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CELTICS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rajon Rondo still loves the Boston Celtics, hopes they take the Eastern Conference

Sacramento Kings point guard Rajon Rondo was full of emotions Sunday night as his team took on the Boston Celtics. This was Rondo first time back in Boston after he was traded to the Dallas Mavericks in 2014. After the Celtics defeated the Kings, many of Rondo’s former teammates and coaches embraced him and they had a few words afterwards. After the game, Rondo told reporters that...
Via No Guts, No Glory
3 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Notes: Rajon Rondo Doesn’t Think Boston Fans View Him As Enemy

BOSTON — Rajon Rondo’s legacy with the Celtics might mean different things to different people, but the Sacramento Kings point guard has nothing but praise for his former team and its fans. Rondo returned to TD Garden on Sunday for the second time since leaving Boston in Dec. 2014 and the first time in a Kings uniform. When he was introduced during pregame warmups, the Garden...
Via NESN.com
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Avery Bradley's 25 points helps Celtics beat Kings

BOSTON (AP) The Boston Celtics enjoyed a season-high scoring day to keep their current winning stretch rolling along. Avery Bradley scored 25 points, Isiah Thomas had 22 and the Celtics held off the Kings 128-119 on Sunday for their ninth win in 10 games. ''Whenever you get a chance to run up and down and move the ball like we did tonight, it's fun,'' Bradley said. ''And not...
Via Associated Press
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: The effectiveness of Jae Crowder

The Boston Celtics pulled off an impressive win yesterday, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 104-103 in Cleveland. The C’s have now won 8 of their last 9 games and have improved their record to 30-22 on the season. After writing so many articles discussing the fact that the Celtics never seemed to get much above .500, it is incredibly encouraging to see them play this well, especially...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: Week in Review

Winners of 8 of their last 10 games, including a thrilling last second victory against Cleveland, Boston finds themselves fourth overall in the Eastern Conference.
Via CLNS Radio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where winning feels *really* good, doesn’t it?

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “It was the perfect storm. Things just went well for them down the stretch,” said Cavs coach Tyronn Lue, making an early submission for understatement of the year. The Bostonians had trailed by nine in the...
Via Red's Army
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Notes: Marcus Smart, Avery Bradley Stray From Script In Thriller

Brad Stevens has earned a reputation as being a very well-prepared NBA coach. But sometimes even the best-laid plans go awry. Such was the case Friday night, although the results certainly worked in the Boston Celtics’ favor. By now, you’ve seen the ending: Avery Bradley’s 3-pointer at the buzzer lifted Boston to a 104-103 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics’ Effort Erases Late-Game Struggles In Statement Win Over Cavs

There are plenty of NBA teams that have more talent than the Boston Celtics. But it’s becoming clear that few teams in the league play harder. The scrappy Celtics proved as much Friday night in a thrilling road win over the Eastern Conference-leading Cleveland Cavaliers, battling back from several large deficits to set up Avery Bradley’s buzzer-beating heroics. Boston faced adversity...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Avery Bradley nails buzzer beater to beat Cavs

Check out this buzzer beater by Avery Bradley and the Boston Celtics as they beat the Cavs….. Avery Bradley for the @celtics win! WOW #CrunchTime #BOSatCLE https://t.co/lF6wakRhwI — NBA TV (@NBATV) February 6, 2016
Via Crossover Chronicles
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Envy: What Cavs fans said: 2/5

If you thought Cleveland fans would be pretty confident coming into this game, you'd be right. Also, the Kelly Olynyk hate is still quite strong. But screw that, Boston got the win.Top ThreeWe can lose this game too if we come out acting like the Celtics are going to just submit. I'll all but guarantee they'll bring some intensity.Don't make me trot out the "my mood right now" pic...
Via Celtics Life
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bradley's 3-pointer at horn gives Celtics 104-103 win

CLEVELAND (AP) Avery Bradley made a corner jumper at the horn to give the Boston Celtics a stunning 104-103 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night. Bradley's shot just in front of Boston's bench dropped through as the final second ticked off the clock, giving the Celtics their eighth win in nine games. Boston trailed by five points with 18 seconds left before Celtics...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics Mid-Season Superlatives

As the Boston Celtics approach the All-Star break, it’s hard to determine exactly what to make of this team. As of this blog, Boston stands at 29-22 and is tied for third place in the Eastern Conference. Considering the trade deadline is also approaching, the Celtics roster could look drastically different in a month than it does now. However, fans have started to love this squad...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics’ Danny Ainge talks trading Nets pick

The Boston Celtics and Danny Ainge sit on an absolute gold mine of trade assets ahead of the February 18 NBA trade deadline, chief among them a first-round pick belonging to the Brooklyn Nets. Ainge and the Celtics continue to pop up in trade rumors for that very reason. One rumbling linked the team to the Houston Rockets and center Dwight Howard. Another simply suggested the Celtics...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge says he's in no rush to get Jordan Mickey on the floor for the Celtics

Free Mickey?In our recent CelticsLife Live show, we discussed whether or not it may be time to start integrating some of the kids (and by kids I mean the three rookies and James Young) into the rotation.  At some point, we need to find out if any of them can play--preferably before the next draft comes around and Boston has the chance to make eight more picks.As far as D-League...
Via Celtics Life
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Brad is not bad at this coaching thing

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Your ability to stay calm and collected during games has been widely noted across social media. Are you really going crazy inside when you have those stoic nonreactions to everything that happens in a game? Stevens...
Via Red's Army
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics intend to trade or buy out David Lee

David Lee will reportedly be departing Boston within the next two weeks. The Celtics forward will be traded or bought out by the February 18 trade deadline, according to Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck. Some trade buzz: BOS intends to move David Lee by Feb. 18 deadline, or buy him out. Lee is out of rotation and wants a role somewhere. — Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) February...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics take aim at ailing Pistons

The Boston Celtics have done in the last three weeks what Stan Van Gundy hoped his Detroit Pistons would: make a move as most of the Eastern Conference treads water. While the ailing Pistons are stuck in the current, the Celtics are looking to continue swimming downstream when they host Detroit on Wednesday night. Boston (28-22) has dropped two of three in this series already this...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics 2.0: The Real Selling of the Green

Daughter of Famed Boston Celtics Patriarch Red Auerbach Outraged by Boston Celtics Game Presentation
Via CLNS Radio
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Boston Celtics are in great position for next year’s rise in salary cap. What does that mean?

As most of Celtics Nation is aware of, the C’s have been in rebuilding mode since the departure of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. Danny Ainge and the front office has been steadily acquiring future (draft pick treasure chest) and current (Isaiah Thomas, Brad Stevens) assets to put the franchise in a position where they can build a winning culture and still be in a position to...
Via Celtics Life
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where we speculate about Al Horford coming to Boston

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Horford is averaging 15.2 points, seven rebounds and three assists through 49 games this season and is taking a career-high three 3-pointers per game. He’s shooting a respectable 33.1 percent from long distance...
Via Red's Army
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics News & Notes 2/1/16: Jae Crowder Uncertain About Status for Tuesday's Game in New York

Along with Isaiah Thomas and Evan Turner, Crowder has appeared in all of Boston's games this season.
Via CLNS Radio
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: What’s coming next

Just over a week ago, I wrote an article outlining what the Boston Celtics needed to do in order to improve their record above the .500 mark that they had hovered around for so long. In that article, I stated how they needed to improve in their rebounding effort, their defensive effort, and their consistency. After making these several improvements, the Celtics are now on a 5 game...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge and Celtics looking for ‘star’ at NBA trade deadline?

Go ahead and add Danny Ainge’s Boston Celtics to the mix of possible teams making notable moves ahead of the NBA trade deadline. The Celtics sit in fifth place in the Eastern Conference at 26-21, but Ainge has been pretty candid over the past few weeks about his team’s chances of winning a title, rather openly admitting that making a move would help his team keep up with the...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Smart And Boston's Playoff Chances This Season

In a very congested battle for playoff position in the Eastern Conference, the Boston Celtics are currently eighth. Brad Stevens has had an incredibly challenging job of managing all of the depth on this roster. He has done well eliminating the likes of David Lee and Tyler Zeller out of the rotation as the season has progressed, but this team has yet to play to its full potential...
Via RealGM - NBA
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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