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Your Afternoon Dump..Where Paul Pierce likes what he sees

 Every morning, or afternoon if we were drinking the night before, 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 think they’re putting themselves in a good position for the future,” he said of the C’s. “Until you can get that one guy who’s a franchise-changer...
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July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

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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July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

You probably don’t want to see this photo of Marcus Smart’s mangled fingers

Marcus Smart's Right Hand…. Yikes…. pic.twitter.com/fm6WXA098i — Shake4ndbake (@Shake4ndBake) July 17, 2015 Ouch. Fortunately, nothing’s broken. Mangled and bloody, but not broken. (h/t Deadspin & Adam Himmelsbach)
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July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where the Celtics and Smart dodge a huge injury bullet

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. The Celtics scored a 91-85 victory over Portland in the Las Vegas summer league playoffs last night, but more importantly look like they may have dodged a bullet withMarcus Smart. The second-year guard suffered...
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July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Marcus Smart injures right hand in Summer League

Marcus Smart left tonight’s Summer League “playoff” game with an injured right hand after landing awkwardly while diving for a loose ball. Smart was really writhing and screaming in pain, which lead a lot of us to fear the worst. Luckily it wasn’t as bad as it looked. Marcus Smart has been diagnosed with dislocations to his right index and middle fingers. He’s undergoing...
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July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

GGTV: Perry Jones, summer league, emojis, & a little less negativity

This week, Kurt and Stats discuss the Perry Jones signing and the abundance of expiring contracts on the Celtics roster.  They go around the summer league weighing the potential impact and futures of Boston’s current draft picks, and who might be the first to get cut before the start of training camp.  Questions arise over the formation of a definitive roster in spite of the...
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July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Tommy says Smart is the best ever. Ever!

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. MassLive: Smart definitely has the tiger in the belly and that fierce competitiveness, what does he have to do to turn that into a successful NBA career? Tommy Heinsohn: He’ll just grow as a player, understand...
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July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

The Phil Pressey era is over

#Celtics have decided to waive G Phil Pressey, according to NBA source. — gary washburn (@GwashburnGlobe) July 15, 2015 The Celtics had to make a decision today on Phil Pressey because his $947K contract was about to become guaranteed for the season. And with the addition of Terry Rozier, there just isn’t room on the roster for Pressey. He may be undersized, but I think most...
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July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where a lockout could derail the rebuild

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. Silver revealed Tuesday after meeting with league owners that the NBA is projecting that it will have to write a nearly $500 million shortfall check to the players after the 2016-17 season. There was a shortfall...
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July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Recap: Celts smash Heat in Vegas

The Celtics finished (tourney starts tomorrow) the Vegas Summer League with a bang tonight, waxing the Miami Heat’s squad 101-69. Boston now receives a bye for the first round of the “tournament” that will crown the Vegas Summer League’s champion. The tourney starts tomorrow, and the Celts will next play on Thursday 7/16. The tournament schedule/bracket will be announced...
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July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Breaking News: Celtics acquire Perry Jones III from OKC

Celtics will be acquiring Perry Jones, a second round pick and cash from Oklahoma City. Not really giving up anything. Tax deal for OKC. — Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) July 14, 2015 The Thunder will receive a protected second-round pick from Boston and a trade exception of about $2.1 million. But this is a salary dump. — Darnell Mayberry (@DarnellMayberry) July 14, 2015 ...
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July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where RJ Hunter is making James Young expendable?

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. James Young is supposed to be the veteran and RJ is supposed to be the guy trying to figure things out. But if you look at the first few games of summer league, you’d think that RJ was the guy in his second...
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July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics talked Gallinari trade with Denver

Celts/Denver discussed Gallinari deal, but nothing doing as of now. Some conflicting talk from sources, but may want to keep an eye on this. — Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) July 13, 2015 While this is the first time I’m hearing Danilo Gallinari’s name linked to Boston, we can’t be too surprised considering Denver is blowing up its roster. Is the 26-year old Gallinari damaged...
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July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Keith Bogans wants everyone to remember he was paid to stay home

(Video: Basketball Insiders/Jess Camerato) Do you remember Keith Bogans? He and his non-guaranteed $5 million contract came over from Brooklyn in the Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett deal. Bogans played in a whopping 6 games for the Cs before he was mysteriously ordered to stay away from the team. Bogans was finally dealt to Cleveland for Dwight Powell in January 2014. Why am I bringing...
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July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Jonathan Holmes is making an impression

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. The 6-foot-9, 242-pound Holmes elected to join Boston and, on a summer squad thin on size, he hs taken advantage of available minutes up front. Holmes posted a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds over...
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July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Recap: Mickey, Rozier lead way as Celtics top Sixers in Summer League rematch

The Celtics beat Philadelphia, 85-76, in an entertaining Summer League game on Sunday night, as four players combined for 74 points. Boston scoring was led by Terry Rozier with 22 points and 5 assists, and R.J. Hunter’s 21 points. Jordan Mickey was the Celts’ most effective player, posting 16 points and 11 rebounds while blocking 4 shots. Jonathan Holmes added 15 points and...
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July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Jordan Mickey impresses at VSL

One guy who is starting to catch everyone’s attention this summer is Jordan Mickey. The Celtics selected him with the 33rd overall pick in June’s draft, and folks are starting to get a glimpse why. Mickey had a very productive night for Boston’s Summer League team on Saturday. He put in 15 points on 6 of 10 shooting to go with 10 boards & 3 blocked shots. Jordan Mickey...
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July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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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July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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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July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Your Afternoon Dump..Where James Young Takes His Shots

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. This would be a really good time for James Young to step up and command the wing minutes the Celtics are begging him to take. But in his first three summer league games, it has looked a lot like his rookie season...
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July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Celts nab first win in Summer League

Check out some video from Boston’s 85-71 win over the Spurs in what was the Celts’ final game out in Utah. They know move on to Vegas Summer League which kicks off this weekend. Marcus Smart had 22 points & 7 assists, while rookie Terry Rozier had 16 & 7. RJ Hunter also chipped in, as he finally started to look comfortable while netting 18 points on 4 of 7 shooting. He...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Where do we want D-Will: Brooklyn or Dallas?

Now that man-child DeAndre Jordan has decided to take his binky back to Los Angeles, the biggest story in the NBA right now involves Deron Williams and two teams whose 2016 1st round picks belong to your Boston Celtics. Via ESPN: Former All-Star point guard Deron Williams is in talks with the Brooklyn Nets about securing his potential release this offseason to clear the way for...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Isaiah Thomas holds court

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 like the moves we have made and I know [Celtics president of basketball operations] Danny [Ainge] is probably trying to make more to get better or more players to fit whatever he’s trying to do,” said...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Marcus Smart shines, Boston gets first Summer League win

The Celtics beat the San Antonio Spurs. Enjoy that sentence because you may never hear those words again this season. After a rough first quarter, the Celtics roared back behind a 15 point 2nd quarter by Marcus Smart and never looked back going on to win 85-71 (box score). In that second quarter the Celtics offense looked a lot better with Smart and Rozier sharing point guard duties...
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July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Gang Green TV: The “No Love” free agency episode

“I heard this from a smart person once– Get better players.” Kurt delves into free agency with the signings of Jae Crowder and the recent trade for Warriors power forward David Lee, with Dave and Stats commiserating over what’s next for the Celtics in light of these mediocre moves.  The Gang goes around the league noting the Rondo signing with Sacramento, they play “Who’s...
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July 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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