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Celtics-Heat: A Tale of Two Welcome Parties

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Celtics-Heat: A Tale of Two Welcome Parties

This is everything you need to know about the Celtics and the Heat, wrapped up in a nice, neatly packaged, 4-minute, 17-second video.

It's all in the first impressions.

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While Boston's Big Three was introduced to the world during a modest press conference, the Heat's Big Three came complete with confetti and a stage built for rock stars.

While the Celtics knew they had to fill out their roster with productive role players, the Heat boasted they could have their 65-year-old president Pat Riley make a return to the floor and not miss a beat.

While the Celtics understood they had work to do before they could be deemed a favorite for an NBA championship, LeBron James predicted "not one, not two, not three, not four . . ."

How's that worked out for them?

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Report: Celtics’ pick Demetrius Jackson gets 4-year, $5.5M deal

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Report: Celtics’ pick Demetrius Jackson gets 4-year, $5.5M deal

The Celtics and second-round pick Demetrius Jackson have finalized a four-year, $5.5 millon contract, Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe reported.

Jackson, a point guard out of Notre Dame, was the 45th overall pick. He was projected by some as a first-rounder before the draft and the first year of his deal is likely to be guaranteed. Last year, Celtics’ second-round pick Jordan Mickey signed a four-year, $5 million deal as the 33rd pick overall.

Jackson will face plenty of training camp competition in a crowded group of backcourt players for the C’s.