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What Celtics need to address after win in Golden State

What Celtics need to address after win in Golden State

The Celtics’ offensive firepower can carry them through most games over the course of the season. Especially against teams like the Warriors. Jaylen Brown continues to be efficient. Kemba Walker goes from zero to 60 as soon as the fourth quarter starts. Jayson Tatum has been able to work through his struggles mid-game because the offense is so dependent on him, along with Walker and Brown. And Marcus Smart is a legitimate 3-point option. pic.twitter.com/l4EEBWKaSH — Jimmy Blanco (@ColeyMick) November…

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Tacko Watch: Fall logs second double-double with Red Claws

Tacko Watch: Fall logs second double-double with Red Claws

Tacko Fall had no issues playing rim protector for the Red Claws in their home opener on Friday. The big man blocked six of Fort Wayne’s shots in Maine’s 103-100 win. Tack– Fall #crustaceannation pic.twitter.com/N2t6h8u4gn — Maine Red Claws (@maineredclaws) November 16, 2019 More importantly, every time Fall was on the floor, the Mad Ants (Pacers) were hesitant to enter the paint in their halfcourt offense. The few times they scored inside while Fall was on the floor were on…

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How Kevin Durant almost led to Ray Allen's Celtics return

How Kevin Durant almost led to Ray Allen's Celtics return

A year before the Celtics traded Isaiah Thomas to the Cavs for Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant completely shifted the balance of power in the NBA by signing with the Warriors. Of course, Golden State wasn’t the only team trying to steal the All-NBA talent from the Thunder. Celtics fans may remember Boston was up for consideration. Tom Brady even helped with the process. Ultimately, Durant went to Golden State for a while, earned some hardware, then left to join ex-Celtics…

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How Jayson Tatum is actually getting better than last season

How Jayson Tatum is actually getting better than last season

After Jayson Tatum’s abysmal 1-for-18 shooting performance against the Mavericks on Monday, he didn’t seem bothered in the locker room. Not that he didn’t care, but he wasn’t aloof or anything along those lines. Then he posted a video to social media, letting Celtics fans know he was working on his shot over at the Auerbach Center. This led to some social media praise regarding Tatum’s maturity and so on. Posting a video of a workout isn’t a sign of…

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Larry Bird tells OMF his one issue with NBA player movement

Larry Bird tells OMF his one issue with NBA player movement

Player movement in the NBA is more prevalent now than ever. The constant change puts a strain on teams losing marquee players and also impacts the competitive balance in the league when super teams form. But good players have joined good teams for years. During his appearance on Ordway, Merloni & Fauria as part of Christian Fauria’s “25 for 25K” to benefit the American Diabetes Association, Larry Bird pointed out Bill Walton’s decision to join the Celtics and Kareem Abdul…

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Larry Bird wouldn’t be surprised if NBA added 4-point line

Larry Bird wouldn’t be surprised if NBA added 4-point line

The NBA has changed quite a bit since Larry Bird played for the Celtics. Of course, free agency and the constant player movement is what comes to mind first, but there’s also the matter of the actual gameplay. After Bird, there was the isolation era. Now the league is all about pick-and-rolls. And the ability to knock down shots from the perimeter has never been more important. The 3-point line was just being introduced to the NBA when Bird first…

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Javonte Green didn't expect to play much vs. Mavericks

Javonte Green didn't expect to play much vs. Mavericks

When Monday’s game against the Mavericks was tied at 86-86, one of the five Celtics on the floor wasn’t even on an NBA roster last year. Now, that might not be surprising if the Celtics were floundering, but they’re not. They’re doing just the opposite. Now, there is an opportunity for others to contribute as a result of Gordon Hayward’s injury. Even with that being the case, Javonte Green wasn’t told by Brad Stevens he might see minutes in a…

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The problem opponents now face when playing Celtics

The problem opponents now face when playing Celtics

Boston made a statement when they knocked off the Bucks. The win over San Antonio showed the hot streak wasn’t simply a result of playing bad teams. Monday’s win was significant, as well. In a different way, though. While the Celtics were without Gordon Hayward — and will continue to be for the next six weeks — something else unexpected happened. Jayson Tatum threw up enough bricks to build a house, finishing 1-for-18 from the floor (0-for-3 from three). Still,…

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Gordon Hayward ruled out approximately six weeks

Gordon Hayward ruled out approximately six weeks

Gordon Hayward had successful surgery on his fractured left hand on Monday. He will be sidelined for approximately six weeks. Hayward fractured the fourth metacarpal bone (ring finger) on his left hand. It’s the same injury ex-Celtics center Aron Baynes suffered in December of last season last year. Baynes had a timetable of four to six weeks and returned in four.   Full article @ Gordon Hayward ruled out approximately six weeks Source: GreenStreet Blog

Report: Gordon Hayward will undergo surgery on hand

Report: Gordon Hayward will undergo surgery on hand

In the aftermath of Gordon Hayward fracturing his left hand on Saturday, Brad Stevens indicated surgery might help the wing get back on the floor sooner, based on what he’d been told by the Celtics medical staff. It looks like the specialist Hayward met with on Monday felt the same way. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting Hayward will undergo surgery on his fractured left hand. The procedure will take place on Monday. Until the surgery is done, the Celtics won’t…

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