CELTICS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Marcus Smart looking to become ‘more of an offensive threat’ this season

Marcus Smart It’s a big year for Marcus Smart. With the departure of Evan Turner, the 22-year-old’s role on the Celtics will organically be stepped up, not to mention the pressure that will be put on him to up his offensive game to match his solid defensive skill. After Smart was thrust into a big spot when Avery Bradley went down in the first game of last season’s playoff...
Via Green Street
55 minutes ago

Four candidates to grab the Celtics’ sixth man role

Marcus Smart will look to fulfill Evan Turner’s role on the Celtics next season (Mark L. Baer/USA TODAY Sports) One of the biggest questions the Celtics will have to answer the start of the regular season will be; ‘who will emerge as the team’s sixth man?’  In a two-year span, Turner (now playing with the Trail Blazers) flourished as the Celtics’ first option off the...
Via Green Street
5 hours ago

How Gerald Green Will Impact Jaylen Brown’s Minutes

After drafting Jaylen Brown third overall, the Boston Celtics finally got a crown jewel out of the Brooklyn Nets trade. A player with the better upside and potential than most players in the draft, and someone who can finally get Boston to the next level. Brown could be fantastic in the future, but that future most […] How Gerald Green Will Impact Jaylen Brown’s Minutes - Hardwood...
Via Hardwood Houdini
9 hours ago

Locked On Celtics: Projections, Motivation, and Snapchat Lessons

Sam (who shall heretofore be known as “Jam”) Packard joins the show as our new fill-in co-host to discuss the new projections suggesting the Celtics will have the 4th best record in the, RJ Hunter’s motivation to avoid getting cut, and the lesson Terry Rozier SHOULD have learned after his very R-rated snapchat. We get salty in this one… enjoy the show! Having trouble listening...
Via Red's Army
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Real Plus-Minus Model Predicts Celtics To Be No. 2 In East Next Season

The Boston Celtics won 48 games last season but lost in the first round of the NBA playoffs. It still was a pretty successful season for the C’s, especially when you consider the injuries that hit their roster in Round 1 versus the Atlanta Hawks. Boston bolstered its roster with the addition of free-agent center Al Horford in July. The Green also drafted University of California...
Via NESN.com
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: Draft Harry Giles in Chad Ford’s Mock Draft

Chad Ford released a way too early NBA mock draft this week, and he has the Boston Celtics drafting Harry Giles with the second pick Following an offseason in which the Boston Celtics finally were able to add a star via free agency in Al Horford, and a sharpshooter in Gerald Green, the future is […] Boston Celtics: Draft Harry Giles in Chad Ford’s Mock Draft - Hardwood Houdini...
Via Hardwood Houdini
13 hours ago

Video: Behind the scenes of the Boston Celtics 2016-17 dance team auditions

Besides the roster, the Celtics were also finalizing their 2016-17 dance team roster. See a behind the scenes look at the competition via the above video courtesy of the Boston Celtics.
Via Celtics Life
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics News & Notes 8/24/16: The crazy off-season and a must listen Nick Gelso feature

What an off-season it’s been with the Durant saga as the centerpiece. 
Via CLNS Radio
20 hours ago

Boston Celtics Need to be Stronger in the Paint

The Boston Celtics showed a willingness to be aggressive in the paint, but the results simply were not good enough. The Celtics need to attack the paint to have a successful offense but they will struggle until they do a better job of executing and finishing. The fact that the Celtics were one of the […] Boston Celtics Need to be Stronger in the Paint - Hardwood Houdini - Hardwood...
Via Hardwood Houdini
1 day ago

QUIZ: Name every first-round draft pick of the Boston Celtics since Larry Bird

In 1979, the Boston Celtics drafted Larry Bird sixth overall out of Indiana State University which lead to a rebirth in the franchise's championship winning-ways of the past. The Celtics also used the eighth pick on Freeman Williams - but he never played with the team. Can you name every first-round draft pick made by the Boston Celtics following the selection of Larry Bird that...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas Says Celtics Guard Terry Rozier ‘Is Going To Surprise People’ Next Season

The Boston Celtics surprised many people when they selected Louisville guard Terry Rozier with the 16th pick in the 2015 NBA draft. Rozier was expected to go later in the first round, and Boston already had plenty of guards at the time. But team president of basketball operations Danny Ainge saw something in Rozier, and he steadily improved as a rookie last season with his scoring...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Agent: Abdel Nader to remain in U.S., join Celtics’ D-League team

It appears it’s time to put all of the Abdel Nader question marks to rest, for now at least. According to Nader’s agent Cervando Tejada, the Celtics’ 58th pick in this year’s draft will sign with the Maine Red Claws, the Celtics’ D-League affiliate. According to The Vertical’s Shams Charania, Nader did receive a “lucrative offer” from an unnamed European club.  ...
Via Green Street
2 days ago

Video: Isaiah Thomas sounds pretty excited to have Al Horford in Boston (and Gerald Green too)

Video courtesy of CSNNERELATED - Isaiah Thomas: 'The NBA's excited. Boston's almost back,' also thinks highly of Gerald GreenFollow Mark Van Deusen on Twitter @LucidSportsFan Click here for more recent Celtics videos
Via Celtics Life
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics likely roster cuts

At the end of free agency Boston is left with 18 contracts on the books for the 2016-17 season, three more than the allowed amount.  A trade could occur, sending out more players than coming in, to alleviate this minor issue.  Otherwise, the Celtics must cut three players before the season starts.  Let’s go from most likely to least likely to find the players who will be cut...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Locked On Celtics mailbag: Best All-Time Celtics & can IT improve?

With news still far too silent, Jay & I hit the mailbag (again) to discuss a slew of topics, including the Mt. Rushmore of best Celtics ever; a prediction of which current Celtics player is most likely to have his number retired; a debate of the greatest players in franchise history; and a discussion about whether Isaiah Thomas will improve this season. Enjoy the show! Having...
Via Red's Army
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Locked On Celtics: Olympics & a game of “real tweet, fake tweet”

After Jay King appears on the Locked on Thunder podcast to chat about the Celtics’ future and Olympics hoops, he and Fred Katz make fun of sports writers with a new segment called “Real Tweet/Fake Tweet.”  Check it out. Having trouble listening? Go directly to our show page on Audio Boom. From there you can download the audio (lower right side of the page) to save for later...
Via Red's Army
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Nerlens Noel angling for a trade to Celtics?

Is Nerlens Noel angling for a trade to the Boston Celtics? The Philadelphia 76ers big man sent a rather random tweet Wednesday night that has the internet buzzing about whether he’s trying to escape Philly for greener pastures. Noel, who’s been a subject of trade rumors this offseason, was born in Malden, Mass., and attended high school in Everett, Mass. I'm blessed to be...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Could the Boston Celtics win the Olympics?

“Can the best NCAA team beat the worst NBA team?” has become a common question every March in the Talking Head era of sports coverage.  The answer is a resounding no; they could not, and, probably, would not even come close. But, with a historically weak Olympic field lacking a truly great team, could the Boston Celtics win gold if they were chosen as the representative for...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Choosing free agent fix over draft remedy, Boston Celtics leap from rebuilder to contender

Just 41 days ago, fans of the Boston Celtics were in a crazed, frenzied panic. It was draft night, and Boston had a yachtload of assets to potentially deal, most notably the third overall pick acquired from Brooklyn in the well-chronicled Kevin Garnett-Paul Pierce trade. The rumors and tweets intensified as the Celtics’ pick approached. Looking to accelerate a rebuild undertaken...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Ray Allen still eyeing comeback, spoke with Celtics and Bucks

Ray Allen is still interested in playing in the NBA next season, and the 41-year-old says the perception that he would only want to join the Golden State Warriors or Cleveland Cavaliers is wrong. In an interview with Dom Amore the Hartford Courant, Allen reiterated that he would not return to the NBA after two seasons off to play for a team that is in rebuilding mode. “My decision...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Who is the Best Bet for a Boston Celtics Trade?

Countless trade rumors involving Blake Griffin and Russell Westbrook have been floating around the NBA for the past week. Who would be the best fit for the Celtics? The Celtics have been in the middle of a lot of trade rumors. Brown and Rozier shine in Summer League Playoff. Report by CLNS Radio's, Tyler Trudeau . North Station Media Productions | CLNS Radio Subscribe to youtube...
Via YouTube
19 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Boston Celtics Add Six More Wins to 2016-17 Season

A panel conducted by ESPN predicts that the Celtics will have a record 54-28 in the 2016-17 season. The C's are also predicted to breakout of the 1st round of the playoffs. ***Video Credit NBA VIDEO*** Report by CLNS Radio's, Tyler Trudeau . North Station Media Productions | CLNS Radio Follow on Twitter @CLNSRadio Subscribe to youtube.com/CLNSRadio Like on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CLNSFans
Via YouTube
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jaylen Brown could see time at power forward next season

Perhaps Brad Stevens really is an unparalleled basketball genius. According to a report by Celtics beat writer A. Sherrod Blakely of Comcast SportsNet, No. 3 overall pick Jaylen Brown could see time at power forward for Boston next season in addition to his more natural small forward position. Blakely also notes that Brown is expected to serve as Jae Crowder’s backup. The 19-year...
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers blames ‘bloggers’ for Blake Griffin trade rumors

Reports have surfaced in recent weeks that the Los Angeles Clippers are considering a possible trade of superstar Blake Griffin. Clippers head coach Doc Rivers vehemently denied the rumors, citing “bloggers” who “have nothing to do with the sport” as the source of the trade talk. Rivers was making an appearance this week on The Vertical Podcast with Adrian Wojnarowski...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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