CELTICS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Isaiah Thomas to represent the Boston Celtics at the NBA Draft Lottery

As the May 17th NBA Draft Lottery approaches, the Boston Celtics have a 15.6% chance at the number 1 overall pick and a 46.9% chance at being top 3, thanks to the pick they acquired from the Brooklyn Nets in 2013.However, the Celtics need all the luck they can get, as they have not had the best success at draft lotteries in the past. No matter who they have sent as their representatives...
Via Celtics Life
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics reportedly believe Kevin Durant will visit during free agency

Now that the Boston Celtics are eliminated from the NBA Playoffs, the focus will now shift to offseason. The Celtics are expected to be in the mix for a few players during free agency this summer. The Celtics have targeted Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant as the star they need to make them a championship contender. While Durant has been very quite about his plans, the...
Via No Guts, No Glory
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Optimism high as Celtics enter a likely active offseason

BOSTON (AP) The emergence of an All-Star and lots of victories made the Celtics one of the biggest surprises in the NBA this season. It also left Boston with lots of questions following its second straight first-round exit from the playoffs - this one, a six-game loss to the Atlanta Hawks - with a young roster that probably still needs a few more pieces to make the next step....
Via Associated Press
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Boston Celtics’ Youth Was on Display in the Playoffs

The Boston Celtics entered the 2016 NBA  playoffs as the fifth youngest team in the NBA and the youngest in the Eastern Conference playoffs. The only team in the playoff field that was younger than Boston was the Portland Trail Blazers. The Celtics got even younger in their rotation once Avery Bradley was sidelined with […] The Boston Celtics’ Youth Was on Display in the Playoffs...
Via Hardwood Houdini
7 hours ago

WATCH: Terry Rozier talks about playoff experience, offseason in Boston Celtics 15-16 exit interview

Terry Rozier spoke to the media about being proud of his playoff experience as a rookie and the things he is excited to work on this offseason. Filmed and produced by Jared Weiss for CLNS Radio.
Via YouTube
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Free Agents: Evan Turner In; Jared Sullinger, Tyler Zeller Out

The Boston Celtics’ season ended rather abruptly Thursday night, but there’s still plenty of reasons to be excited about the future. The Celtics are entering one of their most important offseasons in years. They’re armed to the teeth with draft picks and boast a promising young core, but still need to make a splash in free agency and via the NBA Draft if they want to escape...
Via NESN.com
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Celtics’ season ended painfully, but it delivered inspiration along the way

COMMENTARY The Celtics were two and a half point underdogs against the Hawks last night at the Garden, and this was strange because the home team had been favored in each of the series’ first five games. You also had to go back more than a month — to March 16 against the Thunder — […] The post The Celtics’ season ended painfully, but it delivered inspiration along the way...
Via Boston.com
11 hours ago

Report: Celtics will make a run at Kevin Durant

The Celtics intended pursuit of Kevin Durant is the worst kept secret in the NBA. Yahoo’s Chris Mannix reiterates “the plan” in a Celtics post-mortem: Ainge will be aggressive in free agency, team sources told The Vertical, and yes, that means a run at Kevin Durant. The Celtics believe Durant will meet with them this summer, but they know that meeting won’t accomplish much...
Via Red's Army
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics believe Kevin Durant will visit in free agency

The Boston Celtics’ season ended on a bittersweet note Thursday. But before Celtics fans start feeling too down, here’s a friendly reminder: The fun begins now. With Boston’s season officially over after the Atlanta Hawks eliminated them in the first round, the focus shifts to the offseason and the host of free agents that Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge...
Via NESN.com
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Evan Turner after Game 6 loss: ‘Hopefully, it’s not my last game in a Celtics uniform’

The Celtics’ season had only been over for mere minutes on Thursday night when Evan Turner was faced with questions about his uncertain future. Like the rest of his Celtics teammates, Turner ended the year on a disappointing note, shooting a mere 4 of 17 from the field while scoring eight points in Boston’s 104-92 […] The post Evan Turner after Game 6 loss: ‘Hopefully, it’s...
Via Boston.com
15 hours ago

The Celtics Deserved a Better Ending

“It’s a sour ending to an otherwise really good season.” That’s what Brad Stevens told CSN following the Boston Celtics Game 6 loss against the Atlanta Hawks that ended their season on Thursday night. The head coach of the Celtics couldn’t sum up their season any better. In a season where the Celtics improved by […] The Celtics Deserved a Better Ending - Hardwood Houdini...
Via Hardwood Houdini
15 hours ago

WATCH: What Players Should the Celtics Target Through Trades & Free Agency? - The Garden Report (3/3)

The Celtics have a ton of cap room and draft picks. Who should the team target both in free agency and through trades? Grandstand App: clnsradio.com/grandstandAPP Get the CLNS Radio App on your mobile device! Click Here: www.clnsradio.com/iosFREE www.clnsradio.com/Android Be sure to like The Garden Report on Facebook and like and comment on each episode to get in the conversation...
Via YouTube
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jared, Sam and Kevin Play Celtics Tinder - The Garden Report (2/3)

Who should stay and who should go? The Garden Report team plays a little Celtics Tinder to decide. Who should they swipe right? Grandstand App: clnsradio.com/grandstandAPP Get the CLNS Radio App on your mobile device! Click Here: www.clnsradio.com/iosFREE www.clnsradio.com/Android Be sure to like The Garden Report on Facebook and like and comment on each episode to get in the...
Via YouTube
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Celtics game plan tonight against the Hawks: Don't give up 65 points in 16 minutes

Tuesday's Game 5 was the Celtics worst loss of the season (27 points), and also feature their biggest deficit of the year--at one point late in the fourth quarter Boston trailed by 34 (107-73).  However, the C's didn't actually get beaten that badly for most of the evening, there was just one insane 16-minute stretch of basketball.  Half-way through the second quarter, the Celtics...
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Celtics are home underdogs for the first time this series, many now doubting their chances to win

With a chance to steal Game Five on the road in Atlanta, the Celtics got embarrassed by the Hawks and now face possible elimination with Game Six at home in Boston tonight. The home team has won every game in this series and one would think that favors the Celtics to win tonight. However, the betting odds for tonight have the Celts as 2-point underdogs at home tonight, which is the...
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rainin’ J’s Ep. 34: The Game 6 Preview

Well, we’ve been here before… the Celtics are coming out of a shellacking in Atlanta and coming home to Boston and that crazy Garden crowd. What do they need to do to win Game 6? What can they do to get Isaiah Thomas free? Can Kelly Olynyk or Jae Crowder show up to save the day? All that, some Coach of the Year discussion, and emoji tattoos… Enjoy the show! Having trouble...
Via Red's Army
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Stevens: Celtics' Thomas on track to play Game 6 vs. Hawks

BOSTON (AP) Celtics coach Brad Stevens says that all signs point toward Isaiah Thomas being able to play in Game 6 against the Hawks. Stevens said Wednesday that he'd gotten all positive updates on the All-Star guard's status, who limped to the locker room with a mild left ankle sprain in the closing minutes of Tuesday's 110-83 loss in Atlanta. Stevens said Thomas didn't experience...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge 'almost certain' Thomas will play in Game 6

Isaiah Thomas doesn’t believe his ankle injury will prevent him from playing Thursday night, and neither does Danny Ainge. The Boston Celtics president of basketball operations said Wednesday morning he fully expects to have his point guard on the court when the Celtics look to stave off elimination in Game 6 of their first-round playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks. “Isaiah’s...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens: An unflappable thief and Rack-O fanatic

Jackie MacMullan has a fabulous expose on the genius behind Brad Stevens. I highly recommend reading the entire column, but if you don’t have the 5 minutes, here are some excerpts. On where he gets his plays Indeed, Stevens has culled his material from a variety of sources: college, the pros, the international game, the women’s tournament. He once used a play he stole from...
Via Red's Army
3 days ago  |  Discuss

10 reasons to hop on the Isaiah Thomas bandwagon

Twenty years ago, saying the name Isaiah Thomas — well, Isiah Thomas — in Boston would have resulted into boos and profanity-laced tirades, but as time has evolved, things have changed. Now that it’s 2016, citing the name Isaiah Thomas brings a different feel to what was felt in Beantown many years ago. While the animosity still remains for the guy they call “Zeke,” the...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA fines Marcus Smart $5000 for violation of its "flopping" rule

When Celtics guard Marcus Smart flung himself wildly into the basket support during Friday’s Game 3 victory over the Atlanta Hawks, as it turns out, he might as well have just landed on his wallet. The NBA announced a $5000 fine for Smart on Saturday for violating the league’s anti-flopping rules, per Marc J. Spears of ESPN. Boston’s Marcus Smart fined $5,000 for violating...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

How Allen Iverson motivated Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas' 42 point night

  Isaiah Thomas singlehandedly dragged his Boston Celtics back into the series with a 42 point showing Friday night, but he had a secret weapon in his back pocket: Allen Iverson. Thomas divulged after Boston’s 111-103 win that he’d received texts from Iverson as well as his namesake, Isiah Thomas, motivating him for the game. “Allen Iverson just said, ‘Keep fighting...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Smart flops ridiculously in win over Hawks

The Boston Celtics beat the Atlanta Hawks in game three on Friday night to pull to within 2-1 in the series. Throughout the game the Celtics played with a lot of heart and effort but this flop by Smart is ridiculous….. Either Kyle Korver has superhuman strength or Marcus Smart just enjoys trying to injure himself.
Via Crossover Chronicles
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Celtics end first half with alley-oop

The Boston Celtics came out firing in game three against the Atlanta Hawks and also finished the half with a bang….. Thomas finds Johnson for the SLAM! #NBARapidReplay #HAWKSvCELTICS https://t.co/m7PI5eKGNe — NBA (@NBA) April 23, 2016 The post Watch: Celtics end first half with alley-oop appeared first on Crossover Chronicles.
Via Crossover Chronicles
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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