Boston Celtics Newsfeed Podcast 10/25/16

[News] Marcus Smart ruled out for season-opener | R.J. Hunter thanks Boston Celtics fans | Powered by CLNS Radio
Via CLNS Radio
3 hours ago

Isaiah Thomas on season: ‘If we put it all together, we could be special’

Isaiah Thomas looks to raise the Celtics to a new level this season. (Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports) WALTHAM – Isaiah Thomas is well aware of the lofty expectations of most Celtics fans this season.  The All-Star guard from a year ago has his own goals heading into the 2016-17 season opener Wednesday against the Nets.  “To be another All-Star. All-NBA. Win a playoff series...
Via Green Street
4 hours ago

Locked On Celtics: How James Young won the final spot

In the first ever three-host Locked on Celtics podcast, MassLive’s Jay King, WEEI’s Sam Packard, and I all reacted to the news that James Young has beaten out RJ Hunter for the final roster spot. What gave him the edge over RJ Hunter? The guys also take Twitter questions from listeners. Enjoy the show! Having trouble listening? Go directly to our show page on Audio Boom. From...
Via Red's Army
6 hours ago

Pre Season Evaluation of Jaylen Brown

It was only the preseason but Boston Celtics fans got a solid early look at what to expect from Jaylen Brown this season.  Brown reaching his potential will take time and development, but the top three pick seems more than ready to contribute this year. At first, I assumed Brown would be brought along slowly […] Pre Season Evaluation of Jaylen Brown - Hardwood Houdini - Hardwood...
Via Hardwood Houdini
6 hours ago

Danny Ainge had some strong words for Celtics guard James Young

Young earned a roster spot this week, but Ainge wants him to keep fighting.
Via Boston.com
8 hours ago

Gerald Green Needs to Prove his Value Early on

  With Kelly Olynyk and potentially Marcus Smart out to begin the season, the Boston Celtics are going to need someone new to step up on the second unit. Gerald Green‘s role is a bit of a mystery at this point and these early games could be the most important of his season, both for […] Gerald Green Needs to Prove his Value Early on - Hardwood Houdini - Hardwood Houdini - A...
Via Hardwood Houdini
9 hours ago

5 keys to the Celtics' success this season

Improved rebounding and 3-point shooting will be among the points of emphasis for the Celtics this season.
Via Boston.com
15 hours ago

Boston Celtics: James Young Makes Final Cut

The Boston Celtics knew that a tough decision was coming with the final roster cuts due today, and in what has been one of the most disappointing starts to a Celtics player career in the Brad Stevens era, James Young appears to have finally made the progress he needed. After an exciting preseason, Young beat […] Boston Celtics: James Young Makes Final Cut - Hardwood Houdini - Hardwood...
Via Hardwood Houdini
1 day ago

Celtics Keep James Young, Cut R.J. Hunter

One of the most hyped 15th man battles in Celtics history came to an end on Monday afternoon when the Celtics elected to keep third-year swingman James Young over second-year guard R.J. Hunter. The 23-year-old (it was his birthday Monday) Hunter put up a good fight in the preseason battle with Young, but ultimately Young’s youth, improved shooting and size gave him the edge by...
Via Celtics Hub
1 day ago

Video: Another double double for Ante Zizic for Cibona in the ABA

While the Celtics late 2015 1st rounder R.J. Hunter learned today that playing for the Celtics will not be in his future, this year's late 1st rounder Ante Zizic continues to impress overseas. Expect Zizic to head over the U.S. next season to suit up in Boston. Click here for more recent Celtics videos
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago

Danny Ainge is being patient, and still building a contender

Building a contender in today's NBA is a very difficult endeavor. Celtics GM Danny Ainge has already done it once in Boston, and he's on the verge of creating another powerhouse in the Eastern Conference. He's not quite there yet, and he's still looking for ways to put this team over-the-top. Via Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer:“We’re trying to find deals. And sometimes you have...
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago

Celtics cut former first-round pick Hunter on his birthday

For a professional basketball player, getting paid to play on your birthday has to be a highlight every year. Sadly for one player, instead of playing on his birthday, he was waived by his team. With the 28th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, the Boston Celtics drafted R.J. Hunter out of Georgia State. The 23-year-old played in 36 games for the Celtics last season and averaged...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Locked On Celtics: How many games will the Celtics win?

After a quick update on Marcus Smart and Kelly Olynyk’s injuries, MassLive’s Jay King and I get into a new round of win projections for the league and the Celtics. The numbers say one thing, but we think it’s wrong, and we’ll explain why. Enjoy the show! Having trouble listening? Go directly to our show page on Audio Boom. From there you can download the audio (lower right...
Via Red's Army
1 day ago

Reports: Celtics waive R.J. Hunter, give final roster spot to James Young

R.J. Hunter The Celtics have trimmed their roster for the start of the regular season, and former first-round pick R.J. Hunter was the final casualty, according to multiple reports. The team’s decision came down to Hunter vs. James Young, a pair of shooters who have thus far underachieved. The Celtics selected Hunter 28th overall in 2015, but he never cracked the rotation or...
Via Green Street
1 day ago

Celtics Roster Moves: R.J. Hunter Reportedly Waived; James Young Makes Team

The battle for the Boston Celtics’ 15th and final roster spot apparently has ended. The Celtics waived second-year guard R.J. Hunter on Monday, a source told ESPN.com’s Jeff Goodman. That means James Young, who also was on the fringe of making the team, is on the roster, according to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Those moves come after the C’s tried to shop Hunter for...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Season Preview: Four Burning Questions As 2016-17 Campaign Begins

The Boston Celtics are back, and there’s a different feeling in the air on Causeway Street. After a whirlwind offseason that saw the Celtics whiff on Kevin Durant but land All-Star big man Al Horford, Boston enters the 2016-17 campaign with its highest expectations since the Big Three disbanded. With Horford and rookie Jaylen Brown added to a club that boasts a solid returning...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

BREAKING NEWS: Boston Celtics Waive R.J. Hunter

Boston Celtics release 2015 NBA Draft First Round Selection R.J. Hunter. James Young Wins Final Roster Spot.
Via CLNS Radio
1 day ago

WATCH: Brad Stevens on Marcus Smart injury status, Boston Celtics singing him Happy Birthday

Birthday boy Brad Stevens talked about Marcus Smart's injury status, turning 40, having his team sing him happy birthday, bringing back Kelly Olynyk from shoulder rehab in the future and the upcoming Boston Celtics season.
Via YouTube
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Avery Bradley on playing with Al Horford for Boston Celtics

Avery Bradley talked about his personal development over the years and what it has been like playing with Al Horford and helping Kelly Olynyk get through his shoulder rehab.
Via YouTube
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Boston Celtics sing Happy Birthday to New 40-year-old coach Brad Stevens

Brad Stevens' entire Boston Celtics team sang him happy birthday at practice Saturday. Filmed by Jared Weiss for CLNS Radio. Follow for more videos @JaredWeissNBA & @CLNSRadio
Via YouTube
3 days ago  |  Discuss

What's next? The small man's game for the Celtics

My favorite element in all of basketball is the free-flowing guard that is too small to be labeled a shooting guard but can score way better than the traditional point guard. The reason why is because there is an impulsive spirit within those players. Most of them were passed on by big name colleges because you can’t teach height, and there are thousands of 6’2″ combo guards...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Horford's addition gives Celtics high hopes for new year

BOSTON (AP) From afar, Al Horford has always had respect for the history of the Boston Celtics. He made his first visit to the Garden as a rookie in 2007 and found himself drawn to the championship banners that hung above the court. That was the same season that Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen joined Paul Pierce to form the Big 3 and went on to win Boston's 17th NBA championship...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Al Horford discusses helping make Boston Celtics contender again

On a fall Friday in Manhattan, Al Horford practiced jump shots on a side court during the Boston Celtics’ midday practice. You wouldn’t be able to tell by his understated manner, but Horford is Boston’s biggest free agent signing in recent memory. He’s centerpiece of a well-executed offseason plan which catapulted the Celtics from ascendant playoff team to Eastern Conference...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Thomas thinks Cousins would be a great fit for Celtics

The Boston Celtics finally landed a big-name free agent this offseason in All-Star forward Al Horford. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re content with their current roster — just ask Isaiah Thomas. The Celtics point guard was the team’s most avid recruiter this offseason, telling any NBA superstar who would listen to team up with him in Boston. Now, Thomas appears...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics have interest in signing JR Smith

The Cleveland Cavaliers may finally have competition if they want to bring back J.R. Smith. According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, the Boston Celtics are among several teams with interest in the swingman. There are, of course, caveats. If Smith went to Boston, he’d be giving up a starting job with the reigning champions to be Avery Bradley’s backup. The Celtics...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

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