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Boston Celtics Will Never Forget, Anything is Possible

Kevin Garnett spent the bulk of his career with the Minnesota Timberwolves, but had an impact on the Boston Celtics that will be felt forever. Garnett spent just six seasons with the Celtics but he captivated the franchise in the fans in a way that no one else could. Everyone knows that Garnett was always […] Boston Celtics Will Never Forget, Anything is Possible - Hardwood Houdini...
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9 minutes ago

Is Isaiah Thomas Bound to Regress on Defense?

With the interior getting stronger with Al Horford, opponents only have one legitimate option to attack on the Boston Celtics‘ starting unit, Isaiah Thomas. Defense has never been a strong area for Thomas, and that is the one area he may never be able to make up for how undersized he is. Thomas has found […] Is Isaiah Thomas Bound to Regress on Defense? - Hardwood Houdini - Hardwood...
Via Hardwood Houdini
17 hours ago

Any love for Tyler Zeller?

Tyler Zeller began last season as the starting center for the Celtics. Within three games he fell out of the rotation, soon to become a rarely used option off the bench. Due to his frustrating year and restricted free-agency status, the 26-year-old big man went weeks without hearing any serious offers from other teams around the league. It seemed that his once promising free-agent...
Via Celtics Life
18 hours ago

Celtics Player Preview: Isaiah Thomas

With Celtics training camp set to begin on Sept. 26, WEEI.com presents a player-by-player breakdown of the roster. The Celtics have 20 players under contract but will have to cut the roster to 15 by the start of the season. ISAIAH THOMAS 2015-16 season 82 games with Celtics: 32.2 minutes, 22.2 points, 42.8% FG, 6.2 assists, 3.0 rebounds, 1.1 steals The point guard certainly earned...
Via Green Street
18 hours ago

How Can Jordan Mickey Increase His Playing Time?

Boston Celtics power forward Jordan Mickey proved himself to be a shot-blocking wizard in his playing opportunities last season. Can he improve his offensive skill set and earn a spot in Boston’s rotation this season? When the Boston Celtics pulled away from opponents towards the conclusion of contests at TD Garden last season, not only […] How Can Jordan Mickey Increase His...
Via Hardwood Houdini
19 hours ago

Why Isaiah Thomas and Al Horford will be perfect for each other

Despite boasting an incredibly deep roster, Isaiah Thomas is still the workhorse for the Boston Celtics. His 29.3% usage rate in 2015-16 was above and beyond the highest on the squad. Pairing him with All-Star center Al Horford will create a dangerous combination in half court sets this season.Picture Isaiah weaving his way through bigger defenders and into the paint last year. He...
Via Celtics Life
20 hours ago

Boston No. 6 in ESPN's preseason NBA power rankings

The love affair with the Boston Celtics is very real.For starters Isaiah Thomas gets selected to his first All-Star game, showing the nation that we have at least one of the best players in the NBA. Then, we land a big-fish free agent, which no one believed we could do, in Al Horford.And most recently with our third pick in the 2016 Draft we take Jaylen Brown out of Cal - an unfinished...
Via Celtics Life
20 hours ago

Celtics Player Preview: Tyler Zeller

With Celtics training camp set to begin on Sept. 26, WEEI.com presents a player-by-player breakdown of the roster. The Celtics have 20 players under contract but will have to cut the roster to 15 by the start of the season. TYLER ZELLER 2015-16 season  60 games with Celtics: 11.8 minutes, 6.1 points, 47.6% FG, 3.0 rebounds Zeller saw his minutes cut in half last season but made...
Via Green Street
23 hours ago

Boston Celtics: Week in Review 9/24/16

Boston’s backcourt – a strength for the team last season – will be counted on once again this season.
Via CLNS Radio
23 hours ago

Celtics Player Preview: Damion Lee

With Celtics training camp set to begin on Sept. 26, WEEI.com presents a player-by-player breakdown of the roster. The Celtics have 20 players under contract but will have to cut the roster to 15 by the start of the season. DAMION LEE 2015-16 season 30 games with Louisville: 33.6 minutes, 15.9 points, 42.8% FG, 2.0 assists, 3.9 rebounds, 1.5 steals In his first and only year as...
Via Green Street
1 day ago

CelticsHub Podcast: Reviewing the Rebuild

Over the past week, Ryan Bernardoni has taken a terrific look back at the last three years of the Celtics rebuild to re-assess the team’s individual moves since the trade of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to the Brooklyn Nets. In order to accompany his terrific work, the two of us joined forces on the latest edition of the CelticsHub podcast to provide some extra perspective on...
Via Celtics Hub
1 day ago

Locked On Celtics: Frontcourt rotation & bonus KG tribute pod

MassLive’s Jay King and WEEI’s Sam Packard go together for the last positional breakdown of our series… breaking down the Boston Celtics frontcourt rotation: what it should look like, what each player will bring, and everything else. Meanwhile… Jay and Jam also reacted to the news that Kevin Garnett is reportedly talking buyout with the Minnesota Timberwolves and could...
Via Red's Army
1 day ago

Celtics Beat w/ Jo Jo White 9/25/16

176: Jo Jo White | Boston Celtics Classics | Kevin Garnett Retires | Powered by CLNS Radio
Via CLNS Radio
2 days ago

Re-grading the Celtics Rebuild (Part 3: 2015-16)

This is Part 3 of my attempt to look back on the snap judgments passed on the Celtics’ moves executed during their rebuild and give them new grades based on what we know now. I gave the team a B- for their set of moves in the first year of the rebuild (excluding the Nets trade which would have moved that up). The rebuilding process accelerates in the second year where trades...
Via Celtics Hub
2 days ago

Boston Celtics News & Notes 9/21/16: Stevens maximizing Celtics' talent

Celtics Stuff Live resumed their Summer Interview Series with guest Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston. 
Via CLNS Radio
3 days ago

WATCH: Brad Stevens and Tyler Zeller Tee Up for Kids with Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation

Celitcs players, coaches and ownership team joined the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation for the annual Teeing Up for Kids Golf Tourament held at the Old Sandwich Golf Course in Pymouth, MA. Afterwards Tyler Zeller, Coach Brad Stevens and Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck discussed the upcoming season. Filmed and produced by Jeremy Karpf.
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brad Stevens on What Al Horford and Jaylen Brown Bring as Celtics Prepare for Training Camp

Brad Stevens' full press conference at the Tee Off for Kids Golf Tourament at the Old Sandwich Golf Course in Plymouth, MA. Filmed and produced by Jeremy Karpf for CLNS Radio
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Locked On Celtics: What can Jaylen Brown do for Boston?

Our week of position-by-position looks at the Celtics takes us to the Small Forwards. We know what Jae Crowder is, but can he take a step forward? Jay King and I get into the things he needs to do to take a step forward. Then, it’s a discussion about what Jaylen Brown might end up becoming, and why Brad Stevens is probably excited to mold such an athletic young player. BUT...
Via Red's Army
3 days ago

Boston Celtics: Should Isaiah Thomas be upset with his SI ranking

Each year Sports Illustrated releases the top 100 players in the National Basketball Association before the season begins. Isaiah Thomas, the point guard of the Boston Celtics, was ranked as the 45th best player in the league this year. After the season he had last season, Thomas should be upset with the lack of respect Sports Illustrated gave him. Thomas, however, moved up 43 spots...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas latest to bash his place in SI Top 100 rankings

Sports Illustrated’s ranking of the top 100 NBA players continues to annoy some of the players themselves. Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas is the latest to slam the rankings, as he came in at No. 45 despite being the key cog in the Boston Celtics team that reached the playoffs and made his first All-Star team. Apparently, however, his postseason performance hurt his stock....
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas At No. 45? Celtics Guard Once Again Rips SI’s Top 100 Rankings

Isaiah Thomas is a small dude playing in a big man’s world, which gives him plenty of motivation. Yet he’s not one to shy away from added motivation, and the good folks at Sports Illustrated helped him with that one this week. The Boston Celtics point guard landed at No. 45 on SI’s ranking of the top 100 players in the NBA right now. Sports Illustrated’s Ben Golliver lauded...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas shoots hoops with 14-year-old, gives him Celtics tickets

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas has provided the feel-good story of the week. Thomas was walking around with his wife when he saw a kid shooting hoops on his own. Rather than respect it and keep walking, Thomas decided to join in and make the kid’s day. The Boston Globe‘s Adam Himmelsbach captured the story: “He was the only kid there,” Thomas said. “So I’m like, ‘I’m...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas surprises this kid with a game to remember

On Tuesday night, 14-year-old Robbie McNulty was shooting hoops alone in a park in Cambridge when Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas happened to walk by with his wife. Via the Boston Globe, which has the adorable full story, here’s what happened next: “He was the only kid there,” Thomas said. “So I’m like, ‘I’m just going to go get some shots up with him.’ When...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas Crashes Teenage Celtics Fan’s Solo Shootaround; Friendship Blossoms

A chance encounter with Isaiah Thomas has ensured that Robbie McNulty enters high school beaming with Celtic pride. McNulty, 14, had the pleasure of shooting baskets with Thomas on Tuesday night at a basketball court in Cambridge, Mass., according to The Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach. And this was no pre-arranged pickup game. Thomas was walking near the court with his wife...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers Lauds Celtics’ Addition Of Al Horford In NBA Free Agency

The Boston Celtics signed one of the most coveted NBA free agents this summer by landing All-Star power forward/center Al Horford. The former No. 3 overall draft pick could become the type of player who attracts other stars to Boston as it builds around a core that also includes All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas. Former Celtics head coach Doc Rivers echoed this sentiment earlier in the...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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