Boston Celtics

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Alex Reimer
June 18, 2019 - 1:24 pm
Earlier this year, Kyrie Irving demanded everyone wait until July 1 to ask him about his free agency plans. But it seems like the Celtics won’t have to wait until the Summer Solstice to know about their mercurial star’s intentions. He’s already good as gone, according to multiple reports. The...
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Alex Reimer
June 18, 2019 - 12:01 pm
The Celtics are in a lousy predicament, because Kyrie Irving decided to become a malcontent and Gordon Hayward shattered his ankle. Danny Ainge assembled a team that could’ve competed for a championship last season, but the players didn’t succeed. This is not his fault. I am not saying this as one...
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Kyrie Irving
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Sam Cohn
June 17, 2019 - 2:27 pm
Coming into the 2018-2019 NBA season, the Boston Celtics were the favorites to win the East in the post-LeBron James era with a deep rotation and well-respected head coach. So how did they fall so far short of those expectations? Just one year ago, two detrimental injuries to Kyrie Irving and...
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Alex Reimer
June 11, 2019 - 12:41 pm
Kevin Durant’s Achilles injury could keep Kyrie Irving in Boston. It is undoubtedly crass to think of a potentially career-altering injury in those terms, but Durant’s status will likely impact NBA free agency more than any other variable this summer. He is the first big domino, and now, he may...
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Alex Reimer
June 06, 2019 - 3:06 pm
There is at least one person in the basketball world who isn’t interested in Kyrie Irving’s free agency saga, and he’s done something Irving hasn’t achieved: help bring a championship to Boston. In a recent interview with Fox Sports’ Kristine Leahy, Kendrick Perkins doesn’t hide his apparent...
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Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron
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Alex Reimer
June 06, 2019 - 1:31 pm
It would be incorrect to uniformly declare we are sick and tired of winning. On a local level, our sports teams’ annual championship chases still draw very high ratings, with the Patriots’ numbers even surpassing what they were at the start of the new millennium. But that is the exception, and not...
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NBA draft prospect Ty Jerome
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Nick Friar
June 03, 2019 - 12:01 pm
As the 2019 NBA draft draws near, the Celtics are getting a closer look at a few prospects. The C’s are hosting two draft workouts at the Auerbach Center this week, one on Monday and another on Tuesday. Monday’s workout features six players: Admiral Schofield, Tennessee Jordan Bone, Tennessee Ty...
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Alex Reimer
May 30, 2019 - 2:48 pm
Few athletes have demonstrated more courage in taking social stands than Bill Russell, and the Celtics legend will be honored appropriately at the ESPY Awards this summer. ESPN announced Thursday the 11-time NBA champion will receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, which is given to socially...
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Alex Reimer
May 22, 2019 - 10:00 am
The Celtics will likely spend the next six weeks plotting how they can retain their superstar, Kyrie Irving, and land another one, Anthony Davis, in order to make the Finals run they were supposed to this season. General manager Danny Ainge must get creative, outlaying maximum contract offers and...
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Zdeno Chara and Jake DeBrusk
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Alex Reimer
May 21, 2019 - 2:43 pm
While leadership is intangible, Zdeno Chara personified the quality in just a few sentences Monday. When asked about the age discrepancy on the Bruins –– Chara is 42, whereas defenseman Charlie McAvoy is half of his age –– Boston’s captain emphasized the importance of respect between teammates in...
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