The Boston Celtics went into the 2016-2017 season looking to take another step forward in their rebuild and did just that. They drafted Jaylen Brown and signed Al Horford, a big name free agent name the Celtics aren’t known for signing. From the start, Horford fit in perfectly. He gave the Celtics a veteran presence
Last season was a very average year for the Atlanta Hawks. They placed second in the Southeast Division and fifth in the Eastern Conference. They faced the division rival Washington Wizards in the first round of the playoffs and lost in six games. This was the second year of regression since the Eastern Conference Finals team
It’s been a month and a half into NBA free agency and the same names keep coming up in the media. Gordon Hayward signed in Boston, Paul Millsap left for Denver, and many other stars re-signed max deals to remain with their franchises. But there are small-scale signings people tend to forget about. These aren’t
The Boston Celtics and free agent center Aron Baynes agreed to a one-year, $4.3 million contract earlier today, adding some size to a small roster. Free agent center Aron Baynes has reached agreement on a one-year, $4.3M deal with the Boston Celtics, league sources tell The Vertical. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 9, 2017 Does
Less than one week into NBA free agency, NBA franchises have combined to spend billions of dollars on NBA free agents. Unrestricted free agents were quick to sign contracts, giving max players over $130 million and average players over $50 million. With the rise in salary cap, teams are taking advantage of it to improve
Most NBA storylines revolve around the star free agents ready to make over $100 million. They talk about how franchises will be changed and power shifts throughout conferences. But not every free agent will make over $100 million. Many free agents can help change a franchise, but get no love since they aren’t star players.
Danny Ainge, Boston Celtics general manager, traded Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to the Brooklyn Nets four seasons ago. Pierce plays for the Los Angeles Clippers, Garnett retired and Ainge owns the Nets 2017 first-round pick. Since the trade, the Celtics have shown consistent improvement in its rebuild. So have the Nets, but in the loss
The Boston Celtics battled the Miami Heat last night at the American Airlines Arena. Justise Winslow committed a technical foul in the fourth quarter, giving the Celtics one-foul shot. Normally the designated free-throw shooter is Isaiah Thomas, but he got ejected earlier in the game. Without Thomas, it came down to Avery Bradley and Jae Crowder.
The Houston Rockets renounced their rights to Donatas Motiejunas making him an unrestricted free agent. The Brooklyn Nets offered Motiejunas a four-year offer sheet, but since the Rockets matched it, Motiejunas can’t be signed or traded to the Nets for at least one calendar year, according to the CBA. Motiejunas brings value to teams as a
In a little over two months from today, the stars of the NBA will meet in New Orleans, Louisiana for the NBA All-Star weekend. In a star-driven league, it’s the most exciting weekend in sports. One night that weekend is the playing of the NBA All-Star game. The best players in their respective conference will