5 Out

NBA commissioner Adam Silver
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Nick Friar
December 06, 2019 - 11:37 am
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski discussed how gambling could factor into the NBA's future during his appearance on WEEI.com's 5 Out.
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Jaylen Brown and Gordon Hayward
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Nick Friar
December 06, 2019 - 7:21 am
If it wasn’t for another freak injury, Gordon Hayward might be up for consideration as unofficial Celtics MVP. He played tentatively to start the season, but Hayward made some quick adjustments and started to show why Danny Ainge gave him that max contract back in the summer of 2017. But the...
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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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Mitch McGary
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Nick Friar
September 18, 2019 - 7:30 am
With all the pain football players endure over the course of each individual season and their career, the legalization of marijuana in the NFL has become a major discussion. Whether it’s Josh Gordon’s usage in the past or Rob Gronkowski getting in the business of Cannabidiol-based pain-relief...
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Kemba Walker and Danny Ainge
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Nick Friar
September 12, 2019 - 2:29 pm
In the course of moving on from Kyrie Irving’s time in Boston, one thing that’s popped up is exactly when the Celtics — specifically Danny Ainge — had an idea the point guard was planning to leave. Spencer Dinwiddie knew Irving was coming to Brooklyn in December. Bobby Portis knew in February, and...
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Chris Herren
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Nick Friar
September 05, 2019 - 1:27 pm
Former Celtics guard Chris Herren has become a household name across the country from the work he’s done to help those battling addiction following his own trials. Now 11 years and three months sober, Herren has been featured in two ESPN 30 for 30 specials: “Unguarded” in 2011 and this year’s “The...
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Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum
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Nick Friar
August 29, 2019 - 2:12 pm
As much as the Celtics want both Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum to pan out, it’s only natural for everyone else to compare the two. Tatum generally seems to receive the edge because he’s the more polished player between the two. But Brown showed a lot last year by recovering from his slow start to...
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Jayson Tatum and Marcus Smart
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Nick Friar
August 23, 2019 - 2:42 pm
When Marcus Smart didn’t play one minute against the Australian Boomers for Team USA on Thursday, it looked like he might be the odd man out. Although Smart is the best defender on the team, he’s coming off an injury and Gregg Popovich appears to have his rotations set. So why not keep Derrick...
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Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett
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Nick Friar
August 14, 2019 - 11:54 pm
Somehow, things have managed to slow down in the basketball world. It’s August, so it’s a little understandable. But who knows, maybe the NCAA comes out with another stupid rule before the next episode of 5 Out. (Though they did back down on the “Rich Paul Rule,” which we addressed again this...
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