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Why Jaylen Brown could be Celtics' most important piece

Why Jaylen Brown could be Celtics' most important piece

It’s pretty clear at this point the Celtics have five essential players. Each offers something different, but there’s no need to highlight all of them right now. Especially since four of them get plenty of attention. Though the one always manages to fly under the radar. Jaylen Brown. Part of the reason is the way he began his Celtics career. Then Jayson Tatum’s start in Boston impacted the perception of Brown. Of course, there’s last year, too. But Brown has changed —…

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How Celtics vs. Heat looks with Marcus Smart sidelined

How Celtics vs. Heat looks with Marcus Smart sidelined

For the first time all season, Marcus Smart will not suit up for the Boston Celtics. He has officially been ruled out due to illness — not his abdominal contusion, which was why the Celtics ruled him doubtful on Tuesday. Luckily for the Celtics, this didn’t come at the worst time, even though they’re already without Gordon Hayward. That’s primarily due to the fact Boston is playing the Heat on Wednesday, who’s on the second end of a back-to-back. Not…

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Marcus Smart doubtful against Heat

Marcus Smart doubtful against Heat

Marcus Smart was unable to practice on Tuesday, though it wasn’t solely due to the injury he sustained against the Knicks on Sunday. He had an illness and was sent home after he went to the Auerbach Center to get his oblique checked out. Regarding the injury, specifically, Smart has not had any imaging done. He has also been ruled doubtful for Wednesday’s game against the Heat due to what the Celtics are calling an abdomen contusion. Brad Stevens also…

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Garnett explained why Kyrie Irving didn't work in Boston

Garnett explained why Kyrie Irving didn't work in Boston

There aren’t many players like Kevin Garnett anymore. He speaks his mind now, but — as Celtics fans well know — he did it back when he played, as well. It’s that intense mentality that made him a perfect fit for Boston. Garnett’s approach is also why he used to have his own show on TNT. The 2008 NBA champion is opinionated about the game. Even if he’s promoting something else — like on Tuesday, when he was in New…

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What Gordon Hayward is most concerned about with his hand

What Gordon Hayward is most concerned about with his hand

Gordon Hayward continues to progress with his rehab from surgery on the fourth metacarpal bone (ring finger) in his left hand. On Monday he took part in what he called “hybrid contact” drills at practice with Celtics coaches and team staff. “It’s definitely sore, and I think that’s something I got to work through,” he said. “You know, got to work through that to make my hand stronger. And over the next couple days, I can do that and get…

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Grizzlies Pick: Memphis' early trend looks good for Celtics

Grizzlies Pick: Memphis' early trend looks good for Celtics

(NOTE: In addition to their own first-round slot in the 2020 NBA Draft, the Celtics have Memphis and Milwaukee’s 2020 first-round picks. However, the Grizzlies’ pick is top-6 protected. The Bucks’ is top-7 protected. If either pick is not conveyed, it will be unprotected in 2021.) It’s safe to assume the Celtics will receive Milwaukee’s pick this year. No shot the Bucks wind up with a top-7 pick. Memphis is a different story. The Grizzlies lost to the Pacers 117-104…

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Tremont Waters November's G League Player of Month

Tremont Waters November's G League Player of Month

Tacko Fall may get all the hype in Maine, but Tremont Waters took the G League by storm in the first month of the season. So much so that he’s been named the G League Player of the Month for November. Waters is the first Red Claw to earn the honor since Jordan Mickey in December of 2015. first PTS-AST double-double for #2WayPlayer Tremont Waters — 17 PTS | 10 AST | 3 STL@LSUBasketball ↗️ @maineredclaws ↔️ @celtics pic.twitter.com/u8BallZn8W —…

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Celtics' 2020 NBA Finals odds improve after strong November

Celtics' 2020 NBA Finals odds improve after strong November

Heading into November, oddsmakers didn’t think the Celtics had much of a chance at winning the 2020 NBA Finals. BetOnline gave Boston 25/1 odds and Sports Book USA only gave the C’s 40/1 odds. NBA Championship winner updated LAC 5/2LAL 3/1Phi, Mil 6/1Hou 12/1Den, Uta 16/1Bos, Mia 40/1Por, Dal 50/1SA 60/1Tor, Bkn, Ind 100/1Min, Phx, Orl, Atl, Chi 250/1Sac, Det 300/1OKC, NO 500/1GS, NY, Cha, Wsh, Cle, Mem 2000/1 — Jeff Sherman (@golfodds) November 4, 2019 Both have given the…

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What to pull from sloppy Celtics win following Friday's loss

What to pull from sloppy Celtics win following Friday's loss

There are only a few teams in the league the Celtics could’ve beaten with the way they played on Sunday. Good thing for Boston they played one of those teams. The Knicks’ 4-16 record speaks for itself. The Celtics are going to have off nights, but beating New York by single digits shouldn’t happen. “I feel like we got outplayed (in) the first half. And last game we lost (to the Nets),” Jayson Tatum said on NBC Sports Boston’s Celtics…

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Marcus Smart exits game vs. Knicks after hit to abdomen

Marcus Smart exits game vs. Knicks after hit to abdomen

After he attempted to draw a charge on a third-quarter drive by Kevin Knox, Marcus Smart instantly clutched his left side once he hit the ground. He was then helped off the floor by two members of the Celtics. Hard to tell what happened to Smart. It looks like Knox just lowered the shoulder. Looks like a run of the mill offensive foul, but Smart stayed down pic.twitter.com/4TC9C1LUPY — John Karalis —- (@RedsArmy_John) December 1, 2019 Although it initially appeared to…

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