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5 Free Agents the Boston Celtics Need to Avoid

There are a lot of players the Boston Celtics should go after this summer because they will continue to get them closer to the high end talent they need to contend. The problem is that in a weak free agency class that could see over $1 billion spent, there are going to be a lot […] 5 Free Agents the Boston Celtics Need to Avoid - Hardwood Houdini - Hardwood Houdini - A Boston Celtics...
Via Hardwood Houdini
1 hour ago

Reggie Lewis’s mother gives Celtics blessing to offer Kevin Durant No. 35

In the Celtics’ impending pitch to free agent Kevin Durant, there won’t be an issue offering him his favored number 35 jersey. For Boston, the number 35 has hung in the rafters along with other retired jerseys since 1995. The tragic reason behind it was the death of 27-year-old Reggie Lewis in 1993. For the […] The post Reggie Lewis’s mother gives Celtics blessing to offer...
Via Boston.com
3 hours ago

Locked On Celtics Ep. 44: We pitch KD on Boston

Danny Ainge and company are going to be busy once the clock strikes midnight tomorrow. They’ll be pitching Al Horford… Dwight Howard (ugh)… and most importantly, Kevin Durant. So what will they say to him? What’s the best approach? What role will Ainge, Brad Stevens, and the Celtics owners have in convincing Durant that Boston is going to ultimately be what he’s looking...
Via Red's Army
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics Need Horford to Land Durant

With free agency just around the corner, the Kevin Durant sweepstakes are in full swing and the Boston Celtics managed to be one of the five initial teams to be given a meeting. While the Celtics certainly do not have the high end talent of the other teams Durant is metting with, they are in […] Boston Celtics Need Horford to Land Durant - Hardwood Houdini - Hardwood Houdini -...
Via Hardwood Houdini
5 hours ago

Locked On Celtics Ep. 43: Inside Kevin Durant’s free agency

The Celtics are reportedly on Kevin Durant’s short list of teams able to personally pitch him on joining their team this summer. Today, the Locked on Celtics podcast joined up with Locked on Thunder host and Thunder beat writer Fred Katz from the Norman Transcript to discuss what Durant might be thinking. From the mood in Oklahoma to the realistic chances he might leave, this...
Via Red's Army
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Did having so many picks hurt the Celtics' ability to get things done on draft night?

During his press conference immediately following the draft, Danny Ainge was asked what it was like to have an unprecedented eight picks (watch the video here, the following quote comes after the 12-minute mark): Yeah, so let's not do that anymore. ... And not only that, the process of going through eight picks.  We had 120-130 people come in for draft workouts, and then we saw...
Via Celtics Life
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing the Boston Celtics first round draft picks

The Boston Celtics had a busy draft night where they drafted six players and completed a trade. The Celtics had many different options to choose from, whether it was to trade their number three draft pick for a NBA player or trade a few picks to move up in the draft but for the most part they decided to draft players that can either help now or in the future. Here is a breakdown...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ainge to Celtics fans: Boo me, not Jaylen Brown

From Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston:Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said he genuinely felt bad when he found out that team co-owner Wyc Grousbeck was showered with boos while addressing fans at the team's draft party on Thursday at TD Garden, following Boston's selection of Jaylen Brown with the third overall pick.Having been at the TD Garden on draft...
Via Celtics Life
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: NBA Draft’s biggest losers

Draft night was supposed to symbolize the Boston Celtics crossing the threshold of mediocrity entering championship contention contention, but instead it proved underwhelming, with the passive nature of Danny Ainge and company likely keeping the team implanted in their position of hard-working overachievers who will be outmatched in the postseason. Most importantly, it was a message...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Celtics' Jaylen Brown explains why he wanted to work out against all the other top prospects

Video courtesy of WEEI's Mike Petraglia: "I'm overly confident. I'm the hardest worker in this draft. Rome wasn't built in a day. You'll see" Jaylen Brown pic.twitter.com/ZaKMiMXHhv — Mike Petraglia (@Trags) June 24, 2016 Love Jaylen Brown's confidence and belief that he will develop into a star: "Rome wasn’t built in a day; it will take time, but you’ll see." — Taylor C...
Via Celtics Life
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Jaylen Brown Prove to be the Right Choice for the Boston Celtics?

Heading into the NBA Draft, the Boston Celtics knew it was extremely likely that Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram would be off the board when it was time for their number three overall selection. The Celtics had the choice of Kris Dunn, Buddy Hield, and Jamal Murray, but the team decided to go with Jaylen Brown from California. All of the prospects the Celtics had the opportunity to...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brad Stevens on hectic NBA Draft and building Celtics with Jaylen Brown

Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens talked after the rookie introductory press conference Friday to discuss how hectic draft night was, building with Jaylen Brown and the next steps for his rookies.
Via YouTube
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ante Zizic on being ready to contribute to Boston Celtics this season

Celtics rookie Ante Zizic talked about Dino Radja being his idol and being ready to contribute to the Celtics as soon as this season.
Via YouTube
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics owner: Trade offers were ‘a collection of rip-off attempts’

The Boston Celtics were engaged in a lot of trade discussions leading up to the NBA Draft, but nothing came of it – apparently because the offers they received were insulting. Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck came away very unimpressed with the offers the team received, which he said is why the team held on to most of their picks, including No. 3 overall. “We did not sniff a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge says Celtics were close to trading No. 3 pick

Once again, the Boston Celtics are holding out hope for the future. Despite rumors and speculation they would trade their No. 3 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft in a deal for an established veteran, the Celtics held onto their selection Thursday night, taking California forward Jaylen Brown as the third player off the draft board. Brown has plenty of upside in Boston, but the Celtics...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Locked On Celtics w/The Rainin’ J’s: The draft reaction show

So… that happened. The Boston Celtics were dared to make all of their draft picks and they did… making 6 picks and combining two of their second rounders into a future first. Yes, it was underwhelming, especially after ALLLLL those rumors leading up to the draft. But how bad was it really? The #RaininJs John and Jay take a deep breath and look at what really happened last night...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

French forward was surprised Celtics drafted him so high

The Boston Celtics shocked just about everyone when they selected Guerschon Yabusele with the No. 16 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, including Yabusele. Yabusele, a 20-year-old stretch forward from France, was asked if he was expecting to be drafted by the Celtics as high as he was, and his answer was a resounding no. Stunned the Celtics took Guerschon Yabusele at No. 16? So was...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Boston Celtics Owner Wyc Grousbeck on Drafting Jaylen Brown

Wyc Grousbeck speaks to the media after the Boston Celtics select Jaylen Brown with the 3rd pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.
Via YouTube
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics draft Jaylen Brown

The Boston Celtics couldn’t trade their pick before time was up, and selected Jaylen Brown. If he stays in Titletown, how does he fit? The Player: Jaylen Brown brings more athleticism than anyone else in the draft, all packed into a strong, long frame. He dominates in transition, and can play way above the rim. His potential is to be an elite defender of multiple positions on...
Via The Lottery Mafia
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Eight big predictions for the 2016 NBA Draft

For better or worse, tonight could be the night that determines the course of your favorite NBA team's future for the next decade. It’s draft night in the NBA, and with that comes a great deal of excitement and uncertainty. For the Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Lakers, who own the first and second overall picks respectively, it appears both franchises are in positions to grab...
Via Yardbarker
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Thomas on Celtics’ pursuit of Durant: ‘Definitely have a shot’

Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas is feeling bullish about his team’s chances of landing Kevin Durant in free agency. Thomas told Jason Terry of SiriusXM’s The Runway on Wednesday night that he firmly believes Boston is a potential landing spot for the star forward. “We definitely have a shot,” Thomas said, via Jay King of MassLive. “I know that for sure. I’m...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kris Dunn to the Celtics at No. 3? Probably just a smoke screen

Are the Boston Celtics actually interested in keeping their No. 3 overall pick in Thursday night’s NBA Draft, or is that just something they’re putting out there to increase their chances of completing a trade? That question will be answered soon enough. But for now, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical is reporting that the Celtics are interested in two-time Big East Player of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: 76ers ‘ramping up efforts’ to move up to No. 3 in trade with Celtics

The Philadelphia 76ers are already all-in on Ben Simmons at No. 1 overall tonight at the 2016 NBA Draft. Now the franchise is “ramping up efforts” to acquire the No. 3 pick, currently owned by the Boston Celtics, per Marc Stein and Chad Ford of ESPN. League sources tell @chadfordinsider and me: Philadelphia is ramping up its efforts to acquire tonight's No. 3 overall pick from...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics 'rebuffed' in efforts to trade No. 3 pick

We’ve heard for a while now how many assets the Boston Celtics have at their disposal. But it appears turning those assets into tangible results will be easier said than done. The Celtics have been shopping around trade packages involving their No. 3 overall pick in the upcoming NBA Draft with the hope of landing “established veterans,” league sources told ESPN.com’s Marc...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics targeting Nerlens Noel in trade with 76ers

With trade talks between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers intensifying, we now have a sense of who Boston is targeting. According to Brian Geltzeiler, the Celtics are in pursuit of Nerlens Noel.  League sources tell https://t.co/aPhi5ponKj that the Celtics' target in trade talks with Philadelphia is Nerlens Noel. — Brian Geltzeiler (@hoopscritic) June 21, 2016 Philadelphia...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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