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What to do about the Isaiah Thomas and Marcus Smart contracts?

What to do about the Isaiah Thomas and Marcus Smart contracts?

IT and the Cobra are both due for new deals within the next year With the Celtics’ summer moves complete or on the way, it is natural to look towards what is next. Well…after you finish dreaming up lineup combinations for days, watching Jayson Tatum highlights, and thinking of how the Celtics can take down the Cavaliers and ultimately the Warriors to bring home banner 18. But when you have to have a short- and long-term view, as Danny Ainge does, what is next on the roster-building path is never far from your mind. And Boston has two big items looming: new deals for Marcus Smart and...
Chowder and Champions Jul 17, 2017

Boston Celtics: Hall-of-Fame coach says rookie Semi Ojeleye is NBA ready

Taken in the second round of the 2017 NBA draft, Boston Celtics rookie Semi Ojeleye has played himself to an NBA contract. NBA superstars like Isaiah Thomas and Draymond Green have proved you don’t’ have to be drafted in the first round to make an impact in the league.  Boston Celtics second-round pick Semi Ojeleye […] Boston Celtics: Hall-of-Fame coach says rookie Semi Ojeleye is NBA ready - Chowder and Champions - Chowder and Champions - A Boston Sports Site - Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, Bruins and More!
CSN New England Jul 16, 2017

Cedric Maxwell on Isaiah Thomas: 'I don’t see him going any place else'

Cedric Maxwell joins Sports Sunday to talk about the possibility of Isaiah Thomas getting a max deal from the Celtics and if Thomas could get a max deal from any team in the league.
Boston Herald Jul 16, 2017
Murphy: Steve Pagliuca tips his cap to another title pursuit by Celtics

Murphy: Steve Pagliuca tips his cap to another title pursuit by Celtics

Steve Pagliuca says the NBA is going “back to the future” where the salary cap is concerned.This summer’s salary cap adjustment, which lowered the number to $99.093 million for the 2017-18 season, and set the luxury tax level at $119.266 million, took an especially draconian hit on the Celtics.That tightened cap number is the reason Avery Bradley was introduced as a member of the Detroit Pistons last Thursday, thus giving the Celtics room to account for Gordon Hayward’s four-year, $128 million contract.But with Isaiah Thomas demanding the arrival of his Brinks truck next summer, and...
CSN New England Jul 13, 2017

CELTICS TALK PODCAST: Has Boston become a free-agent destination?

Abby Chin, Cedric Maxwell and Chris Forsberg to talk about Gordon Hayward's decision to join the Celtics and if Isaiah Thomas is a max player
CSN New England Jul 13, 2017

Maxwell: Time for Celtics to 'cash in' and pay Isaiah Thomas

Cedric Maxwell and Chris Forsberg join Abby Chin to chat about whether or not Isaiah Thomas is a max player.
CelticsBlog Jul 13, 2017
How 1st-quarter fatigue affects Isaiah Thomas, Russell Westbrook, and James Harden

How 1st-quarter fatigue affects Isaiah Thomas, Russell Westbrook, and James Harden

A look at the impact of early-game minutes on late-game performance. Last season Isaiah Thomas joined the ranks of elite point guards in the NBA, earning All-NBA second team honors. “The King in the Fourth” became something of a folk hero in Boston. His clutch shooting made it seem like he never got tired, only improving as the game went on. So it might sound strange to focus on his 1st-quarter minutes—but it may be more important than you think. The idea actually starts with Russell Westbrook. It is well known that the Thunder are generally careful with Russell Westbrook’s...
CelticsBlog Jul 12, 2017
The summer of Jayson Tatum and what to expect in the fall

The summer of Jayson Tatum and what to expect in the fall

The rookie has been impressive, but his offense could be a mirage. It’s just summer league, but Jayson Tatum has already started to paid off on Danny Ainge’s gamble. Before the draft, Trader Danny dealt the rights to the #1 pick to Philadelphia and dropped down two spots in order to grab an extra asset and grab the guy he wanted at #3. ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reports that Tatum has been the most impressive player to other players. Through six games in Utah and Las Vegas, the nineteen-year-old has looked polished and delivered on the promise of being what Isaiah Thomas and Gerald Green...
The Republican Jul 11, 2017

Boston Celtics rebuild: How Danny Ainge acquired Gordon Hayward, Isaiah Thomas & built a contender

The Boston Celtics tore down their team in 2013. Now, in 2017, they have already rebuilt and become a contender. Here's a closer look at how they did it.
CelticsBlog Jul 11, 2017
Roster reset: The Celtics roster is a mix of now and later

Roster reset: The Celtics roster is a mix of now and later

Looking at the roster from the All Stars to the 2nd rounders. This could be it folks. At this point, the Celtics can simply work on signing the paperwork in the correct order, hold press conferences for the new guys, and call it a summer. Sure, there’s always a chance another trade could happen and there’s still a chance that the team could sign another free agent to a minimum contract. But barring any of that, we’ve got a roster to take into training camp. Let’s take a look at how it shapes up. All Star Level Core: Isaiah Thomas, Al Horford, Gordon Hayward Back in the day 3 All...
CSN New England Jul 11, 2017

BST Podcast: Will Celtics bring out Brink’s trucks for Isaiah Thomas?

ESPN's Chris Forsberg joined Boston Sports Tonight and explained to Kyle Draper, Michael Holley and Kaycee Smith why he believes that Isaiah Thomas is a max player.
Chowder and Champions Jul 8, 2017

Isaiah Thomas says Boston Celtics know they need to show him the money

Boston Celtics All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas feels a big payday is coming and the team knows they need to show him the money. With all the big contracts going on, Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas has sent the message that his time to get paid is coming soon. Coming off the best season […] Isaiah Thomas says Boston Celtics know they need to show him the money - Chowder and Champions - Chowder and Champions - A Boston Sports Site - Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, Bruins and More!
CSN New England Jul 8, 2017

BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Is Isaiah Thomas a 'max guy?'

A. Sherrod Blakely checks in from Las Vegas to talk about Isaiah Thomas upcoming free agency and whether hell see the 'Brink's truck ' and max contract he wants. 
CSN New England Jul 7, 2017

1-on-1 with Isaiah Thomas: Max contract, Avery Bradley, Gordon Hayward

A. Sherrod Blakely talks one-on-one with Isaiah Thomas about the Avery Bradley trade, addition of Gordon Hayward and if he believes he deserves a max contract
CSN New England Jul 7, 2017

Isaiah Thomas on Avery Bradley trade: 'It hurt to have to see him go'

Isaiah Thomas talks with A. Sherrod Blakely about losing Avery Bradley as a teammate.MORE FROM ISAIAH THOMAS 1-ON-1:Thomas: 'My time is coming, they know

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