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Boston Celtics rescind Daniel Theis' qualifying offer, free up cap space

Boston Celtics rescind Daniel Theis' qualifying offer, free up cap space

The Celtics have been very active with roster changes this offseason, and it’s not over yet. According to Yahoo Sport’s Keith Smith, Boston rescinded Daniel Theis’ qualifying offer, making him an unrestricted free agent Monday. Just two weeks ago, Theis had agreed to a two-year, $10 million deal with the team. The key change lies in how the Celtics will retain him now. Given that Theis is an unrestricted free agent, Boston is able to use Early Bird Rights to…

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Kemba Walker receives Top-20 2K rating, edged out by Kyrie Irving

Kemba Walker receives Top-20 2K rating, edged out by Kyrie Irving

Not even 12 hours after the Madden NFL 20 ratings were released on Monday, NBA 2K20 revealed its Top-20 player ratings — because the Association couldn’t let the NFL control the news cycle for too long. While the Patriots had two players receive 90-plus ratings — Tom Brady (96) and Stephon Gilmore (94) — no Celtics player eclipsed that mark. However, Kemba Walker did crack the Top-20 list, finishing with an 88 rating. Jimmy Butler, Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, and…

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NBA Summer League First and Second Teams announced, Carsen Edwards snubbed

NBA Summer League First and Second Teams announced, Carsen Edwards snubbed

Carsen Edwards shot the lights out from three (46.7 percent) and averaged 19.4 points per game in the Celtics’ five Summer League games. He also had a steal per game. But that wasn’t enough for the second-round pick to receive 2019 NBA Summer League First or Second Team recognition. The NBA announced the 10 honorees on Monday. New Orleans’ Nickeil Alexander-Walker (24.3 points, six assists and 2.8 steals per game) and Miami’s Kendrick Nunn (21 points, 6.3 assists five rebounds…

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Boston Celtics: NBA Eastern Conference playoffs odds next season

Boston Celtics: NBA Eastern Conference playoffs odds next season

Although the Celtics have a young lineup for next season, oddsmakers predict the team will still have a solid standing by the season’s end. Odds Shark gives Boston the third-best odds (-550) to reach the NBA Eastern Conference playoffs in 2019-20, tied with the Pacers. Though the two teams ahead of the Celtics, the Bucks (-1500) and 76ers (-1250), are ahead by significant margins. After acquiring former-Celtic Kyrie Irving, the Nets are listed sixth by Odds Shark at -280. Rounding out the predicted Eastern…

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What Boston Celtics' Robert Williams learned from Al Horford and Aron Baynes as rookie

What Boston Celtics' Robert Williams learned from Al Horford and Aron Baynes as rookie

Trading Aron Baynes to the Suns and losing Al Horford to the 76ers in free agency left the Celtics with a gap in their frontcourt. Among those who plan to help fill the void in 2019-20 is Robert Williams, who had the benefit of working with both big men last season. Williams, the 27th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, told The Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach the veterans helped him sharpen his skills as a rookie. Although their time together was cut short after only one year, watching Horford and…

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Vincent Poirier signs with Boston’s 'mythical franchise'

Vincent Poirier signs with Boston’s 'mythical franchise'

In the course of the Celtics’ attempt to bounce back from Al Horford’s departure from the roster, one of the post players Boston reportedly acquired was Vincent Poirier. The 6-foot-11 25-year-old played in the NBA Summer League in 2017 for the Magic and again last summer for the Nets, but did not get an NBA deal. Instead, Poirier continued his career overseas, playing most recently for Baskonia in Spain’s top league, Liga ACB. With the C’s also acquiring Enes Kanter,…

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Boston Celtics rookie Grant Williams appears to have picked official jersey number

Boston Celtics rookie Grant Williams appears to have picked official jersey number

The Celtics rookies have already won over many Boston fans, but with Summer League coming to a close last Saturday, it means the 2019-20 NBA season is right around the corner. Before that unfolds, it’s time for the rookies to select their official jersey numbers. Grant Williams was originally given No. 40 by the Celtics, but after careful consideration and a little help from his Instagram followers, he may have decided on his official number. The No. 22 overall pick was…

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Clippers reportedly offered Marcus Morris more money than Spurs, Knicks

Clippers reportedly offered Marcus Morris more money than Spurs, Knicks

This year’s NBA offseason has been one of the craziest in the league’s history. There’s a good chance it stands alone as the single craziest. Kevin Durant partnered up with Kyrie Irving, Utah is a contender in a loaded Western Conference and Oklahoma City’s two best players requested trades to play with other superstars. For all the insanity that’s gone on, the weirdest offseason could belong to a former Celtics player. Not Irving, he got what he wanted. Terry Rozier…

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Three quick takeaways from the Celtics’ lone Summer League loss

Three quick takeaways from the Celtics’ lone Summer League loss

After the Celtics knocked off the Grizzlies 113-87 on Thursday, Memphis was able to turn the tables, winning Saturday’s matchup in the NBA Summer League Quarterfinals 94-88. Here are three takeaways from Boston’s Summer League loss:   Tremont Waters Waters played in Saturday’s game despite news of his father passing on Thursday. Nevermind how he performed, the fact he was able to be on the court after the tragedy is something that stands on its own. Tremont Waters wrote a message on…

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Carsen Edwards has reportedly agreed to a deal with the Celtics

Carsen Edwards has reportedly agreed to a deal with the Celtics

With the Celtics announcing they’d signed Romeo Langford and Grant Williams on Thursday and the team already reportedly agreeing to a two-way contract with Tremont Waters, Carsen Edwards was Boston’s lone selection from the 2019 Draft yet to agree to a deal. Until now. According to Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe, Edwards has agreed to a four-year deal with the Celtics. The second-round draft pick is guaranteed over $4.5 million throughout the course of the contract. Full article…

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