CELTICS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Ray Allen nominated to Basketball Hall of Fame

Former Boston Celtic Ray Allen has reportedly joined 12 other finalists as potential inductees to the 2018 Basketball Hall of Fame class.The former University of Connecticut standout played for the Milwaukee Bucks and Seattle Supersonics before coming to the Celtics in the summer before the 2007-08 season, in which he won Banner 17 with Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. His legacy there...
Via Celtics Life
31 minutes ago

Celtics Marcus Smart's value - outstanding Box-Out & Hustle stats - Part 1

Many of us keep wondering why the hell Marcus Smart, he-of-the-horrendous-shot-selection, is so damn valuable to the Celtics. A new Hustle statistic tracking player box-outs has been added by the NBA this season, and Marcus is right up there. No shocker there.I take nothing at face value, so I needed to verify the information in the above tweet. It is correct. For NBA guards, Smart...
Via Celtics Life
3 hours ago

CLPod 54: All-Star break shines spotlight on Celtics stars

Four Celtics were headed to Los Angeles this All-Star weekend and only heard good things about their team and the city of Boston.Justin Quinn and Topher Lane break down all the news coming out of the NBA mid-season vacation from the game itself to Jaylen Brown's highlight reel that should've probably come during the dunk contest in addition to the Rising Stars Challenge. Plus, the...
Via Celtics Life
17 hours ago

Boston Celtics: 5 Games to Watch After All Star Break

The Boston Celtics struggled entering the All Star break, but are still in a great position to get home court throughout the East. Obviously, it will not be easy. The Toronto Raptors control their destiny, and they have been playing...
Via Hardwood Houdini
17 hours ago

WATCH: Is Marcus SMART's return to fix the CELTICS being overblown? Causeway Street Podcast

Is Marcus Smart the sole reason for the Celtics current struggles? On this edition of the Causeway Street Podcast we debate if Smart's return is the answer to the Celtics need, plus why hasn't Brad Stevens been blamed more for the lack of effort on both ends of the floor? We also discuss Jayson Tatum's rookie slump and what to expect after All-Star break. Tune in and follow us on...
Via YouTube
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Are some changes needed for the Boston Celtics?

It’s been a rough stretch for the Boston Celtics of late, and multiple players on the team are beginning to underperform. The Celtics are currently in second place in the conference, but the Toronto Raptors have claimed the top spot, and the Cavaliers aren’t too far behind. While it is still early to panic about the team’s outlook as there is still plenty of basketball to be played...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What the Boston Celtics can do to get back on track for the second half of the season

We have officially reached NBA All-Star Weekend which also signifies that the second half of the NBA season is upon us. The Boston Celtics, after starting off the season with a 16 game win streak, have been sliding as of late. The Celtics have lost four out of their last five games and nine out of the last 15. On top of the recent losses, the Toronto Raptors have overtaken Boston...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlantic notes: Horford having his best year with Celtics

It’s been established that once regular season games resume, the Knicks plan on using recently acquired Emmanuel Mudiay, rookie Frank Ntilikina, and Trey Burke. Former NBA point and guard and TNT analyst Kenny Smith believes the Knicks can play both Ntilikina and Mudiay at the same time and let them compete for playing time, Marc Berman of the New York Post writes.“I think they feel...
Via Hoops Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics searching for their identity during the All-Star break

For the first 55 games of the 2017-18 regular season, the Boston Celtics knew who they were. They won basketball games with defense and grit. They fought tooth and nail to get back into games and never game up. But over the last five games, during which the Celtics are just one and four, Boston has lost their identity. They have allowed at least 104 points in four of the five, more...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavaliers notes: LeBron, Irving, Love, Wade

Today’s All-Star Game will reunite LeBron James and Kyrie Irving as teammates for the first time since the trade that sent Irving to Boston for three players and two draft picks. They were on the court together at Saturday’s practice and neither made a big deal out of the reunion, relays Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com.Irving told reporters it was “pretty awesome” to be back with James...
Via Hoops Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Jackson pokes fun at Kyrie Irving by spinning globe during presser

Celtics star Kyrie Irving may never be free from fans and analysts alike trolling him over his past comments about the Earth being flat.Even though he revealed that he wishes he could take that statement back during a recent appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” former NBA player Stephen Jackson didn’t seem to care at All-Star Media Day on Saturday.Jackson began spinning a globe that...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyrie Irving leaves open possibility of playing with LeBron James again

Despite all of the perceived bad blood between former teammates Kyrie Irving and LeBron James, their bridge apparently has not been burned just yet.In an appearance Thursday on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Irving, who was picked by James for his All-Star team, was asked about the possibility of playing with the four-time MVP for real again some time in the future.“In professional sports...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Trailer for "Uncle Drew" Released | Celtics Head into All-Star Break | Powered by CLNS Media

Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving's trailer for his movie "Uncle Drew" was recently released. It is set hit theaters June 29th, 2018. Al Horford and Irving could win big at the All-Star game as the prize was bumped up to $100,000 for the winners. Save $20 on your first ticket purchase through our friends at SeatGeek. Just use promocode GARDENREPORT.
Via YouTube
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Stevens: Celtics will ‘look at everything’ to break losing skid

The All-Star break is coming at just the right time for the Boston Celtics. They have lost three straight games and four of their last five.Speaking on Wednesday, coach Brad Stevens hinted at the idea that some changes to the rotation could be in order.“We’ll look at everything,” Stevens said, per Sam Amico of Amicohoops.net. “Obviously, you’re always looking for small tweaks defensively...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pacers expected to target Smart this summer

The Indiana Pacers head into this weekend’s All-Star Break rejuvenated and ready to make a run as the remainder of the season unfolds. At 33-26, the team will enter the unofficial second half of the season as a top-six seed back east. Victor Oladipo will take part in the All-Star Game for the first time in his career after being acquired in the Paul George trade last summer.Things...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce: Celtics will retire Kevin Garnett’s number next

Paul Pierce thinks he knows who the next retired number of the Boston Celtics will belong to.Pierce said that Kevin Garnett will “without a doubt” see his No. 5 raised to the rafters now that Pierce has had the honor.“Without a doubt, KG’s number will be [the next one] retired in Boston,” Pierce said, via Chris Forsberg of ESPN. “It’s going to happen.”Celtics president Danny Ainge...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Trailer for Kyrie Irving’s ‘Uncle Drew’ movie released

“Hold my nuts.”That’s just one of the one-liners sprinkled into Kyrie Irving’s “Uncle Drew” movie, set to be released on June 29, 2018.The movie looks like it’s going to be equal parts slapstick humor and amazing street ball scenes, which could add up to box office gold.Here’s a look at the awesome two-minute-plus trailer for the movie. Featuring Kyrie Irving as Uncle Drew, the movie...
Via SNIPdaily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: (full) AL HORFORD on how CELTICS can improve after blow-out loss by LEBRON & CAVS

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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Gordon Hayward will start traveling with Celtics in March

Gordon Hayward isn’t expected to return to the court this season, but the Boston Celtics will have their All-Star forward on the sideline soon.A. Sherrod Blakely of NBC Sports Boston reported Hayward said he anticipated joining the team for its travels beginning in March.Celtics fans, whether they're joking or not at this point, continue posting “3/23” about a hoped return for Hayward...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Parish: Pierce better offensively than Bird

Sunday afternoon, the Boston Celtics would retire Paul Pierce’s jersey. And even though the Celtics would get blown out, that moment lasts forever. When you ask a modern-day fan what they think of when they think of the Celtics, they’re going to say Paul Pierce.But Robert Parish, who would spend 14 of his 20 NBA seasons in Boston, thinks Pierce is better offensively than Larry Bird...
Via The Sports Post
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Garnett, Allen not expected to attend Pierce jersey retirement

Paul Pierce’s jersey retirement ceremony does not look like it will serve as a reunion for the Boston Celtics’ Big 3.ESPN’s Marc J. Spears reported on Saturday that Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen are not expected to attend Pierce’s jersey retirement ceremony on Sunday. Rajon Rondo, who was the other star player on the Celtics’ championship team in 2008, will not be there either as his...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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