Author: @jackbuffett_

Could the Celtics Bring Back Isaiah Thomas? (@jackbuffett_)

Is Isaiah Thomas Going to Return to Boston? The dust has pretty much settled on another hectic offseason, with most of the big names having signed with teams already. However, one of the names that is still on the market is none other than Isaiah Thomas. The former fan-favorite was rumored to be close to a contract with the Orlando Magic last week, but all is quiet on that front. Then, Isaiah Thomas commented this on NBC Sports Boston’s Post: cc: @danielrainge 👀 — Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) July 11, 2018 The question has to be...

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Five Red Sox Named To All-Star Roster

Boston Will Have Five of its Players Heading to D.C. On Sunday night, the MLB revealed the AL and NL rosters for the All-Star Game. The Red Sox tied with the Indians and Astros for most players on the AL roster. The game takes place on Tuesday, July 17th, at the home ballpark of the Washington Nationals. TFW 5️⃣ #RedSox make the All-Star game. 🤩 — #VoteBenny (@RedSox) July 8, 2018 The All Stars This year’s crew is headlined by Mookie Betts and JD Martinez, who will both be starting in the game. Betts, making his third appearance...

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Fresh Take Friday: Terry Rozier Should Be Traded this Summer

The Celtics should find a trade partner for Rozier — soon It’s been relatively quiet this summer around Boston. While other teams have gone after big-name free agents, the Celtics have focused on retaining their core and not much else. This is perfectly fine: the team doesn’t seem to have any need to make a splash. However, one move they should attempt to make this summer is moving Terry Rozier, sooner rather than later. The Reasoning Rozier is coming off of an elite performance from the back end of the regular season through the playoffs. As a starter in...

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Robert Williams Not Off to a Great Start in Boston

Robert Williams Hasn’t Made the Best Entrance in Boston Robert Williams…it’s been rough so far. The first-round draft pick missed his introductory conference call because he overslept. Though he eventually did connect with the team and with media, it wasn’t a great start. Then today, reports surfaced that Williams missed the first Summer League practice with the team-because he missed his flight to Boston. Jay Larranaga, the Celtics’ Summer League team coach, told media that the team was disappointed in Williams, but will handle the matter internally. Robert Williams did not practice. Missed his flight today. He is in...

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Celtics Set to Run the East after Lebron Signs with Lakers

Celtics Ready for Finals Run After Lebron Signing Well, there it is. LeBron James finally made his long-awaited decision, signing with the Los Angeles Lakers after months of speculation. The deal is worth $154 million over four years, with a player option in the last year. This signing will undoubtedly send Lakers fans into crazed states of excitement, but Celtics fans should also be rejoicing. This moves clears the way for the team to waltz into the NBA Finals. A Weakened East Now that Lebron has spurned the Cavaliers (again), it’s time for the Celtics to finally make their move. Toronto had another successful regular season last year, but they choked in the playoffs again and fired their head coach. The Sixers have intriguing young pieces, but the Celtics easily dispatched them in the playoffs. The Bucks still have Giannis Antetokounmpo, but don’t have many strong players around him. The Pacers have a young star in Victor Oladipo, but not much otherwise. Aside from these four teams, there isn’t really anyone else to compete in the Eastern Conference. The East was already the weaker conference, and now they are far inferior to the Western Conference. Boston should have no trouble moving past each and every one of these teams. Oh, and in case you forgot, Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward are returning. A Strengthened West Of course, now...

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New: Aron Baynes Returns to Boston

Aron Baynes Coming Back to Beantown In the opening minutes of free agency, Yahoo’s Shams Charania reported that center Aron Baynes has agreed to a deal with the Celtics. The contract is reportedly for two years and $11 million. It also includes a player option for the second season of the deal. The signing brings back an important part of last year’s Boston squad. Free agent center Aron Baynes has agreed to a two-year, $11M deal to return to the Boston Celtics, league sources tell Yahoo. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 1, 2018 Baynes returns off of a year...

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Fresh Take Friday: Is Koji or Kimbrel a Better Closer for the Red Sox?

Is Koji Uehara or Craig Kimbrel a Better Pitcher for Boston? As current Sox closer Craig Kimbrel continues to rack up saves for the team, fans are looking ahead to a potentially deep postseason run. There is no doubt that Kimbrel has been an excellent pitcher for Boston. His success reminds one of the last dominant Red Sox closer: Koji Uehara. Koji was a catalyst for the 2013 title run and had an impressive resume of his own with Boston. The success of both pitchers leads to an obvious question: which was better in Beantown? The Case For Koji...

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Could Dwight Howard Sign with Boston?

Will Dwight Howard Wear a Celtics Jersey? After the Hornets traded Dwight Howard to the Nets, Brooklyn negotiated a buyout with the big man that is set to go into effect on July 6th. Howard will then become a free agent and choose his team for his 15th season. There has been speculation thus far that the Celtics have interest in bringing in “Superman”. Is this a good move? Career History Orlando drafted Howard number one overall selection in 2004, straight out of high school. He played his best basketball with the Magic, winning three consecutive DPOY awards from...

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Celtics Select Robert Williams in NBA Draft

The Pick Boston has chosen Robert Williams at pick 27 tonight, their first and only selection in this year’s draft. Throughout the day, rumors flew concerning the Celtics trading up to select in a lottery pick. However, Danny Ainge decided to stay put at the end of the first round. Williams is a big from Texas A&M. At 6’9 and 237 pounds, he primarily played the four spot in college, but will likely play the center position in the NBA. Williams is freakishly athletic with a massive 7’6 wingspan. He’s a stupendous shot blocker, and will add to the...

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Who’s Most Important? Ranking the Celtics with the Most Value

As the trading block gets up and running this offseason, the Celtics’ staff needs to determine who is part of their future. These rankings take a look at who has the most value for the franchise right now. Factors taken into consideration were talent (obviously), age and current career trend, trade value, and contract situation. The team’s two-way players, Jabari Bird and Kadeem Allen are not included in this list. Let’s dive right in. 15. Abdel Nader, SF Abdel Nader doesn’t bring anything to the team. He played sparingly over 48 games this season and averaged three points a...

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Celtics Made Trade Deadline Offer for Kawhi Leonard

Celtics Made Trade Deadline Offer for Kawhi Leonard A new report by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski says that the Celtics reached out to the San Antonio Spurs with a trade offer for Leonard in February. The report also states that the Spurs turned the offer down without a counter-proposal. What Was The Offer? The details of the trade are, as of this writing, unknown. However, it is safe to assume that the trade probably included one of Boston’s young stars in Jayson Tatum or Jaylen Brown. Danny Ainge would have also needed to add some draft picks and possibly another...

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Way Too Early Predictions for the Celtics’ 2018-19 Season

Celtics fans are currently mourning their exit from the NBA Playoffs in devastating fashion. However, they begin to look ahead to what is sure to be an exciting season next year. All-Stars Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving will return. Young guns Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown will gain another year of experience. It is going to be a fun year once again. Let’s get into some predictions about what I think will happen over the course of next season. Danny Ainge Stands Pat at the Draft Rumors have it that the Celtics are very interested in trading up in...

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Should Celtics Fans Be Happy for Ray Allen?

Should Celtics Fans Be Happy for Ray Allen? With Ray Allen recently being named a first-ballot Hall of Famer, Celtics fans have been conflicted on how to feel about his induction. Some are simply appreciative of his efforts with the Celtics and in the NBA. Others, however, still have some animosity towards Allen after his less-than-smooth exit from the team. So, the question must be asked: are Boston fans right to be hostile towards Allen? Or should they put old grudges aside and praise his accomplishments? Yeah, Be Happy for Ray Ray: Accomplishments with the Celts There’s no denying...

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Brad Stevens Named a Finalist for Coach of the Year

Brad Stevens is a COTY Finalist Celtics head coach Brad Stevens is finalist for the NBA Coach of the Year award. Alongside him, Quin Snyder of the Jazz and Dwayne Casey (formerly) of the Raptors won a nomination. A Great Year for Stevens This season, Brad guided an undermanned and injury-plagued squad to a 55-27 record, including a scorching 16-2 start. This was good enough for second in the conference and fourth in the NBA, in just his fifth season with the team. As the season progressed, the success only magnified his coaching prowess in the absence of the team’s stars....

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Celtics Crush Cavs, Win Game 1 in Boston

Celtics Crush Cavs, Win Game 1 in Boston The Boston Celtics destroyed the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, winning 108-83 on Mother’s Day. The Celtics came out of the gate firing and never looked back. They dropped 36 in the first quarter and built their lead to as much as 28 points in the first half. LeBron and Co. attempted to mount a comeback late in the third quarter. J.R. Smith hit a buzzer beater jumper to cut the deficit to 14 before the fourth. That was as close as they would come; the...

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