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Isaiah Thomas rips list that ranks him 88th-best in NBA

Sports Illustrated on Monday released the first half of its Top 100 NBA Players ranking, and one Boston Celtics guard wasn’t pleased with his position on the list. Isaiah Thomas, who checked in at No. 88, took to Twitter to express his displeasure with the rankings, calling them “a joke.” Sports illustrated Rankings are a JOKE lol. Feels like back in HS when those POLITICAL...
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Boston Celtics extend their relationship with D-League's Maine Red Claws

The Boston Celtics are one of 18 NBA teams that have an exclusive relationship with a D-League team, the Maine Red Claws, and the two franchises have recently agreed to extend their connection through the 2017-18 season, according to the Bangor Daily News.In a press release, Celtics President Danny Ainge had this to say about the extension: "We couldn’t be more excited to continue...
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Boston Celtics News & Notes from August 31: Celtics and Maine Red Claws Reach Contract Extension, SI.com Selects Top 100 and more

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Your Morning Dump… Where Kelly Olynyk is back in action

 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. As expected, Celtics big man Kelly Olynyk was named to the 12-member Canadian National team that will compete this week in Mexico City in the FIBA Americas Qualifying Tournament in Mexico City. The 7-foot Olynyk...
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Did you know Perry Jones averaged 22.7 points for a three-game stretch before getting hurt last year?

Over his three seasons in the NBA, Perry Jones has averaged just 3.4 points in 11.7 minutes per game.  It's generally assumed that unless Danny Ainge puts together another trade, Jones won't even make the Celtics 15-man roster this year.But before writing him off completely, it's worth remembering he once did this:October 30, 2014: Jones poured in 32 points on 10-for-17 shooting...
Via Celtics Life
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A picture a day to keep the summer doldrums away- 8/30/15

What's that picture you say?  An alternate time-line of the Eastern Conference Finals vs the Cavs in 1992.  Man, did Bias and Lewis play great together as the Celtics swept Cleveland on their way to the Finals vs Portland.  Who remembers Larry's sick alley-oop pass to Len?Sigh.Speaking of Bias, keep an eye out for next May on CelticsLife.  In the 30 days leading up to the 30th...
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WATCH: Isaiah Thomas blocks Trevor Ariza in exhibition

If you’ve ever seen Isaiah Thomas play, you know not to be fooled by his diminutive stature. Apparently Trevor Ariza has yet to get that memo. Thomas laced them up for the Seattle Pro-Am squad in an exhibition game against the Drew League on Friday night, and it didn’t take long for him to provide one of the highlights of the summer. Ariza drove baseline and elevated for...
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Jared Sullinger Enters the Final Year of His Contract with Much to Prove

Jared Sullinger #7 of the Boston Celtics shoots against the Atlanta Hawks during the game on February 11, 2015 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Mandatory Credit: Getty Images/ESPN) Coming out of Ohio State in 2012 as a two-time consensus All-American, there was little doubt that Jared Sullinger had the ability to perform. The issue for many teams boiled down to weight, health...
Via The Sports Journal
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Video: R.J. Hunter highlights that make you think the Celtics just drafted Steph Curry II

Happy Friday Celtics fans!  Sit back and enjoy: Follow Mark Vandeusen on Twitter @LucidSportsFan
Via Celtics Life
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Which Boston Celtic is most likely to underachieve?

The Boston Celtics have high expectations this season, but that doesn't mean every player on the team will live up to them on an individual level. Here's a look at a few players who could fall short and disappoint in the 2015-16 season, including James Young, who had a wildly discouraging go at the Salt Lake City and Las Vegas Summer Leagues. Here's the consensus from ESPN's Celtics...
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Watch Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas beat Floyd Mayweather

Isaiah Thomas and Floyd Mayweather are friends. They work out together. They give each other expensive gifts. And they beat each other in basketball. One of the niftiest players in the world, Thomas is clearly outside Mayweather's reach on the court, and he proves it in the video above.Thomas probably wasn't going as hard as he can and still knifed through defenders on his way to...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where we help ESPN Boston see the future

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. Safe to say, the start of training camp can’t come soon enough. But in the meantime, Chris Forsberg, long-time Celtics beat writer for ESPN Boston, is publishing his annual Celtics Summer Forecast. Chris has...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where it’s 50/50 the Celtics extend Tyler Zeller?

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. The Celtics and Zeller have talked about a deal and there is a belief if Zeller wants to lock in security, the C’s would be open to a deal. The problem is if Zeller wants to maximize his value he may have to...
Via Red's Army
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics News & Notes from August 25: Kelly Olynyk reportedly fine after knee injury; Celtics tried to acquire Kelly Oubre in 2015 draft; Danny Ainge looking to make a big move?

Via CLNS Radio
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Avery Bradley destined for bench role?

Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley has been one of the positives early in his development, but is his skillset better used off the bench?
Via CLNS Radio
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge considering a 'big and powerful' trade?

Stop us if you’ve heard this before: Danny Ainge is trying to pull off a big trade. Crazy, right? Joking aside, the Boston Celtics’ president of basketball operations appears to be pushing hard to shake up the team that improved its win total by 15 games and made the Eastern Conference playoffs last season, according to the Boston Herald’s Steve Bulpett. Hurricane Danny...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss
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