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BRAD STEVENS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Dividing Minutes between the Celtics Frontcourt

Brad Stevens is going to have some difficult decisions to make regarding his frontcourt rotations this season. The Celtics have four players (five if you include Jeff Green) who currently deserve significant minutes and Vitor Faverani is on his way back from injury, and rookie Dwight Powell who will most likely spend the majority of the season in the D-league. Jared Sullinger and...
Via Red's Army
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Rondo went straight to shoot FT’s after Monday’s game

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “It’s tough,” Rondo said. “It’s frustrating. I work hard on it and I’ll continue to work and get better.” Head coach Brad Stevens said Rondo did not waste any time before working on his craft. ...
Via Red's Army
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Olynyk benched for ineffective play

Stevens confirmed what we suspected: Kelly Olynyk was benched because of ineffectiveness.— Jay King (@ByJayKing) November 18, 2014 Brad Stevens’ plan since arriving in Boston has been toying with the lineups, trying different combinations of players at specific times, and trying to ride chemistry and momentum to victory. Prior to the Marcus Smart injury, we were seeing more...
Via Celtics Life
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where someone needs to get Brad Stevens a hoodie

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. One philosophy that we’ve repeatedly heard from Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens is the simple notion of “do your job,” a suggestion that, if a player focuses solely on the task at hand on a play-by-play...
Via Red's Army
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Practice Notes: C’s Hammer Defense As Cavaliers Matchup Looms

WALTHAM, Mass. – Brad Stevens called his team’s defense “a sieve” Wednesday night. So, what was the one thing the Boston Celtics coach stressed Thursday at practice? Take a wild guess. “Defense,” Celtics guard Marcus Thornton said after the session. “The whole practice (Thursday) was about defense.” The Celtics’ D, which has been one of the team’s greatest weaknesses this...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens Blasts Celtics’ ‘Sieve’ Defense, Effort After Loss To Thunder

BOSTON — “I think the leads are so overrated.” Those were Brad Stevens’ words Wednesday night, after his Celtics team had turned a 15-point lead over the Oklahoma City Thunder into a 109-94 loss. The Celtics grabbed an 18-3 lead right out of the gate and held a nine-point advantage at halftime, but one thing was missing when they returned to the court for the second half...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Smart’s Ankle ‘Progressing The Way It’s Supposed To’ (Video)

Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens sounded hopeful about Marcus Smart’s recovery from a sprained ankle after practice Monday. “Marcus looks great,” said Stevens. “I saw Marcus (on Sunday), he was in for treatment three times. He’s been in for treatment already (Monday). He looks better than (Sunday); better than the day before. It’s progressing the way it’s supposed...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Stevens: Rondo hand surgery not known until Friday night

It seemed a bit odd that the Boston Celtics did not announce that Rajon Rondo would miss Saturday’s game until after Friday’s had concluded. Well, it turns out head coach Brad Stevens got word of Rondo’s minor hand procedure just a short while before the general public did. Stevens told reporters Saturday in Chicago that he did not find out about the point guard’s...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens still wants Celtics to shoot 3's

The Celtics will not significantly alter their offensive approach based on one, albeit extremely terrible, game. While that was a safe assumption even without confirmation, Head Coach Brad Stevens did provide commentary on the subject of shootingvia Jay King“You have to be aggressive. You have to be assertive,” Stevens said after Sunday's practice at the American Airlines...
Via Celtics Life
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens' take on Draft Lottery reform

A league-wide vote on Wednesday sided against draft reform and to keep with the spoils of tanking (much to the chagrin of Philadelphia). Brad Stevens sounded off on the results and certainly didn’t seem phased. via masslive.com “I think I have a pretty good feel for where our ownership and leadership team, and what their opinions were and are. And mine as well. Regardless...
Via Celtics Life
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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