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CELTICS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Trial 44 Minute Game Tested, Boston Celtics @ Brooklyn Nets

After much speculation on how the shortened game time would effect the game it was finally put to a test yesterday. In Boston, they wanted to see how much the 44 Minute game time would effect not only the playing time of each player but the amount of points scored in games. Players who benefit the most out of the 11 minute quarters are your run of the mill big power forwards, such...
Via Basketball Bicker
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rajon Rondo: Celtics ‘Going To Surprise A Lot Of People’ Under Brad Stevens

Last season was a trial run of sorts for Brad Stevens. Mediocrity was expected from the 2013-14 Boston Celtics, no matter who held the position of head coach. Now, in his second year on an NBA bench, Stevens knows what to expect. And, perhaps more importantly, he has the full trust of the players he’s leading. “Even though it’s a different level, he’s had success at the college...
Via NESN.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Joel Anthony Traded For Will Bynum

For the past seven years Joel Anthony played for the Miami Heat. In January 2014 he was sent to the Boston Celtics in a three-way trade. As of Friday, October 17th, the Center is now a member  of the Detroit Pistons. According to ESPN, Anthony was traded to the Pistons in exchange for point guard Will Bynum. Bymun who signed with the Pistons in 2008 is now  playing for the Boston...
Via Basketball Bicker
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Rookie James Young Practices, On Track For Wednesday Return

WALTHAM, Mass. — James Young should have one final preseason game to showcase his skills for the Boston Celtics. Young, the 17th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft, has been sidelined since the preseason opener with a hamstring injury but is nearing a return to action. Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said Monday that the rookie will participate in Monday’s non-contact practice...
Via NESN.com
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens says it's possible Rajon Rondo could play opening night, Rondo isn't so sure

Reports from the Celtics practice today in Waltham: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 coach Brad Stevens: a chance Rajon Rondo could be cleared for contact by end of week, opening night still possible.— Scott Souza (@scott_souza) October 20, 2014Rondo had a...
Via Celtics Life
22 hours 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
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Joakim Noah wants Tom Thibodeau to do yoga with him

In terms of interesting people on the Chicago Bulls roster, you have to note that center Joakim Noah would be near the top of the list. Recently, Noah sat down for an interview for The Daily Beast and discussed a myriad of subjects from his time at the University of Florida to growing up in New York to being invited to the White House. When the interview questions went in the direction...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: Joel Anthony-Will Bynum Trade Grade

Boston Celtics: Joel Anthony-Will Bynum Trade Grade By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Celtics Get: Will Bynum Pistons Get: Joel Anthony In a small move, the Celtics have traded Joel Anthony to the Pistons for Will Bynum. However, this trade could have big implications, as it is telling. I will get to that in a second, but 1st let me analyze the trade. I am...
Via HoopStuff
2 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Bynum won’t be a Celtic for very long

The Celtics have way too many guys on the roster, so they’re going to have to make some cuts.  Once of those cuts will very likely be newly acquired guard Will Bynum. Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge and guard Will Bynum are expected to meet on Saturday, according to two NBA sources, and the team is likely to waive Bynum, who was acquired Friday from the...
Via Red's Army
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Another trade coming? Investigating ways the Celtics can get their roster to 15 players

With less than two weeks until opening night, the Celtics have 20 players in camp, five more than the 15 player maximum that they need to cut down to before their first game.However, four of those cuts are relatively easy to project, as Christian Watford, Erik Murphy, Rodney McGruder and Tim Frazier are all working under non-gauranteed contracts/camp invitations. Whenever the Cs...
Via Celtics Life
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens uses classic coaching ploy to motivate Avery Bradley

According to the Celtics official Twitter account Brad Stevens says Avery Bradley is not a lock to start at the two position this season: Brad Stevens leaves door open for anyone to start at SG: "Rondo will start at the 1 but we could go with any number of combos next to him."— Boston Celtics (@celtics) October 16, 2014I'm not buying it. You don't give a player...
Via Celtics Life
3 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid's younger brother passes away

Philadelphia 76ers rookie Joel Embiid’s younger brother, Arthur, died Thursday, the team announced. Embiid will not attend the 76ers’ preseason game Thursday night against the Boston Celtics. Sixers head coach Brett Brown, general manager Sam Hinkie and forward Luc Mbah a Moute will miss the game, as well, to be with the young Kansas product. “We obviously consider members...
Via NESN.com
4 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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