Chris Grenham: For those wondering, Jabari Bird’s trial was set to begin on Oct. 29. It has now been delayed until January, per the Suffolk County DA’s office.
Nicole Yang: If you’re wondering what the latest is in the case against former Celtics guard Jabari Bird, Judge David Donnelly scheduled a trial date for Oct. 29. Bird is charged with assault and battery, kidnapping, and strangulation.
Jay King: Marcus Georges-Hunt is indeed headed to training camp with the Celtics, source confirms. Jabari Bird currently holds the team’s 15th roster spot, but the NBA is investigating the domestic violence charges against him.
Adrian Wojnarowski: The uncertainty surrounding Jabari Bird's legal issues, contract and future with Celtics could impact Georges-Hunt's opportunity to eventually land on regular season roster. There's no telling the timing or resolution for Bird with Celtics.
A number of sources have stated to the Herald that actions leading to Jabari Bird’s arrest on domestic-violence charges seem very much “out of character.” But those close to the situation say the Celtics guard had begun dealing with emotional issues in the weeks prior to the Sept. 7 incident. Bird is charged with kidnapping and assault and battery on his girlfriend, with the police report alleging he choked her at least 12 times, kicked her and threw her against a wall while holding her against her will over a span of some four hours.
People around Bird have been aware that he recently had been experiencing, according to one source close to him, “panic attacks and things like that. It wasn’t a long-term thing, but everyone knew. The Celtics knew there was something going on and he was being treated.” Said another, “This wasn’t one of the domestic-violence situations you usually see where someone gets jealous for one thing and loses control. There was something deeper going on here with (Bird). This was a bad situation.”
Shams Charania: NBA spokesman on allegations surrounding Celtics' Jabari Bird: "The allegations are disturbing and we are conducting a full investigation of the matter. We have been in contact with local authorities since learning of the incident."
Shams Charania: Boston’s Jabari Bird says in statement he is stepping away from the Celtics indefinitely as he deals with his legal and medical issues. He adds: “I do not condone violence against women. I am hopeful that in due time and process, I will be able to regain everyone’s trust.”
Tom Westerholm: Details in the Jabari Bird case: He is accused of assaulting his girlfriend for four hours in his apartment. He’s accused of strangling her multiple times, including once until she lost consciousness.
A. Sherrod Blakely: A Boston police official tells @NBCSBoston that #Celtics guard Jabari Bird remains under guarded watch at a local hospital. Once released, he will officially be charged for his alleged role in a Friday night incident in Brighton with a court date possibly later today or tomorrow.
Chris Forsberg: Boston police in a statement say Jabari Bird is being guarded at a local hospital for an evaluation after a domestic incident and that complaints will be sought against the suspect for assault & battery 209A, strangulation and kidnapping.
Jabari Bird remains under guarded watch by Boston police at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Brighton, Mass, following an incident in which the Celtics guard was arrested for allegedly assaulting another individual. Bird, who will likely undergo a psychiatric evaluation before being released from the hospital to be booked, will face charges of assault and battery, strangulation and kidnapping. What police are calling a domestic incident occurred Friday night in Brighton. The victim, who has not been identified, was taken to a separate hospital for treatment of injuries from the incident.
Anaridis Rodriguez: BREAKING: Sources tell @CherylFiandaca #Celtics Shooting Guard Jabari Bird is under arrest & facing charges for an alleged assault in Brighton. Sources tell our I-Team he's now in custody at St. Elizabeth's Hospital. BPD Domestic Violence Unit is involved. @wbz is LIVE until 8AM.
Jared Weiss: Celtics statement on report by @Anaridis that Jabari Bird has been arrested for assault: “We are aware of the incident involving Jabari Bird and are taking it very seriously. We are actively gathering information and will reserve further comment at this time.”
June 25, 2022 | 8:58 pm EDT Update
“I thought they crossed the line,” Kerr added. “I’m all for booing guys, cheering for your own team. The appropriate cheer — if you want to go down that path — is ‘so-and-so sucks, so-and-so sucks.’ … when they were saying ‘F you Draymond,’ 20,000 people, I thought of Draymond’s kid too.
Brandon Rahbar: I asked Chet Holmgren (very loudly) about his fit with SGA and Josh Giddey: “I feel like I fit in well with them. They’re great players. Shai is a really good scorer, Josh is a great passer. Just go out there and be a great floor spacer.”
Murray on bringing a winning mentality to the Kings: “I’m excited. I’m excited to get down there. I feel like for me, the first thing that I feel like I bring to the Kings is just a winning culture, winning mindset. I think that’ll be special for me, to be able to get down there and help them win and see success in that. So I’m excited to go down there and play with a lot of really good players.”
“Listen we still run that franchise [Magic]. If they wanna sell it to us, DeVos family, we’re ready to go right now,” O’Neal said on The Big Podcast. “This message go out to the DeVos family, if you’re ready to sell Orlando Magic, sell it to somebody who’s gonna take it to the next level, that’s us. D[ennis] Scott and then, D Scott can pick everybody else. Smart people combined with common sense people and people that’s been there before, you can’t go wrong.”
June 25, 2022 | 7:06 pm EDT Update
“Their continuity wasn’t there,” Perkins said on a recent appearance on JJ Redick’s The Old Man & the Three podcast (h/t Lee Tran of Fadeaway World) about Westbrook and Durant. “No matter how much they tried to fake it to the public, their brotherhood, it never was a brotherhood. And that’s okay, right, because you don’t have to be somebody’s brother to go out there and win a championship. But it helps. They never just got on the same page.