturday, it doesn’...
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    Celtics guard Kyrie Irving and forward Jayson Tatum
    USA Today Sports
    June 16, 2019 - 8:05 pm
    Although it may seem fairly obvious the Celtics’ handling of the Anthony Davis trade talks with the Pelicans was impacted by what’s going on with Kyrie Irving — which Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald is reporting — multiple reports that surfaced prior to Saturday’s deal indicated the opposite. As...
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    Celtics forward Marcus Morris
    USA Today Sports
    June 16, 2019 - 5:41 pm
    With Kyrie Irving and Anthony Davis garnering most of the Celtics attention as NBA free agency approaches, Marcus Morris’ future with the franchise has flown under the radar. The forward was one of the team’s best players in the first half of the season, though he came back down to earth in the...
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