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Danny Ainge says Brad Stevens will go down as 'one of the great coaches to ever coach in the NBA'

Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens has one of the smartest minds in the NBA. He's also the youngest coach in the league, which means he has a very long future ahead to accomplish all that many expect him to. And in Celtics general manager Danny Ainge's opinion, Stevens will eventually be universally viewed as one of the all-time greats. Here's what he recently said, per ESPN...
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Boston Celtics News & Notes From July 31: KG Anniversary; Celtics In Africa; Danny Ainge More Praise For Stevens

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Celtics Roster Battle

17 guaranteed contracts. There are 17 players currently on the Celtics roster after the conclusion of the NBA Summer League. They have an overload at the guard position, and two critical newcomers to bolster the front court. For a team trying to build an identity, one thing all these pieces point to is effort. All 17 of these players pride themselves on the hustle plays and grind...
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Your Morning Dump… Where Stevens and Turner represent in Africa

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. Coach Brad Stevens, @RealDealBeal23 & @TreyBurke work out the guards at #BWBAfrica. — NBA (@NBA) July 30, 2015 The NBA and the Players Association are teaming up to present the...
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David Lee comes to the Boston Celtics a new kind of leader for the team

Leadership: ”a process of social influence in which a person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task”, so says Wikipedia. To me, leadership has always been about showing and telling. Power Forward David Lee was officially introduced by the Boston Celtics on Monday after it was announced he was dealt to the green team weeks ago on July...
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LeBron says Celtics are in top 5 most difficult defensive assigments

Clearly choosing this hat did not cross LeBron's mind when deciding what was difficult to defendTuesday night on Twitter, LeBron James hosted an "ask me anything" question and answer session. Like many celebrity AMA's, many of the fun and interesting questions went unanswered. A couple of the more straightforward ones that did end up being answered had to do with our Celtics. Boston...
Via Celtics Life
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The Celtics were free agency winners

A few weeks ago, everybody was freaking out about a supposedly stalled rebuild and the lack of firew…. ah, nevermind… While some people are still not happy with how things have gone, the doom and gloom is far from universal. In fact, ESPN just lumped Boston in with its free agency winners. On the basis of two sneaky-good moves by Danny Ainge and company, the Celtics have laid...
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The Celtics All-“Number Still In Circulation” Team

Amir Johnson is one of Boston’s newest Celtics. As a new member of the team, he gets to pick a new number. But, his options were a bit limited because, as he said… Every number 1-34 is basically retired. My first initial number, I picked No. 5, but I know there was going to kind of be some controversy with that because Kevin Garnett won a championship. So I knew that was pretty...
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Marcus Smart best highlights from 2015 Summer League

As the Boston Celtics look to improve in the Eastern Conference, Marcus Smart showed off his basketball ability during the Summer League. Over the Summer League, Smart averaged over sixteen points, dished out over four assists, and had over two steals per game. Check out some of his best highlights from the Summer League in the below video compilation: *** Smart Summer League Highlights...
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Amir Johnson on choosing number 90: “Every number 1-34 is basically retired”

The Boston Celtics signed one of the most underrated players in the NBA off-season in forward Amir Johnson. The former Toronto Raptors will bring a different attitude into the Celtics locker room full of young players. Johnson plays his heart out on both ends of the court which has gotten him a lot of respect around the league. After signing with the Celtics, Johnson ran into a little...
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Michael Jordan Rejected Massive Trade Offer From Boston Celtics

The Charlotte Hornets owner reportedly turned down a trade consisting of four first round picks on draft night.
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How high should the Boston Celtics be on James Young?

The Boston Celtics expect James Young to become a productive player sooner or later. But when will he come into his own? The 19-year-old was disappointing at summer league and played with a discouraging passiveness.How should this affect Boston's expectations for last year's first-round pick in its upcoming season?'s Brian Robb takes a look right here:"The challenge for...
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Boston Celtics forward Amir Johnson: 'I definitely know the fans will love me'

The Boston Celtics made Amir Johnson their big free agent signing because he plays every possession as if it's his last. He's a sturdy spark plug with talent, someone who changes games on both sides of the ball and undeniably makes his team better. These are just a few of the reasons why Johnson knows he'll be embraced by his new fanbase this season. Here's what he said during Monday...
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Jae Crowder is back, knee is better, so are the Celtics

Jae Crowder returned to the Boston Celtics yesterday. He is back on a 5 year, $35 million deal, which was agreed on for about a month, and is now official. Crowder did at least have conversations with other teams as he explored the free agency market, but as he said at yesterday's press conference, his heart was always in Boston.'s Jay King pulled this quote from the...
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Boston Celtics News & Notes from July 28: Celtics sign their first-round picks, Danny Ainge introduces new Celtics at press conference; Celtics trade for Zoran Dragic

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Terry Rozier Gets Huge Pay Day With The Celtics

Phtoo: NBA.comFormer Louisville Cardinal Terry Rozier and the Boston Celtics made it official on Monday afternoon. The Boston Globe was the first to report that Rozier signed a contract for the maximum amount, 120 percent of the rookie scale. The Celtics announced that the two sides had reached an agreement, but they didn’t disclose the amount. The Rookie pay scales are slotted...
Via The Cardinal Connect
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas Drops 50 Points In Seattle Pro-Am Showcase (Video)

Isaiah Thomas’ wrist looks like it’s holding up just fine. The Boston Celtics point guard, who earlier this summer underwent a minor surgical procedure to remove a cyst from his wrist, went off over the weekend at the Seattle Pro-Am in his home state of Washington. Thomas racked up 50 points in the showcase to go along with 11 rebounds and seven assists as his team won 119-117...
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Did the Boston Celtics do enough this offseason?

The Boston Celtics were able to squeeze into the playoffs with a 40-42 record last year and land a 7th place spot in the Eastern Conference. Their season came to an abrupt end however, when they were swept by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. The Irish had a lot of heart and fight during the series, but it was clear they simply lacked offense against...
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Antoine Walker explains how he blew $108 million

If someone handed you $108 million, you’d probably think you were set for life. But it’s not that simple for some people. Antoine Walker is perhaps better known for blowing through his $108 million earnings over his 12-year NBA career, most of which was spent with the Boston Celtics, than for his accomplishments on the basketball court. And Walker explained to CNN Money just...
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State Of The Union: Boston Celtics

It has been roughly two-and-a-half months since the Cleveland Cavaliers swept the Boston Celtics in the first round of the playoffs. Since then, Boston has been committed to bringing in a franchise player, but came in second place to reel in Kevin Love, according to Boston Herald's Steve Bulpett. With a boatload of draft picks, numerous players under the age of 25, and quality...
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Despite Assortment of Assets the Boston Celtics are Stuck in Mediocrity

LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 16: Marcus Smart #36 of the Boston Celtics grimaces after getting injured during the game against the Portland Trail Blazers on July 16, 2015 at Thomas And Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada. (Mandatory Credit: Photo by Jack Arent/NBAE via Getty Images) There’s no question the Boston Celtics are one of the most storied franchises in all of basketball, sporting...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Amir Johnson’s Stint In Boston Won’t Be His First Time As Celtic (Photos)

Amir Johnson apparently has been a Celtic since 1996. The former Toronto Raptors forward joined the Boston Celtics earlier this month on a two-year, $24 million contract, but it won’t be the first time he’s played in green. Johnson shared a couple of Throwback Thursday photos on Instagram, showing off his time with the California Celtics as an adorable 5-foot-4, 100-pound...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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