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Kemba Walker, Enes Kanter
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Gabby Guerard
July 17, 2019 - 5:42 pm
Enes Kanter officially signed his contract with Boston on Wednesday, which meant it was time to select his jersey number. The center decided to take No. 11, which previously belonged to former Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving. When asked about the decision at Wednesday’s introductory press...
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Celtics guard Kemba Walker, president of basketball ops Danny Ainge and center Enes Kanter
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Nick Friar
July 17, 2019 - 5:37 pm
In the long wait before NBA free agency, it appeared Kyrie Irving was as good as gone. Multiple reports indicated he was heading to Brooklyn, and others stated he was going to suit up for anyone but Boston in 2019-20. However, in the build-up to the free-agent season, Danny Ainge never expressed...
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Celtics guard Kemba Walker
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Nick Friar
July 17, 2019 - 4:08 pm
The Celtics’ winning tradition and list of legendary players are typical reasons mentioned by NBA players once they’ve joined Boston and are asked what went into their decision. Those certainly seem like reason enough to join the team. But there was more to Kemba Walker’s process. The chance at...
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Ryan Hannable
July 17, 2019 - 3:49 pm
On Wednesday morning, David Price took to Twitter to react to Dennis Eckerley's comments on their 2017 incident in a recent Boston Globe feature . Later on at Fenway Park, he addressed them again with the assembled media, but this time in more pointed fashion calling it "trash." Price also noted...
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Tacko Fall
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Gabby Guerard
July 17, 2019 - 3:44 pm
At a staggering 7-foot-6, Tacko Fall was a Summer League sensation with the Celtics . Any time he got ready to sub-in, the crowd went wild. And when he went back to the bench, the arena would erupt in boos. But the fans weren’t the only ones who enjoyed watching Fall play. Celtics President of...
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Ryan Hannable
July 17, 2019 - 3:35 pm
It appears Nathan Eovaldi is finally nearing a return. The right-hander has been out since April following undergoing an arthroscopic procedure to remove loose bodies from his right elbow on April 23. He's also dealt with biceps soreness while rehabbing, but the plan is for him to make a rehab...
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Ryan Hannable
July 17, 2019 - 3:15 pm
David Price's history with Dennis Eckerlsey is well-documented and it resurfaced on Wednesday. Price responded to a tweet that referenced Eckerley's comments on Price in a recent Boston Globe feature . “I didn’t know how to deal with that,” Eckersley said in the piece. “I don’t plan on saying a...
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Celtics center Enes Kanter
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Nick Friar
July 17, 2019 - 2:59 pm
Enes Kanter isn’t shy about sharing his thoughts on social media. Whether it’s about basketball or what’s taking place back home in Turkey, the new Celtics big man puts himself out there. However, Kanter actually hesitated to talk about one subject during his introductory press conference at the...
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Enes Kanter
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Alex Reimer
July 17, 2019 - 2:58 pm
New Celtics center Enes Kanter is one of many professional athletes who uses his platform to talk about social and political issues that are important to him. But unlike his peers, Kanter’s words literally put his family members’ lives in jeopardy, never mind his own. When you phrase it like that,...
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Ryan Hannable
July 17, 2019 - 12:44 pm
It was days before the 2017 season and the Patriots needed help at wide receiver. They also had three quarterbacks with Tom Brady, Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett on the roster, so it only made sense to deal Brissett for a wide out. They found a match with the Colts and Phillip Dorsett, who...
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