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Here's how the Boston Celtics improved their defense

The Boston Celtics had a pretty solid defense last season. Despite a noticeable hole in the middle, Brad Stevens was able to institute a switch-happy scheme that proved effective against most opponents.Next year they should be even tougher, with Amir Johnson, Perry Jones (if he makes the team), Jordan Mickey and a full season of Jae Crowder in the fold. According to Celticsblog's...
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The Celtics were free agency winners

A few weeks ago, everybody was freaking out about a supposedly stalled rebuild and the lack of firew…. ah, nevermind… While some people are still not happy with how things have gone, the doom and gloom is far from universal. In fact, ESPN just lumped Boston in with its free agency winners. On the basis of two sneaky-good moves by Danny Ainge and company, the Celtics have laid...
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The Celtics All-“Number Still In Circulation” Team

Amir Johnson is one of Boston’s newest Celtics. As a new member of the team, he gets to pick a new number. But, his options were a bit limited because, as he said… Every number 1-34 is basically retired. My first initial number, I picked No. 5, but I know there was going to kind of be some controversy with that because Kevin Garnett won a championship. So I knew that was pretty...
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Boston Celtics forward on strange number: 'The '90s were good'

The Boston Celtics came to an agreement with Amir Johnson a few weeks ago, but his official signing didn't happen until Monday, when the team held an introductory press conference.It was here Johnson first revealed what number he'll wear in Boston: 90. A strange choice. But Johnson's decision to wear it makes sense. Here's what he told reporters in attendance, per ESPN Boston's Chris...
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Video: Amir Johnson explains why he chose No. 90, talks about his offense and 3-PT shooting

Amir Johnson: "I definitely know the fans will love me." — Jay King (@ByJayKing) July 27, 2015RELATED: Amir Johnson played for the Celtics once beforeFollow Mark Vandeusen on Twitter @LucidSportsFan
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An updated look at how many draft picks the Boston Celtics actually own

The Boston Celtics have a ton of draft picks at their disposal. They essentially own the Brooklyn Nets' future and have incoming protected first rounders from places like Memphis and Dallas, too. Really, there's way too many draft picks for anyone to keep track off the top of their head, which is why the team was nice enough to pass out an updated list during Monday's introductory...
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Amir Johnson on choosing number 90: “Every number 1-34 is basically retired”

The Boston Celtics signed one of the most underrated players in the NBA off-season in forward Amir Johnson. The former Toronto Raptors will bring a different attitude into the Celtics locker room full of young players. Johnson plays his heart out on both ends of the court which has gotten him a lot of respect around the league. After signing with the Celtics, Johnson ran into a little...
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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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Did the Boston Celtics do enough this offseason?

The Boston Celtics were able to squeeze into the playoffs with a 40-42 record last year and land a 7th place spot in the Eastern Conference. Their season came to an abrupt end however, when they were swept by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. The Irish had a lot of heart and fight during the series, but it was clear they simply lacked offense against...
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SI projects the Celtics at 47 win (shares)

The other day I was whining on Twitter about how the rebuild wasn’t quite moving along as I had hoped. Judging by the poll on this site, I’m clearly in the minority. Today I stumbled upon SI’s standings projections based on win shares. It has the Celtics 5th in the East with 47 win shares. What the hell is a win share? This exercise will be guided by Win Shares, a statistic...
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Amir Johnson was meant to play for the Celtics

The last time the Boston Celtics made a free agent signing as notable as Amir Johnson, Johnson was probably already suiting up for the Celtics. Does that sentence make any sense? Not really, if you didn't see what the 28-year-old forward recently posted on Instagram. Johnson is a bit better at basketball now than when that photo was taken. Probably.Photo Credit: Dan Hamilton/USA TODAY Sports
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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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8 days ago  |  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...
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Roster Projections for 2015 Celtics: Starters

With the dog days now approaching of the NBA season, the Celtics will look to go into the year with some brand new rookies and a couple of intriguing veterans. The roster seems to be mostly set (though who knows what Trader Danny has up his sleeve) and the Celtics will be going in with a lot of clutter similar to last season. But they will have the continuity of a similar core to...
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Boston Celtics Offseason- Love It/Like It/Hate It

  (Source: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Boston Celtics had an interesting offseason, an odd offseason and to be honest I don’t have a clue what Danny Ainge is doing. Regardless, this is what I loved/liked/hated in their offseason. Basically, my favorite offseason move, my least favorite and one that I think was...
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Your Morning Dump… Did the Celtics have the worst off-season in the East?

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. 2. Which Eastern Conference team has had the worst off-season thus far? BERNUCCA: Boston. I know Chicago didn’t do much, but there wasn’t much the Bulls could do beyond retaining Jimmy Butler. The Celtics...
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Jonathan Holmes is fitting in with the Celtics

The Boston Celtics signed Jonathan Holmes to their summer league team after no team picked him in last month's draft. That decision could turn into a smart one.Celtics coach Brad Stevens is impressed with what he's seen, particularly with Holmes' outside shot (he's made four of six attempts so far in Las Vegas). Here's what he told the Boston Herald:“He’s got a really good chance...
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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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Recap: Smart shines, Celts win Vegas opener

Despite nearly collapsing in the second half, the Boston Celtics notched a win in their Vegas Summer League opener tonight. Behind another good night from Marcus Smart, who had 19 points, 3 assists & 3 steals, the Celts beat the Blazers 85-76. Smart came out guns blazing once again, as 12 of his 19 came in the first quarter. Boston also got solid performances from RJ Hunter...
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Stevens thrilled with Jerebko and Johnson signings

Brad Stevens' first comments about Boston's two newest free agent signings, Jonas Jerebko and Amir Johnson, were extremely positive. That was expected, considering both fit the mold of exactly who Stevens wants on his team. Jerebko and Johnson are versatile big men who can create mismatches, stretch the floor and cover multiple positions. Both work hard.Here's what Stevens had...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics make Jonas Jerebko, Amir Johnson deals official

The NBA's free agency moratorium was lifted on Thursday, allowing teams to make the deals reached during the previous eight days official. The Celtics tipped off the signing period by inking 28-year-old power forwards Jonas Jerebko and Amir Johnson to new contracts.Jerebko, a second-round pick in 2009, averaged 7.1 points and 4.8 rebounds in 29 games off the bench after coming to...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics officially sign Johnson, re-sign Jerebko

The Boston Celtics made their first two free-agency moved officially Thursday, announcing the signing of former Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson and the re-signing of forward Jonas Jerebko. The team did not announce the terms of either contract, but earlier reports pegged Johnson’s at two years, $24 million and Jerebko’s at two years, $10 million. Welcome to Boston,...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss
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