Video: Kelly Olynyk returns to practice, second unit building confidence (they beat the starters again)

From the Celtics YouTube channel: #Celtics coach Brad Stevens: Kelly Olynyk cleared to do 5-on-5 on Thursday. He did significantly more today than he has. — Scott Souza (@Scott_Souza) October 22, 2016 Avery Bradley said the second unit demolished the starters today. "Tyler played very well." — Jay King (@ByJayKing) October 22, 2016RELATED: Celtics bench outplaying the starters...
Via Celtics Life
1 hour ago

The Ryan Kelly Era is over in Boston - what's next?

As expected, the Boston Celtics have waived recent signee Ryan Kelly, who will likely join the Celts other waived training camp squad in Portland to play this season with the Maine Red Claws. Kelly, who was signed yesterday after being waived by the Atlanta Hawks, fell into Boston's lap after being cut by a team with no NBA D-League affiliate shortly after it became clear that Ben...
Via Celtics Life
17 hours ago

WATCH: Brad Stevens on Marcus Smart injury status, Boston Celtics singing him Happy Birthday

Birthday boy Brad Stevens talked about Marcus Smart's injury status, turning 40, having his team sing him happy birthday, bringing back Kelly Olynyk from shoulder rehab in the future and the upcoming Boston Celtics season.
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Avery Bradley on playing with Al Horford for Boston Celtics

Avery Bradley talked about his personal development over the years and what it has been like playing with Al Horford and helping Kelly Olynyk get through his shoulder rehab.
Via YouTube
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Get to know some of your 2016-17 Boston Celtics

The Shamrock Foundation may be a couple of days in the past, but let's review some of the whacky answers that Celtics players gave during a Q&A session to get a better understanding of the types of people on this year's roster (which is still not finalized, by the way).Kelly Olynyk got asked the most Kelly Olynyk question you could possibly think of: is a hot dog a sandwich?...
Via Celtics Life
18 hours ago

WATCH: Boston Celtics sing Happy Birthday to New 40-year-old coach Brad Stevens

Brad Stevens' entire Boston Celtics team sang him happy birthday at practice Saturday. Filmed by Jared Weiss for CLNS Radio. Follow for more videos @JaredWeissNBA & @CLNSRadio
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: Week in Review 10/22/16

I had the pleasure of joining Kevin McShan of the 2 Man Advantage Podcast for a one-on-one interview on the Celtics as they enter this season tied with the Clippers for the fourth-best title odds in the NBA.
Via CLNS Radio
1 day ago

Celtics cut Ben Bentil, hint that Gerald Green has made the roster

Ben Bentil In the effort to trim the roster down to the maximum 15 players by next Wednesday’s opener against the Nets, the Celtics have said goodbye to another draft pick.  The team announced Friday that Ben Bentil, the second round pick out of Providence this June (51st overall), has been released while veteran swingman Gerald Green will make the final roster to begin the...
Via Green Street
1 day ago

Report: Celtics offering James Young or RJ Hunter for a second-rounder

The Boston Celtics have so much depth and young talent that much of it simply fritters away on the bench, unable to find minutes. Now the team appears to be searching for a solution to that unusual problem. According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical on Friday, the Celtics are offering James Young or RJ Hunter, their first-round picks in 2014 and 2015 respectively...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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What's next? The small man's game for the Celtics

My favorite element in all of basketball is the free-flowing guard that is too small to be labeled a shooting guard but can score way better than the traditional point guard. The reason why is because there is an impulsive spirit within those players. Most of them were passed on by big name colleges because you can’t teach height, and there are thousands of 6’2″ combo guards...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics offering R.J. Hunter or James Young for 2nd-round pick

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, the Celtics are trying to use a trade in order to find their final piece on the roster. As cutdown looms, the Celtics continue to offer James Young or RJ Hunter for a second-round pick, league sources tell @TheVertical. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) October 21, 2016 The decision to finalize the Celtics’ roster is Oct...
Via Green Street
1 day ago

Celtics waive Bentil, offering up Hunter or Young in a trade

Boston has released forward Ben Bentil, league sources tell The Vertical. Bentil could become waiver claim or affiliate option elsewhere. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 21, 2016 The Celtics had hoped to stash Bentil in the D-League but apparently that’s not going to happen for them. Bentil had shown some early Summer League promise as a potential stretch-big…...
Via Red's Army
1 day ago

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[News] Boston Celtics Roster Cuts| James Young and RJ Hunter | Marcus Smart | Powered by CLNS Radio
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1 day ago

Boston Celtics News & Notes 10/21/16: The regular season looms and maybe so does Cousins

The Celtics are going be a lot of fun to watch.
Via CLNS Radio
2 days ago

Boston Celtics Depth Will be Tested Early

The back end of the Boston Celtics rotation has been the biggest question mark on the team this offseason. The loss of Evan Turner took away their primary ball handler and the loss of Jared Sullinger has opened the door for multiple front court players to step up. To make matters worse, the Celtics are […] Boston Celtics Depth Will be Tested Early - Hardwood Houdini - Hardwood...
Via Hardwood Houdini
2 days ago

Horford's addition gives Celtics high hopes for new year

BOSTON (AP) From afar, Al Horford has always had respect for the history of the Boston Celtics. He made his first visit to the Garden as a rookie in 2007 and found himself drawn to the championship banners that hung above the court. That was the same season that Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen joined Paul Pierce to form the Big 3 and went on to win Boston's 17th NBA championship...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ainge: Marcus Smart (Ankle) Day-to-Day, Kelly Olynyk (Shoulder) Out Until At Least Mid-November

Kelly Olynyk has spent the past several months recovering from shoulder surgery, but it appears the seven-footer will have to wait a bit longer to return to action on the floor. In an appearance Thursday morning on Toucher and Rich (98.5 The Sports Hub), Danny Ainge acknowledged that Olynyk still has a ways to go before seeing action. “I think, optimistically, we’re looking...
Via Celtics Hub
2 days ago

Al Horford discusses helping make Boston Celtics contender again

On a fall Friday in Manhattan, Al Horford practiced jump shots on a side court during the Boston Celtics’ midday practice. You wouldn’t be able to tell by his understated manner, but Horford is Boston’s biggest free agent signing in recent memory. He’s centerpiece of a well-executed offseason plan which catapulted the Celtics from ascendant playoff team to Eastern Conference...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Thomas thinks Cousins would be a great fit for Celtics

The Boston Celtics finally landed a big-name free agent this offseason in All-Star forward Al Horford. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re content with their current roster — just ask Isaiah Thomas. The Celtics point guard was the team’s most avid recruiter this offseason, telling any NBA superstar who would listen to team up with him in Boston. Now, Thomas appears...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce says he'll retire as a Celtic after final NBA season

Paul Pierce wants to finish his NBA career where it all started. The Los Angeles Clippers forward, who recently announced the 2016-17 NBA season will be his last, told SiriusXM Radio on Wednesday he plans to retire with the Boston Celtics. Paul Pierce confirmed to us on @SiriusXMNBA that he'll retire as a Celtic after the season... Said he owes it to himself and the fans. ...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics have interest in signing JR Smith

The Cleveland Cavaliers may finally have competition if they want to bring back J.R. Smith. According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, the Boston Celtics are among several teams with interest in the swingman. There are, of course, caveats. If Smith went to Boston, he’d be giving up a starting job with the reigning champions to be Avery Bradley’s backup. The Celtics...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

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