Gary Washburn

Washburn is the national basketball writer and Celtics reporter at the Globe and a 20-year veteran of the journalism business. A UC Berkeley graduate, Gary has covered a variety of sports topics. He is also the secretary for the NABJ Sports Task Force and former President of the Bay Area Baseball Writers Association.

Latest stories


Masai Ujiri had to choose between loyalty to a player and a chance to acquire a better one

By , Globe Staff

The DeMar DeRozan trade is similar to the Isaiah Thomas trade Danny Ainge pulled off last year for Kyrie Irving.

Gary Washburn | On Basketball

A four-year deal is a testament to how much the Celtics wanted Marcus Smart

By , Globe Staff

The Celtics are hoping Smart plays out this contract and contributes to the greater goal of winning a title.

Gary Washburn | On basketball

With acquistion of Kawhi Leonard, Raptors remain relevant

By , Globe Staff

Team president Masai Ujiri knew more than a coaching change was needed in Toronto.

Gary Washburn | On basketball

All in all, the Celtics got what they wanted out of their roster players in summer league

By , Globe Staff

Guerschon Yabusele, Semi Ojeleye and Jabari Bird showed improvement in Las Vegas.