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Marcus Smart best highlights from 2015 Summer League

As the Boston Celtics look to improve in the Eastern Conference, Marcus Smart showed off his basketball ability during the Summer League. Over the Summer League, Smart averaged over sixteen points, dished out over four assists, and had over two steals per game. Check out some of his best highlights from the Summer League in the below video compilation: *** Smart Summer League Highlights...
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Boston Celtics forward on strange number: 'The '90s were good'

The Boston Celtics came to an agreement with Amir Johnson a few weeks ago, but his official signing didn't happen until Monday, when the team held an introductory press conference.It was here Johnson first revealed what number he'll wear in Boston: 90. A strange choice. But Johnson's decision to wear it makes sense. Here's what he told reporters in attendance, per ESPN Boston's Chris...
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What will the Boston Celtics' bench look like?

The Boston Celtics could have one of the best benches in the entire league next season. Led by Isaiah Thomas, arguably the team's best player, the Celtics are ocean deep. The only problem is their starting lineup isn't much better than the backups. But Brad Stevens can work with what he has. Here's a look at who the first five guys off the bench will be, according to the Celtics...
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Celtics Roster Projection: The 2nd Unit

With all the contracts signed and trades done, how the rotations shake out are back in the news today. Last week we made our predictions and projections for the Celtics starters, so now we’ll dive into the second unit. Last season, Boston used a high energy bench mob led by Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder to propel themselves to a 24-12 record during the second half of the season...
Via Red's Army
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Amir Johnson on choosing number 90: “Every number 1-34 is basically retired”

The Boston Celtics signed one of the most underrated players in the NBA off-season in forward Amir Johnson. The former Toronto Raptors will bring a different attitude into the Celtics locker room full of young players. Johnson plays his heart out on both ends of the court which has gotten him a lot of respect around the league. After signing with the Celtics, Johnson ran into a little...
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Michael Jordan Rejected Massive Trade Offer From Boston Celtics

The Charlotte Hornets owner reportedly turned down a trade consisting of four first round picks on draft night.
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Jae Crowder is back, knee is better, so are the Celtics

Jae Crowder returned to the Boston Celtics yesterday. He is back on a 5 year, $35 million deal, which was agreed on for about a month, and is now official. Crowder did at least have conversations with other teams as he explored the free agency market, but as he said at yesterday's press conference, his heart was always in Boston. Masslive.com's Jay King pulled this quote from the...
Via Celtics Life
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Isaiah Thomas best highlights from 50 points at Seattle Pro-Am

Over the weekend, Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas showed off his basketball ability at the annual Seattle-Pro Am and he had himself a game to remember. Thomas finished play with fifty points, eleven rebounds, and eight assists as he lead his team to a weekend victory. Check out some of his best highlights in the below video clip: *** Thomas Seattle Pro-Am Highlights [Ball Is...
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Boston Celtics News & Notes from July 28: Celtics sign their first-round picks, Danny Ainge introduces new Celtics at press conference; Celtics trade for Zoran Dragic

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Terry Rozier Gets Huge Pay Day With The Celtics

Phtoo: NBA.comFormer Louisville Cardinal Terry Rozier and the Boston Celtics made it official on Monday afternoon. The Boston Globe was the first to report that Rozier signed a contract for the maximum amount, 120 percent of the rookie scale. The Celtics announced that the two sides had reached an agreement, but they didn’t disclose the amount. The Rookie pay scales are slotted...
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Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas Drops 50 Points In Seattle Pro-Am Showcase (Video)

Isaiah Thomas’ wrist looks like it’s holding up just fine. The Boston Celtics point guard, who earlier this summer underwent a minor surgical procedure to remove a cyst from his wrist, went off over the weekend at the Seattle Pro-Am in his home state of Washington. Thomas racked up 50 points in the showcase to go along with 11 rebounds and seven assists as his team won 119-117...
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Report: Celtics would have selected Joel Embiid in last year's draft

The Boston Celtics took Marcus Smart with the sixth overall pick in last year's draft, and so far they're extremely happy with the selection. But according to this report from the Boston Herald's Mark Murphy, Boston would've selected either Joel Embiid or Aaron Gordon had those two also been available:"After Embiid had foot surgery six days before that draft, and just before Philadelphia...
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Report: Boston Celtics trade for Zoran Dragic

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Did the Boston Celtics do enough this offseason?

The Boston Celtics were able to squeeze into the playoffs with a 40-42 record last year and land a 7th place spot in the Eastern Conference. Their season came to an abrupt end however, when they were swept by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. The Irish had a lot of heart and fight during the series, but it was clear they simply lacked offense against...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jared Sullinger weight loss saga continues

It's a story that just never seems to end.Dreaded L-B’s have caused Celtics PF Jared Sullinger issues with his growth as a NBA player, but reports straight from the coach are that he is headed in the right direction this summer. The shots, and jokes of course, have been flying at Sullinger since his February foot injury. But, the now 4th-year big man has taken them in stride and...
Via Celtics Life
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Antoine Walker explains how he blew $108 million

If someone handed you $108 million, you’d probably think you were set for life. But it’s not that simple for some people. Antoine Walker is perhaps better known for blowing through his $108 million earnings over his 12-year NBA career, most of which was spent with the Boston Celtics, than for his accomplishments on the basketball court. And Walker explained to CNN Money just...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking which Celtic is most likely to be dealt next

We all know it's coming. Boston Celtics GM Danny Ainge's cell phone has been on fire this offseason, hounding other GM's around the NBA with trade talks.After signing second-rounder Jordan Mickey to a guaranteed two-year deal Monday, the C's roster is at 16. One overall the limit of 15. So it's obvious a move is on the horizon, either this summer, training camp, or during the season...
Via Celtics Life
4 days ago  |  Discuss

State Of The Union: Boston Celtics

It has been roughly two-and-a-half months since the Cleveland Cavaliers swept the Boston Celtics in the first round of the playoffs. Since then, Boston has been committed to bringing in a franchise player, but came in second place to reel in Kevin Love, according to Boston Herald's Steve Bulpett. With a boatload of draft picks, numerous players under the age of 25, and quality...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Smart will be healed and ready for training camp

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. Stevens said Marcus Smart (hand) should be healthy by mid August or early September. Thankful he can heal in NBA’s quietest months. — Chris Forsberg (@ESPNForsberg) July 23, 2015 Chris Forsberg via Twitter...
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Despite Assortment of Assets the Boston Celtics are Stuck in Mediocrity

LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 16: Marcus Smart #36 of the Boston Celtics grimaces after getting injured during the game against the Portland Trail Blazers on July 16, 2015 at Thomas And Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada. (Mandatory Credit: Photo by Jack Arent/NBAE via Getty Images) There’s no question the Boston Celtics are one of the most storied franchises in all of basketball, sporting...
Via The Sports Journal
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Amir Johnson’s Stint In Boston Won’t Be His First Time As Celtic (Photos)

Amir Johnson apparently has been a Celtic since 1996. The former Toronto Raptors forward joined the Boston Celtics earlier this month on a two-year, $24 million contract, but it won’t be the first time he’s played in green. Johnson shared a couple of Throwback Thursday photos on Instagram, showing off his time with the California Celtics as an adorable 5-foot-4, 100-pound...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Roster Projections for 2015 Celtics: Starters

With the dog days now approaching of the NBA season, the Celtics will look to go into the year with some brand new rookies and a couple of intriguing veterans. The roster seems to be mostly set (though who knows what Trader Danny has up his sleeve) and the Celtics will be going in with a lot of clutter similar to last season. But they will have the continuity of a similar core to...
Via Red's Army
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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