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The NBA’s Official Return-To-Play Format May Be the Best Possible Outcome for the Celtics

With all that is happening in our world today and over these last few months, the return to NBA basketball is far from the most important thing to focus on. Brad Stevens echoed that sentiment the other day when he stated that “empathy means more than basketball right now”. Across the nation, NBA players are demonstrating this by focusing their time and energy on the larger societal issues at hand of racism, discrimination and police brutality whether it be through use of their far-reaching social platforms, by joining and leading protests as we have seen from multiple members of the Celtics, or both. With that being said, the NBA and it’s thirty franchises did officially agree upon a plan for a return-to-play format this week with Disney World’s ESPN complex as the “bubble” venue.

Jayson Tatum Joins Group of Players Pushing for an NBA Return as Hope Grows for Season to Resume

Just a few weeks ago, I had essentially accepted the fact that the NBA likely wouldn’t be returning this season. I had heard all of the insane proposals thrown out there as possible ways to finish the season — playing without fans, creating a “bubble” in which all teams stay and play in the same one or two cities, and routinely testing members of all organizations for COVID-19 with those who test positive being subsequently isolated for a 14-day period — and it all sounded basically impossible to pull off in a safe and appropriate manner.

Despite Their Recent Struggles, There’s No Time for the Celtics to Hang Their Heads

There’s no sugarcoating it. The last week and a half of Celtics basketball, starting with their 1-point overtime loss to the Houston Rockets, has been one of their worst stretches of play this entire season. On the surface, it doesn’t look all that bad. Yes, they’ve lost 4 of their last 5 games, but Houston, …

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The Celtics Must Win the Race for the Second Seed in the East

It seems like all season long the number one priority for the Celtics has been to get everybody healthy at the same time, and things are no different heading into the homestretch of the season. However, healthy or not, the Celtics are going to have to keep pushing. As things stand, they sit 2.5 games …

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“One of the Best Players in the World”: Jayson Tatum Is Earning Everyone’s Attention and Respect

For the fourth time this season, Jayson Tatum took the court against one of the two title contenders in Los Angeles and played like the best player on the court. While he’s taken his game to a new level over the last month or two in general, nothing has stood out more than his dominance …

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After a Rare Loss of Composure, the Celtics Need to Focus on Controlling the Things That They Can Control

One of the most refreshing things about this year’s Celtics team has been their ability to not let frustrating moments and mounting deficits rattle them. When opportunities have arisen for guys to point fingers and place blame upon one another, or to simply call it a night and mentally check out of a game that’s …

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Why the Celtics’ Lack of Action at the Deadline Made Sense

The NBA’s trade deadline has come and passed and in typical Danny Ainge fashion, the Celtics didn’t make any moves. It probably shouldn’t have been that big of a surprise, but it’s understandable that people got their hopes up given the fact that we’ve been talking about the “holes” that the Celtics need to fill …

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A Deep Dive Into Potential Celtics Trade Targets

With just 15 days until the NBA’s trade deadline, brace yourselves for two weeks of nonstop rumors and unnamed sources. If you’re a Celtics fan, you’re probably already well accustomed to the trade hysteria, as it’s been a natural part of pretty much every season (and offseason) since acquiring all of those assets from Brooklyn. …

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Enes Kanter’s “Improved Defense” Is A Facade

When teammates jokingly called Enes Kanter “stop sign” after a 6 block performance against Charlotte on New Years Eve, it was funny and almost seemed like they were aware of his reputation on that end of the floor. However, that performance seems to have fueled a narrative that Kanter has not only improved on the defensive end …

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Like Last Year’s Kings, the Grizzlies Aren’t Doing the Celtics Any Draft Pick Favors

While Boston’s picks obtained from the Brooklyn Nets ended up netting them Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, and later helped bolster a deal for Kyrie Irving, their luck hasn’t been nearly as good so far with Sacramento and Memphis’ picks.  If the season ended today, the Sacramento Kings would be tied for the 8th worst …

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