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Ray Allen 'leaning towards' joining LeBron in Cleveland?

Ohio's NBA franchise might need to rename itself the "Cleveland Heat." Many of LeBron James' former Miami teammates are opting to follow him to the Cavaliers -- Mike Miller and James Jones signed with the Cavs last week, and now it looks like another 3 point sharp shooter could be joining them in Northern Ohio. The Boston Globe's Gary Washburn is reporting that...
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Trade odds: Breaking down which Celtics' players are most likely to be traded

Without knowing the exact terms of Evan Turner's deal, it's impossible to know the Celtics exact financial situation. But here is what we know:- The Celtics have 18 players on their roster- 15 of those players have guaranteed deals, while three do not (Keith Bogans, Chris Johnson, Chris Babb)- Not counting Turner or the non-guaranteed guys, the Cs have $71,749,278 in salary...
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Apparently Larry Bird has hired Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to fix Roy Hibbert

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar sent out this tweet last night:@Hoya2aPacer great dinner tonight w/you & #LarryBird. Looking forward to kicking it up a notch at practice tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/xMfm3n3Xb6— Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (@kaj33) July 23, 2014Shortly after, Roy Hibbert responded:Dinner with @kaj33 and Larry was great. Loved hearing their stories. Learned so much and asked a lot...
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Gasol talks about telling Kobe that he had decided to sign with Chicago

Pau Gasol and Kobe Bryant have been through a lot playing together for six seasons and having won two championships in that span (I still think there should be an asterisk next to the 2010 championship because of Perk going down).So, naturally it was tough for Gasol to tell Bryant that he was leaving the Lakers for less money to join what could be a potential contender in the Chicago...
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Doc Rivers will quit if Sterling isn't removed

Yahoo- The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team.CEO Richard Parsons testified at a trial to determine whether Sterling's wife, Shelly, can sell the team for $2 billion to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer as the NBA looks to force Donald Sterling from the league...
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What Boston received from the Washington Wizards for Kris Humphries

Now that the Washington Wizards trade for Kris Humphries is official, here's what Boston got out of the deal.Celtics trade exception from Humphries deal is officially $4.25 million; 2015 pick from Washington is top-49 protected (C's get if 50+)— Chris Forsberg (@ESPNForsberg) July 22, 2014The trade exception is the real get here, considering Humphries could have signed...
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Kevin Durant gets brunch with the Biebs, a nation mourns

Years and years of built-up good will, gone in an instant. Kevin Durant, formerly one of the most popular athletes in the entire world, chose to throw it all away yesterday by eating brunch - arguably the most intimate of meals - with the Biebs. As the photo shows, Bieber is noticeably wearing a Brooklyn Nets hat, and also pretty clearly high. Your mother taught you better, Kevin...
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Video: Kelly Olynyk rocks out in Lowell

Kelly Olynyk has been very active in making his presence known at various community service events in the Boston area. One of his recent appearances was at the Lowell Boys and Girls Club, where the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation and TD Bank unveiled a newly renovated music clubhouse for the youth program.Two Kelly Olynyks? Or a Hanson reunion?The video above (courtesy of the...
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Evan Turner's agent says Boston was always their top choice because of 'the environment'

No, it's not the harsh local climate that Evan Turner's agent David Falk is referring to when he mentions "the environment," or probably even the Celtics history and winning culture.  Via Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald, Falk said the following about his client's decision to sign in Boston:There are teams that offered him one-year deals. There are teams...
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Celtic great DJ's nephew, Nick Johnson, proving that he belongs

It has been a rough off season for the Houston Rockets and General Manager Daryl Morey. First there was the questionable move to not pick up Chandler Parsons option. Parsons would have made less than $1 million in 2014-15 but instead signed a three year $46 million dollar deal with the Mavericks that Houston didn’t match.Then there was the decision by Chris Bosh to stay in Miami...
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Afternoon Delight: Celtics sign 7 more players; Roster now stands at 25

Looks like Danny Ainge wasn't done adding pieces to his 2014-2015 roster. Yesterday we got the news that the Celtics were signing Evan Turner and today we are hearing that Ainge has just inked 7 more players. Check out the new Celtics:Kris Joseph: Expected to be cut in October. Ainge loves messing with him.Dana Barros: The 47 year old guard returns for his third stint with the...
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Evan Turner, and the Boston Celtics rotation

Social media can be a funny thing. The ebbs and flows are predictable. There's the initial shock of an announcement, then the overreaction to the news, the reaction to the overreaction, and then a landing spot. Basically, we're extras in a 'Titantic' like-movie. 'The boats sinking, everyone to this side!', 'Now this side is sinking, get back to the other...
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This is not 2007. This is 2003.

Guest post by LarBrd33JR has been asking me for a while if I’ve had any interest in doing guest posts here at Celtics Life. I keep telling him I’m just some idiot sports fan who will just end up embarrassing himself, but he’s pretty persistent. I don’t know lick about sportswriting, but as a self-proclaimed obsessive Celtic nerd who has been deeply entrenched over the past...
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Ray McCallum leads Kings to Vegas Summer League championship

Before tip off of the Las Vegas NBA Summer League championship it was the Ben McLemore and Ra'shad James show for the Sacramento Kings:However, once the game started it was all Ray McCallum whose 29 point effort led Sacramento's 77-68 come from behind victory over the Houston Rockets in the title game played at UNLV's Thomas & Mack Center.McCallum, (9-15 shooting...
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Video: Evan Turner - Welcome to Boston - 2014 Mix

Pic by Celtics Life's EKGet familiar with the newest Celtic's game with this mix by NassimHD.Related: Boston Celtics finishing a deal for Evan Turner
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Boston Celtics finishing a deal for Evan Turner

Celtics finishing deal for FA Evan Turner, sources tell Herald. He will get a portion of their mid-level exception.— Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) July 21, 2014
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New York Knicks looking to clear up their back court; Could they be in the mix for Rondo?

ESPN- Working to clear the logjam in the backcourt, the Knicks are discussing their potential trade options with guards J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert and Shane Larkin, a league source said Sunday. “They’re working on trying to make a move in the backcourt,” the NBA source familiar with the Knicks’ thinking said Sunday. The idea that the Knicks are trying to make a trade to...
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Uptempo Suns considering signing Greg Monroe to offer sheet

According to Dan Feldman at NBCSports.com the Phoenix Suns are considering signing Greg Monroe of the Detroit Pistons to an offer sheet. This move doesn't make much sense considering Monroe is more of a traditional big man that will anchor your defense as opposed to someone who fits in with Phoenix's NBA fifth highest scoring offense last season.Having said that, for Danny...
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Andrei Kirilenko says Jason Kidd couldn't handle the pressure of coaching in New York

These quotes are taken from an interview Andrei Kirilenko did with a Russian sports tabloid called SovSport, which is pretty funny to read after putting it through google translate.  SB Nation's Nets Daily got a real live person to translate the interview, and here's their version of what Kirilenko said about Kidd:As he has previously, Kirilenko seemed to diss Kidd, at...
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Who the hell is Joe Qatato?

  If I were to tell you there was a guy who was Larry Bird's personal rebounder for shooting sessions, you might think "it's pretty neat."  But what if the same guy was arrested for indecent exposure in a hotel?  You might think, "pervert" or "bad luck."  But what if that same guy was then in a car with Jamal Tinsley and got shot?  You might...
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Wyc Grousbeck on lack of fireworks: 'We hoped to make bigger moves'

If you're like me, you're sick and tired of hearing about fireworks in relation to the Celtics.The whole thing started in March, when Celtics' owner Wyc Grousbeck said that he loved how the Cs were positioned, and forecasted some "fireworks" come June. We’re a patient group. We will take a multiyear plan if that’s what it takes. But I think this June there...
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Celtics to unveil alternate logo: Silhouette of the iconic Leprechaun

Baxter Holmes of the Boston Globe talked about the new Boston Celtics logo today: a Silhouette of the iconic Leprechaun. Created in-house, the logo, which is known as the “Lucky Alternate,” pays homage to the early 1960s illustration created by Celtics patriarch Red Auerbach’s brother, Zang, a former editorial and sports artist for newspapers in Washington.It features the classic...
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Jared Sullinger has himself a game at the Columbus Pro-Am

Jared Sullinger continues to work on his game and that includes playing in the Columbus Pro-Am with his brothers Julian and J.J.It's not like Sully is out there banging against the best in the league, but he did show off some nice moves, as seen in the video below by NextUpRecruits.Looks like that three-point shot is coming along and Sully showcased some nice post moves. If Sully...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Paul Pierce and the Wizards be the team to beat in the East?

Last night the Wizards and Spurs played the most exciting game of summer league yet when Washington beat San Antonio 95-94 in the quarterfinals of the Las Vegas summer league quarterfinals.The game was punctuated when Glen Rice Jr., who had 36 points, sent the game into triple overtime on a corner three.Both Rice and last year's first round pick (number 3 overall) by the Wizards...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

A Season to be Proud of

Back when Celtics Pride, the team newsletter existed, KC Jones used to have a feature in it called "KCs Corner."  It would be a section he would write in pretty regularly throughout the season. I recently stumbled upon his recap of the 1987 Finals loss.  I figured it was definitely worth reprinting. For anyone who might have been too young then, this is absolutely worth...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss
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