Connect with us

Boston Celtics

Several Teams Targeting Grizzlies’ 4th Pick

Published

on

The Memphis Grizzlies phones will be busy as a number of teams call them to try and strike a deal for the 4th overall pick in tonight’s NBA Draft.

According to ESPN’s Jonathan Givony, the Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks and Orlando Magic  are all “in discussions” with Memphis for the pick.

The report says that the teams have shown “varying degrees of interest” and that the Grizzlies “don’t anticipate the most serious proposals to arrive until they are actually on the clock and ready to make their pick.”

One part of any Memphis deal with be taking on Chandler Parsons’ contract, who is owed $49.2 million guaranteed over the final two years of the albatross deal.

While Memphis is looking to make a deal, they “hope to move back a few spots rather than moving out of the lottery altogether.”

 

Continue Reading
Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Boston Celtics

Celtics’ Brad Stevens Praises Kyrie Irving

Published

on

After a stellar performance that fueled a Boston Celtics comeback victory over the Indiana Pacers in Game 3, Kyrie Irving appears to be in playoff form.

Celtics head coach Brad Stevens heaped some incredible praise on Irving for his impressive performance.

Continue Reading

Boston Celtics

Celtics’ Kyrie Irving Credits Long Plane Ride for Big Win Over Warriors

Published

on

The Boston Celtics roller coaster season moved in the right direction as they had a big, blow-out victory over the Golden State Warriors in Oakland on Tuesday night.

Celtics guard Kyrie Irving credits a long plane ride, in which he had a lengthy talk with Celtics’ head coach Brad Stevens, for helping the team snap out of their recent funk, and the good feeling has spread throughout the team.

“I understand it’s one game,” Hayward said, according to ESPN’s Tim Bontemps. “You are going to have ups and downs in the season. I’ll try to build off the things I did correctly tonight, and the next time you have a bad game, try to learn from that one.”

Hayward’s recent play has provided a spark for the team.

“It makes our team even better when he’s the confident Gordon and playing like the Gordon we know,” Celtics guard Marcus Smart said.

“We know it’s been tough on him. That’s one thing about him, you have to give it to him: That man keeps working and working. Even though things aren’t going for him, he continues to work, he doesn’t quit, and that’s why we’re so, so optimistic about getting the old Gordon back, because we see how hard he works.”

“That long plane ride helped us out,” Celtics guard Kyrie Irving said. “I’ll just say that. That long plane ride helped us out.

“We needed it. It was just we were going to get to a point where we were just going to get tired of fighting each other, fighting the outside world. And it doesn’t even really matter. So, we just wanted to come out here and just play basketball. This is our sanctuary. And we have to do everything to protect it. We can’t let anybody infiltrate it.”

Irving opened up about the conversations he had with both Stevens and president of basketball operations Danny Ainge.

“Well, I mean, it gets a little overwhelming, like I said, but this is just the business I’m in,” Irving said. “The business part of it is what makes it terrible for me, honestly, dealing with all this s—. I’m going to be honest with you guys. The basketball part, I have to keep that fun. That’s where I’m great, that’s where I love to play and be around my teammates, that’s what makes me happy.

“The business part of it is going to be the business. Personal side of being out here with my teammates is the only thing that should matter. It wasn’t really a change of perspective; it was letting the guard down completely and just not thinking I’m at odds with everybody. It’s not a competition in this locker room; it’s a competition out there. That’s the most important thing.”

“Talking with Brad was very helpful, talking with Danny was very helpful, and just expressing myself rather than keeping it all in,” Irving continued. “That made it very easy to just go out and just have fun playing basketball.”

Continue Reading

Boston Celtics

Celtics’ Marcus Smart Says Team Needs Short Memory for Turnaround

Published

on

The Boston Celtics have been a bit disheveled this season and there seems to be some discord within the organization, centered on superstar guard Kyrie Irving who appears headed for free agency this summer.

During their recent struggles, the Celtics continue to show consistency, and show that they can make a legit run at the NBA title this season, despite a strong showing in 2017-2018 season.

Celtics guard Marcus Smart believes that in order to see a turnaround the team must adopt short term memory.

“Right now, it doesn’t surprise me because that’s just how things are going for us,” Smart said, according to ESPN’s Kevin Arnovitz.

“It surprises me in the fact that that’s not who we are, but at this moment, it doesn’t. We’ve just gotta fix it. Like I said, it’s going to be fixed. It can and will be fixed. It’s just not going at the pace we expected it to.”

Following a recent blowout loss to the Toronto Raptors, Smart was vocal about his views.

“That’s the thing about this game,” Smart said. “You’ve got to have a short memory. This game’s over with, and we’ve gotta focus on tomorrow and get ready to come out and play.”

“Because everybody here’s professional,” Smart continued. “Everybody here plays basketball, and everybody is really talented on this team. And I know the potential that we all have. So, it’s just a matter of time.”

Continue Reading

Trending

    Trending