Your Morning Dump… Where an impatient Wyc Grousbeck defends his “fireworks” comment

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.  But Grousbeck isn’t backing down. He is bullish on his young coach, Brad Stevens, disdainful of tanking talk for 2014-15, and does not regret linking the parquet and pyrotechnics with a quote that will live...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sullinger working hard in hopes of breakout season

Will he, or won't Sully slim down? Is he able to stay healthy? Is he a center or power forward? There are many questions when it comes to Sullinger, but one thing is for sure. Sullinger does have a ton of potential, and he showed that last season when he averaged 13.3 points per game, and when he grabbed 8.1 rebounds a night. CSNNEWhile dropping a few pounds is certainly something...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Evan Turner turn things around with Boston?

The Boston Celtics are in the middle of a major rebuilding process, and they decided to take a chance on signing former No. 2 overall pick Evan Turner. Turner had a very productive first half of last season with the Philadelphia 76ers, but then completely disappointed in the second half of the year with the Indiana Pacers. Celtics coach Brad Stevens has had success in the past helping...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Evan Turner is a nice low risk option for “Danny Assets”

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “But that’s history. There’s nothing we can do to change that. This is a situation where he can come and grow as a player. I think Brad (Stevens) realizes he’s a multi-dimensional player.” Turner played...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics finalizing deal with Evan Turner

The Boston Celtics have agreed to a deal with shooting guard Evan Turner, reports Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald. Celtics finishing deal for FA Evan Turner, sources tell Herald. He will get a portion of their mid-level exception. — Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) July 21, 2014 Celtics front-office and agent David Falk just got off the phone finalizing deal for Evan Turner. —...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cody Zeller talks about brother Tyler joining the Celtics and playing H-O-R-S-E with Brad Stevens

The Zeller brothers: Tyler, Cody, and LukeLast week, the Boston Celtics acquired Tyler Zeller from Cleveland, a young, 7-footer who got limited minutes playing under Mike Brown. We don't really know too much about him aside from his stat line (his per 36-minute stats last year were 13.7 points, 9.7 rebounds, 1.3 blocks, 54% FG, 15.4 PER).The Boston Globe's Gary Washburn tweeted...
Via Celtics Life
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Stevens on free agency: 'It's hilarious'

ESPN - ORLANDO, Fla. -- Hired in early July last year, this is -- for all intents and purposes -- Brad Stevens' first real trip through NBA free agency. Given all the drama surrounding LeBron James and some of the league's top available names, Stevens was asked his impressions of the process."As far as watching free agency, it’s hilarious," said Stevens. "...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics still looking to trade Rajon Rondo?

The Boston Celtics have been one of the more active trades on the free agent and trade market so far this offseason, and they are reportedly still looking to trade Rajon Rondo. According to a report from CelticsBlog, there appears to be a very likely chance that he will end up being traded at some point in the near future. There have been rumors surrounding Rondo about the Sacramento...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Coach Brad Stevens On NBA Free Agency: ‘It’s Hilarious’

LeBron James’ supposedly impending announcement held the NBA world on edge Thursday, with people going so far as to camp out in front of his Ohio home. For more than an hour, confusion reigned as to not just where James would sign, but whether there would actually be an announcement. Before the Boston Celtics took the floor for a summer league game in Orlando, head coach Brad Stevens...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: Free agent targets

With the current salary cap situation, and with signing Avery Bradley to his new extension, odds are that the Boston Celtics will not be very active in the free agent market. However, if they do decide to pursue some free agents, there are a few out on the market that would be a great fit in Boston. Lance Stephenson Lance Stephenson The case for: He thinks he is the best player on...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens Looks Back On ‘Emotional’ Decision To Leave Butler

At first, Brad Stevens didn’t realize that Thursday marked the one-year anniversary of when he signed his 6-year, $22 million contract  to become the next coach of the Boston Celtics. Stevens, who replaced Doc Rivers on July 3, 2013, coached for Butler University since 2001 as both an assistant and head coach. He led Butler to five NCAA Tournament appearances and two National...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens hints free agents,and Rondo and Smart combo

Stevens is a good coach who wants to be great, and I think he can be great without question. I trust in him to get things done with the roster that he has in front of him. When it comes to him and Ainge, I don't know what to think. Stevens is green to the NBA, and Ainge seems as if he has him under his thumb. Is that a bad thing? I don't know, but it's annoying. Mass...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Coach Stevens outlines Boston Celtics' pitch to prospective free agents

In the article in Mass Live where Brad Stevens talks about Rajon Rondo and Marcus Smart playing in the same backcourt he also addressed Boston's pitch to prospective free agents on playing for the Celtics: “I just got done coaching in a season where we did not have a good year, where we won 25 games out of 82. And when I tell you that our fans were unbelievable, I can’t stress...
Via Celtics Life
26 days ago  |  1 Comment

Will Celtics Drag Things Out with Rondo?

Celtics Coach Brad Stevens spoke a little more warmly about a possible Rondo-Smart backcourt combination yesterday on the Jim Rome show,  but even if it wasn't too little too late, such warmth was mitigated immediately by other comments Stevens made.  Asked to discuss Rondo's ACL recovery year, Stevens rightly pointed out that it was  a struggle, in many ways, for Rondo...
Via Celtics Today
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Celtics contacted Parsons, Hayward and 28 other players last night

Celtics contacted approximately 30 players last night, according to source. Gordon Hayward and Chandler Parsons are on the list. — Mark Murphy (@Murf56) July 1, 2014 Interesting one for @Celtics fans … Boston contacted @Lakers F/C Jordan Hill directly last night, as well as his reps. — Sean Deveney (@SeanDeveney) July 1, 2014 Sounds like Danny Ainge and Brad Stevens had a busy...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Reportedly Called About Two Big Free Agents

credit: Getty Images The Boston Celtics are coming off of a rough season in which they struggled through a rebuild. Rookie coach Brad Stevens was learning the ropes, and the team’s star, Rajon Rondo, was trying to find his way back from injury. While they’re still a way away from contending again, it looks like Danny Ainge is already trying to make some big moves. As free agency...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Kent Bazemore Receives Personal Call From Brad Stevens, Interest Elsewhere

Kent Bazemore received a personal phone call from Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens after the start of free agency at midnight, a league source told RealGM. Bazemore and Stevens have a history and mutual respect: Stevens’ Butler program eliminated Bazemore’s Old Dominion team in the NCAA tournament in 2011. Bazemore also received free-agent interest from the Dallas Mavericks...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Rondo: Demand a Trade to Sacramento

As I mentioned before - and as mentioned on twitter by some clever rabbit -- Rondo should go into the HOF for surviving more trade rumors than any other player in history.  The thing is, the guy only has 9 lives.  Or so.  I'm sick and tired of Danny shopping Rondo, and I'm sure Rondo is sick of it too.   It's time for this sick and demented charade to end.  Do the...
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens talks to fans about Marcus Smart and James Young, how they fit in Boston

After the Celtics made their picks on Thursday night, head coach Brad Stevens spoke to the season ticket holders in attendance at the TD Garden.  Below is what Stevens had to say about Marcus Smart and James Young.On Smart:He's been in here twice in the last three weeks and I know a lot of guys that have had the chance to spend time around him, both players and coaches, and...
Via Celtics Life
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens: Celtics love Marcus Smart’s leadership, work ethic

The Boston Celtics got their man with the No. 6 overall pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft. The Celtics drafted Marcus Smart, who was brought in for two predraft workouts, and was scouted at a third by president of basketball operations Danny Ainge. “He’s come in here twice in the last three weeks,” said Celtics coach Brad Stevens, via The Boston Globe, “and we’ve absolutely...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens working harder then most NBA coaches heading into the draft

Brad Stevens loves basketball, and his work ethic is well known, and on point as the Celtics coach. This summer has been no different for the second year coach. He's been apart of the draft workouts all summer, and it's not surprising considering his background in college hoops. CSNNE"I think the coach has to have input because of the fact that it's his system, he...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Ron Adams’ Departure Suggests Celtics In Good Hands With Brad Stevens

Ron Adams is leaving the Boston Celtics, and his departure is certainly a loss. The highly respected lead assistant was a perfect match for head coach Brad Stevens, an NBA rookie who only needed the slightest bit of guidance on the dos and don’ts on the pro sideline. You know, like not answering your phone in the middle of a summer league game. Things like that. After one season...
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Celtics Morning Joe: Stevens focused on a team that could change come draft night

Brad Stevens could be having a hard time formatting a new plan going into the 2014-15 season. Anything can happen at this point, even Rondo rumors have sparked up again. Stevens took over a rebuilding team, and the Celtics have two roads to take this summer. They either go into full on win now with Rondo, or they blow it up completely. ESPN BostonStevens spends these offseason days...
Via Celtics Today
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Should the Boston Celtics actually trade for Kevin Love?

We’re entering a bit of a slow time right now. The Stanley Cup has just ended, Bruins fans watching gloomily at a Rangers-Kings bout. The Patriots start the long stretch between the draft and preseason. It’s hard to watch six innings of the Red Sox offense without getting migraines. The World Cup is in full swing, but it’s embarassing to keep asking my more knowledgeable friends...
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Brad Stevens won’t be able to coach Kevin Love?

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “What’s his strength as an NBA coach? It’s developing. It’s not coaching Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Love. Those guys won’t listen to him, I think.  But what he will be able to do with young draft picks is...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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