NBA rumors

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John Tomase
October 12, 2018 - 11:25 am
The Warriors are reportedly preparing for the possibility that superstar Kevin Durant might depart in free agency next summer, and that could be bad news for the Celtics. According to Marcus Thompson II of The Athletic, Golden State believes this might be it for Durant in Oakland. Thompson also...
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John Tomase
July 11, 2018 - 10:08 am
Isaiah Thomas hasn't forgot about Boston. The former Celtics guard -- author of an All-Star 2017 season that saw him lead the C's to the Eastern Conference Finals -- is a man without a team in NBA free agency. Disappointing and injury-plagued turns with the Cavaliers and Lakers mean no one will be...
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John Tomase
July 10, 2018 - 12:51 pm
Could Marcus Smart be headed to the Kings? A Sacramento beat writer doesn't think so. One day after NBC Sports Boston reported that the Kings were preparing an offer for Smart after losing out on fellow restricted free agent Zach LaVine, Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee threw cold water on the...
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John Tomase
July 08, 2018 - 11:32 pm
It's entirely possible we're overrating Marcus Smart. We've been known to do that around here. I once declared I wouldn't trade Jae Crowder straight up for Kevin Love, for instance, so . . . yeah. That said, I find it surprising that the rugged guard has drawn zero interest around the league,...
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John Tomase
July 06, 2018 - 12:41 pm
Danny Ainge altered the course of the Celtics during the winter of 2015 by acquiring Isaiah Thomas, but he made another deal that January that could pay even bigger dividends. For all the attention paid to the Kings pick that could be as high as No. 2 overall next year, there's another draft pick...
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John Tomase
July 05, 2018 - 11:08 am
Those persistent Kyrie-to-the-Knicks rumors just won't go away. Celtics guard Kyrie Irving won't be a free agent until next summer, when he's eligible to opt out of his contract. And the New Jersey native is once again being linked to his hometown team. According to ESPN's Ian Begley, Irving will...
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Kawhi Leonard
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John Tomase
July 04, 2018 - 11:23 am
Kawhi Leonard isn't a slam dunk for the Lakers, after all, but that doesn't mean he's considering the Celtics. Appearing on the Herd, as transcribed by RealGM , Yahoo NBA insider Shams Charania said that Leonard is not necessarily interested in joining a super-team in Los Angeles with LeBron James...
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LeBron James and Jayson Tatum
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John Tomase
July 01, 2018 - 11:43 pm
The last time the Celtics didn't have to worry about LeBron James, their roster included Vin Baker, Bimbo Coles, and Bruno Sundov. Danny Ainge was still learning his way around the Shawmut Center or whatever they were calling the Garden as the new director of basketball operations. The C's beat the...
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John Tomase
June 29, 2018 - 12:39 pm
Danny Ainge once again possesses the ammo to chase any trade target in the NBA. But that doesn't mean he will, because he believes the Celtics, as currently constituted, can compete for a title. Speaking to reporters at the Auerbach Center ( including ESPN's Chris Forsberg ) after introducing first...
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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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