Tatum gets $195 million maximum extension

From Adam Wells of B/R: After emerging as one of the best players in the NBA last season, Jayson Tatum has reportedly been rewarded with a contract extension from the Boston Celtics.  Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Tatum’s deal will be worth $195 million over five years. Wojnarowski provided more details: Tatum established himself as a go-to superstar for the Celtics in 2019-20. The Duke alum set career highs in scoring (23.4 points per game), rebounds (7.0 per game), assists (3.0 per game) and shot 40.3 percent from three-point range.  The Celtics originally owned the No. 1 pick in the…

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Tristan Thompson agrees to 2-year, $19 million deal with the Boston Celtics

from The Boston Celtics suffered a big blow on Saturday when Gordon Hayward left to sign a massive four-year, $120 million deal with the Charlotte Hornets. Replacing a player of his caliber simply won’t be possible with the options left on the free agent market, but the Celtics have bounced back to some extent with a nice signing to boost their frontcourt depth.  Veteran big man Tristan Thompson will be joining the Celtics on a two-year, $19 million deal, according to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes. Thompson had spent the first nine seasons of his career with the Cleveland Cavaliers,…

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Gordon Hayward agrees to 4 year, $120 million deal with Charlotte Hornets

from Blecher Report’s Scott Polacek; Gordon Hayward‘s time with the Boston Celticsis over. The Charlotte Hornetsagreed to a deal with the forward on Saturday worth $120 million over four years, Hayward’s agent, Mark Bartelstein, told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. This comes after Bartelstein told Wojnarowskithat his 30-year-old client opted out of his $34.2 million contract option with the Celtics and became an unrestricted free agent. Before he did that, there were trade rumors circulating involving Hayward. Ian Begley of SNY reported in October that members of the Indiana Pacers front office were interested in trading for him, while Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer (h/t RealGM) reported the…

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September 27, 2020 NBA Recap: Heat advance to the NBA Finals

Who Got it Done pt rb ast Bam AdebayoMIA vs. BOS 32 14 5   10-11 ft Jaylen BrownBOS @ MIA 26 8 4   3 stl Jayson TatumBOS @ MIA 24 7 11   2 stl Jimmy ButlerMIA vs. BOS 22 2 8 Andre IguodalaMIA vs. BOS 15 3 1   2 stl Tyler HerroMIA vs. BOS 19 5 7 Duncan RobinsonMIA vs. BOS 15 6 1   5-7 3-pt Kemba WalkerBOS @ MIA 20 2 5 Marcus SmartBOS @ MIA 20 8 2   2 stl Goran DragićMIA vs. BOS 13 3 7 Yesterday’s…

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Marcus Smart cleared of COVID-19

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart has been given a clean bill of health. Smart revealed the diagnosis in a tweet on Sunday. Back on March 19, Smart revealed that he had tested positive for the coronavirus. This bit of good news comes on the heels of the Utah Jazz announcing Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell and personnel were coronavirus-free.

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Celtics rearrange schedule to attend Kobe Bryant memorial

From Sean T. McGuire of NESN The Boston Celtics will have the opportunity to attend the memorial for former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant at the Staples Center on Feb. 24. The Celtics pushed back their departing flight from Los Angeles so players and staff will be able to attend the memorial, according to The Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach. The memorial for Bryant is set for 10 a.m. the morning after the Celtics play the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center at 3:30 p.m. ET. “I knew we’d have a…

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Jayson Tatum out tonight versus Pistons

According to A. Sherrod Blakely of NBC Sports Boston, Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum will not be in action for their game Wednesday night against the Detroit Pistons with tendinitis in his right knee. Blakely adds that Tatum is going to travel with the team with the intention of playing against the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday. In 38 games this season Tatum is averaging 21.3 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists.

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Kemba Walker out with flu versus Hawks

According to NBC Sports Boston’s Chris Forsborg, Celtics guard Kemba Walker will miss the team’s game Friday night against the Atlanta Hawks with the flu. This will be the second missed game of the season for Walker. Kemba is averaging 22.5 points, 5.2 assists and 3.9 rebounds per game.

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Jaylen Brown out Tuesday against Hornets

The Boston Celtics announced that forward Jaylen Brown will miss their Tuesday night game against the Charlotte Hornets with an illness. The Celtics will also be down two centers as Vincent Poirier will be out with a fracture of his right pinkie, while Robert Williams suffered a left hip bone edema.

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