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Brad Stevens, Doc Rivers Named Coaches Of The Month For April

Apr 16, 2015 3:22 PM

Brad Stevens and Doc Rivers have been named the NBA Coaches of the Month for April.

Stevens helped lead the Boston Celtics to a playoff berth in what was considered a probable rebuilding year.

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2015 NBA Playoffs First Round Matchups

Apr 15, 2015 11:30 PM

The following are the matchups for the first round of the 2015 NBA Playoffs.

Western Conference
1. Golden State Warriors vs. 8. New Orleans Pelicans
2. Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks
3. Los Angeles Clippers vs. 6. San Antonio Spurs
4. Portland Trailblazers vs. 5. Memphis Grizzlies

Eastern Conference
1. Atlanta Hawks vs. 8. Brooklyn Nets
2. Cleveland Cavaliers vs. 7. Boston Celtics
3. Chicago Bulls vs. 6. Milwaukee Bucks
4. Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards

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Shavlik Randolph Claimed By Nuggets Off Waivers

Apr 8, 2015 5:23 PM

The Denver Nuggets have claimed Shavlik Randolph off waivers, a league source tells RealGM.

Randolph was waived this week by the Boston Celtics to create a roster spot for Chris Babb.

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Celtics Sign Chris Babb To Multi-Year Contract, Waive Shavlik Randolph

Apr 6, 2015 6:21 PM

The Boston Celtics have signed guard/forward Chris Babb to a multi-year contact.

The Celtics also have waived forward Shavlik Randolph and assigned Babb to the Maine Red Claws.

Babb, a 6’5” guard/forward, has appeared in 45 matchups for the Red Claws this season and averaged 15.4 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists, while shooting .375 from beyond the arc, in 34.7 minutes per game.

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Jared Sullinger Returns From Metatarsal Stress Fracture

Apr 3, 2015 12:59 PM

Jared Sullinger’s metatarsal stress fracture has healed completely and he will be available for Friday's game against the Milwaukee Bucks, the Boston Celtics announced.

“We are excited that Jared’s recovery progressed quicker than initially expected,” said Danny Ainge. “Jared was extremely diligent in his rehab, repeatedly expressing his eagerness to help our team reach the postseason. He will be available in a limited role this weekend as he works his way back to 100 percent game shape."

Sullinger had been ruled out for the season.

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Nuggets Sought Two First Rounders For Ty Lawson At Deadline

Apr 3, 2015 12:42 PM

The Denver Nuggets discussed trades involving Ty Lawson at the deadline and sources said they sought multiple first round picks.

The Utah Jazz will own a lottery pick and could include another asset to move the needle for the Nuggets to trade Lawson.

Lawson is just 27 and has experience playing at high altitude.

The Sacramento Kings and Boston Celtics could also make a play for Lawson.

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Celtics Received 1st Round Pick Trade Offers At Deadline For Avery Bradley

Mar 31, 2015 11:55 AM

The Boston Celtics received offers from multiple teams at the trade deadline of low first round picks and expiring contracts for Avery Bradley.

Bradley is on the first year of a new contract signed last offseason.

Avery is one of the NBA's best perimeter defenders and is a competent three-point shooter.

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Celtics Could Pursue Offer Sheet With Kawhi Leonard

Mar 29, 2015 1:17 PM

Kawhi Leonard will be a restricted free agent in the offseason and will receive interest for contract offer sheets.

The Boston Celtics likely will pursue an offer sheet with Leonard.

Leonard is averaging 15.9 points and 7.3 rebounds this season.

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Gerald Wallace Will Consider Future In Offseason

Mar 17, 2015 12:55 PM

Gerald Wallace is signed through the 15-16 season with $10 million remaining on his deal with the Boston Celtics.

While Wallace will fulfill his contract, he will spend this offseason debating whether he's interested in extending it to 16-17.

“Hopefully, I’ll reflect going into the last year of my deal,” he said. “This is my [14th] year. You kind of sit back and look at your career and all you’ve done and kind of just evaluate your past and try to set up for your future and see what you want to do. That’s the time I’ll do it, in the offseason.”

 

Wallace would be in his 16th season if he's still playing in 16-17.

“I would love to continue to play, but it’s more about my family and my kids,” he said. “I’m only 32 years old and I’ve been in here 14 years. That’s almost half of my life in this league. My kids are getting older. They’re starting to play high school sports now. It depends on if they’re comfortable with me still playing or they’re ready for me to come home and be part of their lives.”

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Clippers, Celtics, Jazz Expressing Interest In Eric Griffin

Mar 16, 2015 6:46 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers, Boston Celtics and Utah Jazz are showing interest in the possible call up of Eric Griffin of Texas in the NBA D-League, league sources told RealGM.

Griffin — one of the D-League’s best wing prospects — has averaged 17.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per night in 39 games for the Texas Legends. He joined Dallas’ affiliate after signing an offseason deal to training camp with the Mavericks.

Griffin was a starter in February’s D-League All-Star game, and met with the Clippers during the weekend in New York.

The 6-foot-8 forward played for the Miami Heat in the 2013 preseason, showcasing an elite jumping ability by jumping over the 6-foot-10 Mason Plumlee in an exhibition game.

Out of Campbell in the 2012 NBA Draft, Griffin, 24, has also played professionally in Italy, Venezuela and Puerto Rico.

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Warriors, Mavs, Raptors, Spurs, Heat, Bulls Interested In JaVale McGee
JaVale McGee and the Celtics were unable to close a deal on a contract on Thursday.

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JaVale McGee, Celtics Unable To Reach Deal On Contract
The Celtics wanted to have a team option for the 15-16 season, while JaVale McGee wanted it as a player option.

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JaVale McGee Close To Agreement With Celtics
JaVale McGee's deal with the Celtics would be through next season.

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Andrew Wiggins, Marcus Smart Named Rookies Of The Month
Andrew Wiggins averaged 16.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game in February.

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Celtics Interested In Re-Signing Jonas Jerebko
Jonas Jerebko will be a free agent after the season.

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Isaiah Thomas, Damian Lillard Named Players Of The Week
Isaiah Thomas and Damian Lillard have been named the NBA's Players of the Week.

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Ainge: Sullinger Hasn't Met His Conditioning Standards
Jared Sullinger is out for the remainder of the season with a foot injury.

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Report: Celtics Reneged On Promise To Buy Out Tayshaun Prince
The Celtics instead traded Tayshaun Prince to the Pistons.

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Jared Sullinger Out For Season With Stress Fracture In Foot
Jared Sullinger averaged 14.4 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 28.7 minutes per game in his third NBA season.

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Jared Sullinger Out Indefinitely With Stress Fracture In Foot
X-Rays performed on Thursday confirmed the stress injury for Jared Sullinger.

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Celtics Acquire Isaiah Thomas From Suns
The Suns acquired a 2016 first round pick from the Celtics for Isaiah Thomas.

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Kings, Rockets Warned Goran Dragic Won't Re-Sign If Traded
The Suns are pursuing trades outside the preferred list of Goran Dragic, which is believed to feature the Knicks, Lakers and Heat.

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Suns Focused On Goran Dragic Talks With Celtics, Rockets, Kings
Goran Dragic prefers a trade to the Heat, Lakers or Knicks.

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Reggie Jackson Requests Trade From Thunder
Reggie Jackson has averaged 12.4 points, 4.2 assists and four rebounds for the Thunder this season.

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Celtics Emerge In Goran Dragic Trade Talks
Ryan McDonough worked in the Celtics' front office before joining the Suns as general manager.

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Clippers, Blazers Interested In Tayshaun Prince If Bought Out
Tayshaun Prince is unlikely to be traded by the Celtics before the deadline.

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Warriors, Hawks, Blazers In Top-10 On Both Offense, Defense
Fourteen other teams are in the top-10 in either offensive or defensive efficiency.

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Celtics Approach Deadline With 'Opportunistic' Mindset
The Celtics could make Brandon Bass, Marcus Thornton or Tayshaun Prince available.

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Celtics Sign Andre Dawkins To 2nd 10-Day Contract
The Celtics have signed guard Andre Dawkins to a second 10-day contract.

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Celtics Unlikely To Find Tayshaun Prince Trade
Tayshaun Prince came to the Celtics in a deal with the Grizzlies.

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