Boston Celtics: Week in Review 10/22/16

I had the pleasure of joining Kevin McShan of the 2 Man Advantage Podcast for a one-on-one interview on the Celtics as they enter this season tied with the Clippers for the fourth-best title odds in the NBA.
Via CLNS Radio
4 hours ago

Celtics cut Ben Bentil, hint that Gerald Green has made the roster

Ben Bentil In the effort to trim the roster down to the maximum 15 players by next Wednesday’s opener against the Nets, the Celtics have said goodbye to another draft pick.  The team announced Friday that Ben Bentil, the second round pick out of Providence this June (51st overall), has been released while veteran swingman Gerald Green will make the final roster to begin the...
Via Green Street
13 hours ago

Report: Celtics offering James Young or RJ Hunter for a second-rounder

The Boston Celtics have so much depth and young talent that much of it simply fritters away on the bench, unable to find minutes. Now the team appears to be searching for a solution to that unusual problem. According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical on Friday, the Celtics are offering James Young or RJ Hunter, their first-round picks in 2014 and 2015 respectively...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

What's next? The small man's game for the Celtics

My favorite element in all of basketball is the free-flowing guard that is too small to be labeled a shooting guard but can score way better than the traditional point guard. The reason why is because there is an impulsive spirit within those players. Most of them were passed on by big name colleges because you can’t teach height, and there are thousands of 6’2″ combo guards...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ben Bentil waived by Celtics, Ainge continues shop RJ Hunter and James Young

As expected, the Boston Celtics have waived rookie forward Ben Bentil. The 51st pick this past June in the NBA draft was a long-shot to make the Celtics roster outright this year, and after seeing limited minutes in the preseason the move anticipated by most. It was largely assumed that Bentil would end up on the Celtics D-League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws, in large part because...
Via Celtics Life
17 hours ago

Rumored changes to the new CBA may affect Boston - here's how

The NBA and NBA Players Association are reportedly on the cusp of approving a new CBA (collective bargaining agreement), and there are several rumored components which might affect the Boston Celtics. For the unaware, the CBA is an agreement between players, owners, and the league on pretty much every aspect of what is and is not allowed in terms of conduct, finance, labor relations...
Via Celtics Life
17 hours ago

Report: Celtics offering R.J. Hunter or James Young for 2nd-round pick

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, the Celtics are trying to use a trade in order to find their final piece on the roster. As cutdown looms, the Celtics continue to offer James Young or RJ Hunter for a second-round pick, league sources tell @TheVertical. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) October 21, 2016 The decision to finalize the Celtics’ roster is Oct...
Via Green Street
18 hours ago

Celtics waive Bentil, offering up Hunter or Young in a trade

Boston has released forward Ben Bentil, league sources tell The Vertical. Bentil could become waiver claim or affiliate option elsewhere. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 21, 2016 The Celtics had hoped to stash Bentil in the D-League but apparently that’s not going to happen for them. Bentil had shown some early Summer League promise as a potential stretch-big…...
Via Red's Army
18 hours ago

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[News] Boston Celtics Roster Cuts| James Young and RJ Hunter | Marcus Smart | Powered by CLNS Radio
Via CLNS Radio
19 hours ago

Analyzing the Rumored CBA Changes and How They Could Impact Celtics

The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski today broke a new set of rumors on the (hopefully) pending new NBA collective bargaining agreement. The report states that the new CBA will start from a similar place to the current one with the revenue split between the players and owners remaining unchanged. Among the changes are increases to the rookie scale, veteran minimum, and free agent...
Via Celtics Hub
22 hours ago

Boston Celtics News & Notes 10/21/16: The regular season looms and maybe so does Cousins

The Celtics are going be a lot of fun to watch.
Via CLNS Radio
1 day ago

Damion Lee Was Waived By The Boston Celtics Today

Former Louisville Cardinal Damion Lee’s stint with the Boston Celtics officially came to an end on Thursday afternoon. According to Jeff Goodman of ESPN, Lee was one of three players waived by Boston today. Lee signed a training camp deal with the Celtics last month. He played in just two of Boston’s seven preseason games and […]
Via The Cardinal Connect
1 day ago

Boston Celtics Depth Will be Tested Early

The back end of the Boston Celtics rotation has been the biggest question mark on the team this offseason. The loss of Evan Turner took away their primary ball handler and the loss of Jared Sullinger has opened the door for multiple front court players to step up. To make matters worse, the Celtics are […] Boston Celtics Depth Will be Tested Early - Hardwood Houdini - Hardwood...
Via Hardwood Houdini
1 day ago

Horford's addition gives Celtics high hopes for new year

BOSTON (AP) From afar, Al Horford has always had respect for the history of the Boston Celtics. He made his first visit to the Garden as a rookie in 2007 and found himself drawn to the championship banners that hung above the court. That was the same season that Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen joined Paul Pierce to form the Big 3 and went on to win Boston's 17th NBA championship...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Locked On Celtics: Our Preseason Awards!!

The preseason is (mercifully) over… so it’s time to hand out some preseason awards. Thanks to you all on Twitter, we have a few to hand out. On top of that, we look at some of the final lessons learned this preseason. Sam Packard and I get into it all… enjoy the show!! Having trouble listening? Go directly to our show page on Audio Boom. From there you can download the audio...
Via Red's Army
1 day ago

Marcus Smart sprains ankle in preseason finale, may miss opener

The Celtics went down in their preseason finale, but not before losing Marcus Smart.
Via Boston.com
1 day ago

WATCH: Celtics rookie Demetrius Jackson shows off his puppy lined suit

Celtics rookie Demetrius Jackson shows off his puppy lined suit at the Celtics Shamrock Gala. Jackson got an image of his dog Obie printed on the jacket lining, like a boss.
Via YouTube
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Al Horford discusses helping make Boston Celtics contender again

On a fall Friday in Manhattan, Al Horford practiced jump shots on a side court during the Boston Celtics’ midday practice. You wouldn’t be able to tell by his understated manner, but Horford is Boston’s biggest free agent signing in recent memory. He’s centerpiece of a well-executed offseason plan which catapulted the Celtics from ascendant playoff team to Eastern Conference...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Celtics Gerald Green and RJ Hunter messing with each other

Celtics Gerald Green and RJ Hunter messing with each other
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Danny Ainge on Boston Celtics roster crunch

Danny Ainge spoke on the final days of the Celtics preseason, as he has to make some roster moves to get down to 15 players.
Via YouTube
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Thomas thinks Cousins would be a great fit for Celtics

The Boston Celtics finally landed a big-name free agent this offseason in All-Star forward Al Horford. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re content with their current roster — just ask Isaiah Thomas. The Celtics point guard was the team’s most avid recruiter this offseason, telling any NBA superstar who would listen to team up with him in Boston. Now, Thomas appears...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce says he'll retire as a Celtic after final NBA season

Paul Pierce wants to finish his NBA career where it all started. The Los Angeles Clippers forward, who recently announced the 2016-17 NBA season will be his last, told SiriusXM Radio on Wednesday he plans to retire with the Boston Celtics. Paul Pierce confirmed to us on @SiriusXMNBA that he'll retire as a Celtic after the season... Said he owes it to himself and the fans. ...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics have interest in signing JR Smith

The Cleveland Cavaliers may finally have competition if they want to bring back J.R. Smith. According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, the Boston Celtics are among several teams with interest in the swingman. There are, of course, caveats. If Smith went to Boston, he’d be giving up a starting job with the reigning champions to be Avery Bradley’s backup. The Celtics...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

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