NBA rumors

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John Tomase
June 18, 2018 - 12:48 pm
The question is simple: If you're Danny Ainge, would you send All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving to San Antonio for All-Star small forward Kawhi Leonard? Both players should be free agents following the season, and both could be seeking new homes next summer. It's no secret that Leonard wants to...
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John Tomase
June 18, 2018 - 10:02 am
Trading Isaiah Thomas last summer suggested there was no bridge Danny Ainge wouldn't cross -- and then reduce to rubble -- to improve his team. The King in the Fourth captivated fans, made the Celtics relevant, and led an improbable run to the conference finals. He did so while playing through the...
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Kawhi Leonard
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John Tomase
June 15, 2018 - 1:51 pm
Kawhi Leonard wants to be traded, which means Danny Ainge will have another superstar to consider this offseason. Leonard, an All-Star and Defensive Player of the Year with the Spurs, appeared in only nine games last year because of both a quad injury, and a season-long quarrel with management...
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John Tomase
June 08, 2018 - 11:56 pm
There are rumors that Kyrie Irving might jump ship after next season and leave Boston, and he didn't exactly dispel them in an interview with the New York Times on Friday. Culture reporter Sopan Deb tweeted an exchange about Irving's future that didn't make his story in advance of the Uncle Drew...
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USA Today Sports
John Tomase
June 08, 2018 - 10:08 am
File this under the heading of: Oh, crap. According to Yahoo NBA insider Chris Mannix , the Celtics are "scared" that All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving could jump ship next summer in free agency, with the New York Knicks a potential landing spot. Irving can opt out of his contract after the 2018-19...
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USA Today Sports
John Tomase
May 29, 2018 - 4:00 pm
Marcus Morris played a significant role for the Celtics, particularly this postseason, but he sees the looming roster crunch as clearly as anyone. Speaking to the Boston Globe on Monday, Morris expressed skepticism that he fits a rotation that will see Gordon Hayward return next season and Jayson...
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Kawhi Leonard
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John Tomase
April 12, 2018 - 11:36 am
The Celtics need one more superstar to make a run at the Golden State Warriors. Could Kawhi Leonard be the answer? Dwyane Wade thinks so. The future Hall of Famer told Yahoo's Jordan Schultz he believes Leonard will be traded to the Celtics because of friction with his current team, the San Antonio...
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LeBron James
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John Tomase
March 30, 2018 - 1:50 pm
The Celtics have positioned themselves to own the Eastern Conference for the next five years unless a familiar foil screws it up. We're talking, of course, about LeBron James. The Best Player in the World has another decision to make this winter and for most of the last year we've expected him to...
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Isaiah Thomas
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John Tomase
February 01, 2018 - 10:08 am
The hits just keep coming for Isaiah Thomas in Cleveland. The former Celtics guard, off to a sluggish start as he returns from a serious hip injury, earned some harsh words from one of LeBron James' closest media allies. ESPN's Brian Windhorst, who has covered James since his high school days in...
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Tyreke Evans
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John Tomase
January 09, 2018 - 1:16 pm
At some point between now and March 10, the Celtics are going to spend $8.4 million on a player with an expiring contract to bolster their lineup. That player could help put them in the Finals. That player should be Tyreke Evans. The Memphis shooting guard is exactly what the Celtics need for their...
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