CELTICS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Danny Ainge's Top 5 draft picks of all-time

Danny Ainge has been the Celtics' boss for 11 seasons, and that means that he has presided over the team for 11 NBA drafts. In that time, he has had both remarkable hits that helped lead the franchise to their 17th NBA title, and spectacular misses that helped prevent a potential 18th. But what were his five best and five worst picks? I went back and looked at every pick the...
Via Celtics Life
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Julius Randle falls to Boston in latest mock draft

Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix has the Celtics selecting Kentucky’s Julius Randle with the 5th pick in the draft. 5. Boston Celtics — Julius Randle, PF, Kentucky Boston has two young power forward prospects in Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk, but Randle’s potential could be too much to pass up. Randle possesses a diverse offensive repertoire. He can score inside and...
Via Red's Army
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rajon Rondo’s Fate, Jared Sullinger’s Conditioning In Focus For Celtics’ Offseason

Danny Ainge, the Boston Celtics’ president of basketball operations, set up the team and first-year NBA coach Brad Stevens to fail. But it was done with an eye to the future. A 25-57 record is expected to garner a decent pick in the 2014 NBA draft and parting ways with franchise icons Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Doc Rivers last summer provided flexibility the Celtics have...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers and Jermaine O'Neal get into it during game 2

Doc Rivers once called Jermaine O'Neal training camp MVP when he was with Boston. Time has passed, and Doc Rivers is out west, and so is O'Neal. Doc Rivers seemed to be upset that O'Neal was playing some hard defense on his precious Blake Griffin. Who went off for 35 in the Clippers 138-98 win over Golden State. Some point to Doc being upset with Jermaine about being...
Via Celtics Today
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Doc Rivers and Jermaine O'Neal jaw at each other, receive double technicals

During Monday night's playoff game between the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Clippers, former Celtics coach Doc Rivers and player Jermaine O'Neal had a verbal spat and received double technical fouls for the incident.Perhaps Doc is still bitter over O'Neal's lack of participation while in Boston. Just kidding. It seems the jawing was a product of Doc vocalizing...
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Bass Blossomed Into Veteran Leader For Rebuilding Celtics

Brandon Bass is the type of person you’d like to believe your favorite player is. He shows up to the gym before anyone else. He drills every item in his skill set into the ground. He attends community events with kids willingly, without so much as a groan. Once the ball goes up, nobody outworks him. Teammates admire him. Coaches appreciate him. Opponents respect him. Then, when...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Celtics’ Jeff Green Wishes Boston Marathon Runners Luck On Patriots’ Day

As runners began the long trek from Hopkinton, Mass., to Boylston Street in Boston for the 118th Boston Marathon, Celtics forward Jeff Green gave them all a shout-out on Twitter. Green also tweeted a special message to Celtics assistant coach Jamie Young, who is running the marathon for the first time. Young, a holdover from former coach Doc Rivers’ staff, is from Indiana but considers...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Boston Celtics missed the playoffs

Boston Celtics (Photo credit: blogspot.com) The Boston Celtics finished with a record of 25-57 in this 2013-14 NBA season. That record put Boston at 12th in the Eastern Conference. Needless to say, the Celtics had an extremely disappointing and frustrating year. Obviously, the Celtics missed the playoffs and there are several reasons for that. The Boston Celtics missed the 2013-14...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The NBA is missing out on Rondo for the second straight year in the playoffs

Rajon Rondo has built his legacy in the playoffs. He was 12 minutes away from leading the Boston Celtics to a second banner in three years, and their 18th overall. Rondo is the ultimate competitor, and the playoffs bring out the best in him. Rondo almost led the Celtics past the Heat in 2012, after suffering a dislocated elbow the year before, ending the Celtics hopes to redeem their...
Via Celtics Today
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Afternoon Dump..Where the Celtics Get Final Grades

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. As Danny Ainge said, this was about seeing what they have and deciding who will fit as he continues to rework the roster. We’ll be doing some of the same here, which will necessitate some hopefully educated guesswork...
Via Red's Army
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA salary cap and luxury tax going up $5 million - what this means for the Celtics

Big news coming out this afternoon about the NBA salary cap. According to Marc Stein of ESPN.com, the NBA is bumping up their salary cap and luxury tax by about $5 million each next season, a much bigger bump than we've seen the last few summers. According to Stein, the cap is moving from $58.6 million up to $63.2 million, a bump of $4.6M. The tax is going up even more, from...
Via Celtics Life
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Grande: Boston Is a Place Where Guys Want to Play

Sean Grande: City of Boston and Celtics fanbase respected throughout league   Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mpeg How long will the Boston Celtics rebuilding project last? As Celtics play-by-play announcer for 98.5 The Sports Hub stated on the latest edition of Celtics Beat -- it’s…
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics open to signing Paul Pierce this offseason

The Boston Celtics made an incredibly difficult decision by trading both Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce last offseason, and it tore the hearts out of most Boston fans. According to a report from Ben Rohrbach, the Celtics could very well bring back Pierce this offseason at the right price and situation. If the Celtics were able to bring Pierce back to Boston, it would certainly be...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rondo trade talks were serious before deadline, Ainge says nobody is safe this offseason

Nothing new in Celtics nation. Rondo almost traded? Danny Ainge putting the team on notice that nobody is safe. Ainge in some ways is brutally honest, I guess that's the best way to think about it. But their is a certain coldness to it all. I guess I rather hear him say that nobody is safe, compared to being lied to. I'd rather hear Ainge say that Rondo is his guy. But Ainge...
Via Celtics Today
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics GM Considering Trading for an All-Star During Offseason

In a season where the Celtics finished 25-7 missing the playoffs for the first time in seven years, GM Danny Ainge says he is ready to rebuild the franchise and would consider trading for an All Star to do so.   Ainge on a dealing for an All-Star: “That’s possible. We’ll certainly look into that. So much depends upon where we end up in the draft.” — Boston Celtics (@celtics...
Via BlackSportsOnline
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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