Kawhi Leonard

Lakers forward LeBron James and Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard
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Nick Friar
June 28, 2019 - 6:26 pm
While the Celtics appear to be ready to roll with Kemba Walker — instead of Kyrie Irving — for the foreseeable future, the rest of the Eastern Conference still has a few things to sort out. The Bucks have to work things out with Malcolm Brogden and Khris Middleton, though Marc Stein of the New York...
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Ryan Hannable
June 24, 2019 - 11:33 am
The Celtics could have been in the mix for acquiring Kawhi Leonard last offseason, but ultimately they weren't big factors with him being dealt from the Spurs to the Raptors. Now, it's being shown why. According to Yahoo! Sports' Chris Haynes , Leonard will opt out of his deal with Toronto and...
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Kyrie Irving and John Wall
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Andy Hart
June 14, 2019 - 12:54 pm
Sometimes one-offs are all you need. Whether it’s movie-making, baby-making or making a run at a sports championship, there are times when things just come together perfectly, likely and sometimes hopefully never to be repeated. The phrase “one-and-done” is most commonly associated with elite...
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Celtics forward Jaylen Brown and Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard
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Nick Friar
June 08, 2019 - 9:15 am
When the Spurs were looking to move Kawhi Leonard after his rather odd 2017-18 season, the Celtics made a bid, according to Zach Lowe of ESPN. Last summer, Lowe reported the offer included draft picks, but no significant, proven NBA talent. Because, as Adrian Wojnarowski reported at the time, the...
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Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant
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Nick Friar
May 28, 2019 - 7:23 pm
Just over a week ago, Magic Johnson expressed the Lakers would be able to land Kyrie Irving or Kawhi Leonard, whichever Los Angeles prefers. The primary reason: LeBron James. And it’s not simply because of James’ ability on the court. Johnson made a point of saying “Once you get in the room and you...
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Celtics guard Kyrie Irving
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Nick Friar
May 23, 2019 - 2:36 pm
A day after Marcus Smart made NBA All-Defensive First Team, Kyrie Irving has been named All-NBA Second Team. Irving is joined by Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, Warriors forward Kevin Durant, Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard and Sixers center Joel Embiid. Like the NBA All-Defensive Teams, the All-...
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Alex Reimer
May 22, 2019 - 10:00 am
The Celtics will likely spend the next six weeks plotting how they can retain their superstar, Kyrie Irving, and land another one, Anthony Davis, in order to make the Finals run they were supposed to this season. General manager Danny Ainge must get creative, outlaying maximum contract offers and...
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Magic Johnson
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Nick Friar
May 20, 2019 - 2:34 pm
Although Magic Johnson doesn’t work for the Los Angeles Lakers anymore, he’s made it clear he still has their best interests in mind. The most recent example came during his Monday appearance on ESPN’s “First Take,” when he expressed who he feels the Lakers should go after in the off-season. “I...
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Alex Reimer
May 13, 2019 - 10:35 am
Conventional wisdom says the Celtics would be foolish to acquire Anthony Davis without Kyrie Irving. The disgruntled All-Star is entering the final year of his deal and seemingly desires to play with LeBron James or another superstar. Davis’ own father said this year he doesn’t want his son playing...
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John Tomase
December 05, 2018 - 11:12 am
The Celtics slow start, combined with Toronto racing out of the gates, has made Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors the runaway favorites in the Eastern Conference. At 20-5, Toronto owns the best record in the NBA. But one-time NBA champion Richard Jefferson doesn’t believe the Raptors will beat the...
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