CELTICS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Why did Celtics not make a big play for DeMarcus Cousins?

DeMarcus Cousins is arguably the best big man in the NBA right now, so why didn’t more teams attempt to trade for him? The Celtics, in particular, would have been a great fit, and couldn’t benefited from his services, on paper. They have one of the most dynamic point guards in the NBA in Isaiah Thomas, and a stout frontcourt with a lot of depth, so they could make a move and...
Via The Sports Daily
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Guest Post: The Celtics blew the DeMarcus Cousins trade

By Julian Edlow"I’ve got confidence that with all these picks and these young guys and our willingness to spend money that we can get there. We’re a patient group. We will take a multiyear plan if that’s what it takes. But I think this June there could be some fireworks. I think this June we’ve got so many pieces to this puzzle that we might be able to shake loose a real...
Via Celtics Life
6 hours ago

Trade Rumor: Boston Celtics Show Interest in P.J Tucker

This is not quite the news that Boston Celtics fans want to be hearing, but it is something. After finding out that DeMarcus Cousins could have been acquired if they wanted, fans are looking for a lot more than P.J Tucker now. The Celtics are apparently looking into Tucker as a potential cheaper alternative to […] Trade Rumor: Boston Celtics Show Interest in P.J Tucker - Hardwood...
Via Hardwood Houdini
8 hours ago

Report: Celtics were never interested in Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins was apparently nothing more than a false idol for Boston.Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe reported on Monday that the Celtics “never had interest” in acquiring Cousins and never had trade talks with or made offers to the Sacramento Kings. Himmelsbach adds that they “simply could not overlook all the warning signs that were associated with Cousins.”Cousins...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

CelticsLife Pod 006.1: DeMarcus Cousins trade emergency pod - impact on the trade market, why Boston didn't get involved and more

DeMarcus Cousins has been - against all expectations - traded to the New Orleans Pelicans.Join Justin Quinn and CelticsLife UK correspondent Josh Coyne as we discuss how this move impacts the terrain of the 2017 NBA trade deadline (Thursday, February 23rd), why Boston didn't get involved, and other recent rumblings coming from around the league. We even talk a bit about Josh's recent...
Via Celtics Life
9 hours ago

Isaiah Thomas has funny reaction to Cousins trade

More than a few people are surprised with how little the Sacramento Kings got in return from the New Orleans Pelicans in the DeMarcus Cousins trade, and Isaiah Thomas is right there with those people.Thomas, who was teammates with Cousins in Sacramento for three seasons before he was traded to the Boston Celtics, implied on Twitter that he believes the Kings were robbed. The Kings...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Did The Celtics Mess Up By Passing On DeMarcus Cousins?

In order to best highlight the perspectives of what is right and what is wrong about the Celtics recent non-participation in the Boogie Cousins Sweepstakes, I’m going to split myself into two different perspectives. On the one side, we have Pro-Sam, who believes the Celtics did the right thing by staying away. On the other, we have Con-Sam, who thinks that this was a massively...
Via Celtics Hub
14 hours ago

Today in Celtics history: Marbury born, Johnson traded

Today, February 20th, is the fifteenth anniversary of  the trade which sent former Boston Celtics wing Joe Johnson to the Phoenix Suns. The trade, which netted Rodney Rogers and Tony Delk in exchange for Randy Brown, Milt Palacio and a conditional 2002 first round draft pick in addition to Johnson, was something of a loss in retrospect given Johnson's growth as a player and the...
Via Celtics Life
15 hours ago

What Should the Celtics Do With Avery Bradley?

The Celtics have rolled into the All-Star break with 11 wins in their last 13 games, and all of them have come without the services of starting shooting guard Avery Bradley. The 6-foot-3 guard has been sidelined for the better part of the past two months with a strained Achilles, even though he is working closer to a return to the court, potentially as soon as later this week. Without...
Via Celtics Hub
15 hours ago

Should the Celtics have traded for DeMarcus Cousins?

Welcome to Boston.com’s Sports Q, our daily conversation, initiated by you and moderated by Chad Finn, about a compelling topic in Boston sports. Here’s how it works: You submit questions to Chad through Twitter, Facebook, email, his Friday chat, and any other outlet you prefer. He’ll pick one each day (except for Saturday) to answer, then we’ll take the […]
Via Boston.com
16 hours ago

Boston Celtics Miss Out on DeMarcus Cousins

After a let down on Saturday of All Star weekend, it took an all time Woj bomb was dropped shortly after the game finished. After securing MVP on a record setting night, Anthony Davis finally gets the teammate he has been looking for his whole career in DeMarcus Cousins. The New Orleans Pelicans were forced to […] Boston Celtics Miss Out on DeMarcus Cousins - Hardwood Houdini...
Via Hardwood Houdini
16 hours ago

Report: Celtics focused on Jimmy Butler amid Cousins trade news

The Boston Celtics, given the Sunday’s NBA blockbuster, appear to be sitting on the sideline at the moment.The New Orleans Pelicans reportedly acquired DeMarcus Cousins from the Sacramento Kings late Sunday night for a price that certainly didn’t seem very steep at all. New Orleans sent back a package that included 2016 first-round selection Buddy Hield, a 2017 first-round pick...
Via NESN.com
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics did not try to acquire DeMarcus Cousins on Sunday

The Celtics reportedly did not try and land DeMarcus Cousins on Sunday. (Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports) Things are heating up with Sacramento and a potential DeMarcus Cousins trade. According to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojanarowski, the Kings were fully engaged in trade talks centered on Cousins with multiple teams on Sunday. Some thought the Celtics could have been one of those teams...
Via Green Street
1 day ago

Report: Butler to Celtics talk will loom over All-Star week

Forget about the Carmelo Anthony trade rumors. According to one report, Jimmy Butler is the hottest name on the NBA’s trade market right now, and he could be headed to the Boston Celtics before the deadline on Feb. 23rd.Talking about the trade deadline on his Woj Report Saturday night, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical said Butler to Boston rumors “will loom over the entire...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas couldn't sleep after meeting Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan has the power to fuel anyone’s hoop dreams, even battle-hardened NBA veterans like Isaiah Thomas.The Celtics star met Jordan for the first time Friday in New Orleans, and the experience is one he won’t soon forget. Thomas giddily told The Boston Globe’s Gary Washburn about the effect Jordan’s compliments had on him.“Michael Jordan, I met Michael Jordan,...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NBA Skills Challenge Results: Kristaps Porzingis Dominates Competition

Despite all the drama and negative headlines surrounding the New York Knicks, they do have something going for them — Kristaps Porzingis.Porzingis put on a show in the NBA Taco Bell Skills Challenge on Saturday at Smoothie King Center, as he emerged as the best big and then beat Gordon Hayward in the final. Porzingis beat Nikola Jokic and DeMarcus Cousins on his way to the final...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas tells official bad call was ‘f—ing horrible’

The Celtics suffered arguably their most brutal loss of the season on Thursday night when Jimmy Butler sank two free throws with 0.9 seconds remaining to win the game, 104-103.Marcus Smart was whistled for a questionable foul on Butler, which really didn’t look to be a foul. And how an official calls one that late to decide a game just shows how big of a role judgement plays as...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics G Bradley, F Brown out with injuries

CHICAGO (AP) Boston guard Avery Bradley and rookie forward Jaylen Brown have been ruled out for the Celtics' final game before the All-Star break due to injuries. Gerald Green also is questionable for Thursday night's game at Chicago with a bruised left heel. Bradley hasn't played in a month because of a sore right Achilles. He is averaging 17.7 points in 36 games this season...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

For Stevens and his family, time for an All-Star vacation

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Brad Stevens was preparing to have this weekend off. A family trip was in the works, likely to someplace relatively close to home like New York or Washington. The getaway is still happening. The days off have been cancelled. Stevens has never been to an NBA All-Star Game, and that's about to change. Boston's fourth-year coach will lead the Eastern Conference...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dario Saric on Tough Loss for Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics

Dario Saric's full postgame press conference following the Boston Celtics 116-108 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. Visit http://www.ziprecruiter.com/sportsfan to post to more than 200 job sites for FREE. Visit http://www.blueapron.com/gardenreport and for 3 free meals + free shipping. Get the CLNS Radio App on your mobile device! Click Here: www.clnsradio.com/iosFREE www.clnsradio...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jae Crowder on Marcus Smart Playing His Best Basketball

Jae Crowder's full postgame press conference following the Boston Celtics 116-108 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. Visit http://www.ziprecruiter.com/sportsfan to post to more than 200 job sites for FREE. Visit http://www.blueapron.com/gardenreport and for 3 free meals + free shipping. Get the CLNS Radio App on your mobile device! Click Here: www.clnsradio.com/iosFREE www.clnsradio...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brad Stevens on Marcus Smart's Improved Play on Both Ends of the Court

Brad Stevens' full postgame press conference following the Boston Celtics 116-108 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. Visit http://www.ziprecruiter.com/sportsfan to post to more than 200 job sites for FREE. Visit http://www.blueapron.com/gardenreport and for 3 free meals + free shipping. Get the CLNS Radio App on your mobile device! Click Here: www.clnsradio.com/iosFREE www.clnsradio...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyronn Lue does funny Tom Thibodeau impression

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue sure has the art of flattery nailed down to a T.Speaking with the media before the Cavs faced the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday, Lue busted out a funny impression of Wolves head coach Tom Thibodeau's signature sandpaper voice. The dig is all in good fun though as Lue and Thibodeau used to be fellow assistants on the staff of another gravelly...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jahlil Okafor reportedly expects to be traded soon

Rumors surrounding Jahlil Okafor and a potential trade from the Philadelphia 76ers have been circulating for the better part of the past calendar year.Now, with the trade deadline itself less than two weeks away, it looks like Okafor himself expects to be dealt. The No. 3 overall pick from Duke back in 2015, Okafor simply hasn’t fit in too well with Philadelphia. He’s averaging...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Former NBA player and Syracuse star Fab Melo dead at 26

In some sad news out of Brazil, former Syracuse star and Boston Celtics center Fab Melo has passed away. The news was first reported by New York Times contributor Adam Zagoria. Melo starred at Syracuse from 2010-12 and was selected by Boston in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft. He played just one season in the Association, recording 1.2 points in six games before making his...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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