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Boston Celtics Trying to Build off Last Year’s Success

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 27: Jae Crowder #99 of the Boston Celtics shoots the ball against the New York Knicks on March 27, 2015 at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. (Mandatory Credit: Getty Images) Over the first few hours in free agency, the Boston Celtics did not make a huge splash like their fans would have hoped, but they did acquire and maintain some players at very...
Via The Sports Journal
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Your Morning Dump… Where Jae Crowder ♥ Brad Stevens

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. According to league sources, Dallas and New York were the other main suitors for the 6-foot-7 winger, but after finally finding a team that was willing to play to his strengths, he wasn’t about to leave the...
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It's time for Boston to swing a few trades

For the Boston Celtics, the draft is done and so is free agency (they can still sign players, but no longer have the cap space to land a star). Over the past few weeks they added Terry Rozier, R.J. Hunter, Jordan Mickey, Marcus Thornton and Amir Johnson, and they brought back Jae Crowder and Jonas Jerebko. That's a decent haul, even if none of those players are All-Stars capable...
Via Fox Sports
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Jae Crowder signs five year, $35 million contract with Celtics

The Boston Celtics have long made it known that re-signing restricted free agent Jae Crowder was one of their top priorities this summer. Mission accomplished.This is fantastic value for a hard-nosed 6'6" forward who turns 25 on July 6th. Boston locks Crowder up through his prime, guaranteeing they get the best years of his career at a price that already looks like a bargain thanks...
Via Fox Sports
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Bulpett: "Pursuits have ended" in efforts to bring Tobias Harris and Corey Brewer to Boston

Sorry Celtics fans, this won't be happening. If you were holding your breath waiting for news of free agent Tobias Harris to sign with the Boston Celtics, you are out of luck. According to Boston Herald reporter Steve Bulpett, the Celtics are no longer in the running for Harris' services, and their "pursuits have ended." The same goes for their efforts to acquire Corey Brewer...
Via Celtics Life
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Celtics re-sign Jae Crowder to a 5-year, 35 million dollar deal

If you went to bed thinking the Celtics might have overpaid Amir Johnson (12 mil/year) and Jonas Jerebko (5 mil/year), I have great news for you! We have signed Jae Crowder to a relatively cheaper contract, according to Shams Charania of RealGM: RFA Jae Crowder has reached agreement on a five-year, $35 million deal with the Boston Celtics, league sources tell RealGM. — Shams Charania...
Via Celtics Life
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Celtics, Mavs Lead In Pursuit Of Jae Crowder

The Boston Celtics and Dallas Mavericks are the leaders so far in pursuit of Jae Crowder, league sources tell RealGM. The Celtics acquired Crowder from the Mavericks in the Rajon Rondo trade. Crowder emerged with the Celtics as an invaluable versatile defensive player.
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Will the Celtics re-sign any of their own free agents? What's the price to keep Jae Crowder?

The Celtics have four free agents of their own--Jae Crowder, Brandon Bass, Luigi Datome and Jonas Jerebko.  Danny Ainge has said all along he wants to keep Crowder, and on Monday the C's made him a qualifying offer.  Crowder is now officially a restricted free agent, but the cost to retain him may be higher than anticipated considering what we've just seen: Free agent Aminu Al...
Via Celtics Life
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Celtics make qualifying offer to Jae Crowder

Yesterday the Celtics made a $1.2 million qualifying offer to Jae Crowder, making him a restricted free agent. According to Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald, Crowder wants to return to Boston but intends to explore his worth on the open market.Crowder is young, he's about to turn 25 on July 6th, and in my opinion a crucial signing for the Celtics this offseason. We last saw him being...
Via Celtics Life
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jae Crowder has not yet forgiven J.R. Smith

Don’t expect any hugs when Jae Crowder and J.R. Smith first line up opposite one another next season. Smith’s backhanded slap prematurely ended Crowder’s 2014-15 campaign in the opening round of the NBA playoffs, and while the Boston Celtics forward avoided serious injury on the play, it’s clear he hasn’t fully forgiven the perpetrator. “I don’t intend to call him...
25 days ago  |  Discuss

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