Top gambling company Bovada released their opening MVP odds for the 2018-19 NBA season and Celtics guard Kyrie Irving was listed with the 9th best odds to win next season's most valuable player award.
Bleacher Report's Grant Hughes recently released an article titled "NBA's Most Overhyped Players Ahead of 2018-19 Season". As the title would suggest, Hughes ranks the top 5 players that he believes are being overhyped this offseason. Earning the top spot as the most overhyped player in the NBA according to Hughes was none other than Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics.
This is getting annoying. It just is. Kyrie Irving is rumored to want to play in New York, but that is all it is. RUMORED. Kyrie has yet to say anything about leaving since he has been here in Boston. In fact, he has really only alluded to winning rings in green.
After days of leaking games on key dates for the upcoming 2018-19 NBA season, the NBA has officially released the full schedules for all 30 NBA teams.
I wasn't one of those people who rejoiced from the rooftops, when the Supreme Court lifted the state-level ban on sports betting, back in May. But I'm not a gambler. I've been to a casino once in my life. I only played the penny slots, circumspectly cringing every time I pulled the lever with the regret of someone who had just burned a hundred dollar bill. I don't enjoy betting - but there are many people who do. So when the NBA signed a deal with MGM Resorts this past week, for the preponderance of high-rollers out there, there was cause for celebration.
11 years ago today, on July 31, 2007, the Boston Celtics completed a blockbuster trade that would eventually lead the Celtics to raising banner no. 17. The trade: The Celtics acquired shooting forward Kevin Garnett from the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Al Jefferson, Ryan Gomes, Sebastian Telfair, Gerald Green, Theo Ratliff, and two first-round draft picks.
The Celtics didn't make any major moves this offseason, at least not so far. The biggest moves made were retaining key players like Aron Baynes and Marcus Smart. The Celtics want to run it back with their core with a healthy Gordon Hayward and a healthy Kyrie Irving as the clear cut favorites in the East and make a run at a championship, but there is one new player the Celtics signed this offseason: Brad Wanamaker.
The big player gets the max contract and after affectedly working harder during his contract year, now satisfied with the money, his play subsequently declines in the following year. This is pretty normal, right? So where Boston fan-favorite Marcus Smart just signed a $52 million 4-year contract (a sixth man's version of a max deal) with the Boston Celtics, should fans expect to see just that next season - a more complacent, less tenacious player?