Basketball

Pascal Siakam and Jaylen Brown
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Nick Friar
October 20, 2019 - 8:30 am
Pascal Siakam absolutely had a better 2018-19 than Jaylen Brown did. The Raptors forward shot for a higher percentage (from two and three), averaged more points, rebounds and assists. Not only did Siakam’s team have far more success — and much less drama surrounding it — the 27th pick in the 2016...
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Max Strus
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Nick Friar
October 19, 2019 - 5:41 pm
Almost exactly a week ago, the Celtics announced they’d turned Max Strus’ two-way deal into an NBA contract . This put Strus and Javonte Green against one another for the last spot on the C’s roster, while Tacko Fall got a two-way deal . Although the Celtics have yet to announce Green as the final...
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Al Horford, Gordon Hayward and Jaylen Brown
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Nick Friar
October 19, 2019 - 2:38 pm
Jaylen Brown made two things very clear at Saturday’s practice. One, nothing that happens in the NBA surprises him anymore. Two, he was not led to believe Al Horford was leaving Boston until the ex-Celtic actually did. The reason Brown stressed both points: the response he gave when asked if he was...
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Tacko Fall
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Nick Friar
October 19, 2019 - 1:22 pm
Tacko Fall, Robert Williams and Romeo Langford were not full participants at Celtics practice on Saturday.
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Romeo Langford
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Nick Friar
October 18, 2019 - 2:18 pm
Robert Williams is back to Day 1 of the concussion protocol, hitting the treadmill on Friday. He took an elbow to the head in the Celtics’ final preseason game. Williams didn’t have any concussion-like symptoms on Thursday before practice, but didn’t feel well after he got off the bike. Romeo...
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Javonte Green
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Nick Friar
October 18, 2019 - 1:26 pm
When the Celtics converted Max Strus’ two-way deal into an NBA contract ahead of the Celtics’ third preseason game, that did not guarantee the wing a spot on Boston’s 15-man roster. The move opened up one of the team’s two-way deals for Tacko Fall and put Strus against Javonte Green for the final...
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Providence coach Ed Cooley
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John Rooke
October 18, 2019 - 1:05 pm
Thinking out loud…while wondering what the next big thing in the competitive sports world might be? The anticipation is building for the start of the college hoop season, but why does it seem like we’ve been waiting too long to get started? I’ll say this – when everyone started on or about October...
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Marcus Smart
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Nick Friar
October 18, 2019 - 9:31 am
Marcus Smart isn't interested in calling himself the Celtics' defensive leader.
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Kemba Walker
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Nick Friar
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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Nick Friar
October 17, 2019 - 10:02 am
The Celtics have plenty of rookies on this year's team, but which one will have the greatest impact in 2019-20?
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