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New Orleans Pelicans’ Seth Curry shoots over Brooklyn Nets’ Cliff Alexander during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game, Monday, July 13, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Summer stars: Seth Curry, Terry Rozier among standouts in Summer League

Sunday, July 19, 2015

LAS VEGAS – It’s only Summer League. It’s a mantra that’s been uttered over and over in Las Vegas over the last week while the league’s highest profile exhibition has been played. It’s important context to consider when evaluating the level of play – good or bad – from the youngsters and journeymen participating. Many stars of summers past have been unable to parlay that success into meaningful NBA careers, but the level of competition and the desperation of some players who are trying to get a foot in the door has made for some compelling basketball in Vegas this week. Steph Curry’s kid brother …

Celtics waive guard Phil Pressey

Thursday, July 16, 2015

BOSTON – The Boston Celtics waived guard Phil Pressey on Wednesday. Pressey averaged 3.5 points, 1.6 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 12.0 minutes last season, with a season high of 11 points against Miami on March 25. He also played in 75 games for the Celtics in 2013-14 after he signed with the team as an undrafted free agent. …

Celtics get Perry Jones III from Thunder

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

BOSTON – The Boston Celtics acquired forward Perry Jones III from the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday along with a second-round draft pick and cash. The Celtics will send the Thunder a conditional second-round pick. Boston gets the 2019 second-rounder Oklahoma City had acquired from the Detroit Pistons. Jones, a 6-foot-11 forward, played 43 games last season and averaged 4.3 points and 1.8 …

Source: Celtics acquire David Lee from Warriors for Gerald Wallace

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. – David Lee wanted to help turn around the Golden State Warriors when he came to the struggling franchise as a high-priced free agent in 2010. Five years later, Lee is leaving with a championship – …

Bass going from Celtics to Lakers

Sunday, July 5, 2015

The Los Angeles Lakers say they plan to sign former Celtics forward Brandon Bass, as well as guard Lou Williams, last season’s Sixth Man of the Year. Bass averaged 10.6 points while playing all 82 games for Boston. …

Source: Celtics, Amir Johnson agree to $24 million deal

Thursday, July 2, 2015

A person with knowledge of the details said the Boston Celtics landed Amir Johnson with a two-year deal worth $24 million. The veteran power forward agreed to leave Toronto and stay within the Atlantic Division on Wednesday. The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity …

Celtics’ Stevens finally gets shot to coach NCAA hero Hunter

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

WALTHAM, Mass. – Boston Celtics Coach Brad Stevens knew all about R.J. Hunter long before he hit one of the biggest shots of last season’s NCAA Tournament. If Stevens had his way, Hunter would have played for Butler …

Tim O’Sullivan: Louisville’s Rozier a puzzling pick by guard-laden Celtics

Friday, June 26, 2015

Terry Rozier might turn into a good NBA player, maybe even a very good one. But Danny Ainge and the Celtics made a mistake selecting Rozier with the No. 16 pick in Thursday’s NBA draft. Rozier is a …

Honest truth? Celtics don’t need to stockpile rookies

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Danny Ainge is using a rare pre-draft strategy with the media – honesty. Or at least he seems to be. “We’re having discussions to move up with both of our picks in the first round. We’re trying to …

Large Larry Bird memorabilia collection going up for sale

Saturday, June 20, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – More than 600 items from a collection of Larry Bird basketball memorabilia are going up for sale in an online auction. The collection includes Boston Celtics jerseys that Bird wore during games that are signed by Bird and fellow Celtics stars Kevin McHale and Robert Parish. …

With four picks in draft, Celtics have to cast wide net

Friday, May 29, 2015

WALTHAM, Mass. – With four picks in next month’s NBA draft, the Boston Celtics can’t just focus on a couple of players who look like they might be in their range. The Celtics will look at as many as 100 or more potential rookies in preparation for the …

Ainge wants to build on Celtics’ surprising playoff berth

Friday, May 1, 2015

WALTHAM, Mass. – Hall of Famers Kevin McHale and John Havlicek had some of their best years coming off the bench for the Boston Celtics. As did Cedric Maxwell, whose number is also hanging from the rafters at …

Celtics’ rebuilding project still strong despite opening round sweep

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

BOSTON – The reconstruction of the Boston Celtics is ahead of schedule. Being swept in the first round can’t brush away that reality. The Celtics were a long shot to even reach the playoffs in a season with …

Celtics center Kelly Olynyk, Cavs guard J.R. Smith suspended

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The NBA suspended Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith two games without pay and Celtics center Kelly Olynyk one game for their roles in separate incidents during a playoff game. The NBA announced the suspensions last night following Cleveland’s win …

Cavs sweep Celts as James scores 27 in 101-93 victory

Sunday, April 26, 2015

BOSTON – LeBron James dribbled out the final 20 seconds while players embraced as the Cavaliers completed a sweep of the Celtics. It may have been the calmest, most congenial 20 seconds of a physical game that left …