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Celtics 'will not give up much' for Jahlil Okafor, but still trying to make moves

Even after the addition of Gerald Green and the re-signing of Tyler Zeller, the Celtics are still hoping for more: Per source, the Celtics are still aggressively trying to make trades. Today's agreements do not mean that they're done for the summer. — Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) July 23, 2016As for a potential trade with the 76ers for Jahlil Okafor, Boston reportedly isn...
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Celtics re-sign Tyler Zeller; agree to terms with Demetrius Jackson

Over the past few weeks rumors have swirled that Danny Ainge and the Celtics weren't done making moves. It's not exactly what the C's faithful were hoping for but on Saturday the team officially announced the re-signing of Tyler Zeller. The club also game to terms with second-round pick Demetrius Jackson: The Celtics have agreed to guaranteed deals w/Gerald Green, Tyler Zeller,...
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Massachusetts politician makes plea for Boston to host the 2017 NBA All-Star Game

In light of the NBA pulling the 2017 NBA All-Star Game from Charlotte due a controversial North Carolina law restricting bathroom use to transgenders, Massachusetts Speaker of the House Bob DeLeo tweeted his hopes of next year's event landing in Boston. Bring the #AllStarGame to MA, where we recently advanced civil rights with #transgender law https://t.co/KbleclQeaW https://t.co...
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Celtics to sign former draft pick and dunk champ Gerald Green

This is a bit of a surprise: The @celtics will sign free-agent guard Gerald Green, a source told Sporting News. — Sean Deveney (@SeanDeveney) July 23, 2016Deveny reports that it's a one-year guaranteed deal, although the terms are not yet disclosed.  Boston took Green with the 18th pick in the 2005 draft, but the highlight of his Celtics tenure was a slam dunk contest championship...
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Tyler Zeller listed as fifth best free agent available, will he return to Boston?

According to Kevin Pelton of ESPN, forward Tyler Zeller is the fifth best remaining free agent available, but the market out there for him is fairly thin.After the Celtics extended a qualifying offer worth $3.7 million, is it possible they can actually keep him on the roster for that small of a cap hit?By the looks of things, it's certainly not out of the realm of possibility. There...
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RJ Hunter is trying to bulk up

RJ Hunter is trying to put on some weight before the NBA season gets started. Definitely one of the slimmest guys on the roster, RJ is going to have to put in some work if he truly wants to hit the goal that he and Celtics strength coach Bryan Doo seem to have made, via Jay King of MassLive: @hunter_games28 getting the work in. Going back where it started for him GSTATE! #startedatthebottomno...
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Videos: Complete Jaylen Brown summer league highlights (long and short versions)

After closing summer league on a high note by putting up 20+ points in his last three games, Jaylen Brown earned All Vegas 2nd Team honors.  Below are two Brown highlight videos--the first only includes made baskets while the second also features the many, many times he got fouled but didn't convert the bucket:RELATED: Summer League Celtics: Player Power RankingsFollow Mark Van...
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Jae Crowder is NOT happy with Kevin Durant

By now, everyone knows the signing heard round the NBA of Kevin Durant heading to the Golden State Warriors, but perspectives on the move have been trickling in since the fourth of July when KD announced his decision. Most recent player to drop his opinion? Jae Crowder. Via CSNNE:  Crowder wasn't happy with how the pitch meeting went down. According to Tom Westerholm of MassLive...
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We just can't stop making fun of the Nets...

Yesterday, the Nets held a press conference to introduce their offseason signings, which for their fans must've been about the saddest thing ever.  This tweet probably didn't help: #WeCameToPlay pic.twitter.com/RwyjvJL6VJ — Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) July 20, 2016Let's start with the hashtag: How stupid do they think people are?  I can't imagine anyone could read that and...
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Guerschon Yabusele to play in China for the Shanghai Sharks

As previously speculated, 20 year old Guerschon Yabusele, the Boston Celtics' 16th overall draft pick, will be playing overseas in 2016-2017. According to the Boston Globe's Adam Himmelsbach, Yabusele has agreed to a 1 year deal with the Chinese Basketball Association's Shanghai Sharks, and could make up to $1.5 million: Celtics forward Guerschon Yabusele, the 16th overall pick...
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Can Terry Rozier be Evan Turner's replacement?

Evan Turner's departure for Portland has left a void in the Celtics rotation for another playmaker that can come off the bench for the Celtics. However, the C's may not have to look far for one as Terry Rozier's emergence during the NBA Summer League has given hope that he can be a key part of the team this year. Through six games in the Summer League, Rozier averaged 20 PPG, 5.3...
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Abdel Nader: No longer under the radar

When the Boston Celtics drafted Abdel Nader with the 58th overall pick in the second round of the 2016 NBA Draft, many Celtic fans were still trying to figure out who Guerschon Yabusele was. To say that Nader flew under the radar on draft day is an understatement. But his performances during Summer League have been anything but. The 6-foot-6 inch, 22 year old forward out of Iowa...
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Jonas Jerebko happy to still be in Boston, could he be the shooter Celtics are looking for?

In a move that wasn't even really a move, earlier this month the Celtics retained the services of Jonas Jerebko (for one year at $5 million) when they allowed his non-guaranteed contract to become guaranteed for 2016-17.While supporting the summer league squad in Las Vegas, Jerebko spoke about how pleased he is to remain a Celtic: "I know I wanted to be back and I know they wanted...
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ESPN Insiders say J.R. Smith could be a viable option for the Celtics

In his ranking of the best remaining free agents available, ESPN Insider Kevin Pelton mapped how the Celtics could clear enough room to get Cleveland shooting guard J.R. Smith. Insider's @kpelton wonders if Celts could go after best remaining free agent: JR Smith. https://t.co/xYt25H13Gs pic.twitter.com/5Gdb4VfF4O — Chris Forsberg (@ESPNForsberg) July 20, 2016Considering his rep...
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Video: Jaylen Brown on finishing at the rim and other things he learned in summer league

Throughout summer league play, Jaylen Brown drove to the the hoop time and time again, often getting to the free-throw line but rarely converting the bucket.  At the end of the interview below (with Amanda Pflugrad of Celtics.com) Brown mentions "finishing at the rim" as something he wants to work on.  This quote probably sums it up best:I can get to the basket whenever I want...
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Afternoon Delight Exclusive: KD Meeting TB12

During the Celtics' failed recruitment meeting with Kevin Durant, the team brought in one of KD's favorite athletes, Tom Brady, to help make the pitch.  KD got so excited that he said, "I was just ready to say, 'All right, let's go.  I'm ready to go (to the Celtics),' seeing Tom Brady there."We had no idea about how excited he was until this exclusive photo emerged of KD (and Ted...
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Celtics have 4th-best odds to win 2016-17 NBA title, Vegas may think there's still a major trade coming

When Kevin Durant chose to sign with the Warriors, they immediately became overwhelming title favorites for next season.  However, compared to the rest the league, the Celtics odds are quite good: Here are some post-free-agency NBA title odds from https://t.co/IiquZ3Nxlo. pic.twitter.com/HwDCYEQmjF — Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 14, 2016The 18/1 number may be a little too...
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Kevin Durant discusses Celtics free agency meeting: "I was ready to just say... 'I’m ready to go,’ seeing Tom Brady there"

 On Monday, the media spoke with the US Olympic Basketball team after their first official practice in Las Vegas, and Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald made sure to ask Kevin Durant about his free agency meeting with the Boston Celtics on July 2nd in the Hamptons.Durant was questioned about his reaction to seeing Tom Brady, one of his favorite athletes, walk through the door with...
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Jaylen Brown earns All-NBA Vegas Summer League 2nd team. Rozier snubbed.

Celtics rookie Jaylen Brown named All-NBA Summer League 2nd teamer for Las Vegas. pic.twitter.com/0v66gbDiud— Chris Forsberg (@ESPNForsberg) July 18, 2016 In more shocking news, yes, they actually have this award. Somebody honestly has the job to determine the best 10 players in the chaos we call NBA Summer League. Does this award mean absolutely anything in regards to how...
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Video: Terry Rozier's summer league highlights

In case you didn't get a chance to watch any summer league action, Terry Rozier was good--like, really good:Video courtesy of @Timi_093The second-year guard was No. 1 by a landslide in the summer Celtics power rankings, and arguably one of the best players on the floor, period.Follow Mark Van Deusen on Twitter @LucidSportsFan
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Could the price finally be right for the Celtics to land Jahlil Okafor?

The Celtics are getting in every trade rumor for everyone and it's getting a little bit ridiculous... but here's another trade rumor/idea/concept/fleeting thought floating around out there.While Blake or Westbrook would transform the Celtics and put them in a battle for East supremacy with the Cavs, there's another move out there that would make the Celtics better next year. It would...
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Should the Celtics take a chance on Larry Sanders?

New England has been infatuated with a Sanders during the wild presidential campaign season, and while Bernie can maybe ball, the Celtics might want to take a gamble on another Sanders. Fortunately, there's one trying to get back into the NBA: Larry Sanders is working out in California. Several teams have shown interest in him and he remains open to the idea of an NBA comeback....
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Guesrchon Yabusele headed back to Europe--unless Celtics make a trade that clears roster space

Looking for another reason to think a big trade may me in the works?  How about this: Guerschon Yabusele said no final decision has been made about his future yet but remains very open to playing in Europe next season. — Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) July 16, 2016As has been the plan since draft night, Yabusele is expected to play another year overseas (along with fellow...
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Video: Celtics summer league coach gives high praise to Guerschon Yabusele and Abdel Nader

Follow the Celtics' final summer league game in Las Vegas, Jamie Young spoke about the progress made by his squad:Courtesy of Celtics.comFollow Mark Van Deusen on Twitter @LucidSportsFan Click here for more recent Celtics videos
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Celtics still searching for shooters, looking at Chase Budinger

The Celtics have been trying to address their two major needs this offseason: shooting, and a need for a center. But Brad Stevens has suggested that the priority might be on finding some shooters over a center: Stevens on needs: "Whether it’s by development or by addition, whatever the case may be, shooting is going to be the primary need." — Brian Robb (@CelticsHub) July 11...
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