CELTICS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Navigating the Celtics’ Offseason

Trends and Forces        No team operates in a vacuum. The Celtics, coming off a positive season with a disappointing end, are entering what is viewed as a critical offseason at a time when the league’s traditional team-building foundational principles are changing. This is well-trod territory, but it’s worth just looking at what the “new TV deal” cap increase looks like...
Via Celtics Hub
4 hours ago

Boston Celtics Draft Profile: Ben Simmons

The Boston Celtics may wind up being the beneficiaries of Ben Simmons‘ absence in the NCAA tournament because they will certainly need him to fall in the draft in order to be able to take him. Simmons has long been looked at as the top prospect of this draft and if he is available when […] Boston Celtics Draft Profile: Ben Simmons - Hardwood Houdini - Hardwood Houdini - A Boston...
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4 hours ago

Celtics x Beatles Illustration

Forget John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison. We’ll take Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, Robert Parish and Red Auerbach instead. The Beatles ‘Abbey Road’ was good but the 1985-86 Boston Celtics in the Garden were better. Art by Mike Gardner. The post Celtics x Beatles Illustration appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

What do the Celtics do with… Evan Turner?

The offseason is here, and there are a lot of questions with Boston’s roster as Danny Ainge dives into the next chapter of this rebuilding process. In this series, I’ll be looking at what the Celtics choices are with certain players considering their past performance and where the team is going. We begin with the team’s only true unrestricted free agent, Evan Turner. At a...
Via Red's Army
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Can Isaiah Thomas Bring the Celtics Luck on Lottery Night?

Isaiah Thomas has accepted an invitation from the Boston Celtics Co-Owner Wyc Grousbeck to represent the Boston Celtics at the NBA Draft Lottery. The Lottery will be held on Tuesday, May 19. The Celtics own the Brooklyn Nets‘ pick this season from the trade that sent Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to Brooklyn a couple of […] Can Isaiah Thomas Bring the Celtics Luck on Lottery...
Via Hardwood Houdini
9 hours ago

Isaiah Thomas to represent the Boston Celtics at the NBA Draft Lottery

As the May 17th NBA Draft Lottery approaches, the Boston Celtics have a 15.6% chance at the number 1 overall pick and a 46.9% chance at being top 3, thanks to the pick they acquired from the Brooklyn Nets in 2013.However, the Celtics need all the luck they can get, as they have not had the best success at draft lotteries in the past. No matter who they have sent as their representatives...
Via Celtics Life
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jared Sullinger wants to stay in Boston, but the Celtics may be better off moving on

Jared Sullinger is one of a few players who either aren't under contract or are on non-guaranteed deals for the Celtics next season. Sullinger will be a restricted free agent when the season ends meaning any team can offer him a contract with Boston having the right to match that offer.And according to Adam Himmelsbach at the Boston Globe, Sully's hoping any offer does get matched...
Via Celtics Life
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics reportedly believe Kevin Durant will visit during free agency

Now that the Boston Celtics are eliminated from the NBA Playoffs, the focus will now shift to offseason. The Celtics are expected to be in the mix for a few players during free agency this summer. The Celtics have targeted Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant as the star they need to make them a championship contender. While Durant has been very quite about his plans, the...
Via No Guts, No Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Optimism high as Celtics enter a likely active offseason

BOSTON (AP) The emergence of an All-Star and lots of victories made the Celtics one of the biggest surprises in the NBA this season. It also left Boston with lots of questions following its second straight first-round exit from the playoffs - this one, a six-game loss to the Atlanta Hawks - with a young roster that probably still needs a few more pieces to make the next step....
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Terry Rozier talks about playoff experience, offseason in Boston Celtics 15-16 exit interview

Terry Rozier spoke to the media about being proud of his playoff experience as a rookie and the things he is excited to work on this offseason. Filmed and produced by Jared Weiss for CLNS Radio.
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Free Agents: Evan Turner In; Jared Sullinger, Tyler Zeller Out

The Boston Celtics’ season ended rather abruptly Thursday night, but there’s still plenty of reasons to be excited about the future. The Celtics are entering one of their most important offseasons in years. They’re armed to the teeth with draft picks and boast a promising young core, but still need to make a splash in free agency and via the NBA Draft if they want to escape...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Celtics lose a series, but they’re in position to win the future

Atlanta sports fans of a certain age — scarred forever by the 1988 Eastern Conference semifinals — will always love seeing the Boston Celtics lose. Atlantans, not accustomed to playoff moments which work out favorably for their teams, deserve this hour of celebration. They’ve been through far more than their fair share of postseason agonies. For the rest of the NBA, however...
Via Crossover Chronicles
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics believe Kevin Durant will visit in free agency

The Boston Celtics’ season ended on a bittersweet note Thursday. But before Celtics fans start feeling too down, here’s a friendly reminder: The fun begins now. With Boston’s season officially over after the Atlanta Hawks eliminated them in the first round, the focus shifts to the offseason and the host of free agents that Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: What Players Should the Celtics Target Through Trades & Free Agency? - The Garden Report (3/3)

The Celtics have a ton of cap room and draft picks. Who should the team target both in free agency and through trades? Grandstand App: clnsradio.com/grandstandAPP 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...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jared, Sam and Kevin Play Celtics Tinder - The Garden Report (2/3)

Who should stay and who should go? The Garden Report team plays a little Celtics Tinder to decide. Who should they swipe right? Grandstand App: clnsradio.com/grandstandAPP 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...
Via YouTube
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rainin’ J’s Ep. 34: The Game 6 Preview

Well, we’ve been here before… the Celtics are coming out of a shellacking in Atlanta and coming home to Boston and that crazy Garden crowd. What do they need to do to win Game 6? What can they do to get Isaiah Thomas free? Can Kelly Olynyk or Jae Crowder show up to save the day? All that, some Coach of the Year discussion, and emoji tattoos… Enjoy the show! Having trouble...
Via Red's Army
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Stevens: Celtics' Thomas on track to play Game 6 vs. Hawks

BOSTON (AP) Celtics coach Brad Stevens says that all signs point toward Isaiah Thomas being able to play in Game 6 against the Hawks. Stevens said Wednesday that he'd gotten all positive updates on the All-Star guard's status, who limped to the locker room with a mild left ankle sprain in the closing minutes of Tuesday's 110-83 loss in Atlanta. Stevens said Thomas didn't experience...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge 'almost certain' Thomas will play in Game 6

Isaiah Thomas doesn’t believe his ankle injury will prevent him from playing Thursday night, and neither does Danny Ainge. The Boston Celtics president of basketball operations said Wednesday morning he fully expects to have his point guard on the court when the Celtics look to stave off elimination in Game 6 of their first-round playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks. “Isaiah’s...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

10 reasons to hop on the Isaiah Thomas bandwagon

Twenty years ago, saying the name Isaiah Thomas — well, Isiah Thomas — in Boston would have resulted into boos and profanity-laced tirades, but as time has evolved, things have changed. Now that it’s 2016, citing the name Isaiah Thomas brings a different feel to what was felt in Beantown many years ago. While the animosity still remains for the guy they call “Zeke,” the...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA fines Marcus Smart $5000 for violation of its "flopping" rule

When Celtics guard Marcus Smart flung himself wildly into the basket support during Friday’s Game 3 victory over the Atlanta Hawks, as it turns out, he might as well have just landed on his wallet. The NBA announced a $5000 fine for Smart on Saturday for violating the league’s anti-flopping rules, per Marc J. Spears of ESPN. Boston’s Marcus Smart fined $5,000 for violating...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

How Allen Iverson motivated Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas' 42 point night

  Isaiah Thomas singlehandedly dragged his Boston Celtics back into the series with a 42 point showing Friday night, but he had a secret weapon in his back pocket: Allen Iverson. Thomas divulged after Boston’s 111-103 win that he’d received texts from Iverson as well as his namesake, Isiah Thomas, motivating him for the game. “Allen Iverson just said, ‘Keep fighting...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Smart flops ridiculously in win over Hawks

The Boston Celtics beat the Atlanta Hawks in game three on Friday night to pull to within 2-1 in the series. Throughout the game the Celtics played with a lot of heart and effort but this flop by Smart is ridiculous….. Either Kyle Korver has superhuman strength or Marcus Smart just enjoys trying to injure himself.
Via Crossover Chronicles
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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