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Celtics reportedly set to meet with Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year

Celtics reportedly set to meet with Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year

As much as the Celtics’ three first-round draft picks have and will continue to garner most of the attention leading up to the 2019 NBA Draft, the Celtics also have a second-round pick. Ryan Gomes had been Boston’s closest thing to a second-round success story since the turn of the century until the Celtics drafted Semi Ojeleye in 2017 — who took a step back in 2018-19 after playing a significant role off the bench in his rookie year. But…

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Kyrie Irving rumors: NBA teams 'more wary' of Celtics point guard following tough 2018-19 season

Kyrie Irving rumors: NBA teams 'more wary' of Celtics point guard following tough 2018-19 season

Kyrie Irving will be a popular man in the coming weeks, especially if he opts out of his contract, but maybe the interest from teams around the league isn’t as strong as it once was. According to Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald, teams are “more wary” of the point guard because of the way things played out for him and the Celtics this season. The report adds these teams are “concerned about putting too many eggs in [Irving’s] basket.” In…

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Danny Ainge's heart attack recovery is going well; Celtics GM anxious to get back to work'

Danny Ainge's heart attack recovery is going well; Celtics GM anxious to get back to work'

Danny Ainge is recovering from his heart attack and anxious to get back to work, according to Austin Ainge, who doubles as the team’s director of player personnel and Danny’s son. In an interview with the Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach, Austin Ainge expresses amazement at his father’s speedy recovery. Ainge, who recently turned 60, suffered a mild heart attack last month in Milwaukee. It was his second in 10 years.  “He’s back at it,” Austin Ainge said. “He’s doing great….

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There was nothing normal about Terry Rozier’s ESPN tour

There was nothing normal about Terry Rozier’s ESPN tour

So I read the column by WEEI.com’s own Alex Reimer in defense of Terry Rozier yesterday. Of course, the headline, “Terry Rozier’s delusion is perfectly natural” caught my attention first. If this was written satirically I’d understand, but I don’t think that was the case. When I actually read the piece, there was more than one occasion where I found myself making the same face from that overused GIF of some guy blinking in shock. “Rozier may be airing his…

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Boston Celtics rumors: Free agent point guard Ricky Rubio mentions Celtics as possible landing spot

Boston Celtics rumors: Free agent point guard Ricky Rubio mentions Celtics as possible landing spot

It will certainly be an eventful offseason for the Celtics with many players coming and going. Could one of those players be point guard Ricky Rubio? The free agent discussed his thought process and brought up the Celtics. “There are a thousand possibilities, excluding the teams that have a starting point guard under contract who will remain there,” he said in an interview with EuroHoops. “Like Houston or Golden State. Then there’s Boston where you still don’t know if Kyrie Irving will…

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2019 NBA Draft: 10 players Celtics could target in first round

2019 NBA Draft: 10 players Celtics could target in first round

The Celtics enter the 2019 NBA Draft with three picks, slated at No. 14 via the Sacramento Kings (which had a one percent chance of being second, third or fourth overall), No. 20 via the Los Angeles Clippers and their own pick at No. 22. Boston could have had the No. 9 pick from the Grizzlies as well, but lost that when Memphis moved up to second in the draft. (Which was a good thing for the C’s because now…

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Terry Rozier's"First Take" Celtics comments are perfectly natural

Terry Rozier's"First Take" Celtics comments are perfectly natural

Terry Rozier appears to be delusional. He talks like he earned the starting point guard position last year, failing to mention he only played those minutes because Kyrie Irving was sidelined with a knee injury. The fourth-year guard complains Gordon Hayward touched the ball too much this season, even though Rozier averaged nearly six more touches per game than the crippled forward.  It’s very hard to support a role-player with an inflated sense of self-worth who complains to Max Kellerman…

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Boston Celtics rumors: Danny Ainge wants Kyrie Irving to stay, believes acquiring Anthony Davis would make it happen

Boston Celtics rumors: Danny Ainge wants Kyrie Irving to stay, believes acquiring Anthony Davis would make it happen

The NBA draft lottery is over and the Celtics came away feeling pretty good. With New Orleans getting the No. 1 pick, they don’t have to worry about the Knicks or Lakers getting that selection and then trading it for Anthony Davis. Why does this matter? Because the Celtics potentially could be interested in acquiring Davis, which could lead to Kyrie Irving staying in Boston. According to Frank Isola of The Athletic, Danny Ainge wants to keep Irving and he believes if…

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Giannis Antetokounmpo's Celts comments don't reflect well on Boston's season

Giannis Antetokounmpo's Celts comments don't reflect well on Boston's season

Giannis Antetokounmpo has delivered one more blow to the Celtics before moving on to the Eastern Conference Finals. In a media gaggle Tuesday, the Bucks’ star talked about how challenging it will be to eliminate the Raptors, unfavorably using the Celtics as a comparison. “Against Boston, you can go down 1-0 and still be fine; but against Toronto, it’s hard to be in that spot when you lose the first game in your home,” the Greek Freak told reporters. Ouch….

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Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix isn't buying Kyrie Irving to Knicks just yet

Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix isn't buying Kyrie Irving to Knicks just yet

In recent days, there has been a lot of speculation that Kyrie Irving will opt out of his deal with the Celtics and sign with the Knicks. Appearing on Ordway, Merloni & Fauria on Tuesday, SI’s Chris Mannix isn’t buying it — just yet. “I don’t know anything that involves Kyrie Irving is a done deal because he has one of the smallest inner circles of anyone I’ve ever covered,” he said. “His inner circle is basically his father. That’s who…

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