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Celtics unveil new 'City Edition' uniforms

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Celtics unveil new 'City Edition' uniforms

The Boston Celtics have one of the richest histories of any professional sports team.

From the banners to the Hall of Famers to the parquet floor, every corner of Celtic lore is full of tradition. And through it all has been Boston's iconic green and white uniforms.

Those uniforms get a new spin this season with Nike's 2018-19 City Edition. Boston's new jerseys feature Red Auerbach's signiture and the traditional Boston wordmark that debuted in the 1940s. 

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NBA Rumors: 76ers 'highly interested' in Kyle Korver trade with Cavs

NBA Rumors: 76ers 'highly interested' in Kyle Korver trade with Cavs

The Philadelphia 76ers just used a few valuable trade assets to acquire star forward Jimmy Butler from the Minnesota Timberwolves, but there's a chance Philly isn't done making moves to improve its roster for what it hopes is a deep playoff run this season.

Marc Stein of the New York Times reported Tuesday the 76ers "remain highly interested" in trading for Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kyle Korver.

This move would make sense for the Sixers, who are in dire need of more 3-point shooters, even after the Butler trade. J.J. Redick is the only elite outside shooter on the roster, and with Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz either unable or unwilling to stretch the floor with consistent outside shooting, Philly needs to address this weakness before the trade deadline.

The 76ers rank 20th in the league in 3-point shooting percentage despite being 10th in 3-point attempts per game. They shot well from the perimeter (14-for-29) in Butler's debut against the Orlando Magic -- a 111-106 loss -- on Wednesday night, but it's unlikely that success rate will continue. 

Korver is shooting 38.7 percent on 3-point attempts this season, and he's a career 43.1 percent shooter from that range.

What would the 76ers need to give up to acquire Korver? Stein didn't specify, but given the likely rebuild coming in Cleveland during the post-LeBron James era, draft picks might be the best way to get the Cavs interested. 

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Danny Ainge responds to Kyrie Irving's request for '15-year veteran'

Danny Ainge responds to Kyrie Irving's request for '15-year veteran'

Kyrie Irving already has clarified his apparent suggestion that the Boston Celtics sign a 14- or 15-year veteran. But what does Irving's boss think of his request?

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge was asked Thursday morning what he thought of those remarks, which Irving made Sunday after Boston's road loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.

"I talk to Kyrie all the time," Ainge said on 98.5 The Sports Hub's "Toucher and Rich" during his weekly interview. "Kyrie can tell me whatever he wants to tell me anytime, privately or publicly, I guess. But I don't think he's trying to send any message. He can walk right up to my office and send me any message he wants."

Ainge admitted he hasn't had private discussions with Irving about adding a 15-year veteran, however.

"I think that at that moment, he was probably feeling that we needed -- I'm not even sure what he meant by that," Ainge said. "I haven't even talked to him about that comment. I don't know if he meant a 15-year player or a 15-year guy in the locker room, or what it was."

Irving downplayed his initial remarks after Wednesday's win over the Chicago Bulls, insisting he wasn't talking about any specific player. But if the 8-6 Celtics hit a few more rough patches over the next few weeks, perhaps Irving and Ainge will sit down and hash this out.

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