4:15 PM EDT, Tue July 23, 2019
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Boston Celtics notes from Summer League

Boston Celtics notes from Summer League

Photo by Tim Bradbury/ Kemba, Grant, Carsen, Tacko, and more as we empty the notebook from Las Vegas With one of the wildest summers in NBA history mostly behind us, as well as NBA Summer League, it’s time to empty out the notebook on all we learned in Las Vegas. Most of these are quotes from team executives, coaches, and players. Some are observations. You can tell the difference if there are “…” or not. Let’s empty out the notebook! Offseason Overall · Team executive on the culture/atmosphere from last year: “It was never as bad as some make it out to be, but it was...
22 hours ago
Report: Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart could join Kemba Walker on Team USA

Report: Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart could join Kemba Walker on Team USA

Photo by Nathan Klima for The Boston Globe via Kemba Walker remains committed to playing for Team USA in the upcoming FIBA World Cup, and could have some Celtics teammates join him. Not many NBA stars still seem interested in representing Team USA at the FIBA World Cup, which is set to be played in China from Aug. 31-Sept. 15. But that has potentially opened the door for more Celtics to get their time on the international stage. While James Harden and Anthony Davis recently decided not to suit up for Team USA along with Eric Gordon, C.J. McCollum and Bradley Beal (Beal stepped away due...
Jul 20, 2019
Boston Celtics daily links 7/20/19

Boston Celtics daily links 7/20/19

Robert Williams vs Cavaliers 7/8/19 | Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald New Celtic Enes Kanter attempts to resolve his travel situation Knicks finalize deal with former Celtic Marcus Morris Celtics facing life without championship expectations Celtics hope Kemba Walker, Enes Kanter can solve chemistry problem Globe Enes Kanter gave a look at the Celtics’ practice facility In landing Kemba Walker and Enes Kanter, Celtics rebounded in an instant Moving on from last year’s dysfunction, Wyc Grousbeck energized by...
Jul 20, 2019
Offseason off-topic mailbag - AMA

Offseason off-topic mailbag - AMA

Photo by Paul Marotta/ Ask me anything, just not about the Boston Celtics. Time for an off-topic mailbag. You can ask me anything you like, just don’t ask me about the Boston Celtics (for now). Warning, I’m pretty boring. In fact, I’m a dad who likes dad-jokes, Star Wars movies, and hasn’t bought a new CD in years so I’m not sure what “the kids are into these days.” That said, I still play pickup ball, read lots of books, and think of myself as a cool dad. Which I’m sure is 100% true and not self delusional at all. Daddy’s always happy. So ask me anything. Feel free to...
Jul 20, 2019
Falling for Tacko, blaming Kyrie, and other scattered Celtics summer thoughts

Falling for Tacko, blaming Kyrie, and other scattered Celtics summer thoughts

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Several short thoughts on the Celtics heading into the deep offseason. My kids are on a summer swim team, which means they have to pack up their things for the pool every day. Those bags are packed and only half un-packed so regularly that they are currently almost as heavy as the kids carrying them. Every once in a while you have to sit down, hold your nose, and dig through them to clean out some of the clutter (pool toys, extra clothes, snack wrappers, etc.). That’s what this column is going to be. Cleaning out the swim-bag that is my brain as we...
Jul 18, 2019
Carsen Edwards signs multi-year deal with Adidas

Carsen Edwards signs multi-year deal with Adidas

Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Big-time shoe deal for a big-time player. Carsen Edwards lit up the Las Vegas Summer League representing the Boston Celtics, and a major shoe company is rewarding him for it already. Nick DePaula of ESPN is reporting that Adidas and Edwards have agreed on a multi-year shoe deal, which is massive news for the 33rd pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. Edwards averaged a smooth 19.4 points on 48% from the field and 47% from 3 over 5 games as the team’s leading scorer. Historically, it’s been rare to see second-round picks garner shoe deals so soon, but maybe...
Jul 18, 2019
Celtics to sign Javonte Green to a partially guaranteed deal

Celtics to sign Javonte Green to a partially guaranteed deal

Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Boston’s signing some training camp competition. Tim Bontemps of ESPN reported that the Boston Celtics and Las Vegas Summer League standout Javonte Green have agreed to terms on a partially guaranteed contract. The Celtics will be signing Javonte Green to a partially guaranteed deal, league sources told ESPN. Green played well for Boston's summer league team, averaging 10.8 points and shooting 50 percent from the field in 5 games. He'll get a shot at earning Boston's final roster spot.— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) July 18, 2019 In addition to...
Jul 18, 2019
Grant Williams taking on the role of Al Horford

Grant Williams taking on the role of Al Horford

Photo by Ethan Miller/ The loss of Al Horford could be a huge opportunity for Grant Williams to come in and make a big time impact immediately. By now, we all should know the impact Al Horford had on this Celtics team for the past three years. Off the court, he was the glue guy and calming presence who kept the team together when they needed a level head to push them through a season. On the court, he consistently put up solid numbers, but they were always overshadowed by others in the box score. Many people looked past him, but Horford was one of the most vital players on the Celtics...
Jul 17, 2019
Enes Kanter’s personality shining bright in his introduction with Celtics

Enes Kanter’s personality shining bright in his introduction with Celtics

Photo by Tim Bradbury/ It looked as though Enes Kanter couldn’t stop smiling in his introductory press conference with the Boston Celtics. Less than an hour before the Boston Celtics trotted out Enes Kanter for his introductory press conference Wednesday, the veteran big man was busy with paperwork. It was important paperwork after all, as Kanter signed his contract, which is a reported two-year, $10 million deal, to becomes the newest member of the C’s. It is Kanter’s fifth different organization he has played for since he joined the NBA in 2011. “This is the first step to a...
Jul 17, 2019
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...
Jul 17, 2019
Danny Ainge sheds more light on Kyrie Irving’s intentions to leave Boston

Danny Ainge sheds more light on Kyrie Irving’s intentions to leave Boston

Photo by Tim Bradbury/ After Kemba Walker’s press conference, the Celtics president of basketball operations said he anticipated Irving’s departure in March or April. After the Boston Celtics welcomed in new star point guard Kemba Walker and center Enes Kanter today, President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge offered additional comments on the departure of Kyrie Irving, per Nick Goss of NBC Sports Boston. “I think I had a pretty good idea in March or April,” said Ainge. “Not for sure, though. Not certain. But I was obviously thinking about moving in a different direction...
Jul 17, 2019
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...
Jul 16, 2019
Three intangible reasons why this year’s Celtics could exceed expectations

Three intangible reasons why this year’s Celtics could exceed expectations

The Celtics hope that less is more in this case. “...for there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” - Hamlet The Celtics headed into last season with Championship dreams and exited it with 49 regular season wins and a 2nd round exit. This summer they lost 5 key rotation players and may be counting on several rookies to fill in some of those gaps. So it is reasonable to conclude that they took yet another step back ...on paper. The Celtics now head into the new season with lowered expectations. How will they exit it? That has to be determined on the court, not on...
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...
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 –...