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CelticsBlog 7 hours ago
Kemba Walker ready for ‘new chapter’ with Celtics

Kemba Walker ready for ‘new chapter’ with Celtics

Photo by Tim Bradbury/ The Celtics held an introductory press conference for their new star point guard Wednesday. Star point guard Kemba Walker made it known that it wasn’t an easy decision. But he also conveyed that he had made the right one as well. After spending all eight seasons of his NBA career with the Charlotte Hornets, Walker signed a four-year, $141 million deal with the Boston Celtics at the start of free agency and the organization officially introduced their newly coveted prize at a press conference at the Auerbach Center Wednesday. “It was one of the hardest...
CelticsBlog 18 hours ago
To extend or not to extend: the future of Jaylen Brown

To extend or not to extend: the future of Jaylen Brown

Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via After Jamal Murray and Ben Simmons signed max extensions this summer, is Jaylen Brown next? The off-season isn’t over yet. Even after waiving Guerschon Yabusele, there’s still some book keeping transactions that need to finished. Vincent Poirier is officially a Celtic, but Daniel Theis has yet to put pen to paper on his agreed two-year deal. Tremont Waters is ticketed for a two-way contract, but it’s not official official. The intrigue around Summer League standout Tacko Fall has not amounted to anything more than the Exhibit 10...
CelticsBlog Jul 15, 2019
Boston Celtics daily links 7/15/19

Boston Celtics daily links 7/15/19

All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald US women’s soccer team helps Brad Stevens turn corner on tough season Carsen Edwards takes his first NBA step with a four-year contract A grieving Tremont Waters carries on Bulpett’s parting thoughts from Celtics summer league Kara Lawson’s competitive spirit brought her to Celtics Robert Williams shows some durability for Celtics Boston Celtics summer league breakdown: Who showed what in Vegas? Globe Tremont Waters decides to play in wake of father’s death Robert Williams took a big step forward with the...
CelticsBlog Jul 15, 2019
Cleaning up the Boston Celtics 2019-20 cap sheet

Cleaning up the Boston Celtics 2019-20 cap sheet

Boston will have made more than 20 transactions before their offseason work is complete Following a whirlwind summer, the Boston Celtics are finally just about done with free agency. It’s been a long, strange trip as to how they’ve put together their roster for the 2019-20 season. There has been a lot of reporting out there on who the Celtics have signed and for how much, but little of it has been actually clear. Here’s a recap on how Danny Ainge and team have built the 2019-20 roster to this point. Free Agents Lost · PJ Dozier - unsigned · Jonathan Gibson –...
CelticsBlog Jul 15, 2019
Why did Al Horford leave the Celtics for the 76ers?

Why did Al Horford leave the Celtics for the 76ers?

A transformative Celtic darted to a chief rival while Boston desperately tried to retain him. The question remains: why? A photoshop of Al Horford in 76ers blue last year would’ve sent the Ben Simmons-mocking wing of Celtics fans into fits of laughter. Now Joel Embiid is the one laughing. Horford’s value to the Celtics may only become fully realized in his absence. He held Embiid to 19-for-52 (36.5%) shooting last season in individual matchups. Next season he will enter games in Boston from the visitor’s locker room. Horford is signed for four seasons in Philly, with a game and new...
ClutchPoints Jul 14, 2019
REPORT: Carsen Edwards gets guaranteed deal from Celtics

REPORT: Carsen Edwards gets guaranteed deal from Celtics

Carsen Edwards, who impressed for the Boston Celtics in the Summer League, officially signs a four-year guaranteed contract with the Beantown team. Over $4.5 million in guaranteed salary over the course of the deal for Edwards, per source. — Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) July 13, 2019 Edwards was one of the more intriguing and polarizing players […] The post REPORT: Carsen Edwards gets guaranteed deal from Celtics appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Jul 15, 2019
Celtics ranked No. 7 in ESPN’s offseason NBA power rankings

Celtics ranked No. 7 in ESPN’s offseason NBA power rankings

The Boston Celtics may not have the same types of high expectations they had a year ago at this time, but they are still ranked seventh in ESPN’s offseason NBA power rankings. The Celtics not only lost Kyrie Irving and Al Horford to free agency, but they also traded Aron Baynes and saw both Marcus […] The post Celtics ranked No. 7 in ESPN’s offseason NBA power rankings appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Inquisitr Jul 16, 2019
NBA Rumors: Here’s Why Marcus Morris Reportedly Backed Out Of Spurs Deal And Signed With Knicks Instead

NBA Rumors: Here’s Why Marcus Morris Reportedly Backed Out Of Spurs Deal And Signed With Knicks Instead

Earlier this month, former Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris agreed to sign with the San Antonio Spurs as a free agent, reportedly accepting a deal that would have paid him $20 million over two years. Ultimately, he ended up backing out of the offer less than a week later, opting to join the New York Knicks on a one-year, $15 million contract. Reports at that time did not offer much insight into why Morris turned down the Spurs after initially agreeing to their terms, but a new report suggests that he may have changed his mind due to a case of miscommunication.Click here to continue and...
ClutchPoints Jul 16, 2019
Vincent Poirier excited to join ‘mythical’ Celtics franchise

Vincent Poirier excited to join ‘mythical’ Celtics franchise

The Boston Celtics announced in a Monday press release that they have officially signed center Vincent Poirier to deal. The deal is reportedly for two years. Following the announcement, Poirier expressed his excitement to fulfill his lifelong dream of playing in the NBA and joining the Celtics, describing the storied franchise in a colorful way: New Celtics […] The post Vincent Poirier excited to join ‘mythical’ Celtics franchise appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Inquisitr Jul 16, 2019
NBA Rumors: Celtics Could Trade Gordon Hayward To Magic For Mo Bamba And Evan Fournier, ‘CBS Sports’ Suggests

NBA Rumors: Celtics Could Trade Gordon Hayward To Magic For Mo Bamba And Evan Fournier, ‘CBS Sports’ Suggests

The departure of Kyrie Irving has greatly affected the Boston Celtics’ offseason plans. After failing to convince Irving to re-sign, the Celtics backed out with their plan to trade for All-Star center Anthony Davis, who ended up being moved to the Los Angeles Lakers. However, instead of undergoing another rebuild, the Celtics decided to focus on surrounding Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown with quality players who can help them remain competitive in the Eastern Conference next season.Click here to continue and read more...
NetsDaily Jul 16, 2019
ESPN Post-Free Agency Power Rankings: Nets at No. 12

ESPN Post-Free Agency Power Rankings: Nets at No. 12

In its first Power Rankings since the mad scramble that was NBA free agency, ESPN places the Nets, with Kyrie Irving but without Kevin Durant, at No. 12. Tim Bontemps writes... Brooklyn completed its remarkable turnaround over the past few years by signing Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and DeAndre Jordan in the opening hours of free agency, lifting a franchise that had been left for dead in the wake of trading four first-round picks to the Celtics back in 2013. If Durant were healthy, the Nets would likely be the favorites in the East. But he is not, having torn his Achilles during the NBA...
ClutchPoints Jul 16, 2019
Kemba Walker would’ve stayed with Hornets if he got a better 5-year offer

Kemba Walker would’ve stayed with Hornets if he got a better 5-year offer

Kemba Walker ended up signing a four-year, $141 million contract with the Boston Celtics at the onset of NBA free agency, as the Charlotte Hornets were not willing to offer the point guard the full max. But did the Hornets even have to offer Walker a $221 million max deal to get him to stay? […] The post Kemba Walker would’ve stayed with Hornets if he got a better 5-year offer appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Jul 16, 2019
Enes Kanter says a big reason he picked Celtics was because of message from Kemba Walker

Enes Kanter says a big reason he picked Celtics was because of message from Kemba Walker

It looks like Kemba Walker recruited Enes Kanter to the Boston Celtics this summer. Kanter, who signed a two-year, $9.7 million deal with the Celtics, says he got a phone call from Walker on general manager Danny Ainge’s phone which sealed the deal for him to join Boston. “One of the reasons I picked Boston […] The post Enes Kanter says a big reason he picked Celtics was because of message from Kemba Walker appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Inquisitr 17 hours ago
NBA Rumors: Anthony Davis Refuses To Talk About 2020 Free Agency, ‘I’m Just Focused On This Season’

NBA Rumors: Anthony Davis Refuses To Talk About 2020 Free Agency, ‘I’m Just Focused On This Season’

When the 2018-19 NBA season officially came to an end, All-Star center Anthony Davis became one of the most coveted superstars on the trade market. When the New Orleans Pelicans start listening to offers for Davis, several NBA teams have immediately expressed interest in adding “The Brow” to their roster. After the Boston Celtics backed out with the trade negotiation, the Pelicans decided to trade Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, and three future first-round picks. The successful acquisition of Anthony Davis is undeniably a...
ClutchPoints 10 hours ago
Kemba Walker recruited Enes Kanter to Boston via phone call from Danny Ainge’s phone

Kemba Walker recruited Enes Kanter to Boston via phone call from Danny Ainge’s phone

The Boston Celtics held an introductory press conference for Enes Kanter and Kemba Walker on Wednesday morning. During the event, Kanter revealed that Walker called him from Danny Ainge’s phone earlier this offseason in an effort to recruit his services. “He didn’t call me from his phone,” Kanter said during Wednesday’s introductory presser. “He called […] The post Kemba Walker recruited Enes Kanter to Boston via phone call from Danny Ainge’s phone appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints 10 hours ago
Boston tried to do sign-and-trades with Kyrie Irving, Al Horford, but Nets, Sixers wanted too much draft compensation

Boston tried to do sign-and-trades with Kyrie Irving, Al Horford, but Nets, Sixers wanted too much draft compensation

The Boston Celtics lost both Kyrie Irving and Al Horford in free agency, which was something that they didn’t want to happen. But when it was apparent that both players were not re-signing, the Cs tried to convince their new teams to do sign-and-trades. Unfortunately for Boston, the Brooklyn Nets and the Philadelphia 76ers’ asking […] The post Boston tried to do sign-and-trades with Kyrie Irving, Al Horford, but Nets, Sixers wanted too much draft compensation appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints 9 hours ago
Danny Ainge says Celtics’ post-draft ‘plan A’ was signing Kemba Walker and Enes Kanter

Danny Ainge says Celtics’ post-draft ‘plan A’ was signing Kemba Walker and Enes Kanter

Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge says the team’s post-draft “plan A” this offseason was to sign point guard Kemba Walker and big man Enes Kanter. The Celtics accomplished their goal, as they acquired Walker in a sign-and-trade deal with the Charlotte Hornets and agreed to a free-agent deal with Kanter. Everyone inside […] The post Danny Ainge says Celtics’ post-draft ‘plan A’ was signing Kemba Walker and Enes Kanter appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints 8 hours ago
Enes Kanter called Evan Turner to ask about his experience playing for Brad Stevens before committing to the Celtics

Enes Kanter called Evan Turner to ask about his experience playing for Brad Stevens before committing to the Celtics

Before committing to the Boston Celtics in free agency, Enes Kanter called Evan Turner to ask about his experience playing for Brad Stevens. Turner played for Stevens for two seasons. Kanter and Turner were teammates this past year on the Portland Trail Blazers. Once Kanter heard positive things about Stevens from Turner, his decision to […] The post Enes Kanter called Evan Turner to ask about his experience playing for Brad Stevens before committing to the Celtics appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints 7 hours ago
Celtics news: Danny Ainge not sure Al Horford leaves Boston if he knew Kemba Walker was coming

Celtics news: Danny Ainge not sure Al Horford leaves Boston if he knew Kemba Walker was coming

Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge doesn’t know if All-Star big man Al Horford would have stayed with the franchise had he known Kemba Walker was going to come to Boston. Horford signed with rival Philadelphia 76ers after opting out of his 2019-20 player option with the Celtics. Horford probably had an idea […] The post Celtics news: Danny Ainge not sure Al Horford leaves Boston if he knew Kemba Walker was coming appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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