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August 5, 2014 Updates

Which brings us to Chris Johnson, one of few Celtics working with a non-guaranteed contract. Johnson's contract status certainly has him on the outside looking-in, there are plenty of reasons the 6-foot-6 swingman's camp is "cautiously optimistic" about his chances of sticking with the Green team. "So far, everything has been positive," his agent Marc Cornstein, told CSNNE.com in a phone interview on Tuesday. "We're well aware of the roster additions. He has a great relationship with the Celtics organization and the coaching staff and as I said, everything we have heard thus far as been positive so we're cautiously optimistic about his future with the Celtics." CSNNE.com

The Boston Celtics will open an eight-game 2014 preseason schedule on Monday, October 6, 2014 at TD Garden against the Philadelphia 76ers and close out preseason play against the Brooklyn Nets at TD Garden on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. Tickets for preseason games played at TD Garden will go on sale later this month. In between preseason games at TD Garden, the Celtics will match up against Atlantic Division rivals in locations around the Northeast. The Celtics take on the New York Knicks at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn. on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 (tickets available now at XLCenter.com) and Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday, October 11, 2014 (tickets available now at Ticketmaster.com). The team will also travel to Portland, Maine for the first time in twenty years to take on the Toronto Raptors at Cross Insurance Arena on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. NBA.com

After Paul George recently got his foot caught under a basket stanchion during a scrimmage in Las Vegas last week, the case for creating additional open space on the baseline in basketball has been gaining support. Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk, who is playing for Team Canada this summer, had his own baseline issue in an international friendly against Serbia on Monday. Thankfully for Olynyk, the situation wasn’t nearly as serious as George’s injury, but after chasing a loose ball out of bounds, the seven-footer did find his right foot stuck in a courtside billboard. Boston Globe

August 4, 2014 Updates

According to reports, he tested positive for three times over the legal blood alcohol limit in Valencia, Spain after he ran a red light and collided with a bus Sunday morning. The team has not released an official statement, but from what I've gathered from a few Google Translated articles (and I apologize if I'm getting anything lost in translation), no passenger in Vitor's car or the bus was injured. Faverani had been rehabbing a meniscus tear that had him sidelined since January. Celtics Blog

The Celtics would love to use Bogans’s contract in a trade that would perhaps net a draft pick and create salary-cap space and have been holding onto that option. It is uncertain if the Celtics would waive Bogans before the season or offer a camp invitation since he has been away from the team since February. Boston Globe

August 3, 2014 Updates

An NBA source said the Celtics are working to clear roster space over the next few weeks in order to make room for Evan Turner in the rotation. The Celtics aren’t expected to announce the signing until those moves are made, although the sides have reached an agreement. The Celtics have 18 players on their roster, including the nonguaranteed deals of Keith Bogans, Chris Babb, and Chris Johnson. The Celtics really like Johnson’s work ethic, but he averaged just 6.6 points in the five summer league games and shot 30.6 percent from the field and 18.8 percent from the 3-point line. The fact Johnson and Babb each played in all five games was a testament that team officials were taking a long look as to whether they would make a contribution next season. Boston Globe

The Celtics would love to use Bogans’s contract in a trade that would perhaps net a draft pick and create salary-cap space and have been holding onto that option. It is uncertain if the Celtics would waive Bogans before the season or offer a camp invitation since he has been away from the team since February. Boston Globe

August 2, 2014 Updates
July 31, 2014 Updates

The Nets’ preseason schedule: Oct. 7: vs. Maccabi Tel Aviv (Barclays Center); Oct. 12: at Sacramento (Shanghai, China); Oct. 15: vs. Sacramento (Beijing, China); Oct. 19: vs. Boston (Barclays Center); Oct. 20: vs. Philadelphia (Barclays Center); Oct. 22: at Boston (TD Garden). NBA.com

The Milwaukee Bucks have signed free agent guard Jerryd Bayless, General Manager John Hammond announced today. Terms of the contract were not disclosed in accordance with team policy. NBA.com

Two league sources told CBSSports.com this week that Taylor remains hesitant to trade Love, still stung by the aftermath of the trade that sent Kevin Garnett to Boston in 2007. The team has won more than 30 games only twice in the seven seasons since. "I don't think Glen Taylor wants to do the deal," one of the people familiar with the discussions said. CBSSports.com

July 29, 2014 Updates

Former Kentucky guard James Young says he is "good to go" after a concussion that kept the Boston Celtics' first-round draft pick from playing in the NBA's summer league. Young sustained the concussion and whiplash in a car accident before last month's NBA draft. The Celtics chose the 6-foot-6 swingman 17th overall with its second first-round pick — Boston selected Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart sixth overall with the first — but held Young out of practices and the competition for rookies and free agents in Orlando. USA Today Sports

July 28, 2014 Updates

His general public may be waiting for more, but president of basketball operations Danny Ainge has been wading through a field of bad possibilities for his assets stack. Better to wait. Love is no less a long shot than any other quality possibility at the moment. “Danny has been very disciplined,” Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca said. “He could have made a lot of deals by now, but not for the kind of player we want.” Boston Herald

July 27, 2014 Updates

The Celtics are privately thrilled that Marcus Smart has been invited to participate for the USA Select Team that will train against Team USA for the next few weeks as it prepares for the FIBA World Cup that begins Aug. 30 in Spain. Although Smart impressed coaches with how hard he played and his offensive development as summer league progressed, the USA Select experience will give Smart a head start over other rookies as training camp approaches. Chicago’s Doug McDermott was the other rookie invited. Boston Globe

July 26, 2014 Updates

Still, there are overseas opportunities to consider as well that would provide him with a six-figure payday that a training camp invite could only deliver if he were to make the team. "We're just considering all the options right now," said Adam Pensack, who along with his brother Ben, also represents Colton Iverson whose draft rights are owned by the Celtics. Pensack said the goal with Moser is no different than any of his other clients. "We want to put Mike in the best position to be successful, to achieve his goal which is to play in the NBA," he said. CSNNE.com

July 24, 2014 Updates

Turner is 6-foot-7 and a mix of shooting guard and small forward, while Green, two inches taller, is a small forward or stretch 4. But there is some overlap. And the presence of Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk at power forward would seem to push Green toward the 3. “I’m not concerned,” said agent David Falk, who represents Green, Turner and Sullinger. “I don’t think Evan Turner coming in is going to supplant Jeff Green. But it’s impossible to figure out how Danny (Ainge) is going to solve the puzzle. That’s the challenge, and Danny’s a very intelligent man. I’m sure he will find a way to solve the puzzle.” Boston Herald

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