Basketball

Gordon Hayward
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Nick Friar
September 30, 2019 - 6:42 pm
“Fresh start.” Jayson Tatum said it. So did Semi Ojeleye. Marcus Smart and Gordon Hayward brought the phrase up, as well. It seems that’s how they all view the 2019-20 season. In a way, focusing so much on a new beginning can be counterproductive. Thinking about starting over means you’re aware of...
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Jaylen Brown
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Nick Friar
September 30, 2019 - 5:26 pm
Now that Kyrie Irving and Al Horford are gone and the Celtics have done their best to adjust on the fly — adding of Kemba Walker and Enes Kanter — the focus, as it pertains to the structure of the roster, is now on Jaylen Brown and his future with the team past 2019-20. The team could give him an...
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Enes Kanter
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Nick Friar
September 30, 2019 - 3:36 pm
It’s hard to decide which Celtic had the best Media Day entrance. The door frame leading into the press conference room had to be at least a foot and a half too short for Tacko Fall. Jaylen Brown revealed his new haircut in person for the first time. But the unofficial award probably goes to Enes...
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Kyrie Irving
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Nick Friar
September 28, 2019 - 9:54 am
Whether or not you’re satisfied with what Kyrie Irving had to say about his ending in Boston and why he had to leave , there’s one other detail from his introductory press conference with the nets worth noting. Then we might be able to put the topic of the ex-Celtics point guard on hold until...
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Kyrie Irving
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Nick Friar
September 27, 2019 - 12:11 pm
Kyrie Irving finally did it. He finally explained what happened with the Celtics and why he left Boston. He addressed the matter twice at his introductory press conference with the Nets at the start of the team’s media day on Friday. Now, when Irving is ready to talk about something, he spares no...
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LeBron James
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Nick Friar
September 27, 2019 - 11:01 am
Comparing basketball players from different eras is fun, but it’s tough. The game has changed so much in this young century, never mind looking back to when Red Auerbach coached. Big men don’t hang in the low post as much now. Three-pointers continue to become more and more important. The list goes...
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John Bohannon
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Nick Friar
September 26, 2019 - 8:58 pm
After spending two seasons playing professionally in Lebanon, John Bohannon was with the Celtics G League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws, in 2018-19. The former UTEP center averaged 7.7 points, 8.7 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game last season, earning 20.8 minutes a night over the 43 games he...
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Jaylen Brown
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Nick Friar
September 26, 2019 - 11:11 am
When it became clear the Kyrie Irving era in Boston was over, the logical move seemed to be: build around Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. Danny Ainge has held onto them when opportunities to do otherwise have reportedly presented themselves. Adding Kemba Walker shows the C’s still believe they need...
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