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  • Overreacting to the SI top 100 NBA rankings

    Overreacting to the SI top 100 NBA rankings

    Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images I for one am SHOCKED at where they placed the Celtics players. SI.com published their annual Top 100 ranking of NBA players. Five Celtics were ranked...

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  • Summer’s over, Celtics heading back to school soon

    Summer’s over, Celtics heading back to school soon

    Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports Scatterd thoughts as the Celtics pack up for the first day of class. Training camp starts at the end of this month. For the guys on Team USA, their summer...

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  • Report: Marcus Smart sidelined for remaining Team USA games

    Report: Marcus Smart sidelined for remaining Team USA games

    Photo by Zhizhao Wu/Getty Images Nagging minor injuries for the Celtics guard will cause him to miss the remainder of the FIBA World Cup. It looks as though Marcus Smart won’t suit up for Team...

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  • Jayson Tatum and range at the Celtics’ wing spot

    Jayson Tatum and range at the Celtics’ wing spot

    Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images Jayson Tatum needs to become a more significant playmaker and power forward with Al Horford and Marcus Morris gone. He flexed both skills last week with Team...

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  • FIBA World Cup: Tough French outlast Team USA in Dongguan, 79-89

    FIBA World Cup: Tough French outlast Team USA in Dongguan, 79-89

    Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images Walker struggled badly in this one with his worst game of the tournament. Team USA faced a FIBA World Cup Quarter final matchup against a very...

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  • Walker, Brown and Smart lead USA against spirited Brazil, win 89-73

    Walker, Brown and Smart lead USA against spirited Brazil, win 89-73

    Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images USA win and now face a tough French matchup in the next phase of the World Cup. Team USA needed a confidence boosting win Monday in it’s clash against...

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  • FIBA World Cup: Giannis sits late as USA beat Greece 69-53

    FIBA World Cup: Giannis sits late as USA beat Greece 69-53

    Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images Greece pulled within 11 in the final four minutes and Giannis oddly did not enter the game. One man can’t topple the the world’s basketball...

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  • World Cup debate: could Team USA issues happen on Celtics?

    World Cup debate: could Team USA issues happen on Celtics?

    Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images What’s similar, what’s different between Boston and Team USA with so many Celtics suiting up for Greg Popovich? The Celtics Blog Podcast —...

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  • Report: Celtics to sign Kaiser Gates to training camp contract

    Report: Celtics to sign Kaiser Gates to training camp contract

    Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/NBAE via Getty Images There will certainly be competition for the Celtics’ 15th and final roster spot. Don’t pencil in Tacko Fall for one of the final roster spots on...

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  • FIBA World Cup: USA thumps Japan 98-45 without Tatum and Smart

    FIBA World Cup: USA thumps Japan 98-45 without Tatum and Smart

    Photo by Yifan Ding/Getty Images Jaylen Brown converted 9-for-15 from the field with sizzling slams while two of his Celtics teammates sat out. Japan posted a staggering 27% FG, 18% 3-pt and...

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  • Marcus Smart day-to-day with quad sprain

    Marcus Smart day-to-day with quad sprain

    Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images Team USA takes another injury hit. In addition to Jayson Tatum missing at least the next two games with an ankle sprain, Team USA will be...

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  • How has Brad Stevens set his rotations before?

    How has Brad Stevens set his rotations before?

    Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images Can we use Stevens’ past approaches to the rotation to predict next season’s lineups? Brad Stevens has earned a reputation through his first six...

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  • FIBA World Cup: Team USA escapes Turkey in 93-92 OT victory

    FIBA World Cup: Team USA escapes Turkey in 93-92 OT victory

    Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images Jayson Tatum forced overtime by making two free throws after getting fouled at the buzzer. Cedi Osman missed critical free throws to cap the extra frame,...

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  • Jayson Tatum exits narrow Team USA victory with an ankle injury

    Jayson Tatum exits narrow Team USA victory with an ankle injury

    Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images America got the win, but at what cost? Jayson Tatum and Kemba Walker took over the overtime period as Team USA pulled out a tight 93-92...

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  • Mega-trades are not always the answer

    Mega-trades are not always the answer

    David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports “Blow it up” isn’t a plan to get better, but to tear it all down. Trading the farm, with some exceptions, hasn’t been the best way to build a title contender. ...

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  • The perfect play: what the Celtics have built this summer

    The perfect play: what the Celtics have built this summer

    Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images The combinations are endless. Over 82 games, the Celtics will score thousands of points. Some will come in transition. Some will look...

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  • Tales from CelticsBlog Slack: a staff conversation about expectations for next season

    Tales from CelticsBlog Slack: a staff conversation about expectations for next season

    Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images How much will the team miss Al Horford? Will Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown become stars? Who’s more important: Kemba Walker or Gordon Hayward?...

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  • Enes Kanter talks Turkey, Celtics at NBA-record 41st summer camp

    Enes Kanter talks Turkey, Celtics at NBA-record 41st summer camp

    Kanter continued his summer camps in Syracuse and feels confident about his passage to Canada next season. SYRACUSE, NY — Central New York joined Alaska and Iowa among Enes Kanter’s 40 obscure...

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  • What to expect from Kemba Walker

    What to expect from Kemba Walker

    Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports A full breakdown of Boston’s new point guard’s game. If you only watched Kemba Walker’s games against the Boston Celtics last year, you would probably think...

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  • Marcus Smart wants Celtics to play like ‘wounded coyotes’ this season

    Marcus Smart wants Celtics to play like ‘wounded coyotes’ this season

    Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images Marcus Smart’s wildlife comparison gives an insight into the C’s mindset with the regular season approaching. There’s just something about wildlife and...

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