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Celtics center Enes Kanter
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Nick Friar
July 29, 2019 - 11:28 am
Right now, the Bucks sit head and shoulder above everyone else in the Eastern Conference. No Kawhi Leonard in Toronto gives Milwaukee a significantly easier path to the NBA Finals. After the Bucks, the 76ers seem to be the favorite for second place in East. Mixed in the debate for third are the...
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Celtics guard Marcus Smart and forward Gordon Hayward
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Nick Friar
July 09, 2019 - 7:18 pm
Gordon Hayward has been named the National Basketball Players Association’s 2019 Comeback Player of the Year after returning from his traumatic season-ending injury in 2017-18. Hayward was still hot and cold throughout much of the 2018-19 season, but he managed to play in 72 games and averaged 11.5...
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Celtics wings Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown
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Nick Friar
June 28, 2019 - 5:15 am
One thing that’s popped up in the course of Kyrie Irving v. Kemba Walker now that latter is expected to replace the former is the “too many mouths to feed” problem that came up last season. Not sure why it’s coming up. It seems fairly obvious why this shouldn’t be a problem anymore. And this isn’t...
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Celtics forward Al Horford and Hornets guard Kemba Walker
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Nick Friar
June 27, 2019 - 1:38 pm
So it looks like the Celtics are going to get their star player to fill the void left by Kyrie Irving. And, of course, Kemba Walker, a member of the 2019 All-NBA Third Team, will not only be the new star, he’ll also man the point. With the Celtics in deep on Walker — now being the reported...
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Celtics guard Marcus Smart
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Nick Friar
June 25, 2019 - 1:56 pm
Kyrie Irving and Al Horford may be on their way out of Boston, but Marcus Smart won’t hold that against them. Even with rumors circulating about Irving’s displeasure last season, Smart has been in communication with the star guard to check in on his well-being. None of the things they’ve discussed...
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Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge and guard Kyrie Irving
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Nick Friar
June 24, 2019 - 6:48 pm
"Character" was somewhat of a theme at the introductory press conference for the four Celtics selection from the 2019 NBA Draft. Danny Ainge spoke on it regarding the foursome as a whole, and it became more apparent when each individual talked. Grant Williams stole the show by admitting he's a nerd...
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Gabby Guerard
June 19, 2019 - 2:46 pm
With Al Horford and Kyrie Irving both likely to not return to the Celtics , Stephen A. Smith believes that the team is “falling apart by the seams.” “I mean when you look at this team that’s presently constructed, they’re just going to be an average team,” Smith said Wednesday morning on First Take...
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Gordon Hayward
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Ryan Hannable
June 19, 2019 - 8:18 am
There's no question the Celtics had chemistry issues this past season, which likely impacted Kyrie Irving and Al Horford's decisions to look elsewhere as free agents. So, where exactly did those issues start? Appearing on NBC Sports Boston's Arbella Early Edition Tuesday night, Jackie MacMullan...
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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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Celtics Kyrie Irving, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum
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Nick Friar
June 14, 2019 - 2:50 pm
Anyone who followed the Celtics for five minutes in 2018-19 shouldn’t be surprised by news that Kyrie Irving had a less than ideal relationship with his younger teammates. Jayson Tatum recently expressed the Celtics, in fact, did get along. Problem was, the chemistry was only solid off the court...
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