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Under-the-radar good games on next season's Celtics home schedule

Under-the-radar good games on next season's Celtics home schedule

When the Celtics' 2019-20 schedule was released on Monday afternoon, attention naturally focused on the biggest games on their slate.

From Kyrie Irving's return (if he's not dealing with "load management"), to the first visit for the LeBron-AD Lakers, to games against the probable big dogs in the East (Philadelphia, Milwaukee), there are a bunch of must-see games that headline the C's schedule.

But over the course of an 82-game season, there are a bunch of intriguing matchups that deserve attention, even if they won't get a ton of hype.

A. Sherrod Blakely takes a closer look at some sneaky good games on the parquet next season.

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Former Celtic PJ Dozier signs one-year deal with Denver Nuggets

Former Celtic PJ Dozier signs one-year deal with Denver Nuggets

The Boston Celtics have undergone an offseason of roster upheaval and have made quite a few changes to their squad. That has included some move on the back-end of their roster and it appears that another member of the 2018-19 team will be working elsewhere for the upcoming NBA season.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, PJ Dozier signed a one-year deal to join the Denver Nuggets on Monday. Dozier had spent last season on a two-way contract with the Celtics.

Dozier played in only six games with the Celtics while on that contract averaging 3.2 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 0.8 assists in limited action.

However, while playing in the G League with the Maine Red Claws, Dozier shined, averaging 21.1 points, 6.6 rebounds, 6.7 assists, and 1.2 steals per game in 46 appearances. And as Wojnarowski mentioned, he was selected as a G League All-Star.

The Nuggets are taking a chance on Dozier because of the upside he displayed in the G League last year. Meanwhile, the Celtics won't mind seeing Dozier walk. After adding so many young players to their roster, including four rookie draft picks and undrafted fan-favorite Tacko Fall, the Celtics simply didn't have room for Dozier. So, letting him walk makes sense.

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Must-see NBA games on the 2019-20 regular season schedule

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Must-see NBA games on the 2019-20 regular season schedule

With the schedules released, we now know where all those new faces in new places around the NBA will be welcomed by their new fans, and perhaps more importantly, we know where they'll likely not exactly be embraced when they return to face their old fans.

From the Battle of L.A. taking on a whole new meaning with the addition of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George to the Clippers and Anthony Davis joining LeBron James with the Lakers, to Russell Westbrook returning to Oklahoma City as a Houston Rocket, the intriguing matchups abound.