NBA free agency

Celtics guard Kyrie Irving and Hornets guard Kemba Walker
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Nick Friar
June 28, 2019 - 6:15 am
By signing Kemba Walker , the Celtics will get the star they need to remain competitive in the Eastern Conference. But the first thing I hear when it comes to Walker is, “Well, he’s not Kyrie Irving.” Absolutely. But that’s not entirely a bad thing. And — now this could just be me — didn’t most...
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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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Isaiah Thomas
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Gabby Guerard
June 27, 2019 - 2:22 pm
Kemba Walker is expected to be the Celtics new point guard with Kyrie Irving likely headed to Brooklyn. Signing Walker also means the Celtics will allow Rozier to become an unrestricted free agent, and it'll make it next to impossible to re-sign him. Marcus Smart could serve as one of the team's...
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Kemba Walker
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Gabby Guerard
June 27, 2019 - 9:38 am
With Kyrie Irving expected to leave Boston, it’s no secret the Celtics need to fill the starting point guard role. Terry Rozier is still an option, but he would be a step back from Irving. Kemba Walker, on the other hand, wouldn't be as much, if at all. After reports surfaced Tuesday that the...
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Center Enes Kanter
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Nick Friar
June 26, 2019 - 6:33 pm
After Enes Kanter was waived by the Knicks following the 2019 NBA Trade Deadline, he signed with the Trail Blazers. But he was also linked to the Celtics and three other teams by Michael Pina of SB Nation . Apparently, the Celtics haven’t lost interest in the 6-foot-11 center over the last four-...
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Celtics forward Marcus Morris and guard Kyrie Irving
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Nick Friar
June 26, 2019 - 12:26 pm
One name that hasn’t seemed to pop up in Celtics free agency rumors is Marcus Morris. He has Bird Rights, but the Celtics will probably renounce those because Boston currently has a $10 million cap hold on Morris. And the whole thing with Kyrie Irving and Al Horford supposedly leaving is the...
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Danny Ainge
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Gabby Guerard
June 26, 2019 - 11:10 am
With the Celtics expecting to lose Al Horford and having already traded away Aron Baynes, the team needs to fill some gaps on their roster, specifically when it comes to its bigs. While free agency is less than a week away, there are a number of players that could be valuable trade options for...
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Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon and Celtics guard Marcus Smart
Nick Friar
June 26, 2019 - 10:30 am
In addition to their reported pursuit of Kemba Walker, Bucks point guard Malcolm Brogdon appears to be on the Celtics radar to help fill the shoes of Kyrie Irving. Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated is reporting the restricted free agent “has been discussed internally” by Boston. Keith Smith of...
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Wizards guard Bradley Beal
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Nick Friar
June 25, 2019 - 3:20 pm
The Celtics may have to be a little more forward and less stealthy with their approach to Kemba Walker following the latest development out of Washington. Wizards guard Bradley Beal had been rumored as a possible target for the Celtics. With Washington missing the postseason last year and Beal...
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Sixers center Joel Embiid and Celtics forward Al Horford
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Nick Friar
June 25, 2019 - 7:30 am
It’s still unclear who the mystery team is that’s reportedly pulling Al Horford away from the Celtics. The Mavericks were thought to be the favorite at one point. But when the report of a four-year, $112 million deal surfaced, Dallas made it clear they wouldn’t be the one to make that type of an...
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