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He Only Had 9 Fingers, But This Former Celtics First Round Pick Who Played For The Heat, Suns, Nets, Mavs, Pacers, Rockets And Timberwolves, May Have Been The Best Dunker Ever

Many people believe that Vince Carter, Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins are probably three of the best dunkers to ever step foot in the NBA. 

However, one name that does not get brought up enough is Gerald Green. 

Green played 12 seasons in the NBA with the Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, Indiana Pacers, New Jersey Nets, Dallas Mavericks Minnesota, Timberwolves and Houston Rockets. 

The one dunk that he has got the most attention for was the ridiculous alley-oop finish he had as a member of the Nets in 2012 (see Tweet below from SportsCenter).

While that dunk might be the best alley-oop finish ever in an NBA game, Green has had many more sensational dunks over the duration of his career. 

Some of the reasons he did not get the same amount of attention was because he was never an All-Star or the best player on his

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Payton Pritchard is done with Celtics Summer League after stellar run

Pritchard is done with Celtics Summer League after stellar run originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest

Payton Pritchard’s run with the Boston Celtics’ NBA Summer League team in Las Vegas has come to an end.

“We were able to talk as a team and an organization and Payton won’t be with us the rest of the way,” Celtics Summer League coach Joe Mazzulla told reporters Friday. “That’s a prior engagement he made months ago and it’s something we honored. We’ll be moving forward”

Pritchard looked amazing in Boston’s first three summer league games, all of which were wins, including a dominant 108-71 victory over the Orlando Magic on Thursday night.

The 2020 first-round draft pick averaged 20.3 points, 8.7 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game for the Celtics in the 2021 NBA Summer League. He also shot 51.4 percent from the field with an impressive 57.7 percent rate

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Jalen Suggs Suffers Hand Injury in Las Vegas Summer League Play vs. Celtics | Bleacher Report

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Orlando Magic rookie guard Jalen Suggs exited Thursday’s Las Vegas Summer League contest against the Boston Celtics with a sore hand, according to The Athletic’s Josh Robbins. 

Suggs played 11 minutes in the first half and did not return for the third quarter, finishing with six points, two rebounds, two steals and one assist.

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Jalen Suggs has a sore left hand and will not return to this summer league game, a Magic official said.

Suggs went 2-of-6 from the floor, sank both free-throw opportunities and missed the only two three-pointers he attempted on the night. 

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The Magic are playing their second game in as many days.

The

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Blake Griffin Told Not to Sign With Dysfunctional Celtics: Report


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Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens directs his team during the second quarter against the Denver Nuggets.

While his “SportsCenter Top-10” days may be mostly behind him, Blake Griffin wasn’t lacking potential suitors after being bought out of his contract by the Detroit Pistons back in March. Ultimately, the six-time All-Star chose to take his talents to Brooklyn, bolstering the Nets‘ frontcourt and serving as a supporting piece alongside the team’s Big-Three of Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving.

Turning down the opportunity to go ring chasing with Brooklyn is difficult to fathom. With that said, the Boston Celtics may have made Griffin’s decision of where to sign a tad more strenuous had it not been for some internal bad-mouthing on the Celtics’ end.

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