Evan Turner continues to back Celtics, Enes Kanter

Evan Turner continues to back Celtics, Enes Kanter

Evan Turner hasn’t been a member of the Celtics since 2015-16, yet he continues to be of value to the team. In an era where NBA players seem to favor an organization based on its star-power above all else, Turner continues to praise one team for every other reason imaginable. Boston. Now, it probably doesn’t hurt the Celtics revitalized his career and helped him get a sizeable payday from the Trail Blazers. Even still, he earned a decent contract from…

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NBA Rumors: Boston Celtics reportedly think teams tampered pursuing Al Horford

NBA Rumors: Boston Celtics reportedly think teams tampered pursuing Al Horford

At Kemba Walker and Enes Kanter’s introductory press conference, Danny Ainge said they were the Celtics’ “Plan A.” That makes sense for Walker, because Kyie Irving made it clear right from the start that he wanted out of Boston. But what about bringing in Enes Kanter and losing Al Horford? It was originally thought that Horford declining his $30.1 million option to become an unrestricted free agent was just a means to renegotiate a deal to stay in Boston. But…

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Celtics are reportedly signing Javonte Green to a partially guaranteed deal

Celtics are reportedly signing Javonte Green to a partially guaranteed deal

One of the few players not under contract who stood out for the Celtics at NBA Summer League in Las Vegas was Javonte Green. The 6-foot-4 guard played at Radford University from 2011 to 2015 before heading overseas. In 2018, he got his first chance in the Summer League, playing for the Suns’ team. In his five games with the Celtics this summer, Green averaged 1.8 steals and 10.8 points per game, while shooting 50 percent from the floor. Throughout…

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Kendrick Perkins' interview in The Ringer covers how he knew Kevin Durant would sign with Brooklyn Nets

Kendrick Perkins' interview in The Ringer covers how he knew Kevin Durant would sign with Brooklyn Nets

Upstart NBA talking head Kendrick Perkins was one of the first people who guaranteed Kevin Durant would sign with the Nets in free agency. Nine days before the process began, Perkins declared on ESPN’s “The Jump” Durant would wind up in Brooklyn.  While Durant never explicitly told his ex-teammate about his free agent plans, Perkins pieced together the clues. It was a masterclass in fact-finding that naive college students pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to learn in overpriced journalism…

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Jayson Tatum reportedly helped recruit Kemba Walker to Boston Celtics

Jayson Tatum reportedly helped recruit Kemba Walker to Boston Celtics

It turns out that one Celtics player helped make Kemba Walker’s decision to come to Boston a little easier. In late June, Jayson Tatum and Walker both spent time in Paris together, among other Jordan-branded athletes, at a company event before NBA free agency started. Then three days later, the Celtics emerged as a “stealth suitor” for Walker in free agency. Five days after that, Walker agreed to a four-year, $141 million maximum contract with Boston. Back in Paris, Tatum had posted…

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Danny Ainge sees Carsen Edwards, Grant Williams contributing to Boston Celtics in 2019-20

Danny Ainge sees Carsen Edwards, Grant Williams contributing to Boston Celtics in 2019-20

The Celtics had a successful Summer League run, finishing 4-1, with help from three out of the four players the team took in the 2019 NBA Draft. And Danny Ainge already believes they’ll all contribute next season. “I think that Grant Williams, I thought played very well this year in the Summer League,” he said. “I think that he can help us in some capacity, same with Carsen (Edwards), and Tremont (Waters) also. Tremont was good.” Although Romeo Langford couldn’t participate due to his hand…

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Somehow Kemba Walker and Enes Kanter were the Celtics’ ‘Plan A’

Somehow Kemba Walker and Enes Kanter were the Celtics’ ‘Plan A’

At Kemba Walker and Enes Kanter’s introductory press conference on Wednesday, the two new Celtics said a lot of the right things. Kanter trolled Kyrie Irving — which was hard to not laugh at — and Walker’s explanation about his approach as a leader — a topic that just won’t die — differed immensely from his predecessor’s. “I think it just depends on the situation,” Walker said. “You know, I’m not a rah-rah guy. If I have something to say…

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Enes Kanter explains why he took No. 11, Kemba Walker gets Antoine Walker's blessing

Enes Kanter explains why he took No. 11, Kemba Walker gets Antoine Walker's blessing

Enes Kanter officially signed his contract with Boston on Wednesday, which meant it was time to select his jersey number. The center decided to take No. 11, which previously belonged to former Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving. When asked about the decision at Wednesday’s introductory press conference with Kemba Walker, he was quick to mock the Nets’ new superstar. “It was my old jersey number, by the way, No. 11,” Kanter said while trying to keep a straight face, “and I want to be the reason…

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Danny Ainge had a ‘pretty good idea’ Kyrie Irving was leaving Boston well before free agency

Danny Ainge had a ‘pretty good idea’ Kyrie Irving was leaving Boston well before free agency

In the long wait before NBA free agency, it appeared Kyrie Irving was as good as gone. Multiple reports indicated he was heading to Brooklyn, and others stated he was going to suit up for anyone but Boston in 2019-20. However, in the build-up to the free-agent season, Danny Ainge never expressed the Celtics were out of the running for Irving, or that the organization wanted to move on. “Kyrie has always been respectful with me,” Ainge said in late…

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Having a strong relationship with Brad Stevens is a top priority for Kemba Walker

Having a strong relationship with Brad Stevens is a top priority for Kemba Walker

The Celtics’ winning tradition and list of legendary players are typical reasons mentioned by NBA players once they’ve joined Boston and are asked what went into their decision. Those certainly seem like reason enough to join the team. But there was more to Kemba Walker’s process. The chance at what he views as a homecoming, having played at UConn for three years and growing up in New York, was appealing. He also likes the prospect of playing for Celtics head…

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