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Celtics Beat 11/1/14 w/ Marc D'Amico

Boston Celtics reporter from celtics.com, Marc D'Amico, joins Celtics Beat Podcast
Via CLNS Radio
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

5 Bold Predictions for the Boston Celtics Season

The Boston Celtics opened up their season against the Brooklyn Nets, and while not many people see them as playoff contenders I still have some bold predictions for this season.   Jeff Green will be traded while Rajon Rondo will not: The trade rumors will swirl all year for Rajon Rondo because there aren’t many times a rebuilding team has an expiring contract who also happens...
Via Total Sports Live
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Road Ahead – How will the Boston Celtics go this season?

With our first proper look at the roster after an impressive season opener, what is to follow for the Celtics in 2014-2015? In a preseason where fans expected fireworks and a top 3 pick, there was disappointment as the off-season brought the Celtics the 6th pick and low-key opportunistic moves.  This wasn’t from lack of trying by Danny Ainge and management as the Celtics were...
Via In The Neutral Zone
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rajon Rondo took public transportation to home opener

Rajon Rondo may be a millionaire several times over, but that does mean he doesn’t recognize that the city of Boston has a brilliant public transit system. The Boston Celtics point guard, who apparently was a “nap time” decision for actually playing in Wednesday night’s season opener against the Brooklyn Nets, was photographed in an Orange Line station Wednesday afternoon...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Exercise 15-16 Options On Olynyk, Sullinger, Zeller

The Boston Celtics have exercised its third-year option on forward Kelly Olynyk, and its fourth-year options on forward Jared Sullinger and center/forward Tyler Zeller. Olynyk appeared in seven games for the Celtics this preseason and averaged 8.6 points, 5.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.3 blocks in 25.2 minutes per game. He is averaging 8.7 points and 5.2 rebounds in 20.0 minutes...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Smart Shines in Celtics Debut

Several scouts were proved correct last night as Marcus Smart made his NBA debut for the Boston Celtics. If there was one takeaway from Smart's performance during the 121-105 route of the Brooklyn Nets, it would be that the kid is 100% NBA ready. Sure, he'll have his rookie growing pains, such as game flow, referee adjustments, and assignments, but judging by his play last...
Via TheProBasketballTalk
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Start Things Off Right

The Celtics began their regular season last night with a 121-105 drubbing of the Brooklyn Nets at TD Garden. The Celtics placed eight players in double figures last night. While the Celtics may be fourth in Boston in terms of coverage and popularity st the moment while they rebuild, there is certainly much to be interested in as the team enters its second year under Brad Stevens...
Via Boston Sports Media Watch
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Emily Austen and Marc D'Amico talk about Celtics perfect opening night

Celtics reporters Marc D'Amico and Emily Austen talk about Boston's perfect opening night, how the C's go ten deep and how Marcus Smart Straight up ripped Deron Williams: Speaking of Smart, how did his opening night compare with that of ballyhooed rookies Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker?Wiggins stat line was 6 points on 2-5 shooting and 3 rebs in a 105-101 loss to the...
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics Open NBA Season with 121-105 Destruction of Brooklyn Nets -- Garden Report Post Game Show

BOSTON -- The Celtics season got off to a fine start, so Julian Edlow and Jared Weiss of CLNS Radio broke down the action. In part one, they analyze Rondo's season debut and discuss the emotions surround KG and the return of Gino Time. In part two, they tackle Marcus…
Via CLNS Radio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics exercise options on Olynyk, Sullinger, Zeller

NBA.com reports that the Boston Celtics have exercised the options on the contracts of Kelly Olynyk, Jared Sullinger and Tyler Zeller. The team announced the deals late Wednesday night. In a clear rebuilding mode, Boston hopes to get big seasons out of all three young power forwards. Olynyk had a strong performance in the Celtics dominating 121-105 victory over the Brooklyn Nets...
Via Basketball Bicker
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett’s Bonds With Rajon Rondo, Boston Still Strong As Ever

BOSTON — To each his own. While Rajon Rondo napped, Kevin Garnett did some downward dog. With another emotional return to TD Garden looming, Garnett hit the yoga studio Wednesday morning. Whereas Rondo was looking to sleep off any lingering pain in his broken left hand, Garnett was simply trying to shake the nerves that come with his return to the city he called home for six seasons...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking down each Celtics players' entertainment value dollar by dollar (based on my season ticket price)

Tonight I'll be heading to the TD Garden for my eighth straight opening night as a Celtics season ticket holder.  Last year was the first season I began to question my investment, so I took it upon myself to assign each player a dollar value portion of my $70 ticket in order to determine if I was still getting my money's worth (I then reevaluated at mid-season). The good...
Via Celtics Life
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: 2014 Season Preview

The first year outside of the Big Three era went about as well as expected. With stud point guard Rajon Rondo out for the first half of the year to a torn right ACL, the Boston Celtics struggled to piece together wins under new coach Brad Stevens. Boston finished just 25-57, good for the sxith overall pick in the draft, which the Celtics turned into guard Marcus Smart. While still...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtkicks: Jordan Brand signs James Young

According to Nice Kicks, James Young of the Boston Celtics has been signed on as an official endorser of Jordan Brand: The 2014 NBA Draft was regarded by many to be one of the best in recent memory. While that notion may have changed, plenty of young prospects will become vital cogs to various teams around the NBA. With this in mind, Jordan Brand has secured its very own young prospects...
Via Red's Army
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Boston Celtics Season Preview

Year two of the rebuild for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics is underway and the roster is filled with new life and youth after this offseason. While the Eastern Conference is still very weak, the Celtics aren’t likely to make the playoffs yet. Let’s take a look at what this offseason was like: In: Tyler Zeller, Marcus Thornton, Marcus Smart, James Young, Evan Turner and Dwight...
Via Total Sports Live
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Who will make the Celtics rotation?

With the Celtics preseason in the books, fans can feel pretty confident that this team will be at least better than last years team. The Celtics constant ball movement and high pressure defense looked strong through many stretches of the preseason. After finishing 5-3 and using a plethora of different lineups, were still yet to see who cracked the rotation and who will be spending...
Via Red's Army
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Weekly Column: Start the show

The show that NBA fans have been anxiously waiting on will finally be here this week. It’s the NBA regular season! Off-season moves and superstars joining forces has made this season into a much anticipated spectacle. The contributors at isportsweb.com have decided to bring the fans a weekly column that will highlight hot topics around the league. Enough small talk. Let’s get...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Waive Guard Will Bynum, Cut Roster To 15 Players

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the 2014-15 Boston Celtics. The Celtics finalized their opening-night roster Monday, two days ahead of their regular-season opener. Will Bynum, acquired in a trade with the Detroit Pistons just 10 days ago, was one of the unsurprising cuts to pare down the roster to the maximum allowable 15 players. Bynum joined Tim Frazier, Rodney McGruder, Erik Murphy...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

End of an era: Will Bynum officially waived by Celtics (plus the Cs make 5 other cuts)

As quickly as he came into our lives, Will Bynum has left them.The Celtics just announced that they have waived the 31-year-old point guard, along with five other players. The Celtics have waived Will Bynum, Tim Frazier, Rodney McGruder, Erik Murphy, Christian Watford and Jarell Eddie: http://t.co/ZNZwGkaRtJ— Boston Celtics (@celtics) October 27, 2014The Cs roster now officially...
Via Celtics Life
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ainge: Everybody Wants To Build Around Three Max Players

The Boston Celtics have a fairly even roster as they look to rebuild out of their Big 3 era. “If everybody were designing an NBA roster, I think they would probably suggest that you have three max [salary] players that are All-Star players like we’ve had in the past,” Danny Ainge said. “Like Miami had, like Cleveland has now. That would be ideal because it’s pretty clear...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rajon Rondo Says ’79 Percent’ Chance He’ll Play In Celtics Opener

Rajon Rondo might not be at 100 percent yet, but he’s being very specific about where he’s at on the percentage scale. The Boston Celtics point guard told reporters before Monday’s practice there’s a “79 percent” chance he’ll play in Wednesday’s regular-season opener against the Brooklyn Nets. Head coach Brad Stevens said Rondo will practice with the team today...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Jarell Eddie is destined for Maine

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. Danny Ainge made a rare appearance with the media on Friday and announced that the team has claimed forward Jarell Eddie off of waivers. Eddie, a 6-foot-7 swingman, had previously been with the Atlanta Hawks. ...
Via Red's Army
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Assistant Coach Walter McCarty Charged With Larceny

According to the Boston Celtics, assistant coach Walter McCarty was charged with larceny and appeared in Framingham District Court today for the incident that happened in Wayland. 
Via CLNS Radio
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Rumors: Will Bynum could be the odd man out in Boston

Newly acquired point guard Will Bynum was not at the Boston Celtics practice facility on Monday. The Celtics must drop from 16 guaranteed contracts to meet the maximum of 15 for the regular season, and it seems very likely that Bynum will be the odd man out.Image by Erik Drost, via Wikimedia CommonsThe Celtics acquired Bynum last week from the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Joel...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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