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Fired Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue returns to basketball in 'informal role' with Clippers

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 4 hrs ago.

Former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue is back in basketball, returning to his coaching roots with the man who helped him start his post-playing career. Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers told the Los Angeles Times on Monday that he’s brought Lue onto his staff in an “informal role. There aren’t any hard details about what Lue’s role will entail, but Rivers said that Lue will watch the team play and be asked to give his thoughts.

NBA rumors: Celtics have been hawking Anthony Davis for years

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 4 hrs ago.

NBA rumors: Celtics have been hawking Anthony Davis for years originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com The clock is ticking until next summer when the New Orleans Pelicans can offer superstar center Anthony Davis a super-max contract extension -- in the likely event he makes an All-NBA team for the 2018-19 season and is eligible for such a deal. That contract would be worth $235 million over five years, so Davis would be giving up a lot of money by turning it down. But if he accepts, he'd have to prolong his career in New Orleans, where he's unlikely to ever make a deep playoff run.

Why Kevin Durant was "giddy" about passing Larry Bird on scoring list

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 4 hrs ago.

Why Kevin Durant was "giddy" about passing Larry Bird on scoring list originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com Kevin Durant signing with the Boston Celtics next offseason may be a long shot. But the Golden State Warriors forward appreciates his Celtics history. Durant passed C's icon Larry Bird for 33rd on the NBA's all-time scoring list Monday night, dropping 23 points in Golden State's 110-93 win over the Memphis Grizzlies.

Al Horford, Celtics due for big game after long layoff

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 15 hrs ago.

The return of Al Horford to the Boston Celtics lineup will be soon, possibly as early as Wednesday's game against Phoenix. And Horford, who has missed the last five games with patellofemoral pain syndrome, will be looking for a solid return - a trend among his fellow Celtics who have returned to action after missing multiple games this season. Celtics head coach Brad Stevens has indicated that Horford's issue was not one that will keep him out for a significant amount of time.

NBA trade rumors: Lakers holding best assets for Anthony Davis deal?

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 1 day ago.

NBA trade rumors: Lakers holding best assets for Anthony Davis deal? originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com The Los Angeles Lakers have yet to find a second superstar to pair with LeBron James, but they at least have an idea of which player they'd like to fill that role in the future. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski dropped an interest nugget about the Lakers' pursuit of New Orleans Pelicans center Anthony Davis during a recent segment with colleague Zach Lowe.

Former NBA player heaps massive praise on Celtics star Kyrie Irving

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 1 day ago.

Former NBA player heaps massive praise on Celtics star Kyrie Irving originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com Kyrie Irving is enjoying a fantastic season for the Boston Celtics, and one of his former teammate paid the C's guard a huge compliment during Friday's episode of "First Things First" on FOX Sports 1. Richard Jefferson, who played two seasons with Irving on the Cleveland Cavaliers, including their 2015-16 championship season, said the superstar point guard can be the best player in the NBA on any given night. Check out his full comments in the video below.

Tired Celtics stall against the Pistons

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 1 day ago.

Tired Celtics stall against the Pistons originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com So much has been made about the Boston Celtics feasting on lesser competition during their now-snapped eight-game winning streak and, while there absolutely is truth in that, the schedule hasn't been as forgiving as some might think judging simply by the winning percentage of recent opponents. It took three weeks, nine flights, and 12,000 air miles but the under-the-radar grind of Boston's recent schedule seemed to catch up with the team a bit during Saturday's 113-104 loss in Detroit.

Wizards finally complete Trevor Ariza trade, send former Celtic enemy Kelly Oubre to Phoenix

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 2 days ago.

Wizards finally complete Trevor Ariza trade, send former Celtic enemy Kelly Oubre to Phoenix originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com The notorious Kelly Oubre, perhaps the only Kelly Boston fans don't like, is headed to the Western Conference. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Wizards and Suns have agreed to a trade sending Trevor Ariza to Washington for Oubre and Austin Rivers, son of former Celtics coach Doc Rivers. Late Friday night, the Suns, Grizzlies and Wizards had agreed in principle to a three-team deal sending Ariza to Washington.

Why are Lakers saving their young core? Reportedly to chase Anthony Davis.

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 2 days ago.

Anthony Davis is the target at the top of the Lakers’ wish list. Which is why, when reports that the Lakers would not include any of their young core in a trade for Trevor Ariza came out, it fit with the Lakers’ long-term thinking. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN discussed this on a special trade season preview broadcast Saturday morning (transcription via Real GM).

Watch out: Robert Williams' "Time Lord" nickname may draw fitting sponsor

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 2 days ago.

originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com Never underestimate the power of the internet. That was where Robert Williams' "Time Lord" nickname first originated as the brainchild of Ryan Hebert, aka @HebertofRiffs on Twitter. MORE CELTICS: C's may not have a choice in giving Williams more minutes Fast forward to Friday afternoon, when the "Time Lord" hype appeared earn the Boston Celtics rookie a shot at a sponsorship with ...

Kawhi Leonard still focused on Los Angeles, which is bad news for Celtics' rival Raptors

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 3 days ago.

Kawhi Leonard still focused on Los Angeles, which is bad news for Celtics' rival Raptors originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com This doesn't look good for the Raptors. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Kawhi Leonard, a free agent at the end of this season, is still focused on playing in Los Angeles. Whether it's for the Clippers or the Lakers, Leonard has not changed his desire for the west coast after starting the season 23-8 with the Raptors.

Even Kyrie can't stop watching Marcus Smart highlights

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 3 days ago.

Even Kyrie can't stop watching Marcus Smart highlights originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com WASHINGTON, D.C. - On his way to meet with reporters on Wednesday night, Boston Celtics All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving took a moment to dap up teammate Marcus Smart as they crossed paths near the media scrum. It wouldn't be the only time that Irving showed appreciation for his new partner in Boston's starting backcourt. "I'm so grateful he's on our team, you know, really," said Irving, who might not have had a chance to hit all the big late-game shots if not for Smart's energy jolt that woke up a lethargic Celtics team in the second half when they rallied from 11 down to win.

Did Robert Williams' sister just squash "Time Lord" nickname debate?

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 3 days ago.

Did Robert Williams' sister just squash "Time Lord" nickname debate? originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com We've heard from Danny Ainge. We've polled the audience.

Pistons hope to end skid against streaking Celtics

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 3 days ago.

Detroit was cruising along with a 13-7 record but has dropped its last six games. The latest was especially agonizing, as it blew a seemingly comfortable fourth-quarter lead and fell to the Charlotte Hornets 108-107 on Wednesday. The Hornets scored 13 unanswered points to erase a 10-point deficit.

Do you approve of Danny Ainge's alternate nickname for Robert Williams?

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 3 days ago.

Danny Ainge is taking that to heart. The Boston Celtics' president of basketball operations voiced what might be an unpopular opinion Thursday by admitting he doesn't like Robert Williams' "Time Lord" nickname. Ainge insisted "we can do better" but didn't suggest another nickname for the rookie big man -- until Thursday afternoon on Twitter.

Gordon Hayward, Jaylen Brown will return to Celtics lineup Friday vs Hawks

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 3 days ago.

Gordon Hayward, Jaylen Brown will return to Celtics lineup Friday vs Hawks originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com The Boston Celtics aren't at full strength yet, but they will take strides in that direction tonight against the Atlanta Hawks. Jaylen Brown and Gordon Hayward, both missing time because of illnesses, will be available to play tonight according to head coach Brad Stevens. Stevens also indicated that Al Horford (knee) remains out, with Aron Baynes replacing him in the starting lineup.

NBA rumors: Celtics, Nuggets interested in Cavs guard Alec Burks

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 4 days ago.

NBA rumors: Celtics, Nuggets interested in Cavs guard Alec Burks originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com The Cleveland Cavaliers could be among the more active sellers before February's NBA trade deadline, and one player who could be on the move is point guard Alec Burks. Burks was acquired by the Cavs as part of the trade that sent Kyle Korver to the Utah Jazz earlier this month, but he might not be in Cleveland too much longer. The Boston Celtics and Denver Nuggets are among the teams interested in Burks, per longtime NBA writer Sam Amico of Amico Hoops.

Danny Ainge's helpful message for Terry Rozier comes from experience

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 4 days ago.

Danny Ainge's helpful message for Terry Rozier comes from experience originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com The bad news: Terry Rozier is in a tricky situation on the Boston Celtics. The good news: He has a boss who can relate. After starting during the playoffs last season, Rozier is back in a reserve role behind All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving, playing just 23.3 minutes per game compared to the 36.6 he averaged in the playoffs.

Final minute of Celtics-Wizards featured five-possession, 10-point, no-stoppage stretch (video)

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 4 days ago.

Crunch time of a close NBA game is awesome. It’s exponentially better when nobody calls timeout. The Celtics and Wizards finished with a flourish tonight, Boston coming out ahead in a frenetic final minute.

Al Horford injury: Danny Ainge has positive update on Celtics forward

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 4 days ago.

Al Horford injury: Danny Ainge has positive update on Celtics forward originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com Al Horford may miss some time, but the Boston Celtics don't appear concerned about it. Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge insisted Horford will be "fine" despite a left knee injury that has caused him to miss the last three games. "He has tendinitis in his knee," Ainge said Thursday on 98.5 The Sports Hub's "Toucher & Rich.

Why Brad Stevens has "no doubt" about Robert Williams' bright future

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 4 days ago.

Why Brad Stevens has "no doubt" about Robert Williams' bright future originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com An opportunity appears to be coming for Robert Williams. And Brad Stevens fully expects him to make the most of it. The Boston Celtics' rookie big man saw a big uptick in minutes Monday night and could see more action going forward if injuries to Al Horford and Aron Baynes linger.

NBA Rumors: Clippers planning huge run at Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 5 days ago.

NBA Rumors: Clippers planning huge run at Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com We've heard reports that Kevin Durant could head to Los Angeles next summer. But the Lakers' in-town rival apparently is going all-out to convince Durant to play for Staples Center's other tenants. The Los Angeles Clippers are "transparently obsessed" with signing both Durant and Kawhi Leonard next summer, ESPN's Brian Windhorst wrote in a column Tuesday night.

Kyrie Irving's tough love approach with Jaylen Brown seems to be working

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 5 days ago.

Kyrie Irving's tough love approach with Jaylen Brown seems to be working originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com Kyrie Irving is just 26 years old. But with seven full seasons, an NBA title and experience with LeBron James under his belt, he considers himself a leader. And he's taking that role seriously to help a struggling young Boston Celtics star turn things around.

How Terry Rozier and the Celtics found themselves through a frustrating start

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 5 days ago.

Terry Rozier’s turnaround has coincided with the Celtics’ resurgence this season. BOSTON — One working theory about the Boston Celtics’ early struggles boiled down to this: They have too many guys. Over a six-week period during which he had to reacclimatize to backing up Kyrie Irving after playing a starring role in Boston’s Eastern Conference finals run, Terry Rozier both proved and disproved this theory.

Boston Celtics get "Earned Edition" uniforms for making the 2018 playoffs

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 5 days ago.

Boston Celtics get "Earned Edition" uniforms for making the 2018 playoffs originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com "I'm just happy we made it to the playoffs so we can get a cool new jersey." Said no one ever. But hey, it's a neat perk for sure.