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Hard to imagine NBA’s attempt to combat tampering fixes much

Hard to imagine NBA’s attempt to combat tampering fixes much

The NBA Board of Governors addressed the issue of tampering within the league, as well as salary cap circumvention, on Friday. They unanimously agreed on the propositions, according to league commissioner Adam Silver. Some of the punishments Silver mentioned were suspending executives, taking away draft picks, voiding contracts and making fines more severe. Silver also as the ability to look through the communication devices of a team’s front office members, and there will be random team audits. Adam Silver: “…the…

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Isaiah Thomas will have a delayed start to 2019-20

Isaiah Thomas will have a delayed start to 2019-20

Since the Celtics traded him in the summer of 2017, Isaiah Thomas has had a tough time staying on the court. Most of the issue has stemmed from his hip, which he first hurt while with the C’s. Thomas has since had the necessary surgery and is currently a member of the Washington Wizards. But he’s still not going to start the 2019-20 season on time. Not because of his hip, but because of the radial collateral ligament he ruptured…

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Mitch McGary makes case for NBA permitting use of marijuana

Mitch McGary makes case for NBA permitting use of marijuana

With all the pain football players endure over the course of each individual season and their career, the legalization of marijuana in the NFL has become a major discussion. Whether it’s Josh Gordon’s usage in the past or Rob Gronkowski getting in the business of Cannabidiol-based pain-relief medications — something Tom Brady thinks the NFL should consider legalizing — it’s in the league’s face constantly. But what about the other professional leagues, like the NBA? Adam Silver has expressed in…

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Semi Ojeleye hopes Celtics learn from last season’s trials

Semi Ojeleye hopes Celtics learn from last season’s trials

Semi Ojeleye may have received more mixed messages than any Celtic in 2018-19. From his rookie to his sophomore season, he saw a drop in playing time. Yet Brad Stevens expressed the forward may have been the team’s most improved player in 2018-19. When it came to the team’s drama, Ojeleye didn’t think there were major problems last year. Though, like everyone else, he eventually noticed the flurry of reports. “It was one of those things where . . ….

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Celtics reportedly signing Yante Maten to Exhibit 10 deal

Celtics reportedly signing Yante Maten to Exhibit 10 deal

Celtics training camp is fast-approaching and it looks like Boston has added another player to its preseason roster. According to Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe, the Celtics are going to sign Yante Maten to an Exhibit 10 deal. Maten played in two games for the Miami Heat last season. He spent most of 2018-19 with the Sioux Falls Skyforce. Maten averaged 23.5 points, 9.6 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game for the Skyforce in the G League last year….

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Celtics takeaways from FIBA World Cup

Celtics takeaways from FIBA World Cup

On the whole, the trip to China was a disappointment for everyone on Team USA. That’s not to say the chemistry was bad between certain guys or anything of the sort. Players made sure to squash that on social media. The fact of the matter is they lost. Team USA isn’t supposed to lose, as much as the rest of the world is collectively getting much better at basketball. And it’s not exactly a great look for the Celtics when…

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Tacko Fall hits a snag in summer workouts

Tacko Fall hits a snag in summer workouts

Despite all the excitement surrounding Tacko Fall, he is in a position where he needs to prove himself to the Celtics, perhaps more than anyone affiliated with the team. After going undrafted, he wasted no time surprising everyone, including the team, with his mobility on the floor. And he’s already received praise from fellow rookie Grant Williams and new Celtics big man Enes Kanter. Throughout his summer working out in Boston, Fall has continued with his efforts to improve his…

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5 Out: Why does Danny Ainge continuously get a free pass?

5 Out: Why does Danny Ainge continuously get a free pass?

In the course of moving on from Kyrie Irving’s time in Boston, one thing that’s popped up is exactly when the Celtics — specifically Danny Ainge — had an idea the point guard was planning to leave. Spencer Dinwiddie knew Irving was coming to Brooklyn in December. Bobby Portis knew in February, and claims everyone else in the league did, too. Ainge has said he had an idea Irving was gone in March or April. If that’s the case and…

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Report: Team USA shuts down Marcus Smart

Report: Team USA shuts down Marcus Smart

Although Team USA was eliminated from medal contention following the loss to France on Wednesday, they still have a game on Thursday against Serbia. And it looks like they’ll have to play without Marcus Smart. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Smart wanted to play, but Team USA made the call to shut him down since the Celtics guard has dealt with calf tightness and a quad strain since joining the team. Marcus Smart underwent X-rays on a left…

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Celtics missed free throws crucial in USA’s loss to France

Celtics missed free throws crucial in USA’s loss to France

Missed free throws. They’ll always come back to bite you. Celtics fans know this all too well, and the problem permeated into Team USA’s 89-79 loss to France on Wednesday. Marcus Smart — for all of his heroics in the game — missed four free throws. Kemba Walker is typically a strong free-throw shooter. He missed two big ones late in the fourth. The pair got to the line eight times each, accounting for 16 of Team USA’s 21 chances…

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