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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.”

Gary Washburn/Boston Globe

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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

Mar 5, 2015 3:38 PM

The Golden State Warriors, Dallas Mavericks, Toronto Raptors, San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls have registered interest in JaVale McGee.

McGee and the Boston Celtics were unable to close a deal on a contract on Thursday.

McGee is a talented two-way center that has struggled staying healthy and with maturity issues.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

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JaVale McGee, Celtics Unable To Reach Deal On Contract

Mar 5, 2015 2:26 PM

JaVale McGee and the Boston Celtics have broken off talks on a deal.

The Celtics wanted to have a team option for the 15-16 season, while McGee wanted it as a player option.

McGee will return to the open market.

Steve Bulpett/Boston Herald

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JaVale McGee Close To Agreement With Celtics

Mar 5, 2015 9:57 AM

The Boston Celtics are close to agreement upon on a contract with JaVale McGee.

McGee's deal with the Celtics will be through next season.

McGee also received interest from a number of definite playoff teams.

The Philadelphia 76ers waived McGee after agreeing to buy out his contract in full.

"Javale is a long, athletic guy," Ainge said when asked for a scouting report on McGee. "We don’t have that type of player. Above the rim, he’s an offensive and defensive player. He’s been paid a lot of money in our league. He’s had some injuries, but he hasn’t lived up to his potential yet. We’re hoping that he can under Brad’s tutelage. I think he’s in a good place emotionally and mentally. I think he really wants to get his career on the right path."

Ainge also tried to explain why he believes McGee has had some difficulties in his career.

"I think that JaVale being a young kid coming in out of college, there’s a lot of growing pains with a lot of young kids," Ainge said. "They don’t go about it right, they don’t go about their careers correctly. They are into the NBA lifestyle, as opposed to being a pro, and working, and trying to improve yourself, and have a long lasting career. I’m not sure what’s gone on with JaVale and why he hasn’t reached his potential. I know he has a lot of potential, and I do think coaching personalities, team philosophies, team style of play and opportunity are usually what it takes for young kids to succeed."

Jeff Goodman/ESPN

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Andrew Wiggins, Marcus Smart Named Rookies Of The Month

Mar 4, 2015 7:22 PM

Andrew Wiggins and Marcus Smart have been named the Rookies of the Month for February.

Wiggins averaged 16.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game in February for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Smart averaged 9.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists for the month for the Boston Celtics.

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Celtics Interested In Re-Signing Jonas Jerebko

Mar 3, 2015 7:28 PM

Jonas Jerebko will be a free agent after the season, but clear the Boston Celtics have interest in keeping him around.

“Jerebko’s somebody that we’ve tried to get before,” Danny Ainge said. “We like shooting bigs. I love guys that know how to play and can shoot 3’s and have length.

“As a spacer at the 4 position, I’ve always liked him. And that’s what he does well is spread the floor. He can shoot the 3 and he can attack close-outs. He just knows how to play.”

The Celtics aquired Jerebko in a trade with the Detroit Pistons.

Steve Bulpett/Boston Herald

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Isaiah Thomas, Damian Lillard Named Players Of The Week

Mar 2, 2015 3:34 PM

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

Thomas was traded to the Boston Celtics at the deadline.

In wins over San Antonio, Oklahoma City and Sacramento, Lillard averaged 26.0 points (49.1% FG, 50% 3-PT, 93.3% FT), 4.7 rebounds and 5.7 assists. 

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Ainge: Sullinger Hasn't Met His Conditioning Standards

Feb 26, 2015 7:04 PM

Danny Ainge revealed Thursday that Jared Sullinger did not meet any of the Boston Celtics' team-wide conditioning goals this season.

Sullinger is out for the remainder of the season with a foot injury.

“Well, Jared and I have talked a lot about (his conditioning) over the past year,” Ainge said on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Toucher & Rich." “It’s something we take great pride in with our players. Our players have really bought in to our program, and a lot of guys — I think every guy has met the goals that they have set in regards to strength and conditioning, and body fat, and weight, and all the different things our strength coaches do on a regular basis.

“Jared just hasn’t met his goals. He’s not up to the standards that he wants and is not up to the standards that we think are in his best interests for the long-term health of his career. He’s not up to par to the standards that we feel are necessary to be a consistent winning player and play with great conditioning.”

Zack Cox/NESN

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Report: Celtics Reneged On Promise To Buy Out Tayshaun Prince

Feb 23, 2015 3:10 PM

The Boston Celtics reneged on a promise to agree upon a buyout with Tayshaun Prince, according to a source.

The Celtics instead traded Prince to the Detroit Pistons.

The Los Angeles Clippers were one of the teams interested in signing Prince if he became a free agent.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

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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.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

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.

Brian Robb/Boston Globe

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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Andre Dawkins Agrees To Sign 10-Day Contract With Celtics
Andre Dawkins has reached agreement on a 10-day contract with the Celtics, leagues sources tell RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Average NBA Franchise Valuation Now More Than $1 Billion
There are now 11 NBA teams worth at least $1 billion, compared to three a year ago.

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RealGM Radio: Jared Weiss On Celtics' Moves, Future
Daniel Leroux and Jared Weiss discuss the Celtics' recent flurry of moves starting with the Rajon Rondo trade, what 2015 Draft prospects would work best in Boston and Brad Stevens' hold onto the team.

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Celtics Considering Andre Dawkins For 10-Day Contract
Andre Dawkins will meet with the Celtics this week after his strong performance in the D-League Showcase.

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Chris Douglas-Roberts Waived By Celtics
The Celtics roster now stands at 14.

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Clippers Interested In Signing Tayshaun Prince
The Celtics will attempt to trade Tayshaun Prince first, but he is on a $7.7 million expiring contract that will be hard to find matching salaries.

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Nate Robinson Bought Out, Clippers, Heat, Cavs, Wizards Interested
Nate Robinson will weigh offers from teams once he clears waivers, RealGM's Shams Charania reports.

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Clippers, Celtics, Suns Agree Upon Three-Team Trade
Austin Rivers has been dealt to the Clippers with Reggie Bullock going to the Suns and Shavlik Randolph being sent to the Celtics.

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