NBA free agency

Celtics guard Kyrie Irving
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Nick Friar
June 19, 2019 - 10:08 am
In the course of the Celtics’ chaos, one thing that can easily be overlooked: Kyrie Irving could be flying solo when he heads to Brooklyn. Even before Kevin Durant got hurt, the idea was he favored the Knicks over the Nets. And there’s reportedly been indication D’Angelo Russell isn’t trying to...
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Alex Reimer
June 18, 2019 - 1:24 pm
Earlier this year, Kyrie Irving demanded everyone wait until July 1 to ask him about his free agency plans. But it seems like the Celtics won’t have to wait until the Summer Solstice to know about their mercurial star’s intentions. He’s already good as gone, according to multiple reports. The...
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Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving
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Nick Friar
June 05, 2019 - 1:32 pm
Danny Ainge wants all the answers to the Kyrie Irving situation just like everyone else. But, like everyone else, he does not have them, which he expressed on Wednesday during his first media availability since suffering a minor heart attack in Milwaukee when the Celtics played the Bucks in the...
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Gabby Guerard
June 03, 2019 - 12:53 pm
With Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving caught in the midst of NBA free agency rumors, the drama regarding whether or not he will stay in Boston continues to build. So where will Irving, who becomes a free agent on July 1, decide to go? According to FS1 NBA analyst Ric Bucher on FS1’s "The Herd,"...
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Kyrie Irving
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Alex Reimer
May 08, 2019 - 9:24 am
The Celtics can pay Kyrie Irving $80 million more than any other team this offseason. But they are far from the favorite’s to sign the mercurial point guard, according to the Vegas oddsmakers. The Las Vegas sports books released their odds this week of where the NBA’s top free agents will end up...
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John Tomase
March 13, 2019 - 11:07 am
NBA free agency opened on July 1 and the fireworks started immediately. LeBron joined the Lakers! Chris Paul stayed in Houston! Paul George committed to the Thunder! Dallas landed DeAndre Jordan! NFL free agency opened on Monday amidst a frenzy of activity. The Super Bowl champs lost Trey Flowers...
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Cameron Kerry
August 03, 2018 - 10:49 am
The Celtics locked down center Aron Baynes early in the free agency process, signing the big man to a two year, $11 million contract. According to Brian Robb of Boston Sports Journal, Baynes didn't even talk to other teams. "I didn't talk to anyone else because I knew that this was where I wanted...
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Scott McLaughlin
July 18, 2018 - 12:32 pm
Marcus Smart may not be "hurt and disgusted" much longer. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Celtics general manager Danny Ainge is "seriously engaged" in contract talks with Smart's agent, Happy Walters. The potential deal, according to Wojnarowski, would be in the range of four years and $46...
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John Tomase
July 06, 2018 - 12:12 am
One man's "hurt and disgusted" is another's negotiating ploy. I think I know where Marcus Smart falls on that spectrum. The Boston Herald's respected Celtics writer, Mark Murphy, delivered some pointed words from a source close to Smart on Thursday night, noting that the sparkplug is the...
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John Tomase
July 04, 2018 - 12:54 am
Gordon Hayward spent the first four days of last July riding an emotional bungee. Diving into the unknown of unrestricted NBA free agency for the first time, he experienced the exhilaration, anxiety and uncertainty of a freefall on each stop before being yanked back into the sky just shy of a...
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