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Source: Bird was being treated before incident

The Boston Celtics were working with guard Jabari Bird on getting mental health treatment leading up to his arrest on domestic violence charges, a source confirmed to ESPN's Marc J. Spears on Tuesday.

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2dChris Forsberg

Smart pays tribute to mom after cancer battle

Celtics guard Marcus Smart posted a touching tribute to his mother, Camellia, on Monday night, one day after she lost her battle with cancer.

Pierce expects 'solid' year from Hayward (1:32)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

On Instagram, JR Smith appears to weigh in on the Knicks' chances of signing Kyrie Irving in free agency next summer (photo via @World_Wide_Wob):

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

Statement from Celtics guard Jabari Bird: "I'm taking some time away from the team as I deal with my legal and medical issues. I apologize to my family, the Celtics organization, my teammates, the fans and the NBA for the unnecessary distraction that I have caused. The information that has been released does not tell the full story. 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."

Hayward expects to be ready for season opener (0:26)
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6dChris Forsberg

Celts' Hayward says he's 'basically 100 percent'

Celtics forward Gordon Hayward, 11 months removed from a gruesome ankle injury, said Thursday that he's essentially at full health and has been playing 5-on-5 games with teammates in advance of training camp later this month.

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Jabari Bird allegedly choked woman dozen times

Celtics guard Jabari Bird strangled a woman at least a dozen times over a four-hour period last Friday, prosecutors alleged at an arraignment hearing Thursday.

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12dChris Forsberg

Ray Allen praises 2008 Celtics at HOF induction

Despite a week in which his rocky relationship with his 2008 title-winning Celtics team was put on display, Ray Allen praised his teammates and coaches in his induction speech Friday night at the Hall of Fame.

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KG suing accountant over alleged theft of $77M

Kevin Garnett is suing an accountant and his firm, alleging they helped a wealth manager steal $77 million from the retired Minnesota Timberwolves and Boston Celtics star.

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13dChris Forsberg

Allen: Celtics tenure 'most important time in life'

Ray Allen, a day before his induction into the Hall of Fame, said his time in Boston was the "most important time in my life" despite not having heard from most of his former Celtics teammates this week.

NBA stars helps Katie Nolan prank athletes and fans (4:54)
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15dChris Forsberg

Doc: Hate seeing rift in 2008 Celtics title team

Doc Rivers, who coached the Celtics to the 2008 NBA crown, said it "really hurts" him to witness the icy relationships among his former players, especially ahead of Ray Allen's Basketball Hall of Fame induction.


Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Doc Rivers on Ray Allen being an outsider to rest of 2008 title team: "Things have been fractured and I hate it. I hate seeing it. I would love this [Hall of Fame week to be a] celebration for Ray. Not a lot to say here about it. Ray won us a title. He really did. I think he should be celebrated. I think he should be celebrated in Boston."

Rivers hates to see fracture between Allen, 2008 Celtics (1:10)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Brad Stevens on Marcus Smart: "One of the moments where you have chills when you look back on a season was when he entered the game against Milwaukee and the first thing he did was dive on the floor. ... We're glad he's here for the long term."


Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Brad Stevens on Gordon Hayward: "He looks good. ... You can't tell anything [about the injury] from my untrained eye. He looks good. He'll be cleared to go, some 5-on-5 here very, very, very soon -- like," [glances at watch] , "anytime soon."

Bobby Marks ESPN 

The current standings for the 8 teams in the luxury tax: 1) OKC-$73.75M 2) GSW- $44.70M 3) TOR- $34.50M 4) HOU- $20.44M 5) WAS- $18.32M 6) POR- $12.58M 7) BOS- $6.03M and 8) MIA- $4.86M. The 22 teams below the tax currently project to receive $4.88M in distribution money. That number is a projection and will increase or decrease by the end of the regular season. Last season, 26 teams received $2.21M.

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20dChris Forsberg

The day Uncle Drew found out Kyrie Irving was traded

One year ago, in between playing one-on-one with his "Uncle Drew" body double and filming an epic dance scene in Atlanta, Kyrie Irving's basketball future hung in the balance.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Our preseason BPI ratings predict how many points per game better or worse every team is relative to the NBA average.

Stephen A.: Celtics are the favorite to come out the East (2:06)

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Team Stats

Points Per Game104.020th
Rebounds Per Game44.58th
Assists Per Game22.520th
Points Allowed100.43rd

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