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What's the biggest Boston Celtics storyline heading into next season?

The Boston Celtics have several significant story lines, and questions in need of answers, heading into next season. Will the rookies earn playing time? What will Marcus Smart look like? Will a slimmer Jared Sullinger equal a more productive Jared Sullinger?In the next installment of their ongoing summer forecast, ESPN tries to figure out which questions are bigger than others, and...
Via Fox Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

50 Questions for 2015-16: What’s up with the Boston Celtics’ combo guard fetish?

Early detection saves lives. There’s no denying Brad Stevens is the brightest young coach in basketball. Boston has accumulated a nifty bundle of assets, and playing in the Eastern Conference has yielded some early playoff experience for this young group. Let’s just face the facts, though: Boston has a problem. The Celtics have a combo guard fetish. What started as a mild attraction...
Via Crossover Chronicles
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas still wants to start

Last year, Isaiah Thomas quarterbacking the second unit was one of the biggest reasons, if not the biggest, for the Celtics late season surge into the playoffs. This year, as he has in years past, Thomas is going on the record saying he wants to start, but will do what's best for the team. #Celtics Isaiah Thomas if he's content as 6th man: Hell, no. Everyone wants to start. But I...
Via Celtics Life
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Brad Stevens is thinking traditionally

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. Over the second half of last season, the Boston Celtics thrived largely because small lineups spread the court and open the offense. Jae Crowder often shifted to the 4 spot, Jonas Jerebko sometimes slid to the...
Via Red's Army
1 day ago  |  Discuss

With new additions, will Brad Stevens move away from small ball?

Brad Stevens found success last year in smaller lineups. The first unit struggled to score at times, but a second unit led by Isaiah Thomas handling the ball, Jae Crowder at the 4, and Jonas Jerebko sliding to the 5 gave the Celtics an advantage. During the team's late season 24-12 push to the playoffs, lineups featuring Thomas, Crowder, and Jerebko were a stout +91. That's 27 points...
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers: Paul Pierce's Decision Came Down to the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers

Speaking at a charity event in Boston, Rivers suggested that Pierce's decision came down to the two teams.
Via CLNS Radio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas wants to be best little guy to ever play basketball

Isaiah Thomas has big expectations for the Celtics this season. Isaiah Thomas wants to build on last year: "We've got a really talented team. Especially in the East we can make some noise." — Jay King (@ByJayKing) September 2, 2015 But, the bigger and maybe loftier goal is what he told Jay King of when at the Roslindale Community Center, During a Wednesday afternoon...
Via Celtics Life
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2015-16 Boston Celtics Position Preview: Guards

7 guard shoot for 2 starting roles
Via CLNS Radio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics 2015 Rookies Looking To Make Instant Impact

With the 2015-16 NBA regular season less than two months away, I broke down the Boston Celtics' rookie class' careers and what Celtics fans can expect from their young guns. 
Via CLNS Radio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics are discussing contract extensions with Tyler Zeller and Jared Sullinger

The Boston Celtics had high hopes going into the off-season, but things didn’t go exactly how they planned it. After being considered the front-runner for Kevin Love, the All-Star forward decided to re-sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Even though things didn’t go according to plan, the Celtics still have a good young core to build around for the future. As we are starting to...
Via No Guts, No Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Celtics fans can watch one potential Olympian this week

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. During a FIBA Americas Olympic qualifying tournament game controlled masterfully by a prideful Luis Scola, Boston Celtics big man Kelly Olynyk returned from a recent knee injury to notch a double-double. While...
Via Red's Army
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Danny Ainge has started contract talks with Zeller, Sullinger

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. Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said he has had preliminary contract talks with the agents for forwards Tyler Zeller and Jared Sullinger. Both players are eligible to be offered extensions...
Via Red's Army
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas rips list that ranks him 88th-best in NBA

Sports Illustrated on Monday released the first half of its Top 100 NBA Players ranking, and one Boston Celtics guard wasn’t pleased with his position on the list. Isaiah Thomas, who checked in at No. 88, took to Twitter to express his displeasure with the rankings, calling them “a joke.” Sports illustrated Rankings are a JOKE lol. Feels like back in HS when those POLITICAL...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jared Sullinger Enters the Final Year of His Contract with Much to Prove

Jared Sullinger #7 of the Boston Celtics shoots against the Atlanta Hawks during the game on February 11, 2015 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Mandatory Credit: Getty Images/ESPN) Coming out of Ohio State in 2012 as a two-time consensus All-American, there was little doubt that Jared Sullinger had the ability to perform. The issue for many teams boiled down to weight, health...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Which Boston Celtic is most likely to underachieve?

The Boston Celtics have high expectations this season, but that doesn't mean every player on the team will live up to them on an individual level. Here's a look at a few players who could fall short and disappoint in the 2015-16 season, including James Young, who had a wildly discouraging go at the Salt Lake City and Las Vegas Summer Leagues. Here's the consensus from ESPN's Celtics...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas Shows Up Floyd Mayweather On Basketball Court (Video)

Boston Celtics fans will see a familiar face on Showtime’s “ALL ACCESS” on Friday. A clip from the show, which follows boxer Floyd Mayweather as he prepares for his upcoming bout with Andre Berto on Sept. 12, came out Thursday, and it included a segment with Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas. .@celtics guard @Isaiah_Thomas defeats @FloydMayweather in… basketball...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge considering a 'big and powerful' trade?

Stop us if you’ve heard this before: Danny Ainge is trying to pull off a big trade. Crazy, right? Joking aside, the Boston Celtics’ president of basketball operations appears to be pushing hard to shake up the team that improved its win total by 15 games and made the Eastern Conference playoffs last season, according to the Boston Herald’s Steve Bulpett. Hurricane Danny...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

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