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Boston Celtics free agency: 5 players the team could target

Boston Celtics free agency: 5 players the team could target

With free agency less than a week away, it’s no secret that the Celtics have some holes to fill, given the anticipated departure of Kyrie Irving, Al Horford, Terry Rozier, and after trading away Aron Baynes. In terms of cap space, the Celtics will have about $25.8 million without Irving and Horford. The team has the potential to increase that number to about $34 million, by renouncing the rights to all its free agents, including Rozier. In the 2019 NBA…

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Marcus Smart hadn't heard of the NBA Hustle Award until he won it

Marcus Smart hadn't heard of the NBA Hustle Award until he won it

Since 2016, the NBA has found a way to award one player throughout the league for his extra effort on the floor with the appropriately named NBA Hustle Award. Somehow, Monday marked the first time the honor has been bestowed upon Celtics guard Marcus Smart. For a player who’s about winning above all else, being overlooked for the award isn’t going to bother Smart — much like he’s not getting hung up on finally making the NBA All-Defensive First Team….

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Bradley Beal to Celtics just became a lot less likely

Bradley Beal to Celtics just became a lot less likely

The Celtics may have to be a little more forward and less stealthy with their approach to Kemba Walker following the latest development out of Washington. Wizards guard Bradley Beal had been rumored as a possible target for the Celtics. With Washington missing the postseason last year and Beal heading into the second-to-last year of his contract in 2019-20, he seemed like a player potentially on the move. But after receiving the NBA Cares Community Assist Award at the 2019 NBA Awards…

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Marcus Smart praises Boston while addressing potential departure of Celtics teammates

Marcus Smart praises Boston while addressing potential departure of Celtics teammates

Kyrie Irving and Al Horford may be on their way out of Boston, but Marcus Smart won’t hold that against them. Even with rumors circulating about Irving’s displeasure last season, Smart has been in communication with the star guard to check in on his well-being. None of the things they’ve discussed have pertained to basketball. Though that’s not to say the recent developments haven’t caught Smart off-guard. Change was expected. After last season’s disappointment, how could it not be? But…

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Celtics free agency: Kemba Walker a possible target

Celtics free agency: Kemba Walker a possible target

With Kyrie Irving on the way out and Terry Rozier looking likely to join him, the Celtics need some help in the backcourt, and may be a potential suitor for Charlotte Hornets star Kemba Walker, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times. The Celtics, I’m told, are emerging as a stealth suitor for Charlotte Hornets free agent Kemba Walker — Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 25, 2019 Walker is entering unrestricted free agency for the first time this summer, coming…

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Kyrie Irving rumors: Nets remain guards 'preferred choice' in free agency

Kyrie Irving rumors: Nets remain guards 'preferred choice' in free agency

There are five days until NBA free agency begins, but it appears there’s a heavy favorite for where Kyrie Irving will end up. According to ESPN’s Zach Lowe, the Nets remain Irving’s “preferred choice.” The report also adds the Nets have “telegraphed their intention” of signing both Irving and Kevin Durant, despite suffering an Achilles injury in the NBA Finals. Irving reportedly has even met with Durant in recent weeks to help recruit him to Brooklyn. Nothing is finalized, but…

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Another Eastern Conference team is reportedly interested in Al Horford

Another Eastern Conference team is reportedly interested in Al Horford

It’s still unclear who the mystery team is that’s reportedly pulling Al Horford away from the Celtics. The Mavericks were thought to be the favorite at one point. But when the report of a four-year, $112 million deal surfaced, Dallas made it clear they wouldn’t be the one to make that type of an offer to Horford. Maybe it’ll be Philadelphia. Because according to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Sixers have “some level of interest,” in Horford, along…

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There may be more to Carsen Edwards than his offensive game

There may be more to Carsen Edwards than his offensive game

Carsen Edwards is a scorer. That’s what he’s known for and how he helped Purdue make its Sweet 16 run in this year’s NCAA Tournament. It’s why his new Celtics teammate and fellow Big Ten alum Romeo Langford said in his impromptu scouting report of Edwards, “just don’t let him touch the ball.” Grant Williams expressed a similar sentiment about the point guard. However, he also offered another point about another part of Edwards’ game. “He can switch to a…

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Danny Ainge: 'Good people makes coming to work more fun'

Danny Ainge: 'Good people makes coming to work more fun'

“Character” was somewhat of a theme at the introductory press conference for the four Celtics selection from the 2019 NBA Draft. Danny Ainge spoke on it regarding the foursome as a whole, and it became more apparent when each individual talked. Grant Williams stole the show by admitting he’s a nerd and a goofball — he had some help from Tremont Waters, who told the story of Williams wanting to play video games with his new teammates when they landed in…

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Boston Celtics draft pick Tremont Waters recalls first time seeing Carsen Edwards play

Boston Celtics draft pick Tremont Waters recalls first time seeing Carsen Edwards play

Thursday, Tremont Waters and Carsen Edwards became teammates in Boston. A year ago, Waters had no idea who Edwards was.  Though the moment he saw Edwards play was one he would never forget. At the draft picks’ introductory press conference Monday, Waters recalled ordering chicken wings and french fries at a Chinese restaurant when he saw Edwards on TV. Although Grant Williams and the other players didn’t hesitate to laugh at Waters for his untraditional order, his story would prove to…

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