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CELTICS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: Asking price 'too steep' for Howard trade to Celtics

Dwight Howard will not be donning the shamrock any time soon. Yahoo! Sports’ Chris Mannix reported Friday that while the Boston Celtics engaged the Houston Rockets in trade talks involving Howard, they were not willing to give up the pieces necessary to swing a deal for the eight-time NBA All-Star. “Howard won’t be going to Boston, league sources told The Vertical, and the...
Via NESN.com
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics Mid-Season Superlatives

As the Boston Celtics approach the All-Star break, it’s hard to determine exactly what to make of this team. As of this blog, Boston stands at 29-22 and is tied for third place in the Eastern Conference. Considering the trade deadline is also approaching, the Celtics roster could look drastically different in a month than it does now. However, fans have started to love this squad...
Via isportsweb.com
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Celtics’ Danny Ainge talks trading Nets pick

The Boston Celtics and Danny Ainge sit on an absolute gold mine of trade assets ahead of the February 18 NBA trade deadline, chief among them a first-round pick belonging to the Brooklyn Nets. Ainge and the Celtics continue to pop up in trade rumors for that very reason. One rumbling linked the team to the Houston Rockets and center Dwight Howard. Another simply suggested the Celtics...
Via The Sports Daily
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge says he's in no rush to get Jordan Mickey on the floor for the Celtics

Free Mickey?In our recent CelticsLife Live show, we discussed whether or not it may be time to start integrating some of the kids (and by kids I mean the three rookies and James Young) into the rotation.  At some point, we need to find out if any of them can play--preferably before the next draft comes around and Boston has the chance to make eight more picks.As far as D-League...
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Brad is not bad at this coaching thing

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Your ability to stay calm and collected during games has been widely noted across social media. Are you really going crazy inside when you have those stoic nonreactions to everything that happens in a game? Stevens...
Via Red's Army
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Beast from the Northeast ’99 Problems’ Tee

Boston Celtics fan favorite Jae Crowder is happy to give you 99 problems on both ends for 48 minutes and if the game goes into overtime, he’s willing to give you more problems at his coaches request just for fun. Show love for one of the hardest working dudes in Beantown with this 99 Problems tee from the good folks over at Beast from the Northeast. Cop yours over at beastfromthenortheast...
Via Hooped Up
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics intend to trade or buy out David Lee

David Lee will reportedly be departing Boston within the next two weeks. The Celtics forward will be traded or bought out by the February 18 trade deadline, according to Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck. Some trade buzz: BOS intends to move David Lee by Feb. 18 deadline, or buy him out. Lee is out of rotation and wants a role somewhere. — Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) February...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics Daily Links 2/3/16

News And Opinions About The Boston Celtics From Around The Internet
Via CLNS Radio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

David Lee To Be Traded Or Bought Out By Celtics

The Boston Celtics will buy out David Lee if they are unable to move him by the deadline. Lee is in the final season of his current contract. Lee is out of the Celtics' rotation and would like to have a role somewhere else. During his final season with the Golden State Warriors, Lee was out of the rotation but he ended up playing critical minutes in the playoffs.
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics have discussed Howard trade with Rockets

The Boston Celtics have a treasure chest of quality assets — both in terms of young players and first-round draft picks — to use before the Feb. 18 trade deadline or over the summer to acquire a superstar player. One player the Celtics reportedly are targeting is Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard, per Frank Isola of the New York Daily News. “Meanwhile, the Celtics have...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics 2.0: The Real Selling of the Green

Daughter of Famed Boston Celtics Patriarch Red Auerbach Outraged by Boston Celtics Game Presentation
Via CLNS Radio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Notes: Boston’s Bench Does Heavy Lifting In Strong Fourth Quarter

What if we told you the Boston Celtics’ starters scored just two points in the fourth quarter Tuesday night? And what if we told you that was the team’s highest-scoring quarter of the game? Both of those sentences are true, as the Celtics relied on the stellar efforts of three bench players to finish off the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. The unlikely trio of Kelly...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Recap: Zeller, Turner power Celtics past Knicks

It wasn’t a particularly great game for the Celtics. They came out cold, but Brad Stevens made a lineup adjustment that worked and guys who didn’t play well early stepped up late and the Celtics came out of New York with a 97-89 win. The first half wasn’t particularly great for Boston. They took 13 3’s and missed all of them. They shot 38% as a whole from the floor, and...
Via Red's Army
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Boston Celtics are in great position for next year’s rise in salary cap. What does that mean?

As most of Celtics Nation is aware of, the C’s have been in rebuilding mode since the departure of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. Danny Ainge and the front office has been steadily acquiring future (draft pick treasure chest) and current (Isaiah Thomas, Brad Stevens) assets to put the franchise in a position where they can build a winning culture and still be in a position to...
Via Celtics Life
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics up to No. 8 in ESPN power rankings, are they the third-best team in the East?

No. 8 Jonas Jerekbo thinks so.In his latest NBA power rankings, ESPN's Marc Stein has the Celtics in the No. 8 position overall (up from No. 11 last week).  Following a nod to Isaiah Thomas' All-Star appearance, Stein says the following about Boston:Yet the glee isn't quite what it could be, because C's fans know this team really should have a grip on the East's No. 3 seed by now...
Via Celtics Life
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where we speculate about Al Horford coming to Boston

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Horford is averaging 15.2 points, seven rebounds and three assists through 49 games this season and is taking a career-high three 3-pointers per game. He’s shooting a respectable 33.1 percent from long distance...
Via Red's Army
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics News & Notes 2/1/16: Jae Crowder Uncertain About Status for Tuesday's Game in New York

Along with Isaiah Thomas and Evan Turner, Crowder has appeared in all of Boston's games this season.
Via CLNS Radio
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: What’s coming next

Just over a week ago, I wrote an article outlining what the Boston Celtics needed to do in order to improve their record above the .500 mark that they had hovered around for so long. In that article, I stated how they needed to improve in their rebounding effort, their defensive effort, and their consistency. After making these several improvements, the Celtics are now on a 5 game...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics little big man Thomas enjoying All-Star selection

BOSTON (AP) Isaiah Thomas didn't come into the NBA with elevated hype. So it shouldn't be a surprise that the first player 5-foot-9 or smaller to earn an All-Star selection since 1979 doesn't mind keeping a low profile. The Celtics point guard says it's just the first of many goals he has set for himself. ''I've just been trying to enjoy it. Enjoy the moment,'' Thomas said the...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: Isaiah Thomas All Star Implications

Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas has been one of the most underrated success stories of the season this year. As a whole, the Celtics are 26-21 and the fifth seed in a tight Eastern Conference. Although this seasons Celtics are a bit of a surprise to the rest of the NBA, avid fans of the team could see this coming a mile away. Thomas was just selected to play in the All-Star...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics lose power at practice facility, use iPhones for lighting

The Boston Celtics practice facility experienced a power outage on Thursday, but luckily for shootaround, everyone brought their iPhones. The lights went out on the Celtics rather abruptly during their Thursday afternoon practice, but everyone soldiered on by lighting things up with iPhones. Here’s the photo, via ESPN’s Chris Forsberg: Power just went out at Celtics practice...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge and Celtics looking for ‘star’ at NBA trade deadline?

Go ahead and add Danny Ainge’s Boston Celtics to the mix of possible teams making notable moves ahead of the NBA trade deadline. The Celtics sit in fifth place in the Eastern Conference at 26-21, but Ainge has been pretty candid over the past few weeks about his team’s chances of winning a title, rather openly admitting that making a move would help his team keep up with the...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Smart And Boston's Playoff Chances This Season

In a very congested battle for playoff position in the Eastern Conference, the Boston Celtics are currently eighth. Brad Stevens has had an incredibly challenging job of managing all of the depth on this roster. He has done well eliminating the likes of David Lee and Tyler Zeller out of the rotation as the season has progressed, but this team has yet to play to its full potential...
Via RealGM - NBA
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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