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Boston Celtics Daily Links 7/23/14

Boston Celtics Daily Links 7/23/14

All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald  LeBron James humbled by fans in Hong Kong Globe Reports: Kevin Love to Cleveland Picking Up Steam LeBron James Apologizes to His Neighbors With Cupcakes After Adding Evan Turner, More Trades Seem Inevitable for CelticsEvan Turner gets to reset with CelticsPotential No. 1 Pick in 2015 NBA Draft Signs Lucrative Deal in China CelticsBlog  Sprucing up a boring semantic discussion about tanking vs. rebuilding Deveney: Celtics could act as third team in a Kevin Love trade ESPN   Trim Time: How C's can pare down roster Chicago...

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Boston Globe 5 hours ago

Five Truths and a Lie About Evan Turner

So basically six things you need to know about new Celtic Evan Turner.
Boston Globe 5 hours ago

Video: Uh Oh, Celtics Fans, Bulls Making Big Play for Kevin Love

Chris Sheridan breaks down his exclusive report that the Bulls offered three players to the Timberwolves for Kevin Love, whom the Celtics have been aggressively targeting.
Boston Globe 11 hours ago

LeBron James Apologizes to His Neighbors With Cupcakes

Worried about the inconvenience he may have caused after announcing his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James sent his neighbors cupcakes and an apology.
Boston Globe 11 hours ago

Isaiah Austin Says NBA Has a Job Waiting For Him

The former NBA prospect, who was forced to end his basketball career after being diagnosed with a rare disease, says the league has a job waiting for him after he graduates from Baylor.
Boston Globe Jul 22, 2014

Reports: Kevin Love to Cleveland Picking Up Steam

Boston's chances for Love, as slim as they were to begin with, appear to be on life support.

Trim Time: How C's can pare down roster

The Boston Celtics currently have 18 players under contract for the 2014-15 season with a total salary commitment of more than $80 million. While we wait for the official numbers on Evan Turner's free-agent deal, Boston is expected to sit $3+ million over the luxury-tax line ($76.8 million) with a need to trim at least three bodies before the start of the regular season. Cap Glance A look at the Boston Celtics' current salary commitment (with help from salary site ShamSports.
Boston Globe Jul 22, 2014

Potential No. 1 Pick in 2015 NBA Draft Signs Lucrative Deal in China

An American high school basketball star has spurned high-profile college coaches John Calipari and Larry Brown to sign a big-money deal in China.
Boston Herald Jul 22, 2014

Blatt turns to his friends

The David Blatt profile in today’s Herald chronicles the string of pressure points that helped mold the former Maccabi Tel Aviv coach, and ultimately led to his emergence as not only head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, but LeBron James.Slightly obscured by this revolutionary move is what the Framingham native has decided to leave behind. As he said last week, “I’ve lived in Israel for the last 33 years.”
Boston Globe Jul 22, 2014

Getting Crushed By Kobe Bryant in H-O-R-S-E Looks Exactly Like You Think It Would

If you've ever wondered how a game of H-O-R-S-E would go with an NBA superstar, now you know.

Smart named to USA men's Select team

Boston Celtics rookie guard Marcus Smart was one of 13 players named to the 2014 USA Men's Select team for USA Basketball on Tuesday. AP Photo/John RaouxMarcus Smart will train with the US men's national basketball team in Las Vegas.Members of the select team will train with the 2014 men's national team during its camp in Las Vegas from July 28-31 and the program is often a stepping stone for young players to join the national team in the future.
Boston Globe Jul 22, 2014

After Adding Evan Turner, More Trades Seem Inevitable for Celtics

Danny Ainge has created another logjam throughout the Celtics roster by adding Evan Turner to the mix. The move makes it likely we see additional deals in the coming months.
Boston Herald Jul 22, 2014
Turner, Celtics see upside in new deal

Turner, Celtics see upside in new deal

In a marriage of two sides hoping to raise their station, the Celtics yesterday reached agreement on a contract with free agent swingman Evan Turner.The Herald first reported the deal, noting that, according to sources, the 2010 second-overall NBA draft pick will receive a portion of the Celts’ mid-level exception. Turner’s representative, David Falk, acknowledged the agreement last night. Terms were not confirmed, but sources say Turner will have the opportunity to cash in when the NBA’s salary cap rises significantly, as expected in 2016.

Loose ends in Humphries sign-and-trade

Two bits of info to close up the loose ends in the sign-and-trade deal that delivered Kris Humphries from the Boston Celtics to the Washington Wizards: • The Celtics generated a trade exception valued at $4.25 million. They have until July 19, 2015 to utilize it. (For those interested, Washington still has $4.3 million remaining on a trade exception generated from Trevor Ariza's departure). • Washington sent a 2015 second-round pick to Boston that is top-49 protected, meaning the Wizards will have to be one of the top 11 teams in basketball, record-wise, next season to convey that pick...

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