Boston Celtics Have a Lot of Freedom to Take Risks

The Boston Celtics are in an incredible position where they do not have to worry about taking the kind of risks that would otherwise be potentially detrimental in a different situation. Draft picks, cap space and a coach that will get something out of any talent allows them to accommodate risky plays, that may wind […] Boston Celtics Have a Lot of Freedom to Take Risks - Hardwood...
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5 hours ago

Boston Celtics fun trades: Carmelo Anthony

The Boston Celtics are looking for a star and, with Durant even more unlikely to leave the Thunder after their postseason success, it looks as though the best way to acquire a top 20 player is through a trade.  Boston has the treasure trove of assets to woo a star player away from a team looking to unload one but the market appears to be thinning out as both the Clippers and Kings...
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6 hours ago  |  Discuss

What are Boston's free agency options this offseason?

The Celtics are in a rare position they haven't been in for several years. With huge contracts lining the roster going into summer's free agency period, the team is usually only in position to make minor moves. This season, however, Boston has a good chunk of spending money to help add a few key pieces that may just turn the team into a title contender.We've all heard about the big...
Via Celtics Life
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Interview with Ronald Agers From True Hoop Network at ESPN.com

First off, a big thank you goes out to Ronald Agers who writes for True Hoop Network at ESPN.com. He was kind enough to take time to answer a few questions about the Boston Celtics and what he believes they should do this off-season. I asked him his opinion about the draft, certain draft prospects […] Interview with Ronald Agers From True Hoop Network at ESPN.com - Hardwood Houdini...
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10 hours ago

Why Celtics should trade for 76ers C Nerlens Noel

Nerlens Noel could soon be on the move from the 76ers. (Dan Hamilton/USA Today Sports) As Danny Ainge and co. head toward next month’s NBA draft, there’s a potential move available that the Celtics may want to explore. In an interview with ESPN South Jersey 97.3, ESPN’s Chad Ford said he believes there’s a very good chance the 76ers will trade either Jahlil Okafor or Nerlens...
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20 hours ago

Nerlens Noel is reportedly on the block and the Celtics should pounce

The NBA draft on June 23 is now less than a month away so trade rumors should start filtering in at a quicker pace.Those rumors will likely have a healthy dose of Boston mentions since the team has a total of eight picks in the first and second round including the No. 3 overall pick and plenty of young players already on the roster who may interest other teams. Another team that...
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge heads overseas to scout Dragan Bender, Ante Zizic

Dragan Bender Now we know why there were no pre-draft workouts this week in Waltham.  Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge went to Israel to watch highly-touted prospect and potential No. 3 pick Dragan Bender play, along with another European star in Ante Zizic.  The Celtics have three first-round picks at Nos. 3, 16 and 23.  According to the Herald’s Mark...
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1 day ago

Joakim Noah and Al Horford, A Florida Reunion in Boston?

The Boston Celtics front court could look completely different next season. Amir Johnson has a $12 million team option, Jonas Jerebko a $5 million option and Jared Sullinger is set to hit the free agent market as well. That leaves Boston with Kelly Olynyk and Jordan Mickey as their only big men on the roster heading […] Joakim Noah and Al Horford, A Florida Reunion in Boston?...
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1 day ago

How about a Joakim Noah and Al Horford reunion on the Celtics?

Yesterday, Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun Times wrote the following about free agent Joakim Noah:Noah has been telling teammates in recent weeks that he was done with the organization once free agency begins, and 'has no trust in the front office getting this in the right direction,' according to a Bulls player.However, Noah's agent, Bill Duffy, told the Chicago Tribune the following...
Via Celtics Life
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bradley makes 1st Team All Defense, Crowder just misses 2nd team

Avery Bradley was a defensive monster this year, and he’s finally been rewarded by making the NBA’s 1st Team All Defense (he was on the 2nd team three years ago). Bradley joins Kawhi Leonard, Draymond Green, DeAndre Jordan and Chris Paul on the 1st team, making him the only Eastern Conference player on the squad. The second team was made up of Tony Allen, Jimmy Butler, Hassan...
Via Red's Army
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Rumors: Do Celtics Have A Shot At Brandon Ingram With No. 3 Pick?

The Boston Celtics hold the No. 3 pick in the upcoming draft, but reportedly could end up with the No. 2 prospect — forward Brandon Ingram. Lakersnation.com reported Monday the Los Angeles Lakers are considering taking big man Dragan Bender with the second-overall pick. If true, things just got very, very interesting for the C’s. Check out the video above for more on how the...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge: Celtics won’t mortgage future for short-term success

Following their second consecutive early-round playoff exit, the Boston Celtics seem to be on the verge of breaking through in the Eastern Conference. With a ton of young talent and assets available to them in the upcoming NBA Draft, the expectation has to be that Boston wants to make a huge move to reach contending status. Always thinking as much about the long term as he is about...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics 2016 Starting Lineup Prediction

2015 was a largely successful season for the Boston Celtics. Now, with the money and assets they need in their hands, they need to do something big to get into actual contention for a Finals appearance. Here is my prediction for their starting lineup next season: Point Guard: Isaiah Thomas Thomas was clearly the most talented player on the Celtics this past season. He led the team...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rank the Boston Celtics’ trade assets part 2

Now on to the Celtics’ two most valuable player assets, to see Part One click here. Jae Crowder Crowder has four years/$29 million left on the contract he signed at the beginning of last season. The big question in these rankings was who to put at number two: Crowder or Smart.  Smart has the youth and the potential that NBA teams, especially rebuilding teams love.  Potential...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons predicts Celtics will trade for Jahlil Okafor

The Boston Celtics have the No. 3 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, and it seems like a foregone conclusion that they are going to trade it. The only question is how much they can get for it in what is considered a two-player draft. Bill Simmons believes the Celtics will trade the No. 3 pick to the Philadelphia 76ers for Jahlil Okafor. “I think the guy they’re going to trade...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kris Dunn’s agents trying to avoid teams with young, established PGs

Projected top-five pick Kris Dunn won’t have to wait long to hear his name called on draft night, but his agents would prefer he not go to a team with young, established point guards. As reported by The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Dunn’s camp did not submit their client to get a physical at the NBA combine, so they will control which teams have access to his medical records...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics would need to surrender No. 3 to trade for Jimmy Butler

The Boston Celtics have the pieces in place to form the NBA’s next great superteam. One problem—they might not want to. Danny Ainge and the Celtics just landed the third pick in the 2016 draft via the lottery. While not a bad slot, it puts the team out of the running for both Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram, meaning a guy as savvy as Ainge might just decide to up and trade the...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Here’s A List Of Every 2016 NBA Draft Pick The Celtics Own — For Now

Danny Ainge has a busy month ahead of him. There will be no shortage of decisions for the Boston Celtics’ president of basketball operations to make leading up to the June 23 NBA draft. Ainge and the Celtics learned Tuesday night they’ll select No. 3 overall at the draft by way of the Brooklyn Nets’ first-round pick they acquired in the trade that sent Paul Pierce and Kevin...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Revisiting Boston Celtics’ Luck In NBA Draft Lottery History

When it comes to the NBA Draft Lottery, the Boston Celtics haven’t had much luck. After winning 16 titles through 1986, Boston endured a string of bad luck and misfortune on and off the court, and the draft lottery has been a major part of that. The C’s have another shot at the No. 1 pick on Tuesday night, when the 2016 NBA Draft Lottery takes place. Boston has a 15.6 percent...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

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