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Is Avery Bradley bananas? Celtics guard boastful in predictions for Celtics season

Ok, Avery Bradley is not bananas. He's just a confident fellow.via Chris Forsberg, ESPNBoston:"I can’t even [put it into words], you guys just have to see," said Bradley. "A lot of people might say that, 'We can’t be this, we can’t be that.' I feel like with the coach that we have, we can be anything that we want to be. We just have to listen to ...
Via Celtics Life
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Brad Stevens makes guys better

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. “I talked with Brad all the time this summer and it’s one of those things where, ‘Man, you got me a lot better,’ ” Humphries said. “Handling the ball, making plays, things like that. I’m grateful...
Via Red's Army
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kris Humphries: Brad Stevens Made Me Better, ‘Grateful’ To Play For Coach

Kris Humphries’ time with the Boston Celtics only lasted one season, as he signed a three-year, $13 million deal with the Washington Wizards in July. Humphries played in 69 games last season, averaging 8.4 points and 5.9 rebounds per game while shooting 50.1 percent from the floor. He was one of the few pleasant surprises on a team that went 25-57, and he says that his performance...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics 2014-15 Franchise Outlook

With Brad Stevens at the coaching helm, Boston has bright days ahead of them. Despite the likelihood that another losing season is on the horizon, there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the Celtics’ future. Coaching—25/25 The soon to be 38-year old Brad Stevens helped the Celtics get out to a 12-14 start in 2013-14, which was probably more than management wanted...
Via The Lottery Mafia
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where the Celtics could start the season 1-13

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. The Celtics struggled out of the gate last year, opening 0-4 and 4-10. The beginning stretch this year won’t be any easier. The first seven games of the season are against teams that made the playoffs, including...
Via Red's Army
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens challenges Celtics fans to Ice Bucket Challenge

What is the Ice Bucket Challenge? It is a social media movement going around to raise awareness for ALS (aka Lou Gherig’s Disease). The movement has helped raise $2.9 million for the ALS Association as of July 29. For more on the ALS Association, please visit ALSA.org. [h/t Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston]
Via Bloguin Best
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens challenges Celtics fans to Ice Bucket Challenge

What is the Ice Bucket Challenge? It is a social media movement going around to raise awareness for ALS (aka Lou Gherig’s Disease). The movement has helped raise $2.9 million for the ALS Association as of July 29. For more on the ALS Association, please visit ALSA.org. [h/t Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston]
Via Crossover Chronicles
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Claude Julien, Brad Stevens Join Ice Bucket Challenge Craze (Video)

The ice bucket challenge is showing no signs of letting up, and two of Boston’s most powerful sports minds are getting in on the fun. The challenge, as just about everyone has seen in the last couple of weeks, involves dumping ice-cold water over your head with the hopes of raising awareness and funds for ALS research. Many sports figures both in Boston and across the world are...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, asks all Celtics fans to join him

On Sunday WEEI writer Ben Rohrbach nominated Celtics head coach Brad Stevens for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  Yesterday Stevens accepted the challenge:Here's @BCCoachStevens' friend addressing Butler: https://t.co/NMlPpqq0Ts. Help Matt White's CureALS Foundation here: http://t.co/0kLjHg8wLC— Ben Rohrbach (@brohrbach) August 12, 2014Celtics fans who would like to...
Via Celtics Life
9 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...
Via Sports-Glory
28 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...
Via Red's Army
July 22, 2014  |  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. —...
Via Sports-Glory
July 21, 2014  |  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
July 14, 2014  |  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. "...
Via Celtics Life
July 14, 2014  |  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...
Via Sports-Glory
July 10, 2014  |  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...
Via NESN.com
July 10, 2014  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
July 06, 2014  |  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...
Via NESN.com
July 04, 2014  |  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...
Via Celtics Today
July 04, 2014  |  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
July 03, 2014  |  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
July 03, 2014  |  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...
Via Red's Army
July 01, 2014  |  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...
Via Pass The Pill
July 01, 2014  |  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...
Via RealGM
July 01, 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
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