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Boston Celtics: Potential draft day trade-up targets

As the NBA Draft nears, the Boston Celtics are diligently examining the players on their big board and finalizing the short list of prospects they will be looking to select when their name is called on draft day. While this should be a strong draft class, the talent pool is a little top heavy, as there are only 7 or 8 truly elite prospects. The Celtics, who have two picks in the...
Via isportsweb.com
36 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Jared Sullinger wishes you would believe in him

[begin sarcasm]No matter how many years Jared Sullinger remains at an inflated playing weight, people keep thinking he will continue weighing in heavy. No matter how many conditioning-related injuries he suffers, people keep assuming he will deal with more conditioning-related injuries. People can be so ridiculous to assume that the past is a reasonable predictor of the present....
Via Celtics Life
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas: Danny Ainge wants my input on free agents

It sounds like Isaiah Thomas will be adding the title of NBA recruiter to his resume this summer. The Boston Celtics plan to be big players in free agency this offseason, and Danny Ainge, the team’s president of basketball operations, is seeking the help of his No. 1 scorer. “Danny said if there’s any free agent out there I’m interested in, to let him know,” Thomas...
Via NESN.com
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Ask Isaiah Thomas To Help With Free Agents

Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics will seek the help of Isaiah Thomas in identifying free agent targets this offseason. “Danny said if there’s any free agent out there I’m interested in, to let him know,” Thomas said by telephone. “That has me excited. For him to ask for my input means a lot, because it means I’m definitely, right now, a part of the future, and they...
Via RealGM
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Isaiah Thomas has Danny’s ear in free agency

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Isaiah Thomas has played for three NBA teams in just over one year, so he understands the fickle nature of his industry. Even though the point guard was the catalyst behind the Celtics’ improbable resurgence...
Via Red's Army
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Celtics Are Completing the Process (3 Prospects they Should Target)

The Boston Celtics are in a rebuilding process. Most back seat GMs were calling for the end of the Celtic lore when they traded Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to Brooklyn two season ago. Yet, two short seasons later, fresh faced coach Brad Stevens has turned a project into a playoff team. Doubling their win total in his second season at the helm, they snuck into the playoffs as...
Via TopSportsReport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Tyler Zeller 2014-15 highlights

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Via Celtics Life
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bob Ryan: Kevin Love deserves a “major mulligan” for this season, Boston Celtics should pursue

Via CLNS Radio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: Start Isaiah Thomas Next Season?

Source: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images North America By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… If you watched the Celtics with Isaiah Thomas, there is no doubting that he is easily their best player. However, he was used as a sixth man and I think that no team’s best offensive player should be a reserve, it just doesn’t make sense, as they wont get the minutes they should...
Via HoopStuff
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Avery Bradley not just getting better on the court

Avery Bradley had one of the best years of his career this past season, but his numbers and performance on the court weren't his only concentration. As one of the best players on an improbable playoff team, Bradley had to help carry his Celtics during games and in the locker room.Now, it appears he's getting better at it. And even after failing to make an All-Defense team, he's holding...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics News & Notes From May 22: Celtics Interested in DeMarre Carroll; Kosta Koufos Is A Possibility; Justin Anderson A Fan Of Brad Stevens

Via CLNS Radio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics slighted in FiveThirtyEight rankings of greatest teams

Nate Silver and his team of brainiacs at FiveThirtyEight have released new rankings of the best NBA teams of all-time. And here’s the top 10…   One Celtics team in the top 10? 17 championship teams and one makes the top 10??? Before I start spouting off, let’s look at the criteria: The ratings depend only on the final score of each game and where it was played (home-court...
Via Red's Army
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics prioritizing re-signing SF Jae Crowder

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The Boston Celtics surprised the NBA this past season and were able to make it to the NBA Playoffs. Unfortunately, they ran into the Cleveland Cavaliers and were swept out of the playoffs immediately. According to a report from Adam Himmelsbach, the Celtics have prioritized re-signing small forward Jae Crowder this coming offseason. Celtics pres...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens in spotlight during ESPN Radio appearance

Continuing his rise in the ranks of respected NBA coaches, Brad Stevens joined Mike & Mike on ESPN Radio this morning to discuss a wide array of basketball topics. The Celtics’ young mentor weighed in on the use of analytics in the NBA, the best strategy for defending Stephen Curry and the Warriors, how teams approach the draft, and the potential effects of the college...
Via Red's Army
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics may trade up for Willie Cauley-Stein, per report

First, Pacers President Larry Bird called Willie Trill Cauley-Stein “a $100 million player.” Now, the former Boston Celtics great may have competition for Cauley-Stein. A. Sherrod Blakely of CSN New England reports the C’s are interested in moving up to gett Cauley-Stein in the 2015 NBA Draft in hopes of finally landing the franchise center […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Beat w/ Bob Ryan 5/24/15

106: Bob Ryan | Boston Celtics | LeBron James | Kevin Love | 2015 NBA Playoffs| Boston Celtics NBA Off-Season
Via CLNS Radio
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Post-Lottery Mock Draft: Who Should the Celtics Select?

Now that the lottery has concluded, analysts and NBA executives have a better idea of which prospect will be selected where.  With that in mind, TopSportsReport decided to run an NBA Mock Draft today. Find out who Gavin Felix projects will join Isaiah Thomas, Marcus Smart, and Jared Sulinger as the newest member of the Boston Celtics . NBA Mock Draft Link: http://topsportsreport...
Via TopSportsReport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Who on the Celtics roster should be in their long-term plans?

When your nickname is "Trader" as is the case with Celtics' GM Danny Ainge, there can't be many untouchables on the C's roster. Although Ainge wouldn't hesitate at trading anyone, who should be in consideration for the long-term plans of the team? Isaiah Thomas first comes to mind, but his contract is a gift and a curse. Going into next season, the Celtics spark plug has three years...
Via Celtics Life
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Celtics pursue DeAndre Jordan

One of the biggest weaknesses for the Celtics this past season was their protection at the rim.Boston had an above-average league defense because of guys like Avery Bradley, Jae Crowder and Marcus Smart. Still, get into the paint, and the Celtics defense had some holes.So, how should Boston fill that void? Edward Grennon at ISports Web says the answer might come from Los Angeles...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Boston Celtics should pursue DeAndre Jordan

With NBA free agency fast approaching, all sorts of rumors and reports will circulate around the league. A report that surfaced Tuesday reveals that DeAndre Jordan is unhappy in Los Angeles, and may look to move elsewhere during free agency. Jordan is an unrestricted free agent, meaning he can accept any offer and play for any team he wants. The Boston Celtics should definitely...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics readying to do summer league in Las Vegas this year

23 teams already participate in Las Vegas Summer League. It turns out the Celtics will be team No. 24.  It turns out Boston has already announced part of the team that will be in Sin City when LVSL begins July 10. From CLNS Radio: "The Boston Celtics will send Marcus Smart, James Young and Colton Iverson to Las Vegas to participate on the team. Phil Pressey could be added tot he...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Celtics Should Root For Timberwolves To Win 2015 NBA Draft Lottery

The Boston Celtics’ surge into the 2014-15 postseason guaranteed they wouldn’t be participating in the 2015 NBA Draft lottery. But that doesn’t mean they won’t be keeping a close eye on the ping pong balls, with a focus on one team in particular: the Minnesota Timberwolves. As part of a trade that sent forward Brandan Wright to the Phoenix Suns...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Will Be ‘Very, Very Active’ In Offseason, Assistant GM Says

If the Boston Celtics don’t make any major trades or free-agent signings this summer, it won’t be for a lack of trying. The Celtics plan to be busy in the offseason and have plenty of assets, including young players and draft picks, to make substantial roster changes with the hopes of competing for a championship in the near future. “We’ve got a lot of opportunities to do...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: top options in the upcoming NBA Draft

The Boston Celtics have four picks in the upcoming NBA draft, which takes place on June 25th in Brooklyn, New York.  Due to the Celtics’ late-season playoff push, their first pick comes at 16, outside the lottery and past the point in the draft where teams typically expect to get a true impact player.  There have of course been exceptions. Boston, in fact, made a draft day trade...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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