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Kyrie Irving free agency rumors: Irving has reportedly met with Kevin Durant twice to recruit him to Brooklyn Nets

Kyrie Irving free agency rumors: Irving has reportedly met with Kevin Durant twice to recruit him to Brooklyn Nets

Kyrie Irving is apparently showing more effort in his single-person pursuit of Kevin Durant this summer than he displayed on the defensive side of the floor all season long. The two superstars have met twice in recent weeks, according to Bleacher Report’s Ric Bucher. League sources say they got together shortly after Durant had injured his calf in the playoffs, and then met again in New York following Durant’s surgery to repair his ruptured Achilles tendon. While Durant will spend…

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Boston Celtics draft pick Grant Williams a self-proclaimed nerd and goofball

Boston Celtics draft pick Grant Williams a self-proclaimed nerd and goofball

As soon as they got to Boston, Celtics draft picks Romeo Langford, Carsen Edwards, and Tremont Waters quickly discovered Grant Williams the player is much different from Grant Williams the person. “I’m pretty sure we all got in about the same time and I got a text from Grant asking if he should set up his PlayStation or Nintendo Switch,” Waters said at the draft picks’ introductory press conference. The video games didn’t happen. They didn’t play any board games…

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Romeo Langford played through thumb injury for teammates at Indiana

Romeo Langford played through thumb injury for teammates at Indiana

When Zion Williamson hurt his knee (and blew up his shoe) back in February, every talking head said he should stop playing for Duke. “Zion should take the rest of the year off so he doesn’t hurt his draft stock,” or something of the like. Well, Williamson came back and still went No. 1 overall. Like Williamson, Langford had his own injury. However, the Celtics’ first-round draft pick suffered his injury (torn ligament in his right thumb) in the first…

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Celtics rumors: Team didn't aggressively pursue Kawhi Leonard out of fear he'd go to Los Angeles this offseason

Celtics rumors: Team didn't aggressively pursue Kawhi Leonard out of fear he'd go to Los Angeles this offseason

The Celtics could have been in the mix for acquiring Kawhi Leonard last offseason, but ultimately they weren’t big factors with him being dealt from the Spurs to the Raptors. Now, it’s being shown why. According to Yahoo! Sports’ Chris Haynes, Leonard will opt out of his deal with Toronto and become a free agent, but the Raptors are still the favorites to re-sign him. With that being said, other teams still have the chance to blow the Finals MVP away…

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Celtics rumors: Center Steven Adams on radar to replace Al Horford

Celtics rumors: Center Steven Adams on radar to replace Al Horford

The Celtics will need to replace Al Horford this offseason and it appears Thunder center Steven Adams is on their list. According to NBC Sports Boston’s A. Sherrod Blakely, Adams is on the Celtics’ radar, but it’s unclear where he falls in their order of priority and what they are willing to give up to acquire him. Adams is signed through the 2020-21 season and he has a base salary of just under $26 million this year and just under $28 million…

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Celtics to hire former Red Claws staffer as assistant coach

Celtics to hire former Red Claws staffer as assistant coach

Joe Mazzulla spent a year as an assistant on the Maine Red Claws coaching staff in the G League before heading off to Fairmont State University in West Virginia to be a head coach. In his two years at the helm, Fairmont State went 43-17. Apparently, that was enough for the Celtics, because they’re bringing the former West Virginia guard back to the organization, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Though, the C’s aren’t sending the Johnston, Rhode Island native to…

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Celtics draft pick Grant Williams has Kendrick Perkins’ stamp of approval

Celtics draft pick Grant Williams has Kendrick Perkins’ stamp of approval

Even though he never made a return to Boston’s roster after Danny Ainge dealt him away, being a Celtic means something to Kendrick Perkins. It’s the reason he’s “lost all respect” for Kyrie Irving. Lost all respect for Dude this year! —-‍♂️ https://t.co/OLDj3zAWkZ — Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) June 5, 2019 “In this series I think the way Kyrie went about it was disrespectful to the city of Boston, disrespectful to the organization and he didn’t represent what Celtic Pride is…

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Jackie MacMullan: Kyrie Irving 'didn't like living in Boston'

Jackie MacMullan: Kyrie Irving 'didn't like living in Boston'

Now that Aron Baynes is gone and both Al Horford and Kyrie Irving are expected to leave town once NBA free agency kicks off on June 30, questions about where things went wrong for the Celtics have started to pop up again. Baynes being traded is fairly cut and dry. Horford’s situation at least seems a little clearer than Irving’s — reports indicate Horford is getting a lot of money. Plus, with Boston, understandably, not viewed in the same light…

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Al Horford rumored to have a contract worth $112 million awaiting him

Al Horford rumored to have a contract worth $112 million awaiting him

In addition to Kyrie Irving, it appears the Celtics will lose Al Horford after the big man’s contract negotiations with the Celtics ended, following his decision to opt-out of the final year of his contract — the latter of which was anticipated. The rumor was Horford is expecting fairly significant payday, while it seemed the Celtics wanted to restructure his deal in a way that helped the organization work to fill the gap Irving would leave. Marc Stein of the…

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Celtics rumors: Tacko Fall reportedly will sign Exhibit 10 contract with organization

Celtics rumors: Tacko Fall reportedly will sign Exhibit 10 contract with organization

The Celtics were said to be looking for size this offseason, and they have just added the tallest player they possibly could. According to ESPN’s Jonathan Givony, the Celtics will sign Tacko Fall to an Exhibit 10 contract. An Exhibit 10 contract means the player will receive a bonus up to $50,000 if he signs a contract with the team’s G League affiliate upon being waived from the parent club. Fall, who stands 7-foot-7, averaged 11.1 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.6…

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