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Report: Tremont Waters to stay with Celtics on a two-way contract

Report: Tremont Waters to stay with Celtics on a two-way contract

Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Waters will be back with the Celtics for a second season. After executing some roster moves over the past several days, the Boston Celtics made a relatively minor one Monday by re-signing point guard Tremont Waters to a two-way contract. Tremont Waters is re-signing with the Celtics on a two-way contract, a league source tells @TheAthleticNBA.— Jared Weiss (@JaredWeissNBA) November 23, 2020 The 22-year-old Waters, who was selected by the Celtics as the No. 51 overall pick in the 2019 draft out of LSU, split his time between the...
10 hours ago
Report: Tacko Fall re-signs with the Celtics on a two-way contract

Report: Tacko Fall re-signs with the Celtics on a two-way contract

Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Tacko Fall returns to the bench as the tallest player in the NBA. The Boston Celtics and Tacko Fall have agreed on a two-way contract for the upcoming 2020-21 NBA season, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. Free agent Tacko Fall has signed a two-way contract with the Boston Celtics, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 23, 2020 Fall spent all of last season as a two-way player, shifting time between the Boston Celtics and the Maine Red Claws along with fellow two-way player...
19 hours ago
Getting to know Aaron Nesmith

Getting to know Aaron Nesmith

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports Celtics fans don’t seem thrilled with Danny Ainge’s draft choices, but Aaron Nesmith could be the knock down shooter Boston needs. I’ve been delving into the YouTube archives on Aaron Nesmith to see what kind of player the Celtics are getting. I specifically wanted to see the impression he made without any connection to an NBA team. I highly recommend you make time to watch Nesmith’s film session with Mike Schmitz. If you don’t have 40 minutes to kill, here are some notes I took on what I found to be most interesting:...
Nov 22, 2020
Boston Celtics daily links 11/22/20

Boston Celtics daily links 11/22/20

Kemba Walker 9/28/20 | Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald Hayward headed to Charlotte for 4-year, $120 million deal Globe Michael Jordan reportedly called Gordon Hayward on Friday to close the deal Gordon Hayward thanked Celtics fans and the organization Wanamaker reportedly signs with Warriors, Ojeleye sticks with Celtics Celtics reportedly agree to 2-year, $19 million deal with Tristan Thompson Celtics reportedly sign point guard Jeff Teague to one-year deal Kim Kardashian West congratulated...
Nov 22, 2020
Report: Jayson Tatum agrees to five-year contract extension with Celtics worth up to $195.6 million

Report: Jayson Tatum agrees to five-year contract extension with Celtics worth up to $195.6 million

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Boston now has Tatum signed through the 2025-26 season Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Jayson Tatum has agreed to terms with the Boston Celtics on a five-year contract extension that could be worth up to as much as $195 million: Jayson Tatum has agreed to a five-year, $195M extension with the Celtics, source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 22, 2020 This extension for Tatum will begin with the 2021-22 season. Tatum will play out this current season on the fourth year of his Rookie Scale contract with...
Nov 22, 2020
Unfulfilled Promise: The tragic drama of Gordon Hayward’s Celtics tenure

Unfulfilled Promise: The tragic drama of Gordon Hayward’s Celtics tenure

Photo by Omar Rawlings/ After three drama-filled seasons, Hayward’s time in Boston has come to an end Three years ago, today, on November 22, 2017, the Boston Celtics saw a 16-game winning streak snapped, as they fell to the Heat by a score of 104-98 in Miami. That 16-game run was the Celtics first taste of success without Gordon Hayward. That’s something they’ll need to find again, as Hayward has agreed to sign with the Charlotte Hornets. That agreement ends Hayward’s tumultuous and tragic time in Boston. In many ways, Hayward’s Celtics era never really got...
Nov 22, 2020
All aboard the Aron Baynes train

All aboard the Aron Baynes train

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via All of Australia could galvanize the Celtics bench (again). Thanos scoured the universe in search of domination, consumed by the notion of balance. Eventually, he assembled the infinity gauntlet, and with it came unparalleled power. With one snap of his finger, the universe’s population was cut by half, and Thanos had achieved his goal. This week, Danny Ainge is Thanos and the Celtics are his gauntlet, as the president of basketball operations looks to assemble his infinity stones on his quest for league domination. Ainge...
Nov 22, 2020
Danny Ainge working hard to make something from nothing

Danny Ainge working hard to make something from nothing

Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports It wasn’t a great day, but things picked up in the evening. I was out in the yard raking leaves when I found out that Gordon Hayward was leaving the Celtics. I saw the news and let out a audible yelp/gasp. Turns out Gordon is the one raking - to the tune of $120M. Two quick points on this before I move on. First, that’s absolutely a gut-punch for the Celtics. They lose a core piece of their rotation and a very valuable asset for nothing*. (More on that asterisk later) Second, I don’t know if you can blame this on Danny Ainge. If...
Nov 21, 2020
Report: Celtics signing veteran guard Jeff Teague

Report: Celtics signing veteran guard Jeff Teague

Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Teague has spent most of his 11-year career with the Atlanta Hawks Per a report from the Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach, the Boston Celtics are signing veteran point guard Jeff Teague: The Celtics will sign Jeff Teague to a one-year deal, according to a league source.— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) November 22, 2020 Teague will sign a one-year deal with Boston. Teague is either signing for the Bi-Annual Exception or for the Veteran Minimum. At this time, salary details have not yet been reported. Teague finished the...
Nov 21, 2020
Celtics free agency wrap-up: Daniel Theis/Semi Ojeleye in, Brad Wanamaker out

Celtics free agency wrap-up: Daniel Theis/Semi Ojeleye in, Brad Wanamaker out

Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports Boston guaranteed the contracts for Theis and Ojeleye, while Wanamaker will head off to Golden State As day two of NBA free agency winds down, the Boston Celtics found themselves quite busy. Earlier in the day, Boston saw Gordon Hayward leave for the Charlotte Hornets. The Celtics rebounded by agreeing to sign free agent center Tristan Thompson from the Cleveland Cavaliers. Even then, Boston wasn’t done. The Celtics fully guaranteed the contracts for both Daniel Theis and Semi Ojeleye. Boston also saw backup guard Brad Wanamaker leave...
Nov 21, 2020
Report: Celtics to sign free agent center Tristan Thompson

Report: Celtics to sign free agent center Tristan Thompson

Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Thompson is reportedly signing a two-year, $19 million deal with Boston Per a report from Yahoo! Sports Chris Haynes, the Boston Celtics have reached an agreement to sign free agent center Tristan Thompson: Free agent center Tristan Thompson has reached an agreement with the Boston Celtics, his agent @RichPaul4 of @KlutchSports tells Yahoo Sports.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) November 22, 2020 Thompson will join Boston after previously playing the entirety of his nine-year career with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Thompson will sign...
Nov 21, 2020
Boston Celtics daily links 11/21/20

Boston Celtics daily links 11/21/20

Shaquille O’Neal vs Kings 2/1/11 | Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Globe Here are the NBA players Aaron Nesmith was compared to by his college coach Celtics unveil ‘City Edition’ jerseys that resemble championship banners Celtics reportedly trading Enes Kanter to Blazers in three-team deal Gordon Hayward’s Celtics career may end as one big what-might-have-been Warriors’ Klay Thompson tears Achilles’ in pickup game, out for the season again Raptors denied permission to play upcoming NBA season in...
Nov 21, 2020
What’s next for the 2020-21 Boston Celtics roster?

What’s next for the 2020-21 Boston Celtics roster?

Photo by Ethan Miller/ The Celtics have roster spots to fill following losing Gordon Hayward in free agency After Gordon Hayward agreed to terms with the Charlotte Hornets on a four-year, $120 million contract, it was logical to look for ways the Boston Celtics could get something out of that deal for themselves. Instead, the Hornets are going to eat some money for Nicolas Batum and the Celtics will lose Hayward for nothing in return. So…now what? After losing Hayward for nothing, Danny Ainge is left to pick up the pieces. The Celtics roster is surprisingly full....
Nov 21, 2020
Report: Gordon Hayward signing with Charlotte for 4-years/$120 million

Report: Gordon Hayward signing with Charlotte for 4-years/$120 million

Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Hayward leaves Boston after three injury-plagued seasons Per a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Gordon Hayward has agreed to a 4-year, $120 million dollar deal with the Charlotte Hornets: Free agent Gordon Hayward is signing a 4-year, $120M deal with Charlotte, per source.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 21, 2020 Hayward will leave Boston after three mostly injury-plagued seasons, following signing a max contract with the Celtics in 2017. In 2014, when Hayward was a restricted free agent, the Hornets signed...
Nov 20, 2020
Shams: Indiana is Gordon Hayward’s “preferred destination”

Shams: Indiana is Gordon Hayward’s “preferred destination”

Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via T-minus fifteen minutes to free agency. Here’s The Athletic’s Shams Charamia reporting on Stadium: "Gordon Hayward is fully focused and wants to sign a deal with the Pacers."Our NBA Insider @ShamsCharania has the latest on Hayward's potential landing spot in free agency. pic.twitter.com/qpc1AAeeND— Stadium (@Stadium) November 20, 2020 We’ve been talking about it all week, but for Gordon Hayward to get to Indiana, it has to be via a sign-and-trade. Myles Turner has been rumored to be the centerpiece and SNY’s Ian...