Basketball

Celtics forward Al Horford
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Nick Friar
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
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Nick Friar
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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Darius Garland
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Gabby Guerard
June 18, 2019 - 1:39 pm
With the 2019 NBA Draft just two days away, teams are scrambling to figure out their game plans. That continued when ESPN NBA Draft analyst Jonathan Givony put out a series of tweets midday Tuesday regarding Darius Garland. “Darius Garland will conduct a last-minute workout in Tarrytown with the...
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Alex Reimer
June 18, 2019 - 1:24 pm
Earlier this year, Kyrie Irving demanded everyone wait until July 1 to ask him about his free agency plans. But it seems like the Celtics won’t have to wait until the Summer Solstice to know about their mercurial star’s intentions. He’s already good as gone, according to multiple reports. The...
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Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday
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Nick Friar
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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Gabby Guerard
June 18, 2019 - 12:33 pm
The aftermath of the Anthony Davis trade on Saturday will immediately impact the 2019 NBA Draft Thursday. With Davis headed to the Lakers, the Pelicans received three first-round picks, Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, and Josh Hart. Because of this, New Orleans now has the No. 4 pick in this week’s...
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Alex Reimer
June 18, 2019 - 12:01 pm
The Celtics are in a lousy predicament, because Kyrie Irving decided to become a malcontent and Gordon Hayward shattered his ankle. Danny Ainge assembled a team that could’ve competed for a championship last season, but the players didn’t succeed. This is not his fault. I am not saying this as one...
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Celtics forward Al Horford
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Nick Friar
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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Bradley Beal
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Ryan Hannable
June 18, 2019 - 10:00 am
Now that it appears Kyrie Irving is likely done in Boston, the question becomes who will come in and take his place. One name that has recently surfaced is Bradley Beal of the Wizards. According to Jordan Brenner of The Athletic , Beal is a "prime option" for the Celtics if Irving does indeed leave...
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