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July 2018

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Body of murdered teenager displayed at funeral sitting upright playing video games

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The family of an “avid gamer” who was murdered in New Orleans, displayed his body sitting upright in a chair with a Playstation controller in his hands, snacks at his side and wearing his favourite basketball jersey and flip-flops, in a unique memorial service. Renard Matthews, 18, was shot dead while he was out walking his dog two weeks ago. Mr Matthews, who a neighbour described as "a nice young man," was a fan of basketball team Boston Celtics.

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Celtics make it official: They’re bringing back Theis

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Although Daniel Theis' season was cut short by a left knee injury, he did more than enough to solidify his value in the eyes of the Boston Celtics. When Boston signed him last July, it was a two-year deal with his contract for this season becoming fully guaranteed unless he was waived by July 10. Not only did he become a solid contributor for Boston as a rookie, but he was also one of the team's biggest bargains when you factor in his play relative to his $815,615 rookie salary, which will increase to $1.378 million for next season.

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Smart reportedly drawing interest from other teams; is one of them Nets?

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Celtics restricted free agent guard Marcus Smart is scheduled to meet with two NBA teams Tuesday after talking to two others on Monday and is seeking a multi-year deal worth less than $15 million per season, according to a Boston Globe report. New: According to a league source, Marcus Smart is seeking less than $15 million per season. One of those teams could be the Brooklyn Nets.

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Report: Kings about to give offer sheet to Marcus Smart, will Celtics match?

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The Sacramento Kings tried to use their cap space to poach Zach LaVine from Chicago, but the Bulls matched the offer and kept the athletic wing. Source: After striking out on Zach Levine, the Sacramento Kings are preparing to put together an offer #Celtics Marcus Smart. Smart was considering signing the qualifying offer to play in Boston for a season, then become an unrestricted free agent in 2019 (when more teams had money).

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Report: Celtics’ Williams has artery condition in legs

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Boston Celtics first round pick Robert Williams' NBA career has had a rocky start and a new report has not done much to clear the air. The condition, known as popliteal artery entrapment syndrome, or PAES, is most commonly found in athletes and can lead to "cramping and calf pain during exercise," says Johns Hopkins Medicine. According to the report, NBA teams, as well as Texas A&M, where Williams went to college, were all aware of the condition, which means the Celtics were comfortable enough with the diagnosis to select the center.

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Report: Boston rookie Robert Williams slowed by artery condition in legs

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The knock on Robert Williams coming into the draft was his motor — he might play hard for the first couple minutes of a game, but he would not keep it up. It’s the reason a lottery-level talent fell to the Celtics at No. 27. Now comes word that Williams has a condition that causes numbness and fatigue in his legs when exercising.

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Mavericks sign Doncic, who won’t play in summer league

The Dallas Mavericks signed third overall draft pick Luka Doncic to an entry-level contract, the team announced on Monday. Dallas reportedly reached a buyout with Real Madrid on Saturday, clearing the way for Doncic to sign. Terms of the deal were not announced, but the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that Doncic will make a bit more than $5.4 million in 2018-19.

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