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John Tomase
June 18, 2018 - 12:48 pm
No -- Leonard quit on the Spurs and Irving made the Celtics his team
74%
Yes -- Leonard's the better player and Kyrie might be gone anyway
26%
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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Kawhi Leonard
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John Tomase
July 18, 2018 - 10:37 am
The Toronto Raptors just got a lot better. It doesn't matter. The Celtics remain the best team in the Eastern Conference. In swapping All-Star DeMar DeRozan and some bit pieces to the Spurs for disgruntled All-Star Kawhi Leonard and three-and-D specialist Danny Green, the Toronto Raptors made a...
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Kawhi Leonard
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John Tomase
June 18, 2018 - 11:35 pm
If you'd like Danny Ainge to decimate the Celtics in the pursuit of Kawhi Leonard, man, does Sports Illustrated have the trade for you. Writing under the headline, " Kawhi-to-Boston and more NBA Draft day trades that should happen ," SI hits us with the following doozy, which was noted by an...
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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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Kawhi Leonard
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John Tomase
April 23, 2018 - 10:50 am
If the Spurs intend to move disgruntled superstar Kawhi Leonard this offseason, the Lakers are considered an attractive destination for the Los Angeles native. One problem -- coach Gregg Popovich has a rule when it comes to trading elite talent that could play right into the hands of the Celtics...
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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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Rob Bradford
December 09, 2017 - 12:26 am
Here's how the Celtics lost ... A 40-year-old Manu Ginobili made a three-pointer with five seconds remaining, getting it off just inches away from the outstretched hand of Al Horford. Then, as he usually does, Celts coach Brad Stevens managed to get a clean look for his best player, Kyrie Irving,...
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John Tomase
December 08, 2017 - 12:49 pm
What's the No. 1 dismissal we hear of NBA coaches? "It's about the players." Did Michael Jordan's coach matter? (Phil Jackson would argue yes.) Does LeBron's coach matter? (Ty Lue's critics would argue no.) The Warriors handed the keys to Luke Walton a couple of years ago and he won 24 straight...
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Rob Bradford
October 30, 2017 - 11:23 pm
Nobody in Boston sports history has earned more of the benefit of the doubt more than Bill Belichick. That's why, on nights like Monday when the Patriots coach trades away Jimmy Garoppolo for a fraction of the return most were anticipating, social media is remarkably unwavering in its understanding...
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July 11, 2016 - 6:45 am
There was no retirement tour for Tim Duncan, who called it quits on Monday in appropriately low-key fashion. The 15-time All-Star and five-time champion wrapped up a Hall of Fame career via an announcement on the team's official web site that didn't even include a quote. After 19 seasons, Tim...
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