Would you trade Kyrie Irving, Boston Celtics guard, for Pelicans center Anthony Davis?

Would you trade Kyrie Irving, Boston Celtics guard, for Pelicans center Anthony Davis?

The Celtics got an up-close-and-personal look on Monday at Pelicans star Anthony Davis, who posted 27 points and 16 rebounds in Boston’s 124-107 victory. Considering some of Davis’s prior work – he torched the C’s for 45 and 16 last January – they’ll take his pedestrian 8-for-19 performance. The bigger question is whether Davis may one day call Boston home. NBA insider Chris Sheridan has already noted that the Celtics are on Davis’s short list of potential landing spots, alongside…

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Brad Stevens finally finds some answers for Celtics

Brad Stevens finally finds some answers for Celtics

Brad Stevens may have just discovered his most efficient starting lineup.  Finding the right balance of offense and defense out of the starting unit has been a struggle for the Celtics this season. Stevens has had to tweak his starting five a lot throughout the first 21 games for a number of different reasons. But Monday’s lineup against the Pelicans showed plenty of upside.  The addition of Marcus Morris and Marcus Smart gave the Celtics energy on both ends of…

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The Celtics' conversation has officially changed

The Celtics' conversation has officially changed

The easiest thing to say about these Celtics is that it’s undoubtedly going to get better. OK. Fair enough. You have the level of talent this team possesses that’s not exactly a leap of faith considering Brad Stevens’ team sits at 10-10, having lost eight of its last 12 games following the latest debacle — a 113-104 loss to the Mavericks in Dallas. (For a complete recap, click here.) But what if it doesn’t? “I don’t know,” Marcus Smart told…

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Celtics finally were able to take care of business

Celtics finally were able to take care of business

When the Celtics blew out the Sixers on Opening Night at TD Garden, it gave them a false sense of identity.  Beating a team like the Sixers — one that’s projected to be one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference — meant the Celtics would cruise by the league’s bottom-feeders. Boston quickly earned themselves a reality check.  The Celtics quickly found out what it means to be a championship contender. Teams were giving them their best effort and…

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Kyrie Irving says he wants to retire in his mid-30s

Kyrie Irving says he wants to retire in his mid-30s

Celtics All-Star Kyrie Irving doesn’t plan on having a long NBA career. By his estimation, he’s about halfway to retirement. Irving, 26, talked about his longevity prior to morning shoot around in Atlanta when Hawks forward Vince Carter, who will be turning 42 in January, was mentioned. The league’s elder statesman has found a role with the young Hawks, averaging 18 minutes a night. The conversation transitioned to Irving’s career when he was asked if he envisioned himself heading down…

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Kyrie Irving likes Thanksgiving, after all

Kyrie Irving likes Thanksgiving, after all

Kyrie Irving does like Thanksgiving after all. There was plenty of buzz after the Celtics’ loss to the Knicks when, on his way out of the locker room, Irving proclaimed, “I don’t celebrate that (expletive),” when wished a happy Thanksgiving. The C’s star then followed up with, “(Expletive) Thanksgiving!” But Thursday morning Irving’s emotions had settled a bit, leading the guard to backtrack from his public disdain for Thanksgiving. Ironically, Irving’s previous tweet addressing Thanksgiving was very complimentary of the…

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Kyrie Irving releases heartwarming commercial with his dad

Kyrie Irving releases heartwarming commercial with his dad

When Celtics fans woke up Thanksgiving morning they were forced to come to grips with their team suffering perhaps its worse loss of the season while living life as a .500 team. There was also the exclamation by the C’s star, Kyrie Irving, that he really had no use for the national holiday. But thanks to Nike and Irving there was a one-minute distraction that put things in a different perspective. My dad is the reason I wear 11. I want…

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It's time for Brad Stevens to show what he's made of

It's time for Brad Stevens to show what he's made of

For the first time in two years, Brad Stevens is coaching a .500 team.  The Celtics head coach has never led a roster with such high expectations throughout his NBA tenure, thus, no one could have predicted his team to fall this low 18 games in. That is their lot in life after 117-109 loss to the Knicks Wednesday night. (For a complete recap, click here.) But how his team responds from its worst loss of the regular season will…

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Terry Rozier tweets apparent cryptic trade request, then backtracks after outrage mounts

Terry Rozier tweets apparent cryptic trade request, then backtracks after outrage mounts

Terry Rozier may have unleashed one of the more passive aggressive trade requests in memory. The backup Celtics guard, who’s predictably seen his role diminish this season, tweeted Tuesday, “Let’s do us ALL a favor.” Considering the message came roughly 12 hours after the Celtics’ 117-112 loss to the Hornets, it seemed as if the cryptic missive was directed towards general manager Danny Ainge, ordering him to find another spot for Rozier.  Prior to the tweet, there were already murmurs…

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Celtics left searching for right guys at right time

Celtics left searching for right guys at right time

The Celtics continue to lean on Kyrie Irving at the end of games. But it’s a formula that isn’t always going to translate into wins, as was evident in Boston’s 117-112 loss to the Hornets Monday night. (For a complete recap, click here.) Sure, it was Irving’s 23 points in the fourth quarter and extra period that made all the difference in Friday night’s win over the Raptors. As did his 18 points at the end of a comeback win…

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