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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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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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Kemba Walker and Jayson Tatum
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Nick Friar
August 21, 2019 - 4:55 pm
In recent international competitions, Team USA has carried multiple NBA All-Stars and All-NBA players on its roster. This has made it impossible to imagine Team USA losing a single game — they actually only lost one under Mike Krzyzewski (75-1). But the group representing the US in the 2019 FIBA...
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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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Jayson Tatum
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Nick Friar
August 17, 2019 - 8:00 am
Team USA knocked off Spain’s national team on Friday 90-81 in an exhibition match as part of their preparation for the FIBA World Cup. Kemba Walker was the lone Celtic to start in the game, though Jayson Tatum was third on the team in minutes (21:57), while Jaylen Brown was one of four players who...
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Romeo Langford, Celtics
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Gabby Guerard
August 16, 2019 - 12:46 pm
Grant Williams was the first of the Celtics 2019 draft picks to receive his 2K20 rating, and is now joined by Romeo Langford. The two were given the same exact rating – the only difference is Williams was pleased , and Langford doesn’t seem too thrilled. The Celtics’ top draft pick posted his 2K...
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Kemba Walker and Marcus Smart
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Nick Friar
August 15, 2019 - 7:15 am
As is the case with most NBA players, the first thing that comes to mind when examining Kemba Walker’s game is what he does on the offensive end. It’s why he makes as much money as he does and why he was a good fit to fill Kyrie Irving’s shoes. But his defense is still somewhat of an unknown...
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Grant Williams
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Nick Friar
August 15, 2019 - 7:00 am
Some of the NBA’s rookies have received their initial 2K20 rating, and Grant Williams is the first among the Celtics 2019 draft picks. Until this point, star players and several of the newly added WNBA players had their ratings released, along with the announcement of the All-Decade teams and the...
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