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Boston Celtics daily links 9/7/17

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Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Herald  Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder fuel Celtics-Cavs rivalry at press conference
Isaiah Thomas bids Boston adieu in emotional Players Tribune essay
Globe  NBA 2K reveals its new cover with Kyrie Irving in a Celtics uniform
Marcus Smart prepared to shoulder added responsibility for Celtics
NBA 2K reveals its new cover with Kyrie Irving in a Celtics uniform

CelticsBlog  Marcus Smart "I’ve lost 20 pounds"
The point guard whisperer: Irving becomes Stevens’ next project
Who are the most important Celtics: the vets
Who are the most important Celtics: the unknowns
Lex Nihil Novi  Garnett and Teammates are Excited

ESPN  Isaiah Thomas on trade to Cleveland Cavaliers -- 'It still hurts'
'NBA 2K18' debuts new cover with Kyrie Irving donning Boston Celtics jersey
Rumor Central: Marcus Smart aims to be more explosive this season
NBA -- Kyrie Irving is embracing the challenge of a starring role with the Boston Celtics
Cleveland Cavaliers mum on Isaiah Thomas' hip injury during introductory news conference
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Isaiah Thomas faces an uncertain return from a potentially career-ending hip injury

Yahoo  Paul Pierce trolls Brandon Jennings all the way to China
Isaiah Thomas: "I don’t think the Boston Celtics got better by making this trade"
Kyrie Irving ready for his star turn
Isaiah Thomas feels 'hurt' and 'sad' about leaving Celtics
CLNS Radio  AP's Tim Reynolds on LeBron James' Future in Cleveland
USA Today's Sam Amick on Lakers Record 0K Tampering Fine, Cavs Culture

CSNNE  Brad Stevens on Kyrie Irving: 'I think he can really flourish in what we are doing'
Markieff and Marcus Morris assault case one step closer to trial
Brad Stevens: Isaiah Thomas' impact on Boston was special

Marcus Smart: Losing Isaiah Thomas 'still feels unreal'
Celtics Hub  How Twitter reacted to Isaiah's heartfelt goodbye essay
The CelticsHub Whiteboard: Pick and Roll Glossary

NESN  NBA Rumors: Celtics Are Unsure When Isaiah Thomas Suffered Hip Injury
Isaiah Thomas Cavs Press Conference Live Stream: Watch Ex-Celtic’s Introduction
Here’s Kyrie Irving Wearing Celtics Jersey On New ‘NBA 2K18’ Cover
Cavs GM Shoots Down Isaiah Thomas Hip Questions, Raising Timetable Concerns
Here’s Brad Stevens’ Reaction To Isaiah Thomas’ Emotional Boston Essay

WEEI  Isaiah Thomas makes profound observation on double standard of free agency in Boston farewell letter
NBA 2K18 reveals new cover with Kyrie Irving
Jae Crowder's mom died of cancer moments after he told her about trade to Cavaliers
Isaiah Thomas takes defiant tone in Cavaliers press conference
CBS Sports   Check Out New Cover Of NBA 2K18 Featuring Kyrie Irving In A Celtics Uniform

Mass Live  Marcus Smart claims he lost 20 pounds this summer and is now more explosive
Jae Crowder says Celtics acquiring wings was 'concerning': 'They showed me what they wanted to do'
Isaiah Thomas' hip injury: Still plenty of questions after Cleveland Cavaliers press conference
Jae Crowder told his mom about trade from Celtics to Cavaliers minutes before she passed away
Hardwood Houdini  What About Al Horford?
Boston Celtics: How Far Can They Take Their Versatility

Boston Sports Journal  Doc Rivers says Boston is a 'perfect situation' for Kyrie Irving
Watch Brad Stevens' heartfelt reaction to Boston letter from Isaiah Thomas
Running diary: Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder intro presser with Cavs at 12:30 p.m.
NBA.com  Jae Crowder Will Help The Cavaliers On The Wing
Bleacher Report  Kyrie Irving NBA 2K18 Cover Updated After Trade to Celtics from Cavaliers

Cleveland.com  Isaiah Thomas: 'Don't mess with the Cavaliers this season'
Cleveland Cavaliers introduce Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder and Ante Zizic:
Cleveland Cavaliers Scribbles as team prepares to discuss Kyrie Irving trade
The Ringer  What’s Next for the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Isaiah Thomas?
Fansided  Over and Back: NBA stars who mastered a second sport

USA Today  Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens responds to Isaiah Thomas' article
The BIG3 plans to go even bigger for its second season
Fox Sports  Danny Ainge says Kryie Irving is a better passer without LeBron James - Nick and Cris respond
Forbes  Serious Questions Surround Isaiah Thomas's Mysterious Hip Injury
SI.com  Brad Stevens on Isaiah Thomas' Players' Tribune letter (video)

Clutch Points  Celtics video: Uncle Drew catches fire playing pop-a-shot
Paul Pierce is looking for Brandon Jennings in China
Fox 25 Boston  Rivers wants Ray Allen included in any 2008 reunion
Hoops Hype  Celtics’ Marcus Smart says he has lost 20 pounds during offseason
12 Up  REPORT: Isaiah Thomas Hiring New Representation to Prepare for Free Agency

The Sports Daily   LOCKED ON CELTICS: Kyrie & Isaiah reaction shows
NBC Sports   Pacers vow not to sue NBA, Lakers
Doc Rivers: Celtics have undergone best rebuild ‘maybe ever’
Beaumont Enterprise  Ozen graduate, NBA veteran Kendrick Perkins delivering school supplies, clothing
Rant Sports  Rajon Rondo Impresses Drew Brees at Saints Practice with Super Accurate Pass

Blasting News  Isaiah Thomas' message, 'no one will want to mess with the Cavs this year'
Did Kyrie Irving accidentally reveal the new Nike Kyrie 4?
CSN Bay Area  Report: Kyrie went days without talking to teammates during playoffs
Cavs Nation  Cavs video: Isaiah Thomas in new workout clip in Cavs gear
Cavs news: Isaiah Thomas leaves as Celtics all-time leader in points per game

Fear the Sword  Isaiah Thomas discusses bittersweet Celtics trade in Players Tribune piece
Slam Online  Marcus Smart Lost 20 Pounds This Summer
Beale Street Bears  Memphis Grizzlies deem Marc Gasol 'untouchable,' but for how long?
Basketball Insiders   The Harsh Reality of Being Traded
King James Gospel   3 players the Cleveland Cavaliers should trade as soon as possible

Real GM  Bucks Sign James Young To Camp Deal
Rotoden  Ranking all 30 NBA Starting Shooting Guards With their Projected Stats, Offensive and Defensive Ratings
Hoops Habit  NBA: Ranking the teams in the Atlantic Division for 2017-18
Hashtag Basketball  Boston Celtics Fantasy Basketball Rankings & Projections for 2017/18
News 5 Cleveland  Isaiah Thomas: 'You are not going to want to mess with the Cavs this year'

Celtics.com  A Reshaped Smart Looks to Lead the Reshaped C’s
Stevens, Doc Team Up At Fundraiser
Kyrie Irving's Top Career Performances
NBA.com  Isaiah Thomas opens up about trade, shows love for Boston in letter
Forbes  Serious Questions Surround Isaiah Thomas's Mysterious Hip Injury
Sneaker News  Nike Kyrie 4 First Look

Blue Man Group  Golden State Warriors: Would DeMarcus Cousins on Cavs scare Dubs?
You Tube  (23) Stevens, Doc Team Up At Fundraiser
Uproxx  Kyrie Irving’s High School Coach Thinks He’ll Win The MVP This Season
Fanrag Sports  Marcus Smart Says He Dropped 20 Pounds Over Summer
SNHU  Celtics Rookie Greets Students, Presents Jersey to Scholarship Winner

Bleacher Report   Brad Stevens Responds to Isaiah Thomas' Comments on Trade to Cavaliers
Sport Techie  Why Jaylen Brown Is Among NBA Players Using Mental Skills App Lucid