CELTICS RUMORS & GOSSIP

R.J. Hunter on competing for a roster spot: ‘I trust myself more than ever’

R.J. Hunter R.J. Hunter should not be in the position he is in. The incessant griping about the Celtics’ lack of perimeter shooting is justified, with there being few — if any — options both in the starting lineup and off the bench for reliable 3-point shooting. However, Hunter, a first-round pick in 2015, is known for his shot, so this should be his wheelhouse. Instead,...
Via Green Street
1 hour ago

Locked On Celtics: Avery Bradley does play D, doesn’t recruit Durant

Jay King and I got together to chat about a number of Boston Celtics topics, including… 1. Avery Bradley’s desire for the Celtics to field a top-two defense 2. Bradley’s admission that he did not want to put much recruiting pressure on friend Kevin Durant 3. And Jae Crowder’s All-Star chances (which became a topic of conversation thanks to an ESPN Insider story about guys...
Via Red's Army
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Can Marcus Smart Slide Into Evan Turner Role?

Can Marcus Smart emerge as the offensive leader of the Celtics second unit following the departure of Evan Turner in free agency? Throughout the majority of the 2015-16 campaign, when All-Star Isaiah Thomas received a breather on the bench in between shifts, the offensive fluidity of the Boston Celtics relied on one option: Evan Turner. […] Can Marcus Smart Slide Into Evan Turner...
Via Hardwood Houdini
3 hours ago

Avery Bradley explains why he didn’t spend much time recruiting Kevin Durant to Celtics

With the signing of All-Star big man Al Horford in July, the Celtics put an end to the myth that top NBA free agents would not come to Boston. Several Celtics players helped recruit Horford with their active involvement in the process. A sizable contingent of players — including Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Marcus Smart and […]
Via Boston.com
3 hours ago

Watch a little kid eliminate Avery Bradley in a game of knockout

Avery Bradley is one of the most experienced players on the Celtics roster, but even he can look a little rusty with his shot during the NBA offseason. The shooting guard made an appearance in Belmont on Monday to help the Celtics and Arbella unveil a new court as part of their Home Court Makeover […]
Via Boston.com
4 hours ago

A Breakdown of Celtics’ VORP and Team Variables (Part 1 of 2)

A healthy year from Al Horford and more of the same from Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder will be keys to a strong 2016-17 for the Celtics.
Via CLNS Radio
20 hours ago

Avery Bradley: My goal is to be defensive player of the year next season

Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley revealed to reporters on Monday his goal for next season—to win the Defensive Player of the year award. Avery Bradley: “That’s my goal, to be defensive player of the year. I feel like it’s possible for me.” — Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) August 29, 2016 Bradley, 25, made the NBA All-Defensive First Team last season along with...
Via The Sports Daily
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Celtics’ Avery Bradley Not Afraid Of ‘Getting Embarrassed’ By Anyone In NBA

Avery Bradley fears no man. The Boston Celtics guard was named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team last season, adding to his reputation as a tenacious on-ball defender. His success could be attributed to his confident mindset, which is evident in how he approaches every 1-on-1 battle. “I love the challenge,” Bradley said Friday during an appearance at the Naismith Memorial Basketball...
Via NESN.com
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hardwood Houdini Podcast Ep. 1: What Are Reasonable Expectations For Boston?

In the first episode of the Hardwood Houdini Podcast, Barstool Sports writer Dan Greenberg and I discuss what to expect from Boston this season and what must occur for them to become legitimate title contenders. Following the franchise-altering summer that has occurred over the course of the past few months for the Boston Celtics, expectations […] Hardwood Houdini Podcast Ep. 1...
Via Hardwood Houdini
23 hours ago

HH Roundtable: Which Celtics Will Step Up?

The weekly edition of Hardwood Houdini’s Roundtable With the Olympics concluded and the NBA season still a couple of months away, the itch for any kind of basketball is getting stronger by the day. Teams are content with their teams as they head into training camp and the likelihood of a blockbuster trade taking place […] HH Roundtable: Which Celtics Will Step Up? - Hardwood...
Via Hardwood Houdini
1 day ago

CSL: Meet Jared Weiss, Celtics Locker Room Report for CLNS Radio & CelticsBlog

Justin Poulin speaks with CLNS' very own video pioneer, Jared Weiss on this episode of the offseason interview series. The Host of the Garden Report was just 20 years old when he first covered the Celtics as a credentialed member of the media. We talk about his evolution from lifelong…
Via CLNS Radio
1 day ago

Video: Marcus Smart says it's time for him to step up on the offensive end, become a leader

Marcus Smart recently sat down with Amanda Pflugrad of Celtics.com to recap last season and discuss his goals for the year ahead:RELATED: It's make or break time for Marcus SmartFollow Mark Van Deusen on Twitter @LucidSportsFan Click here for more recent Celtics videos
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Kelly Olynyk at Canobie Lake Park talks shoulder rehab, Horford excitement, missing Evan Turner

Kelly Olynyk made his annual summer trip to Canobie Lake Park this past week: You just knew #Celtics center Kelly Olynyk wouldn't miss @CanobieLakePark w/ the kids this summer. pic.twitter.com/CTv79nRcJB — Scott Souza (@Scott_Souza) August 24, 2016 A day of fun at Canobie Lake ended with a big splash for @KellyOlynyk and youth from @mspccboston! #CelticsAssist ☘ pic.twitter.com...
Via Celtics Life
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Smart and Boston's point guard quest

The Boston Celtics' ability to acquire an All-Star point guard in his prime has suddenly become a near-impossible scenario. Russell Westbrook has extended his deal with the Thunder through 2018 while Stephen Curry, Chris Paul and Kyle Lowry are extreme longshots with their 2017 free agencies. While the Celtics will likely be in position to sign a point guard of the future at the...
Via RealGM - NBA
3 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every first-round draft pick of the Boston Celtics since Larry Bird

In 1979, the Boston Celtics drafted Larry Bird sixth overall out of Indiana State University which lead to a rebirth in the franchise's championship winning-ways of the past. The Celtics also used the eighth pick on Freeman Williams - but he never played with the team. Can you name every first-round draft pick made by the Boston Celtics following the selection of Larry Bird that...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas Says Celtics Guard Terry Rozier ‘Is Going To Surprise People’ Next Season

The Boston Celtics surprised many people when they selected Louisville guard Terry Rozier with the 16th pick in the 2015 NBA draft. Rozier was expected to go later in the first round, and Boston already had plenty of guards at the time. But team president of basketball operations Danny Ainge saw something in Rozier, and he steadily improved as a rookie last season with his scoring...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Avery Bradley is the 44th Best Player in Basketball

Throughout the offseason, we will rank the top 50 players in the NBA. To be clear, these are the 50 best players for the 2016-17 season, regardless of team situation, past performance or future potential. If you’re trying to win a championship in 2016-17, these are the 50 players you’d want most. Why He’s Great: You know about the defense. Avery Bradley is going to be the...
Via The Sports Post
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Isaiah Thomas sounds pretty excited to have Al Horford in Boston (and Gerald Green too)

Video courtesy of CSNNERELATED - Isaiah Thomas: 'The NBA's excited. Boston's almost back,' also thinks highly of Gerald GreenFollow Mark Van Deusen on Twitter @LucidSportsFan Click here for more recent Celtics videos
Via Celtics Life
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics likely roster cuts

At the end of free agency Boston is left with 18 contracts on the books for the 2016-17 season, three more than the allowed amount.  A trade could occur, sending out more players than coming in, to alleviate this minor issue.  Otherwise, the Celtics must cut three players before the season starts.  Let’s go from most likely to least likely to find the players who will be cut...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Locked On Celtics mailbag: Best All-Time Celtics & can IT improve?

With news still far too silent, Jay & I hit the mailbag (again) to discuss a slew of topics, including the Mt. Rushmore of best Celtics ever; a prediction of which current Celtics player is most likely to have his number retired; a debate of the greatest players in franchise history; and a discussion about whether Isaiah Thomas will improve this season. Enjoy the show! Having...
Via Red's Army
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomasz Reveals Why Al Horford’s Celtics Arrival Is So Exciting To Him

Isaiah Thomas understandably can’t wait to play with Al Horford. Thomas told CSNNE on Saturday that he expects Horford to help him, and the Boston Celtics meet heightened expectations for the 2016-17 season and beyond. Horford joined the Celtics from the Atalanta Hawks in July as a high-profile, free-agent signing on a four-year, $113 million contract, and many see the acquisition...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas: ‘The NBA knows we’re going to be pretty good’

The Boston Celtics are going to have a great season next year—just ask star guard Isaiah Thomas. Thomas is quite confident in his team, which makes sense. The front office went out and landed big fish Al Horford in free agency and did well with one of three first-round picks in this year’s draft, grabbing Jaylen Brown out of California. Moves such as this, plus the Celtics making...
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Nerlens Noel Twitter activity sparks Celtics rumors

The Twitter activity of Philadelphia 76ers forward Nerlens Noel has sparked some rumors about him possibly heading to the Boston Celtics. It all started when Noel tweeted for the first time in months, mentioning his hometown of Boston: I'm blessed to be from Boston. Love my city. — Nerlens Noel (@NerlensNoel3) August 11, 2016 He then changed his Twitter profile to say “...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Ray Allen still eyeing comeback, spoke with Celtics and Bucks

Ray Allen is still interested in playing in the NBA next season, and the 41-year-old says the perception that he would only want to join the Golden State Warriors or Cleveland Cavaliers is wrong. In an interview with Dom Amore the Hartford Courant, Allen reiterated that he would not return to the NBA after two seasons off to play for a team that is in rebuilding mode. “My decision...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Who is the Best Bet for a Boston Celtics Trade?

Countless trade rumors involving Blake Griffin and Russell Westbrook have been floating around the NBA for the past week. Who would be the best fit for the Celtics? The Celtics have been in the middle of a lot of trade rumors. Brown and Rozier shine in Summer League Playoff. Report by CLNS Radio's, Tyler Trudeau . North Station Media Productions | CLNS Radio Subscribe to youtube...
Via YouTube
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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