2016 ScheduleAll times ET

2016 Schedule
48-34, 2nd in Atlantic

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Evan Turner with a heartfelt sendoff to Celtics fans after signing with the Portland Trail Blazers.

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2hChris Broussard

Durant 'blown away' by Clippers, sources say

Free agent Kevin Durant was "blown away" by the Clippers' presentation Friday night, sources said, and was impressed by the vision and direction of the team.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics fans seem confident about tonight's meeting with Al Horford.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

With Dwight Howard signing with the Atlanta Hawks, the Celtics meeting tonight with Al Horford just got more intriguing — especially coming just 24 hours before Boston is set to huddle with Kevin Durant in the Hamptons. The thought all along has been that Boston would need more star power to convince Durant to truly consider Boston. With $55 million in cap space, the Celtics have room for two max contracts this summer.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Evan Turner's monster payday with the Portland Trail Blazers — he'll earn more than $14 million over his final salary in Boston — is another selling point for the Celtics to use when trying to lure non-elite free agents. Two years ago, few teams would even roll the dice on Turner. Look what two seasons with Brad Stevens did for Turner's career.

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Turner agrees to 4-yr/$70M deal with Blazers

Former Boston Celtics guard Evan Turner has agreed to a 4-year, $70 million deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, his agent told ESPN's Jeff Goodman.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Three of Boston's best recruiters huddle after Friday's summer league practice: Isaiah Thomas, Danny Ainge, and the team's championship banners.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaylen Brown said he plans to ask Avery Bradley if No. 0 is available. Likely to learn fast that Avery plays lockdown defense.

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A look at the Celtics summer leaguers on the floor (0:12)
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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

A look at the Celtics summer leaguers on the floor.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Summer league jersey numbers suggest Jaylen Brown has picked Rajon Rondo's old No. 9 jersey with Celtics.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics summer league roster breakdown: 2016 picks: Jaylen Brown, Guerschon Yabusele, Ben Bentil, Demetrius Jackson Abdel Nader 2015 picks: Terry Rozier, R.J. Hunter, Jordan Mickey, Marcus Thornton 2014 pick: James Young Free agents: Malcolm Miller, Corey Walden, JayVaughn Pinkston, Mouphtaou Yarou

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Thomas leading Celtics' pitch for Durant (0:36)
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1dMarc Stein

Sources: Durant-Thunder meeting 'went well'

Sources told ESPN that Thursday's five-hour meeting between Kevin Durant and Thunder officials "went well," and Durant is expected to make a decision "sooner rather than later."

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1dCalvin Watkins

Source: Howard seeks a $24M per season deal

Dwight Howard is expected to request a starting salary of $24 million per year when he starts his free-agency meetings with Atlanta and Boston, according to a source.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

When Dwight Howard starts having his free agent meetings on Friday he'll be seeking a contract starting at $24 million a season according to a source. Howard is expected to conduct his meetings in his hometown of Atlanta. Boston and Atlanta have secured the first meetings with the center. Portland and Charlotte have also expressed interest in Howard, who declined a player option with the Rockets at $23.2 million.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Bits of Celtics housekeeping via ESPN's Jeff Goodman: The Celtics formally extended a $3.7 million qualifying offer to make Tyler Zeller a restricted free agent. The team also shifted the guarantee dates on the contracts of Amir Johnson ($12 million) and Jonas Jerebko ($5 million) from July 3 to July 7. That affords the team extra time to navigate the initial stages of free agency before making decisions on those players.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

How confident is Isaiah Thomas that Danny Ainge can land a big free agent? "I'm very confident. I'm not going to say it's going be Kevin Durant. Who knows? I'm confident he's going to get a couple guys and build on what we got going here."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Isaiah Thomas said that if he's in the recruiting contingent, he's going to buy some Durant shoes and gear to wear into the meeting.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Isaiah Thomas said that if he's in the recruiting contingent, he's going to buy some Durant and gear to wear into the meeting.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Isaiah Thomas headed to meet with Danny Ainge right now and lobby to be part of Boston's Kevin Durant recruiting contingent in the Hamptons.

Team Stats

Points Per Game105.75th
Rebounds Per Game44.96th
Assists Per Game24.26th
Points Allowed102.513th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-164834.585
2014-154042.488
2013-142557.305
2012-134140.506
2011-123927.591

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