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Kawhi Leonard
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John Tomase
April 23, 2018 - 10:50 am
If the Spurs intend to move disgruntled superstar Kawhi Leonard this offseason, the Lakers are considered an attractive destination for the Los Angeles native. One problem -- coach Gregg Popovich has a rule when it comes to trading elite talent that could play right into the hands of the Celtics...
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Isaiah Thomas
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John Tomase
March 15, 2018 - 10:45 am
Isaiah Thomas is making friends in Los Angeles almost as quickly as he did in Cleveland. The former Celtics guard, playing for his third team in less than a year, needed to be separated from teammate Julius Randle during a sideline argument caught on camera by ESPN on Wednesday night. The 5-foot-9...
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Isaiah Thomas
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John Tomase
March 13, 2018 - 11:43 am
Remember when Isaiah Thomas dropped 20 points with nine assists on the Cavaliers in a Lakers victory on Sunday night and then insisted it was no big deal and we all thought he was lying? He was lying. Per Slam Online , teammate Kyle Kuzma told reporters in Los Angeles on Monday that Thomas was "...
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Isaiah Thomas and LeBron James
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John Tomase
February 14, 2018 - 10:14 am
It's going to take Isaiah Thomas a while to get over his 15 or so games alongside LeBron James. According to Fox Sports One's Chris Broussard, Thomas does not harbor positive feelings towards his former Cavaliers teammate. "I was talking to somebody yesterday close to Isaiah, and they said he has...
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Rob Bradford
February 08, 2018 - 12:35 pm
The Isaiah Thomas era in Cleveland was short-lived. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski , the Cavaliers are shipping the former Celtic guard to the Lakers along with Channing Frye and a No. 1 pick in exchange for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance. Ramon Shelbourne of ESPN reports Los Angeles...
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John Tomase
February 07, 2018 - 9:33 am
Say goodbye to dreams of DeAndre Ayton, Luka Doncic, or Mo Bamba, Celtics fans. That Lakers pick is becoming more worthless by the day. Not even LaVar Ball can screw up what's going on in Los Angeles. In case you haven't noticed, the Lakers have won 11 of 15 since a nine-game losing streak saddled...
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Rob Bradford
January 24, 2018 - 8:44 am
It was just a few weeks ago, everything was going as planned for the Celtics. Not only was Brad Stevens' team rolling atop the Eastern Conference, but for an added bonus the Lakers -- who would have to give their first-round pick to the C's if they fell between No. 2-5 in the Draft Lottery -- were...
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WEEI
January 12, 2018 - 7:59 am
By DANNY DRAGIN (*Denotes previous week's ranking) 1. Boston Celtics (1*) The Celtics traveled to London, which provided them with a solid four days of rest. They beat Ben Simmons and the 76ers to improve to 34-10. 2. Golden State Warriors (2*) The Warriors did not look like themselves with a big...
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Rob Bradford
January 06, 2018 - 11:51 am
Danny Ainge is on the kind of roll general managers can only usually dream about. The Celtics chief decision-maker already looked like a really smart guy after executing something that is one of pro sport's toughest tasks -- a legitimate NBA rebuild. Now he is zeroing in on punctuating the process...
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Josue Pavon
November 10, 2017 - 9:45 am
Lonzo Ball's first game against the Celtics wasn't pretty. On the court, the second-overall pick scored nine points on 4-of-15 shots, finished with six assists but couldn't find his rhythm when his team need it most; towards the end of the fourth quarter. Off the court, Celtics fans let him have it...
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