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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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Danny Ainge and Marcus Smart
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Nick Friar
September 07, 2019 - 7:00 am
Athletes and celebrities have become more accessible than ever thanks to social media. Like everybody else, they can give their opinions on everything in one place for everyone to see. Naturally, well-known individuals tend to get more attention when they do something controversial — like provide...
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Gregg Popovich and Jayson Tatum
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Nick Friar
August 19, 2019 - 4:38 pm
For all the problems the 2018-19 Celtics appeared to have, none of it would’ve mattered if the product on the floor was unaffected. But it all seemed to manifest into “too many mouths to feed” — something Danny Ainge recently spoke about in his appearance on NBC Sports Boston’s “The Michael Holley...
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Jaylen Brown and Kyrie Irving
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Nick Friar
August 14, 2019 - 2:59 pm
As much as Kyrie Irving appeared to be the primary problem throughout the Celtics’ disappointing 2018-19, there were instances where it seemed other players weren’t helping the situation. For example, there was the time where Jaylen Brown and Marcus Morris had an issue on the sideline in January:...
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Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum and Kemba Walker
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Nick Friar
August 09, 2019 - 2:57 pm
As much as Kyrie Irving often received the brunt of the blame in the public eye for the Celtics’ disappointing 2018-19 season, Danny Ainge, Brad Stevens and Marcus Smart have all expressed on separate occasions he alone did not ruin 2018-19. The matter of how the team handled Gordon Hayward has...
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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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Amin Touri
July 23, 2019 - 4:05 pm
Despite a reputation that he’s willing to trade just about anybody, Danny Ainge has always been reluctant to part ways with Jayson Tatum, and according to one NBA executive, the team’s valuation of their budding star was “insane.” SB Nation’s Keith P. Smith quoted an opposing executive as saying...
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Al Horford
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Nick Friar
July 22, 2019 - 5:11 pm
A recent report indicated the Celtics weren’t too pleased with Al Horford being tampered with prior to the NBA’s Free Agency Moratorium — even though the Celtics began their pursuit of Kemba Walker well before the official June 30 start date. Of course, with Horford ending up in Philadelphia, it...
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Gabby Guerard
July 19, 2019 - 8:57 am
At Kemba Walker and Enes Kanter’s introductory press conference, Danny Ainge said they were the Celtics ’ “ Plan A .” That makes sense for Walker, because Kyie Irving made it clear right from the start that he wanted out of Boston. But what about bringing in Enes Kanter and losing Al Horford? It...
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Javonte Green
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Nick Friar
July 18, 2019 - 5:06 pm
One of the few players not under contract who stood out for the Celtics at NBA Summer League in Las Vegas was Javonte Green. The 6-foot-4 guard played at Radford University from 2011 to 2015 before heading overseas. In 2018, he got his first chance in the Summer League, playing for the Suns’ team...
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