CELTICS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: Celtics on shortlist of teams Kevin Durant will meet with in free agency

Kevin Durant So you’re saying there’s a chance? The Celtics may not be frontrunners in the Kevin Durant sweepstakes, but they’ll at least get an audience. According to Yahoo NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the Celtics and other interested clubs will travel to a central location to meet with Durant and his representatives from Roc Nation Sports starting on July 1. The other...
Via Green Street
6 hours ago

Boston Celtics Draft for the Long Term

There was a lot of excitement surrounding the Boston Celtics heading into the NBA draft but they finished with one trade that landed them a future first. If holding on to the number three pick was not enough to disappoint Celtics fans with a win now mentality, selecting two players who may not even come […] Boston Celtics Draft for the Long Term - Hardwood Houdini - Hardwood Houdini...
Via Hardwood Houdini
11 hours ago

How Does the Celtics’ Draft Affect The Roster and Free Agency?

Anyone who follows me on twitter knows how I feel about this draft by now. Jaylen Brown’s college performance scares me to no end, the rest of the picks seemed fine (or better), and the trade wasn’t ideal but is understandable. I hope I’m (or I guess more directly the analytics) are wrong on Brown but opinions are largely irrelevant now; he’s a Celtic and a major part...
Via Celtics Hub
12 hours ago

Celtics Draft Grades Roundup

This seems familiar. Remember a few days ago when we wrote about all the different mock drafts out there, and summarized that no one really knew what to think of the Celtics’ plans? Well, not much has changed. Reaction to the Celtics’ draft night decisions has certainly been, shall we say, mixed. The negative reviews came early on in the night, and were mostly from the team’s...
Via Celtics Hub
13 hours ago

Report Card: Boston Celtics Draft

The Boston Celtics report card for Thursday night’s draft No one really expected the Boston Celtics to keep the third pick. Trade rumors started to pick up with about 15 minutes before their pick, and everyone in Boston was on the edge of their seats. Jimmy Butler‘s name kept getting thrown out there by the media, […] Report Card: Boston Celtics Draft - Hardwood Houdini -...
Via Hardwood Houdini
15 hours ago

Celtics owner: Trade offers were ‘a collection of rip-off attempts’

The Boston Celtics were engaged in a lot of trade discussions leading up to the NBA Draft, but nothing came of it – apparently because the offers they received were insulting. Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck came away very unimpressed with the offers the team received, which he said is why the team held on to most of their picks, including No. 3 overall. “We did not sniff a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge says Celtics were close to trading No. 3 pick

Once again, the Boston Celtics are holding out hope for the future. Despite rumors and speculation they would trade their No. 3 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft in a deal for an established veteran, the Celtics held onto their selection Thursday night, taking California forward Jaylen Brown as the third player off the draft board. Brown has plenty of upside in Boston, but the Celtics...
Via NESN.com
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Danny Ainge on the Boston Celtics' 2016 NBA Draft Picks (Full Presser)

Danny Ainge speaks to the media following the 2016 NBA Draft, explaining his choices for the 3rd, 16th, 23rd, 31st, 35th, 45th, and 58th picks.
Via YouTube
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Break Down: Boston Celtics Select Ante Zizic at #23 in NBA Draft

The Boston Celtics selected Ante Zizic 23rd in the NBA draft. Jared Weiss, Jimmy Toscano, and Kevin O'Connor break down the pick.
Via YouTube
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics select Deyonta Davis at #31 (traded to Memphis)

Boston is drafting Deyonta Davis and sending him to Memphis, league sources tell The Vertical. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 24, 2016 Celtics Traded 31 and 35 for future Clipper first 2019, source told ESPN. Memphis owned clipper pick.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) June 24, 2016 Celtics Traded 31 and 35 for future Clipper first 2019, source told ESPN. Memphis owned clipper...
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago  |  Discuss

French forward was surprised Celtics drafted him so high

The Boston Celtics shocked just about everyone when they selected Guerschon Yabusele with the No. 16 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, including Yabusele. Yabusele, a 20-year-old stretch forward from France, was asked if he was expecting to be drafted by the Celtics as high as he was, and his answer was a resounding no. Stunned the Celtics took Guerschon Yabusele at No. 16? So was...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics draft Guerschon Yabusele at #16

Celtics go for Guerschon Yabusele, a bullish swing forward from France.— Mark Murphy (@Murf56) June 24, 2016I think this is him, but no one really knows for sure. For Boston, Guerschon Yabusele will likely be draft-and-stash at No. 16, league sources tell The Vertical.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 24, 2016Danny Ainge reaching like a motherf#cker.
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Boston Celtics Owner Wyc Grousbeck on Drafting Jaylen Brown

Wyc Grousbeck speaks to the media after the Boston Celtics select Jaylen Brown with the 3rd pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.
Via YouTube
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics draft Jaylen Brown

The Boston Celtics couldn’t trade their pick before time was up, and selected Jaylen Brown. If he stays in Titletown, how does he fit? The Player: Jaylen Brown brings more athleticism than anyone else in the draft, all packed into a strong, long frame. He dominates in transition, and can play way above the rim. His potential is to be an elite defender of multiple positions on...
Via The Lottery Mafia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Eight big predictions for the 2016 NBA Draft

For better or worse, tonight could be the night that determines the course of your favorite NBA team's future for the next decade. It’s draft night in the NBA, and with that comes a great deal of excitement and uncertainty. For the Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Lakers, who own the first and second overall picks respectively, it appears both franchises are in positions to grab...
Via Yardbarker
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: Final NBA Draft predictions

Ah, the plight of being sellers in a market where there are no buyers. The Boston Celtics are learning this the hard way, as the apprehension of many upon drawing the third overall selection has been confirmed with a sense of disinterest permeating throughout the league. Rumors have been circulating, yet no deals have been made. The trigger could certainly be pulled tonight, but...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Thomas on Celtics’ pursuit of Durant: ‘Definitely have a shot’

Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas is feeling bullish about his team’s chances of landing Kevin Durant in free agency. Thomas told Jason Terry of SiriusXM’s The Runway on Wednesday night that he firmly believes Boston is a potential landing spot for the star forward. “We definitely have a shot,” Thomas said, via Jay King of MassLive. “I know that for sure. I’m...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kris Dunn to the Celtics at No. 3? Probably just a smoke screen

Are the Boston Celtics actually interested in keeping their No. 3 overall pick in Thursday night’s NBA Draft, or is that just something they’re putting out there to increase their chances of completing a trade? That question will be answered soon enough. But for now, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical is reporting that the Celtics are interested in two-time Big East Player of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ainge’s patience paying off, Sixers chasing 3rd pick

Danny Ainge is engaged in a high-stakes game of NBA draft chicken with the rest of the league. GM’s are daring him to make his 8 draft picks, and he’s daring them to miss out on potential franchise-altering talent. Looks like Ainge might be winning: League sources tell @chadfordinsider and me: Philadelphia is ramping up its efforts to acquire tonight’s No. 3 overall pick...
Via Red's Army
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Delusional Celtics Draft Central on CSN: Thursday 7PM – 11PM

See below for details on Comcast SportsNet New England’s coverage of the 2016 NBA draft. The Delusional reference is to multiple employees of CSNNE, who have characterized Celtics fans with that word.   
Via Boston Sports Media Watch
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics 'rebuffed' in efforts to trade No. 3 pick

We’ve heard for a while now how many assets the Boston Celtics have at their disposal. But it appears turning those assets into tangible results will be easier said than done. The Celtics have been shopping around trade packages involving their No. 3 overall pick in the upcoming NBA Draft with the hope of landing “established veterans,” league sources told ESPN.com’s Marc...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics targeting Nerlens Noel in trade with 76ers

With trade talks between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers intensifying, we now have a sense of who Boston is targeting. According to Brian Geltzeiler, the Celtics are in pursuit of Nerlens Noel.  League sources tell https://t.co/aPhi5ponKj that the Celtics' target in trade talks with Philadelphia is Nerlens Noel. — Brian Geltzeiler (@hoopscritic) June 21, 2016 Philadelphia...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cavs really like Avery Bradley

(Joshua Gunter, cleveland.com) Our friends at Real GM have transcribed some commentary by Brian Windhorst: “The Celtics is the trade that has made sense for six months,” said Brian Windhorst. “I happen to know the Cavs really like Avery Bradley and to me, I would want Marcus Smart and I would want one of the draft picks. You’re not getting the high pick obviously, but...
Via Red's Army
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Celtics really should have pick No. 22, not No. 23

Considering the Celtics own the Nets' lottery pick (No. 3), and the Mavericks' first-round choice (No. 16) as well, Boston's selection in Round 1 (No. 23) has become a bit of an afterthought this year.  That's probably a good thing, because if C's fans were more concerned with the club's own pick they'd likely be fuming mad at how royally screwed the Celtics got by ending up at...
Via Celtics Life
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics have 6th best odds to win it all next year

I’m still trying to process Cleveland’s amazing comeback in this year’s Finals… but Vegas being Vegas, they’re already looking at the challengers to the throne. And according to at least one sports book… the Celtics are one of them. Yes, that’s right.. the Celtics, according to The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, are a 20-1 shot to win the whole thing next season and SECOND...
Via Red's Army
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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