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Kemba Walker not interested in comparisons to Kyrie Irving

Kemba Walker not interested in comparisons to Kyrie Irving

At the end of his media availability on Thursday, Kemba Walker was asked about the transition of joining a new team, something he’s hit on in some capacity once or twice before. But he’s at a different stage in the process with the season right around the corner. There have been some challenges because it’s a new experience. Up until now, Walker had only played for one NBA franchise. He has to learn a new system and teammates, but outside…

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5 Out: Which Celtics rookie will have the greatest impact

5 Out: Which Celtics rookie will have the greatest impact

The Celtics rookies have garnered attention since the day they were drafted, simply because Boston took four players in the 2019 NBA Draft. There’s also the addition of Max Strus and, of course, Tacko Fall. With the exception of Romeo Langford, the draft picks and the two undrafted signees have had multiple opportunities to carve out a spot for themselves this year. In this week’s episode of 5 Out, we discussed which rookie will be most impactful: Tremont Waters He had a…

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Jaylen Brown reportedly won't take Celtics' extension offer

Jaylen Brown reportedly won't take Celtics' extension offer

The Celtics made the right decision, but it looks like Jaylen Brown is going to bet on himself. Boston has offered Brown a contract extension, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports — after there’d been speculation the C’s wouldn’t offer such a deal. The offer is good for four years to the tune of $80 million. If Brown were to take the offer, his average annual value ($20 million) would surpass Nets guard Caris LeVert ($17.5 million) but put…

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Carsen Edwards took control of Celtics’ final preseason game

Carsen Edwards took control of Celtics’ final preseason game

With most of the Celtics veterans back in Boston, the rookies were sent to Cleveland to close out the preseason. Tremont Waters was the steady hand for the Celtics in the game, but Carsen Edwards stole the show in the 118-95 win. After going 1-for-4 from deep in the first half, Edwards made six-consecutive threes in the third quarter. Oddly enough, the first attempt he missed was the cleanest look he had in the quarter. By the time Brad Stevens pulled…

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What to expect from Gordon Hayward in 2019-20

What to expect from Gordon Hayward in 2019-20

Over the summer, Gordon Hayward practiced without any restrictions. A week before the start of Celtics Training Camp, he expressed “I’m ready to be the player I came here to be.” But what exactly does that mean? In the season before he signed with Boston, Hayward was a Western Conference All-Star and averaged 21.9 points per game over 73 games. And his 2016-17 average wasn’t an outlier. Since he was drafted ninth overall in the 2010 NBA Draft, from one…

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Kemba Walker stresses importance of Celtics getting along

Kemba Walker stresses importance of Celtics getting along

It’s not exactly a secret, team chemistry was among the Celtics’ biggest issues in 2018-19. Although returning players have explained how the team got along off the court, it seemed there were always issues on the floor. But the returners have tried to move on. A “fresh start” as several of them have said. Having a bunch of new players on the roster can help with a new beginning. For example, the rookies have made an impact because they’re tight-knit….

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Celtics have exercised Jayson Tatum’s fourth-year option

Celtics have exercised Jayson Tatum’s fourth-year option

Jayson Tatum is at least guaranteed to be a member of the Boston Celtics through 2020-21. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Celtics have exercised Tatum’s team option for next season. Tatum will make $9.9 million in 2020-21. This year, he is making $7.8 million. Following the 2020-21 season, Tatum is eligible to become a restricted free agent. Full article @ Celtics have exercised Jayson Tatum’s fourth-year option Source: GreenStreet Blog

Theis using principles he learned from Horford, Baynes

Theis using principles he learned from Horford, Baynes

Boston’s 2019-20 frontcourt looks much different than last seasons with Al Horford and Aron Baynes both gone. There have been concerns with the team’s defense in the post as a result, with Baynes previously serving as an anchor in the paint and Horford being a versatile 1-on-1 defender who also disrupted the passing lanes. Although Robert Williams had his moments in 2018-19, he’s didn’t play a big role last year. Therefore, Daniel Theis is really the only big man returning…

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Enes Kanter glad Tacko Fall is sticking with Boston

Enes Kanter glad Tacko Fall is sticking with Boston

They won’t be able to see each other in person every day, but Enes Kanter can at least rest easy knowing his friend, Tacko Fall, will remain part of the Celtics organization, with the team making the conversion of his Exhibit 10 deal into a two-way contract official on Sunday. Like Tremont Waters, Fall will be with the Maine Red Claws, Boston’s G League affiliate, for most of 2019-20. Though, he’ll be able to spend up to 45 days with Boston…

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Celtics bench takes shape in preseason win over Cavs

Celtics bench takes shape in preseason win over Cavs

The Celtics starters barely broke a sweat against the Cavaliers in Sunday’s 118-72 win. Kemba Walker (12 points), Jaylen Brown (10) and Daniel Theis (10) were three of the five Celtics to finish in double figures. All three of Walker’s field goals came from beyond the arc. He also scored three from the line. Jayson Tatum had a quiet night offensively, only scoring four on 2 of 9 shooting. But he still had an impact, finishing with a team-high nine…

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