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Heat Trade Zoran Dragic To Celtics

Jul 27, 2015 12:27 PM

The Boston Celtics have acquired Zoran Dragic and a second round pick from the Miami Heat.

The pick is unlikely to ever change hands.

Miami will also send cash to Boston to help cover Dragic's salary. The trade helps the Heat considerably with the luxury tax.

 

The trade did not upset Goran Dragic, who is hoping his brother will get more chances at playing time with the Celtics.

The Celtics were able to take Dragic into their salary-cap space.

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Tags: Zoran Dragic, Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Jordan Mickey Signs Four-Year, $5M Deal With Celtics

Jul 20, 2015 12:45 PM

The Boston Celtics have signed the 33rd overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft, Jordan Mickey, to a four-year, $5 million contract, league sources told RealGM.

Mickey’s deal contains two years guaranteed, sources said. The Celtics announced the signing on Monday. It marks the richest second-round deal in league history.

During the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas and Utah, Mickey averaged 12.3 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.4 blocks in eight games — separating himself as one of Boston’s best young assets. The 6-foot-8 forward also shot 52.7 percent from the field while playing 28.1 minutes a game.

With the Celtcs, Mickey will earn the contract of a first-round selection.

Mickey declared for the NBA draft after his sophomore season at LSU, where he averaged 15.4 points and 9.9 rebounds per game.

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Tags: Jordan Mickey, Boston Celtics, NBA, NBA Official Signing, NBA Misc Rumor

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Celtics Waive Phil Pressey

Jul 15, 2015 6:52 PM

The Boston Celtics have waived guard Phil Pressey.

Pressey, a 5’11” guard, was originally signed by the Celtics on July 22, 2013. During the 2014-15 season, he averaged 3.5 points, 1.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 12.0 minutes per game. He recorded a season-high 11 points, five rebounds, six assists, one steal and one block in 18 minutes of action on March 25, 2015 against the Miami Heat. On his career, Pressey is averaging 3.1 points, 1.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 13.8 minutes per game.

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Tags: Phil Pressey, Boston Celtics, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

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Celtics Acquire Perry Jones From Thunder

Jul 14, 2015 2:32 PM

The Boston Celtics and Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed upon a trade involving Perry Jones III.

The Thunder will save approximately $7 million on the luxury tax by unloading Jones.

Jones was the 28th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft out of Baylor and has a career PER of 8.5 in 1,675 career minutes.

Steve Bulpett/Boston Herald

Tags: Perry Jones, Boston Celtics, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Celtics, Nuggets Discuss Danilo Gallinari Trade

Jul 13, 2015 5:08 PM

The Boston Celtics and Denver Nuggets have recently held discussions on a trade involving Danilo Gallinari.

Gallinari is entering the final season of his contract.

The Celtics would like to improve their perimeter shooting and more than half of Gallinari's attempts last season were three-pointers.

Gallinari averaged 12.4 points in 24.2 minutes in his first year back from ACL surgery.

Steve Bulpett/Boston Herald

Tags: Danilo Gallinari, Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Warriors Trade David Lee To Celtics For Gerald Wallace

Jul 7, 2015 2:50 PM

The Golden State Warriors have traded David Lee to the Boston Celtics for Gerald Wallace. No other components are included in the trade.

The Warriors can use the stretch provision on Wallace, whereas they couldn't on Lee since his contract came during the NBA's previous CBA. Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports the Warriors plan on keeping Wallace.

Lee was also on a larger contract than Wallace worth $5 million more.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: David Lee, Gerald Wallace, Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Brandon Bass Agrees To Deal With Lakers

Jul 5, 2015 7:40 PM

Brandon Bass has agreed to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Bass had been with the Boston Celtics since 2011.

Bass gives the Lakers depth in the frontcourt.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Brandon Bass, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Jonas Jerebko Agrees To Two-Year, $10M Deal With Celtics

Jul 2, 2015 11:00 AM

Jonas Jerebko re-signed with the Boston Celtics on a two-year, $10 million deal.

Jerebko was acquired in a February trade by the Celtics from the Detroit Pistons.

“Feels great to be back in green and white!” Jerebko posted on his Twitter account Wednesday.

 

The 6-foot-10-inch, 231-pound forward averaged 7.1 points and 4.8 rebounds in 29 games with Boston. He also made 40.6 percent of his 3-point attempts.

Adam Himmelsbach/Boston Globe

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Jae Crowder, Celtics Agree Upon Five-Year, $35M Deal

Jul 1, 2015 11:54 PM

Boston Celtics restricted free agent Jae Crowder has reached agreement on a five-year, $35 million contract to re-sign with the organization, league sources told RealGM.

The Celtics and Dallas Mavericks were leaders in pursuit of Crowder during the first day of free agency, but Crowder and Boston made progress and agreed to terms late Wednesday night.

Crowder, the 34th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft, spent his first two seasons with the Mavericks before being dealt midway through the year to Boston.

In 57 games for the Celtics, Crowder established himself as a two-way presence for Brad Stevens, averaging 9.5 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 24.2 minutes per game. He scored 10.8 points and grabbed five rebounds a game in the postseason.

Crowder and the Celtics had long made clear their mutual interest in reuniting, and the 6-foot-6 forward has used the offseason to return to the stellar form he displayed before a season-ending knee injury against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the playoffs.

Out of Marquette, Crowder, 24, has averages of 5.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and one assist in three NBA seasons.

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Amir Johnson, Celtics Agree Upon Two-Year, $24M Deal

Jul 1, 2015 3:42 PM

Amir Johnson and the Boston Celtics have agreed upon a two-year, $24 million contract.

Johnson is coming off a five-year, $34 million contract with the Toronto Raptors.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

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Celtics, Mavs Lead In Pursuit Of Jae Crowder
The Celtics and Mavericks are the leaders so far in pursuit of Jae Crowder, league sources tell RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Dunc'd On Pod: Offseason Previews Of Thunder, Raptors, Celtics, Jazz, Rockets
Nate Duncan and Daniel Leroux preview the upcoming offseason for the Thunder, Raptors, Celtics, Jazz and Rockets.

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Jimmy Butler Postpones Meetings With Rival Teams After Getting Max Offer From Bulls
Jimmy Butler had planned on meeting with the Lakers, Celtics, 76ers and Mavericks.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Al-Farouq Aminu To Meet With Knicks, Celtics, Blazers, Raptors, Pelicans
The Mavericks are also in the mix to re-sign Al-Farouq Aminu.

David Aldridge/NBA.com

Greg Monroe Plans To Meet With Knicks, Celtics, Bucks, Lakers, Blazers
Greg Monroe admits he is out of the Pistons' plans.

Darrell Williams/The Advocate

Tobias Harris To Pursue Near Max Deal With Pistons, Celtics Among Leading Suitors
The Pistons and Celtics have emerged as leading candidates for Tobias Harris, league sources told RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Celtics Were Unsuccessful No. 4-No. 9 On Trading Up For Justise Winslow
Danny Ainge said the Celtics were "probably offering too much" to trade into the lottery despite having all of their attempts turned down.

Jay King/Boston Herald

Celtics Prepared To Trade Up With 76ers If Jahlil Okafor Slips
The Celtics have a considerable numbers of assets to make trading up to No. 3 viable.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Sam Dekker Dreamed Of Being Drafted By Celtics In 2015 In Grade School
Sam Dekker recalled a grade school project in which he stated that the Celtics would draft him this year.

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Celtics To Pursue Paul Pierce
Gary Washburn reports a return of Paul Pierce to the Celtics could be a prelude to a front office position with the team and that he eventually wants to become a general manager.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Celtics Offer Marcus Smart, Two Firsts To 76ers For Nerlens Noel, No. 3
The Celtics have offered Marcus Smart and picks No. 16 and 28 in the first round to the 76ers for Nerlens Noel and the No. 3 pick.

Broderick Turner/Los Angeles Times

Celtics Trying To Move Up To Select Myles Turner
The Celtics are actively attempting to trade up in next week's draft in order to select Myles Turner, multiple league sources tell RealGM's Andrew Perna.

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Celtics Unlikely To Pursue Kevin Love As Hard As Last Offseason
Danny Ainge and the Celtics no longer have the "borderline obsession" with Kevin Love that they had last summer.

Steve Bulpett/Boston Herald

Bobby Portis Reveals Pregame Motivation Comes From Envisioning Someone Hitting His Mom
Bobby Portis worked out for the Celtics this week and revealed a dark motivation for pregame fuel.

Mark Murphy/Boston Herald

Celtics Ask Isaiah Thomas To Help With Free Agents
Danny Ainge told Isaiah Thomas to let him know if there are any free agents he thinks the Celtics should target.

Adam Himmelsbach/Boston Globe

Lakers Had Handshake Agreement For Kevin Garnett In 2007
The Lakers had a handshake agreement with the Wolves in 2007 on a trade of Andrew Bynum and Lamar Odom for Kevin Garnett.

Howard Beck/Bleacher Report (via Kelly Dwyer/Yahoo! Sports)

Celtics Were Offered First Round Pick At Deadline For Avery Bradley
Avery Bradley is a well-known favorite of Danny Ainge with his versatility on defense.

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Celtics Interested In Trading Up In Draft, Could Target Willie Cauley-Stein
The Celtics are "very open" to trading up in the NBA Draft, according to two sources.

A. Sherrod Blakely/Comcast SportsNet

Danny Ainge Wants Celtics To 'Stay In The Game' On Potential Big Move
Danny Ainge talked about how the Celtics had the assets to acquire Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen in 2007, but were not in the game in 2012 for James Harden.

Marc D'Amico/Celtics.com

76ers Passed On Paul Pierce In 1998 Due To Larry Hughes' Promise
Paul Pierce and Allen Iverson could have formed a remarkable scoring tandem for the 76ers.

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