The Boston Celtics news is filled with Anthony Davis rumors and reports of Marcus Smart‘s punishment from the NBA following his altercation with JR Smith in the preseason finale.
With Kyrie Irving expressing his commitment to stay with the Boston Celtics long term, many Celtics can’t help but looking ahead to see what the future may hold, even with the present looking so promising.
Boston GM Danny Ainge now has long-term commitments from in-their-prime stars, Irving and Gordon Hayward. Since 2018-19 is the last season Celtics center Al Horford is under a guaranteed contract (Horford has a player option for next season), it’s natural to wonder if dealer Danny will try to consolidate some of the depth and/or use valuable draft picks to secure a third star who matches the timeline of Boston’t top talent and can be locked in for the long haul.
The Athletic’s Jay King recently added fuel to the fire, reporting that Irving has spoken with Anthony Davis about potentially pairing up.
Ainge has long been known to covet the New Orleans Pelicans’ 25-year-old center who earned first team All-NBA honors last season. If he can trade for Davis, while retaining his core players, is it worth the risk?
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NBA fines Smith, Smart for Preseason Altercation [Official release – NBA.com]
Marcus Smart was fined $25,000 after he was ejected from the Celtics preseason finale Saturday against the Cavaliers. Smart shoved Smith in the back and chased him around the court after Smith got into a pushing match with Aron Baynes.
Smith was fined $15,000 for his role in the incident. Smart and Smith have a prior history on the court.
Jaylen Brown and his quest to reach his ceiling as an NBA star [Alex Kungu – Celtics Blog]
Kungu compares Brown and his development to that of Toronto Raptors star Kawhi Leonard and breaks down where he thinks Brown can add to his game in the coming season without stepping on his teammates’ toes. At Hardwood Houdini, we recently detailed three improvements Brown can make to become an All-Star.
Robert Williams III’s bright and 15 Takeaways from Boston Celtics Preseason [Tom Westerholm – MassLive]
Westerholm takes a look at what we can learn from the Celtics preseason struggles as they prep for the regular season. Some big questions also emerged from preseason, which we wrote about at Hardwood Houdini.
We hope we helped you catch up on the Boston Celtics news. Until next time, my friends.