Celtics rumors

Kawhi Leonard
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John Tomase
April 12, 2018 - 11:36 am
The Celtics need one more superstar to make a run at the Golden State Warriors. Could Kawhi Leonard be the answer? Dwyane Wade thinks so. The future Hall of Famer told Yahoo's Jordan Schultz he believes Leonard will be traded to the Celtics because of friction with his current team, the San Antonio...
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Tyreke Evans
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John Tomase
February 08, 2018 - 3:50 pm
The Celtics decided to stand pat at the trade deadline, but not before making an extended push for Memphis guard Tyreke Evans, according to a report. Per USA Today's Alex Kennedy , the C's offered Memphis two second-round picks and youngster Guerschon Yabusele for Evans, but were rebuffed. The...
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Tyreke Evans
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John Tomase
February 08, 2018 - 10:26 am
If last year's NBA trade deadline proved anything, it's that standing pat has its merits. At this time last year, there were howls for the Celtics to do something. They were linked to Indiana's Paul George and many fans and commentators wanted them to trade the potential first overall pick in the...
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John Tomase
February 05, 2018 - 2:30 pm
Marcus Smart is drawing interest in advance of this week's NBA trade deadline. According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, Smart has landed on the radar of the Nuggets. Stein writes: "Denver is among the teams that has explored Marcus Smart trade scenarios with Boston, according to league...
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Greg Monroe
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John Tomase
January 31, 2018 - 11:32 pm
Suddenly, the Celtics have options, and an intriguing one came on the market Wednesday night -- Greg Monroe. The former Bucks big man was bought out by the Suns, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, and Boston is considered a favorite to land him. Because the Celtics still have the $8.4 million...
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Paul George and Gordon Hayward
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John Tomase
June 29, 2017 - 11:46 am
Acquiring Paul George or Jimmy Butler at the trade deadline never made sense for Danny Ainge and the Celtics. What's one more good or even great player going to mean in the uphill battle for Eastern Conference supremacy? Not nearly enough, as the Cleveland Cavaliers taught us over four depressing...
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Jayson Tatum
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John Tomase
June 22, 2017 - 10:54 pm
It's officially time for Danny Ainge to start consolidating. After selecting Duke forward Jayson Tatum with the third overall pick in Thursday's NBA draft, Ainge now has one of the deepest rosters in the league, but without much clear separation beyond the top two of Isaiah Thomas and Al Horford...
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John Tomase
June 21, 2017 - 12:55 am
After a lackluster playoffs and Finals, the NBA is giving us one hell of an offseason. And the Celtics are right in the middle of everything. They've already swung a blockbuster with the Sixers, trading away the No. 1 pick and guard Markelle Fultz for the third pick and a future first-rounder...
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Markelle Fultz
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John Tomase
June 16, 2017 - 12:16 pm
The history of drafting guards No. 1 overall is as close to can't-miss as can't-miss can be. The history of selecting guards in the top five, however, is much more muddled. So which will it be for the Celtics if they follow consensus and choose Washington's Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 pick in...
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John Tomase
June 15, 2017 - 2:01 am
Outfitting Blake Griffin in Celtics green would be a hell of a lot of fun. But I fear it would be an even bigger mistake. There's no guarantee blossoming All-Star swingman Gordon Hayward will leave Utah to sign here. We've already laid out the underwhelming choices for Plan B. The most logical is...
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