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Nov 25, 2020
Kemba Walker hurting, Gordon Hayward fallout continues - Garden Report

Kemba Walker hurting, Gordon Hayward fallout continues - Garden Report

What do you make of Kemba Walker’s knee soreness lingering nearly one year after it appeared? BOSTON — Kemba Walker may not be available for the Celtics on opening night when the season begins roughly a month from now, due to a lingering knee issue. The latest update coming from head coach Brad Stevens who appeared on this week’s Bob Ryan and Jeff Goodman Podcast on the CLNS Media Network. Stevens expects the start to the regular season to be similar to that which preceded Boston’s bubble run. Read full Report here The Celtics reportedly tried and failed to keep...
Nov 25, 2020
Jayson Tatum officially re-signs with Celtics: “I love this city, this organization, and the best fans in the NBA”

Jayson Tatum officially re-signs with Celtics: “I love this city, this organization, and the best fans in the NBA”

Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports It’s official. Jayson Tatum will be in Boston for the foreseeable future. This week, it was reported that Tatum had agreed to a five-year, $195+ million extension to stay with the Celtics through 2026 with a player option in the fifth year. From the team’s press release: “Jayson has emerged as one of the best two-way players in the NBA through his first three seasons, and will continue to get better and better as a player and a leader,” said Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge. “He possesses unique scoring...
Nov 25, 2020
Report: Celtics and Hornets engaged in sign-and-trade talks for Gordon Hayward

Report: Celtics and Hornets engaged in sign-and-trade talks for Gordon Hayward

Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via It’s still possible that Danny Ainge didn’t lose a max player for nothing. The Boston Celtics are currently in the process of trying to not lose Gordon Hayward for nothing on the heels of him agreeing to a 4-year/$120M deal with the Charlotte Hornets. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the two teams are engaged in sign-and-trade talks. Whatever the final details, Gordon Hayward is headed to Charlotte on a four-year, $120M contract. https://t.co/o9DqjEZeYj— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 25, 2020 Currently, it...
Nov 25, 2020
The Danny Ainge story: damned if you deal, damned if you don’t

The Danny Ainge story: damned if you deal, damned if you don’t

Photo by Omar Rawlings/ Trading Boston’s beloved Isaiah Thomas was supposedly a bad look for the Celtics. Separating Gordon Hayward and Brad Stevens would have been bad optics, according to some. So why the strong reaction now? Since trading Isaiah Thomas, I’ve been told ad nauseum that Danny Ainge’s reputation is permanently damaged and free agents don’t want to sign here anymore. Since then, we’ve seen Kemba Walker wiggle his way out of Charlotte and into a Celtics uniform. Sure, Michael Jordan didn’t want to pay him, but why would Kemba want to play here...
Nov 25, 2020
In defense of Danny Ainge following the departure of another All-Star

In defense of Danny Ainge following the departure of another All-Star

Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Boston watching Gordon Hayward walk out the door isn’t an indictment on Danny Ainge’s ability to keep them as much as it is the unfortunate reality of business in the NBA. On September 1st, 2017, Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward sat in front of reporters as new members of the Boston Celtics. Al Horford was coming off his first season in Beantown where he displayed his trademark two-way versatility while averaging a career-high five assists per game. Stars are the linchpin to any title contending team yet are increasingly difficult to...
Nov 24, 2020
Jayson Tatum EXTENSION, No Go on Bogdan and Tristan Thompson Signs

Jayson Tatum EXTENSION, No Go on Bogdan and Tristan Thompson Signs

The Garden Report takes on Bogdan Bogdanovic rumors and the Celtics’ round of free agent signings, plus leftovers from the Gordon Hayward departure. CLNS Media breaks down ALL the latest Celtics Free Agent news including Jayson Tatum’s mega extension and the signing of Tristan Thompson. Will Thompson be a significant upgrade for Boston? Could the Celtics have been better going with Serge Ibaka? The Garden Report group also debated signing Jeff Teague versus returning Brad Wanamaker, then debates the Bogdan Bogdanovic theory that enveloped Celtics twitter before his signing...
Nov 24, 2020
Celtics sign and introduce Aaron Nesmith and Payton Pritchard

Celtics sign and introduce Aaron Nesmith and Payton Pritchard

The two Celtics rookie round out Boston’s roster and already bring familiarity with some of their teammates. They face an unprecedented one-week turnaround to training camp. Aaron Nesmith and Payton Pritchard flew directly from their homes to Boston after being selected 14th and 26th respectively in the NBA Draft. They met with some early-arriving younger Celtics players and today received their jerseys — No. 26 and 11 — as they stand just over one week from the beginning of training camp. It’s an unprecedented turnaround from draft night to the NBA season, expected...
Nov 24, 2020
BreakingT Black Friday Discount

BreakingT Black Friday Discount

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Nov 24, 2020
Brad Stevens Interview: Kemba’s status uncertain for Celtics opening night

Brad Stevens Interview: Kemba’s status uncertain for Celtics opening night

Brad Stevens discussed Walker’s health on CLNS Media’s Bob Ryan and Jeff Goodman Podcast. “It’ll be some time before he’s going full speed.”  Kemba Walker may not be available for the Celtics on opening night when the season begins roughly a month from now, due to a lingering knee issue. The latest update coming from head coach Brad Stevens who appeared on this week’s Bob Ryan and Jeff Goodman Podcast on the CLNS Media Network. Stevens expects the Kemba plan to start the regular season to reflect that which preceded Boston’s bubble run. “I think there’ll...
Nov 24, 2020
Boston Celtics daily links 11/24/20

Boston Celtics daily links 11/24/20

JR Giddens vs Lakers 12/25/08 | Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Globe 4 things to know about veteran Jeff Teague, the newest Celtic 4 things to know about new Celtics center Tristan Thompson The Celtics and Raptors would have initiated the strike if the Bucks hadn’t What to know about new Celtics center Tristan Thompson What to know about veteran Jeff Teague, the newest Celtic Gordon Hayward walking away from his contract could be to the Celtics’ benefit Wizards say John Wall has not requested a...
Nov 24, 2020
Despite additions, Celtics closing lineup remains uncertain

Despite additions, Celtics closing lineup remains uncertain

Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Do the Celtics have a clear 5-man group that will be on the floor late to close games? As a coach, I’ve always believed that public narratives focus way too much on who starts games and not enough on who finishes them. The two are, in a way, closely related. Starters are in the best position to play the most minutes with how rotations are set up. For many teams, the group they begin with is also the group they close with. Boston Celtics fans may have noticed that that’s not always the case. Take Marcus Smart, the team’s super-sub...
Nov 23, 2020
Report: Tremont Waters to stay with Celtics on a two-way contract

Report: Tremont Waters to stay with Celtics on a two-way contract

Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Waters will be back with the Celtics for a second season. After executing some roster moves over the past several days, the Boston Celtics made a relatively minor one Monday by re-signing point guard Tremont Waters to a two-way contract. Tremont Waters is re-signing with the Celtics on a two-way contract, a league source tells @TheAthleticNBA.— Jared Weiss (@JaredWeissNBA) November 23, 2020 The 22-year-old Waters, who was selected by the Celtics as the No. 51 overall pick in the 2019 draft out of LSU, split his time between the...
Nov 23, 2020
Report: Tacko Fall re-signs with the Celtics on a two-way contract

Report: Tacko Fall re-signs with the Celtics on a two-way contract

Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Tacko Fall returns to the bench as the tallest player in the NBA. The Boston Celtics and Tacko Fall have agreed on a two-way contract for the upcoming 2020-21 NBA season, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. Free agent Tacko Fall has signed a two-way contract with the Boston Celtics, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 23, 2020 Fall spent all of last season as a two-way player, shifting time between the Boston Celtics and the Maine Red Claws along with fellow two-way player...
Nov 23, 2020
Getting to know Aaron Nesmith

Getting to know Aaron Nesmith

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports Celtics fans don’t seem thrilled with Danny Ainge’s draft choices, but Aaron Nesmith could be the knock down shooter Boston needs. I’ve been delving into the YouTube archives on Aaron Nesmith to see what kind of player the Celtics are getting. I specifically wanted to see the impression he made without any connection to an NBA team. I highly recommend you make time to watch Nesmith’s film session with Mike Schmitz. If you don’t have 40 minutes to kill, here are some notes I took on what I found to be most interesting:...
Nov 22, 2020
Boston Celtics daily links 11/22/20

Boston Celtics daily links 11/22/20

Kemba Walker 9/28/20 | Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald Hayward headed to Charlotte for 4-year, $120 million deal Globe Michael Jordan reportedly called Gordon Hayward on Friday to close the deal Gordon Hayward thanked Celtics fans and the organization Wanamaker reportedly signs with Warriors, Ojeleye sticks with Celtics Celtics reportedly agree to 2-year, $19 million deal with Tristan Thompson Celtics reportedly sign point guard Jeff Teague to one-year deal Kim Kardashian West congratulated...