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Celtics converting Tacko Fall's contract into two-way deal

Celtics converting Tacko Fall's contract into two-way deal

The Celtics opened up one of their two-way spots prior to Sunday’s game against the Cavaliers by turning Max Strus’ deal into an NBA contract. And it looks like the C’s don’t need to weigh out their options. They already know who’s going to fill out the team’s second two-way slot. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Celtics are converting Tacko Fall’s Exhibit 10 deal into a two-way contract. Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe confirmed Wojnarowski’s report. …

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Celtics may be on verge of two-way contract with Tacko Fall

Celtics may be on verge of two-way contract with Tacko Fall

The Celtics may be able to keep Tacko Fall around, while still giving him reps in the G League. Boston is signing Max Strus to a two-year NBA deal, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. The Boston Celtics are signing two-way guard Max Strus to a two-year NBA deal, with a partial guarantee this season of nearly half of rookie minimum, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 13, 2019 Strus previously had a two-way deal…

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Al Horford stopped Celtics' move to keep him in Boston

Al Horford stopped Celtics' move to keep him in Boston

The departure of Al Horford has been a bigger concern for the 2019-20 Celtics than Kyrie Irving’s move to Brooklyn. Boston doesn’t have a post player who’s as versatile defensively as Horford. Not to mention, he did several things well on the offensive end. A recent report indicated the Celtics dropped the ball with Horford this summer. He expressed things “would have been totally different” if he’d known Kemba Walker was coming to Boston. Well, based on the latest report…

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Jayson Tatum: 'Kobe didn't teach me any bad habits'

Jayson Tatum: 'Kobe didn't teach me any bad habits'

A lot has been made of Jayson Tatum’s comments from Celtics Media Day about his shot selection. He said he was going to take more threes and drive to the rim at a greater frequency. Naturally, that would mean he’s going to take fewer mid-range jumpers. Tatum told WEEI.com he isn’t abandoning the mid-range game, though he expressed he settled for shots in that area too often last season. He was, again, asked about his emphasis on taking more threes…

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Celtics cruise past Magic in second preseason game

Celtics cruise past Magic in second preseason game

If not for Terrence Ross, this game would’ve been a lot uglier. The Magic also didn’t have Nikola Vucevic, who would normally make a big difference. But the way the Celtics looked in Friday’s 100-75 win, his presence might’ve had a limited impact on the outcome. Romeo Langford finally made his debut, scoring almost as soon as he entered the game. He took all three of his shots inside the paint. Langford looked OK on defense. Aaron Gordon backed him…

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What to look for in Romeo Langford’s Celtics debut

What to look for in Romeo Langford’s Celtics debut

All the Celtics rookies have had a chance to prove themselves in some form or fashion so far. Whether it was the NBA Summer League or Sunday’s preseason game against the Hornets, Carsen Edwards, Grant Williams, Tremont Waters, Max Strus and, of course, Tacko Fall have shown what they can do. That is, everyone except Romeo Langford, who the Celtics took with their first pick (No. 14 overall) in this year’s NBA Draft. Langford missed summer league to recover from…

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Brad Stevens didn't say much about the NBA-China issues

Brad Stevens didn't say much about the NBA-China issues

Ever since Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted in support of the pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong, the NBA and Chinese government have been at odds. NBA commissioner Adam Silver has released two statements on the matter — the Chinese government wasn’t satisfied with the first one. And now, the New York Times is reporting the Chinese government “appears to be reassessing its campaign against the NBA and dialing down the clamor.” There have been few opportunities for players…

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Jaylen Brown reportedly working with Al Horford’s agent

Jaylen Brown reportedly working with Al Horford’s agent

Kyle Lowry was the latest of the 2020 NBA free agency class to get an extension, tacking on one more year to stay with the Raptors, to the tune of $31 million. As more moves are made well ahead of next summer, there’s still no sign of the Celtics working out an extension with Jaylen Brown. Which could mean he has to navigate through the process of being a restricted free agent. He will not have to do so alone,…

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Al Horford’s comments magnify Celtics’ offseason misstep

Al Horford’s comments magnify Celtics’ offseason misstep

Although it was made clear he wanted to make some significant money while he still could, there was still a chance Al Horford could’ve been a Celtic had he been informed about one detail. And it’s got nothing to do with the idea of Kyrie Irving coming back to Boston. He expressed to Steve Bullpett of the Boston Herald a lot would’ve needed to change for the Celtics if Irving did return. “I’m not sure that has anything to do…

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Vincent Poirier made most of limited time in Celtics debut

Vincent Poirier made most of limited time in Celtics debut

Interior defense was not one of the Celtics’ areas of strength in Sunday’s preseason game against the Hornets. Charlotte had far too many easy looks in the paint when Boston’s starters and top reserves were in the game. Part of the problem was their pick-and-roll defense, which Brad Stevens described as “poor” after Tuesday’s practice. But Stevens was satisfied with the way one player performed in that department. Vincent Poirier — who only played a little over five minutes. “Vincent…

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