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  • Color-based record shows Celtics’ greens might be cursed

    Clutch Points "The Boston Celtics will always be associated with the color green. But as according to this intriguing statistic, looks like the Celtics are better off ditching their iconic green threads for a higher chance of winning more games in the 2020-21 campaign. NBCS..." February 27

  • Celtics’ 2021 struggles brought a surprising silver lining

    Clutch Points "The Boston Celtics found themselves plummeting to the bottom half of the Eastern Conference standings due to their recent three-game losing skid. Despite producing disappointing efforts, point guard Jeff Teague claimed that the team grew closer when they had to go through their..." February 27

  • Brad Stevens Reveals Celtics Guard’s Secret After Stellar Performance

    Heavy "Boston Celtics veteran point guard Jeff Teague has found his offensive rhythm of late and acted as a key catalyst in Friday’s 118-112 win over the Indiana Pacers. At the risk of surrendering their fourth consecutive loss, the Celtics prevailed from..." February 27

  • Boston Celtics Could Land Hawks' John Collins

    Fadeaway World "John Collins is a talented big man who plays for the Atlanta Hawks. Collins is an elite inside scorer and rebounder, who is also able to score from beyond the arc. John Collins is a skilled power forward who also has natural athleticism, making him one of the top young talents in the league...." February 27

  • Every NBA Team's Worst Contract This Season

    Bleacher Report "Bad contracts come in all shapes and sizes in the NBA, with nearly every team possessing at least one deal they regret. For the purpose of this article, we're only focusing on contracts vs. production for this season only. Some players may have worse long-term deals overall,..." February 27

  • What we know about all 30 teams ahead of the 2021 NBA trade deadline

    ESPN "The Brooklyn Nets started the trade season in January when former MVP James Harden was acquired in a four-team deal. The Harden addition strengthens what many had already considered a championship contender in Brooklyn. What else should we expect between now..." February 26

  • Anonymous player: Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown are part of the problem

    Clutch Points "Based on a source from John Zannis and the Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman Podcast of CLNS Media Network, Boston Celtics wings Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Browncontribute to the team’s issues. This was said by an undisclosed player, who recently played..." February 26

  • Jayson Tatum insists there’s no bad blood in locker room amid recent failures

    SLAM Online "The Boston Celtics have had a tough 2020-21 season. The Celtics are currently 15-17 and the ninth seed in the Eastern Conference.  Because of the team’s poor play, some have speculated that Celtics’ head coach Brad Stevens could be on the hot seat if he is unable to..." February 26

  • College Seniors Must Petition NBA To Be Draft Eligible This Year

    Yardbarker "The NBA will require college seniors to petition the league for inclusion on the early-entry list in order to become draft-eligible this year, ESPN draft expert Jonathan Givony reports. The NCAA granted all winter athletes an extra year of eligibility due to the pandemic,..." February 26

  • Shaquille O’Neal hilariously changes tack on criticizing young players

    The Sports Rush "The 2020-21 NBA season is almost halfway through. With the All-Star break approaching, there is a lot to be reflected upon about this half. The Los Angeles Lakers, are stuck in a rut, after having a hot start to the season. The Utah Jazz are ablaze, with a league-best 26-6 record. The..." February 26

  • Canada Goose and Rhude Collab on Vests for NBA All-Star Players

    Complex "Players at this year’s NBA All-Star Game will be staying warm in style thanks to a collaboration by Canada Goose and L.A.-based brand Rhude. The two brands will release limited-edition Canada Goose freestyle vests to be worn by the players selected for the 2021 All-Star..." February 26

  • Brad Stevens: Celtics' Slump Is Worse Than Having Identity Stolen, Root Canal

    Bleacher Report "The Boston Celtics can't seem to turn things around, and head coach Brad Stevens is taking it hard.  In an interview with Zolak and Bertrand Thursday, Stevens compared the team's current skid to some other rough patches he's..." February 25

  • This is why the NBA likely will never change its logo

    Larry Brown Sports "The topic of the NBA potentially changing its logo has come back into focus this week thanks to Kyrie Irving, but it remains unlikely that we are going to see a new logo at any point in the near future. Why? Money, of course. The current NBA logo was designed in 1969 and features the..." February 25

  • 5 Best NBA Reunions That Should Happen

    Fadeaway World "A lot of time in the NBA, a player is associated with a certain team: for example, someone like Shaquille O’Neal is always associated with the Lakers. But in this era of commonplace player movement, players often switch teams for a variety of reasons. Even if players do leave a team where..." February 25

  • Danny Ainge not blaming stars Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum for Boston Celtics' 'major funk'

    ESPN "When you think of teams with multiple All-Stars, you think of dominance -- the Jazz, the Lakers, the Nets. The Celtics have two All-Stars in Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, but after Wednesday night's blowout loss to the Hawks, Boston is in last place in the Atlantic..." February 25

  • 2021 NBA Draft: Best Fits for G League Star Jalen Green

    Bleacher Report "Jalen Green was a projected top-five NBA draft pick entering the G League bubble, and he's delivering on those expectations. Lottery teams can now start thinking about how he fits with their roster, feeling more confident that he's the real deal.  Through..." February 25

  • NBA Rising Stars Challenge Removed from 2021 All-Star Weekend

    Bleacher Report "The NBA has canceled the Rising Stars Challenge for the 2021 All-Star break, according to Mark Medina of USA Today. The annual event showcases the top rookies and second-year players in the league, but the game will be cut this year amid changes because..." February 25

  • Kyrie Irving Calls for Kobe Bryant to Be the New NBA Logo

    Complex "Kyrie Irving reignited the discussion around changing the NBA logo to Kobe Bryant with an Instagram post on Wednesday. The Brooklyn Nets point guard shared a mock-up/tribute of the late Bryant in the place of the silhouette of Jerry West, who occupies the..." February 24

  • The 10 Greatest Second-Round NBA Draft Steals Since 2010

    Fadeaway World "There have been many famous NBA Draft steals in recent memory. However, how many came in the second round? You might actually be surprised at how many current and former NBA stars were second-round picks between 2010 and 2020. Whether they were picked with the first five picks of the..." February 24

  • NBA releases 2nd-half schedule

    NBA.com "The NBA today released its game schedule and broadcast schedules for TNT, ESPN, ABC, NBA TV and ESPN Radio for the Second Half of the 2020-21 regular season, which will begin Wednesday, March 10 and conclude Sunday, May 16. The Second Half..." February 24

  • NBA reports 2 positive COVID-19 tests in last week

    The Score "Two of 455 NBA players tested for COVID-19 in the last week returned positive results, the league announced Wednesday. The NBA reported five positive tests among players a week ago... " February 24

  • Celtics owner shuts down speculation about Brad Stevens’ job status

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Celtics have had an incredibly disappointing start to the season, but it’s not about to cost anyone their job. Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck made clear that coach Brad Stevens and team president Danny Ainge are not in danger of losing their jobs despite the team’s..." February 24

  • Luka Doncic Is 'Larry Bird Reincarnated,' Ex-Celtics Star Cedric Maxwell Says

    Clutch Points "Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic has garnered the attention of players currently in the NBA and guys who were in the league years ago. In his latest newsletter, Marc Stein of the New York Times spoke to Cedric Maxwell, who said that the Mavs guard is the spitting..." February 24

  • As the Celtics drop below .500, Jaylen Brown doesn’t feel like an All-Star

    Boston "Tuesday should have been a big day for Jaylen Brown. The 24-year-old Celtics wing was named to his first career All-Star game prior to Boston’s game against the Dallas Mavericks. Brown’s first All-Star game will take place in Atlanta — his hometown. So how..." February 24

  • 3 ideal Kristaps Porzingis trade scenarios

    Sportsnaut "Reports surfaced earlier this week that the struggling Dallas Mavericks were interested in pulling off a Kristaps Porzingis trade. It has become all-too obvious that the Unicorn is not that second star behind Luka Doncic to lead Dallas to championship contention. Injuries coupled..." February 23

  • Alessia Cara to perform Canadian anthem at 2021 NBA All-Star Game

    Sportsnet "Canadian singer/songwriter and Grammy Award winner Alessia Cara will be among the artists performing prior to the 2021 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, March 7 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. Cara became the first Canadian ever to win a Grammy for "best new artist," earning the..." February 23

  • Twitter Debates Who Is The Biggest #NBAAllstar Snub After The List Was Released

    Black Sports Online "The NBA is officially announcing the Allstar game reserves tonight but when you’re Shams you get the list earlier than everyone else. Shams tweeted out the reserves list which include Anthony Davis, Chris Paul, Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, Paul George, Zion Williamson, and..." February 23

  • Damian Lillard, James Harden among reserves selected by league's coaches

    CBS Sports "The NBA announced its All-Star Game starters last Thursday, but given the somewhat predictable nature of picking the top five players in each conference, tonight's reveal is the more important one. On Tuesday, the league unveiled the seven All-Star reserves for each conference as selected..." February 23

  • Blockbuster NBA Trades That Would Blow Up The 2021 Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "It may seem like we'll have to satisfy our NBA transaction fix by wondering about Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond buyouts (which...meh). But if this season has demonstrated anything, it's that we never really know when a big move is coming. James..." February 23

  • Khloe Kardashian Put A Ring On Her Booty To Hope That Tristan Thompson Would Propose

    Page Six "Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson are not engaged, Page Six has confirmed. After the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star again sparked buzz that the Boston Celtics player had proposed by posing with a massive diamond ring on her left hand in a Good American..." February 23

  • To get to championship caliber, Celtics may have to part with their coveted draft picks

    Boston Globe "Celtics management is nearing a crossroads, where they may have to part with some formerly coveted players or delve into the luxury tax to upgrade their roster because as team president of basketball operations Danny Ainge acknowledged this season, it is not a championship-caliber..." February 23

  • Desperation Trades for NBA's Biggest Buyers and Sellers

    Bleacher Report "NBA teams have little more than a month to finalize their trade deadline plans and put them into practice. While the trade market is still taking shape, there's already some separation forming between buyers and sellers. In some cases, it's even becoming clear which clubs..." February 22

  • NBA All-Star reserves: Damian Lillard a lock, but the rest not so easy

    USA Today "Picking NBA All-Star starters is easy. Selecting the reserves is difficult, and it’s up to NBA coaches to make the decisions. When the 2021 All-Star reserves are announced Tuesday on TNT, worthy players will be rewarded for the seasons they are having. We see you,..." February 22

  • 5 Best Targets For The Miami Heat Right Now

    Fadeaway World "The Miami Heat made the NBA Finals last season, shocking everyone with their play as a defensive team. Led by their new signing Jimmy Butler, the Heat played like a team that deserved a chip and injuries destroyed their chances. But this season, they are struggling to find their form and are..." February 22

  • NBA Teams Bracing Themselves for the Worst Schedule They've Ever Seen

    Bleacher Report "As the NBA prepares to release its schedule for the second half of the 2020-21 season, teams are reportedly prepared for a backloaded slate of games. "They are bracing themselves for the worst schedule they've ever seen. All kinds of five games in seven nights, all..." February 22

  • Which players are on track to cash in on All-Star, All-NBA and other contract bonuses in 2021?

    ESPN "The honor of being selected as an All-Star is not the only thing on the line when the reserves are announced Tuesday night. There are five players who could combine to earn $5 million if they are selected to the All-Star Game. Here's our look at each player who has an All-Star..." February 22

  • Forget Zion Williamson; here's who Celtics fans should be watching in New Orleans

    NBC Sports Boston "  The Boston Celtics are in New Orleans on Sunday for a national TV showdown with Zion Williamson and the Pelicans. But it’s just about everyone not named Zion that Boston fans should be focused on. The Pelicans could be one of the few surefire sellers before the..." February 22

  • Marcus Smart Unlikely To Return Before All-Star Break

    Hoops Rumors "Celtics guard Marcus Smart will miss more time than expected as he continues to recover from a Grade 1 left calf strain he suffered on January 30, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. The club had initially anticipated that Smart would only miss 2-3 weeks of..." February 21

  • 5 ideal DeMarcus Cousins destinations

    Sportsnaut "The Houston Rockets decision to waive former All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins threw a lot of people for a loop. While the 30-year-old Cousins is no longer the player that dominated for the Sacramento Kings and New Orleans Pelicans earlier in his career, he’s still a darn good..." February 21

  • Celtics Lack Defensive Punch Without Marcus Smart

    Heavy "On January 30, when Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart suffered a Grade 1 strain of his left calf contesting a rebound against the Los Angeles Lakers, the Celtics were 10-7 and only 2.5 games back in the Eastern Conference. In the time since Smart’s injury..." February 20

  • 5 rational thoughts about a weird but satisfying Celtics win over Hawks

    The Sports Daily "The Celtics won the rubber match in their miniseries with Atlanta on a freezing Friday night. Every game feels like a must-win right now, so it’s good to appreciate them as much as possible. We’ll start with a not-so-positive Thought and then delve into more Thoughts..." February 20

  • NBA Trades to Prevent a Los Angeles Lakers Championship Repeat

    Bleacher Report "There's a long way to go in the 2020-21 NBA season. A lot can change between now and the playoffs. But at the moment, it feels like a Los Angeles Lakers repeat might be the safest prediction for a championship (assuming Anthony Davis is healthy). So far, L.A...." February 20

  • 10 NBA Superstars Who Forced A Trade

    Fadeaway World "The NBA is a league that allows a lot of player mobility. Players switch between teams all the time, whether through a free agency or a trade. Sometimes a player is traded because a team wants to move them from the roster. But other times, players get traded because they request the trade..." February 20

  • 76ers' Doc Rivers to coach Team Durant in All-Star Game

    NBA.com "Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doc Rivers and his staff will coach Team Durant in the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, which will be played on Sunday, March 7 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. With tonight’s 112-105 home victory over the Chicago Bulls, Philadelphia (20-10, .667)..." February 20

  • Free Agent Stock Watch: Northwest Division

    Hoops Rumors "Throughout the season, Hoops Rumors takes a closer look at players who will be free agents or could become free agents this off-season. We examine if their stock is rising or falling due to performance and other factors. This week, we take a look at players from the Northwest..." February 20

  • Predicting the reserves at the 2021 NBA All-Star Game in Atlanta

    Sportsnet "Whether you agree with it or not, the NBA will be holding an all-star game on March 7. The league announced its starters Thursday, with Kyrie Irving, Bradley Beal, Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Joel Embiid getting the nod in the East, and Stephen Curry, Luka Doncic, Kawhi..." February 19

  • 7 Best Big Men For The Los Angeles Lakers

    Fadeaway World "The Lakers look primed for a very deep Playoffs run this season, thanks in part to a fantastic selection of superstar players including LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Unfortunately for the Lakers, Anthony Davis has an aggravated Achilles injury that will keep him out of action for the next..." February 19

  • NBA teams expected to see draft of second-half schedule as early as this weekend

    ESPN "The NBA is expected to share with teams a draft of the league's second-half schedule as early as this weekend, or likely next week, sources told ESPN. The NBA released only the first half of the schedule in order to build in flexibility to make up games postponed due to health and..." February 19

  • 5 NBA Teams That Should Trade for Andre Drummond

    Complex "As we near the NBA All-Star break, it appears that the NBA trade rumor mill is getting hot. We’ve already broken down the potential Blake Griffin moves out there, but he’s not the only big likely to be on the move in the next few weeks. According to both Woj and..." February 19

  • NBA Aims To Hold Vegas Summer League In August

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA is working toward holding its annual Las Vegas Summer League sometime in early- or mid-August in 2021, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe. The league is still figuring out all the specifics, sources tell ESPN. The NBA was forced to scrap its 2020..." February 19