Boston Celtics Rumors
The Celtics have long had an interest in Okafor because of his post skills, and they are in need of a big man. The question is whether the Celtics would deal any of their younger players (likely no) or draft picks for Okafor. The Celtics already have dealt with the 76ers this summer, swapping draft picks and getting a future first-rounder for the third overall pick [Jayson Tatum]. Philadelphia selected Markelle Fultz first overall.
In four years, Olynyk averaged 9 points per game, shot 36.8 percent from the 3-point line, and helped carry the Celtics in Games 4 and 5 of the Eastern Conference finals, but he also had his share of bumbling plays as well as mix-ups with opposing players. “It was super tough, being here for four years, coming in as a rookie, kind of growing up here, I know I planted roots and made my home here,” he said. “Being from Canada, all my family is in Canada, one thing you know where your home is. And when [Hurricane Irma] hit in Miami, the only place I knew to go was here.
Grousbeck said the organization will spend much more on the payroll than the team’s ticket revenues. He also added that TD Garden is nearly sold out of season-ticket packages, selling out completely the lower bowl and balcony seats, leaving just club packages available. “We expect it to be a fully sold-out season,” he said. “Thanks to the fans, we can go compete like this. It’s a tribute to the Celtics fans. When we listen to Kyrie saying, ‘There’s no way I’d rather have it than in a Celtics jersey.’ Al said, ‘I came here because of the Celtics’ fans support.’ Kyrie is here because of the tradition and the fans and the coach, Gordon is here [for the same reasons].
A friend of the man accusing two former Phoenix Suns players of beating him in 2015 testified Thursday that she saw either Marcus or Markieff Morris, along with other men, beat the victim so badly that she had to take him to an emergency room. “He was like in a daze,” Sherika Sherad testified, describing her friend’s condition after the attack. “He was slurring (his words) sometimes, I didn’t know what he was saying.” Sherad, whose testimony started Wednesday and continued Thursday, told an 11-member jury that she called 911to report the Jan. 24, 2015, attack on Erik Hood. The Morris brothers played for the Suns at the time. They are standing trial this week along with a third man in Maricopa County Superior Court on charges related to the attack on Hood.