CELTICS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Video: Celtics reportedly "scouring the league" for scoring help

Whether or not you believe in the Ringer Curse, something has been a problem for the Boston Celtics, and that problem has been scoring.This team hasn't lost three games in a row all year until this week, and inconsistent sources of secondary offense is a very real part of the reason why. The Celts, according to NBC Boston's Chris Mannix, are very aware of that and hard at work trying...
Via Celtics Life
15 minutes ago

Boston Celtics Out of Sync Heading into Road Trip

The Boston Celtics came back from their trip to London feeling phenomenal about where they were. The team was the healthiest they had been all season long, they got more extra rest than any other team in the league. They were riding...
Via Hardwood Houdini
1 hour ago

Seven Atlantic division trade candidates to watch

The NBA trade deadline is just two and a half weeks away, and there’s no shortage of players around the league who could change teams. With that in mind, we’re taking a closer look at some of those top trade candidates, breaking them down by division.While our focus will be primarily on teams expected to be sellers at the deadline, our lists may also include some players on contenders...
Via Hoops Rumors
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Is the Celtics Jaylen Brown "too smart for the League"? - Part 1

Let me start by stating I did not initiate the quote relating to Jaylen Brown possibly being "too smart for the League". The quote was supposedly made by an anonymous NBA executive prior to the 2016 draft (per TheUndefeated's Marc J. Spears): This is the kind of 19-year-old NBA draft prospect who, for instance, chooses to enter the draft without an agent, a young man who one NBA...
Via Celtics Life
5 hours ago

WATCH: Kyrie Irving Goes for 40 Points in Loss During His Return to Boston Celtics Lineup | NBA...

Kyrie Irving dropped 40 points in his return after missing a game with a shoulder issue. Still, the Boston Celtics lose their third consecutive game. The Orlando Magic defeated Boston 103-95. Irving was named an All-Star starter, but will await the NBA's draft to find out whether he'll play with LeBron James or Steph Curry, the two captains. Get 25 percent off your order of no...
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kyrie Irving connects with Zion Williamson over Duke brotherhood

When top 2018 college basketball recruit Zion Williamson committed to Duke on Saturday night, the high schooler cited the “Duke brotherhood” as a big reason for his decision. That’s something Kyrie Irving appreciated.The Boston Celtics point guard spent one season at Duke before leaving for the 2011 NBA draft, where he became the No. 1 overall pick. He was asked on Sunday about Williamson...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: 246: Drew Hanlen | Evaluating Boston Celtics Star Rookie

Drew Hanlen is a NBA Skills Coach for Pure Sweat Basketball. Twitter: @DrewHanlen.   Brad Beal/Jayson Tatum rivalry - 8:10   How did Jayson turn into NBA's best three-point shooter - 13:10    What is your favorite thing about Tatum - 16:40   What haven't we seen yet? - 25:45    Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, January...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bill Russell defends Paul Pierce over Isaiah Thomas controversy

Boston Celtics all-time great Bill Russell is weighing in on perhaps the strangest controversy involving the team in recent memory.The 11-time champion commented on Thursday about Paul Pierce’s objections to Isaiah Thomas getting a video tribute from the Celtics on the night of Pierce’s jersey retirement ceremony. Responding to a segment discussing the matter on Kevin Garnett’s ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Boston Celtics Drop Second Straight Game | Boston Celtics Plan to Sign Forward Jarell...

The Celtics dropped their second straight game at the hands of the Philadelphia 76ers last night 89-80. Kyrie Irving was held out of this contest with shoulder soreness, and it showed as the C's struggled on offense. The Celtics plan to sign forward Jarell Eddie to a 10-day contract according to The Vertical. Eddie last played with the Phoenix Suns before landing in Boston. Kyrie...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics plan to sign Jarell Eddie to 10-day deal

The Celtics intend to fill their open roster spot by signing free agent swingman Jarell Eddie to a 10-day contract, reports Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports (via Twitter). Boston has been carrying 14 players on its roster (not counting two-way contracts), so no corresponding move will be required to add Eddie.Eddie, who played his college ball at Virginia Tech, went undrafted in 2014...
Via Hoops Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Embiid wants to play back-to-backs, Tatum's rise for Boston

While the team has not offered up an official date at which Joel Embiid will be cleared to play in back-to-backs, the sophomore Sixers center would like to do so by the end of the month, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer writes.Embiid, who was voted in as an All-Star Game starter earlier today, has averaged 23.8 points and 10.9 rebounds per game for the Sixers this season...
Via Hoops Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron doesn't trust Cavs organization after Kyrie trade?

Did the Cleveland Cavaliers handling of the Kyrie Irving trade cause them to lose LeBron James’ trust?Appearing Thursday on ESPN 850 WKNR in Cleveland, veteran basketball insider Brian Windhorst said that he thinks James could re-sign with the Cavs this summer, but not for the five-year max. Windhorst also reveals that the four-time MVP may not trust the organization anymore after...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Thomas, Pierce get snarky on social media amid tribute drama

The Boston Celtics’ plan to pay tribute to Isaiah Thomas and retire Paul Pierce’s jersey on the same night has devolved into more drama than anyone possibly could have been anticipated.As the fallout continues, both principle figures involved in the situation on Wednesday took to social media to seemingly make cryptic observations on the continued melodrama. Pierce, who has expressed...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics making a bad habit of falling behind

Let’s go back to January 11, when the Boston Celtics took on the Philadelphia 76ers in London, England. For most of the first half, the Celtics looked overmatched and outplayed by a Sixers team that currently sits below .500. With 6:56 left in the second quarter, Boston trailed 49-27, a deficit of 22 points. The C’s then went on a run and trailed by just nine at halftime. Boston...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce told Danny Ainge to scrap Isaiah Thomas video

It appears as though Isaiah Thomas won’t be getting his Boston tribute after all. However, that appears to be okay with I.T. But it’s the wish of Paul Pierce that appears to have set this entire thing in motion. See, after not taking Boston up on their tribute earlier, the next possible date for an I.T. tribute was February 11. However, that’s the night the Celtics were planning...
Via The Sports Post
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Allen will be invited to Celtics’ championship reunion vacation

Ray Allen fell out of good graces with Boston Celtics teammates when he left the franchise to join LeBron James and the Miami Heat. But fear not! All is well again.Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe reports former C’s point guard Rajon Rondo said “everybody” will be invited to the reunion vacation for the 2008 team that won an NBA championship.Initially, it appeared that wouldn’t...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron didn't want Cavs to comply with Kyrie's trade request

Right now, the Cleveland Cavaliers are in crisis mode. They have lost four in a row, and are 2-8 over their last 10. It all stems from trading Kyrie Irving over the offseason. But, did it have to be this way? Well as it turns out, Kyrie simply wanted out. However, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, LeBron James didn’t want the Cavs to comply with Kyrie’s trade request.“James himself...
Via The Sports Post
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaylen Brown flexes on DeMarcus Cousins after scoring on him

Jaylen Brown attacked the rim and scored on DeMarcus Cousins during Tuesday’s game at TD Garden. Not only that, he made sure to let Cousins know about it afterward.It happened in the third quarter of the game when Brown drove the lane and was challenged by Cousins, who ended up fouling him. Brown scored anyway, and then rubbed some salt in the wound afterward. He turned to Cousins...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics legend Jo Jo White passes away at 71 after battle with cancer

Basketball Hall of Famer and former NBA Finals MVP Jo Jo White, who spent the majority of his career with the Boston Celtics, has passed away at the age of 71. A former teammate of White’s told Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald, who shared the news on Twitter. White’s NBA career lasted from 1969-1981. He was drafted by the Celtics and remained with Boston until the 1978-79 season...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens updates Gordon Hayward progress, reiterates 'it's a long road'

Gordon Hayward is taking the What About Bob baby steps road to recovery after his devastating leg injury at the beginning of the 2017-18 season.The Boston Celtics guard has been able to do some exciting things on his road to recovery (like this). Head coach Brad Stevens filled the media in a little more on his progress Tuesday. Stevens noted Hayward has been able to do “some spot...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kendrick Perkins on Cavs’ struggles: ‘They got ‘Bron’

The Cleveland Cavaliers are kind of a mess right now. First off, they have lost three in a row. But more than that, they are 3-7 over their last 10. Cavs fans should probably worry. But it turns out that not everyone is worried about the Cavs’ current form. Enter 15-year veteran Kendrick Perkins, who did spend one season (2014-15) with Cleveland.“It’s a long season. You have those...
Via The Sports Post
8 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers hilariously trick fan into thinking he made blindfolded shot

Comedian Jack Whitehall attended the sold-out Celtics-76ers game at London’s O2 Arena, and had the opportunity to win a prize if he made a three-point shot while blindfolded, but he came up a bit short.Fans, however, did their best to dupe Whitehall into thinking he had made the shot, and it worked.The 76ers entertainment team and the fans went nuts cheering as if the shot had went...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Simmons flattens Marcus Morris with forearm shiver, skirmish erupts

Ben Simmons lowered the boom on Marcus Morris in Thursday’s game, and it did not go over well.It happened in the fourth quarter of the Celtics-76ers matchup in London, when Simmons and Morris collided with one another. Morris approached Simmons, possibly looking to set a screen, when the Sixers rookie delivered a forearm shot to his counterpart’s chest, sending the Celtics forward...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyrie Irving on touting flat-Earth theory: ‘I’m not a scientist’

Being half a world away hasn’t stopped Kyrie Irving from being asked about his frequently espoused theory that said world is not relatively spherical in shape but is instead flat.Irving has made it known he’s in the camp of conspiracy theorists on the periphery of scientific skeptics who tout the flat-Earth theory. The Boston Celtics superstar, who is in London along with his teammates...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jayson Tatum is making a living in the clutch

He’s been doing it all season. Big shots down the stretch. Huge defensive plays. The baseline dunk against Brooklyn. The James Harden block. The late-game, lead-expanding three in Detroit. He is a forward, a Celtic and a rookie. He can hoop but understands the limitations of his role. He is soft-spoken but will yell obscenities at you after big plays late in the game. He is everything...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss
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