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Jul 3, 2022
Report: Celtics agree to re-sign Sam Hauser

Report: Celtics agree to re-sign Sam Hauser

Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Boston is bringing back their developmental shooting specialist Per Adam Himmeslbach of the Boston Globe, the Boston Celtics are bringing back Sam Hauser: According to a league source, the Celtics and forward Sam Hauser have agreed to a three-year deal worth approximately $6 million. The first two years are fully guaranteed. Cs are hopeful Hauser can be a real contributor next season. https://t.co/y2fzvkurvH— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) July 3, 2022 The deal is reportedly for almost $6 million over three seasons for...
Jul 2, 2022
Brad Stevens lands Brogdon and Gallinari plus other thoughts

Brad Stevens lands Brogdon and Gallinari plus other thoughts

Photo by Dylan Buell/ All your point guard are belong to us. I have scattered thoughts after the first few days of free agency. Some of them may become obsolete within a few hours, but most of them will not. First of all, how can you not be thrilled at the Celtics landing Malcolm Brogdon at the price at which he cost? Only a protected first rounder, Daniel Theis, Aaron Nesmith, and a bench mob? That’s a steal. I mean, all respect to Theis, who filled in admirably for us (again). And best of luck to Crash Nesmith; I hope he finds his shot in Indy. I’ll miss the...
Jul 1, 2022
Report: Celtics to re-sign Luke Kornet

Report: Celtics to re-sign Luke Kornet

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via The Celtics have retained the services of the veteran center after a flurry of moves on Day 2 of free agency. After an active day for the Boston Celtics with the anticipated signing of Danilo Gallinari and the surprise trade for Malcolm Brogdon, the team reached an agreement with center Luke Kornet to return to Boston next season. Chris B. Haynes of Yahoo Sports reported the deal, and the two parties came to terms on a two-year contract; the deal is reportedly for the veteran minimum and partially guaranteed. Kornet, who turns 27...
Jul 1, 2022
Report: no plans for Celtics to use $17.1 million TPE

Report: no plans for Celtics to use $17.1 million TPE

Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via After reportedly bringing in Malcolm Brogdon and Danilo Gallinari, Boston could stand pat with one of their biggest offseason tools going unused. It’s been a busy morning. With reports that the Celtics are signing Danilo Gallinari with the taxpayer mid-level exception and trading for Malcolm Brogdon, President of Basketball Operations Brad Stevens has made significant additions without subtracting much from a playoff rotation two wins away from a championship. After depleting the back end of their bench sending Daniel Theis, Aaron...
Jul 1, 2022
2022-23 Celtics Roster Reset

2022-23 Celtics Roster Reset

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports Once again, Brad Stevens has retooled Boston’s roster and added necessary depth Wow! Just Wow! After a sleepy start to the NBA offseason for the Boston Celtics, they went all-in on Day 2 of NBA Free Agency. First, the Celtics have reportedly agreed to sign Danilo Gallinari to the Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception of $6.5 million. Gallinari must first clear waivers from the San Antonio Spurs. Gallinari is being waived by San Antonio after being acquired in the trade that sent Dejounte Murray to the Atlanta Hawks. Then, as we all finished...
Jul 1, 2022
Kevin Durant is incredible. The Celtics are just fine without him.

Kevin Durant is incredible. The Celtics are just fine without him.

Kevin Durant and Jaylen Brown battle in a playoff game. | Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports The Celtics have all the pieces in place. Why jeopardize that? When a scintillating Celtics season ended in heartbreak two weeks ago, the consensus was that they wouldn’t need to do anything drastic to return to this point once again and ultimately take it one step further. Perhaps some bench scoring would help, or maybe they could add a point guard (see: Malcolm Brogdon) or big, but they had just about everything necessary to contend for years to come. Those were much simpler...
Jul 1, 2022
Report: Celtics acquire Malcolm Brogdon for Theis, Nesmith, ‘23 first and more

Report: Celtics acquire Malcolm Brogdon for Theis, Nesmith, ‘23 first and more

Photo by Dylan Buell/ Who needs first round picks anyway? Brad Stevens said after the NBA Finals that the Boston Celtics needed more playmaking, and more playmaking they just received in guard Malcolm Brogdon after ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported a trade between the Celtics and the Indiana Pacers for the borderline All-Star guard. The Celtics are sending Daniel Theis, Aaron Nesmith and a 2023 first-round pick, sources tell ESPN. https://t.co/etqmr9l0l7— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2022 Malcolm Brogdon will head to the Celtics in exchange for Daniel...
Jul 1, 2022
Report: Celtics to sign Danilo Gallinari to 2-year/$13M MLE deal

Report: Celtics to sign Danilo Gallinari to 2-year/$13M MLE deal

Photo by Maddie Meyer/ That’s one offseason tool in the books for Brad Stevens’ crew as the team adds bench shooting. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN,Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe, and Davide Chinellato Danilo Gallinari has decided to sign with the Boston Celtics for the tax-payer mid-level exception ($6.5M annually) on a two-year deal with a player option for the second year. Can confirm that Danilo Gallinari plans to sign with the Celtics after clearing waivers, as @wojespn said.— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) July 1, 2022 Gallinari was...
Jul 1, 2022
Free Agent Rumor: Thomas Bryant deciding between Celtics and Lakers

Free Agent Rumor: Thomas Bryant deciding between Celtics and Lakers

Photo by Scott Taetsch/ The former Wizards center could add depth to either team. The latest NBA free agency rumor has former Wizards big man Thomas Bryant linked to both the Celtics and Lakers. We’ll update as the news develops. Yahoo Sources: Free agent center Thomas Bryant is receiving significant interest from contending teams including Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics. He’s expected to make a decision later this morning.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 1, 2022 Bryant is known as a talented offensive player who can rebound well. He missed a lot of...
Jul 1, 2022
Ime Udoka proved the perfect hire for the Boston Celtics

Ime Udoka proved the perfect hire for the Boston Celtics

Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Patient. Biting. Experienced. Prepared. Ime Udoka faced a tall task in his first year with the Celtics and couldn’t have fared better. When Danny Ainge stepped down and Brad Stevens pivoted upstairs last spring, the Celtics as an organization appeared in decline. Ainge, an institution who couldn’t make a bad move steering the franchise for nearly two decades, left suddenly in the wake of several rough drafts, questionable signings, and Kemba Walker’s unfortunate knee injury. Stevens moving to GM was unprecedented after emerging...
Jul 1, 2022
Day 2 NBA free agency open thread

Day 2 NBA free agency open thread

Photo by Elsa/ Free agency is being somewhat overshadowed by a certain trade demand. The first day of NBA free agency is in the books and a LOT of money was handed out. Last I checked the total number was in the billions. None of that was handed out by the Boston Celtics as of this posting, but the day is young and it is early in the process. Some of the potential Boston targets are off the board (Kyle Anderson, Isaiah Hartenstein, Nic Batum, Gary Harris, and others) but there are still plenty others still out there. Of course there could be a longer wait on some of...
Jun 30, 2022
Rumor: Danilo Gallinari choosing between Celtics and Bulls

Rumor: Danilo Gallinari choosing between Celtics and Bulls

Photo by Michael Reaves/ The sharpshooter would give the Celtics some needed court spacing The first substantial Celtics rumor of the NBA free agency period has Danilo Gallinari choosing between Boston and Chicago, as reported first by Jake Fischer. Sounds like Danilo Gallinari will be deciding between Chicago and Boston for his next team. The Bulls have much of the full MLE to offer, roughly $8M AAV and a hair more than the Celtics. But Boston appears to be Gallo's preferred landing spot.— Jake Fischer (@JakeLFischer) June 30, 2022 Bulls currently favorite to...
Jun 30, 2022
NBA Free Agency open thread

NBA Free Agency open thread

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Comment away on the Boston Celtics free agent moves (or lack thereof) in the early moments of NBA free agency NBA Free Agency has kicked off as of 6:00 PM EST and a slew of Free Agent deals have already been agreed upon and reported. See a complete running list here. So far (as I’m writing this) the Boston Celtics haven’t made any moves to add anyone via trade or free agency, but it is still early yet. As we’ve covered in great detail, Brad Stevens has the green light (pun intended) to use whatever means he has to make the...
Jun 30, 2022
SBN Reacts: The Celtics targets with the TPE and MLE

SBN Reacts: The Celtics targets with the TPE and MLE

Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NBA. Each week we ask questions of the most plugged-in Boston Celtics fans and fans across the country. Things move fast in free agency, so I’m pushing these poll results as soon as I can before they become even more obselete. Who should the Celtics get with the MLE? Most of you said T.J. Warren. A good choice in my opinion. How about the TPE? Well, your top choice is already gone with DeJounte Murray headed to Atlanta. Maybe we can still make a move for your 2nd...
Jun 30, 2022
Marcus Smart exit interview: true point guard

Marcus Smart exit interview: true point guard

Photo by Elsa/ In his first season at the helm, the longest tenured Celtic won Defensive Player of the Year. true point guard \ troo-POYnt-gaard \noun1.) a skilled ballhandler and passer who dribbles the ball up the court, sets up teammates for scoring opportunities, and serves as the coach on the floor2.) a relic of 20th century basketball that’s incompatible to the modern game and unnecessary for an effective offense3.) see also: floor general synonyms: Mark Jackson, John Stockton, Andre Miller, Avery Johnson, Chris Paul antonyms: Steph Curry, Derrick Rose,...