How Celtics’ Jordan Walsh took control of his Alopecia with the help of Charlie Villanueva

LAS VEGAS — When he was 15, Jordan Walsh did everything he could to be respected as a basketball player. A hard-working defender with length and energy, he was the ideal leader for a team that wanted to play the right way. After being drafted by the Celtics with the 38th pick in June and … Read more

More ball handling for Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, Boston’s best subs and more: Celtics mailbag

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NBA news has pretty much ground to a halt. The Celtics still have some business to take care of, but things have been quiet enough it seemed like a good time to answer mailbag questions from readers. Part one of the post bag, published Friday, dealt with Joe Mazzulla’s learning curve, Yam Madar’s outlook and … Read more

Trade News, Rumors, Updates, James Harden to Los Angeles Clippers, Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers

Joel Embiid’s latest comments have the sports world playing “Guess Who?” After the 2023 league MVP made headlines by saying he wants to win a championship, either with Philadelphia or “anywhere else,” ESPN’s Zach Lowe and Dave McMenamin talked about Embiid’s future on another team. McMenamin’s choice for the big man’s new home is just … Read more

Assessing the San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard Trade 5 Years Later

DeMar DeRozan #10 of the San Antonio Spurs greets Kawhi Leonard #2 of the Toronto Raptors at the end of the game at the AT&T Center on January 3, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. Ronald Cortes/Getty Images A controversial trade that sent then-face of the San Antonio Spurs franchise, Kawhi Leonard, to the Toronto Raptors … Read more

Celtics summer league report: How did Jordan Walsh, JD Davison perform?

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The Celtics’ summer league campaign is over, and several new and returning players made the case for why they should at least attend training camp this fall. Let’s evaluate the Vegas performance of the five players currently on the Celtics roster. With Yam Madar headed to Euroleague powerhouse Fenerbahce, Davison is the only early development … Read more

Has Celtics rookie Jordan Walsh shown in summer league that he can replace Grant Williams?: Here’s what the film shows

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Four years ago, the Celtics needed frontcourt help, just someone with toughness and tenacity who could play 15 minutes a night. Grant Williams was just a 20-year-old rookie who couldn’t shoot, but Brad Stevens gave him a shot anyway. Williams ended up cracking the rotation from the jump, even appearing in every playoff game as … Read more