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Watch: Gordon Hayward dunks over defender

Watch: Gordon Hayward dunks over defender

Gordon Hayward's return from his ankle injury seems to be as close to complete as it could before training camp. 

In a video posted by his trainer Jason Smeathers, Hayward can be found blowing by a defender off the dribble and dunking on him with two hands. 

Soon, the defender will hopefully be someone like Ben Simmons or Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Hayward's recovery has been well documented, giving Celtics fans a constant progress report of where their star forward was in his path back to the TD Garden floor. 

There have been questions surrounding Hayward's return to a team that made it to Game 7 of the conference finals without him, but there was never gaps in information regarding his recovery.

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Of all this week's moves, this one will impact Celtics the most, says Cedric Maxwell

Of all this week's moves, this one will impact Celtics the most, says Cedric Maxwell

The past week has seen the Celtics lose out on the Anthony Davis sweepstakes to the rival Lakers, lose Kyrie Irving (reportedly) in free agency likely to the Brooklyn Nets and now (reportedly), part ways with Al Horford.

Which has been the most impactful move?

The question was posed to longtime Celtics radio analyst Cedric Maxwell on Arbella's Early Edition and his answer, without hesitation, was Horford:

"He's such a solid citizen," Maxwell said. "Someone they've leaned on for the last four, five years."

Watch his full comments below:

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Maxwell: This was first Celtics team 'I did not like'

Maxwell: This was first Celtics team 'I did not like'

Celtics radio analyst Cedric Maxwell is admittedly perhaps the biggest "Green Teamer" there is.

But even he had trouble watching this Celtics team this season. And as it all comes apart in the past few days with the apparent departures of Kyrie Irving and Al Horford, Maxwell made an admission that's somewhat shocking - for him. 

In his 23 years as a C's broadcast, Maxwell told Trenni Kusnierek and Kyle Draper on Arbella Early Edition that, "This is the first time, I did not like a [Celtics] team. I did not cheer for a team. It didn't seem like they played with a purpose or resolve."

Maxwell said he saw it early. Very early. As in exhibition game No. 1. 

"The first exhibition game in Chapel Hill [N.C.]," Maxwell recalled. "They go up by 20 points. The next three quarters they got beat by 20."

Watch his full comments below:

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