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Nick Friar
August 09, 2019 - 2:14 pm
When it became clear Kyrie Irving was leaving Boston for Brooklyn, Al Horford’s presence on the roster didn’t seem necessary. The Celtics weren’t about to contend for a title and going younger made more sense. Then Danny Ainge courted Kemba Walker and Horford departing for Philadelphia turned into...
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Brad Stevens, Celtics
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Gabby Guerard
August 08, 2019 - 12:27 pm
The Celtics have made it clear they are ready to move on from last season's dysfunction. Jayson Tatum acknowledged last year is behind them . Jaylen Brown noted it can’t get any worse than last year, but that’s over with . And now, Brad Stevens is adding to that mentality too, insisting it’s been...
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Jayson Tatum, Mike Krzyzewski
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Gabby Guerard
August 08, 2019 - 11:46 am
When former Team USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski visited training camp Wednesday in Las Vegas, Jayson Tatum was thrilled. He and Krzyzewski’s time was cut short at Duke, given that Tatum only played one season before being drafted by the Celtics , so any opportunity to work together goes a long way...
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Kyrie Irving and Marcus Smart
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Nick Friar
July 29, 2019 - 4:59 pm
The one player from the 2018-19 Celtics roster who was always ready to defend Kyrie Irving — and not talk around the issue — was Marcus Smart. From the start of 2018-19, it was clear the two worked well together, especially once Smart was moved into the starting lineup to play alongside Irving. One...
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Kemba Walker Celtics
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Gabby Guerard
July 18, 2019 - 11:39 am
It turns out that one Celtics player helped make Kemba Walker’s decision to come to Boston a little easier. In late June, Jayson Tatum and Walker both spent time in Paris together, among other Jordan-branded athletes, at a company event before NBA free agency started. Then three days later, the...
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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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Kyrie Irving and Celtics coach Brad Stevens
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Nick Friar
July 09, 2019 - 8:32 pm
As the Kyrie Irving Era in Boston came to a close, it was reported he had issues with Celtics coach Brad Stevens. Though, it appeared the superstar guard had issues with several others by the end. Either way, Stevens spoke about Irving with reporters before the Celtics’ NBA Summer League game...
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Center Enes Kanter
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Nick Friar
June 26, 2019 - 6:33 pm
After Enes Kanter was waived by the Knicks following the 2019 NBA Trade Deadline, he signed with the Trail Blazers. But he was also linked to the Celtics and three other teams by Michael Pina of SB Nation . Apparently, the Celtics haven’t lost interest in the 6-foot-11 center over the last four-...
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Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens
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Gabby Guerard
June 26, 2019 - 2:40 pm
While Brad Stevens is known as one of the best NBA coaches, recent developments have some questioning how the head coach may be negatively contributing to the Celtics . NBA reporter Sean Deveney reports that a veteran player and an agent have both "griped" about Stevens' communication. "A veteran...
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Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens
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Nick Friar
June 05, 2019 - 3:13 pm
Prior to the start of the 2018-19 season, the Celtics looked like the “can’t-miss” team. They were dripping with talent. Then that abundance of talent somehow became a problem. And it was hard to believe at first, given this was almost the same exact group that made it to Game 7 of the Eastern...
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