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Part-Time Irving Renders Himself Useless for Nets

BY LESLIE MONTEIRO (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images) Kyrie Irving insulted everyone’s intelligence by talking about the Nets having gone through so much this season with the fluctuation of the roster. For him to even say this, it’s quite some hubris on his part. He said that after the Nets’ 126-120 loss to …

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Sixers Hope Harden Is Worth Trouble

BY LESLIE MONTEIRO (Photo credit: Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images) Newly acquired James Harden played his second game as a Philadelphia 76er on Sunday afternoon, and from the 76ers’ two games, it sure appears like scary hours with him playing alongside MVP favorite Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey. This trio combined for 87 points …

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Celtics Sign Two Players to 10-Day Contracts

Shams Charania of The Athletic reported on Tuesday that the Celtics are about to temporarily fill two of their open roster sports. Charania says the Celtics are planning to sign forwards Malik Fitts and Kelan Martin to 10-day contracts.

Preposterous to Talk About Thibodeau’s Job Security

BY LESLIE MONTEIRO (Photo credit: Michelle Farsi/Getty Images) It wasn’t long ago Knicks fans hailed Tom Thibodeau for leading the Knicks to the playoffs in his first year as head coach. He received worship from the fans that Pat Riley used to get in the 90s for his work as a Knicks head coach. Now, …

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Marcus Smart Suffers Ankle Sprain Against Sixers

Marcus Smart hit the floor during the second quarter of the Celtics blowout win over the Sixers. Smart was driving in for a layup against MVP frontrunner Joel Embiid when he appeared to land awkwardly on his right ankle. He was helped off the floor and to the locker room. Shortly thereafter, he was ruled out by the Celtics medical staff with a right ankle sprain.

Celtics’ Daniel Theis Trade Update: Latest on State of the Boston-Houston Deal

Will Daniel Theis play tonight against the 76ers? The trade with the Houston Rockets was still pending when the Celtics took on the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday, forcing the big man to wait a few more days for his Boston reunion. Celtics head coach Ime Judoka said Theis would be “plugged right in” and that the team would “build him up” to his regular playing minutes.

Call Nets Super Team Failed Experiment

BY LESLIE MONTEIRO (Photo credit: Jim Mcissac/Getty Images) Who didn’t see this coming? A roster that boasted Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden turned combustible in the end. With a roster that featured mercurial personalities, there was no way it was going to end well. Sure it worked for last season, but this appeared …

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