Celtics rumors

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John Tomase
July 08, 2018 - 11:32 pm
It's entirely possible we're overrating Marcus Smart. We've been known to do that around here. I once declared I wouldn't trade Jae Crowder straight up for Kevin Love, for instance, so . . . yeah. That said, I find it surprising that the rugged guard has drawn zero interest around the league,...
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John Tomase
July 06, 2018 - 12:41 pm
Danny Ainge altered the course of the Celtics during the winter of 2015 by acquiring Isaiah Thomas, but he made another deal that January that could pay even bigger dividends. For all the attention paid to the Kings pick that could be as high as No. 2 overall next year, there's another draft pick...
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John Tomase
July 06, 2018 - 12:12 am
One man's "hurt and disgusted" is another's negotiating ploy. I think I know where Marcus Smart falls on that spectrum. The Boston Herald's respected Celtics writer, Mark Murphy, delivered some pointed words from a source close to Smart on Thursday night, noting that the sparkplug is the...
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Connor Donahue
June 20, 2018 - 1:03 pm
With the NBA draft just over 24 hours away, it’s rumored the Danny Ainge and company might be trying to make a splash. Ryen Russillo tweeted Wednesday morning the C’s, along with the Clippers, are two of the most aggressive teams trying to break into the top 10 of Thursday's draft. While this news...
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John Tomase
June 18, 2018 - 10:02 am
Trading Isaiah Thomas last summer suggested there was no bridge Danny Ainge wouldn't cross -- and then reduce to rubble -- to improve his team. The King in the Fourth captivated fans, made the Celtics relevant, and led an improbable run to the conference finals. He did so while playing through the...
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LeBron James
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John Tomase
June 13, 2018 - 1:09 pm
LeBron James should have only one thought as he enters free agency: championships. The Celtics should have only one concurrent thought: championship window. That extra word makes all the difference, and that's when it hits you: James needs the Celtics more than they need him. It's crazy, on one...
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Kyrie Irving
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John Tomase
June 12, 2018 - 4:52 pm
Kyrie Irving isn't interested in signing an extension with the Boston Celtics this summer, but that's not exactly news. Speaking to reporters in Waltham on Tuesday, Irving shook his head and answered quickly when asked if his recent knee surgery had changed his thinking about signing an extension a...
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John Tomase
June 08, 2018 - 11:56 pm
There are rumors that Kyrie Irving might jump ship after next season and leave Boston, and he didn't exactly dispel them in an interview with the New York Times on Friday. Culture reporter Sopan Deb tweeted an exchange about Irving's future that didn't make his story in advance of the Uncle Drew...
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USA Today Sports
John Tomase
June 08, 2018 - 10:08 am
File this under the heading of: Oh, crap. According to Yahoo NBA insider Chris Mannix , the Celtics are "scared" that All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving could jump ship next summer in free agency, with the New York Knicks a potential landing spot. Irving can opt out of his contract after the 2018-19...
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LeBron James and Jayson Tatum
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John Tomase
June 08, 2018 - 9:49 am
If LeBron James wants to play for the Celtics, forget about free agency and remember these three words: sign-and-trade. That's the most realistic way the Best Player on the Planet is coming to Boston this offseason, and even then the odds are remote almost to the point of fancy. But since Stephen A...
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