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John Tomase
June 18, 2018 - 12:48 pm
No -- Leonard quit on the Spurs and Irving made the Celtics his team
74%
Yes -- Leonard's the better player and Kyrie might be gone anyway
26%
The question is simple: If you're Danny Ainge, would you send All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving to San Antonio for All-Star small forward Kawhi Leonard? Both players should be free agents following the season, and both could be seeking new homes next summer. It's no secret that Leonard wants to...
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Kawhi Leonard
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John Tomase
July 18, 2018 - 10:37 am
The Toronto Raptors just got a lot better. It doesn't matter. The Celtics remain the best team in the Eastern Conference. In swapping All-Star DeMar DeRozan and some bit pieces to the Spurs for disgruntled All-Star Kawhi Leonard and three-and-D specialist Danny Green, the Toronto Raptors made a...
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John Tomase
July 16, 2018 - 1:27 pm
Celtics forward Jayson Tatum played in the Patrick McCaw Pro-Am basketball tournament in his hometown of St. Louis over the weekend and guess what? He dominated. Go figure. Tatum drilled shots from practically everywhere on the floor, and he threw down a series of rim-rattling dunks, too, as the...
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Connor Donahue
July 16, 2018 - 10:40 am
After six games, the Celtics’ time in Las Vegas has come to an end following a 95-80 loss in the quarterfinals to the Trail Blazers. The C’s were down two of their starters and leading scorers in Semi Ojeleye and Jabari Bird, who were held out for rest purposes. The undermanned C’s were no match...
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Rob Bradford
July 13, 2018 - 10:46 pm
Seeing Jayson Tatum in another uniform isn't usually a notion Celtics fans want to entertain. Friday night, however, all was still right with the Boston basketball-playing world. Wearing a St. Louis Cardinals jersey and hat, Tatum threw out of the first pitch for his hometown Cards at Busch Stadium...
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Semi Ojeleye
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Connor Donahue
July 12, 2018 - 7:20 pm
Behind second-year player Semi Ojeleye’s team-high 21 points the Celtics held off the New York Knicks Thursday afternoon, 82-75 in summer league play. The C’s built a lead as large as 21 points, but the Knicks battled back to get within four before the Celtics put the game away. New York did not...
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Connor Donahue
July 11, 2018 - 5:07 pm
When talking to the media Wednesday on Vegas, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge made it clear how he feels about LeBron James leaving the Eastern Conference. “I don’t really care about that. We’re trying to win championships, and you still have to play LeBron,” Ainge said. The...
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Connor Donahue
July 11, 2018 - 1:42 pm
With a contract officially inked Monday, LeBron James is now a Laker and out of the Eastern Conference. Since the move, Las Vegas has set the odds at 5/8 that the Celtics will win the East. Head coach Brad Stevens was in attendance Monday in Las Vegas as the summer league C’s took on the Hornets...
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John Tomase
July 11, 2018 - 10:08 am
Isaiah Thomas hasn't forgot about Boston. The former Celtics guard -- author of an All-Star 2017 season that saw him lead the C's to the Eastern Conference Finals -- is a man without a team in NBA free agency. Disappointing and injury-plagued turns with the Cavaliers and Lakers mean no one will be...
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Jayson Tatum
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John Tomase
July 11, 2018 - 9:55 am
The Celtics-76ers rivalry doesn't even take a break for summer, as Jayson Tatum and Joel Embiid proved during a spirited one-on-one game that gave the former the opportunity to remind the latter how his season ended. The two were filmed -- along with Celtics teammate Semi Ojeyele and a host of...
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