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Marcus Smart
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Nick Friar
September 07, 2019 - 10:51 am
Seven inches. Twenty-two pounds. That’s the size advantage Giannis Antetokounmpo is working with against Marcus Smart. Yet when the Celtics guard was tasked with covering the Greek Freak on Saturday, he bodied him up as well as anyone ever has. As much as Smart had to stay in Antetokounmpo’s hip...
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Jaylen Brown
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Nick Friar
September 05, 2019 - 10:25 am
In place of Team USA’s game against Japan on Thursday, there was a one-man dunk contest in Shanghai featuring Jaylen Brown. After barely playing in the win over Turkey, the Celtics wing finished with 20 points on 9 of 15 shooting in Team USA's 98-45 win. He also had seven rebounds and two steals in...
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Kemba Walker
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Nick Friar
September 01, 2019 - 10:28 am
For a short while, it looked like the Czech Republic was going to give Team USA some trouble. But after a bit of a slow start, the U.S. cruised to an 88-67 win. Jayson Tatum took control in the first half, scoring 10 on 4 of 7 shooting (2-for-4 from three). He also had three rebounds, a block and...
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Daniel Theis
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Nick Friar
August 31, 2019 - 11:33 pm
Team USA is littered with Celtics — Kemba Walker, Marcus Smart, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown — but there are a couple others participating in the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Daniel Theis is playing for Germany with the Thunder’s Dennis Schroder. Newly acquired Vincent Poirier is featured on France’s...
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Gordon Hayward and Jaylen Brown
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Nick Friar
August 31, 2019 - 11:52 am
An already lackluster 2020 NBA free agency class continues to shrink. And it’s not necessarily a good thing for the Celtics. On Friday, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reported the Houston Rockets and Eric Gordon agreed to a four-year, $75.6 million extension. According to ESPN ’s Adrian...
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Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum
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Nick Friar
August 29, 2019 - 2:12 pm
As much as the Celtics want both Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum to pan out, it’s only natural for everyone else to compare the two. Tatum generally seems to receive the edge because he’s the more polished player between the two. But Brown showed a lot last year by recovering from his slow start to...
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Gordon Hayward and Jaylen Brown
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Nick Friar
August 27, 2019 - 11:41 pm
Up until recently, Caris LeVert was set to be one of the more desirable names in an underwhelming 2020 NBA free agency class. But the Nets didn’t want to take any chances with him on the open market, so they came to terms on a three-year extension worth $52.5 million, according to ESPN ’s Adrian...
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Gregg Popovich, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown
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Nick Friar
August 26, 2019 - 10:49 am
Team USA concluded its slate of exhibition games on Monday with an 84-68 win over Canada. Not exactly a dominant conclusion offensively before the U.S. heads off to China for the 2019 FIBA World Cup, but Jaylen Brown had a day. He led Team USA with 19 points in 19 minutes on 8 of 11 shooting (1-for...
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Jaylen Brown
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Nick Friar
August 24, 2019 - 11:23 am
Following Team USA’s first-ever loss to the Australian national team, USA Basketball has announced its official roster for the 2019 FIBA World Cup. In the end, Kyle Kuzma was the odd man out, not San Antonio’s Derrick White. Though, it wasn’t a performance-based decision. The Lakers forward didn’t...
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Marcus Smart
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Nick Friar
August 22, 2019 - 8:29 am
Derrick White didn’t exactly play much for Team USA in Thursday’s game against Australia, and the game was essentially over when he entered in the fourth quarter. But the Spurs guard still played. The same cannot be said for Marcus Smart, who was the only member of Team USA who didn’t get in the...
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