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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
Celtics Offseason Preview, Trade Ideas and NBA Draft on the Garden Report

Celtics Offseason Preview, Trade Ideas and NBA Draft on the Garden Report

The Garden Report crew kicks around some offseason Trade scenarios involving the Boston Celtics. John Zannis, Josue Pavon, Jimmy Toscano and Bobby Manning discussed how to best handle Hayward’s free agency on the Garden Report (21:21), plus trade possibilities for Marcus Smart (00:00), the upcoming NBA Draft on Nov. 18 (32:03) along with reaction to the Lakers winning their 17th championship (48:20) and LeBron James’ fourth (37:17) in his chase to match Michael Jordan. The case for the Celtics to TRADE Marcus Smart The Garden Report assesses the Celtics’ trade options, including...
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 20, 2020
Boston Celtics daily links 10/20/20

Boston Celtics daily links 10/20/20

Dennis Johnson at Boston Garden 1990 | Photo by Dick Raphael/NBAE via All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Globe Who is your all-time favorite play-by-play voice? Brad Stevens joining lookalike Pete Buttigieg to rally for Democrats Celtics’ Marcus Smart details racist incident outside TD Garden in Players’ Tribune column CelticsBlog CelticsBlog exit interview: Robert Williams Lex Nihil Novi Bird Added to Olympic Squad NBC Sports Boston How Celtics’ Marcus Smart found peace in the NBA’s Orlando bubble Forsberg’s Focus: Carsen Edwards, Javonte...
NESN.com Oct 20, 2020

Celtics’ Marcus Smart Opens About Life In Orlando Bubble During NBA Playoffs

Marcus Smart saw the NBA bubble as a “blessing” while the Celtics were in Orlando, Fla. The Boston guard and his teammates were in the bubble for about two months. They were away from their families, friends and normal life during that time while also following strict protocols due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. But […] The post Celtics’ Marcus Smart Opens About Life In Orlando Bubble During NBA Playoffs appeared first on NESN.com.
ClutchPoints Oct 19, 2020
Marcus Smart addresses exchange with racist Celtics fan after game

Marcus Smart addresses exchange with racist Celtics fan after game

Boston Celtics star Marcus Smart is the latest athlete to share his story about his personal experience on racial profiling in America. Smart opened up about the incident in an essay he wrote for The Players Tribune published on Monday. In his article, the 26-year-old defense-first guard recalled an encounter from a few years back […] The post Marcus Smart addresses exchange with racist Celtics fan after game appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Oct 19, 2020
Marcus Smart’s surprising admission about spending months in NBA bubble

Marcus Smart’s surprising admission about spending months in NBA bubble

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart shared what he felt when he was separated from his family and isolated within the confines of a hotel room in Walt Disney World: “I was totally ready for it to suck, I’m not gonna lie. But you know what? The bubble, it actually turned out to be … pretty […] The post Marcus Smart’s surprising admission about spending months in NBA bubble appeared first on ClutchPoints.
CelticsBlog Oct 7, 2020
Boston Celtics daily links 10/7/20

Boston Celtics daily links 10/7/20

Jayson Tatum vs Heat 9/23/20 | Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald Pelicans’ Jrue Holiday picked as NBA’s top teammate Globe LeBron James’s former foes now striving for NBA title alongside him Lakers within one win of another NBA title Grading the Celtics: How each player on the roster performed this season, and where they can improve CelticsBlog CelticsBlog exit interview: Marcus Smart Lex Nihil Novi Bird and McHale Showing Some Early Signs of Chemistry CLNS Media Would the Celtics beat the Lakers in the NBA...
CelticsBlog Oct 7, 2020
CelticsBlog exit interview: Marcus Smart

CelticsBlog exit interview: Marcus Smart

Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Loved and trusted by all. Full disclaimer: Marcus Smart is by far my favorite player of all time. Yes, I root for and write about a team that has seen the likes of Larry Bird, Bill Russell, Bob Cousy, Tommy Heinsohn, John Havlicek, Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo (I know...I know), and Kevin Garnett all walk through that proverbial door. With all that being said, that doesn’t change the fact that rooting for Marcus Smart has been the most fun I’ve had as a fan of this franchise. Keeping that in mind, it’s story time. The scene: Marcus Smart had just...
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...
CelticsBlog Oct 3, 2020
Boston Celtics daily links 10/3/20

Boston Celtics daily links 10/3/20

Brad Wanamaker vs Heat 9/25/20 | Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald Danny Ainge: “We’ve got some work to do.” Globe Enough with the hot takes, this Celtics team is good Brad Stevens says this Celtics group ‘has a chance to be special’ Adam Silver: NBA still hoping to open next season in arenas Danny Ainge on Celtics’ loss, Gordon Hayward’s future, ‘strange’ offseason Evaluating the Celtics’ key bench players, from Marcus Smart to Enes Kanter Danny Ainge knows Celtics are ‘not good enough,’...
NESN.com Oct 1, 2020

Danny Ainge Breaks Silence On Celtics’ Locker Room Fracas After ECF Game 2

It was the quarrel heard around the NBA. Following the Boston Celtics’ loss to the Miami Heat in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals, guard Marcus Smart and a number of teammates were heard yelling in the locker room. Turns out, Smart was miffed about being shouldered with blame for his decision-making in the […] The post Danny Ainge Breaks Silence On Celtics’ Locker Room Fracas After ECF Game 2 appeared first on NESN.com.
NESN.com Sep 30, 2020

Why Brad Stevens Isn’t Putting Emphasis Into Marcus Smart’s Game 6 Shot Output

When the world seemed to be falling for Boston Celtics fans Sunday, one statistic sent it deeper into oblivion. Marcus Smart attempted 13 3-pointers during Boston’s season-ending, Game 6 loss to the Miami Heat. Those were among his 22 total shots attempted. The Celtics guard attempted more 3-pointers than Jayson Tatum, Kemba Walker (10 each) […] The post Why Brad Stevens Isn’t Putting Emphasis Into Marcus Smart’s Game 6 Shot Output appeared first on NESN.com.
ClutchPoints Sep 29, 2020
Jayson Tatum, Marcus Smart speak out on building for the Celtics’ future

Jayson Tatum, Marcus Smart speak out on building for the Celtics’ future

After the Boston Celtics’ season came to a disappointing end on Sunday, the team is now looking toward what’s ahead. Jayson Tatum and Marcus Smart are leading the way in this respect, with the two stars already talking about what the future holds for the Cs. According to Smart, there’s nowhere else to go from […] The post Jayson Tatum, Marcus Smart speak out on building for the Celtics’ future appeared first on ClutchPoints.
NESN.com Sep 26, 2020

Marcus Smart Had Simple Message As He Walked Into Locker Room After Game 5

Kevin Millar became famous for his renowned “don’t let us win tonight” comment before Game 4 of the 2004 American League Championship Series. Somehow, Marcus Smart found a message even shorter, and he shared it seconds after walking off the court in Florida late Friday night. The Boston Celtics, thanks to a stellar second half, […] The post Marcus Smart Had Simple Message As He Walked Into Locker Room After Game 5 appeared first on NESN.com.

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