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CELTICS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Brad Stevens' take on Draft Lottery reform

A league-wide vote on Wednesday sided against draft reform and to keep with the spoils of tanking (much to the chagrin of Philadelphia). Brad Stevens sounded off on the results and certainly didn’t seem phased. via masslive.com “I think I have a pretty good feel for where our ownership and leadership team, and what their opinions were and are. And mine as well. Regardless...
Via Celtics Life
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Highlights from the Celtics annual Tip-Off Gala

Last night the Celtics held their annual Tip-Off Gala, a fundraising event for the Shamrock Foundation that also serves as a bit of a fashion show for the players to kick off the new season.  Here are some of the highlights:The much anticipated Brandon Bass duds at tonight's #Celtics Shamrock Gala. pic.twitter.com/XxfjpG5Fe7— Scott Souza (@scott_souza) October 23, 2014James...
Via Celtics Life
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Powell to make the team

Stanford University product Dwight Powell Photo: ESPNThough he hasn't played a single regular season NBA game, Dwight Powell is already with his third NBA team. CSNNE editor Jimmy Toscano reports that Powell will make the team, to Brad Stevens' pleasure:"I have a pretty good feel for Dwight," Stevens said. "Played him twice in college. Thought he was a pro...
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Assistant Coach Walter McCarty Charged With Larceny

According to the Boston Celtics, assistant coach Walter McCarty was charged with larceny and appeared in Framingham District Court today for the incident that happened in Wayland. 
Via CLNS Radio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics Defeat Brooklyn Nets 100-86

Celtics vs Nets Wednesday night the Boston Celtics defeated the Brooklyn Nets by 14 points (100-86) in their preseason finale. Jared Sullinger scored 15 points and 17 rebounds for the Boston Celtics. Marcus Smart led the team with 16 points. Gerald Wallace added 12 to his team and Jeff Green scored 6 in the nine minutes that he played. For the Brooklyn Nets Mason Plumlee finished...
Via Basketball Bicker
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ainge: Draft lottery reform would be 'better for the game'

Danny Ainge says he support for NBA draft lottery reform was simple: He wants a league in which every team is trying to win. Making his regular appearance on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Toucher and Rich” on Thursday, the Boston Celtics’ president of basketball operations acknowledged he was definitely in the pro-reform camp. A proposal that would have lowered the worst team...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rajon Rondo Participates In Light Contact Drills At Celtics Practice

BOSTON — An opening-night return is looking more and more likely for Rajon Rondo. Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said before Wednesday’s preseason finale that Rondo is “progressing well” and has begun to take some light contact in practice. “He’ll continue to do a little bit more in practice,” Stevens said. “Did a little bit more (Tuesday). Anytime that...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where the Celtics are learning to fight

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. A day after the Boston Celtics overcame a 17-point deficit to defeat the Brooklyn Nets in a preseason game, Jared Sullinger offered an eyebrow-raising reaction to the rally. “Last year, this team would have laid...
Via Red's Army
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Rumors: Will Bynum could be the odd man out in Boston

Newly acquired point guard Will Bynum was not at the Boston Celtics practice facility on Monday. The Celtics must drop from 16 guaranteed contracts to meet the maximum of 15 for the regular season, and it seems very likely that Bynum will be the odd man out.Image by Erik Drost, via Wikimedia CommonsThe Celtics acquired Bynum last week from the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Joel...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rodney McGruder, Erik Murphy And Christian Watford Cut From Boston Celtics

In order to shave down the roster to 15 players, the Boston Celtics have cut camp invitees Rodney McGruder, Christian Watford and Erik Murphy from the squad. 
Via CLNS Radio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rajon Rondo could be back for opening night

Brad Stevens says Rajon Rondo is progressing well and could begin contact drills as early as next week. — Boston Celtics (@celtics) October 20, 2014 #celtics Head Coach Brad Stevens says it’s possible @RajonRondo could play opening night. pic.twitter.com/VL3oRjmqVB — Scott Sullivan (@SullyBunz) October 20, 2014 Nice bit of news coming out of Celtics practice today.  The...
Via Red's Army
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Evan Turner has quite a story

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Evan Turner was 5 years old when he bolted away from his mother on a Chicago sidewalk, straight into traffic. Iris James didn’t have time to react, beyond blurting a quick, horrified prayer as her son was hit...
Via Red's Army
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics trade Joel Anthony to Pistons for Will Bynum

The Boston Celtics have traded center Joel Anthony to the Detroit Pistons for guard Will Bynum. The Celtics made the move to reduce their books.  Anthony is set to make $3.8 million this season, while Bynum will earn $2.9 million, saving the team $900,000. Anthony, 32, was acquired by the Celtics from the Miami Heat in January. “We’re getting a physical, experienced player...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: What to do with Rajon Rondo?

The Boston Celtics are again left with the question of what to do about their once star point guard. Notice the once. Rajon Rondo hasn’t played a full season since 2009-2010, where he started 81 games for Doc Rivers and company. Since then, the 28-year-old PG’s games per season has been on steady a decrease as injuries have become an issue. After playing in only 53 games in the...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics asking price for Rondo is 'sky high'

Teams looking to acquire the services of Rajon Rondo will have to be willing to pony up one heck of a trade package. That’s according to Grantland’s Zach Lowe, who wrote Tuesday that the Boston Celtics aren’t looking to deal their star point guard for anything short of top dollar. “Boston has gauged the market for both over the last year or so, and its expected price for...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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