Celtics: Running Thread

Posted by: Tom Nolette on Wed Jun 29th, 2016 5:58 am
[size=120:15uop4v2]TANGUAY: CELTICS SHOULD STEER CLEAR OF AL HORFORD[/size:15uop4v2]The Celtics reportedly are taking a look at free agent Al Horford.Ah, why?Wait. Make that WHY?If you're going with someone like Jaylen Brown, you don't pursue a Grade B free agent like Horford. Or even think about making a deal for Kevin Love. When the Celtics decided not to deal the third pick for an Okafor, Noel or Butler, and instead went for a player who'll need several years to fully develop, the course for this offseason was set.Now, if the Celtics wow the daylights out of Kevin Durant and land him, Horford would be a nice addition for a less-than-max deal. But, despite my fanboy optimism in regard to a Durant signing, the chances are slim that KD will land in Boston.http://www.csnne.com/boston-celtics/gar ... al-horford
Posted by: Tom Nolette on Wed Jun 29th, 2016 6:00 am
[size=120:1xyrqzzd]Sources: Hawks, Celtics secure Howard meetings[/size:1xyrqzzd]Dwight Howard, who became a free agent when he declined his player option with the Rockets, has granted meetings to the Hawks and Celtics, sources say.http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/16602 ... on-celtics
Posted by: Tom Nolette on Thu Jun 30th, 2016 5:03 am
[size=120:153heqpz]TOP 5 FREE AGENT BIG MEN CELTICS COULD TARGET[/size:153heqpz]http://www.csnne.com/gallery/boston-cel ... uld-target
Posted by: Tom Nolette on Thu Jun 30th, 2016 5:06 am
[size=120:9v41gehh]Ranking the Celtics’ free-agent targets[/size:9v41gehh]Kevin Durant is priority No. 1 for the Celtics this offseason.1. Kevin Durant (Unrestricted free agent. Age: 27)2. Al Horford (Unrestricted free agent. Age: 30)3. Hassan Whiteside (Unrestricted free agent. Age: 26)4. Marvin Williams (Unrestricted free agent. Age: 29)5. Jared Dudley (Unrestricted free agent. Age: 30)6. Mirza Teletovic (Unrestricted free agent. Age: 31)7. Dwight Howard (Unrestricted free agent. Age: 30)http://www.boston.com/sports/boston-cel ... nt-targets
Posted by: Tom Nolette on Fri Jul 1st, 2016 6:47 am
dwight-howard-seeks-deal-24m-starting-salaryhttp://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/16657 ... ing-salary
Posted by: Tom Nolette on Fri Jul 1st, 2016 6:54 am
[size=120:1531s7ik]Superman (Dwight Howard) could rescue Celtics[/size:1531s7ik]It’s getting to the point for Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge that he needs to make a significant move. He can’t let the summer pass without adding a major free agent, even if that means overpaying, and even if that means signing a player who has an unsavory history and limitations.That’s what makes the marriage between the Celtics and Dwight Howard a perfect one. They desperately need each other, and the Celtics will meet with Howard’s representatives as free agency begins Thursday at midnight.https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/celt ... story.html
Posted by: Tom Nolette on Sat Jul 2nd, 2016 10:25 am
[size=120:1dofrz69]Evan Turner sad to leave Celtics, but thrilled with $70M payday in Portland[/size:1dofrz69] Evan Turner woke up Friday morning to a four-year, $70 million offer from Portland that changed his world.“I’m coming from playing my ass off the last two years for three-and-a-half million each year, to get here,” the now former Celtic said after reaching agreement on the deal.Turner, currently in Santa Barbara, California, working on his 3-pointer with a shooting coach, had gone to sleep knowing that his agent, Kevin Bradbury, was talking with several teams, most prominently the Knicks.http://bangordailynews.com/2016/07/01/s ... -portland/.
Posted by: Tom Nolette on Sun Jul 3rd, 2016 4:01 am
[size=120:1g9z0i3u]Hawks’ Horford agrees to four-year, $113M deal with Celtics[/size:1g9z0i3u] Veteran center Al Horford agreed to a four-year, $113 million contract with the Boston Celtics on Saturday night. Horford announced his decision on his Twitter account. “Celtic Pride!!!!!!” he tweeted, followed by 18 green shamrocks. Horford, a four-time All-Star, spent his first nine seasons with the Atlanta Hawks. He has …http://bangordailynews.com/2016/07/02/s ... h-celtics/
Posted by: Tom Nolette on Sun Jul 3rd, 2016 6:03 am
[size=120:3stsurqt]It’s a landmark day for Celtics and for Boston[/size:3stsurqt]It’s been more than 30 years since the Celtics faithful can recall a day like this, when a premium free agent, a multi-time All-Star willfully chose to join Boston in his prime years.The surrealism of Saturday for the Celtics cannot be understated. It began with Horford informing teams that he was down to the Celtics and Wizards, each offering a four-year, maximum contract at an estimated $113 million.It kicked into Venom GT gear when Patriots quarterback, four-time Super Bowl champion, Deflategate defendant, and all-around man of Boston Tom Brady was spotted in the Hamptons as the Celtics were about to meet with Kevin Durant in their attempt to recruit the former MVP.http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/celti ... story.html
Posted by: Tom Nolette on Sun Jul 3rd, 2016 6:12 am
[size=120:24hiynzo]NBA’s salary cap set at $94.1 million[/size:24hiynzo]The NBA’s salary cap for the 2016-17 season has been set at $94.1 million, a huge leap from last season that has led to the enormous deals being given players in free agency.The cap last season was $70 million. The increase was largely because of revenue increases tied to the league’s new national TV deals, worth about $2.5 billion a year, that begin next season.The new cap will go in effect at 12:01 a.m. EDT on July 7, ending the league’s moratorium period and allowing teams to sign players and make trades.The tax level will be set at $113.3 million and the minimum team salary, which is 90 percent of the cap, is $84.7 million.Also, the mid-level for non-taxpayer teams is $5.6 million. The taxpayer mid-level is $3.5 million and the mid-level for a team with room under the cap is $2.9 million.source: http://www.sfgate.com/sports/article/NB ... 338769.php