The Houston Rockets have released DeMarcus Cousins, per Shams Charania.
The Boston Celtics blew a big lead on Sunday. They fell to .500. It's easy to point fingers and question officials, but this Sunday evening meltdown was not an anomaly. Boston has been inconsistent this season - it showed in a big way against the Pelicans.
So going back to what Ainge said in terms of "changing faces," Kemba's name immediately comes to mind.
It seems Blake Griffin has played his final game for the Detroit Pistons. Detroit is sitting Griffin until a decision is made on his future.
He might have gone under the radar, but Thaddeus Young is having a nice season. The Chicago Bulls have been better than their record suggests. Young has played good basketball alongside a talented young core.
Celtics wing Jaylen Brown is having a career year. Brown scored 33 points in 19 minutes in Boston's Sunday win, the highest-scoring game of any player to play fewer than 20 minutes.
This year’s NBA Christmas Day games are no different, featuring an exciting cast of young up-and-coming players with everything to prove matched up against league veterans.
The Celtics’ offseason was quiet. Gordon Hayward’s departure was the biggest news. Tristan Thompson and Jeff Teague arrived, bringing veteran help in the backcourt and frontcourt.
Per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, prized forward and one-time All-Star Gordon Hayward has agreed to a four-year, $120 million contract with the Charlotte Hornets.
With free agency beginning on Friday, Gordon Hayward turned down a $34 million player option with the Boston Celtics. Hayward will become a free agent.
The Boston Celtics' impressive postseason in the 'Bubble' warranted praise, nevertheless it brought to light some glaring issues in the squad that need to be addressed going into the 2020 off season. The need for offensive depth on the bench past Brad Wanamaker is an obvious predicament, but that is another issue for another time.
Heading into a bizarre offseason, the Boston Celtics are in a familiar position.
The Celtics are in their offseason, and many would argue it was a premature departure based on their squad calibre and quality of opposition faced.
Their core of Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Marcus Smart have been through the conference finals twice in the last three years, and there's no reason to doubt that they will come back stronger next season.