CELTICS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Isaiah Thomas Needs Help on Offense

After leading the Eastern Conference with 105.7 points per game in the regular season, the Boston Celtics offense went missing in the playoffs. Their points per game fell to a mere 93.8 points per game and the only Eastern Conference teams to average less were the Toronto Raptors (through six games) and Charlotte Hornets. The Celtics […] Isaiah Thomas Needs Help on Offense - Hardwood...
Via Hardwood Houdini
3 hours ago

Evaluating Boston’s Roster Decisions

The Boston Celtics have a crucial offseason coming up and that begins with some tough decisions regarding their current roster. A top 5 pick and at least one max contract free agent should be in the Celtics plans and that alone will force them to cut ties with some key players from this season. The […] Evaluating Boston’s Roster Decisions - Hardwood Houdini - Hardwood Houdini...
Via Hardwood Houdini
6 hours ago

Boston Celtics: Momentum heading into the offseason

An early end of any season is disappointing. After all of the work one puts in leading up to a season, to the night-in, night-out effort that they give during the season, there is a cold bite of disappointment that lingers on a team when they do not achieve their goals. This fact may be especially true for the Boston Celtics, who were so highly touted coming in to the playoffs and...
Via isportsweb.com
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Terry Rozier Has a Future with the Boston Celtics

Despite being the most scrutinized pick from the last draft, Terry Rozier has quickly earned the trust of Brad Stevens and is in line to be a prominent player for the Boston Celtics for the upcoming years. He benefitted from injuries, but the way Rozier filled in will give the Celtics all the guard depth […] Terry Rozier Has a Future with the Boston Celtics - Hardwood Houdini ...
Via Hardwood Houdini
1 day ago

Isaiah Thomas to represent the Boston Celtics at the NBA Draft Lottery

As the May 17th NBA Draft Lottery approaches, the Boston Celtics have a 15.6% chance at the number 1 overall pick and a 46.9% chance at being top 3, thanks to the pick they acquired from the Brooklyn Nets in 2013.However, the Celtics need all the luck they can get, as they have not had the best success at draft lotteries in the past. No matter who they have sent as their representatives...
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jared Sullinger wants to stay in Boston, but the Celtics may be better off moving on

Jared Sullinger is one of a few players who either aren't under contract or are on non-guaranteed deals for the Celtics next season. Sullinger will be a restricted free agent when the season ends meaning any team can offer him a contract with Boston having the right to match that offer.And according to Adam Himmelsbach at the Boston Globe, Sully's hoping any offer does get matched...
Via Celtics Life
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics reportedly believe Kevin Durant will visit during free agency

Now that the Boston Celtics are eliminated from the NBA Playoffs, the focus will now shift to offseason. The Celtics are expected to be in the mix for a few players during free agency this summer. The Celtics have targeted Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant as the star they need to make them a championship contender. While Durant has been very quite about his plans, the...
Via No Guts, No Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Optimism high as Celtics enter a likely active offseason

BOSTON (AP) The emergence of an All-Star and lots of victories made the Celtics one of the biggest surprises in the NBA this season. It also left Boston with lots of questions following its second straight first-round exit from the playoffs - this one, a six-game loss to the Atlanta Hawks - with a young roster that probably still needs a few more pieces to make the next step....
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Terry Rozier talks about playoff experience, offseason in Boston Celtics 15-16 exit interview

Terry Rozier spoke to the media about being proud of his playoff experience as a rookie and the things he is excited to work on this offseason. Filmed and produced by Jared Weiss for CLNS Radio.
Via YouTube
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Free Agents: Evan Turner In; Jared Sullinger, Tyler Zeller Out

The Boston Celtics’ season ended rather abruptly Thursday night, but there’s still plenty of reasons to be excited about the future. The Celtics are entering one of their most important offseasons in years. They’re armed to the teeth with draft picks and boast a promising young core, but still need to make a splash in free agency and via the NBA Draft if they want to escape...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Celtics lose a series, but they’re in position to win the future

Atlanta sports fans of a certain age — scarred forever by the 1988 Eastern Conference semifinals — will always love seeing the Boston Celtics lose. Atlantans, not accustomed to playoff moments which work out favorably for their teams, deserve this hour of celebration. They’ve been through far more than their fair share of postseason agonies. For the rest of the NBA, however...
Via Crossover Chronicles
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics will make a run at Kevin Durant

The Celtics intended pursuit of Kevin Durant is the worst kept secret in the NBA. Yahoo’s Chris Mannix reiterates “the plan” in a Celtics post-mortem: Ainge will be aggressive in free agency, team sources told The Vertical, and yes, that means a run at Kevin Durant. The Celtics believe Durant will meet with them this summer, but they know that meeting won’t accomplish much...
Via Red's Army
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics believe Kevin Durant will visit in free agency

The Boston Celtics’ season ended on a bittersweet note Thursday. But before Celtics fans start feeling too down, here’s a friendly reminder: The fun begins now. With Boston’s season officially over after the Atlanta Hawks eliminated them in the first round, the focus shifts to the offseason and the host of free agents that Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: What Players Should the Celtics Target Through Trades & Free Agency? - The Garden Report (3/3)

The Celtics have a ton of cap room and draft picks. Who should the team target both in free agency and through trades? Grandstand App: clnsradio.com/grandstandAPP Get the CLNS Radio App on your mobile device! Click Here: www.clnsradio.com/iosFREE www.clnsradio.com/Android Be sure to like The Garden Report on Facebook and like and comment on each episode to get in the conversation...
Via YouTube
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jared, Sam and Kevin Play Celtics Tinder - The Garden Report (2/3)

Who should stay and who should go? The Garden Report team plays a little Celtics Tinder to decide. Who should they swipe right? Grandstand App: clnsradio.com/grandstandAPP Get the CLNS Radio App on your mobile device! Click Here: www.clnsradio.com/iosFREE www.clnsradio.com/Android Be sure to like The Garden Report on Facebook and like and comment on each episode to get in the...
Via YouTube
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics game plan tonight against the Hawks: Don't give up 65 points in 16 minutes

Tuesday's Game 5 was the Celtics worst loss of the season (27 points), and also feature their biggest deficit of the year--at one point late in the fourth quarter Boston trailed by 34 (107-73).  However, the C's didn't actually get beaten that badly for most of the evening, there was just one insane 16-minute stretch of basketball.  Half-way through the second quarter, the Celtics...
Via Celtics Life
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rainin’ J’s Ep. 34: The Game 6 Preview

Well, we’ve been here before… the Celtics are coming out of a shellacking in Atlanta and coming home to Boston and that crazy Garden crowd. What do they need to do to win Game 6? What can they do to get Isaiah Thomas free? Can Kelly Olynyk or Jae Crowder show up to save the day? All that, some Coach of the Year discussion, and emoji tattoos… Enjoy the show! Having trouble...
Via Red's Army
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Stevens: Celtics' Thomas on track to play Game 6 vs. Hawks

BOSTON (AP) Celtics coach Brad Stevens says that all signs point toward Isaiah Thomas being able to play in Game 6 against the Hawks. Stevens said Wednesday that he'd gotten all positive updates on the All-Star guard's status, who limped to the locker room with a mild left ankle sprain in the closing minutes of Tuesday's 110-83 loss in Atlanta. Stevens said Thomas didn't experience...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge 'almost certain' Thomas will play in Game 6

Isaiah Thomas doesn’t believe his ankle injury will prevent him from playing Thursday night, and neither does Danny Ainge. The Boston Celtics president of basketball operations said Wednesday morning he fully expects to have his point guard on the court when the Celtics look to stave off elimination in Game 6 of their first-round playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks. “Isaiah’s...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

10 reasons to hop on the Isaiah Thomas bandwagon

Twenty years ago, saying the name Isaiah Thomas — well, Isiah Thomas — in Boston would have resulted into boos and profanity-laced tirades, but as time has evolved, things have changed. Now that it’s 2016, citing the name Isaiah Thomas brings a different feel to what was felt in Beantown many years ago. While the animosity still remains for the guy they call “Zeke,” the...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA fines Marcus Smart $5000 for violation of its "flopping" rule

When Celtics guard Marcus Smart flung himself wildly into the basket support during Friday’s Game 3 victory over the Atlanta Hawks, as it turns out, he might as well have just landed on his wallet. The NBA announced a $5000 fine for Smart on Saturday for violating the league’s anti-flopping rules, per Marc J. Spears of ESPN. Boston’s Marcus Smart fined $5,000 for violating...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

How Allen Iverson motivated Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas' 42 point night

  Isaiah Thomas singlehandedly dragged his Boston Celtics back into the series with a 42 point showing Friday night, but he had a secret weapon in his back pocket: Allen Iverson. Thomas divulged after Boston’s 111-103 win that he’d received texts from Iverson as well as his namesake, Isiah Thomas, motivating him for the game. “Allen Iverson just said, ‘Keep fighting...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Smart flops ridiculously in win over Hawks

The Boston Celtics beat the Atlanta Hawks in game three on Friday night to pull to within 2-1 in the series. Throughout the game the Celtics played with a lot of heart and effort but this flop by Smart is ridiculous….. Either Kyle Korver has superhuman strength or Marcus Smart just enjoys trying to injure himself.
Via Crossover Chronicles
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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