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Lamar Stevens Agrees To Sign With Celtics

Sep 22, 2023 3:19 PM

Lamar Stevens has agreed to a deal with the Boston Celtics. 

Stevens appeared in 62 games with the Cleveland Cavaliers last season, averaging 5.3 points and 3.3 rebounds in 18.1 minutes.

The Cavaliers traded Stevens to the San Antonio Spurs as part of the Max Strus sign-and-trade. San Antonio subsequently waived Stevens.

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RealGM Radio: East Over-Unders With Arturo Galletti (2023-24)

Sep 22, 2023 2:36 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti (@AmericanNumbers) continue their annual tradition of breaking down the over/under lines for the Eastern Conference.

They go through over/unders and other relevant odds for the Pistons (3:44), Hornets (12:01), Wizards (18:11), Magic (24:18), Pacers (28:25), Raptors (33:12), Bulls (37:45), Hawks (43:30), Nets (47:27), Heat (54:01), Cavaliers (58:47), Bucks (1:03:18), Knicks (1:11:21), 76ers (1:19:55) and Celtics (1:29:08).

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Austin Rivers Interested In Signing With Heat, Celtics

Sep 21, 2023 9:05 AM

Austin Rivers was a guest on The Bill Simmons Podcast and he had a wide-ranging conversation with Simmons about his career, the NBA and basketball in general. When the topic of him being unsigned came up, Rivers admitted he was surprised, but said there are two teams he has his eyes on.

The veteran guard said he'd like to play for the Miami Heat. Rivers noted that if Miami trades for Damian Lillard, they will likely have several roster spots to fill, so he's being patient and watching that situation.

Rivers also said he'd like to play for the Boston Celtics. He noted that he reached out to Celtics president of basketball operations Brad Stevens directly. He said that he and Stevens had a "great talk" and agreed to see where things were at down the line.

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Malcolm Brogdon Upset With How Celtics Handled Elbow Injury

Sep 21, 2023 8:56 AM

On ESPN's NBA Today show, Ramona Shelburne reported that she has also heard Malcolm Brogdon isn't happy with the Boston Celtics. However, Shelburne said it's not being in trade talks that has Brogdon upset.

“I don’t think the bad feelings are over including him in any trade discussions," Shelburne said. "I think a lot of this has to do with what’s going on with his elbow.”

Shelburne said that Brogdon understands the trade process and will handle that professionally. Her understanding is that the veteran guard has concerns on where his elbow is at, and how that has been handled since he was injured in last season's playoffs.

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Tags: Malcolm Brogdon, Boston Celtics, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Injury

Malcolm Brogdon Angry With Celtics For Trying To Trade Him

Sep 18, 2023 8:57 AM

While appearing on The Celtics Beat podcast, Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe said the Boston Celtics should start training camp mostly healthy. The one player there is uncertainty around is guard Malcolm Brogdon.

"We’ll see how Malcolm (Brogdon) is. Malcolm’s the one I’m concerned about too, because we’ve heard nothing, and he’s angry with the team," Washburn said. "I don’t think communication between the two sides has been fruitful. He might just say, 'Listen, I’m not getting surgery. I’m just gonna let this heal, and you’ll have to wait for me.' It could be a protest for being on the trade block."

Brogdon suffered a tear in his right elbow during the 2023 playoffs. Surgery wasn't deemed necessary immediately after the season. for the veteran guard. The Celtics indicated Brogdon should be ready for the start of the season.

In June, Boston had agreed to a three-team trade that would have sent Brogdon to the LA Clippers, in a deal where the Celtics would have acquired Kristaps Porzingis. The Clippers backed out due to concerns with Brogdon's health. Boston then reworked the deal and sent Marcus Smart to the Memphis Grizzlies instead, while still acquiring Porzingis.

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Neemias Queta, Celtics Agree To Two-Way Deal

Sep 17, 2023 10:12 AM

The Boston Celtics and Neemias Queta have agreed to a Two-Way deal.

Queta was recently waived by the Sacramento Kings, who drafted him in the second round in 2021.

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Lamar Stevens Draws Interest From Celtics, Timberwolves, Rockets, Heat

Sep 14, 2023 1:53 AM

Lamar Stevens is drawing interest from the Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves, Houston Rockets, and Miami Heat, sources told Michael Scotto of HoopsHype.

Both the Celtics and Wolves have one open roster spot.

Stevens averaged 5.3 points and 3.3 rebounds for the Cavs last season. 

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Tags: Lamar Stevens, Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets, Miami Heat, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor

Celtics Sign Taylor Funk To Exhibit 10 Contract

Sep 9, 2023 5:09 PM

The Boston Celtics have signed Taylor Funk to an Exhibit 10 contract. Funk's deal will be non-guaranteed, with the plan for him to join the Maine Celtics of the G League after the preseason.

Funk played in 34 games (33 starts) for Utah State last season. The 6-foot-9 forward averaged 13.4 points and 5.5 rebounds per game for the Aggies.

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Jayson Tatum Wants To Be An All-Time Great, Knows It Will Take A Title

Sep 7, 2023 9:36 AM

Jayson Tatum is already climbing the all-time ranks in several categories for the Boston Celtics. But Tatum knows none of that matters if he doesn't deliver Banner 18 to Boston.

“I would love to be on the Mount Rushmore of Celtics,” Tatum said. “Bird, Russell, Paul Pierce and those guys. They paved the way. The one thing all those guys have is chips. I have to get to the top of the mountain to even be considered as one of those guys. I want to be an all-time great, I want to be known as a winner, and I believe I will be.”

Tatum also said he's happy for Jaylen Brown, and that Brown earned his super max contract extension. The Celtics star also said the young duo know that they will need to be the ones to lead Boston to their next title.

“We talk about it all the time. We are due to get over the hump,” Tatum says, relaying his conversations with Brown. “And it’s going to be well worth it when we do.”

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Jayson Tatum 'Just Recently Started To Feel Connection' To Boston

Sep 7, 2023 9:24 AM

In a wide-ranging interview with The Messenger, Jayson Tatum said he now feels a connection to the city of Boston. That's part of how Tatum sees that he's grown up since arriving in Boston as a 19-year-old.

“Just recently I started to feel the connection with Boston,” Tatum says. “I have spent my adult life here, my son has grown up here, I’ve grown up here. I’ve accomplished so many things. It’s happened so fast, and Boston has played such an intricate part of my life.

“I just feel like I relate more, a lot more in these last two years. At first it was like I live here, but I’m from St. Louis. I’m a St. Louis kid. Now I’m a part of Boston. I really feel a connection with the city and the people of Boston.”

When asked if he hopes to spend his entire career with the Celtics, Tatum was cautious about promising anything. But he reiterated his love for Boston and the Celtics.

“You never know what can happen, but I love playing for the Celtics,” he says. “I figured out my space in the city and have grown to really enjoy it. I love the fans. It would be really hard to leave this place.”

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Blake Griffin Return To Celtics Considered 'Unlikely'

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Svi Mykhailiuk Contract With Celtics Partially Guaranteed For $200K

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Svi Mykhailiuk, Celtics Agree To One-Year Deal

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Jayson Tatum Has Tried Recruiting Damian Lillard To Boston

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Glen Robinson III Works Out With Celtics

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Kristaps Porzingis Says Foot Started To Hurt During World Cup Practices

Celtics To Work Out T.J. Warren, Lamar Stevens, Louis King This Week

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Kristaps Porzingis Expected To Ready By Start Of Training Camp

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Kristaps Porzingis To Miss World Cup Due To Plantar Fasciitis

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Celtics, DJ Steward Agree To Training Camp Deal

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Lakers/Celtics, Heat/Sixers, Warriors/Nuggets Among Christmas Day Games

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Latvian Basketball Denies Reports Kristaps Porzingis Is Injured

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Celtics Remain Interested In Re-Signing Blake Griffin

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Wyc Grousbeck Has No Interest In Selling Celtics

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Derrick White: 'Would Be Cool' To Extend With Celtics

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Celtics Waive Justin Champagnie

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Jaylen Brown's Supermax Extension Worth $288M Based On Current 24-25 Cap Estimate

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Jayson Tatum Could Be Eligible For Five-Year, $338M Extension Next Summer

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Jaylen Brown's Trade Kicker Worth Less Than 15 Percent Max

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Jaylen Brown, Celtics Agree To Five-Year, $304M Supermax Extension

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