Basketball

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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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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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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Daniel Theis
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Gabby Guerard
July 16, 2019 - 11:29 am
The Celtics have been very active with roster changes this offseason, and it’s not over yet. According to Yahoo Sport’s Keith Smith , Boston rescinded Daniel Theis’ qualifying offer, making him an unrestricted free agent Monday. Just two weeks ago, Theis had agreed to a two-year, $10 million deal...
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Kemba Walker
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Nick Friar
July 16, 2019 - 12:24 am
Not even 12 hours after the Madden NFL 20 ratings were released on Monday, NBA 2K20 revealed its Top-20 player ratings — because the Association couldn’t let the NFL control the news cycle for too long. While the Patriots had two players receive 90-plus ratings — Tom Brady (96) and Stephon Gilmore...
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Celtics guard Carsen Edwards
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Nick Friar
July 15, 2019 - 5:41 pm
Carsen Edwards shot the lights out from three (46.7 percent) and averaged 19.4 points per game in the Celtics’ five Summer League games. He also had a steal per game. But that wasn’t enough for the second-round pick to receive 2019 NBA Summer League First or Second Team recognition. The NBA...
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Boston Celtics NBA Summer League
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Gabby Guerard
July 15, 2019 - 4:22 pm
Although the Celtics have a young lineup for next season, oddsmakers predict the team will still have a solid standing by the season's end. Odds Shark gives Boston the third-best odds (-550) to reach the NBA Eastern Conference playoffs in 2019-20, tied with the Pacers. Though the two teams ahead of...
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Robert Williams
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Gabby Guerard
July 15, 2019 - 3:46 pm
Trading Aron Baynes to the Suns and losing Al Horford to the 76ers in free agency left the Celtics with a gap in their frontcourt. Among those who plan to help fill the void in 2019-20 is Robert Williams, who had the benefit of working with both big men last season. Williams, the 27th overall pick...
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