CELTICS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Joakim Noah and Al Horford, A Florida Reunion in Boston?

The Boston Celtics front court could look completely different next season. Amir Johnson has a $12 million team option, Jonas Jerebko a $5 million option and Jared Sullinger is set to hit the free agent market as well. That leaves Boston with Kelly Olynyk and Jordan Mickey as their only big men on the roster heading […] Joakim Noah and Al Horford, A Florida Reunion in Boston?...
Via Hardwood Houdini
1 hour ago

Are Jordan Mickey and Terry Rozier On the Block?

It’s no secret that the Boston Celtics have an unprecedented collection of assets and that starts with their ridiculous amount of draft picks. The Celtics have also done a great job of assembling great young and promising prospects and if Danny Ainge is interested in making a block buster trade, two of their youngest and […] Are Jordan Mickey and Terry Rozier On the Block? -...
Via Hardwood Houdini
18 hours ago

How about a Joakim Noah and Al Horford reunion on the Celtics?

Yesterday, Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun Times wrote the following about free agent Joakim Noah:Noah has been telling teammates in recent weeks that he was done with the organization once free agency begins, and 'has no trust in the front office getting this in the right direction,' according to a Bulls player.However, Noah's agent, Bill Duffy, told the Chicago Tribune the following...
Via Celtics Life
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Five Undervalued Free Agents the Celtics Should Target

The debate about whether the Boston Celtics should draft Dragan Bender or a shooter is in full swing. Trying to think of ideas about how the Celtics can land a rim protector like Hassan Whiteside or a shooter like Harrison Barnes is on as well. Boston has the money to sign two players to max […] Five Undervalued Free Agents the Celtics Should Target - Hardwood Houdini - Hardwood...
Via Hardwood Houdini
1 day ago

Celtics choice: Kevin Love vs. Paul George

As the days pass leading up to June’s NBA Draft, we want to encourage the debate regarding what the Celtics should do with the No. 3 overall pick. In that spirit, we present, “Celtics choice.” Today: Using the No. 3 pick to trade for Cavaliers forward Kevin Love or Pacers forward Paul George. The case for Love Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0) shoots over Toronto Raptors forward...
Via Green Street
1 day ago

Celtics’ Avery Bradley named to NBA All-Defensive first team

Celtics shooting guard Avery Bradley has made a habit of setting challenging individual goals for himself ahead of every season. On Wednesday, he achieved a lofty one: NBA All-Defensive first team. A panel of 130 media members voted Bradley as one of the league’s top defenders for the first time in his career. The 25-year-old […] The post Celtics’ Avery Bradley named to NBA...
Via Boston.com
1 day ago

Bradley makes 1st Team All Defense, Crowder just misses 2nd team

Avery Bradley was a defensive monster this year, and he’s finally been rewarded by making the NBA’s 1st Team All Defense (he was on the 2nd team three years ago). Bradley joins Kawhi Leonard, Draymond Green, DeAndre Jordan and Chris Paul on the 1st team, making him the only Eastern Conference player on the squad. The second team was made up of Tony Allen, Jimmy Butler, Hassan...
Via Red's Army
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NBA Rumors: Do Celtics Have A Shot At Brandon Ingram With No. 3 Pick?

The Boston Celtics hold the No. 3 pick in the upcoming draft, but reportedly could end up with the No. 2 prospect — forward Brandon Ingram. Lakersnation.com reported Monday the Los Angeles Lakers are considering taking big man Dragan Bender with the second-overall pick. If true, things just got very, very interesting for the C’s. Check out the video above for more on how the...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Resident Celtics moron Gary Tanguay thinks the Celtics should trade the 3rd pick AND Smart for Okafor

Not just the 3rd pick, but the 3rd pick and Marcus Smart. While others have speculated whether trading #3 is worth it to get a player like Okafor, Tanguay thinks we should throw in Marcus Smart as well. Says it's a slam dunk. In the new NBA where you need your center to either be able to stretch the floor or to defend and block shots, Okafor does neither. Okafor would be a solid...
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge: Celtics won’t mortgage future for short-term success

Following their second consecutive early-round playoff exit, the Boston Celtics seem to be on the verge of breaking through in the Eastern Conference. With a ton of young talent and assets available to them in the upcoming NBA Draft, the expectation has to be that Boston wants to make a huge move to reach contending status. Always thinking as much about the long term as he is about...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Ben Simmons or Brandon Ingram still be available for the Celtics at No. 3?

In an ESPN Insider piece published this morning, Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton discussed the NBA draft prospects of Dragan Bender.  For Celtics fans wondering if Boston will take Bender with the No. 3 pick, it's a great read that's sure to peak your intrigue about the 7'1" 18-year-old from Croatia.However, the final quote from Pelton is potentially even more exciting:Bender's consensus...
Via Celtics Life
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics 2016 Starting Lineup Prediction

2015 was a largely successful season for the Boston Celtics. Now, with the money and assets they need in their hands, they need to do something big to get into actual contention for a Finals appearance. Here is my prediction for their starting lineup next season: Point Guard: Isaiah Thomas Thomas was clearly the most talented player on the Celtics this past season. He led the team...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: Later first round picks to target

It is well established at this point that the Boston Celtics have a wealth of first round picks in the 2016 NBA Draft. The third pick overall that the Celtics own is certainly an important pick, but we should not discount the 16th and 23rd picks that the Celtics also own. It is normally with picks like those that teams are able to find talented contributors who bring skills to the...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rank the Boston Celtics’ trade assets part 2

Now on to the Celtics’ two most valuable player assets, to see Part One click here. Jae Crowder Crowder has four years/$29 million left on the contract he signed at the beginning of last season. The big question in these rankings was who to put at number two: Crowder or Smart.  Smart has the youth and the potential that NBA teams, especially rebuilding teams love.  Potential...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons predicts Celtics will trade for Jahlil Okafor

The Boston Celtics have the No. 3 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, and it seems like a foregone conclusion that they are going to trade it. The only question is how much they can get for it in what is considered a two-player draft. Bill Simmons believes the Celtics will trade the No. 3 pick to the Philadelphia 76ers for Jahlil Okafor. “I think the guy they’re going to trade...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kris Dunn’s agents trying to avoid teams with young, established PGs

Projected top-five pick Kris Dunn won’t have to wait long to hear his name called on draft night, but his agents would prefer he not go to a team with young, established point guards. As reported by The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Dunn’s camp did not submit their client to get a physical at the NBA combine, so they will control which teams have access to his medical records...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics would need to surrender No. 3 to trade for Jimmy Butler

The Boston Celtics have the pieces in place to form the NBA’s next great superteam. One problem—they might not want to. Danny Ainge and the Celtics just landed the third pick in the 2016 draft via the lottery. While not a bad slot, it puts the team out of the running for both Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram, meaning a guy as savvy as Ainge might just decide to up and trade the...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Here’s A List Of Every 2016 NBA Draft Pick The Celtics Own — For Now

Danny Ainge has a busy month ahead of him. There will be no shortage of decisions for the Boston Celtics’ president of basketball operations to make leading up to the June 23 NBA draft. Ainge and the Celtics learned Tuesday night they’ll select No. 3 overall at the draft by way of the Brooklyn Nets’ first-round pick they acquired in the trade that sent Paul Pierce and Kevin...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Boston Celtics, Danny Ainge Presser after NBA Draft Lottery - Full Version

Full Press Conference with Danny Aigne and Boston Celtics Media, following the NBA Draft Lottery 2016
Via YouTube
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Draft Lottery Recap… Celtics land at three and Dikembe Mutombo is an oracle

I always wondered what it would be like to head into the “top three” commercial break with visions of the number one pick dancing in my head. The Celtics envelop had not been pulled and personally, I spent the next two and a half minutes envisioning Brandon Ingram raining threes or Ben Simmons playing point forward under Brad Stevens. It didn’t take long for those dreams to...
Via Red's Army
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Revisiting Boston Celtics’ Luck In NBA Draft Lottery History

When it comes to the NBA Draft Lottery, the Boston Celtics haven’t had much luck. After winning 16 titles through 1986, Boston endured a string of bad luck and misfortune on and off the court, and the draft lottery has been a major part of that. The C’s have another shot at the No. 1 pick on Tuesday night, when the 2016 NBA Draft Lottery takes place. Boston has a 15.6 percent...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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