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Report: Celtics to work out Marcus​ Georges-Hunt​

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Report: Celtics to work out Marcus​ Georges-Hunt​

With Jabari Bird's situation in limbo after his arrest on domestic-assault charges, the Celtics reportedly will bring in swingman Marcus​ Georges-Hunt for a workout today.

The news was first reported by Jay King of The Athletic. (Subscripton required)

Georges-Hunt came to training camp with the Celtics in 2016 and wound up on the roster of the Maine Red Claws after being cut. The 6-foot-5 product of Georgia Tech has played 47 games in the NBA -- five with Orlando in 2016-17, and 42 with Minnesota last season.

From A. Sherrod Blakely's 2016 profile of Georges-Hunt:

Georges-Hunt is a 6-foot-5 college combo guard who has shown an ability to play -- and play well -- whatever position where he's needed in order for his team to be successful. But there’s little hope that the undrafted Georges-Hunt will see a similar career trajectory as a profession . . . The one thing Georges-Hunt showed in college was a steady level of improvement in most categories . . . The greatest benefit for him (in 2016) is that being around the Celtics coaching staff and learning their system will benefit him greatly if he’s waived and then decides to sign with the Maine Red Claws. 

 

NBA Rumors: Michael Jordan "hellbent" on re-signing Kemba Walker with Hornets

NBA Rumors: Michael Jordan "hellbent" on re-signing Kemba Walker with Hornets

Kemba Walker is going to get paid this summer, and the Charlotte Hornets are hoping he chooses to stay put.

The 28-year-old point guard, who has scored 103 points over his last two games, including a 43-point outburst in a win over the Boston Celtics on Monday night, is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent next summer. Walker is in the final year of a very team-friendly four-year, $48 million contract. It's hard to imagine him not receiving a max contract offer from the Hornets, and team owner Michael Jordan is committed to keeping him.

"Michael Jordan is fully focused, and hellbent, really, to re-sign Kemba Walker and keep him as his franchise player, his franchise star," The Athletic and Stadium's Shams Charania reported Tuesday. He also added: "As long as they remain competitive -- teams around the league are very skeptical, and really expect the Hornets to maintain Kemba Walker. And Kemba Walker wants to be in Charlotte."

That's not promising news for teams that need a point guard, like the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks. Walker is from the Bronx, but it doesn't like a homecoming is in the cards at the moment.

Walker is averaging a career-best 29.6 points per game for the Hornets, who are 8-8 and occupy the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference entering Tuesday. If Walker is named to one of the three All-NBA teams after the season, he would be eligible for a super-max contract. 

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David Griffin explains why Celtics still should win Eastern Conference

David Griffin explains why Celtics still should win Eastern Conference

Is it time to worry about the Boston Celtics? Not if you ask David Griffin.

The former Cleveland Cavaliers general manager joined NBC Sports' Tom Haberstroh on "The Haberstroh Show" to discuss several topics, including which team he believes will come out of a surprisingly tough Eastern Conference.

Griffin is a big fan of the Toronto Raptors after their additions of Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green -- but he still likes the Celtics to reach the NBA Finals despite their slow start.

"(Green and Leonard) is a lot easier thing to integrate into your team than reintroducing a bunch of ball dominance in Boston and having young kids who have never been elite role players figure out how to play their role," Griffin told Haberstroh.

"That's going to take some time, but they'll figure it out. Brad Stevens is amazing, so I'm going to take Boston to represent in the Finals."

Haberstroh and Griffin touched on several other NBA storylines in the debut episode of "The Haberstroh Show," including the latest drama in the Bay Area, the future of the Warriors' Big Four and the true contenders out West (Hey, Blazers) and in the East (Milwaukee, anyone?).

Listen to the show and check out a full rundown below.

 

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3:27: Griffin on how Steve Kerr and Bob Meyers will manage Draymond Green and the drama that surrounds him.

6:54: Just where does Kevin Durant's future lie?, how Kendrick Perkins managed LeBron James in Cleveland (16:46) and so much more.

21:00: How Rick Adelman inspired Mike D'Antoni to create the Seven-Seconds-or-less Suns.

25:02: Brook Lopez as the 2018 version of Channing Frye for the Bucks.

27:15: Just how good are the Blazers?

29:05: Who's coming out of the East?

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