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  • Carsen Edwards should get rotation minutes with Celtics after bonkers 3-point barrage

    Clutch Points "Carsen Edwards has just begun to pour salt on his flamethrower performance on Tuesday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers, pacing the Boston Celtics with 30 points in an incandescent shooting display at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. The 6-foot rookie canned 8-of-11 from..." October 16

  • Projecting Every NBA Team's Opening Night Starting 5

    Bleacher Report "Whether players want to admit it or not, there's a certain cachet that comes along with being an NBA starter. And at the dawn of another regular season, there are still a few starting spots around the league to be determined. Who'll get a shot at..." October 16

  • Jaylen Brown Could Be Moved in a Trade for Wizards’ Bradley Beal

    Heavy "Earlier today the Boston Celtics offered Jaylen Brown a four-year extension worth $80 million,  according to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes.  Per Sports Illustrated, Brown believes he could provide a bigger role for the team and is seeking a bigger offer. Last..." October 16

  • Recap Of 2019 NBA Draft Pick Signings

    Hoops Rumors "When word broke last week that Hornets second-round pick Jalen McDaniels had signed with the team, it meant that we now know the 2019/20 plans for all 60 of this year’s NBA draft picks. The majority of this year’s draftees signed NBA contracts..." October 16

  • LeBron James ‘won’t talk’ about China controversy again

    CNN "Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is ready to move on from the China controversy and focus on winning a championship and other things. Just a day after criticizing Houston Rockets' general manager Daryl Morey as "misinformed" over a tweet supporting..." October 16

  • Celtics Offered Jaylen Brown 4-Year, $80M Contract Extension; He Wants A Bigger Deal

    Bleacher Report "The Boston Celtics tabled a four-year, $80 million extension to Jaylen Brown, according to Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes. Haynes reported that Brown, who can become a restricted free agent next summer, declined the offer because he "believes in his ability to..." October 16

  • 5 Players Who Can Help Karl-Anthony Towns In Minnesota

    Fadeaway World "The Minnesota Timberwolves have a spectacular talent on their roster in Karl-Anthony Towns. KAT is a two-way player who is not even in his prime yet. With the potential to be one of the best players in the league, Towns could certainly use some help if the Wolves want to keep him happy where he..." October 16

  • Top 5 NBA Players Who Were Traded Too Soon

    Fadeaway World "Everyone knows that the NBA is a business. Teams always become impatient with players and would rather get rid of the player than work with him. Sometimes this tactic does work in the team’s favor but there are a few cases as to where the team that made the trade has regretted the..." October 16

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo Favored To Win NBA MVP; Zion Williamson Is Heavy Rookie Of Year Favorite

    Forbes.com "Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo is favored to win his second straight NBA MVP award while New Orleans Pelicans star rookie Zion Williamson is the favorite to be named NBA Rookie of the Year, according to bookmaker.eu. Antetokounmpo won his first MVP after the 2018-19..." October 16

  • Brad Stevens explains why nearly all of Boston’s important players didn’t make trip to Cleveland

    Clutch Points "The Boston Celtics are going to be extremely shorthanded for Tuesday night’s preseason matchup against the Cavs. In fact, several Celtics players didn’t make the trip to Cleveland at all, as Brad Stevens has given them the night off. According to a report from..." October 15

  • Celtics Could Trade Gordon Hayward To OKC For Steven Adams

    NESN "Will the Boston Celtics dare use Gordon Hayward as a chip to bolster their frontcourt? Bleacher Report’s Greg Swartz on Friday floated a blockbuster trade idea, in which the Celtics would send the aforementioned swingman, rookie shooting guard Romeo Langford and a..." October 15

  • 'Freedom is not free': Celtics' Enes Kanter responds to LeBron James' China, Daryl Morey comments

    TMZ "Enes Kanter has a message for LeBron James -- "FREEDOM IS NOT FREE." Moments after LeBron broke his silence on the situation with China, the Turkish-born Boston Celtics player went to Twitter to express his disgust, as illustrated by the green "sick..." October 15

  • 4 Best Trade Packages For Kyle Lowry

    Fadeaway World "Kyle Lowry was the point guard for the NBA Champion Toronto Raptors last season. After bouncing around the league for so long, he found a team where he can flourish with the Raptors. Lowry has become a better player every year, adding a very effective deep-range jumper to a game that was..." October 15

  • Players argued to Adam Silver they would’ve been punished for tweet as costly as Daryl Morey’s

    ESPN "NBA commissioner Adam Silver held a tense meeting with players from the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers last week when he arrived in Shanghai, sources told ESPN's Rachel Nichols. During the meeting, sources said, several prominent players voiced..." October 15

  • Report: LeBron told Silver to speak on China situation before players do

    The Score "In an Oct. 9 meeting that included all members of the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets in Shanghai, LeBron James informed NBA commissioner Adam Silver that it would be unfair for players to speak publicly about the NBA's ongoing dispute with China before..." October 14

  • Report: Celtics Pick Up Jayson Tatum's $9.9M 4th-Year Contract Option

    Bleacher Report "The Boston Celtics picked up Jayson Tatum's $9.9 million option for 2020-21, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium.  Tatum will now be eligible for restricted free agency in 2021 assuming he turns down a $12.9 million..." October 14

  • Tencent restores some NBA games after China controversy

    Larry Brown Sports "There may be a bit of a truce forming between the NBA and some aspects of the China controversy. Chinese technology company Tencent, the NBA’s exclusive digital partner in the country, quietly returned a pair of preseason games to streaming status. " October 14

  • 'It's the dirty little secret that everybody knows about'

    ESPN "IT'S THE AFTERNOON of Feb. 26, during a three-games-in-four-nights stretch, and Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside is on a roll. Tomorrow night, his Heat will host the Golden State Warriors, then fly to Houston to face the Rockets on Feb. 28. But now he's rattling off what time the..." October 14

  • Ranking The Best NBA Scorers By Tiers

    Fadeaway World "The NBA has some incredible scoring talents. This past season, we witnessed some phenomenal scoring feats by the game’s most exciting players from all positions. Thanks to new NBA rules and scoring-based paradigm shifts, teams are looking to put up as many points as possible on the board..." October 14

  • Report: Celtics had talks with Nets, Hornets to execute 3-team trade to keep Al Horford and acquire Kemba Walker

    Clutch Points "The Boston Celtics had talks with the Brooklyn Nets and Charlotte Hornets to execute a three-team trade which would have sent Kyrie Irving to Brooklyn, Terry Rozier to Charlotte and Kemba Walker to Boston, according to Steve Bulpett of..." October 12

  • How Paul Pierce is Being Sued Because Someone Else Sexually Harassed a Woman at Hookah Bar

    Black Sports Online "It’s been rough few months for Paul Pierce over the last couple of months with getting publically mocked for his analysis and getting the boot from his ESPN gig, and things are only going to get worse. Pierce and the manager of the hookah bar that Pierce owns, “Truth..." October 12

  • Jayson Tatum: Kobe Bryant ‘didn’t teach me bad habits’

    Boston "Prior to last season, Jayson Tatum had a chance to train with one of his basketball idols, Kobe Bryant. Tatum had just completed a dazzling rookie year, helping Boston to the brink of the NBA Finals, and he was in position to ascend to stardom. And it seemed that working with one of the..." October 12

  • Top 10 Best NBA Scoring Duos Of The 21th Century

    Fadeaway World "Basketball in the NBA has been characterized by high octane offense of late. The Golden State Warriors have been honored with starting the trend of fast, high scoring games with a high volume of three-pointers. With the NBA adapting the rulebook to welcome more of such games, it..." October 12

  • Brad Stevens Had Perfect Reaction To Fans Booing Him For Not Playing Tacko Fall

    NESN "Brad Stevens gets put in a tough spot every time a crowd erupts into “we want Tacko” chants. Such was the case Friday night in Orlando, when Magic fans began booing the Boston Celtics head coach for not putting Tacko Fall into the game until late in the fourth quarter. October 12

  • Star Trade Ideas Ahead of Season Start

    Bleacher Report "It's never too early to talk NBA trades, even if the 2019-20 season has yet to start. It's a time for unbridled optimism, but those feelings will quickly turn to desperation as teams begin to fall out of the playoff race. While some star players are likely to be..." October 11

  • Sports agents warn NBA players to avoid China talk as athletes, executives walk ‘fine line’

    CNBC "NBA players have been unusually quiet on China since the nation started severing ties with the league. That may stem from the private advice they are getting from sports agents to tread lightly — or avoid discussing it entirely — if they are asked about the uproar over Hong..." October 11

  • Jaylen Brown Hires Agent To Handle Extension Talks

    Boston " Forward Jaylen Brown told the Globe Thursday that he has hired agent Jason Glushon to take the lead on contract-extension negotiations with the Celtics. “It’s just what’s best for me,’’ Brown said. “I don’t really want to talk about it...." October 11

  • Brad Stevens backs Adam Silver in supporting free speech

    Mass Live "On Friday, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted “Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong" -- a show of support for protestors in Hong Kong fighting for democracy under the city’s “one country, two systems” deal. That tweet set off a..." October 11

  • Celtics’ Enes Kanter on his criticism of Turkey: ‘How can I stay silent?’

    Sporting News "Celtics star Enes Kanter isn't backing down from speaking out on issues important to him.  In a first-person opinion piece published Thursday by The Boston Globe, Kanter wrote a letter detailing recent incidents in the United States stemming from his being an..." October 11

  • Vincent Poirier shares funny story how he learned that Celtics are a ‘big, big, big team’

    Clutch Points "Boston Celtics center Vincent Poirier wasn’t aware of how big his team is until he played NBA 2k. Per Chris Forsberg of NBCS Boston, Poirier admitted that he wasn’t fully aware of how much of a legendary team the Celtics are. “When I first played NBA..." October 10

  • NBA salary cap experts prepping scenarios in which China controversy lowers 2020-21 cap by 10-15%

    Yahoo! Sports "At least five NBA teams are having their salary cap personnel plan for a scenario in which the cap for the 2020-21 season could drop between 10 and 15 percent due to the current situation between the NBA and China, league sources told Yahoo Sports. This is part of the..." October 10

  • Charles Barkley Rips 'Idiots' For Criticizing NBA Over China

    TMZ "Charles Barkley is going scorched earth on "idiots" who are criticizing the NBA's handling of the China situation ... calling people "jackasses" and hypocrites for blasting the league!! The ex-NBA superstar says he can't believe the way people are..." October 10

  • Eastern Conference GM expects Celtics’ Jaylen Brown to get an extension but not the max

    Clutch Points "The Boston Celtics are in line to work out an extension of Jaylen Brown’s rookie-scale contract, but while an Eastern Conference general manager expects the two parties to come to terms, he doesn’t think the fourth-year wing will merit the..." October 10

  • Dennis Rodman offers to be NBA's ambassador amid China controversy

    The Score "Dennis Rodman wants to help make peace between the NBA and China. As the fallout continues after Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's tweet in support of Hong Kong protesters, Rodman posted a video on his Twitter account Wednesday in which he offered to serve as..." October 10

  • Workers forced to re-sand floors for NBA game in China after sponsors pulled out

    Larry Brown Sports "The NBA decided to hold its ground and continue with its scheduled preseason game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets in Shanghai on Thursday, but some significant adjustments had to be made before the ball tipped off. Despite the Chinese government canceling all media..." October 10

  • Al Horford: 'It was just clear' last year's Celtics couldn't 'coexist'

    Boston Herald " Al Horford’s question came with a laugh and a smile as he walked down the sideline of the west court in the 76ers’ practice facility Wednesday afternoon. “What are you doing here?” he said. “We don’t play for two weeks.” After..." October 10

  • Jayson Tatum focusing on taking more efficient shots this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "Last season, Jayson Tatum was spending a growing amount of time in isolation sets and he was settling for long twos — 30.5 percent of his shots were from the midrange, and 16.9 were from 16 feet out to the arc. He shot 34.9 percent on those long twos, which means a lot of..." October 09

  • As impasse over pro-Hong Kong tweet simmers, what's at stake for the NBA in China?

    USA Today "In the late 1980s, when the NBA began making inroads into China, the league sent CCTV NBA games on videotape and told the state-run TV station it could air games at no cost. By 1992, the league had opened an office in Hong Kong, and by 2004, the NBA was playing preseason games in..." October 09

  • NBA players most likely to be traded this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "NBA teams had historically high roster churn this summer. With so many newcomers around the league, there are fewer than usual obvious in-season trade candidates entering the year. But a few still stand out: Nene (Rockets) The NBA nixed the Rockets’..." October 09

  • Chinese apparel brand ANTA halts contract negotiations with NBA

    SI "The Chinese shoe company Anta Sports said it will suspend contract renewal negotiations with the NBA, according to Reuters.  Anta's move is the latest in a series of backlashes to a tweet in support of Hong Kong protestors by Rockets general manager Daryl..." October 09

  • Pascal Siakam, Jaylen Brown, And Buddy Hield Could Choose To Become Free Agents In 2020

    Fadeaway World "The 2020 free-agent class has the chance to be the weakest we’ve seen in years. There just aren’t many big names on the market that summer. For that reason, one Eastern Conference executive says Pascal Siakam, Jaylen Brown and Buddy Hield have an..." October 09

  • Gordon Hayward’s Wife Embarrassed Him With Her Princess Jasmine Costume

    Sports Gossip "Gordon Hayward apparently gets embarrassed easily. His wife must know this because she took full advantage of it by dressing up as Princess Jasmine on a family trip to Disney World.  " October 09

  • Jayson Tatum on growing since entering NBA — ‘I tell everybody I’ve got the same genes as Giannis’

    Clutch Points "The popularity of Boston Celtics incoming third-year man Jayson Tatum continues to grow as he gains more experience in the league. As it turns out, it’s not only his fame that continues to rise, as Tatum has actually physically grown since he joined the league a couple..." October 08

  • Adam Silver shows NBA will only go so far in making nice with China

    USA Today "When NBA Commissioner Adam Silver went to the podium in Tokyo on Tuesday to answer questions about the international crisis his league has found itself in the middle of, he had already made an important choice.  Instead of continuing acquiescence to..." October 08

  • Will NBA games in China be cancelled? Nation pulls plug on airing games, celebrities boycott

    USA Today "China will not air two preseason NBA games scheduled in China this week on TV and the Internet after NBA commissioner Adam Silver’s latest comments in Tokyo showing unwavering support for free speech and the growing rift between the league and China. There is concern..." October 08

  • Adam Silver Going to Shanghai to Salvage Relationship with China

    TMZ "NBA commissioner Adam Silver is going to Shanghai to try and repair the league's relationship with China ... but says he won't bend when it comes to protecting freedom of expression. "The NBA will not put itself in a position of regulating what players,..." October 08

  • Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown front and center for Celtics

    NBC Sports "Two Celtics landed on our list of the top 50 players in 5 years: Jayson Tatum (No. 12) and Jaylen Brown (No. 27). They would have ranked even higher if we made the list a year earlier. Tatum was coming off an inspiring first season, finishing third in..." October 08

  • Celtics rookie Vincent Poirier adjusts to life in the US

    Boston Globe "Less than two weeks short of his 26th birthday, Vincent Poirier looks like a menacing man, a 7-footer with a bushy beard and arms littered with tattoos. If Boston nightclubs had a draft lottery for bouncers, Poirier would be their No. 1 pick. Despite having little exposure..." October 07

  • Does finally choosing an agent mean it's time for a long-term deal with Celtics for Jaylen Brown

    NBC Sports Boston "Change is in the air and with the hair when it comes to Jaylen Brown this season.  But a new, low-cut ‘do isn’t the only change Brown is focused on making this season.  Heading into his fourth season, Brown is exploring the possibility of hiring an..." October 06

  • Danny Ainge On Celtics: “Are We Good Enough?”

    NBC Sports Boston "One season after absurdly high expectations contributed to the derailment of his team’s season, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge wasn’t biting when asked to assess his team’s ability against the landscape of a new-look NBA. “I know you..." October 05