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What if Danny Ainge had kept No. 1 pick in Jayson Tatum draft?

What if Danny Ainge had kept No. 1 pick in Jayson Tatum draft?

By Evan Marinofsky Danny Ainge is the best executive in today’s NBA. At this point, there’s almost no disputing it. It feels as though every trade he’s made in recent memory has gone right. Trading peanuts for Isaiah Thomas hit the nail on the head. Trading nonsense to land franchise cornerstone Kevin Garnett was a home run. Trading washed up Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to the Brooklyn Nets to rob them of any future was genius. Ainge is as…

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Gordon Hayward, Jaylen Brown provide reasons for optimism in Boston Celtics win over Chicago Bulls

Gordon Hayward, Jaylen Brown provide reasons for optimism in Boston Celtics win over Chicago Bulls

Two struggling members of Brad Stevens’ starting five found reasons for optimism on Wednesday night. Gordon Hayward started miserably for more than two quarters before delivering some of his best basketball of the season with the second unit. Meanwhile, guard Jaylen Brown looked confident and assertive after admitting to pressing during a bad start. And them together, and the Celtics waltzed to a 111-82 victory. The struggles continued for Hayward and lasted well into the second half. But then they…

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Glen Big Baby Davis thinks Kevin Durant is going to to leave the Golden State Warriors to sign with Boston Celtics this summer

Glen Big Baby Davis thinks Kevin Durant is going to to leave the Golden State Warriors to sign with Boston Celtics this summer

Some stories are too stupid to ignore, dear readers. This is one of them. Glen “Big Baby” Davis, one half of Shrek and Donkey during the 2010 NBA Finals, is convinced that Kevin Durant intends to sign with the Celtics this summer. Our source for this knowledge? The comments section of a tweet. Thanks to WBZ’s Adam Kaufman for pointing this out and NBC Sports Boston’s Darren Hartwell for transcribing it so I didn’t have to, but it turns out…

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Caris LeVert injury: Celtics forward Gordon Hayward expresses support for Nets guard after gruesome ankle injury

Caris LeVert injury: Celtics forward Gordon Hayward expresses support for Nets guard after gruesome ankle injury

On impact, the injury looked every bit as bad as one Celtics fans won’t soon forget. But the good news for Nets guard Caris LeVert is that he won’t require surgery and might actually return this season. Either way, Gordon Hayward will be there for him if he needs it. A year after Hayward’s Celtics debut ended just five minutes into the season with a gruesome broken ankle, LeVert appeared to suffer the same injury on Monday against Minnesota, leaving…

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Markelle Fultz's embarrassing pump fake free throw serves as reminder of Danny Ainge's brilliance

Markelle Fultz's embarrassing pump fake free throw serves as reminder of Danny Ainge's brilliance

It’s been a rough start to the season for the Celtics. They dropped four of five games on the West Coast and look rudderless through the early portion of their schedule. The situation is so dire, NBA champion and Olympic gold medalist Kyrie Irving is calling for the team to acquire a “14-year veteran” in order to fill an apparent leadership vacuum. But it could be much worse. The Celtics could’ve kept the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft…

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Celtics draft picks not playing out as hoped, with Kings and Grizzlies exceeding expectations

Celtics draft picks not playing out as hoped, with Kings and Grizzlies exceeding expectations

There’s a disaster scenario unfolding for the Celtics, and it has nothing to do with their 1-4 West Coast road trip or slide towards .500. It’s their future draft picks. Remember those fever dreams about replenishing a loaded roster with top-three picks from Sacramento this year and Memphis in 2021? Well the Kings and Grizzlies are most definitely not playing along. In fact, of the four potential first-round picks the Celtics possess in this June’s draft, the highest at the…

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Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens must bench forward Gordon Hayward to kickstart struggling NBA team

Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens must bench forward Gordon Hayward to kickstart struggling NBA team

It’s time for Brad Stevens to start making changes. After a mediocre start to the season punctuated by a 1-4 road trip that ended with a loss in Portland on Sunday, the Celtics (7-6) are on the verge of becoming a .500 team. Their formula — fall behind by double digits and then crawl back – is not sustainable. Stevens needs to adjust his starting lineup to prevent massive first-half deficits while also strengthening his bench. Here’s where he should…

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Celtics need more than just Kyrie Irving, Jayson Tatum

Celtics need more than just Kyrie Irving, Jayson Tatum

For the first time this season, Kyrie Irving and Jayson Tatum each delivered exceptional offensive performances for the Celtics. Prior to Sunday night, both players had a few impressive games under their belts heading into the contest against the Trailblazers but had been unable to put it together on the same night. When Tatum scored 23 points against the Sixers in the season opener, Irving went 2-of-14 and when Irving dropped a season-high 39 points against the Nuggets, Tatum finished…

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What Jimmy Butler trade means to Celtics

What Jimmy Butler trade means to Celtics

The Sixers just got significantly better and put the Eastern Conference on notice Saturday by landing four-time All-Star Jimmy Butler. The Athletic’s Shams Charania broke the story surrounding Butler, who was traded from the Timberwolves along with Justin Patton to the Sixers in exchange for Dario Saric, Robert Covington, Jerryd Bayless and a 2022 second-round pick. The deal has been finalized by both sides and will have a trade call with the NBA on Monday, according to Charania.  Minnesota had been…

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Latest Celtics loss reminder that there is Kyrie Irving then everyone else

Latest Celtics loss reminder that there is Kyrie Irving then everyone else

Anointing Jayson Tatum as the Celtics’ secondary closer was premature.  After the second-year forward followed up a 23-point game on opening night against the Sixers, with an impressive fourth-quarter performance that put the Knicks away for good a few days later, Tatum was all of a sudden considered Kyrie Irving’s sidekick. He was another solidified closer the Celtics could turn to down the stretch when they needed someone to close out an opponent.  But after a shaky start to the…

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