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CELTICS RUMORS & GOSSIP

SEC Player of the Year, Bobby Portis, Among Six Players to Workout for the Boston Celtics

With four picks in the 2015 NBA Draft, the Celtics are expected to host a number of different players for workouts.
Via CLNS Radio
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Taking a look at Brad Stevens' trade value

Last week on Boston.com a Globe reader by the name Ted F marinated on Brad Stevens the trade asset for a while. His conclusion? The only players in the NBA he'd deal Bradley Kent Stevens for were Anthony Davis and ... that's it. That's Ted F's whole wish list for Stevens. No Lebron, no Steph, no Harden. Not the first pick in the draft. If Ted F was the Celts' GM: you better dangle...
Via Celtics Life
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas hosts basketball tournament in hometown

Isaiah Thomas returned home this holiday weekend to host his second annual "Memorial Day Zeke-End Basketball Tournament" in Tacoma, Washington.The tournament brought 24 adult teams littered with NBA talent to Foss High School in Tacoma for the three-day event.The Celtics were well represented at the tournament, with Kelly Olynyk and Phil Pressey playing on Thomas' team and Avery...
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: Grading Their Season

  Source: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images North America By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… Season Summary The Boston Celtics improved immensely over the course of the 2015 season, as they were able to make their way into the playoff picture with a 40-42 season, despite losing Rajon Rondo via trade. They were able to stumble upon a surprisingly effective Jae Crowder, while...
Via HoopStuff
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics News & Notes from May 26: Danny Ainge wants Isaiah Thomas' input on free agents; JaVale McGee still a potential target for Celtics; Lots of trade-up options in NBA Draft

Via CLNS Radio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Stevens knows what type of players the Celtics need to acquire

The Boston Celtics have several weaknesses heading into next season. They don't have any superstars or even All-Star level talent. They don't have a true starting center who can crash the glass, anchor the defense and protect the rim. Brad Stevens knows these things are critical ingredients in a winning recipe, but he also values a different type of player. Here's what he recently...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens loves being involved in the draft process

Celtics head coach Brad Stevens is a virtuous Xs and Os magician. He summons the very best out of those who play for him and puts guys in the best possible position to succeed. But Stevens also loves working after the season is over, when it's time for the draft. He still has several ties to collegiate basketball, and enjoys participating in the entire process to help Boston be...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: Potential draft day trade-up targets

As the NBA Draft nears, the Boston Celtics are diligently examining the players on their big board and finalizing the short list of prospects they will be looking to select when their name is called on draft day. While this should be a strong draft class, the talent pool is a little top heavy, as there are only 7 or 8 truly elite prospects. The Celtics, who have two picks in the...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jared Sullinger wishes you would believe in him

[begin sarcasm]No matter how many years Jared Sullinger remains at an inflated playing weight, people keep thinking he will continue weighing in heavy. No matter how many conditioning-related injuries he suffers, people keep assuming he will deal with more conditioning-related injuries. People can be so ridiculous to assume that the past is a reasonable predictor of the present....
Via Celtics Life
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas: Danny Ainge wants my input on free agents

It sounds like Isaiah Thomas will be adding the title of NBA recruiter to his resume this summer. The Boston Celtics plan to be big players in free agency this offseason, and Danny Ainge, the team’s president of basketball operations, is seeking the help of his No. 1 scorer. “Danny said if there’s any free agent out there I’m interested in, to let him know,” Thomas...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Isaiah Thomas has Danny’s ear in free agency

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. Isaiah Thomas has played for three NBA teams in just over one year, so he understands the fickle nature of his industry. Even though the point guard was the catalyst behind the Celtics’ improbable resurgence...
Via Red's Army
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Celtics Are Completing the Process (3 Prospects they Should Target)

The Boston Celtics are in a rebuilding process. Most back seat GMs were calling for the end of the Celtic lore when they traded Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to Brooklyn two season ago. Yet, two short seasons later, fresh faced coach Brad Stevens has turned a project into a playoff team. Doubling their win total in his second season at the helm, they snuck into the playoffs as...
Via TopSportsReport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: Start Isaiah Thomas Next Season?

Source: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images North America By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… If you watched the Celtics with Isaiah Thomas, there is no doubting that he is easily their best player. However, he was used as a sixth man and I think that no team’s best offensive player should be a reserve, it just doesn’t make sense, as they wont get the minutes they should...
Via HoopStuff
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Avery Bradley not just getting better on the court

Avery Bradley had one of the best years of his career this past season, but his numbers and performance on the court weren't his only concentration. As one of the best players on an improbable playoff team, Bradley had to help carry his Celtics during games and in the locker room.Now, it appears he's getting better at it. And even after failing to make an All-Defense team, he's holding...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics News & Notes From May 22: Celtics Interested in DeMarre Carroll; Kosta Koufos Is A Possibility; Justin Anderson A Fan Of Brad Stevens

Via CLNS Radio
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics slighted in FiveThirtyEight rankings of greatest teams

Nate Silver and his team of brainiacs at FiveThirtyEight have released new rankings of the best NBA teams of all-time. And here’s the top 10…   One Celtics team in the top 10? 17 championship teams and one makes the top 10??? Before I start spouting off, let’s look at the criteria: The ratings depend only on the final score of each game and where it was played (home-court...
Via Red's Army
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics prioritizing re-signing SF Jae Crowder

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The Boston Celtics surprised the NBA this past season and were able to make it to the NBA Playoffs. Unfortunately, they ran into the Cleveland Cavaliers and were swept out of the playoffs immediately. According to a report from Adam Himmelsbach, the Celtics have prioritized re-signing small forward Jae Crowder this coming offseason. Celtics pres...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens in spotlight during ESPN Radio appearance

Continuing his rise in the ranks of respected NBA coaches, Brad Stevens joined Mike & Mike on ESPN Radio this morning to discuss a wide array of basketball topics. The Celtics’ young mentor weighed in on the use of analytics in the NBA, the best strategy for defending Stephen Curry and the Warriors, how teams approach the draft, and the potential effects of the college...
Via Red's Army
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Boston Celtics should pursue DeAndre Jordan

With NBA free agency fast approaching, all sorts of rumors and reports will circulate around the league. A report that surfaced Tuesday reveals that DeAndre Jordan is unhappy in Los Angeles, and may look to move elsewhere during free agency. Jordan is an unrestricted free agent, meaning he can accept any offer and play for any team he wants. The Boston Celtics should definitely...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Celtics Should Root For Timberwolves To Win 2015 NBA Draft Lottery

The Boston Celtics’ surge into the 2014-15 postseason guaranteed they wouldn’t be participating in the 2015 NBA Draft lottery. But that doesn’t mean they won’t be keeping a close eye on the ping pong balls, with a focus on one team in particular: the Minnesota Timberwolves. As part of a trade that sent forward Brandan Wright to the Phoenix Suns...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Will Be ‘Very, Very Active’ In Offseason, Assistant GM Says

If the Boston Celtics don’t make any major trades or free-agent signings this summer, it won’t be for a lack of trying. The Celtics plan to be busy in the offseason and have plenty of assets, including young players and draft picks, to make substantial roster changes with the hopes of competing for a championship in the near future. “We’ve got a lot of opportunities to do...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: top options in the upcoming NBA Draft

The Boston Celtics have four picks in the upcoming NBA draft, which takes place on June 25th in Brooklyn, New York.  Due to the Celtics’ late-season playoff push, their first pick comes at 16, outside the lottery and past the point in the draft where teams typically expect to get a true impact player.  There have of course been exceptions. Boston, in fact, made a draft day trade...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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