Report: Celtics likely to open season versus 76ers

The Boston Celtics were underdogs upon entering the 2018 playoffs despite holding the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference. The Celtics were bogged down with injuries and it even seemed like some teams were trying to fall into the No. 7 spot to match up with them, expecting they could pull the upset with Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward, Marcus Smart, and Daniel Theis out. Instead, Boston shocked just about everyone. They battled with the Milwaukee Bucks, eventually taking them out in seven games to advance to the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Myron Rolle leaves behind legacy at Florida State

The first time I heard of Myron Rolle was nine years ago. I was in seventh grade and had just completed my first season of middle school football. After watching a highlight tape of our season, our coach announced that a Florida State football player was there to speak to us. That player was Rolle. The Seminole safety stepped onto the small stage adorned in his garnet No. 3 jersey and a pair of jeans. To this day, I remember his passion and how he told us to continue following our dreams. Loo

Is Jabari Bird too expensive for Boston to retain?

The Boston Celtics roster is basically all but set for the 2018-19 season. The Celtics have 15 players under contract (not including two-way deals) following Marcus Smart's re-signing earlier today. However, Abdel Nader is guaranteed just 450K if he is waived on or before August 1. That could bode well for Boston if they want another player to bolster their bench. And they just might. Second-year guard Jabari Bird was arguably the most impressive Celtic on the floor during the Las Vegas summer

Celtics guarantee improving Semi Ojeleye for 2018

The Boston Celtics have made a lot of no-brainer moves this offseason. Earlier this week they got to make another when Semi Ojeleye's contract was up for guarantee. This was an easy decision for the Celtics because Ojeleye can provide so much for so little. He's an excellent defender who Boston used to stall Giannis Antetokounmpo and Ben Simmons in the postseason. And though he averaged just 2.7 points and 2.2 rebounds on .346/.320/.610 shooting percentages, Ojeleye could improve his shooting considerably over the course of his contract.

Jaylen Brown wanted to play in summer league, Brad Stevens declined

Jaylen Brown might be the hardest working player on the Boston Celtics. He's already considerably altered his career-arc through just two years in the NBA. Coming out of California, Brown was labeled as an athletic slasher who may never develop a consistent jumper. Now, he's turned himself into an elite defender while also improving his deep ball. Brown took 102 three-pointers during his lone season at Cal and made just 29.4% of them. He took 306 treys during his second season in the league while knocking down 39.5% of them. The labors of the grind have truly paid off for the athletic wing thus far in his career.

Boston makes easiest move of offseason in bringing back Daniel Theis

The Boston Celtics haven't dealt with much drama during the 2018 offseason, especially after they replaced 11 players a year ago. Sure, rookie Robert Williams missed the first practice of summer league and suffered an injury after just six minutes of floor time, but it's been relatively quiet outside of that. Boston re-signed Aron Baynes and seem like their inching closer to doing the same with RFA Marcus Smart. But the easiest move that the Celtics are going to make all offseason is one that happened earlier this week.

What is going on with Marcus Smart?

The Boston Celtics have had a pretty mundane offseason so far. They stayed pat at No. 27 in the NBA Draft and came away with Robert Williams. The Celtics have also re-signed Aron Baynes to a multi-year deal and extended a qualifying offer to restricted free agent Marcus Smart. Boston's roster is all but finalized for the 2018-19 season and they're essentially just waiting on Smart. Keith Smith reported earlier this week that the Celtics and Smart had some positive talks on a new deal but that neither side was in a big rush

Report: Jaylen Brown NOT included in Kawhi Leonard talks

The Boston Celtics have the luxury of patience after spending the years since Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett were traded to the Brooklyn Nets retooling themselves into a championship contender. Boston has three all-stars on their roster in Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward, and Al Horford. They've also got two blooming young prospects that look like they could grow into potential stars in Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. The bench is stacked with quality role players who now have the experience to contribute at the NBA level. And the treasure cove is stacked with a ton of tantalizing options in future drafts.

Four-star wide receiver, FSU target decommits from Miami

It’s a tradition like no other, recruits decommitting from the University of Miami. Four-star defensive end Donell Harris backed off of his pledge to the Hurricanes on Thursday afternoon, while reclassifying to the 2020 class in the process, before four-star wide receiver Bryan Robinson reopened his recruitment minutes before midnight. The West Palm Beach native is the 29th prospect to decommit from UM over the 2019 and 2020 recruiting cycles (counting Harris in that list after his reclassification).

Naseem Khaalid decommits from Florida State

The Florida State men’s basketball team will have just two scholarship seniors on the roster in 2019, Trent Forrest and grad-transfer Dominik Olejniczak. Barring any other losses, the Seminoles are projected to have just two open spots for the 2020 recruiting cycle. One of those spots is currently filled by four-star forward Malachi Wideman, who will play both football and basketball at FSU, the other is open again following the recent decommitment of four-star point guard Naseem Khaalid. Khaal

Redshirt sophomore defensive tackle has foot surgery

Florida State lost a three-year starter on the defensive interior with the graduation of Demarcus Christmas alongside defensive end Brian Burns declaring for the NFL. Since then, redshirt freshman Xavier Peters, who was expected to contribute on the outside this upcoming season, announced his transfer to Kentucky to be closer to family, leaving Odell Haggins with just nine scholarship defensive linemen who won’t be true freshmen in 2019. Even still, six of those players are underclassmen.

NBA Mock Draft Update: Former 'Noles moving up the boards

Former Florida State men’s basketball stars Terance Mann and Mfiondu Kabengele are gaining momentum in the 2019 NBA Draft. They both received rave reviews for their work at the NBA Combine earlier this month in Chicago and now are in the midst of private and predraft workouts. Kabengele has seemingly already worked out for half of the teams in the association while Mann has spent time with both Atlanta and Philadelphia. As of now, has the two former ‘Noles being selected inside the

Report: George Campbell won't enroll at Penn State

Former Florida State wide receiver George Campbell entered his name into the Transfer Portal back in January before officially announcing his decision to finish his college career at Penn State on February 20. Now, those plans have changed. According to 247Sports, Campbell will not be enrolling at Penn State this summer or joining the team for the 2019 season. The report goes on to state that he’s currently trying to find another school to play at in the fall.

FSU, UF men's basketball to meet early in 2019 regular season

The University of Florida men’s basketball team recently announced its non-conference schedule for the 2019-20 season. Normally, Florida State fans wouldn’t really care who the Gators are playing but one date on UF’s schedule holds some significance to fans. Their annual beatdown by the Seminoles, no matter the location. Florida State and Florida are scheduled to meet early in the season, Sunday, Nov. 10 in Gainesville. The Gators have one game on their schedule prior to the matchup with FSU wh
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