9:20 AM EDT, Thu July 19, 2018
  • 34 Total Stories
  • 1 Stories Last 12 Hrs
  • 16 Stories Last 24 Hrs
  • 6 Sources
CelticsBlog 16 hours ago
Murphy: In Marcus Smart Situation, Danny Ainge Holds All the Leverage (podcast)

Murphy: In Marcus Smart Situation, Danny Ainge Holds All the Leverage (podcast)

Celtics Beat welcomes the Boston Herald’s Mark Murphy, the go-to guy on all things Marcus Smart Everybody and their source’s mother has an opinion on Marcus Smart this summer. The Boston Celtics’ longest-tenured player has rapidly become one of the most divisive guys in the NBA. The advanced analytical revolution can’t quantify the VORP of a guy who’s eye-popping winning plays are only outnumbered by stretches head-scratching shot selection. With cases as complex as this summer’s will they/won’t they contract situation with Smart, some opinions matter more than others. Celtics...
CelticsBlog 18 hours ago
Boston Celtics daily links 7/18/18

Boston Celtics daily links 7/18/18

All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald Done deal: Leonard goes to Raptors, DeRozan goes to Spurs Globe Spurs trade Kawhi Leonard to Raptors for DeMar DeRozan What the Kawhi Leonard deal means for Celtics, teams involved, and NBA as a whole Talks between Celtics and Marcus Smart ‘going in the right direction’ Spurs, Raptors reportedly agree to trade with Kawhi Leonard, DeMar DeRozan NBA free agency: Celtics, Marcus Smart reportedly engaged in contract talks CelticsBlog CelticsBlog roundtable: when will Jayson Tatum be the face of the franchise? How the Kawhi...
NESN.com 18 hours ago

Isaiah Thomas Jabs Celtics In Reaction To Kawhi Leonard-DeMar DeRozan Trade

A loyal, fan-favorite NBA player went into the offseason convinced he’d stay with his current team, only to be coldly... Read More »
The Republican 18 hours ago
Boston Celtics rumors 2018: Marcus Smart, Celtics hope to have four-year deal completed within a week

Boston Celtics rumors 2018: Marcus Smart, Celtics hope to have four-year deal completed within a week

Marcus Smart and the Boston Celtics are reportedly moving in the right direction.
NESN.com 20 hours ago

NBA Rumors: Marcus Smart, Celtics Engaged In Contract Talks At This Pay Range

Marcus Smart and the Boston Celtics may be able to find common ground, after all. Celtics president of basketball operations... Read More »
NESN.com 22 hours ago

Kawhi Leonard Trade Analysis: Can New-Look Raptors Challenge Celtics In East?

The Eastern Conference is having quite the crazy summer. LeBron James appeared to open the door in the East earlier... Read More »
The Republican 21 hours ago
Marcus Smart free agency: Boston Celtics engaged with agent on four-year deal

Marcus Smart free agency: Boston Celtics engaged with agent on four-year deal

The Boston Celtics are reportedly engaged with Marcus Smart's agent on a four-year deal.
CelticsBlog 21 hours ago
Woj: Celtics seriously engaged with Marcus Smart on four-year deal

Woj: Celtics seriously engaged with Marcus Smart on four-year deal

The cold negotiations reportedly turned hot as the two sides are gaining momentum on a four-year contract worth $46-50 million. Wojnarowski reports that talks are ongoing. After frustration, a Summer League visit and weeks of silence on the Marcus Smart front, Happy Walters and Danny Ainge entered negotiation on a long-term deal according to Adrian Wojnarowski. The parameters of a potential Smart contract, which could now be imminent, figure to be between $46-50 million over four years. The average annual value of $11-12 million would comfortably allow the C’s to make minor moves to...
CelticsBlog 21 hours ago
Woj: Celtics seriously engaged with Smart on four-year deal

Woj: Celtics seriously engaged with Smart on four-year deal

The cold negotiations reportedly turned hot on Wednesday as the two sides are gaining momentum toward a four-year contract worth $46-50 million. Wojnarowski reports that talks are ongoing. After frustration, a Summer League visit and weeks of silence on the Marcus Smart front, Happy Walters and Danny Ainge entered negotiation on a long-term deal according to Adrian Wojnarowski. The parameters of a potential Smart contract, which could now be imminent, figure to be between $46-50 million over four years. Celtics GM Danny Ainge and Happy Walters, the agent for restricted free agent guard...
NESN.com 21 hours ago

Why Kawhi Leonard Trade Is Another Example Of Celtics’ Offseason Going To Plan

The much-maligned Eastern Conference of the NBA got better Wednesday when the Toronto Raptors reportedly agreed to trade for San... Read More »
The Republican 22 hours ago
For Boston Celtics, Kawhi Leonard trade to Toronto Raptors makes Eastern Conference more dangerous

For Boston Celtics, Kawhi Leonard trade to Toronto Raptors makes Eastern Conference more dangerous

The Boston Celtcs' road through the Eastern Conference is more treacherous with Kawhi Leonard in Toronto.
NESN.com 22 hours ago

NBA Rumors: Raptors Didn’t Think They Could Beat Celtics Before Kawhi Leonard Trade

The Boston Celtics are the measuring stick in the Eastern Conference. They are the best team in the East, and... Read More »
www.bostonherald.com Jul 17, 2018
Celts guard Jabari Bird boosts his stock with strong summer

Celts guard Jabari Bird boosts his stock with strong summer

LAS VEGAS — There’s a lot of players out there hungering for a two-way contract, and to hear Danny Ainge tell it, the team is uncertain about whether Jabari Bird will come back in that capacity for a second year.“Still in the works,” Ainge told the Herald on Monday. “We’re evaluating the basketball world. There’s a lot of players out there.”Whether his future leads back to the Celtics, or maybe even a better deal somewhere else, the restricted free agent is confident his best was on display when the rest of the league tuned in during the just-completed NBA Summer League.“I...
NESN.com Jul 17, 2018

NBA Rumors: Celtics Haven’t Offered Five Best Players In Kawhi Leonard Trade Talks

The Boston Celtics can’t expect to trade for San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard if they are unwilling to give... Read More »
The Republican Jul 17, 2018
Kawhi Leonard Trade Rumors: Boston Celtics offered 'pick-heavy packages,' less traction on talks recently

Kawhi Leonard Trade Rumors: Boston Celtics offered 'pick-heavy packages,' less traction on talks recently

The Boston Celtics offered "pick-heavy packages" for San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard.
CelticsBlog Jul 16, 2018
Welcome to deep summer thoughts with CelticsBlog

Welcome to deep summer thoughts with CelticsBlog

No NBA playoffs and no summer league make me something something. The NBA season is such a blur and the offseason has lately filled up our hours and this blog with tremendous content. We were a game away from the Finals then all of a sudden the draft was upon us and then free agency started and Summer League showed up and my head is still kind of spinning. Leaving Las Vegas tends to have a sobering effect on the offseason though. The scribes gather their things and head home and teams, players, and agents head back home to regroup or rethink their next steps. We’re still waiting on word...
The Republican Jul 16, 2018
Boston Celtics deal with Walt Lemon Jr. not finished, sides discussing terms of contract

Boston Celtics deal with Walt Lemon Jr. not finished, sides discussing terms of contract

The Boston Celtics reportedly haven't finished their deal with Walt Lemon Jr.
CelticsBlog Jul 16, 2018
Celtics Late Night on CLNS: The Summer Show

Celtics Late Night on CLNS: The Summer Show

Call in live at 347-215-7771 with CelticsBlog’s Bobby Manning 8:30-9:30 EST tonight. NBA offseason activity exploded within a week of July 1. Demarcus Cousins is heading to the Warriors. LeBron James is leaving the East. Now the door looks wide open for the Celtics to become kings of the East in 2018-19. First they have to settle the score with Marcus Smart. Then questions remain about their two stars recovering from injury. Is Danny Ainge done? Will he have another blockbuster up his sleeve late in the offseason like the Kyrie Irving trade almost one year ago? We dive into the...
CelticsBlog Jul 16, 2018
Boston Celtics daily links 7/16/18

Boston Celtics daily links 7/16/18

All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald Free agency turning into bargain hunting for NBA clubs Celtics notebook: Guerschon Yabusele dazzles in Vegas finale Bulpett: Sixers coach Brett Brown always has an eye on rival Celtics Robert Williams, Celts don’t see rookie’s injury as long-term Globe Marcus Smart, Jabari Bird, and the Celtics’ other looming roster decisions Celtics’ summer run ends in quarterfinals For LeBron James and Tyronn Lue, a quick chat, a few laughs and new directions Celtics sign guard Walt Lemon Jr. to two-way contract CelticsBlog Part...
The Republican Jul 16, 2018
GM Danny Ainge: Boston Celtics bringing back free agent Jabari Bird 'still in the works'

GM Danny Ainge: Boston Celtics bringing back free agent Jabari Bird 'still in the works'

Bringing back free agent guard Jabari Bird is "still in the works," Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge told reporters Monday.
NESN.com Jul 16, 2018

NBA Rumors: Celtics Agree To Two-Way NBA Contract With Walt Lemon Jr.

The Boston Celtics reportedly added to their roster one day after waiving Kadeem Allen. Yahoo! Sports’ Shams Charania reported Monday,... Read More »
CelticsBlog Jul 16, 2018
Celtics sign Walt Lemon Jr. to a two-way contract

Celtics sign Walt Lemon Jr. to a two-way contract

Fresh off of waiving Kadeem Allen, the Celtics filled one of their two-way slots quickly. Shams Charania reported on Monday morning that the Boston Celtics have signed Walt Lemon Jr. to a two-way NBA contract. The Boston Celtics and guard Walt Lemon Jr. have agreed a two-way NBA contract, league sources tell Yahoo. Lemon played five games for the New Orleans Pelicans last season.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 16, 2018 Lemon Jr. played in 5 games for the New Orleans Pelicans last season, averaging 3.4 points, 1.0 assist, shooting 44% from the field and 100% from behind the...
The Republican Jul 16, 2018
Boston Celtics, Walt Lemon Jr. agree on two-way contract

Boston Celtics, Walt Lemon Jr. agree on two-way contract

Walt Lemon, a 6-foot-3 guard who scored 17 points in 35 minutes for the New Orleans Pelicans, agreed to a two-way deal with the Celtics
CelticsBlog Jul 16, 2018
Semi Ojeleye fully guaranteed for 2018-19

Semi Ojeleye fully guaranteed for 2018-19

Ojeleye is now locked in at $1.4 million for next season Semi Ojeleye’s contract with the Boston Celtics had a deadline of July 15th to become fully guaranteed. Predictably, the day came and went with nary a whisper and Ojeleye is now fully guaranteed at $1,378,242 for 2018-19. The contract for Ojeleye was previously guaranteed for $901,965 for 2018-19. This healthy guarantee, combined with the promise he showed as a rookie made it a no-brainer for the Celtics to let the deadline pass without waiving Ojeleye. Ojeleye was drafted by Boston with the seventh pick in the second round (37th...
The Republican Jul 15, 2018
Boston Celtics waive two-way player Kadeem Allen, guarantee Semi Ojeleye

Boston Celtics waive two-way player Kadeem Allen, guarantee Semi Ojeleye

The Boston Celtics have waived two-way player Kadeem Allen, the team announced Sunday. They will also guarantee the contract of second-year forward Semi Ojeleye.
CelticsBlog Jul 15, 2018
Celtics officially waive Kadeem Allen

Celtics officially waive Kadeem Allen

The guard played on a two-way contract last season. The Boston Celtics announced on Sunday that they have waived guard Kadeem Allen. The 25-year-old Arizona product played on a two-way contract last season after being selected with the 53rd overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. Allen averaged 1.1 points and 0.7 assists in 18 contests (1 start) last season. His two-way contract would have guaranteed for the 2018-19 season had he remained under contract after today. Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe first reported on Saturday that the Celtics would likely release Allen in order to sign...
ClutchPoints Jul 15, 2018
Celtics waive former second-round pick Kadeem Allen

Celtics waive former second-round pick Kadeem Allen

The Boston Celtics announced on Sunday that they have released former second-round draft pick Kadeem Allen from his two-way contract. We have waived guard Kadeem Allen. — Boston Celtics (@celtics) July 15, 2018 Allen was the 53rd pick in the 2017 NBA Draft but spent most of his time in the G-League. He only appeared […] The post Celtics waive former second-round pick Kadeem Allen appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Hoops Habit Jul 16, 2018

Denver Nuggets: 3 reasons Isaiah Thomas is a good addition

The Denver Nuggets will ink All-Star Isaiah Thomas to a one-year deal. Coming off an injury-plagued season, the point guard has a lot to prove. How will he fit in with the Nuggets’ young core? Dubbed “The Little Guy” by longtime Boston Celtics legend Tommy Heinsohn, Isaiah Thomas has outgrown his moniker. Despite being one […] Denver Nuggets: 3 reasons Isaiah Thomas is a good addition - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats
ClutchPoints Jul 17, 2018
Celtics, Sixers holding out top players, offering heavy-pick packages for Kawhi Leonard

Celtics, Sixers holding out top players, offering heavy-pick packages for Kawhi Leonard

San Antonio Spurs superstar Kawhi Leonard has heard his name pop up in a slew of trade scenarios in recent weeks. There are said to be several teams interested in the former San Diego State stand-out’s services, including the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76’ers. Leonard, now 27 years of age, was eligible to sign a […] The post Celtics, Sixers holding out top players, offering heavy-pick packages for Kawhi Leonard appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Hoops Habit Jul 17, 2018

Boston Celtics: Jabari Bird deserves an NBA roster spot

Jabari Bird is a restricted free agent, but he fared well in NBA Summer League with the Boston Celtics and proved himself worthy of an NBA roster spot. Jabari Bird played very well in the 2018 NBA Summer League and turned some heads in the process. Bird was a second round pick in the 2017 […] Boston Celtics: Jabari Bird deserves an NBA roster spot - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats
ClutchPoints Jul 18, 2018
Bill Simmons’ bold guess on framework of Kawhi Leonard-DeMar DeRozan trade

Bill Simmons’ bold guess on framework of Kawhi Leonard-DeMar DeRozan trade

A potential Kawhi Leonard deal to his beloved Boston Celtics is looking bleaker by the day — even more so with news that one of the best two-way players in the game is headed to Canada — but the “Sports Guy” is still willing to dig in and spitball on some plausible scenarios. The former […] The post Bill Simmons’ bold guess on framework of Kawhi Leonard-DeMar DeRozan trade appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints 21 hours ago
Raptors didn’t feel they could beat Celtics, 76ers before Kawhi Leonard trade

Raptors didn’t feel they could beat Celtics, 76ers before Kawhi Leonard trade

The Toronto Raptors took a major swing for the fences by trading DeMar DeRozan for star forward Kawhi Leonard, one that comes with a huge risk at hand. Leonard has given no assurance of his willingness to re-sign with the team, and the state of his health is unclear after playing in only nine games […] The post Raptors didn’t feel they could beat Celtics, 76ers before Kawhi Leonard trade appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints 21 hours ago
Report: Celtics considering 4-year, $50 million deal for RFA Marcus Smart

Report: Celtics considering 4-year, $50 million deal for RFA Marcus Smart

Boston Celtics president Danny Ainge is “seriously engaged” in talks with Marcus Smart’s agent Happy Walters for a potential four-year deal ranging from $46-to-50 million, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. More details to come. The post Report: Celtics considering 4-year, $50 million deal for RFA Marcus Smart appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Related Player News

  • 61 Kawhi Leonard

    Kawhi Leonard

    Spurs sending Raptors $5 million in Kawhi Leonard-DeMar DeRozan trade

  • 49 DeMar DeRozan

    DeMar DeRozan

    Toronto Raptors: DeMar DeRozan’s Top 5 moments in Toronto

  • 10 Marcus Smart

    Marcus Smart

    Source says Marcus Smart, Celtics are discussing a new contract for the restricted free agent

  • 10 LeBron James

    LeBron James

    LeBron James named ‘Best NBA Player’ at ESPYS

  • 4 Jayson Tatum

    Jayson Tatum

    Jayson Tatum Really Cropped Stephen A. Smith Out Of Denzel Washington Photo