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Gerald Wallace takes it upon himself to point out the flaws in LeBron James' game

Gerald Wallace has been known to say some things.  In a recent conversation with a local news reporter during his youth summer camp at Childersburg High School in Alabama, Wallace was asked how LeBron compares to Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan.  Here's his response:I think what separates LeBron from Kobe and Michael Jordan right now is that he doesn’t have the attitude or...
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Summer League: Celtics 92, Pistons 90 highlights and box score

Highlights and box score of the Celtics win vs the Pistons in Game 3 of their Summer League action.Video courtesy of Celtics Lowdown.
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Cavs to Pursue Kevin Love if they sign Lebron

Gulp, you guys.Instant analysis: Well, that'd suck.
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Afternoon Delight: Celtics complete sign-and-trade for LeBron James

Well there you go. Turns out it wasn't just between Miami and Cleveland. The Heat have signed-and-traded LeBron James to the Celtics for Gerald Wallace and Jeff Green. The trade can not officially be announced until after the NBA lifts it's moratorium on free agent transactions. Looks like from the above tweet, that LeBron is excited to be coming to Boston. Longtime Celtics...
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Does the Thornton-Zeller trade help with acquiring Love? Answering important questions about the deal

With the shot clock down to three (days) to use the $10.3 million trade exception from the Pierce/KG deal last summer, Danny Ainge finally utilized one of his most underrated assets this morning, dealing the exception and a future second round pick to Cleveland, and acquiring Tyler Zeller and a future first from the Cavs, and Marcus Thornton from the Nets.Overall, the deal breaks...
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Jordan Crawford garnering interest around the league

Warriors free agent guard Jordan Crawford is receiving interest from Bulls, Mavs, Lakers, Knicks & Nets, the source said.— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 9, 2014We know Jordan Crawford as one of those irrational confidence guys. When he gets it going his range can seem limitless, and when he's covered, he has a knack for threading one to the open man. With that being...
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Marcus Smart talks about his incident shoving a fan, says guys try to get him rattled because of it

Last February this happened:The fan turned out to be a big jerk who taunts players regularly, and the world seems to have forgiven Smart for his temporary lapse in judgment.  CSNNE's A Sherrod Blakely asked Smart about the incident, and if it has had any effect on his play so far in the Orlando Pro Summer League.  Said Smart:The one incident back there at Oklahoma State, that...
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Carmelo Anthony & Phil Jackson working on LeBron coming to Knicks

Have you ever wondered what the NBA would look like if it were a Coen Brothers movie? Well, apparently all we needed was Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James hitting free agency at the same time. Oh, that and a ton of big market/profitable teams with ample/prospective cap space. Marc Berman of NY Post reports:According to a friend of Anthony’s, Melo has held out faint hope Knicks president...
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Cavaliers pursuing both Ray Allen and Mike Miller

Do you think the Cavaliers are gearing up for a LeBron James return?They've just cleared a ton of cap room with a three team deal with the Celtics and Nets. That allows them about $24m in cap space, where a LeBron James max contract would cost just over $20m. To make things even more enticing for James, the Cavs are looking to bring in his former Heat teammates, either Ray Allen...
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Doc Rivers believes Celtics can turn it around

Boston Herald- Even though he is a year and great distance removed from the Celtics, he is still in touch. He and Danny Ainge still speak with each other regularly, and Rivers is well aware the club is seeking to take a giant step with a trade or, if that fails, go through a longer and more thorough rebuilding process. “I think Danny’s going to be patient,” Rivers said. ...
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Rondo OK with Marcus Smart draft pick, I guess

I do not like the backcourt situation brewing in Boston.Granted, I am a New England sports fan and I run on pessimism so of course every day I wake up expecting to see that Rondo has been traded, Danny Ainge has traded for garbage, and Wyc has moved the team to Latvia, but that is neither here nor there.My worried attitude towards the backcourt situation is warranted.  Rondo is...
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Vets telling Marcus Smart to keep shooting

ESPN - ORLANDO, Fla. -- Two games into his pro career, Boston Celtics rookie guard Marcus Smart is shooting just 21.7 percent from the floor (5-of-23) and has made only one of 10 3-point attempts. Fellow backcourt mate Phil Pressey had simple and familiar advice for Smart: Keep shooting. "Guys miss shots all the time in summer league and, going into the regular season, they...
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Andrew Wiggins signs for 2 million guaranteed annually with Adidas

According to numerous sources including USA Today, ESPN and Slam Magazine Andrew Wiggins has signed a contract with Adidas that is worth at least 2 million dollars a season: Sources with knowledge of the signing say the contract is a multiyear deal that comes with a guarantee of at least $2 million annually.This is in stark contrast to what was being reported Wiggins shoe contract...
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Doc gives Delonte West another shot

NBC Sports - As has been rumored, West is on the Clippers Summer League roster announced Monday (possibly thanks to Doc Rivers, who coached West back in Boston). With all due respect to Jon Brockman and DeAndre Liggins, West is about the only interesting thing on the Clippers roster in Vegas as Reggie Bullock (quad injury) and C.J. Wilcox (shoulder) will not be on the team. West...
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Celtics acquire Tyler Zeller and Marcus Thornton in three team trade

The Celtics have just made some major moves, as they've joined with Cleveland and Brooklyn to acquire Tyler Zeller and Marcus Thornton. More coming...ESPN sources say Brooklyn Nets on verge of acquiring Jarrett Jack from Cleveland in three-team deal— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 9, 2014Boston is third team in deal will acquire Tyler Zeller from Cleveland as well as future...
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NBA News: Hornets sign Gordon Hayward to max offer sheet; Jazz expected to match

And neither of these guys even went to UNC!Typically frugal owner Michael Jordan is opening up the bank for former Brad Stevens' college star Gordon Hayward.Restricted free agent Gordon Hayward has agreed to a four-year, $63 million maximum contract offer sheet with the Charlotte Hornets, league sources told Yahoo Sports.A player option for the fourth year of the deal and a 15...
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Celtics "discussed" deal with Gordon Hayward, but Hayward signs max offer sheet with Hornets

For as long as Brad Stevens has been in Boston, rumors of a possible reunion with his Butler star Gordon Hayward have swirled. The Celtics have a need at the wing, Stevens and Hayward have a great relationship, and Hayward would seemingly have been open to coming to Boston.However we can finally put those rumors to rest, but not before the Celtics at least spoke with Hayward'...
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Chris Mannix believes Celtics waiting to see if Rondo's value boosts

On CSSNE.COM yesterday Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix reinforced my belief that it will be very difficult for Rajon Rondo and Marcus Smart to play on the floor at the same time this season: "No matter what Boston says the likelihood of Boston playing Marcus Smart and Rajon Rondo together just seems slim. Neither one of them are prolific shooting from the perimeter."...
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Kevin Love trade to the Celtics is not dead yet, Danny Ainge preparing for a better offer?

Remember when all we talked about was Kevin Love?Well, that time is back again. It's been too long without rumors, so our good friends(?) in the media are stirring things up with some things their sources said. Chief among them, the "KEVIN LOVE RUMORS ARE BACK, SON!!!"Gary Washburn, BostonGlobe:However, a league source said Monday that president of basketball operations...
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Paul Pierce is playing in the World Series of Poker, apparently doing well so far

From The Truth's twitter account:Playin in WSOP today wish me luck pic.twitter.com/R08LsUgfhG— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) July 7, 2014So far so good got 60k in front hour in half to go on first day hang n there P— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) July 8, 2014Headed out ended day not bad 60k check out where that placed me on day 1 http://t.co/nNfvB3jaER see ya on day 2— Paul...
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Summer League: Pacers 96, Celtics 77 highlights and box score

Highlights and box score of the Celtics first loss, yesterday in Orlando.Video courtesy of NBA.
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Orlando Magic give Channing Frye virtually exact same deal as Celtics signed Avery for

Celtic fans who think, myself included, that we may have slightly overpaid Avery Bradley, especially due to his durability issues, take solace that we're not the Orlando Magic.The Magic just agreed to sign Channing Frye to virtually the exact same deal that Avery received. Now, this is for a player who sat out all of 2012-2013 and averaged 11 points and five rebounds per game...
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Report: Boston Celtics no longer targeting Kris Humphries

Yesterday, a report circulated that the Celtics were interested in bringing back free agent Kris Humphries, but today that appears to have changed.The Boston Globe's Gary Washburn reported earlier today that Boston appears to be taking themselves out of the Kris Humphries market, leaving the Charlotte Hornets and the Washington Wizards as the front runners to land Hump:#celtics...
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James Young officially ruled out of summer league play

James Young, the #17 overall pick in this year's draft, will not play in any of the Celtics' Orlando Pro Summer League games.  After missing Boston's first two contests due to a minor car accident last month, today Danny Ainge said that Young will be held out of action for the remainder of the week long event.  Via ESPN Boston's Chris Forseberg, Ainge said:He'...
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Celtics crushed by Pacers, 96-77, in Game 2 of summer league action

The good news? The Celtics won the 1st and 4th quarters, which gives them two points in this weird summer league points standings competition.The bad news? They lost the second and third quarters by a combined score of 65-27, and turned what was once an 18-point lead into a 19-point loss.The important news? The score shouldn't matter for many folks. See the above box score for...
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