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  • Kemba Walker on Team USA's historic exhibition loss to Australia: 'It was good for us'

    Sporting News "The Americans' 78-game winning streak - the longest in program history - ended with a 98-94 loss to Australia in an exhibition game in preparation for the 2019 FIBA World Cup next week. But Team USA veteran Kemba Walker admitted the historic defeat may have been a good wake-up call for the..." August 24

  • 4 Most Overrated NBA Players Heading Into The Season

    Fadeaway World "NBA Fans love to give young players crazy comparisons and put such vast expectations on them. NBA Fans also love to overrate tons of players by throwing about the word G.O.A.T, a word used in a multitude of NBA Players, past and present. Lastly, a player can be overrated based on the..." August 23

  • Re-Drafting Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball and the 2017 NBA Draft 2 Years Later

    Bleacher Report "A re-draft of the hyped 2017 NBA draft class would look significantly different than the original order after two seasons. Star-caliber players have emerged—just not the the ones who the Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers or Phoenix Suns expected. Those three teams have..." August 23

  • The All-Time NBA “What-If” Team

    Fadeaway World "We have seen so many great players in NBA history whose careers were cut short due to injuries. Often, these injuries were severe enough that these players were not able to recover from their All-NBA form, or were even forced into early retirement. It can be particularly difficult to..." August 23

  • Enes Kanter Says He's Thinking About Getting an American Name

    TMZ "NBA star Enes Kanter says he's still about 2 years away from becoming a U.S. citizen ... but when it DOES happen, he tells TMZ Sports he might have a new name too!!! Of course, the 27-year-old Celtics hooper has been labeled a terrorist in his home country of..." August 23

  • Celtics owner selling Martha's Vineyard estate to Obamas, report says

    Sporting News "Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck is selling a Martha's Vineyard estate to former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, TMZ.com reported Thursday. The real estate transaction is in escrow, meaning the sale isn't final yet final. "We're told there are contingencies,..." August 22

  • Kemba Walker, Donovan Mitchell, Marcus Smart Named Team USA Captains

    Bleacher Report "Team USA's roster for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup is coming together with Kemba Walker, Donovan Mitchell and Marcus Smart being named captains of the squad.  Per the Associated Press (via ESPN), Walker announced prior to Thursday's exhibition game against..." August 22

  • We Ranked NBA Teams By How Much Fun They’d Be On ‘Hard Knocks’

    Dime Magazine "Hard Knocks is appointment viewing for football fans. Every summer, HBO gets incredible access into one NFL team’s training camp, giving fans a mostly unfiltered look into teams and the people who suit up for them. This year, it’s been the Oakland Raiders, which ended up being..." August 22

  • 10 Sneaky-Good NBA Offseason Additions

    Bleacher Report "The NBA saw one of its wildest, most expensive spending sprees during this offseason's first few weeks of free agency. Lost in the shuffle of moving superstars such as Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Kemba Walker were the savvy veteran acquisitions of the teams that..." August 22

  • The winner of the Kyrie Irving Celtics-Cavs deal two years later is...

    NBC Sports Boston "When it comes to trades, we often associate the winner of the deal with which team wound up with the best overall player.  When the Celtics-Cavaliers trade was made two years ago, Kyrie Irving and the Celtics were the winners by a mile.  And now, on the two-year..." August 22

  • The 10 Most Incredible NBA Finals Records

    Fadeaway World "Most great players perform in the regular season, putting up incredible numbers and leading their team to a large number of wins. But the very greatest players find a way to get it done in the NBA playoffs, and especially in the NBA Finals. The Finals is where all the cards are on the..." August 22

  • Artist will remove tattoos from Indianapolis mural of Larry Bird — except one

    USA Today "Street artist Jules Muck said she would remove all tattoos from the Larry Bird mural she painted in Fountain Square, except for the "INDIANA" on his left forearm, in accordance with the basketball legend's request. "This is another human being that is obviously..." August 21

  • Kevin Garnett Area 21 Will Not Return to TNT NBA Coverage

    The Big Lead "The Kevin Garnett Area 21 segments on TNT’s Inside the NBA and digital platforms will not return for the 2019-20 NBA season, The Big Lead has learned from multiple people with knowledge of the news. From what we’ve heard, this was not an acrimonious exit, and..." August 21

  • Celtics' Jayson Tatum details 'chip on our shoulder' driving Team USA's mentality

    NBC Sports Boston "The United States men's basketball team is traditionally a heavy favorite in any tournament it enters. Team USA has dominated international competition for many decades, and especially since the 1992 Dream Team became the first American squad at the Summer Olympics to use NBA..." August 21

  • Gordon Hayward thinks Brad Stevens is ‘excited about who we have as a group right now’

    Clutch Points "Boston Celtics small forward Gordon Hayward thinks head coach Brad Stevens is “excited about who we have as a group right now.” The Celtics replaced Kyrie Irving with Kemba Walker and Al Horford with Enes Kanter this summer. Boston also decided not to trade youngsters..." August 20

  • Tacko Fall's agent: 'If the Celtics release him, I don’t think he goes unclaimed'

    Yahoo! Sports "Tacko Fall signed with the Boston Celtics after going undrafted in the 2019 NBA Draft. And in the two months since that occurred, the 7-foot-6 center has quickly developed into a fan favorite. After a solid performance at the Las Vegas Summer League where he showed off..." August 20

  • NBA Stars Who Could Unexpectedly Request a Trade

    Bleacher Report "Player movement is at an all-time high in the NBA. There were 29 in-season trades in 2018-19, headlined by stars like Jimmy Butler, Tobias Harris, Marc Gasol, Harrison Barnes, Otto Porter Jr., Kristaps Porzingis and Nikola Mirotic. Anthony Davis' midseason trade..." August 20

  • The Most Important NBA Rumors: Dwight Howard, DeMar DeRozan And Carmelo

    Fadeaway World "The 2020 NBA Season is almost upon us and most NBA teams currently have their rosters set, but it seems the rumors are really starting to ramp up. With players going down to injuries and players still looking to make trades to put them over the hump, teams are still being very active as we..." August 20

  • Gordon Hayward has been working out with no restrictions this summer

    NESN "The Celtics’ offseason has revolved around the acquisition of Kemba Walker and the departures of Kyrie Irving and Al Horford, but there’s plenty of other factors impacting Boston’s 2019-20 outlook. Gordon Hayward had a pretty inconsistent campaign after returning..." August 20

  • Traded First Round Picks For 2020 NBA Draft

    Hoops Rumors "The 2020 NBA draft is still 10 months away, but several teams have already traded their first round picks for that night, and more clubs are likely to do so before this season’s trade deadline. We’ll use the space below to keep tabs on each team’s first round pick..." August 20

  • Jaylen Brown's Instagram post, Team USA comments should please Celtics fans

    NBC Sports Boston "The 2019-20 Boston Celtics are intent on developing better chemistry after last season went awry. Fortunately, four of them are getting a head start as members of Team USA's 2019 FIBA World Cup squad -- and it looks like they're taking advantage of the..." August 20

  • 10 NBA Careers That Made You Wish Injuries Didn't Exist

    Bleacher Report "Last week, new Los Angeles Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins tore his ACL. That will likely sideline him for the entire 2019-20 NBA season and is the third serious leg injury he has suffered in the last two years. Unfortunately, Cousins is far from the..." August 20

  • Aron Baynes Expects Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown To Reach Superstar Status

    NESN "Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown are rising stars in Boston, so it’s no surprise the Celtics duo received high praise from one of their former teammates who was traded to the Phoenix Suns this offseason. Aron Baynes has watched the development of Tatum and Brown for the last two..." August 19

  • NBA Rumors: Sixers, Celtics Emerging As Top Landing Spots For Thunder Danilo Gallinari

    Inquisitr "The crazy 2019 NBA offseason featured several NBA superstars leaving their respective teams to chase for an NBA championship title somewhere else. All the big names on the free agency market may have already found a new home, but several players are still expected to be traded before or during..." August 19

  • NBA's Young Role Players Who Can Still Become Stars

    Bleacher Report "The next generation of NBA All-Stars will likely include De'Aaron Fox, Jayson Tatum and Donovan Mitchell, based on their productive starts and youth. But who among the slower career starters will eventually break through? It takes some players longer. Khris Middleton just..." August 19

  • Players Who Can’t Be Traded Until December 15

    Hoops Rumors "As teams explore the trade market for potential deals to complete their rosters for training camp, there are a number of trade restrictions those clubs must take into account. For instance, recently-signed draft picks can’t be traded for 30 days and waiver claims can’t be traded for..." August 19

  • Lamar Odom Says He's Given Up Porn

    TMZ "There's one less Brazzers and Bang Bros subscriber in the world ... 'cause Lamar Odom says he's officially DONE WITH PORN ... telling TMZ Sports he's given up the the habit for a healthier lifestyle. Of course, LO has been very open about his sex..." August 19

  • 7-foot-6-inch Celtic Tacko Fall’s unlikely journey to the brink of the NBA

    Boston Globe "The Stratosphere is a 921-foot-high observation deck that overlooks the miles of neon lights and big dreams of Las Vegas. It is the tallest of its kind in the United States, and at the top there is a thrill ride called the “Big Shot” that propels the willing and steel-stomached..." August 19

  • Co-owner Steve Pagliuca hopeful Celtics can still be a contender in 2019-20

    Boston "Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca was on the phone with president of basketball operations Danny Ainge when he first got word that guard Kemba Walker could be a potential free agent acquisition this offseason. “I almost crashed my car when I heard that,’’ Pagliuca said..." August 18

  • Boston co-owner Steve Pagliuca almost crashed his car when he found out Kemba Walker could sign with Celtics

    Clutch Points "Boston Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca almost crashed his car when he found out Kemba Walker could sign with the Celtics this summer. Pagliuca was on the phone with Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge when he first heard Walker had interest in signing with..." August 17

  • Marcus Smart cleared to play for Team USA after being sidelined by calf injury

    The Score "Team USA got some good news on the injury front Saturday. Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart has been cleared to make a full return to the court, according to Marc Stein of The New York Times. The 25-year-old has been sidelined with a calf injury for over a week. Smart has..." August 17

  • Marcus Smart should be captain of the Celtics

    NBC Sports Boston "It’s not that hard to find a player or two on the Celtics’ roster that’s universally viewed as being better than Marcus Smart.  But when it comes to leadership, it's not even close.  Smart is indeed the smart choice when it comes to looking..." August 17

  • NBA rumors: Ex-Celtics forward Guerschon Yabusele to sign with Chinese team

    NBC Sports Boston "It didn't take long for Guerschon Yabusele to find a new team, but it's not in the NBA. The former Boston Celtics forward has agreed to sign with Nanjing Tongxi of the Chinese Basketball Association, Sportando reported Friday. The French forward..." August 16

  • 1 Player Every NBA Team Should Already Be Targeting at the Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "The NBA trade deadline feels like it's a lifetime away. Technically, it's a shade under six months (Feb. 7, 2020), but the distance between now and then allows ample opportunity for change. An offseason of hyperactivity transformed identities all across the hoops landscape,..." August 16

  • How Players Who Declined Options Fared In Free Agency

    Hoops Rumors "Heading into the 2019 offseason, 27 veterans held player options on their contracts, allowing them to either opt in for the 2019/20 season or opt out and reach the open market. Of those 27 players, a dozen decided to turn down their options and become free agents. For some..." August 16

  • NBA trade rumors: Four stars who could be on the move during the 2019-20 season

    Sporting News "The 2019 offseason only confirmed what we already knew about the modern NBA: Lucrative contracts for the league's top stars, regardless of the years and dollar amounts attached, can be quickly rendered irrelevant if a general manager wants to make a move - or if a player is ready to request..." August 16

  • Rachel Nichols, Maria Taylor replacing Michelle Beadle as ‘NBA Countdown’ hosts

    Larry Brown Sports "ESPN has officially begun the process of revamping its “NBA Countdown” crew, and Michelle Beadle is being replaced as the show’s host. Rachel Nichols and Maria Taylor will be named the new hosts of “NBA Countdown” for the 2019-20 NBA season, according to..." August 16

  • 2020 NBA Free Agents By Team

    Hoops Rumors "Hoops Rumors’ up-to-date list of 2020 free agents by team is below. These are players who are eligible for restricted or unrestricted free agency after the 2019/20 season. Players with team or player options for the 2020/21 season are listed, unless they’re..." August 16

  • Gordon Hayward could be the X-factor to the Celtics' success this upcoming season

    CBS Sports "In a now somewhat infamous photo from last season's media day, the starting lineup for the Boston Celtics stood five across, arms folded at their chests as they stared into the camera. "The Celtics are back!" the NBA's Twitter account..." August 16

  • Celtics’ Marcus Smart says Kemba Walker is ‘actually a really good defensive player’

    Clutch Points "Boston Celtics combo guard Marcus Smart says point guard Kemba Walker is “actually a really good defensive player.” Smart says he didn’t know Walker could play high-level defense, but admits the three-time All-Star wasn’t able to with the Charlotte Hornets..." August 15

  • NBA Rumors: Cavaliers Could Send Jordan Clarkson And Tristan Thompson To Celtics For Gordon Hayward

    Inquisitr "Gordon Hayward is yet to live up to expectations from the massive contract he signed with the Boston Celtics in the summer of 2017. In 72 games he played last season, the 29-year-old small forward only averaged 11.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.4 assists while shooting 46.6 percent from the..." August 15

  • NBA Players With Trade Kickers In 2019/20

    Hoops Rumors "A trade kicker is a contractual clause that pays an NBA player a bonus when he’s traded. They’re one of the tools teams have at their disposal to differentiate their free agent offers from the ones put on the table by competing clubs. Sometimes the kicker is..." August 15

  • NBA Teams That Will Exceed Expectations in 2019-20

    Bleacher Report "With free agency all but over, the hierarchy for the 2019-20 NBA season is beginning to take shape. The Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers appear set to reign over the Eastern Conference, while Los Angeles hosts both consensus Western Conference favorites in the new-look Clippers..." August 15

  • Danny Ainge: Jaylen Brown 'handled difficult situation better than anybody' on Celtics

    NBC Sports Boston "When the Celtics came within one game of the NBA Finals in 2018, Jaylen Brown was a major player in their postseason run, averaging 18 points per game in the playoffs. Flash forward to last season, when injuries and chemistry problems derailed the C's quest to live up to..." August 15

  • Who Are the NBA's Best Clutch-Scorers?

    Bleacher Report "Every kid who grew up shooting in the backyard or on the playground has played the situation out in his or her mind countless times: Andy brings the ball up the court. The clock is winding down. Five...four...three...two...He shoots! He scores! The crowd goes wild! Now, this is a..." August 15

  • Team USA Lost By 19 To A Team Of G-League And Overseas Players In A Scrimmage

    Dime Magazine "The Minnesota Timberwolves may no longer the owners of the most embarrassing scrimmage loss of the season after reports poured out of USA Basketball camp in Los Angeles on Wednesday that a rag-tag group of G-League and overseas players stomped all over the national team in a 36-17 win in a..." August 15

  • How to Trade the NBA's Worst Contracts

    Bleacher Report "No contract in the NBA is untradeable, no matter how egregious or lengthy it may be. There are a few ways to move a bad deal. The Houston Rockets just demonstrated one by trading Chris Paul for another hefty contract in Russell Westbrook, also throwing in..." August 14

  • Danny Ainge spotted trouble with Celtics after this Jaylen Brown exchange

    NBC Sports Boston "Could a history lesson have saved the 2018-19 Boston Celtics? That Celtics team was loaded with talent but couldn't make it past the second round of the playoffs, doomed by poor chemistry and inconsistent play. What they didn't lack, however, was confidence -- perhaps too much..." August 14

  • Celtics suffer consequences of Kyrie Irving’s broken pledge

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Celtics 2019 offseason ended in October 2018. Then, it began a short time later. After a backward year in Boston, the dust has settled. Kyrie Irving and Al Horford are gone. Kemba Walker and Enes Kanter are there. The Celtics will be fine. Jayson Tatum and..." August 13

  • Mia Khalifa Took A Massive Shot At The Boston Celtics

    Total Pro Sports "Mia Khalifa made waves on social media again, but it had more to do with her past porn life and how little money she made during that time. Khalifa works as a sports broadcaster, but that porn life never escapes her as people will automatically assumes that is what she still does for..." August 13