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Kyrie not the least bit interested in LeBron's feelings

New Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving appeared on ESPN’s First Take on Monday. And well, his comments about former teammate LeBron James will likely be making headlines around the basketball world for some time.When asked if he talked to James prior to meeting with the Cleveland Cavaliers’ brass to demand a trade, Irving responded with a simple “no.”When asked to elaborate...
Via Sportsnaut
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Boston Celtics Newsfeed 2017-18 NBA Season Preview: Boston Celtics vs. Atlanta Hawks | Powered...

Day one of the Boston Celtics Newsfeed's 30-day preview series leading up to opening night of the 2017-18 NBA season. Today, CLNS Newsfeed Manager Mike Walsh previews the Atlanta Hawks and how their new look and new direction will match up against the Celtics. Visit CLNSRadio.com/boston-celtics-news for an extensive written preview. Tune back in tomorrow when Walsh is...
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22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Smart will prove his importance to the Boston Celtics this season

Following an eventful off-season that forced the Boston Celtics to part ways with most of their core, many fans have speculated the team’s outlook heading into the new season. The team did add Gordon Hayward, Kyrie Irving, and others to make up for these losses, but it is still hard to tell how well the team will perform defensively this year. Luckily for the Celtics, one of their...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Will Kyrie Irving become the leader the Boston Celtics need?

This offseason has been dramatic for a number of NBA teams, but no team has changed quite like the Boston. Over the course of three months, Celtics fans have welcomed all-star Gordon Hayward and NBA champion Kyrie Irving while being forced to say goodbye to fan favorites Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, and Avery Bradley. Add in rookie Jayson Tatum and the expected development of second...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: MARCUS SMART role with CELTICS in 2017-18

MARCUS SMART role with CELTICS in 2017-18. Jon and Justin, like Ray Allen, can't help themselves and let that conversation die. Mostly cuz, that's the way Ray wants it. Isaiah Thomas excellent work in The Players Tribune and the awkward press conference also make their way into the opening segment of the show. But in the second half, the guys side step Marcus Smart (20 lbs lighter...
Via YouTube
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce: Jayson Tatum is 'an older version of me'

A popular player comparison for Boston Celtics rookie forward Jayson Tatum is none other than C’s legend Paul Pierce, and The Truth himself believes it.In an interview Thursday with A. Sherrod Blakely of CSN New England, the retired 10-time All-Star discussed the similarities between Tatum and himself.“He looks like an older version of me, when I started doing the step-back and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Iman Shumpert: Cavs players weren't surprised by Kyrie Irving trade

Iman Shumpert spoke candidly and at length about the Kyrie Irving trade that rocked the Cleveland Cavaliers this offseason during a recent interview. And the Cavs shooting guard indicated none of his teammates were all that surprised that Irving is no longer with the team following a blockbuster trade to the Boston Celtics.Shumpert suggested during the interview with Complex News’...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: How will KYRIE IRVING advance his game w Brad Stevens & CELTICS?

How will KYRIE IRVING advance his game w Brad Stevens & CELTICS? Thursday Breakdown: CelticsBlog writer Alex Kungu has reviewed the film on Kyrie Irving. Evan Valenti and Lucky’s Pipe sit down with him to find out what he’s discovered. 1:30 How will Al Horford help out Kyrie Irving? 4:00 How is the Celtics offense different from the Cavaliers? 14:00 Kyrie Irving’s scoring...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Rozier has perfect response when asked if he's worried about being traded

Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier certainly knows where he stands in the eyes of general manager Danny Ainge.Speaking with Adam Kaufman of 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston on Saturday, Rozier dropped this priceless response when asked if he was ever worried about the possibility of being traded by the Celtics. The 23-year-old Rozier, who was the Celtics’ first-round pick in 2015,...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

'NBA 2K18' reveals updated cover with Kyrie Irving in Celtics uni

“NBA 2K18” faced a considerable conundrum last month when the blockbuster trade between the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers changed teams for cover athlete Kyrie Irving. The original version of the cover featured Irving in Cavaliers garb, so, um, awkward. After taking some time to figure how to best approach the issue, the video game series has at last unveiled an updated...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas addresses trade to Cavs in Instagram video

Isaiah Thomas finally is beginning to open up about the blockbuster trade that shipped him to the Cleveland Cavaliers with an Instagram post featuring a video entitled “Book of Isaiah.”Thomas was said to be upset over the Boston Celtics trading him to the Cavs along with Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, the Nets’ unprotected 2018 first-round pick and a 2020 second-rounder in exchange...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cavs already shopping pick acquired in Kyrie trade

The Cleveland Cavaliers are already going to have a remade roster heading into the 2017-18 season. The team has acquired guard’s Isaiah Thomas and Derrick Rose as well as forward Jae Crowder. It has also shipped off Kyrie Irving in the deal to acquire both Thomas and Crowder. Now comes this report from Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com indicating that the three-time defending Eastern...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge opens up about decision to trade Isaiah Thomas

Trading Isaiah Thomas was not exactly one of Danny Ainge’s more popular moves, but now he’s speaking out about the decision to pull the trigger.In an interview with The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor that ran on Sunday, the Boston Celtics general manager discussed making the tough call to deal Thomas to the Cleveland Cavaliers as part of a package for Kyrie Irving.“I’ll leave...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The Boston Celtics will need big contributions from key role players this season

The Boston Celtics know what they will get from point guard Kyrie Irving, forward Gordon Hayward and Center Al Horford this upcoming season. What hasn’t yet been revealed is how key role players have improved during the offseason. With four of five starters from last year now gone, players like Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart, Terry Rozier and rookie Jayson Tatum must step up for the...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The alternate universes the Celtics are competing with

In the last ten months, I wrote two pieces for RealGM concerning the Boston Celtics and the decisions that they might face as it related to the construction of their roster and the opportunities ahead. A reader with the time and energy could have fairly accused me of being a bit too future-focused and pointlessly discussing the theoretical choices of hypothetical dilemmas.Those readers...
Via RealGM - NBA
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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