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CELTICS RUMORS & GOSSIP

With new additions, will Brad Stevens move away from small ball?

Brad Stevens found success last year in smaller lineups. The first unit struggled to score at times, but a second unit led by Isaiah Thomas handling the ball, Jae Crowder at the 4, and Jonas Jerebko sliding to the 5 gave the Celtics an advantage. During the team's late season 24-12 push to the playoffs, lineups featuring Thomas, Crowder, and Jerebko were a stout +91. That's 27 points...
Via Celtics Life
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas wants to be best little guy to ever play basketball

Isaiah Thomas has big expectations for the Celtics this season. Isaiah Thomas wants to build on last year: "We've got a really talented team. Especially in the East we can make some noise." — Jay King (@ByJayKing) September 2, 2015 But, the bigger and maybe loftier goal is what he told Jay King of MassLive.com when at the Roslindale Community Center, During a Wednesday afternoon...
Via Celtics Life
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics 2015 Rookies Looking To Make Instant Impact

With the 2015-16 NBA regular season less than two months away, I broke down the Boston Celtics' rookie class' careers and what Celtics fans can expect from their young guns. 
Via CLNS Radio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics are discussing contract extensions with Tyler Zeller and Jared Sullinger

The Boston Celtics had high hopes going into the off-season, but things didn’t go exactly how they planned it. After being considered the front-runner for Kevin Love, the All-Star forward decided to re-sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Even though things didn’t go according to plan, the Celtics still have a good young core to build around for the future. As we are starting to...
Via No Guts, No Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Celtics fans can watch one potential Olympian this week

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. During a FIBA Americas Olympic qualifying tournament game controlled masterfully by a prideful Luis Scola, Boston Celtics big man Kelly Olynyk returned from a recent knee injury to notch a double-double. While...
Via Red's Army
1 day ago  |  Discuss

June 4, 1976: the night I became a Boston Celtics Fan

The Greatest NBA game of all time launched a life long love of the NBA and the Boston Celtics.
Via CLNS Radio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics News & Notes from September 1: Celtics open contract talks with Tyler Zeller and Jared Sullinger; Maine Red Claws extend contract with Celtics; Markieff Morris trade rumors?

Via CLNS Radio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Danny Ainge has started contract talks with Zeller, Sullinger

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said he has had preliminary contract talks with the agents for forwards Tyler Zeller and Jared Sullinger. Both players are eligible to be offered extensions...
Via Red's Army
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Evan Turner should be Boston's odd man out

The Celtics have too many guaranteed contracts, one needs to go before the season opens up against Philadelphia. So I ask, why can’t it be Evan Turner? Sure, Turner did resurrect his career in dramatic fashion to become a vital force in the Celtics lineup as the point forward last year. While streaky at times, he did put up some gaudy box scores and his offensive versatility came...
Via Celtics Life
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas rips list that ranks him 88th-best in NBA

Sports Illustrated on Monday released the first half of its Top 100 NBA Players ranking, and one Boston Celtics guard wasn’t pleased with his position on the list. Isaiah Thomas, who checked in at No. 88, took to Twitter to express his displeasure with the rankings, calling them “a joke.” Sports illustrated Rankings are a JOKE lol. Feels like back in HS when those POLITICAL...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Kelly Olynyk is back in action

 Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. As expected, Celtics big man Kelly Olynyk was named to the 12-member Canadian National team that will compete this week in Mexico City in the FIBA Americas Qualifying Tournament in Mexico City. The 7-foot Olynyk...
Via Red's Army
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas stuffs Trevor Ariza dunk attempt in Pro-Am game (Video)

5-foot-9 Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas isn’t exactly known for his hops or for his rim protection. But on Saturday, Thomas proved that his vertical leap is a lot closer to Nate Robinson’s than it is to J.J. Barea’s. The 26-year-old stole the show over the weekend at the first-ever Seattle Pro-Am vs. Drew League game by soaring to reject a dunk attempt by 6-foot-8 Rockets...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jared Sullinger Enters the Final Year of His Contract with Much to Prove

Jared Sullinger #7 of the Boston Celtics shoots against the Atlanta Hawks during the game on February 11, 2015 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Mandatory Credit: Getty Images/ESPN) Coming out of Ohio State in 2012 as a two-time consensus All-American, there was little doubt that Jared Sullinger had the ability to perform. The issue for many teams boiled down to weight, health...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Which Boston Celtic is most likely to underachieve?

The Boston Celtics have high expectations this season, but that doesn't mean every player on the team will live up to them on an individual level. Here's a look at a few players who could fall short and disappoint in the 2015-16 season, including James Young, who had a wildly discouraging go at the Salt Lake City and Las Vegas Summer Leagues. Here's the consensus from ESPN's Celtics...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge considering a 'big and powerful' trade?

Stop us if you’ve heard this before: Danny Ainge is trying to pull off a big trade. Crazy, right? Joking aside, the Boston Celtics’ president of basketball operations appears to be pushing hard to shake up the team that improved its win total by 15 games and made the Eastern Conference playoffs last season, according to the Boston Herald’s Steve Bulpett. Hurricane Danny...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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