CELTICS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Tyler Zeller, stretch five?

In the modern game, it is considered compulsory for teams that hope to contend to be able to effectively stretch the floor. In order to do so, bigger players are often expected to show a certain level of versatility, be able to defend multiple positions and pose a threat from beyond the arc.Ahead of the forthcoming season, Celtics head-coach Brad Stevens has stressed the importance...
Via Celtics Life
1 hour ago

Jae Crowder Preparing to be a Better Ball Handler

The Boston Celtics did a great job of improving their roster by adding Al Horford, but that is not the only way they will improve. One of the youngest rosters in the league has their key players continuing to look for better ways to impact the game, and Jae Crowder has spoken about expanding his […] Jae Crowder Preparing to be a Better Ball Handler - Hardwood Houdini - Hardwood...
Via Hardwood Houdini
3 hours ago

Report: Gerald Green injured, should not miss preseason time

The season is still weeks away, and Boston has already logged the first injury of the year. Jay King of MassLive.com reports Gerald Green has injured his hip flexor: Gerald Green's out a couple of days with a hip flexor, according to Brad Stevens. Not expected to be serious. — Jay King (@ByJayKing) September 28, 2016Thankfully, it seems to be a minor setback for Green, who was...
Via Celtics Life
18 hours ago

The Celtics refused to slow down on the first day of practice

The Celtics begin training camp this week, and there’s an excitement around the team that’s been building since Isaiah Thomas arrived via trade in February of 2015. Al Horford joins the team via free agency, Jaylen Brown headlines a deep rookie class, and players like Jae Crowder, Marcus Smart, and Terry Rozier are sure to keep […]
Via Boston.com
23 hours ago

Video: Isaiah Thomas says C's can compete w/ NBA's best, calls Gerald Green 'professional bucket getter'

During Monday's media day, Isaiah Thomas sat down with Marc D'Amico and Amanda Pflugrad of Celtics.com to discuss his outlook on the upcoming season:Follow Mark Van Deusen on Twitter @LucidSportsFan Click here for more recent Celtics videos
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago

Isaiah Thomas Dietary Changes Could Lead to Massive Extension from Boston Celtics

Isaiah Thomas spent this summer making many changes to his lifestyle. But while smaller guards have never had long careers in the NBA, could that mean that these changes could lead to possibly the largest contract extension ever given out by the Boston Celtics in 2018?
Via CLNS Radio
1 day ago

Isaiah Thomas focused on extending his career

WALTHAM, Mass. — Like any professional athlete, Isaiah Thomas is motivated by success. Unlike some professional athletes, he appears willing to try pretty much anything to attain it. Thomas had plenty of reasons to be motivated this offseason. His Boston Celtics lost to the Atlanta Hawks in the first round of last season’s NBA playoffs, then lost out on the Kevin Durant free...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Celtics rookie Jaylen Brown showed up hours early to his first practice

Jaylen Brown will begin his rookie season with plenty of expectations on his shoulders after being selected No. 3 overall by the Celtics in the 2016 NBA Draft. With training camp getting under way on Tuesday for the Celtics at their practice facility in Waltham, the 19-year-old swingman couldn’t contain his enthusiasm for getting his NBA […]
Via Boston.com
1 day ago

Gerald Green coming back to Boston changed player, man

Gerald Green (David Butler II/USA Today Sports) When Gerald Green took part in his first professional Media Day, he was fresh out of high school in Houston, 19-years-old and a member of the Celtics. He was once again a member of the Celtics when he took the podium Monday, much different than the kid who took the podium 11 years ago. “I was fresh out of high school so I didn...
Via Green Street
2 days ago

Locked On Celtics: Sleeping, eating right, and love letters

Media day has arrived, and there’s a lot to talk about after the hours long grind of every single player giving interviews at the same time. MassLive’s Jay King and RedsArmy’s John Karalis get into Isaiah Thomas’ nutrition, Al Horford’s embrace of Boston’s future, Brad Stevens loosening up (maybe), Avery Bradley’s love of KG, and, finally, Paul Pierce officially retiring...
Via Red's Army
2 days ago

WATCH: The Boston Celtics Kick-Off the 2016-17 NBA Season at Media Day 2016

Boston Celtics players and staff met the media for the first time this season today. Expectations for the season as well as the impact of Al Horford joining the Celtics. Get the CLNS Radio App on your mobile device! Click Here: www.clnsradio.com/iosFREE www.clnsradio.com/Android Be sure to like The Garden Report on Facebook and like and comment on each episode to get in the conversation...
Via YouTube
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Celtics Players and Staff on Social Justice and Recent Protests by Athletes and Nationwide

Brad Stevens, Marcus Smart and Jae Crowder share their thoughts on social justice issues and recent protests such as Colin Kaepernick and others kneeling for the National Anthem. Filmed and produced by Jeremy Karpf for CLNS Radio.
Via YouTube
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: James Young - Boston Celtics Media Day Press Conference

James Young discusses the Boston Celtics' upcoming 2016-17 season campaign at Media Day. Filmed and produced by Jeremy Karpf for CLNS Radio.
Via YouTube
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Horford addition brings optimism for Celtics entering camp

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) Boston's Isaiah Thomas is feeling like a new man. A taller man. ''I'm now listed at 6-1,'' the 5-foot-9 point guard joked when he sat down at Celtics media day on Monday. ''I grew a couple of inches this summer.'' While Thomas was speaking in jest, there's nothing at all fake about his excitement entering this season. The Celtics went into this past offseason...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens: Al Horford Driven By Track Record Of Winning At High Level

The buzz surrounding the Boston Celtics is huge, and Al Horford is a big reason why The center was the biggest free-agent acquisition in C’s history, so it should come as no surprise that coach Brad Stevens and other Celtics personnel and former/current players were asked about Horford on Wednesday at Old Sandwich Golf Club in Plymouth, Mass. “He’s a good fit for how...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: Should Isaiah Thomas be upset with his SI ranking

Each year Sports Illustrated releases the top 100 players in the National Basketball Association before the season begins. Isaiah Thomas, the point guard of the Boston Celtics, was ranked as the 45th best player in the league this year. After the season he had last season, Thomas should be upset with the lack of respect Sports Illustrated gave him. Thomas, however, moved up 43 spots...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Atlantic Division Preview: Boston Celtics

Projected Conference Finish: 2nd Best Offseason Move: They signed Al Horford—the first major free agent to choose Boston since Paul Revere. Worst Offseason Move: They couldn’t convince one team to take the No. 3 pick off of their hands? This team just won 48 games. They ended up signing a major free agent. That they couldn’t find some useful veteran for that pick is damning...
Via The Sports Post
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas latest to bash his place in SI Top 100 rankings

Sports Illustrated’s ranking of the top 100 NBA players continues to annoy some of the players themselves. Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas is the latest to slam the rankings, as he came in at No. 45 despite being the key cog in the Boston Celtics team that reached the playoffs and made his first All-Star team. Apparently, however, his postseason performance hurt his stock....
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas At No. 45? Celtics Guard Once Again Rips SI’s Top 100 Rankings

Isaiah Thomas is a small dude playing in a big man’s world, which gives him plenty of motivation. Yet he’s not one to shy away from added motivation, and the good folks at Sports Illustrated helped him with that one this week. The Boston Celtics point guard landed at No. 45 on SI’s ranking of the top 100 players in the NBA right now. Sports Illustrated’s Ben Golliver lauded...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas shoots hoops with 14-year-old, gives him Celtics tickets

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas has provided the feel-good story of the week. Thomas was walking around with his wife when he saw a kid shooting hoops on his own. Rather than respect it and keep walking, Thomas decided to join in and make the kid’s day. The Boston Globe‘s Adam Himmelsbach captured the story: “He was the only kid there,” Thomas said. “So I’m like, ‘I’m...
Via The Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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