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Monroe arrives in Boston, but signing delayed as Celtics pursue trades

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Monroe arrives in Boston, but signing delayed as Celtics pursue trades

BOSTON -- Greg Monroe has arrived in Boston to undergo a physical, with an official announcement of his signing likely to be made sometime on Thursday.
 
Boston came to terms on a one-year deal worth $5 million shortly after Monroe agreed to a buyout from Phoenix last week. However, the deal has not been consummated because the Celtics wanted to keep as many options open to swinging another possible deal prior to Thursday’s trade deadline. 
 
Once the trade deadline passes, the Celtics will move quickly to make the Monroe deal official.
 
With the addition of Monroe, the Celtics will have a roster with the league maximum of 15 guaranteed contracts. However, the makeup of the roster could change if the Celtics swing a deal and land one of their two primary targets via trade -- Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams or Memphis’ Tyreke Evans, who are among the more sought-after players who are available via trade. The Celtics prefer to have an open roster spot up to the deadline in case they need to take two players back in a deal. If so, they'll waive a player off the roster to make room for Monroe.
 
Williams, a borderline All-Star this season, is the front-runner for the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year, which he won in 2015. Memphis shut Evans down a few days ago just to ensure he doesn’t suffer some kind of freak injury playing that could blow up a potential trade.
 
Multiple league executives have indicated that Boston is open to deals involving its entire roster except Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward. Al Horford is also deemed close to being untouchable, with the only possible change to that being if the New Orleans Pelicans were open to trading Anthony Davis. But multiple league sources told NBC Sports Boston over the weekend that the Pelicans have shown no signs of engaging such talks at this time. 

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San Francisco brewery trolls LeBron with new IPA

San Francisco brewery trolls LeBron with new IPA

Now on tap at San Francisco's Barebottle Brewing Company -- LeBron's tears?

"We took the tears from Sir James' Game 1 loss and distilled them into a hazy IPA, just for you," the brewery writes in its Instagram post unveiling its brand new LeBron Tears IPA. "We also decided that Tears pair well with Mosaic hops. Sad!"

It's not the first time King James has been trolled in the name of suds. After "The Decision" in 2010, Cleveland-based Great Lakes Brewing company unveiled a "Quitness" ale, which came back to bite them years later.

Hey, we're pretty partial to the Bella Czech Pilsner ourselves.

Jaylen Brown vows payback on a former teammate

Jaylen Brown vows payback on a former teammate

It's been about two years since Jaylen Brown found his car full of popcorn as part of his rookie initiation with the Celtics. 

He knows the culprit and he's coming for him.

TMZ Sports caught up with Brown in New York City and asked him about locker room pranks. He quickly recalled his car getting "popcorned" and how he had to pay to have it cleaned up. 

"I'm still mad about it," Brown said. "Amir Johnson, I'm coming for you."

Johnson, the well-traveled former Celtics forward, played for the Philadelphia 76ers last season and, for now, his car has remained popcorn-free.

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