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Which Celtics rookie has already impressed Amir Johnson?

The Boston Celtics have several new faces this season, and some of them have yet to play a single minute in the NBA. But that doesn't mean they aren't up to the challenge of contributing right away.New Celtic Amir Johnson says one rookie in particular has already caught his eye, per MassLive's Jay King:The Celtics selected Rozier with the 16th overall pick in June's draft, surprising...
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Celtics already impressed with Amir Johnson's defense

The 2015-16 season has yet to start, but with just a few scrimmages under their belt, the Boston Celtics have already seen a few things they like in some of their new players.Right now, Amir Johnson sits atop the list. Here's what Brad Stevens had to say about the former Toronto Raptor after Boston's first live scrimmage over the weekend, per MassLive:This is great news for a team...
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David Lee, Amir Johnson Pickups Add Leadership To Young Celtics (Podcast)

Believe it or not, the Boston Celtics are just over a month away from the start of a new season. It was a busy offseason once again for the C’s, who re-signed Jae Crowder and Jonas Jerebko, traded for David Lee and picked up Amir Johnson in free agency. The Celtics also got Terry Rozier and R.J. Hunter in the first round of the 2015 NBA Draft. And after a trip to the playoffs...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Celtics have had a sneaky good offseason

DeAndre Jordan, LeMarcus Aldridge and Kevin Love will all play at the TD Garden this season. Just not for the Celtics.Nevertheless, the Celtics have had a quietly successful offseason, bringing in quality talent while not taking a major cap hit.The acquisitions of David Lee and Amir Johnson are the most apparent of those under the radar moves. In fact, Alex Kennedy of Basketball...
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August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Amir Johnson joins Team USA for showcase game

There were no Celtics among the 34 NBA players chosen for this summer's Team USA training camp, but with many of the biggest stars sitting out Thursday's USA Basketball Showcase, new Boston power forward Amir Johnson was among those invited to take part. Johnson came off the bench for the blue team, which had Harrison Barnes, Bradley Beal, DeMar DeRozan, Andre Drummond and Kenneth...
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August 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Amir Johnson gets some run with Team USA

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. Because the national team will not compete in any tournaments this summer, a bunch of stars opted not to play. Most who did treated the event like the Rising Stars Challenge, an exhibition where shots are rarely...
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August 14, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

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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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: Who should go next season?

Part II of the two part series: what in the world are the Toronto Raptors going to do with their roster this offseason? In case you missed yesterday’s discussion on players I believe the Raptors front office would be wise to bring back, check it out here. For my money, it’s always easier to pass judgment on a player(s) who shouldn’t be a part of a given team because that...
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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