Browsed by
Author: BostonRumors

Enes Kanter may take an 'American name' when he becomes a US

Enes Kanter may take an 'American name' when he becomes a US

In two years, Enes Kanter intends to become a United States citizen. When he does, the new Celtics center is thinking about “adding (an) ‘American name,’” as he told TMZ Sports. Kanter hasn’t decided which direction he wants to go in yet, so he’s taking suggestions on Twitter. (What could go wrong?) Any Suggestions? — https://t.co/kYlRapFCFE — Enes Kanter (@EnesKanter) August 23, 2019 Really hoping he goes with some name that’s borderline-extinct, like Elmer or Orville. Full article…

Read More Read More

All four Celtics make Team USA’s final roster

All four Celtics make Team USA’s final roster

Following Team USA’s first-ever loss to the Australian national team, USA Basketball has announced its official roster for the 2019 FIBA World Cup. In the end, Kyle Kuzma was the odd man out, not San Antonio’s Derrick White. Though, it wasn’t a performance-based decision. The Lakers forward didn’t make the final cut due to an ankle injury. This means Team Shamrock — Marcus Smart, Kemba Walker, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum — will all represent the U.S. in the upcoming…

Read More Read More

5 Out: Should Celtics name Marcus Smart captain?

5 Out: Should Celtics name Marcus Smart captain?

When Marcus Smart didn’t play one minute against the Australian Boomers for Team USA on Thursday, it looked like he might be the odd man out. Although Smart is the best defender on the team, he’s coming off an injury and Gregg Popovich appears to have his rotations set. So why not keep Derrick White (who also plays for Popovich on the Spurs)? Give the young kid the chance to learn and be around other talented players, rather than waste…

Read More Read More

Tacko Fall starting to feel at home in Boston

Tacko Fall starting to feel at home in Boston

It may take more than a few hours to fly from Boston to Senegal, but Tacko Fall is getting the same “at home” feeling he has when he goes back to Africa as he tours around New England. The undrafted Celtics rookie recently took a trip to New Hampshire to visit Canobie Lake Park and stopped in Franklin, Massachusetts on Thursday to help the Celtics and Arbella host another Home Court Makeover. At the start of Thursday’s event, Fall explained…

Read More Read More

Kevin Garnett's 'Area 21' has reportedly been canceled

Kevin Garnett's 'Area 21' has reportedly been canceled

Almost exactly one month ago, TNT made an adjustment to its NBA coverage, making “Players Only” broadcasts a thing of the past. It was the right move for everyone. But it looks like TNT isn’t stopping there. According to The Big Lead, the station’s “Inside the NBA” will no longer feature Kevin Garnett’s “Area 21.” The report also indicates things did not end poorly with Garnett and TNT, so they could work together again. Full article @ Kevin Garnett’s ‘Area 21’ has…

Read More Read More

Marcus Smart only Team USA member who DNP vs. Australia

Marcus Smart only Team USA member who DNP vs. Australia

Derrick White didn’t exactly play much for Team USA in Thursday’s game against Australia, and the game was essentially over when he entered in the fourth quarter. But the Spurs guard still played. The same cannot be said for Marcus Smart, who was the only member of Team USA who didn’t get in the game. Now, Smart is behind everyone else in the process, having missed some time due to calf tightness. That could be the reason he didn’t play….

Read More Read More

Jayson Tatum, Kemba Walker fueled by those doubting Team USA

Jayson Tatum, Kemba Walker fueled by those doubting Team USA

In recent international competitions, Team USA has carried multiple NBA All-Stars and All-NBA players on its roster. This has made it impossible to imagine Team USA losing a single game — they actually only lost one under Mike Krzyzewski (75-1). But the group representing the US in the 2019 FIBA World Cup is built a little differently. There’s only one 2019 All-NBA selection on the roster, Kemba Walker. And he was a third-teamer. No Steph Curry (First Team), LeBron James…

Read More Read More

Boston sports coaches discuss difference approaches to media

Boston sports coaches discuss difference approaches to media

Every professional coach has a different way of approaching the media, which is on display in Boston with all four coaches not all having the same style — some more different than others. As part of the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon, Bill Belichick, Brad Stevens, Alex Cora and Bruce Cassidy all joined Ordway, Merloni & Fauria for a one of a kind segment and were asked how they approach the media. Here’s what they had to say. Bruce Cassidy:…

Read More Read More

Wyc Grousbeck on OMF: ‘I will never forget last year’

Wyc Grousbeck on OMF: ‘I will never forget last year’

The players from last year’s Celtics roster that are still with Boston continue to receive questions about their disappointing 2018-19. Whether it’s the season-long drama, both Kyrie Irving and Al Horford leaving or Kemba Walker coming to town, comparing the 2019-20 team to the 2018-19 team seems to have the making of a reoccurring theme. Now, the comparison may cease to be a talking point if the Celtics manage to put together a big year in 2019-20. But, one good…

Read More Read More

Gordon Hayward practicing without restrictions

Gordon Hayward practicing without restrictions

Gordon Hayward’s return in 2018-19 wasn’t exactly what everyone expected. Since he was cleared to play, the thought was: Hayward will be back to his old self. But, as was the case with Paul George when he came back from the injury he suffered in the summer of 2014, Hayward wasn’t the same. He showed glimpses and improved over the course of the season, though he never quite got to the ideal level of play on a consistent basis. Almost…

Read More Read More