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Top 2 picks Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker square off in Las Vegas

In their NBA debuts, the top two 2014 NBA Draft picks Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker squared off in summer league in Las Vegas yesterday. Neither disappointed as both players provided their share of highlights with the Cavs outlasting Milwaukee by a score of 70-68.Wiggins finished the game with 18 points on 7-18 shooting (1-8 from deep). Jabari let the game more come to him on...
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What does the future hold for Phil Pressey, Chris Johnson, and Chris Babb? Brad Stevens isn't sure

After the Boston Celtics acquired Marcus Thornton and Tyler Zeller yesterday in a trade that allowed Cleveland to clear cap space for LeBron James, the C's roster has become considerably more crowded. Add in that they officially signed draftees James Young and Marcus Smart last night, and Avery Bradley's deal will become official shortly, which means the Celtics will have...
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Afternoon Delight Part 3: Dwyane Wade is lonely after LeBron James' departure to the Cavs

With the announcement today that LeBron James will be leaving Miami to head home to Cleveland, it will inevitably lead to Chris Bosh going to Houston, leaving Dwyane Wade all by his lonesome. Wade might go the route of Carlton from Fresh Prince of Bel Air and start moping about, singing "Mr. Lonely."About Afternoon Delight: From time to time, Celticslife.com posts an original...
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Rajon Rondo passionately involved in camp

Amidst a wild free agency focused on the future of LeBron James and others, basketball fans have been scrambling to refresh twitter pages and filter out fake accounts. Meanwhile, Rajon Rondo's attention remains on his campers, as Baxter Holmes writes in the Boston Globe:The campers file onto the main court, where a large banner of Rondo dribbling a ball in a white Celtics jersey...
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Celtics sign first round and 17th overall pick James Young

Hoops Rumors has confirmed the Boston Celtics have signed James Young, the 17th overall pick in the draft out of Kentucky: The Celtics have announced the signing of James Young via a team release. They confirmed the signing of fellow first round pick Marcus Smart in the same communication. Boston nabbed Young out of Kentucky with the No. 17 pick in June’s draft after securing Smart...
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Afternoon Delight: Miami Responds to LeBron's "Decision 2"

Immediately after LeBron made his decision to move back to Cleveland, the Heat responded with this ad::-)About Afternoon Delight: From time to time, Celticslife.com posts an original (most of the time), humorous creation for your delight. View past Afternoon Delight postings. follow E K on twitter @wilkeduhn
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Afternoon Delight: Optimistic rendering of Miami Heat attendance this season

Got to feel sorry for Wade right?Not even a little?You're right. I don't feel bad for Mr. Pink Pants at all either.About Afternoon Delight: From time to time, Celticslife.com posts an original (most of the time), humorous creation for your delight. View past Afternoon Delight postings. 
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LeBron James makes his decision, chooses Cleveland over Miami this time

The "Chosen One" is coming back home. LeBron James is taking his talents to northern Ohio.LeBron: "I'm coming home." @SINow exclusive in the words of @KingJames: http://t.co/KEdJv3blqe— Lee Jenkins (@SI_LeeJenkins) July 11, 2014
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Summer League: Celtics 76, Magic 67 highlights and box score

How about that 1-15 from Phil Pressey?  This was easily Marcus Smart's best game yet, as he led the Celtics in both points (19) and assists (5).  But he still didn't shoot that well, going 5-14 overall and 2-9 from behind the arc.  Check out his sweet spin move and scoop shot at the end of the highlight video:Boston finished 3-1 overall, and will play Indiana Friday at...
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Predict which team LeBron James will sign with?

What team will LeBron James play for next season?Show us how smart you are. Vote who you think LeBron signs with and leave a comment with your pick (so you can say "I told you so"). And why is this Lebron decision Celtics relevant? Oh it only will determine who our biggest rival will be for the rest of the decade. That's all.
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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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