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Kemba Walker and Jaylen Brown
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Nick Friar
September 25, 2019 - 1:08 pm
Kemba Walker isn’t his predecessor. There are pros and cons to that. The pro that’s been discussed most has been Walker’s approach with the young guys and his general ability as a leader. Makes sense given the chaos that ensued under Kyrie Irving’s watch last year. With Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown...
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Romeo Langford
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Nick Friar
September 23, 2019 - 4:22 pm
Romeo Langford was the lone Celtics rookie who did not participate in the 2019 Summer League after undergoing surgery to repair the torn ligament in his right thumb. He said his hand was “ basically ” back to normal at the start of August. Although the Celtics haven’t specified precisely when he...
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Jayson Tatum
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Nick Friar
September 14, 2019 - 9:58 am
On the whole, the trip to China was a disappointment for everyone on Team USA. That’s not to say the chemistry was bad between certain guys or anything of the sort. Players made sure to squash that on social media. The fact of the matter is they lost. Team USA isn’t supposed to lose, as much as the...
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Jayson Tatum
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Nick Friar
September 09, 2019 - 5:32 pm
Jayson Tatum has now missed three FIBA World Cup games since he sprained his ankle in Team USA’s overtime win over Turkey in pool play. But, it looks like the Celtics wing is close to making his return, and could do so as early as Wednesday’s quarterfinals matchup against France. Shams Charania of...
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Kemba Walker
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Nick Friar
September 09, 2019 - 10:37 am
Kemba Walker continues to be Team USA’s most reliable player on the offensive end at the 2019 FIBA World Cup. In Monday’s second-round game against Brazil, it felt like Walker could do anything he wanted from start to finish. He got to the basket easily, scoring 16 points on 6 of 9 shooting. He...
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Jayson Tatum
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Nick Friar
September 09, 2019 - 12:33 am
For the third consecutive game, Jayson Tatum will not be active for Team USA. The Celtics wing was ruled out before Monday morning’s second-round matchup against Brazil. Tatum sprained his ankle in the U.S.’s 93-92 overtime win over Turkey on Tuesday and has been sidelined since. Also, Kemba Walker...
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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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Jayson Tatum
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Nick Friar
September 03, 2019 - 11:11 am
After making two free-throw attempts to send the game into overtime, Jayson Tatum had a big defensive rebound and went the length of the floor to hit Khris Middleton for a layup, which resulted in a foul, two free-throw attempts and ultimately a 93-92 Team USA win. But Tatum was not able to stay on...
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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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