Brad Stevens denied an Adrian Wojnarowski report that Indiana College ready a seven-year, $70 million provide for the Celtics coach final month as rumors swirled that Stevens may depart Boston amid turmoil for the vacated spot at his house city group. The provide would’ve positioned Stevens on the prime of the school teaching wage, however he stated he by no means acquired earlier than the Celtics performed the Bulls Monday evening.
“That’s information to me,” he stated.
Stevens added that he owes it to the Celtics and their gamers to complete out a troublesome yr within the pandemic. If he’s not in a position to coach past that, he quipped, he’ll discover one thing else to do.
Take heed to Stevens beneath and this weekend’s Backyard Stories, courtesy of CLNS Media.
Jabari Parker Celtics Introduction
Celtics Signal Jabari Parker – REACTION
The Celtics surprisingly signed 2014 No. 2 total choose Jabari Parker on Friday evening after the Kings launched him on the commerce deadline. Moe Wagner obtained despatched packing and Parker stepped proper into Brad Stevens’ rotation on Saturday to attain 11 factors with 3 rebounds on 5-of-6 capturing. The Celtics beat the Warriors as Parker poured in two put backs and a elaborate fadeaway shot. Will Parker have a major function when the Celtics are wholesome? The Backyard Report debated.
Jayson Tatum vs Steph Curry – Who Performed Higher?
Star Level Guard and sharp-shooter Steph Curry was exchanging buckets with Celtics Star and Sharp shooter Jayson Tatum all sport. In the long run, Celtics beat the Warriors 119-114, as Tatum completed the evening with a double-double (44 PTS and 10 REBS) whereas Curry scored 47 PTS with one much less made shot, plus 7 REBS.
Tatum was ending within the lane and drilling an important late three as a part of a 16-of-25 capturing masterpiece. He hit photographs by way of contact on the rim, tried eight free throws and hit a fadeaway by way of double protection within the nook earlier than halftime trailing by 15 factors to spark the comeback. Steph Curry, in the meantime, placed on considered one of his most entertaining and unstoppable performances of the season with 11 three-pointers, together with an extended two and-one basket by way of Grant Williams that he shot together with his left hand. Curry ultimately obtained slowed by an ankle damage and the Celtics received the sport, however he’s now averaging over 40 factors per sport in April. Who impressed you extra? Curry or Tatum?
The Backyard Report highlights each stars nights, the influence it had on their group, and if it introduced the most effective out of Tatum. Plus, take a second to mirror on how a lot does Curry imply to the sport?
Kemba Walker Leads Celtics Comeback vs Warriors
Kemba Walker scored 26 factors on 8-of-20 capturing together with a game-winning step again three with the Celtics forward by two factors and Jayson Tatum trapped. Kemba obtained his shot free, hit one other and-one on the basket as a part of his massive ending month whereas persevering with to be a ball-mover and pace-pusher. Is Walker formally again? Is it nonetheless value contemplating buying and selling him within the offseason? The Backyard Report debates Kemba’s worth to Boston as he continues to enhance and progress previous his damage, taking part in 38 minutes within the win vs the Warriors.
Jayson Tatum Reacts to DEUCE at Celtics Sport
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