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  • Marcus Smart May Finalize Deal With Celtics Today

    Hoops Rumors "Marcus Smart hopes to finalize a new contract with the Celtics when he and agent Happy Walters meet with the team later today, tweets Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports. The agreement is expected to be in the range of $46-$50MM over four seasons, with reports..." July 19

  • Celtics Reportedly Sign Marcus Smart To Four-Year, $52 Million Contract

    CBS Boston "The stalemate between Marcus Smart and the Boston Celtics is finally over. Smart and the Celtics have agreed to a four-year deal worth $52 million, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports. It’s not quite the $14-15 million annual salary Smart was hoping to get on the..." July 19

  • Robert Williams, Celts don’t see rookie’s injury as long-term

    Boston Herald "Robert Williams’ first Celtics experience ended Sunday night with the rookie center still on the bench, unable to play in his fifth straight game because of pain in his left knee. But Williams insists the pain from a contusion suffered on opening night of the NBA Summer League..." July 18

  • Celtics were unwilling to trade for Kawhi Leonard as a rental

    Sportsnaut "The Toronto Raptors on Wednesday took a major risk by acquiring impending free agent forward Kawhi Leonard from the San Antonio Spurs. The deal included Toronto sending homegrown talent DeMar DeRozan and the three remaining years on his contract to San Antonio. This could potentially..." July 18

  • Marcus Smart in Talks over Potential 4-Year, $46-50M Contract

    Bleacher Report "The Boston Celtics and free-agent point guard Marcus Smart are discussing a potential four-year extension worth between $46 million and $50 million, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Wednesday. " July 18

  • Sixers and Celtics--Unlike Toronto--Were Unwilling to Throw Any Top Players into Kawhi Leonard Trade

    The Big Lead "The teams with the best assets to trade for Kawhi Leonard never put those assets on the table. The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers, who were initially thought to be the strongest suitors for Leonard, became almost irrelevant in the star’s..." July 18

  • Danny Ainge shares some thoughts on Marcus Smart situation

    Yardbarker "Marcus Smart has been pretty open about the fact that he is not feeling the love from the Boston Celtics this offseason, but the team insists he is still wanted back despite the lack of a long-term contract offer. When asked about Smart’s situation in free agency on Monday,..." July 16

  • Celtics To Sign Walt Lemon Jr. To Two-Way Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Celtics have agreed to sign free agent guard Walter Lemon Jr. to a two-way contract, reports Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link). Lemon will take over the two-way slot recently vacated by Kadeem Allen, who was waived by Boston over the..." July 16

  • Isaiah Thomas' dramatic fall firmly validates Danny Ainge's cold-hearted approach

    WEEI Boston "Last summer, Isaiah Thomas declared the Celtics would have to “bring the Brinks truck out” if they wanted to re-sign him in free agency. This week, Thomas signed with the Nuggets for the veteran’s minimum. Even in the high-paced world of professional sports, this was an..." July 15

  • Doc Rivers sees perfect rebuild blueprint in Celtics

    Boston Herald "Doc Rivers didn’t want to rebuild, so he left Boston for the Clippers. Now he’s watching summer league games and facing a reconstruction project in Los Angeles as the Celtics seek to clear the final hurdle with new faces. The Celts had hopes of making The Finals this past..." July 15

  • Celtics To Waive Kadeem Allen?

    Hoops Rumors "The Celtics will release point guard Kadeem Allen and give his two-way slot to someone else next week, tweets Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe. A second-round pick out of Arizona in 2017, Allen saw action in just 18 games for the Celtics, averaging 1.1 points in..." July 14

  • What the Celtics Doctors Did to Isaiah Thomas is Actually Criminal

    12 Up "No one in the NBA has fallen from grace harder the past two years than ?Isaiah Thomas. From being voted onto the 2017 All-NBA second team as a Boston Celtic to signing a minimum contract with the Denver Nuggets this offseason, Thomas' decline has been sad to..." July 13

  • Celtics’ Jaylen Brown Makes Case For Boston To Retain Marcus Smart

    NESN "It appears the Celtics won’t be making a blockbuster trade this summer, but there’s one transaction Boston could be on the verge of making that will bolster its roster for the upcoming season, and potentially beyond. Restricted free agent Marcus Smart and the C’s..." July 13

  • Jimmy Butler Hints He and Kyrie Irving Might Join the Knicks With Latest Instagram Activity

    12 Up "How much longer can such a storied franchise like the New York Knicks be a joke in the league? Probably as long as Joakim Noah's current outlandish contract.  Noah still has two years left of his fully-guaranteed $72.6 million contract, but the Knicks are hoping to overcome..." July 12

  • Team source denies Kyrie Irving doesn’t like playing on Celtics

    Clutch Points "Kyrie Irving demanded a trade when he was still wearing Cleveland colors because he reportedly wanted to get out of LeBron James’ shadow and be the man himself on a different team.  He got what he wished for, as the Cavs sent him to the Boston Celtics in exchange for Isaiah..." July 12

  • Celtics’ Jaylen Brown wishes LeBron had not left East

    Larry Brown Sports "Jaylen Brown is not one to run away from a challenge. Brown and Kyrie Irving were in Las Vegas on Thursday to watch the Boston Celtics’ Summer League team play. Brown, who just completed his second season in the league, spoke with reporters at halftime of the game. As..." July 12

  • NBA Teams With 2018/19 Cap Room Remaining

    Hoops Rumors "Last Wednesday, we noted that only three NBA teams still had significant cap room available. Depending on your definition of “significant,” that’s still the case. One of those three teams – the Kings – made a player for another’s..." July 12

  • Celtics' rookie Robert Williams lost his wallet twice in two-day stretch before joining Summer League team

    Mass Live "On the Friday before the Boston Celtics began practicing for Las Vegas Summer League, Robert Williams had a flight to catch back to College Station, TX. Before he went to the airport, he worked out with Celtics coaches in the morning, gave his introductory press conference around noon, and..." July 12

  • NBA Rumors: Marcus Smart ‘Unresponsive’ To Celtics In Free Agency

    NESN "We’re over a week into NBA free agency, and it seems as though the Boston Celtics and Marcus Smart have made no ground on a new deal. Well, there might be a reason for that. According to Yahoo! Sports’ Jordan Schultz, Smart hasn’t exactly been very engaged..." July 12

  • Marcus Smart reportedly feels ‘insulted’ by Celtics

    Larry Brown Sports "Marcus Smart’s relationship with the Boston Celtics continues to deteriorate by the day, it seems. Jordan Schultz of Yahoo! Sports reported on Wednesday that the restricted free agent guard has been unresponsive in the Celtics’ efforts to reach out because he feels..." July 12

  • Marcus Smart Receiving Sign-And-Trade Interest

    Hoops Rumors "Several teams have inquired about the possibility of doing a sign-and-trade deal with the Celtics to acquire Marcus Smart, according to Jordan Schultz of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link). Schultz identifies the Grizzlies and Nets as two clubs that have considered a sign-and-trade..." July 12

  • Danny Ainge: Marcus Smart is ‘top priority’ for Celtics

    Pro Basketball Talk "Right now, everybody is waiting. At Summer League, the buzz is that the Sacramento Kings are ready to make an offer to Marcus Smart. Which leads to two questions: At what number? And, will the Celtics match? Enter Danny Ainge, via Brian Robb of the Boston Sports..." July 11

  • Daniel Theis, Wayne Selden Get Salary Guarantees

    Hoops Rumors "When center Daniel Theis signed a two-year contract with the Celtics last summer, the second year of that deal was non-guaranteed. However, Theis would be assured of his full 2018/19 salary guarantee if he remainder under contract through July 10. According to multiple reports,..." July 11

  • Isaiah Thomas jokes about potential return to Celtics via 1-year deal

    Clutch Points "  Longtime Boston Celtics beat writer A. Sherrod Blakely ran into Isaiah Thomas at McCarran Airport in Las Vegas, snapping a selfie with the 5-foot-9 dynamo after crossing paths. The two exchanged pleasantries, as Thomas said he was back to full health after..." July 11

  • Adam Silver Says NBA Free Agency Will Be Moved to Earlier Time Next Summer

    Bleacher Report "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is apparently aware his league's offseason generates plenty of buzz and is ready to move up the start of free agency accordingly. According to Sam Amick of USA Today, Silver said the start of free agency will be earlier than..." July 11

  • Move to eliminate NBA one-and-done rule gaining momentum, commissioner Adam Silver says

    USA Today "The NBA’s one-and-done rule is unofficially done. Commissioner Adam Silver made it clear on Tuesday that there is growing support for a change that would allow players to enter the league at the age of 18 rather than require them to play one year of college basketball – or..." July 11

  • Marcus Smart has ‘no clue’ where he stands with Celtics

    Larry Brown Sports "Marcus Smart has made it clear that he entered the offseason feeling optimistic about the possibility of a long-term deal with the Boston Celtics, and the result has been a seemingly strained relationship between the point guard and the team. Smart, a restricted free agent, is said to..." July 10

  • Marcus Smart Meeting With Teams In Vegas

    Hoops Rumors "As he continues to seek a new deal, restricted free agent guard Marcus Smart met with two teams on Monday in Las Vegas and is meeting with two more on Tuesday, reports Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe. That group of teams includes clubs from both conferences, per Himmelsbach’s..." July 10

  • Report: Celtics targeting Kyle Korver through trade

    247 Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers want to get rid of Kyle Korver and his $7.5 million salary and they may have found a few suitors to do so. It's no secret that while the Cavaliers aren't completely tanking the 2018-19 season away, there are certain players they simply just want to shed..." July 10

  • Report: LeBron James made no effort to win over Kyrie Irving after trade request

    Pro Basketball Talk "LeBron James told the Cavaliers not to trade Kyrie Irving last summer. Cleveland acquiesced Irving’s trade request, anyway, sending him to the Celtics. Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com on 92.3 The Fan Cleveland: Let’s be honest: LeBron..." July 10

  • LeBron James called Kyrie Irving soft over 2015 playoffs injury

    Cavs Nation "  Kyrie Irving and LeBron James had a rocky relationship when the two played together for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Most of the talk up to this point has been about Irving not liking James, even not being a fan of the latter coming back to the Cavs in the first..." July 10

  • The Kings Are Reportedly Planning On Making Marcus Smart An Offer

    Dime Magazine "The Sacramento Kings are among the few teams that have lots of cap space remaining and Vlade Divac and company will apparently not be shy about going after the NBA’s top restricted free agents with it. After putting in a four-year, $78 million offer sheet in on Zach..." July 10

  • Sources: Boston Celtics rookie Robert Williams has artery condition in his legs

    Mass Live "Boston Celtics rookie Robert Williams has an artery condition in both of his legs, multiple sources tell MassLive. A source described the condition as, "not too serious." It could, however, require a procedure if it were to degenerate down the line. Popliteal..." July 10

  • Celtics legend Frank Ramsey, the original ‘Sixth Man,’ passed away at age of 86

    Sportsnaut "The NBA world is in mourning after Boston Celtics legend Frank Ramsey, a seven-time NBA champion and the original “Sixth Man,” passed away Sunday at the age of 86. The Celtics released a statement announcing his passing. “As a seven-time NBA Champion and..." July 09

  • Michele Roberts on N.B.A. Competitive Imbalance: Don’t Blame the Players

    New York Times "Michele Roberts has heard the complaints about the N.B.A.’s best team, the Golden State Warriors, signing an All-Star. She has heard the whining about the league’s best player, LeBron James, moving westward in the first week of free agency. She has seen fans and pundits proclaim the..." July 09

  • If Kyrie Irving Really Never Wanted LeBron, He's Completely Disconnected from Reality

    The Big Lead "Kyrie Irving is one of the best basketball players on a planet he believes may be flat. He’s a complicated individual whose public statements suggest he has an interesting relationship with reality. The latest example? Irving reportedly believed he could win championships in..." July 08

  • Marcus Smart reportedly prepared to take one-year qualifying offer

    Larry Brown Sports "Marcus Smart may still be with the Boston Celtics for the 2018-19 season, but that could be it. Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe reported on Friday that Smart is “over it” and is prepared to take the one-year qualifying offer, which would pay him roughly $6 million...." July 07

  • Report: Celtics Confident They Can Re-Sign Kyrie Irving

    SLAM Online "Kyrie Irving says it doesn’t make any sense to ink a contract extension with the Celtics this summer. He’s right—Uncle Drew can make a whole lot more next summer as an unrestricted free agent—and Boston’s front-office is reportedly..." July 06

  • LaVar Ball throwing shade at Kyrie?

    Hoops Provider "It just doesn’t stop, does it? LaVar Ball is back at it once more, this time with some interesting quotes about Kyrie Irving. In a recent interview with OVERTIME, the Ball patriarch had this to say about LeBron’s former running mate: “Lonzo’s not..." July 06

  • Report: Kyrie Irving never wanted LeBron James to rejoin Cavs; almost asked for trade after 2016 title

    CBS Sports "The second LeBron James era in Cleveland is now over. And with "The King" officially having left the Cavaliers for the Los Angeles Lakers, it's time for the stories to start coming out. Pretty much every time a player leaves town, via trade or free..." July 06

  • Spurs rejected offer from the Celtics involving Kyrie Irving for Kawhi Leonard

    Clutch Points "It could be just a matter of time before the San Antonio Spurs and Kawhi Leonard finalize their divorce by way of a trade, but so far, the Spurs have not received an offer enough for them to cough up the superstar forward. Not even a package from the Boston Celtics that..." July 06

  • Marcus Smart hurt that Celtics have not spoken to him about new contract

    Boston Herald "Though the NBA marketplace has overflowed with activity since the opening of free agency on July 1, Marcus Smart and his negotiating team are still waiting for their first call from the Celtics. And according to someone close to the Smart camp, who requested anonymity to comment on..." July 06

  • Sixers, Celtics reportedly unwilling to include young stars in Kawhi Leonard deal

    Sportsnaut "It’s extremely possible that the San Antonio Spurs’ asking price for Kawhi Leonard is not currently aligning with reality. We previously reported that San Antonio was asking for a ridiculous bounty from the Los Angeles Lakers for Leonard. Maybe, that’s the..." July 05

  • How Celtics, Sixers, Raptors should react to LeBron leaving East

    The Score "LeBron James finally left after 15 years, which means the Eastern Conference will almost certainly crown a new champion for the first time since 2010. Though the reloaded Golden State Warriors will humble any new challengers for the title, there's still a huge opportunity..." July 05

  • Celtics sign Robert Williams to rookie contract

    Yardbarker "The Celtics have officially signed first-round pick Robert Williams to his rookie contract, the team announced today in a press release. It’ll be a four-year deal worth a total of approximately $9.28M, with third- and fourth-year team options. Williams, considered a..." July 05

  • NBA Rumors: Kawhi Leonard Not Very Interested In Potential Celtics Trade

    NESN "The Boston Celtics seem unwilling to part any of their most important players in a potential Kawhi Leonard trade and probably for good reason. The San Antonio Spurs star reportedly wants to be traded, but his contract situation is complicating matters. Leonard can opt out and become a..." July 05

  • The Celtics Reportedly Have Their Top Five Players ‘Off Limits’ In Kawhi Leonard Trade Talks

    Dime Magazine "At this stage, the vast majority of trade discussions surrounding Kawhi Leonardhave involved the Los Angeles Lakers. With talks seemingly stalled (at least to some degree) with the Lakers, though, other teams with the ability to make interesting offers have surfaced and..." July 04

  • Kyrie Irving will reportedly consider signing with the Knicks

    Sportsnaut "It’s increasingly unlikely that star guard Kyrie Irving will sign a max extension with the Boston Celtics this summer. If that’s the case, the five-time All-Star will hit the free agent market next July. He’ll likely join a group that includes Kevin Durant, Klay..." July 04

  • Celtics, Marcus Smart Have Had ‘Good Dialogue’ On New Contract

    NESN "With Aron Baynes re-signed and the Boston Celtics’ roster already stacked, the top priority now clearly is bringing back Marcus Smart. And according to RealGM’s Keith Smith, the current status of those negotiations is good. July 04

  • Marcus Smart Is Boston's 'Top Priority' in Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "Marcus Smart remains a restricted free agent, but the Boston Celticsreportedly don't want to let him get away. According to Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe, "Smart's free agency could linger for a while as he waits for a big-money..." July 03

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