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Boston Celtics: Top Five Coaches in Franchise History

In the historic Boston Celtics franchise, who are the top-five coaches? There is a lot of history that comes with the Boston Celtics franchise. A team that has won 21 conference championships and 17 NBA championships didn’t get to this point of their historic franchise by not being led by many great coaches. As important […] Boston Celtics: Top Five Coaches in Franchise History...
Via Hardwood Houdini
12 hours ago

Ball Security Needs to Be a Priority for the Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics did a great job of masking their poor shooting with a high quantity of offensive opportunities last season. One of the most important things for them was preserving the opportunities they did get by avoiding turnovers. One of the most remarkable aspects of Isaiah Thomas‘ season was his low turnover rate was, and […] Ball Security Needs to Be a Priority for...
Via Hardwood Houdini
13 hours ago

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
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Agent: Abdel Nader to remain in U.S., join Celtics’ D-League team

It appears it’s time to put all of the Abdel Nader question marks to rest, for now at least. According to Nader’s agent Cervando Tejada, the Celtics’ 58th pick in this year’s draft will sign with the Maine Red Claws, the Celtics’ D-League affiliate. According to The Vertical’s Shams Charania, Nader did receive a “lucrative offer” from an unnamed European club.  ...
Via Green Street
19 hours ago

Abdel Nader to sign with Maine, good news for Celtics; plus updated depth chart and roster projection

On Monday, news broke that Abdel Nader has agreed to sign directly with the D-League Maine Red Claws, which was the original plan when the Celtics drafted him: Sources: After rejecting lucrative offer in Europe, Boston second-rounder Abdel Nader has committed to signing D-League contract with Maine. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 22, 2016 Abdel Nader's agent Cervando...
Via Celtics Life
21 hours 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
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Free Throw Differential Will be Key for the Boston Celtics

One of the most important aspects of the Boston Celtics last season was their aggressiveness. Offenisve aggressiveness lead them to generating enough opportunities to be the fifth highest scoring team while being in the bottom ten in shooting. That aggressiveness was also their biggest defensive edge, allowing them to generate the most turnovers in the […] Free Throw Differential...
Via Hardwood Houdini
1 day ago

Kristen Ledlow: Al Horford to Boston Celtics "more monumental" than people think

Kristen Ledlow of NBA TV joins Celtics Beat this week to make Celtics fans even more hyped about the signing of Al Horford and talk about the NBA schedule release. 
Via CLNS Radio
2 days ago

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
3 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
5 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Celtics have fared against good and bad teams in the Brad Stevens era

We all know that the Celtics have improved every year since Brad Stevens has taken the reigns as Head Coach. CSNNE's Celtics Twitter account put out a great look at how they've improved record wise against good and bad teams with each progressing season. The splits are pretty impressive, and hopefully the trend continues, and the C's can manifest it into winning Brad's first playoff...
Via Celtics Life
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Locked On Celtics: Olympics & a game of “real tweet, fake tweet”

After Jay King appears on the Locked on Thunder podcast to chat about the Celtics’ future and Olympics hoops, he and Fred Katz make fun of sports writers with a new segment called “Real Tweet/Fake Tweet.”  Check it out. Having trouble listening? Go directly to our show page on Audio Boom. From there you can download the audio (lower right side of the page) to save for later...
Via Red's Army
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Schedule 2016-17: C’s Featured In 22 Nationally Televised Games

The hype surrounding the Boston Celtics for the 2016-17 season is the biggest it’s been since the Kevin Garnett-Ray Allen-Paul Pierce days, and their schedule proves it. The Celtics will be featured in 22 nationally televised games during the upcoming campaign, including Oct. 27 in Chicago against Rajon Rondo’s Bulls. Other highlights include Nov. 3 at the Cleveland Cavaliers...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Nerlens Noel angling for a trade to Celtics?

Is Nerlens Noel angling for a trade to the Boston Celtics? The Philadelphia 76ers big man sent a rather random tweet Wednesday night that has the internet buzzing about whether he’s trying to escape Philly for greener pastures. Noel, who’s been a subject of trade rumors this offseason, was born in Malden, Mass., and attended high school in Everett, Mass. I'm blessed to be...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Could the Boston Celtics win the Olympics?

“Can the best NCAA team beat the worst NBA team?” has become a common question every March in the Talking Head era of sports coverage.  The answer is a resounding no; they could not, and, probably, would not even come close. But, with a historically weak Olympic field lacking a truly great team, could the Boston Celtics win gold if they were chosen as the representative for...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Choosing free agent fix over draft remedy, Boston Celtics leap from rebuilder to contender

Just 41 days ago, fans of the Boston Celtics were in a crazed, frenzied panic. It was draft night, and Boston had a yachtload of assets to potentially deal, most notably the third overall pick acquired from Brooklyn in the well-chronicled Kevin Garnett-Paul Pierce trade. The rumors and tweets intensified as the Celtics’ pick approached. Looking to accelerate a rebuild undertaken...
Via The Comeback
13 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
16 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
17 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Boston Celtics Add Six More Wins to 2016-17 Season

A panel conducted by ESPN predicts that the Celtics will have a record 54-28 in the 2016-17 season. The C's are also predicted to breakout of the 1st round of the playoffs. ***Video Credit NBA VIDEO*** Report by CLNS Radio's, Tyler Trudeau . North Station Media Productions | CLNS Radio Follow on Twitter @CLNSRadio Subscribe to youtube.com/CLNSRadio Like on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CLNSFans
Via YouTube
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jaylen Brown could see time at power forward next season

Perhaps Brad Stevens really is an unparalleled basketball genius. According to a report by Celtics beat writer A. Sherrod Blakely of Comcast SportsNet, No. 3 overall pick Jaylen Brown could see time at power forward for Boston next season in addition to his more natural small forward position. Blakely also notes that Brown is expected to serve as Jae Crowder’s backup. The 19-year...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

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
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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