CELTICS RUMORS & GOSSIP

WATCH: The Boston Celtics Kick-Off the 2016-17 NBA Season at Media Day 2016

Boston Celtics players and staff met the media for the first time this season today. Expectations for the season as well as the impact of Al Horford joining the Celtics. 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...
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6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Celtkicks: IT with new Nike player exclusive?

Isaiah Thomas rocked a Celtics colorway of the Nike Hypershift at today’s Celtics media day. Being a sneakerhead, I scanned the internet for a closer look. What I found is what appears to be a new player exclusive sneaker for the Celts’ guard. On the tongue, there appears to be a new logo that resembles Thomas’ initials. Isaiah is mainly a Kobe & Jordan guy when it comes...
Via Red's Army
7 hours ago

Finally wearing Celtics uniform, Al Horford has his new team giddy with anticipation

Al Horford does the rounds at Celtics Media Day. (David Butler II/USA Today Sports) WALTHAM — All the Celtics of recent memory have heard is that they’re just missing “that” piece. There’s no exact definition of what that piece is, but there is belief that Al Horford is said piece.  He can run the floor, play defense in the low post, step out and shoot 3-pointers, play...
Via Green Street
8 hours ago

WATCH: Gerald Green - Boston Celtics Media Day Press Conference

Gerald Green discusses the Boston Celtics' upcoming 2016-17 season campaign at Media Day. Filmed and produced by Jeremy Karpf for CLNS Radio.
Via YouTube
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jonas Jerebko - Boston Celtics Media Day Press Conference

Jonas Jerebko discusses the Boston Celtics' upcoming 2016-17 season campaign at Media Day. Filmed and produced by Jeremy Karpf for CLNS Radio.
Via YouTube
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Horford addition brings optimism for Celtics entering camp

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) Boston's Isaiah Thomas is feeling like a new man. A taller man. ''I'm now listed at 6-1,'' the 5-foot-9 point guard joked when he sat down at Celtics media day on Monday. ''I grew a couple of inches this summer.'' While Thomas was speaking in jest, there's nothing at all fake about his excitement entering this season. The Celtics went into this past offseason...
Via Associated Press
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Al Horford Reveals Why He Joined Celtics Instead Of Staying With Hawks

WALTHAM, Mass. — The process of recruiting Al Horford to Boston began well before his Atlanta Hawks knocked the Celtics out of the playoffs last season. Horford, after all, had been on the Celtics’ radar for a while as one of its big-name free agent targets. So, when Boston officially signed the 30-year-old big man to a four-year, reported $113 million contract in July, it symbolized...
Via NESN.com
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Al Horford explains why he chose to join the Celtics

Based on what Al Horford said at media day this afternoon, it sounds like part of him has wanted to be a member of the Boston Celtics ever since he first came into the NBA: Al Horford said when he played in Boston his rookie year he was hypnotized by the banners. "I couldn't stop looking up... It's powerful." — Chris Forsberg (@ESPNForsberg) September 26, 2016 Horford on Boston...
Via Celtics Life
13 hours ago

Danny Ainge pays tribute to Paul Pierce: ‘I think Paul could play for a few more years’

Danny Ainge on Paul Pierce's last season "I'll believe it when I see it" pic.twitter.com/aSOv8WowE1 — Mike Petraglia (@Trags) September 26, 2016 WALTHAM — Danny Ainge had the chance to pay tribute to a pair of all-time greats that combined to bring home one title to Boston and nearly another.  Hours before Monday’s media day in Waltham, 38-year-old Paul Pierce announced...
Via Green Street
13 hours ago

Boston Celtic Legend Paul Pierce Announces 2016-17 Will Be Final Season

Paul Pierce announced that he will retire after the 2016-17 season. Pierce lead the Celtics to the 2008 NBA Championship as Finals MVP. 
Via CLNS Radio
14 hours ago

Live From Celtics Media Day 2016

The Boston Celtics 2016-17 campaign has officially begun. We’ll be posting the latest photos, interviews and other notable moments live from the team’s media day in Waltham, MA.  Brad Stevens Head coach of the Boston Celtics Brad Stevens spoke first. At the precipice of his fourth year in the NBA, Stevens made it clear his club is focused and prepared to capitalize on the...
Via Celtics Hub
16 hours ago

Here’s the Celtics’ complete training camp roster

The NBA season is right around the corner, and the Celtics released the first version of their 2016-17 roster today. Boston Celtics training camp roster: pic.twitter.com/iH1Cm6qzGQ — Chris Forsberg (@ESPNForsberg) September 26, 2016 Notable newcomers include Al Horford, Jaylen Brown, and Gerald Green, but there are plenty of familiar faces on the list as well. […]
Via Boston.com
16 hours ago

Locked On Celtics: Fantasy preview & a word on KG

Today we’ll take a quick look at the Celtics from a fantasy perspective as I share a couple of clips from my full Locked on Fantasy Celtics preview. In these discussions with host Josh Lloyd, I get into why Kelly Olynyk is my choice to have a breakout season for the C’s. Plus, I get a word in on KG now that he’s officially retired. Remember, I was originally against the...
Via Red's Army
18 hours ago

Celtics Player Preview: Jalen Jones

With Celtics training camp set to begin on Sept. 26, WEEI.com presents a player-by-player breakdown of the roster. The Celtics have 20 players under contract but will have to cut the roster to 15 by the start of the season. 2015-16 season  33 games with Texas A&M: 27.3 minutes, 15.3 points, 42.5% FG, 7.2 rebounds, 0.7 steals Jones was one of the Aggies’ go-to scorers his...
Via Green Street
18 hours ago

Boston Celtics: The Leaders

The Boston Celtics have a long history of some of the best leaders in the history of Basketball. Bill Russell and Larry Bird are the headliners and the newly retired Kevin Garnett did a great job of continuing that tradition. This Celtics team, however, is in a different position. They lack that established veteran leader, […] Boston Celtics: The Leaders - Hardwood Houdini - Hardwood...
Via Hardwood Houdini
19 hours ago

Is the Boston Celtics depth their best quality? Mike Zarren believes so

Going into the new season it's tough for Celtics fans not to be overly optimistic about their new roster. Now it seems as if the teams front office is no different from your average fan. Watching the guys play pickup has me super excited for this season! There's no deeper team...— Mike Zarren (@mikezarren) September 23, 2016This season the Celtics are returning with nine different...
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago

Video: Brad Stevens on Al Horford's winning track record, Jaylen Brown's defensive abilities

Brad Stevens answered some questions from the media last week at the Celtics' Shamrock Foundation charity golf tournament:After hearing Stevens speak several times this offseason about the outlook of his 2016-17 squad, it's pretty clear that his new favorite expression for describing his players is "fly around"--we should see a highly entertaining Celtics ballclub this year. Follow...
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago

Boston Celtics: Should Isaiah Thomas be upset with his SI ranking

Each year Sports Illustrated releases the top 100 players in the National Basketball Association before the season begins. Isaiah Thomas, the point guard of the Boston Celtics, was ranked as the 45th best player in the league this year. After the season he had last season, Thomas should be upset with the lack of respect Sports Illustrated gave him. Thomas, however, moved up 43 spots...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Atlantic Division Preview: Boston Celtics

Projected Conference Finish: 2nd Best Offseason Move: They signed Al Horford—the first major free agent to choose Boston since Paul Revere. Worst Offseason Move: They couldn’t convince one team to take the No. 3 pick off of their hands? This team just won 48 games. They ended up signing a major free agent. That they couldn’t find some useful veteran for that pick is damning...
Via The Sports Post
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas latest to bash his place in SI Top 100 rankings

Sports Illustrated’s ranking of the top 100 NBA players continues to annoy some of the players themselves. Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas is the latest to slam the rankings, as he came in at No. 45 despite being the key cog in the Boston Celtics team that reached the playoffs and made his first All-Star team. Apparently, however, his postseason performance hurt his stock....
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas At No. 45? Celtics Guard Once Again Rips SI’s Top 100 Rankings

Isaiah Thomas is a small dude playing in a big man’s world, which gives him plenty of motivation. Yet he’s not one to shy away from added motivation, and the good folks at Sports Illustrated helped him with that one this week. The Boston Celtics point guard landed at No. 45 on SI’s ranking of the top 100 players in the NBA right now. Sports Illustrated’s Ben Golliver lauded...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas shoots hoops with 14-year-old, gives him Celtics tickets

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas has provided the feel-good story of the week. Thomas was walking around with his wife when he saw a kid shooting hoops on his own. Rather than respect it and keep walking, Thomas decided to join in and make the kid’s day. The Boston Globe‘s Adam Himmelsbach captured the story: “He was the only kid there,” Thomas said. “So I’m like, ‘I’m...
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas surprises this kid with a game to remember

On Tuesday night, 14-year-old Robbie McNulty was shooting hoops alone in a park in Cambridge when Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas happened to walk by with his wife. Via the Boston Globe, which has the adorable full story, here’s what happened next: “He was the only kid there,” Thomas said. “So I’m like, ‘I’m just going to go get some shots up with him.’ When...
Via The Comeback
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas Crashes Teenage Celtics Fan’s Solo Shootaround; Friendship Blossoms

A chance encounter with Isaiah Thomas has ensured that Robbie McNulty enters high school beaming with Celtic pride. McNulty, 14, had the pleasure of shooting baskets with Thomas on Tuesday night at a basketball court in Cambridge, Mass., according to The Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach. And this was no pre-arranged pickup game. Thomas was walking near the court with his wife...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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