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Your Morning Dump… Where Gordon Hayward is ‘unlikely’ to return this season

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.    Celtics All-Star forward Gordon Hayward is unlikely to return during the 2017-18 season, his agent, Mark Bartelstein, told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Hayward underwent surgery to repair a dislocated left ankle and a fractured tibia in Boston on Wednesday night, a procedure that Bartelstein labeled a success. “We expect him to make a full recovery and return to his All-Star form,” Bartelstein said. ESPN — Gordon Hayward unlikely to return this season after surgery...

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SEASON PREDICTIONS FINAL DAY (AND MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION): WHICH NEW CELTIC WILL MOST ENJOY ‘GINO TIME??’

In anticipation of opening night in Cleveland, the Red’s Army staff will make their predictions for how the 17-18 season will transpire. Yesterday, we each circled our “can’t miss” game on the calendar. Today, we conclude our prediction series with the quintessential query: Which new guy will get the biggest kick out of Gino Time? The last time the Celtics participated in an off-season facelift like this one, Kevin Garnett became Gino’s biggest endorser. Our predictions for the newest wannabe American Bandstand’er are split between two players with two very different roles on this team. Predictions below, but first,...

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SEASON PREDICTIONS DAY 7: WHAT’S THE CAN’T MISS GAME OF THE YEAR?

In anticipation of opening night in Cleveland, the Red’s Army staff will make their predictions for how the 17-18 season will transpire. Yesterday we examined the biggest non-Cleveland threats in the Eastern Conference (according to some of our commenters, we’re crazy for even considering a non-Cleveland team as a threat). Today, we look at the schedule and each pick our “can’t miss” game. There’s a certain Sunday in February that got plenty of votes, but a few of us wanted to ruffle all of your feathers and pick different nights on the NBA calendar. Our picks:   John Karalis...

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SEASON PREDICTIONS DAY 7: WHICH TEAM IS THE BIGGEST THREAT TO THE CELTICS IN THE EAST (OUTSIDE OF CLEVELAND)?

In anticipation of opening night in Cleveland, the Red’s Army staff will make their predictions for how the 17-18 season will transpire. Yesterday, we envisioned Celtics’ playing on all-star weekend. Today, we’ll look at the landscape of the Eastern Conference. All of us are predicting a Celtics vs. Cavs showdown in the Eastern Conference Finals, but outside of Cleveland, which team is the biggest threat to the Celtics in the East? I ruined what would have been staff consensus by picking a team that continues to flirt with a teardown, while the rest of the guys are looking down I-95...

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SEASON PREDICTIONS DAY 6: WHICH CELTICS WILL MAKE THE ALL-STAR GAME?

In anticipation of opening night in Cleveland, the Red’s Army staff will make their predictions for how the 17-18 season will transpire. Yesterday we looked at players who might disappoint and fall short of expectations. Today, we’ll look at guys worthy of all-star nods. The last time the Celtics had more than one all-star game representative was in 2013 when Rajon Rondo and Kevin Garnett put on an East jersey in New Orleans. The Cs last had more than two players in 2011 when they had four in Los Angeles. All-star weekend returns to Staples Center again and our...

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SEASON PREDICTIONS DAY 5: WHO WILL DISAPPOINT THE MOST ON THE CELTICS?

In anticipation of opening night in Cleveland, the Red’s Army staff will make their predictions for how the 17-18 season will transpire. Yesterday, we all gave a different answer for who the most surprising player will be on the Celtics, and today we’ll do the exact same thing in answering who will disappoint fans the most. Another vague question asked of our staff, and you’ll notice we all took different approaches in answering it. For a player to disappoint, how lofty must their expectations be coming into the season? Here’s how we all went about answering:   John Karalis...

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SEASON PREDICTIONS DAY 4: WHO WILL BE THE CELTICS BIGGEST SURPRISE?

In anticipation of opening night in Cleveland, the Red’s Army staff will make their predictions for how the 17-18 season will transpire. Yesterday, we made our picks for the Celtics MVP, and today we’ll make our picks for which non-star on the Celtics roster will be the biggest surprise. I’ll admit, it’s a pretty vague question, but all five of us picked different players outside of the Cs “Big Three” that we believe will contribute in more meaningful ways this season.   John Karalis — Jayson Tatum  Rookies are typically bad, and I don’t think Tatum will be bad....

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Your Morning Dump… Where the Celts are champs of the pre-season and Boston wins coveted “Real Sports City” Award

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Admit it. You didn’t believe the Boston Celtics would look this good during the preseason. You might have been excited about Gordon Hayward, thrilled about Kyrie Irving and optimistic about Jayson Tatum, but you did not expect the Celtics to blitz through their exhibition schedule the way they did. You did not anticipate a brand new team would look so connected. You were not prepared for Skinny Marcus Smart exploding to the rim;...

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SEASON PREDICTIONS DAY 3: WHO WILL BE THE CELTICS MVP?

In anticipation of opening night in Cleveland, the Red’s Army staff will make their predictions for how the 17-18 season will transpire. Yesterday, we looked at the end-point for the Celtics season and on Monday we all took a stab at the Celtics projected regular season record. Today we’ll all make our picks for the Celtics’ Most Valuable Player. The picks are comprised of mostly new faces, but one of us selected one of the four incumbents from last year’s squad.   John Karalis — Gordon Hayward Kyrie is probably going to be everyone’s answer so I’ll just offer up...

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