CELTICS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Is the NBA scout who called Jason Tatum "selfish" right? (video)

Evidently, one of the NBA scouts researching recent Boston Celtics draftee Jayson Tatum felt he is a "selfish" player. Granted, I have only seen a few of his games in college and most of his Summer League performances, but when I see his game, that word never even enters the picture, and has never turned up in any articles I've read on him until I saw this video. Are we all missing...
Via Celtics Life
2 hours ago

Today in Celtics history: Wilkins signed, Olsen, Krstic born

Today, July 25th is the 23rd anniversary of the Boston Celtics signing forward Dominique Wilkins.Wilkins, who had spent his entire career prior with the Atlanta Hawks before being traded near the end of his contract to the Los Angeles Clippers, opted to join the Celts after getting to free agency. However, he was not happy with his role on a Boston team several years removed from...
Via Celtics Life
8 hours ago

Gordon Hayward: Relationship with Brad Stevens ‘overhyped’

Gordon Hayward ultimately chose to sign with Celtics, but says leading up to and during the free agent process that his relationship with Brad Stevens was blown out of proportion.Leading up to the start of this year’s NBA free agency period, the overwhelming majority of fans and experts predicted Hayward would end up with the Celtics. Many of those people cited Stevens, who coached...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Danny Ainge’s son juked his father and dunked all over him

Celtics general manager Danny Ainge got destroyed by his own son, Crew, outside of his own house on Sunday.The two went one-on-one, since they have a hoop outside the house, and let’s just say the senior Ainge did not win the round.Crew drove on him, took a bump from his dad, and then absolutely posterized him. He had this to say about it afterward. Gotta love the #DriveByDunkChallenge...
Via The Sports Daily
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Should the Boston Celtics Trade For Kyrie Irving?

What an offseason! Every time you think that the NBA offseason hits a lull, a story breaks that sends people into a frenzy. Four top-20 players have already changed teams. Another is now voicing his unhappiness. With rumors that LeBron James might depart from Cleveland next summer, ESPN is reporting that Cavs star point guard Kyrie Irving has requested a trade. […] Should...
Via Hardwood Houdini
15 hours ago

Report: Celtics showing interest in Kyrie Irving trade

Could Kyrie Irving be moving from one Eastern power player to another?ESPN’s Zach Lowe reports on Monday that the Boston Celtics have called the Cleveland Cavaliers to say “they would like to be kept in the loop” on Irving trade talks. Lowe adds that the Celtics can offer Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, and one of their coveted future first-round draft picks but also says that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas Will Adapt Again With Gordon Hayward

Isaiah Thomas has only been with the Boston Celtics for two and a half seasons now, and one of the most remarkable aspects of his tenure is his ability to improve and adapt. In that first half season, the Celtics needed Thomas to be a spark scorer off the bench. He came in and immediately […] Isaiah Thomas Will Adapt Again With Gordon Hayward - Hardwood Houdini - Hardwood Houdini...
Via Hardwood Houdini
19 hours ago

Should the Celtics try to acquire Kyrie Irving?

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 discussion to the […]
Via Boston.com
21 hours ago

Ray Allen deleted a comment telling Celtics fans to 'get over it'

Retired NBA All-Star Ray Allen celebrated his 42nd birthday on Thursday with his family at Foxwoods Resort Casino. Mi familia!!! "How can we not talk about family when family's all we got". You don't have to be blood related to be family!!! Thank you to my family for being my family and always taking care […]
Via Boston.com
22 hours ago

WATCH: Will CELTICS Benefit from Kyrie Irving TRADE Demand?

CSNNE's @Max_Lederman joins @EvanValenti and @Jonathan_Levy to discuss the Kyrie Irving trade demand's implications for the Celtics. 0:40 Should Celtics pursue Kyrie Irving? 7:00 Will Cavs get better or worse? 12:45 Are Celtics in a position to pounce? Follow us on Twitter: @CLNSRoundtable and subscribe to the Boston Celtics Newsfeed! Follow @CLNSMedia on Twitter Subscribe to...
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22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Did the Celtics-Wizards rivalry die this summer?

Though the 2016-17 season saw an unprecedented third-straight Finals clash between the Warriors and Cavaliers, it was the Celtics and Wizards that owned the league’s most interesting rivalry. The two clubs jockeyed for position in the Eastern Conference standings throughout the regular season, and produced a titillating seven-game playoff series. What started as a post-game dispute...
Via Celtics Hub
1 day ago

WATCH: Danny Ainge gets owned by son, Crew Ainge

What does Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge do when he’s not building his team? Why, he plays basketball, of course. Just not very well.The former NBA star point guard welcomed home his son, who returned home after a missionary trip. Naturally, they had to hit up some hoops in the front driveway, and someone had a camera rolling.What ensued was nothing short of domination...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: The Time is Now

The Boston Celtics made possibly some of the most moves out of any team this free agency, which will prove to be a challenge and an improvement for the team as a whole. With only six (yes that number is accurate) players remaining from last year’s roster, the chemistry of the team hangs in the […] Boston Celtics: The Time is Now - Hardwood Houdini - Hardwood Houdini - A Boston...
Via Hardwood Houdini
1 day ago

WATCH: 219: Austin Ainge | Boston Celtics in NBA Draft, Summer League & Off-Season Transactions

Austin Ainge is the Boston Celtics Director of Player Personnel. 4:04 Are C’s better than last year? 6:33 Gordon Hayward as Plan A 11:22 Celts rotation in 2017-18 16:15 Why Jayson Tatum was tops on Boston’s NBA Draft board 22:10 Ainge’s impressions of NBA Summer League 24:02 Changes to Sports Science staff 27:17 C’s roster turnover & dilemmas...
Via YouTube
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Morris to Kyrie Irving: 'Just don't go to Golden State'

When reports surfaced on Friday that Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving had requested a trade, most people around the NBA world were thrown for a loop. Immediately, speculation arose about where Irving might end up. And while the defending champion Golden State Warriors were not included in that list, that idea had to be in the back of minds of NBA players the world over....
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ray Allen calls out hating Celtics fans in birthday Instagram post

Ray Allen took time out of his day Thursday to respond to social media haters, mostly Boston Celtics fans, who issued vitriolic comments on an Instagram post that was published in honor of his 42nd birthday.Allen of course spurned a contract offer from Boston in 2012 to sign a three-year deal with the Miami Heat, something that was seen as traitorous by Celtics fans. And the fact...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Could CELTICS Trade for ANTHONY DAVIS Down the Road? Who would AINGE need to give up?

Could CELTICS Trade for ANTHONY DAVIS Down the Road? Who would AINGE need to give up? Jared Weiss (@JaredWeissNBA) joins @SamSheehan and @EvanValenti once again to discuss Anthony Davis, Jayson Tatum, Ante Zizic, and more. 1:15 What has to happen for Celtics to get Anthony Davis? 8:00 How ready is Jayson Tatum for the NBA? 13:00 Ante Zizic needs to lose weight to be effective...
Via YouTube
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ice Cube already recruiting Paul Pierce to join BIG3

Paul Pierce is only days into his NBA retirement, officially speaking, and there’s already a standing offer for him to play basketball..BIG3 founder Ice Cube took to Twitter Wednesday night to issue his initial recruiting pitch to Pierce. As noted by Ice Cube, Pierce signed a symbolic, one-day contract earlier this week so he could officially retire as a member of the Boston Celtics...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Anthony Davis trade to Celtics would require 'greatest package' in NBA history

We recently covered a report that indicated the Boston Celtics would love to make a move for New Orleans Pelicans center Anthony Davis.But according to Chris Mannix of The Vertical, it wouldn’t be a cheap deal.Duh.Appearing on CSNNE’s “Arabella Early Edition,” Mannix said it might take “the greatest package of players in NBA history — and that’s not hyperbole.”Mannix...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce signs contract to retire with Celtics

Paul Pierce is officially going to end his NBA career in the same place it began.On Monday, the Boston Celtics announced that they have signed Pierce to a contract so he can retire with the team. “It’s an honor to have this opportunity to once again call myself a Boston Celtic,” Pierce said. “The organization and city took me in and made me one of their own, and I couldn’t...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

What to expect from the 2017 Boston Celtics Rookie Class

The Boston Celtics will be entering the 2017 season with plenty of future talent that can make an impact. Although these rookies lack experience playing in the NBA, they offer the Celtics some aspects of their game that can help in improving their weaknesses. This season will be one to look closely at as the Celtics will see how well their young talent will translate to a faster...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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