CELTICS RUMORS & GOSSIP

I.T. with 33, Jae gets 14/11/5, Smart hustles, Brown hits a big three & Rozier provides a spark (videos)

Isaiah Thomas scored game-high 33 points, including five threes as the Celtics beat the Pistons for the third time this season. Thomas continues his hot streak as he once again scored 20+ points on the night. He is in fact the only player in the NBA this season (min. 25 games) who got 20 or more points in all road games! Jae Crowder finally got himself a double-double, posting 14...
Via Celtics Life
1 hour ago

CBB Games This Week for Celtics Fans to Watch

This week has a ton of great college basketball games for Celtics fans to watch in preparation for the NBA Draft. The trade deadline is behind us, and the Celtics will officially hold the rights to the Nets’ first round pick in this year’s draft. Because of this, Celtics fans will need to know the […] CBB Games This Week for Celtics Fans to Watch - Hardwood Houdini - Hardwood...
Via Hardwood Houdini
1 hour ago

WATCH: Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas throw down an impressive windmill dunk

Every time you watch Isaiah Thomas play basketball, it’s hard to believe your eyes.The Boston Celtics All-Star guard, at just 5-foot-9, is second in the NBA in scoring this season, averaging 29.7 points per game.Thomas’ torrid scoring pace is hard to believe in itself, but you’d never believe that IT could throw down a dunk? Right?Well, Thomas defied the odds yet again. The...
Via NESN.com
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Win in Detroit shows Celtics need their young guns now more than ever

Stanley Johnson (7) dribbles the ball during the second quarter as Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier (12) defends at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports Ugly is as ugly does.  In one of the choppiest and most disconcerting games of the season, the Celtics blew a 15-point third-quarter lead and allowed the ice-cold Pistons to take a late lead...
Via Green Street
13 hours ago

Stan Van Gundy doesn’t get criticisms of Celtics for standing pat through deadline

Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy continues to stand up for his Eastern Conference adversaries.Before the Pistons played the Boston Celtics on Sunday, Van Gundy said he didn’t understand the criticisms of the Celtics for not making a move at this year’s trade deadline.“Really?” Van Gundy said, per Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald. “I don’t get that. I think...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Buyout Candidate Andrew Bogut's Representatives Have Spoken with Boston Celtics

[News] Avery Bradley Set to Return Any Day Now | Boston Celtics Linked to Andrew Bogut | Powered by CLNS Radio
Via CLNS Radio
14 hours ago

Report: Cavs were nervous Celtics might pull off big trade

Despite being tied to a number of blockbuster trade rumors, the Boston Celtics made no moves at the NBA trade deadline.While this might have come as a disappointment to Celtics fans, it came as a sigh of relief to one of Boston’s Eastern Conference rivals: The Cleveland Cavaliers.Appearing on “The Lowe Post” podcast on Friday, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst explained that the Cavaliers...
Via NESN.com
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

CelticsLife Pod 007: Trade deadline, All Star reviews & more

Whether it's lack of defense in a game that counts for very little, a lack of movement when the stakes are arguably very high, or losing winnable games to teams that did make moves before the deadline, it's been something of a frustrating week. Now that the dud of a trade deadline and the All-Star game is in the rear-view window, Mark Allison and Luís Gonzalez make sense of a busy...
Via Celtics Life
19 hours ago

Mavs sign Ben Bentil to fill spot following roster shuffle

DALLAS (AP) The Dallas Mavericks have signed rookie forward Ben Bentil to a 10-day contract to fill one of the two spots from a roster shake-up that came at the trading deadline. The addition of Bentil on Sunday puts the Ghana native in position to make his NBA debut. The former Providence player was drafted in the second round by Boston but was waived during the preseason. Bentil...
Via Associated Press
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Need to Rebound After Quiet Deadline

With the Boston Celtics standing pat at the trade deadline there are still key concerns to be addressed to mount a strong challenge in the East. As is almost customary in today’s NBA, the Boston Celtics are front and center of trade rumors whenever deadline day approaches and this season was no different. Over the […] Celtics Need to Rebound After Quiet Deadline - Hardwood Houdini...
Via Hardwood Houdini
23 hours ago

Draft&Stash Update: Yabusele goes for 31/13/3/3, Zizic gets double-double (videos)

Here's the latest action by Celtics draft and stash 1st rounders Ante Zizic and Guerschon Yabusele. Zizic had a solid outcome against one of the best teams in Europe but Darussafaka couldn't beat the Real Madrid. Croatian sill got a double-double, posting 11 points and 10 rebounds to go along with two assists. Yabusele couldn't win with the Sharks either as Jimmer-less (he got back...
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago

The Boston Celtics Should Bring Back Jared Sullinger

The Celtics are in dire need of rebounding help, and they could turn to an old friend to fix their problems. On the day of the trade deadline, the Toronto Raptors traded Jared Sullinger and two second round picks to the Phoenix Suns for PJ Tucker. The Suns now plan to buyout the former Celtics […] The Boston Celtics Should Bring Back Jared Sullinger - Hardwood Houdini - Hardwood...
Via Hardwood Houdini
1 day ago

WATCH: 198: Steve Bulpett | Jimmy Butler & Paul George Pursuits | Boston Celtics NBA Trade Deadline Recap

Steve Bulpett serves as the Boston Celtics beat reporter for the Boston Herald. Twitter @SteveBHoop 0:25 Danny Ainge’s lucky non-moves 3:58 Why trading for Paul George makes no sense 8:24 Sources: Ainge hell-bent on preserving max salary slot to pursue certain player 13:00 Could Celtics trade Isaiah Thomas? 21:45 Why Boston did not pursue DeMarcus Cousins ...
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Isaiah Thomas could soon earn hefty contract

Isaiah Thomas could go from the last pick of the 2011 NBA Draft to a $179 million contract. Not bad, eh?Thomas will be in for quite the raise when his contract ends after the 2017-18 season, and he’s certainly earned it. The 28-year-old point guard quickly is becoming a household name throughout the NBA, and he’s in the midst of an MVP-worthy season for the Boston Celtics with...
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WATCH: Don't Be Shocked If Boston Celtics Pass on NBA Buyout Candidates | Isaiah Thomas Calls...

Even with intriguing options on the market, Boston Celtics may let NBA buyout candidates pass by. Isaiah Thomas takes umbrage with DeMarre Carroll's hard foul. Plus more.
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics May Likely Be Inclined to See Buyout Scraps Head Elsewhere

[News] Don't Be Shocked If Boston Celtics Pass on NBA Buyout Candidates | Isaiah Thomas Calls out DeMarre Carroll After Hard Foul in Friday's Celtics Raptors Game
Via CLNS Radio
1 day ago

Isaiah Thomas blasts DeMarre Carroll after flagrant foul

Isaiah Thomas hit DeMarre Carroll with a resounding “Not today, Satan” after the Boston Celtics’ loss to the Toronto Raptors on Friday.In the first half of the eventual 107-97 Raptors win, Carroll gave a hard shove in the back to Thomas on a fast break and was whistled for a Flagrant 1 foul. After the game, Thomas was asked about the play and didn’t hold back.“It was intentional...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Toronto Raptors def. Boston Celtics 107-97

In a potential Eastern Conference playoff matchup, the Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors battled to a 107-97 result, as the Raptors ultimately came out on top with new additions in tow and an all-star resting on their bench. DeMar DeRozan bested Isaiah Thomas in the battle of league leading scorers, as DeRozan once again came alive against the Celtics, netting a game-high and...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Terrence Jones reportedly interested in joining Celtics

Even if they let this year’s trade deadline pass without making a move, the Boston Celtics may still have a viable path towards improving their roster.Responding to a question from a Twitter follower on Friday, Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders reported that free agent big man Terrence Jones is interested in joining the Celtics. The 25-year-old Jones was released by the New Orleans...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge opens up about why Celtics didn’t make a trade before deadline

After weeks of speculation that the Boston Celtics would acquire a superstar at the trade deadline, Thursday came and went with the Celtics doing absolutely nothing, not even a small trade for depth.Boston’s roster remains as is, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. After all, the Celtics are in second place in the Eastern Conference, so they must be doing something right.But...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Here's why the Pacers didn't trade Paul George

Paul George was one of the bigger names that had potential to change teams in advance of Thursday's NBA trade deadline, but after listening to several offers, the Pacers decided to stand pat. The Celtics were the ones most likely to acquire George in any deal that might have gotten done, but Indiana's asking price of several rotation players and Brooklyn's unprotected 2017 first...
Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

Paul George trade unlikely despite interest from Lakers and Celtics

It was surprising to hear the Indiana Pacers might trade superstar Paul George ahead of Thursday’s deadline.Might is a good word here because the longer the rumors drag on, the more unlikely it seems a move might actually happen—even if the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers are known suitors.According to Basketball Insiders’ Steve Kyler, the asking price is simply too high...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas continues to troll over trade rumors

If we can say one thing about Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas, it’s this. He knows how to get people going with a simple emoji tweet.Only two days after getting everyone buzzing with a one-emoji tweet, Thomas has done it again. What could he mean by this? Is he saying that things are moving too slow? Is he somehow trying to trick the Celtics or some other organization into...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Butler to Celtics talk will loom over All-Star week

Forget about the Carmelo Anthony trade rumors. According to one report, Jimmy Butler is the hottest name on the NBA’s trade market right now, and he could be headed to the Boston Celtics before the deadline on Feb. 23rd.Talking about the trade deadline on his Woj Report Saturday night, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical said Butler to Boston rumors “will loom over the entire...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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