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David Lee will bring some swagger to Celtics

New Boston Celtics player David Lee smiles during an interview in Waltham, Mass. Monday, July 27, 2015. (Winslow Townson for The Boston Globe)

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The veteran forward is confident in his ability — and the outlook for his new team.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/27/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/_F5T5150A.jpg Five quick thoughts from five Celtics

Here’s a Q&A with David Lee, Amir Johnson, Perry Jones III, Jae Crowder, and Jonas Jerebko.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/28/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/4bbaff81d1384992b40b27c4bb7e3f84-4bbaff81d1384992b40b27c4bb7e3f84-0-7083--90x90.jpg Celtics complete flurry of trades, signings

Boston continues to upgrade its roster in workmanlike fashion, laying the groundwork for further reconstruction.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/27/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/_M5Q5753A.jpg Thanks to restraint, Celtics’ future looks bright

Boston maintained cap space and flexibility by making a series of minor moves instead of one big splash.

Having recently signed a five-year contract extension, Damian Lillard will lead the Trail Blazers through a transitional period.

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Trail Blazers have embarked on a new, younger path

Portland has gone from a Western Conference contender to a rebuilding team with plenty of new faces.

Celtics first-round pick Terry Rozier relished the big moment during summer league play.

Adam Himmelsbach

Ten things learned from one crazy Celtics summer

The Celtics went traveling, but they most certainly weren’t on vacation.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/200_marcus_thornton.jpg Celtics pick Marcus Thornton to play in Australia

The team had long made it clear that it selected Thornton with the intention of having him play overseas or in the D-League.

Christopher L. Gasper

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Gasper-7332.jpg It may not look like it, but Celtics’ construction plan on schedule

There is nothing wrong with the Celtics’ current course, the NBA’s circle of life just takes a while.

Jordan Mickey averaged 13.8 points, 9.6 rebounds, and 2.6 blocks per game in the Las Vegas summer league.

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Celtics sign second-round pick Jordan Mickey to four-year deal

The $5 million contract is one of the richest ever given to a second-round draft pick.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/20/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/200_terry_rozier.jpg This summer for Celtics, the kids were more than all right

All four draft picks and free agent Jonathan Holmes gave the team a promising glimpse of its future.

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