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Boston Celtics forward Amir Johnson: 'I definitely know the fans will love me'

The Boston Celtics made Amir Johnson their big free agent signing because he plays every possession as if it's his last. He's a sturdy spark plug with talent, someone who changes games on both sides of the ball and undeniably makes his team better. These are just a few of the reasons why Johnson knows he'll be embraced by his new fanbase this season. Here's what he said during Monday...
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NBA Executive: Celtics’ Amir Johnson Was ‘Signing Of The Summer’ (Podcast)

Amir Johnson’s name might not have sparked much enthusiasm among Boston Celtics fans, but rival NBA executives across the league are raving about Danny Ainge’s most impactful offseason pickup. Ainge, the Celtics’ president of basketball operations, pulled off a coup when he signed the former Toronto Raptors big man to a team-friendly deal, more than one league source told MassLive’s...
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Amir Johnson Confident He’ll Fit In With Celtics: Fans ‘Will Definitely Love Me’

WALTHAM, Mass. — Amir Johnson has yet to play a game in a Boston Celtics uniform, but he’s already envisioning himself becoming a fan favorite. “For me, I’m easy to adjust to,” Johnson said Monday after being introduced alongside Boston’s other offseason additions. “I feel like the fans in Boston will definitely love me. Just my style of play, my personality, just like...
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Sports Illustrated projection has Celtics winning 47 games, finishing 5th in East in 2015-16

Last season the Celtics were 40-42.  However, they went 24-12 over their final 36 games (44 percent of the regular season).  This year's squad should be better.  As I wrote a few weeks ago while discussing the benefits of David Lee, a win total in the high 40s seems like a legitimate possibility.A friend of mine recently asked me to pick a number, to which I responded "47-48 wouldn...
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Amir Johnson played for the Celtics once before

Earlier today, new Boston power forward Amir Johnson tweeted out these photos from his Instagram account: #Tbt celtics squad #90s 🍀 A photo posted by @iamamirjohnson on Jul 23, 2015 at 8:03am PDT #tbt been a Celtic #90s 🍀 A photo posted by @iamamirjohnson on Jul 23, 2015 at 7:59am PDT Based on the info pictured above in his bio, in 1996-97 (two years before the...
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Amir Johnson’s Stint In Boston Won’t Be His First Time As Celtic (Photos)

Amir Johnson apparently has been a Celtic since 1996. The former Toronto Raptors forward joined the Boston Celtics earlier this month on a two-year, $24 million contract, but it won’t be the first time he’s played in green. Johnson shared a couple of Throwback Thursday photos on Instagram, showing off his time with the California Celtics as an adorable 5-foot-4, 100-pound...
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Your Morning Dump… Where Boston was a “no-brainer” for Amir Johnson

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “I love the way they approached me during [free agency],” said the 28-year-old Johnson, a veteran of 10 NBA seasons including the last six with the Toronto Raptors. “Nine o’clock, Pacific Time, Boston...
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Grading The Deal: Celtics Sign Amir Johnson To Two-Year, $24M Deal

The Boston Celtics entered free agency quietly with a two-year, $24 million deal with Amir Johnson. Johnson, who has split his NBA career between the Detroit Pistons and Toronto Raptors, has the distinction of being the last player to jump from high school straight to the pros. Detroit drafted him 56th overall back in 2005. His lack of college experience makes him a 28-year-old...
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