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Breaking Down the Boston Celtics Salary Cap w/ Sam Sheehan - CSL Podcast

Sam Sheehan joins Justin Poulin in this special edition of Celtics Stuff Live to breakdown his work on the cap and resulting article on Celtics reddit. Sam is the host of Scorching Shamrocks here on CLNS Radio where he takes regular abuse from his co-host Sullivan James Sullivan. ​
Via CLNS Radio
1 hour ago

Will Boston need to renegotiate some of their team-friendly contracts?

This NBA offseason has been historic. Not because one of the best scorers in league history joined a 73-9 super team. Not because the Celtics finally signed an All-star caliber free agent for the first time. It's because a player like Timofey Mozgov will now be earning more than every Celtic player not named Al Horford. This season alone, Mozgov will make about $1 mil less than...
Via Celtics Life
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Why Al Horford Makes Celtics Top Team in East

The Boston Celtics added one of the best centers in the league in Al Horford this offseason The Celtics just inked ex-Atlanta Hawks big man Al Horford to a 4-year, $113 million deal earlier this offseason. He is coming off his last season with the Hawks where he averaged  15.2 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per […] Why Al Horford Makes Celtics Top Team in East - Hardwood...
Via Hardwood Houdini
6 hours ago

Doc Rivers blames ‘bloggers’ for Blake Griffin trade rumors

Reports have surfaced in recent weeks that the Los Angeles Clippers are considering a possible trade of superstar Blake Griffin. Clippers head coach Doc Rivers vehemently denied the rumors, citing “bloggers” who “have nothing to do with the sport” as the source of the trade talk. Rivers was making an appearance this week on The Vertical Podcast with Adrian Wojnarowski...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Can Jaylen Brown Win Rookie of the Year?

Is there anyway that Jaylen Brown will be named Rookie of the Year? There were a lot of boos and head scratching following the selection of Jaylen Brown with the third pick. Even after Danny Ainge begged fans to give him a chance there was still ridicule towards the selection. Although, once Brown suited up […] Can Jaylen Brown Win Rookie of the Year? - Hardwood Houdini - Hardwood...
Via Hardwood Houdini
8 hours ago

Celtics announce full 2016 preseason schedule

Yesterday, the Celtics issued a press release announcing their 2016 preseason schedule (pictured above, via Celtics.com).  As usual, Boston will primarily play Atlantic Division foes.  But for the second year in a row the club will not face the Toronto Raptors in the preseason (last fall the C's began their schedule in Europe), instead playing a home-and-home with the Charlotte...
Via Celtics Life
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics Are Investing in Guard Depth

Now that the Boston Celtics are nearing what may be considered their assembled roster, one thing has become abundantly clear, they love guard depth. After losing Evan Turner in free agency there may have been some concerns about the stability on their guard depth. That can be put aside because the Celtics are doing everything […] Boston Celtics Are Investing in Guard Depth - Hardwood...
Via Hardwood Houdini
1 day ago

Breaking down current Celtics roster: Who makes final 15-man cut?

Brad Stevens will have some decisions to make at the end of the summer. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) If all things stay the same for the Celtics by the time training camp begins in late September, there’s going to be some trimming that will need to take place before the regular season tips off. Here are a few things about roster sizes: 1. A team can carry 20 players on their...
Via Green Street
1 day ago

Drafting the Boston Celtics (Pt. 2)

Unless a major trade happens (fingers crossed!) Boston has 12 players under contract, not counting any of their rookies, meaning their roster has more or less taken shape.  The NBA hard-caps rosters at 15, so the Celtics have room to sign three rookies if they’d like, something I’m sure they’ll wait to do till the very last moment to have maximum trade flexibility. So, with...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Locked On Celtics: Are Celtics challengers to Cleveland?

The Celtics tied up some loose ends and made a bunch of well-known agreements official, so Jay King and I discuss how those signings affect potential trades moving forward. We also analyze some analysis from SI’s Rob Mahoney, who joined the Locked On NBA podcast (network shoutout!) for a wide-ranging interview that included the Celtics as challengers to the Cavs with a very big...
Via Red's Army
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Locked On Celtics Mailbag: Jaylen’s role, the depth chart, & trade scenarios

We dipped into the Twitter mailbag again and got a TON of questions about potential trades stemming from the Celtics actions over the past few days. We also got into how certain guys will fit on the team, a lot of optimism about Jaylen Brown. and our favorite regular season game of all time. Enjoy the show! Having trouble listening? Go directly to our show page on Audio Boom. From...
Via Red's Army
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Who gets the Final Roster Spot on the Celtics?

With Training Camp approaching, the Celtics have 6 players fighting for 2 roster spots. Who will make the team and who will go to the D-League? The Celtics finally make a move by signing former Celtic Gerald Green to the team for a one year veteran minimum contract. The C's then retained center Tyler Zeller on a two year 16 million dollar deal. ***Video Credit NBA VIDEO*** Report...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jae Crowder, Kelly Olynyk Duel In ‘Trick Shot Throwdown’; Vote On Celtics Winner

The NBA offseason hasn’t diminished the competitiveness that exists among the Boston Celtics. Jae Crowder and Kelly Olynyk tested their imaginations and basketball skills against one another Tuesday in the Celtics’ “Trick Shot Throwdown” — a contest in which fans use Twitter to choose the winner. Take a look at Crowder’s and Olynyk’s efforts and cast your vote. ...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Locked On Celtics: Larry Sanders pollin’ and trollin’

Larry Sanders is an interesting guy, and as he apparently contemplates a comeback, he’s having some fun at our expense by posting Twitter polls about which team could use him more. Jay and I passed some late July time discussing what he’s doing and what he might do in Boston before getting into some way too early predictions about the Eastern Conference. That got really weird...
Via Red's Army
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics 'will not give up much' for Jahlil Okafor, but still trying to make moves

Even after the addition of Gerald Green and the re-signing of Tyler Zeller, the Celtics are still hoping for more: Per source, the Celtics are still aggressively trying to make trades. Today's agreements do not mean that they're done for the summer. — Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) July 23, 2016As for a potential trade with the 76ers for Jahlil Okafor, Boston reportedly isn...
Via Celtics Life
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Celtics Sign Gerald Green and Tyler Zellar

The Celtics finally make a move by signing former Celtic Gerald Green to the team for a one year veteran minimum contract. The C's then retained center Tyler Zellar on a two year 16 million dollar deal. Reports from Philly.com say that Jahlil Okafor is "most likely" to be traded to Boston. The big man from Duke had an impressive rookie season, making this deal hard for both teams...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics ‘would love to pry’ Gordon Hayward from Jazz?

The Boston Celtics might have Gordon Hayward of the Utah Jazz on the trade radar. Danny Ainge and the Celtics haven’t exactly struck gold this summer. The team missed on Kevin Durant and hasn’t found a way to swing a trade for a Russell Westbrook, DeMarcus Cousins or even Jahlil Okafor, among others. Hayward, though, might be a realistic target for a few different reasons, as...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics reportedly unwilling to give up much for Jahlil Okafor

The Boston Celtics’ ongoing quest to find the right deal to cash in on all their assets continues to prove fruitless. According to a report by Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer on Friday, Boston is unwilling to give up much to acquire Sixers center Jahlil Okafor, citing in part concern with Okafor’s various off-court incidents of the last year. The Celtics have been...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics’ likeliest trade scenario involves Jahlil Okafor

There’s been a ton of talk since the 2015-16 season ended that the Boston Celtics might add an upper-echelon player during the summer. The team was one of the finalists for Kevin Durant before he ultimately opted to sign with the Golden State Warriors. And while Boston did pick up former Atlanta Hawks All-Star Al Horford, rumors suggesting the team isn’t done haven’t quieted...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Who is the Best Bet for a 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...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Howard gets welcome home mural in Atlanta

After three seasons with the Rockets, Dwight Howard signed as a free agent with the Hawks earlier this month. The eight-time All-Star is from Atlanta and, not surprisingly, there is no shortage of people anxious to welcome him home. Howard met with the Hawks during free agency three years ago, prior to signing with the Rockets. This time around, the Hawks got their man and Howard...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jaylen Brown dunks with authority in NBA Summer League

Critics of the Boston Celtics selecting Jaylen Brown with the No. 3 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft are becoming increasingly quiet. The 6-foot-7 swingman has been one of the best players in summer league play, and he put his wide range of skills on display in Boston’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday. Brown showed off his 3-point range, post-up skill and athleticism...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics interested in adding shooter like free agent Chase Budinger

The Boston Celtics might find themselves involved in trade rumors for players such as Blake Griffin and Russell Westbrook, but the reality is much simpler. The Celtics just want some shooting. It’s the minimum requirement to cap off the offseason, at least according to Sporting News’ Sean Deveney: SMall bit of @celtics news … Still looking for shooters, source said they reached...
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics Reportedly Targeting Blake Griffin In NBA Mega-Trade

The Boston Celtics are working on a blockbuster of an NBA trade, according to reports.  Per a report by the Sporting News, Boston is attempting to swing a deal that lands them Los Angeles Clippers’ All-NBA forward Blake Griffin.   The potential deal would include Griffin going to Boston, Rudy Gay to the Clippers and Jae Crowder and others going to Sacramento.  From the report...
Via College Spun
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics' Brooklyn picks a hang-up in possible Blake Griffin deal?

The NBA offseason is far from over, and the Boston Celtics are right in the thick of things. The Celtics, who lost out to the Golden State Warriors in the Kevin Durant sweepstakes, reportedly have their eyes on some premier trade targets, most notably Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook and, per the latest reports, Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin. Sporting...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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