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Offseason Preview Series: Celtics and the Mid-Level Exception

Offseason Preview Series: Celtics and the Mid-Level Exception

Photo by Christian Petersen/ Boston will likely have only the Taxpayer MLE of $5.7 million this offseason The 2020-21 Boston Celtics are likely to be an expensive team. Math favors Gordon Hayward opting in, or opting out and re-signing at a relatively slight discount for 2020-21, while adding more years onto his deal. Kemba Walker is on a max contract. Jaylen Brown’s near-max extension kicks in. Marcus Smart makes over $13 million. Jayson Tatum is at $9.9 million in the final season of his rookie scale deal. Add it all up and Boston is likely to be in the luxury tax next season. Danny...
CelticsBlog Oct 25, 2020
The Celtics center shell game

The Celtics center shell game

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Does Boston need a star big man? The Boston Celtics have invested heavily in perimeter players. The team’s top five in minutes per game last year - Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Gordon Hayward, Marcus Smart, and Kemba Walker - are all best described as wings or guards. The difference between Boston’s fifth most relied upon rotation player, Walker, and the first big man to emerge on the list, Daniel Theis, is a full seven minutes per game. Such a heavy emphasis on allocating playing time to the Celtics’ bevvy of talented perimeter options is in many ways...
CelticsBlog Oct 22, 2020
Boston Celtics Big 3 has their NBA 2K21 next-gen ratings revealed

Boston Celtics Big 3 has their NBA 2K21 next-gen ratings revealed

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via With the next-gen version of NBA 2K21 on the horizon, player ratings for Jayson Tatum, Kemba Walker, and Jaylen Brown were revealed. In anticipation of their next-gen release on November 12th for the Xbox Series X and Playstation 5, NBA 2K21 is on a promotional tour revealing ratings for some of the game’s most popular players. LeBron James came in it at a 98 overall, the highest mark among active players. Big names like James Harden and Kevin Durant also got their ratings, as did the Boston Celtics trio of Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Kemba...
Inquisitr Oct 21, 2020
NBA Rumors: Ben Simmons To Celtics, Kemba Walker To Sixers In Hypothetical 3-Team Trade Involving Pacers

NBA Rumors: Ben Simmons To Celtics, Kemba Walker To Sixers In Hypothetical 3-Team Trade Involving Pacers

As the 2020 offseason goes deeper, several crazy trade ideas have started surfacing in the NBA. These include the hypothetical three-team blockbuster deal that would send Ben Simmons to the Boston Celtics and Kemba Walker to the Philadephia 76ers. In the proposed scenario by Mark Nilon of Fansided’s Hardwood Houdini, the Celtics will receive Simmons, Myles Turner, Doug McDermott, and Jeremy Lamb, the Sixers will get Walker, Victor Oladipo, Daniel Theis, and a 2020 second-round pick, and the Indiana Pacers will acquire Gordon Hayward, Shake Milton, Matisse Thybulle, Romeo Langford, Al...
CelticsBlog Oct 21, 2020
If the Celtics need a backup PG, why not give Carsen Edwards a shot?

If the Celtics need a backup PG, why not give Carsen Edwards a shot?

Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via If a departure by Brad Wanamaker forces Boston to fill the void behind Kemba Walker, the Celtics might be better off using their draft picks elsewhere and giving Carsen Edwards the chance to earn that spot. Brad Wanamaker will hit free agency this offseason. He might be back in Boston. He might take an offer elsewhere. There’s no guarantee of his interest or that the Celtics will fight hard to retain him, leaving open minutes behind Kemba Walker in the rotation. The draft naturally provides a route for Boston to fill that gap. Names like Kira Lewis...
CelticsBlog Oct 18, 2020
Boston Celtics daily links 10/18/20

Boston Celtics daily links 10/18/20

Carsen Edwards vs Raptors 9/11/20 | Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Globe What experts believe will happen with Gordon Hayward’s future CelticsBlog The Celtics are just fine with their center rotation as is Lex Nihil Novi Ainge Deals Riles a Body Blow Celtics Wire WATCH: Poirier, Gobert work out with 7-foot-2 prospect, just 16 On this day: Boston Celtics icon Red Auerbach coaches 1st game with team WATCH: Best of Kemba Walker’s 2020 NBA Playoffs with the Boston Celtics Former Celtic Scott Pollard shares Disney...
CelticsBlog Oct 17, 2020
Boston Celtics daily links 10/17/20

Boston Celtics daily links 10/17/20

Kemba Walker vs Raptors 9/11/20 | Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Boston Globe Ten years later, Rajon Rondo is finally back on top CelticsBlog Danilo Gallinari’s fit with Boston is almost perfect Celtics .com 2020 Awards Series MVP: Jayson Tatum NBC Sports Boston Celtics have 6th best odds to win 2021 NBA championship Assessing the Celtics’ odds to win 2021 NBA championship Celtics Wire Jemele Hill isn’t a fan of Kyrie Irving – Kaepernick comparisons On this day: Celtics centers Vincent Poirier,...
CelticsBlog Oct 16, 2020
Boston Celtics daily links 10/16/20

Boston Celtics daily links 10/16/20

Kemba Walker vs Heat 9/15/20 | Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Globe Report: LA Clippers to hire Tyronn Lue as coach CelticsBlog CelticsBlog exit interview: Brad Wanamaker Topic: Which former Boston Celtics free agents would look good back in Boston this offseason? Lex Nihil Novi Travis Didn’t Care for Ricky Pitts Celtics .com Welcome to The League Moment: Jaylen Brown vs Carmelo Relive Top Moments from Red Claws’ First Year Under Celtics Ownership NBC Sports Boston Forsberg’s Focus: Will Enes Kanter...
CelticsBlog Oct 14, 2020
How Kira Lewis Jr. could galvanize the Celtics bench

How Kira Lewis Jr. could galvanize the Celtics bench

Photo by Wesley Hitt/ The Celtics stagnated far too often with their second unit on the floor. Kira Lewis Jr. would change that. Throughout the season, one thing became apparent: the Celtics lack size! Now, I’m not talking about the frontcourt. My focus has become fixated on the backcourt. This year’s roster consisted of a Russian doll rotation of guards, each one gradually smaller than its predecessor. When the Toronto Raptors and later, the Miami Heat targeted Kemba Walker, the Celtics didn’t have the personnel to change their game plan. Instead, they would rely on Brad...
CelticsBlog Oct 12, 2020
CelticsBlog exit interview: Kemba Walker

CelticsBlog exit interview: Kemba Walker

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ Kemba Walker’s first season with the Celtics raised nearly as many questions as it provided answers. Coming out of the 2018-19 season, Kemba Walker and the Boston Celtics needed each other. The Celtics needed a spark of hope after the calamitous 2018-19 season, and Walker needed a chance to play winning basketball after spending his first eight seasons with a Charlotte team mired in neutral. With Kyrie Irving jumping ship, Boston became a natural fit for Walker, and the pair agreed to a max deal on the opening day of free agency. Now, a year and a half later, the...
Inquisitr Oct 9, 2020
NBA Trade Rumors: Celtics Could Acquire Damian Lillard And Jusuf Nurkic For Package Centered On Kemba Walker

NBA Trade Rumors: Celtics Could Acquire Damian Lillard And Jusuf Nurkic For Package Centered On Kemba Walker

While the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat are engaging in an intense battle in the 2020 Finals, several crazy trade ideas have started surfacing in the league. These include the blockbuster deal that would send Damian Lillard and Jusuf Nurkic to the Boston Celtics this fall. In the proposed scenario by Andrew Hughes of Fansided’s Hardwood Houdini, the Celtics would be sending a package that includes Kemba Walker, Gordon Hayward, a 2020 first-round pick, and a 2021 first-round pick to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Lillard, Nurkic, Trevor Ariza, and Rodney Hood. If they...
CelticsBlog Oct 9, 2020
CelticsBlog exit interview: Daniel Theis

CelticsBlog exit interview: Daniel Theis

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The unsung hero of Boston’s starting lineup made a large impact in many subtle ways. Entering the 2019-20 season, one of the main questions facing the Boston Celtics was how the team would fill the void left behind by Al Horford’s departure. The Kemba Walker addition in lieu of Kyrie Irving plugged a lot of holes, but losing a veteran big with great defensive prowess, playmaking, and outside shooting was a considerable blow. Said void framed the entire season in regards to Daniel Theis, the third-year pro who emerged as the starter to fill Horford’s...
CelticsBlog Oct 8, 2020
Boston Celtics daily links 10/8/20

Boston Celtics daily links 10/8/20

Kemba Walker vs Heat 9/19/20 | Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. CelticsBlog CelticsBlog exit interview: Gordon Hayward Lex Nihil Novi Slimmer Quinn Buckner Making a Difference ESPN Day 88 - ESPN CLNS Media What’s next for the Celtics + NBA Finals Is Doc Rivers the right coach for the 76ers after Clippers firing? | Garden Report NBC Sports Boston Celtics Talk Podcast: Why Cedric Maxwell isn’t watching the Finals and how the C’s can get there next year How can Celtics’ Jaylen Brown take the next step to...
Inquisitr Oct 8, 2020
NBA Rumors: Celtics Could Get LaMarcus Aldridge In Exchange For Kemba Walker, Per ‘Bleacher Report’

NBA Rumors: Celtics Could Get LaMarcus Aldridge In Exchange For Kemba Walker, Per ‘Bleacher Report’

According to a recently proposed trade idea, the Boston Celtics could improve their big man rotation by acquiring LaMarcus Aldridge from the San Antonio Spurs in a deal centered on point guard Kemba Walker. As explained on Wednesday morning by Bleacher Report, Walker was originally expected to be the Celtics’ “go-to” scorer. However, he took a back seat to youngsters Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, who emerged as the team’s top two scorers in both regular season and postseason play. Considering how Walker might be Boston’s third scoring option as long as he remains with the...
CelticsBlog Oct 4, 2020
Boston Celtics daily links 10/4/20

Boston Celtics daily links 10/4/20

Kemba Walker vs Heat 9/27/20 | Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald Celtics report card Globe Doc is in: 76ers expect Rivers to lead them to NBA title NESN Robyn Hayward Posts Adorable Picture Of Gordon With Newborn Son Celtics Wire On this day: former Boston Celtics big man Doug Smith signed WATCH: Marcus Smart’s best plays in 2020 East Finals vs. Miami Heat The legend of Playoff Rondo lives on – and grows MSU’s Tillman is on Celts’ draft radar; should he be in their plans? Ex-Celtic Maxwell thinks Nash a bad hire for...

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