Celtics, Smart talking deal in $46-50 million range

Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge and Happy Walters, agent for restricted free-agent guard Marcus Smart, are having serious discussions to work out a new contract. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the potential pact is the four-year range for $46-$50 million. Celtics GM Danny Ainge and Happy Walters, the agent for restricted […]

Celtics agree with Lemon Jr. to two-way pact

The Boston Celtics have agreed with guard Walt Lemon Jr. to a contract, according to a report. Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports Boston and Lemon Jr. have agreed on a two-way deal. The Boston Celtics and guard Walt Lemon Jr. have agreed a two-way NBA contract, league sources tell Yahoo. Lemon played five games […]

Ainge forever grateful for Thomas’ contributions to Celtics

Thanks mostly because of the devastating hip injury he suffered in the 2017 season, Isaiah Thomas’ star has fallen more than a bit. However, he is remembered fondly for the many contributions he made while with the Boston Celtics, whom he helped to seasons of 48 and 53 wins, becoming a two-time All-Star and leading […]

Report: Smart’s free agency may drag on for a while

Marcus Smart‘s free agency may drag on for quite a while, as the guard is seeking more money than what is out there in this summer’s market and the Boston Celtics are in no rush to bid against themselves, according to a report from the Boston Herald. Smart is a restricted free agent, meaning he’s eligible to […]

Ainge: Winning titles, not East, goal for Celtics

LeBron James has long been the keeper of the moat in the Eastern Conference. Any team that aspired to reach the NBA Finals was faced with the daunting task of attempting to traverse a path through a team led by James, pretty much for the last decade. James, who has led eight consecutive teams to […]

Smart open to multiyear deal for less than $15M per year

Boston Celtics restricted free agent Marcus Smart is open to signing a multiyear deal for less than $15 million per season, according to a report from the Boston Globe. Smart and his camp met with two teams on Monday and are scheduled to meet with two other teams on Tuesday, per the report. As a restricted […]

Kings preparing offer for Smart

The Sacramento Kings are preparing to put together an offer for Boston Celtics restricted free agent Marcus Smart, according to a report from NBC Sports Boston. As a restricted free agent, Smart can sign an offer sheet with another team and then the Celtics have to decide if they want to match the offer or not. […]

Celtics’ Smart likely to accept qualifying offer

It is starting to appear as if free-agent guard Marcus Smart will take a $6.1 million qualifying offer to return to the Boston Celtics, according to a report from NBC Sports Boston. Should Smart go that route, he would become an unrestricted free agent at the end of next season. “His restricted free agent status has […]

Smart frustrated he hasn’t heard from Celtics in free agency

Marcus Smart has yet to hear from the Boston Celtics since free agency began on July 1 and the rugged defender is frustrated with the lack of outreach from the team, according to a report from the Boston Herald. As a restricted free agent, Smart can sign an offer sheet with another team and then […]

Sixers, Celts make top players ‘off limits’ in Kawhi deals

There will be a market for Kawhi Leonard, but for now, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics — two of the teams mentioned most when it comes to chasing the San Antonio Spurs’ disgruntled superstar on the trade market — are not prepared to offer important pieces in return. So says Adrian Wojnarowski of […]

Butler ‘fed up’ with T-Wolves, eyeing Kyrie as teammate?

Jimmy Butler reportedly has “no intentions” of signing a contract extension with the Minnesota Timberwolves, because of issues with his teammates. Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports Butler is “all but fed up with the nonchalant attitude of his younger teammates” in Minnesota, first and foremost, center Karl-Anthony Towns. Butler, the All-Star shooting guard […]

Ainge: Hayward ‘back to resuming basketball activities’

Boston Celtics small forward Gordon Hayward has resumed basketball activities, general manager Danny Ainge told Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe. Hayward fractured his left ankle in the Celtics’ season-opening loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Oct. 17 and missed the entire season. He underwent a procedure on May 31 to remove a plate and screws from his surgically […]

Celts’ top draft pick Williams misses first summer-league practice

Robert Williams slept through his alarm and missed his introductory conference call with the media that cover the Boston Celtics the morning after the NBA draft, forcing it to be postponed. Sunday, he missed the team’s first summer-league practice on Boston. Robert Williams did not practice. Missed his flight today. He is in transit now. […]

Baynes agrees to two-year deal to stay with Celtics

Aron Baynes had a solid season with the Boston Celtics this season. He’ll be back for more, according to a report. Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports the big man has agreed to a two-year, $11-million contract to remain with the Celtics. Free agent center Aron Baynes has agreed to a two-year, $11M deal to […]