Daily Archives: July 26, 2023

Celtics’ Jaylen Brown addresses Marcus Smart’s departure: ‘The journey won’t feel the same without him’

[ad_1] Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown signed his five-year, $304 million extension on Wednesday, which is the richest contract in NBA history. After the deal was made official, Brown addressed the media during a press conference and was asked about the team’s blockbuster trade earlier this summer, which shipped out his longtime teammate, Marcus Smart.  Brown was candid about their …

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Brown talks pursuit of Banner 18 with Tatum, building on All-NBA

[ad_1] Exclusive: Brown talks pursuit of Banner 18 with Tatum, building on All-NBA originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston The Boston Celtics have won more regular season and playoff games than most NBA teams since Jaylen Brown (2016) and Jayson Tatum (2017) entered the league. But one accomplishment has still eluded them so far: Banner 18. The Celtics have reached …

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Warriors veteran listed among NBA’s most underrated players

[ad_1] The Golden State Warriors roster is littered with future Hall of Fame talent. From Steph Curry to Draymond Green and now Chris Paul, Golden State has enjoyed an embarrassment of riches for over a decade. However, some role players can often get overlooked with so many elite players on the roster. In a recent article for Bleacher Report, Grant …

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Jaylen Brown stresses importance of defense to Celtics’ title chances

[ad_1] Jaylen Brown stresses importance of defense to Celtics’ title chances originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston Defense wins championships, and if the Boston Celtics are going to win Banner 18 next season, they know improvement must be made defensively. The Celtics reached Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals despite ranking No. 7 among all 16 playoff teams in …

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‘Journey won’t feel the same’ without Smart

[ad_1] Jaylen Brown: ‘Journey won’t feel the same’ without Smart originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston After inking his supermax contract on Wednesday, Jaylen Brown acknowledged that life without Marcus Smart in the Boston Celtics locker room will take some getting used to. Smart was the longest-tenured Celtic on the roster prior to being traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in …

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Early 12-team, 9-cat Mock Draft Thoughts

[ad_1] NBA: Finals-Denver Nuggets at Miami Heat It’s never too early to go through the drafting process in fantasy basketball, even though rosters haven’t been finalized and there are still some capable free agents on the board. With that in mind, I and 11 other fantasy basketball writers participated in a 12-round, 9-cat snake draft Tuesday night on Fantrax. These …

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5 things analytics say about Tyus Jones’ game

[ad_1] 5 things analytics say about Tyus Jones’ game originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington The Wizards traded for Tyus Jones and in doing so appear to have found their starting point guard. He has been a longtime backup for the Timberwolves and Grizzlies, but in 94 career starts has shown he is capable of a larger role. Before he …

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Brooklyn Nets’ biggest loss this offseason is departing free-agents

[ad_1] The Brooklyn Nets have made moves this offseason that allowed them to make the team better for the present and for the future. However, there are some who believe that the Nets lost a lot over the course of this summer. In a recent article by Bleacher Report, Greg Swartz stated that Brooklyn’s biggest loss this offseason was how …

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Kevin Durant says Adam Silver ‘smelled it’ when he walked into meeting that got NBA marijuana testing axed

[ad_1] Getty Images Although he said he wouldn’t call himself a “pioneer,” Kevin Durant helped get marijuana taken off the NBA banned substance list. The Phoenix Suns forward had been advocating for this since at least 2020 and has invested in multiple cannabis-related companies. This has now made it into the latest Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NBA and the …

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Charles Barkley claims Warriors ‘Hated’ Jordan Poole

[ad_1] Since the Golden State Warriors traded Jordan Poole in a deal to acquire Chris Paul, a lot has been said about the 24-year-old guard. Last summer, Poole was involved in an incident with Draymond Green which led to the veteran forward punching the young guard. Fast forward 12 months, and Poole’s relationship with his now former Warriors teammates is …

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Bronny James is hardly alone

[ad_1] Allan Chaney staggered to a vacant chair at the end of an offseason workout, his vision fuzzy and his breathing labored. A team manager offered to bring Chaney some water. The Virginia Tech basketball player’s last memory is responding yes. Only seconds later, Chaney passed out and fell from his seat, still cradling a basketball. He didn’t regain consciousness …

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Beloved Celtics broadcaster Mike Gorman thinks this is his last year covering Boston

[ad_1] While having lunch with his family, beloved Boston Celtics broadcaster Mike Gorman lost his vision in one eye, which was caused by a detached retina. Instead of panicking, he decided to walk to the hospital with and was rushed into emergency surgery. Gorman faced difficulties during the season as he called Celtics games with impaired vision. Despite pushing through, …

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Arkansas basketball has opponent, date for season-opener

[ad_1] Football is just around the corner, but at Arkansas, it’s basketball that’s always on the mind. The Razorbacks’ season-opener is now known, after a Freedom of Information request from WholeHogSports. Arkansas will open the season November 6 against Alcorn State. The meeting will be the sixth all time for the two schools. Alcorn State finished second last year in …

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On what the jaylen Brown supermax extension means for the Boston Celtics

[ad_1] The Boston Celtics’ recent signing of star forward Jaylen Brown to a massive $304 million contract, aids if not guarantees the likelihood of his presence with the team until 2029. One notable aspect of the contract is that it grants Brown immunity from trade rumors for at least a year, offering him much-needed stability after enduring persistent trade speculations …

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Arkansas basketball team to open season against Alcorn State

[ad_1] The opening game for the Arkansas’ men’s basketball team is scheduled, according to Scottie Bordelon of Whole Hog Sports. The Razorbacks will play SWAC opponent Alcorn State in Bud Walton Arena on Monday, Nov 6. Last season, the Braves finished 18-14 overall and 15-3 in conference play. Alcorn State won the regular season title, their second in a row. …

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Steph Curry addresses Draymond Green’s punch on Jordan Poole

[ad_1] Last summer, the Golden State Warriors offseason preparation was drastically undermined due to an incident that saw Draymond Green punch Jordan Poole. The events of the incident have been widely discussed over the previous year. However, Steph Curry has finally opened up on Green’s punch’s impact on the Warriors’ ability to work as a cohesive unit. When speaking on …

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