Brad Stevens confident Celtics lineup will re-calibrate with return of Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward

Brad Stevens confident Celtics lineup will re-calibrate with return of Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward

Brad Stevens isn’t going to allow the return of All-Stars Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward from injury to faze how he approaches his starting lineup. The Celtics head coach of five years spoke with Chris Mannix of Yahoo! Sports about his early assessment on a 2018-19 roster that will also be aided with the return of guard Marcus Smart and forward Aron Baynes. “We’ll just do it like we’ve always done it,” Stevens said on Mannix’s podcast. “I do think our guys…

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Report: Former Celtics forward Greg Monroe signs with Raptors

Report: Former Celtics forward Greg Monroe signs with Raptors

Former Celtics forward Greg Monroe has agreed to sign a one-year, $2.2 million contract with the Raptors, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports. The signing comes after the Raptors included backup big man Jakob Poeltl in a trade that sent All-Star wing DeMar DeRozan to the Spurs in exchange for Kawhi Leonard. Monroe averaged 10.2 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 2.3 assists in 19.1 minutes (26 games) with the Celtics. Related Celtics content: — Celtics sign PJ Dozier — Aron…

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Celtics sign guard PJ Dozier to two-way deal

Celtics sign guard PJ Dozier to two-way deal

The Celtics signed PJ Dozier to a two-way contract, Sporting News’ Sean Deveney reported Friday.  Dozier, a 6’6″ combo guard, averaged 12.9 points and 5.6 rebounds for the Thunder’s G League team last season. He played in two games for a total of three minutes for the Thunder. Considering the depth these Celtics have headed into next season, he’ll likely spend most of his time with the Maine Red Claws. The signing fills the Celtics’ second two-way slot. Dozier typically wears…

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Aron Baynes reportedly did not talk to other teams during free agency

Aron Baynes reportedly did not talk to other teams during free agency

The Celtics locked down center Aron Baynes early in the free agency process, signing the big man to a two year, $11 million contract. According to Brian Robb of Boston Sports Journal, Baynes didn’t even talk to other teams. “I didn’t talk to anyone else because I knew that this was where I wanted to be,” Baynes told Robb. “Like I said, this felt unfinished last year. The goal coming back is we know exactly where we want to be…

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Ice Cube joins OMF to talk BIG3, Celtics legends, Magic vs. Bird

Ice Cube joins OMF to talk BIG3, Celtics legends, Magic vs. Bird

Ice Cube’s 3-on-3 basketball league featuring mostly retired NBA players, BIG3, is coming to Boston Friday. Before that, Cube joined OMF to talk Celtics legends, Magic vs. Bird, and the future of the Lakers. Bringing BIG3 to Boston was a given to him. “I love it, Boston’s got a lot of energy. It’s a great sports town, when we put Boston on the map we knew it’d be lit,” he said. “It’s a town of winners, so to me, it’s…

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Celtics release 4-game preseason schedule

Celtics release 4-game preseason schedule

The Celtics will take on two Eastern Conference foes in home-and-homes before tipping off the regular season. The C’s released their preseason schedule Tuesday afternoon, a four-game slate that features the Charlotte Hornets and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Who’s ready for preseason? #CUsRise You can catch all four games on @NBCSBoston & @985TheSportsHub pic.twitter.com/WCsgyZNEPt — Boston Celtics (@celtics) July 31, 2018 The action will get started September 28th when the Celtics travel down to the Dean Smith Center to play Charlotte….

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Self-proclaimed Fortnite King Gordon Hayward challenges any athlete to dethrone him

Self-proclaimed Fortnite King Gordon Hayward challenges any athlete to dethrone him

Add Gordon Hayward to the long list of Fortnite-obsessed athletes, but don’t get it twisted. According to his newest blog post, Hayward doesn’t just dabble in the video game — he’s the Fortnite King. And he challenges any athlete from any sport to dethrone him. New blog: Started off a @FortniteGame hater. Now I’m confident that I could beat any athlete in the world. Who’s up for the challenge? https://t.co/tD54pOgDkL — Gordon Hayward (@gordonhayward) July 31, 2018 “It would be actually really…

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Two teams reportedly interested in pursuing Kyrie Irving next offseason

Two teams reportedly interested in pursuing Kyrie Irving next offseason

A newsletter by The New York Times’ Marc Stein on Tuesday caused some of the speculation surrounding Kyrie Irving’s future with the Celtics to resurface, with two teams reportedly interested in pursuing Irving next offseason. The Knicks (29-53 last year, 92-154 over the last three years) and Nets (28-54 last year, 69-177 over the last three years) will reportedly attempt to land the star guard. “Kyrie Irving’s intentions are not at all clear at this point. There have been no firm indications…

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LeBron James opens up about joining Lakers for first time since decision

LeBron James opens up about joining Lakers for first time since decision

It’s been almost a month since LeBron James made his decision to join the Lakers. In that time James has made several appearances at NBA Summer League and various AAU games for his sons. But he never talked about his decision. That changed Monday when James released a video on Twitter through his digital video company, Uninterrupted, and talked his move to Los Angeles and the grand opening of his ‘I PROMISE’ school in his hometown of Akron, Ohio.  …

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Jayson Tatum worked out with childhood idol Kobe Bryant

Jayson Tatum worked out with childhood idol Kobe Bryant

Remember when Kobe Bryant broke down Jayson Tatum’s game in his ESPN+ show, “The Detail,” and Tatum watched it 25 times? “That was really cool for me. Growing up, (Bryant) was my favorite player. That was really a special moment for me,” Tatum said at the time. “I’ve probably watched like 25 times already. It’s very helpful information that I can take with me.” Getting a workout in with Bryant is even cooler. Tatum and the Mamba took their budding bromance…

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