CELTICS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Boston Celtics: Week in Review 2/25/17

Danny Ainge balanced short-term needs and long-term goals by punting on this year’s NBA trade deadline.
Via CLNS Radio
5 hours ago

WATCH: Toronto Raptors def. Boston Celtics 107-97

In a potential Eastern Conference playoff matchup, the Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors battled to a 107-97 result, as the Raptors ultimately came out on top with new additions in tow and an all-star resting on their bench. DeMar DeRozan bested Isaiah Thomas in the battle of league leading scorers, as DeRozan once again came alive against the Celtics, netting a game-high and...
Via YouTube
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Recap: Celtics go hunting but get eaten again by Raptors

Since the Celtics’ comeback-surge victory against the Raptors Feb. 1, so many have anticipated this matchup. With so much riding on it, from playoff seeding to the perception of both teams around the league, it was as all-or-nothing as regular-season games get. While it was close more often than it wasn’t, the Cs showed some shortcoming while the Raptors preened with their shiny...
Via Red's Army
8 hours ago

Celtics fall to Raptors on the road, 107-97

The Celtics drop their second straight game on the road in a 107-97 loss to the Raptors. The matchup was their first game after the all-star break. The Raptors boasted their revamped lineup after a trade deadline that saw them make moves for Serge Ibaka (15 pts, 7 reb) and PJ Tucker (9 pts, 10 reb).Kyle Lowry was benched with a wrist injury, and Avery Bradley still sat on the sideline...
Via Celtics Life
9 hours ago

Demar DeRozan Torches Boston Celtics in First Game Back From All Star Break With Career-High 43 Points

Toronto Raptors def. Boston Celtics 107-97
Via CLNS Radio
9 hours ago

Kyle Lowry competed at All-Star Weekend with injured wrist

Toronto is feeling the post-All-Star blues in more ways than one.Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry was ruled for Friday’s game against the Boston Celtics due to a right wrist injury with head coach Dwane Casey saying that he will be re-evaluated next week, per Josh Lewenerg of TSN. Casey also revealed that Lowry hurt the wrist in Toronto’s final game before the All-Star break but...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

5 buyout free agents the Celtics could target after trade deadline

Danny Ainge still has some options after the trade deadline to improve the team.
Via Boston.com
13 hours ago

Terrence Jones reportedly interested in joining Celtics

Even if they let this year’s trade deadline pass without making a move, the Boston Celtics may still have a viable path towards improving their roster.Responding to a question from a Twitter follower on Friday, Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders reported that free agent big man Terrence Jones is interested in joining the Celtics. The 25-year-old Jones was released by the New Orleans...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

LOCKED ON CELTICS: The (no) trade deadline show

Everyone was watching to see what the Celtics were going to do, and they did… nothing. Was that the right move? MassLive’s Jay King and I break it all down with some help from MassLive’s Tom Westerholm. Here’s a hint: breathe, it’s gonna be OK. Enjoy the show! Having trouble listening? Go directly to our show page on Audio Boom. From there you can download the audio (lower...
Via Red's Army
18 hours ago

The Boston Celtics Need Health as the Trade Deadline Passes

As the Celtics return to action after a quiet trade deadline, all Boston can hope for is to stay healthy. For this year’s trade deadline, rumors were swirling around the Boston Celtics. Jimmy Butler, Paul George, and Andre Drummond were the big name players that Boston was linked to, but ultimately there wasn’t a deal […] The Boston Celtics Need Health as the Trade Deadline...
Via Hardwood Houdini
21 hours ago

Celtics Beat w/ Steve Bulpett 2/26/17

198: Steve Bulpett | NBA Trade Deadline Recap | Boston Celtics Pursuit of Jimmy Butler & Paul George
Via CLNS Radio
1 day ago

The (mostly) boring history of the Celtics at the trade deadline

If you feel a little miffed by the lack of movement involving the Boston Celtics' roster, it's probably no consolation to hear today's (lack of) events are not exactly out of the ordinary, true or not. In fact, the Celtics, historically speaking, have been one of the league's least exciting teams on the day of the NBA trade deadline since Larry Bird was an obstacle to other teams...
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago

Danny Ainge opens up about why Celtics didn’t make a trade before deadline

After weeks of speculation that the Boston Celtics would acquire a superstar at the trade deadline, Thursday came and went with the Celtics doing absolutely nothing, not even a small trade for depth.Boston’s roster remains as is, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. After all, the Celtics are in second place in the Eastern Conference, so they must be doing something right.But...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Here's why the Pacers didn't trade Paul George

Paul George was one of the bigger names that had potential to change teams in advance of Thursday's NBA trade deadline, but after listening to several offers, the Pacers decided to stand pat. The Celtics were the ones most likely to acquire George in any deal that might have gotten done, but Indiana's asking price of several rotation players and Brooklyn's unprotected 2017 first...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Celtics Rumors: Are Pacers attempting to clear roster spots so they can send Paul George to Boston?

OK, now the rumor mill is getting good. According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, the Pacers are calling around trying to clear roster spots. Why, you ask? Note the language: teams “suspect” the flurry of activity “might” be related to Celtics talks. That’s by no means definitive, but with Woj already reporting that the C’s are willing to include this year’s Nets pick...
Via Green Street
1 day ago

Isaiah Thomas has funny explanation for emojis

All it took was one emoji tweeted by Isaiah Thomas to send the Internet into a frenzy. And now the Boston Celtics guards is explaining the meaning behind his tweet.Thomas sent out a tweet on Monday evening that contained just one emoji of eyes looking at something. NBA fans went nuts over the emoji tweet, thinking it signified the Celtics were making a trade.Nothing materialized...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Paul George trade unlikely despite interest from Lakers and Celtics

It was surprising to hear the Indiana Pacers might trade superstar Paul George ahead of Thursday’s deadline.Might is a good word here because the longer the rumors drag on, the more unlikely it seems a move might actually happen—even if the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers are known suitors.According to Basketball Insiders’ Steve Kyler, the asking price is simply too high...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas continues to troll over trade rumors

If we can say one thing about Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas, it’s this. He knows how to get people going with a simple emoji tweet.Only two days after getting everyone buzzing with a one-emoji tweet, Thomas has done it again. What could he mean by this? Is he saying that things are moving too slow? Is he somehow trying to trick the Celtics or some other organization into...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics focused on Jimmy Butler amid Cousins trade news

The Boston Celtics, given the Sunday’s NBA blockbuster, appear to be sitting on the sideline at the moment.The New Orleans Pelicans reportedly acquired DeMarcus Cousins from the Sacramento Kings late Sunday night for a price that certainly didn’t seem very steep at all. New Orleans sent back a package that included 2016 first-round selection Buddy Hield, a 2017 first-round pick...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Butler to Celtics talk will loom over All-Star week

Forget about the Carmelo Anthony trade rumors. According to one report, Jimmy Butler is the hottest name on the NBA’s trade market right now, and he could be headed to the Boston Celtics before the deadline on Feb. 23rd.Talking about the trade deadline on his Woj Report Saturday night, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical said Butler to Boston rumors “will loom over the entire...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas couldn't sleep after meeting Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan has the power to fuel anyone’s hoop dreams, even battle-hardened NBA veterans like Isaiah Thomas.The Celtics star met Jordan for the first time Friday in New Orleans, and the experience is one he won’t soon forget. Thomas giddily told The Boston Globe’s Gary Washburn about the effect Jordan’s compliments had on him.“Michael Jordan, I met Michael Jordan,...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas tells official bad call was ‘f—ing horrible’

The Celtics suffered arguably their most brutal loss of the season on Thursday night when Jimmy Butler sank two free throws with 0.9 seconds remaining to win the game, 104-103.Marcus Smart was whistled for a questionable foul on Butler, which really didn’t look to be a foul. And how an official calls one that late to decide a game just shows how big of a role judgement plays as...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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