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R.J. Hunter on competing for a roster spot: ‘I trust myself more than ever’

R.J. Hunter R.J. Hunter should not be in the position he is in. The incessant griping about the Celtics’ lack of perimeter shooting is justified, with there being few — if any — options both in the starting lineup and off the bench for reliable 3-point shooting. However, Hunter, a first-round pick in 2015, is known for his shot, so this should be his wheelhouse. Instead,...
Via Green Street
6 hours ago

How the Celtics have fared against good and bad teams in the Brad Stevens era

We all know that the Celtics have improved every year since Brad Stevens has taken the reigns as Head Coach. CSNNE's Celtics Twitter account put out a great look at how they've improved record wise against good and bad teams with each progressing season. The splits are pretty impressive, and hopefully the trend continues, and the C's can manifest it into winning Brad's first playoff...
Via Celtics Life
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens touts Jaylen Brown's work ethic and eagerness to learn, says he'll be a solid 3-point shooter

Celtics coach Brad Stevens was recently a guest on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.  Among other things, Stevens spent a good deal of time discussing rookie Jaylen Brown. On what separated Brown from the pack at the No. 3 pick:His size, his athleticism, his strength, his desire to get better, all of those things added up to 'there's a lot of transferable skills to the NBA...
Via Celtics Life
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics a lock for a top 5 defense in 2016-17?

The Celtics finished in a three-way tie for fourth in defensive rating (points allowed per 100 possessions) last season.  With Al Horford on board and another year for the young ballclub to gel under Brad Stevens, the 2016-17 squad should be even better. Matt Moore of CBSSports.com (also known as @HPbasketball on Twitter) recently made predictions for the best defensive teams...
Via Celtics Life
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens wants Boston to "fly around" the court next season. What lineups could work?

Brad Stevens is not a pilot, but he is first in command as the head coach for the Boston Celtics. So when he says he wants his team to play fast and “fly around” the court, the Celtics better do so. Brad Stevens on the plan for next year: "One of the things we're really gonna try to do is fly around." — Jay King (@ByJayKing) July 11, 2016Who doesn’t want to play fast? After...
Via Celtics Life
July 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens Talks Jared Sullinger, Al Horford, Believes Celtics’ Future Is Bright

The Boston Celtics’ frontcourt will look a bit different next season. The Celtics didn’t land Kevin Durant, but they still made a splash in free agency by signing All-Star big man Al Horford. Yet Horford’s signing had consequences, as the C’s essentially cut ties with Jared Sullinger by renouncing his qualifying offer and making him a free agent. Sullinger had an up-and...
Via NESN.com
July 11, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brad Stevens on hectic NBA Draft and building Celtics with Jaylen Brown

Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens talked after the rookie introductory press conference Friday to discuss how hectic draft night was, building with Jaylen Brown and the next steps for his rookies.
Via YouTube
June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Celtics Notes: Brad Stevens Not Ready To Channel Knute Rockne Despite Loss

The Boston Celtics’ absymal performance Tuesday night was worthy of plenty of criticism. Some — namely point guard Isaiah Thomas — weren’t shy in giving it. But even a double-digit blowout in a crucial Game 5 couldn’t raise Brad Stevens’ blood pressure. The Celtics lost 110-83 to the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena to fall into a 3-2 hole in their opening-round, best...
Via NESN.com
April 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens: Avery Bradley ‘Very Unlikely’ For Rest of First Round Vs. Hawks

The Boston Celtics might get Avery Bradley back at some point in the NBA playoffs, but it likely won’t be in the first round. Celtics coach Brad Stevens told reporters Sunday that Bradley, who suffered a hamstring strain in Boston’s 102-101 Game 1 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday, is “very unlikely” for the rest of the teams’ first-round series. Stevens also called...
Via NESN.com
April 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Avery Bradley 'heard a pop' in hamstring in Celtics' loss

The Boston Celtics may have lost more than just Game 1 on Saturday night. The Celtics dropped a wild affair to the Atlanta Hawks their first-round playoff series opener at Philips Arena. But Boston might have bigger concerns after Avery Bradley left the game in the fourth quarter with a painful right hamstring injury. Bradley appeared to suffer the injury after coming down awkwardly...
Via NESN.com
April 16, 2016  |  Discuss
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