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Kemba Walker continues to receive leadership questions, much like Kyrie Irving did

Kemba Walker continues to receive leadership questions, much like Kyrie Irving did

Talk of leadership has become one of the more annoying points of debate in sports. I don’t know why, but some seem to think great players have to be leaders, too. Furthermore, leaders have to be vocal, they can’t just lead by example. It’s a ridiculous, tangled web and, for some reason, tends to be a conversation associated with the NBA more than any of the other major professional leagues. Maybe part of the problem is guys like Kyrie Irving…

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Report: Chris Sale expected to avoid Tommy John surgery

Report: Chris Sale expected to avoid Tommy John surgery

Dr. James Andrews has given the Red Sox some hope when it comes to Chris Sale’s elbow. According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, Andrews confirmed the inflammation in Sale’s elbow on Monday, but Sale is expected to avoid Tommy John surgery. The Red Sox placed Sale on the 10-day Injured List on Saturday, retroactive to Wednesday, August 14, the day Sale first felt stiffness in his elbow. Full article @ Report: Chris Sale expected to avoid Tommy John surgery …

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Jayson Tatum learning about sacrificing on the court with Team USA

Jayson Tatum learning about sacrificing on the court with Team USA

For all the problems the 2018-19 Celtics appeared to have, none of it would’ve mattered if the product on the floor was unaffected. But it all seemed to manifest into “too many mouths to feed” — something Danny Ainge recently spoke about in his appearance on NBC Sports Boston’s “The Michael Holley Podcast.” “Brad (Stevens) and I talked, like, how about if we just rest a guy every night? Just so there’s not so many people that want,” Ainge said….

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Jayson Tatum learning about sacrifice on the court with USA

Jayson Tatum learning about sacrifice on the court with USA

For all the problems the 2018-19 Celtics appeared to have, none of it would’ve mattered if the product on the floor was unaffected. But it all seemed to manifest into “too many mouths to feed” — something Danny Ainge recently spoke about in his appearance on NBC Sports Boston’s “The Michael Holley Podcast.” “Brad (Stevens) and I talked, like, how about if we just rest a guy every night? Just so there’s not so many people that want,” Ainge said….

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NBA Rookie Survey: Carsen Edwards, Grant Williams among biggest steals of 2019 Draft

NBA Rookie Survey: Carsen Edwards, Grant Williams among biggest steals of 2019 Draft

Leading up to the 2019 NBA Draft, no one could seem to pin down exactly when Carsen Edwards and Grant Williams would be selected. Some mock drafts had Williams going sooner than No. 22, which is where the Celtics took him, some had him going later. Same for Edwards (No. 33), though he wasn’t likely to go before Williams. Both had a strong showing at NBA Summer League, despite neither making First or Second Team All-Summer League. But they clearly…

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Marcus Smart reportedly cleared to play for Team USA

Marcus Smart reportedly cleared to play for Team USA

During Friday’s exhibition game against Spain, Marcus Smart said he was feeling good and he’d be ready to go by the time the FIBA World Cup began. Well, it looks like Smart is returning well before the start of the international tournament. Marc Stein of the New York Times is reporting Smart (calf tightness) has been cleared to fully participate in all team activities. With De’Aaron Fox withdrawing from Team USA on Saturday and P.J. Tucker suffering an ankle injury,…

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Marcus Smart confident he’ll be ready for FIBA World Cup, not withdrawing from play

Marcus Smart confident he’ll be ready for FIBA World Cup, not withdrawing from play

Marcus Smart has been sidelined from Team USA practices and scrimmages due to calf tightness since August 7. He was re-evaluated when Team USA’s camp moved from Las Vegas to Los Angeles and has continued to rehab, missing Friday’s 90-81 exhibition win over Spain. During NBA TV’s broadcast of the game, Smart was interviewed from the bench and said he’s “feeling great” and is “ready to get back out there.” Smart also told NBA TV’s Jared Greenberg he’s fully confident he…

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Looking over Celtics on Team USA after exhibition against Spain

Looking over Celtics on Team USA after exhibition against Spain

Team USA knocked off Spain’s national team on Friday 90-81 in an exhibition match as part of their preparation for the FIBA World Cup. Kemba Walker was the lone Celtic to start in the game, though Jayson Tatum was third on the team in minutes (21:57), while Jaylen Brown was one of four players who didn’t log a full 10 minutes (9:47). Marcus Smart was the only player on the roster who did not play. He’s still working through some calf…

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Celtics' Romeo Langford doesn't seem happy with his NBA 2K rating

Celtics' Romeo Langford doesn't seem happy with his NBA 2K rating

Grant Williams was the first of the Celtics 2019 draft picks to receive his 2K20 rating, and is now joined by Romeo Langford. The two were given the same exact rating – the only difference is Williams was pleased, and Langford doesn’t seem too thrilled. The Celtics’ top draft pick posted his 2K card on Instagram, with the caption “GMMU” – commonly referred to as “Got Me Messed Up.” GMMU @nba2k @ronnie2k #2krating A post shared by Romeo Langford (@yeahyeah22)…

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ESPN's projected win/loss record, playoff odds for Boston Celtics

ESPN's projected win/loss record, playoff odds for Boston Celtics

ESPN published its projected win/loss records and standings for every team heading into the 2019-20 NBA season. Although it’s just a projection, the Celtics’ next season looks optimistic. According to ESPN’s RPM (real plus-minus) projections, Boston landed second among teams in the Eastern Conference. The team is slated to come up with 47.2 wins, which is just two games fewer than last season. Right behind Boston is Philadelphia, who is projected to pull out 46.8 wins. Meanwhile, the Bucks are…

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