Basketball

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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Vincent Poirier
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Nick Friar
July 15, 2019 - 1:50 pm
In the course of the Celtics' attempt to bounce back from Al Horford’s departure from the roster, one of the post players Boston reportedly acquired was Vincent Poirier. The 6-foot-11 25-year-old played in the NBA Summer League in 2017 for the Magic and again last summer for the Nets, but did not...
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Grant Williams
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Gabby Guerard
July 15, 2019 - 11:25 am
The Celtics rookies have already won over many Boston fans, but with Summer League coming to a close last Saturday, it means the 2019-20 NBA season is right around the corner. Before that unfolds, it’s time for the rookies to select their official jersey numbers. Grant Williams was originally given...
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Marcus Morris
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Nick Friar
July 14, 2019 - 4:01 pm
This year’s NBA offseason has been one of the craziest in the league’s history. There’s a good chance it stands alone as the single craziest. Kevin Durant partnered up with Kyrie Irving, Utah is a contender in a loaded Western Conference and Oklahoma City’s two best players requested trades to play...
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Celtics guard Carsen Edwards
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Nick Friar
July 13, 2019 - 7:53 pm
After the Celtics knocked off the Grizzlies 113-87 on Thursday, Memphis was able to turn the tables, winning Saturday’s matchup in the NBA Summer League Quarterfinals 94-88. Here are three takeaways from Boston’s Summer League loss: Tremont Waters Waters played in Saturday’s game despite news of...
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Celtics guard Carsen Edwards
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Nick Friar
July 12, 2019 - 11:02 pm
With the Celtics announcing they’d signed Romeo Langford and Grant Williams on Thursday and the team already reportedly agreeing to a two-way contract with Tremont Waters, Carsen Edwards was Boston’s lone selection from the 2019 Draft yet to agree to a deal. Until now. According to Adam Himmelsbach...
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Dale & Keefe
July 12, 2019 - 3:15 pm
Hour 1. Hour 1: Keefe doesn’t hate superteams in the NBA. Hart doesn’t want true parity and mediocrity but not super team fan. More of first segment thoughts continued, we play BIll Simmons who hates the new NBA and Hart agrees. Keefe likes it a little more but admits it is getting a little...
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Joel Embiid and Al Horford
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Nick Friar
July 12, 2019 - 12:49 pm
Former Celtics center Al Horford was officially introduced as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday. Horford’s run in Boston ended after he didn’t pick up his option for 2019-20, then proceeded to look at opportunities elsewhere. The Celtics’ rival came knocking and signed Horford to a four-...
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