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Grant Williams had a great reaction to Grayson Allen's Summer League antics

Grant Williams had a great reaction to Grayson Allen's Summer League antics

Grayson Allen was back on his instigating act Thursday night in Las Vegas. But Grant Williams wasn't taking the bait.

Allen was ejected from the Memphis Grizzlies' NBA Summer League game against the Boston Celtics after earning two flagrant fouls in short succession, both of which came in dust-ups with Williams.

The Celtics rookie kept his cool, though, walking toward Allen with a smile but declining retaliation after the Grizzlies guard smacked his head to pick up his second flagrant.

Williams also took the high road after the game ... but not before throwing a little jab at Allen.

"(I laughed it off) a little bit,” Williams said. "I joke around because where I grew up is different.

"So I was like, ‘Let me relax and go on and keep playing, just what my team needs.' "

Williams, who was born in Houston but grew up in Charlotte, N.C., finished with 21 points and seven rebounds in Boston's blowout win, while Allen's night ended early in the fourth quarter.

Williams stopped short of bad-mouthing the former Duke star, though.

"He’s a competitor," Williams said of Allen. “Don’t take anything personally. I’ve always thought of it as you wind up in the game, things like that happen. So you respect him, he’s a talented player.

"He’s a guy who did really great things at Duke, he’s good friends with a couple of my friends, so I didn’t take it personally. It was just a matter of competing on the court."

The Celtics are 4-0 entering the Summer League playoffs, where they'll face Allen's Grizzlies again Saturday in the quarterfinals.

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Celtics join FaceApp craze with hilarious photos of 'old' players

Celtics join FaceApp craze with hilarious photos of 'old' players

Who needs Uncle Drew, anyway?

If you're on social media, then your feed most likely has been filled with hilarious (and kind of disturbing) FaceApp photos of aged celebrities and athletes. The Celtics decided to get in on the action by using the "old age" filter on a few C's players, and well, here were the results. . .

Jaylen Brown's photo was so good that Jayson Tatum couldn't help but send it along to his 22-year-old teammate.

Of course, we had to properly celebrate #TackoTuesday with a FaceApp photo of our own:

And lastly, just in case you were wondering how Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will look in roughly 30 years from now, it appears he'll resemble... Brett Favre?

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Anthony Davis gives interesting answer to question on his Lakers future

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Anthony Davis gives interesting answer to question on his Lakers future

Newly acquired Los Angeles Lakers superstar Anthony Davis might end up playing for the Purple and Gold a long time, but so far he hasn't been willing to publicly proclaim he will re-sign with the historic franchise when NBA free agency 2020 rolls around.

Davis was asked during his introductory press conference last Saturday about being ready to commit to the Lakers long term, and his answer was interesting.

"I'm focused on this season," Davis told reporters, via the Washington Post's Ben Golliver. "When I got traded here, my goal was to bring a championship here with the team that we have. When that time comes around next year, you can ask me that question and we can revisit it. Right now, my focus is on this year and figuring out how I can help this team and help this organization become a championhip team."

Davis basically took the opposite approach Kyrie Irving did last fall. Irving famously told Boston Celtics season ticket holders before the 2018-19 season that he planned to re-sign with the team. Maybe Irving really meant it at the time, but after a disappointing season for the Celtics highlighted by the superstar point guard's leadership struggles, he bolted for the Brooklyn Nets in free agency earlier this month.

Davis has a $28,751,775 million player option for the 2020-21 season, and it's hard to envision him, or any player, exercising that option when a long-term max contract almost certainly would be available.

The list of the top free agents in the summer of 2020 goes downhill really quick. Davis clearly is the best player who could be available. The gap between him and the second-best player, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, is enormous. If Davis ever made it known he was open to considering other teams in free agency, the list of interested suitors likely would be a lengthy one. After all, he's arguably a top-five player in the league and will be just 27 years old next summer.

It wouldn't be surprising if Davis eventually re-signs with the Lakers, but there's absolutely no reason for him to commit, especially publicly, to L.A. before playing any games alongside LeBron James.

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