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What do the Celtics overall ratings look like in NBA2K15?

In the last few days 2KSports and NBA 2K15 have been dropping player’s overall ratings for NBA 2K15 and although it isn’t as much of an event as when EA Sports releases the Madden rankings, it’s still fun to see where this year's Boston Celtics rank overall. Supposedly 2K Sports did a complete revamp of the ratings system this year, so we’ll have to wait and see what...
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Celtics are still going to make at least one more trade this offseason, right?

The start of training camp is now only two weeks away, and Boston has it's first preseason game in three weeks (October 6).  As of this moment, the are 21 names listed on the Celtics training camp roster (from RealGM.com):League rules dictate that they must get this number down to 20 for camp, and 15 by the start of the season.  Technically Boston can do all this just by cutting...
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Zeller, Thornton now eligible to be traded by C's

Danny Ainge isn't all that different than most GMs when it comes to wanting to have lots of options in pulling off deals. That's why today is significant for the Celtics' president of basketball operations in his quest to get Boston's roster in order. Tyler Zeller and Marcus Thornton, both acquired via trade on July 10, are now eligible to be included in trades...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where the boys are back in town (kinda)

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. Several #Celtics are back in town working out in preparation for training camp, including new guy Marcus Thornton. #CelticsTalk — A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) September 10, 2014 I don’t think Marcus Thornton...
Via Red's Army
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Trading Marcus Thornton Just Got Somewhat Easier For Celtics

Trading Marcus Thornton, with his $8.6 million contract promised for the coming season, will not be easy for the Boston Celtics. But it got a little less difficult Wednesday. Thornton is now eligible to be included in aggregated trades, with the arrival of the two-month anniversary of the Celtics officially acquiring him in a three-team trade. A player who was acquired using a...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump…Where the C’s should still be looking at non-Rondo trades

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. There’s also a timeline restriction on Marcus Thornton and Tyler Zeller.  Either one can be sent out in a trade by themselves at any time.  However, if the Celtics wish to package them in a trade, they...
Via Red's Army
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Zeller discusses the wedding present of getting traded to the Celtics

Emily Austen was able to interview new Celtics center Tyler Zeller. Doesn't sound like he's down about missing out on playing with LeBron and the Cavs. Kind of surprised that the Celtics had a press conference for Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks, and the immortal Keith Bogans last Summer, but they have yet to introduce Zeller, Marcus Thornton, or Evan Turner. I'm actually...
Via Celtics Life
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA.com's David Aldridge breaks down NBA Free Agency; Ranks C's as 4th best for off season moves

NBA.com's David Aldridge posted his breakdown of NBA Free Agency winners and losers. The Boston Celtics ranked 4th as far as the best off season. Below in bold are Aldridge's breakdown as well as commentary on his commentary. 2013-14 RECORD: 25-57, did not make playoffsYea. It wasn't a great season. Fun... but not great. ADDED: G Marcus Smart (first round, 6th pick...
Via Celtics Life
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason

Boston Celtics: Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Moves Made Drafted Marcus Smart and James Young Resigned Avery Bradley Signed Evan Turner Traded For Marcus Thornton and Tyler Zeller Strongest: Drafting Marcus Smart - I think that Smart is the best point guard from this offseason’s draft and the 4th best prospect and...
Via HoopStuff
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump..Where Thornton Could Give C’s Offense A Jolt

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.  For his career, Thornton has averaged 13.4 points and 26.1 minutes per game while shooting 43.1 percent from the field and 36.1 percent beyond the arc. Acquired by the Nets at last year’s trade deadline to provide...
Via Red's Army
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Forsberg: The acquisition of Tyler Zeller could really help Boston

ESPNBoston.com's Chris Forsberg feels that Tyler Zeller coming over to the Celtics could be a big help for Boston in the middle: For the size-deprived Celtics, landing a skilled 7-footer might have been the coup of a risk-free trade that also brought veteran guard Marcus Thornton and Cleveland's 2016 first-round pick. The 24-year-old Zeller, a former first-round selection...
Via Celtics Life
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Poll: If the Celtics are done for the summer, are you satisfied?

As of July 13th, here's what we know about the Celtics summer thus far:- They kept both of their draft picks, selecting Marcus Smart and James Young. - They traded their Paul Pierce trade exception for Tyler Zeller, Marcus Thornton and a 2016 1st round pick. - They are considered long-shots for Kevin Love because the Timberwolves want to either keep him, or get an established...
Via Celtics Life
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge: Celtics Had Other Options With $10.3M Trade Exception

Danny Ainge is being lauded for his role in Thursday’s three-team trade, which landed the Boston Celtics Tyler Zeller, Marcus Thornton and a first-round draft pick at marginal cost. Ainge, the Celtics’ president of basketball operations, was not without other options, though, he told reporters Thursday. Before using a $10.3 million trade exception to take on Zeller and Thornton’s...
Via NESN.com
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Celtics Complete Three-Team Trade, Add Marcus Thornton, Tyler Zeller, Draft Pick

It’s official. Marcus Thornton and Tyler Zeller are now Boston Celtics, although fans might want to hold off getting either player’s jersey for the time being. The Celtics on Thursday announced their trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Brooklyn Nets, finalizing the terms of the three-team swap. The Celtics add Thornton from Brooklyn and Zeller and a future first-round draft...
Via NESN.com
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics’ Trade Assets For Kevin Love Still No Interest To Timberwolves

If the Boston Celtics’ role in a three-team trade was designed to strengthen their position for Kevin Love, they failed. So it’s a good thing that wasn’t the direct goal, anyway. The Celtics’ acquisition of Marcus Thornton, Tyler Zeller and a 2016 first-round draft pick in Wednesday’s three-way deal did not bring them any closer to netting Love, according to Steve Bulpett...
Via NESN.com
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: Tyler Zeller And Marcus Thornton Trade Grade

Boston Celtics: Tyler Zeller And Marcus Thornton Trade Grade By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Celtics Receive: Marcus Thornton, Tyler Zeller and a 1st Rounder Nets Receive: Jarrett Jack and Sergey Karasev Cavaliers Receive: Cap Space, 2 Prospects I love this trade for the Boston Celtics. With Cleveland in pursuit of LeBron James, they decided to shed nearly 10 million...
Via HoopStuff
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Celtics Acquire Tyler Zeller, Marcus Thornton, 1st-Round Pick In 3-Team Deal

According to several reports, the Celtics are using the Traded Player Exception (TPE), acquired in the deal that sent Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to the Nets, to make the move. The Celtics will also give up a second-round pick. Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge appears to have timed this deal in conjunction with Cleveland's desire to clear salary cap space...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Does the Thornton-Zeller trade help with acquiring Love? Answering important questions about the deal

With the shot clock down to three (days) to use the $10.3 million trade exception from the Pierce/KG deal last summer, Danny Ainge finally utilized one of his most underrated assets this morning, dealing the exception and a future second round pick to Cleveland, and acquiring Tyler Zeller and a future first from the Cavs, and Marcus Thornton from the Nets.Overall, the deal breaks...
Via Celtics Life
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Celtics workout 3-way deal to bring in Marcus Thornton, Zeller, and a 1st round pick

One firework has been set off as the Celtics tak on Marcus Thornton ($8.6 million), while also adding Zeller ($1.7 million) with the $10.3 million trade exception generated during last summer's blockbuster swap with the Nets. Boston will also receive a future first-round pick from the Cavaliers (top-10 protected from 2016-18; unprotected in 2019). This move also helps the Cavs...
Via Celtics Today
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers: Did Cleveland give up too much?

It's seems to be that the Cavaliers are starting to think that they can really get Lebron James. Today according to many sources, the Cavs will send Jarret Jack and Sergey Karasev to the Nets. They will also send Tyler Zeller and a future first round pick to the Celtics and the Nets will send Marcus Thornton to the Celtics. The Cavs will get a second round pick in return for...
Via Route4Sports
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge Scores Major Victory For Celtics In Three-Team Trade

Even if you are not a huge fan of Marcus Thornton or Tyler Zeller, Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics came out as winners for their supporting role in Wednesday’s three-team trade. By taking on Thornton’s $8.6 million expiring salary, the Celtics acquired another first-round draft pick to add to their stable, plus a 24-year-old 7-footer who could still have room to grow. And...
Via NESN.com
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics acquiring Tyler Zeller, Marcus Thornton, pick

Boston is third team in deal will acquire Tyler Zeller from Cleveland as well as future first-rounder and Marcus Thornton from Nets — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 9, 2014 Three-team trade will see Nets acquire Jarrett Jack and Sergey Karasev from Cleveland. Boston gets Thornton, Zeller and a first — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 9, 2014 Danny Ainge is a slick dude. The...
Via Red's Army
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports: Celtics Receive First-Round Pick, Players For Basically Nothing

Danny Ainge has netted another valuable asset in his offseason efforts to turn around the Boston Celtics, and it cost him virtually nothing. By helping the facilitate a trade between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Brooklyn Nets, Ainge and the Celtics will acquire Cavs center Tyler Zeller, Nets guard Marcus Thornton and a future Cavs first-round draft pick, ESPN’s Marc Stein reported...
Via NESN.com
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavaliers, Celtics and Nets Swap Jarrett Jack, Tyler Zeller and Marcus Thornton

Rajon Rondo and the Boston Celtics appear to be getting some much-needed help, while the Cleveland Cavaliers could be clearing space for the return of LeBron James. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Brooklyn Nets, Cavaliers and Celtics are on the verge of completing a 3-team deal that will send shooting guard Marcus Thornton and center Tyler Zeller to Boston: ESPN sources say...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Celtics acquire Tyler Zeller and Marcus Thornton in three team trade

The Celtics have just made some major moves, as they've joined with Cleveland and Brooklyn to acquire Tyler Zeller and Marcus Thornton. More coming...ESPN sources say Brooklyn Nets on verge of acquiring Jarrett Jack from Cleveland in three-team deal— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 9, 2014Boston is third team in deal will acquire Tyler Zeller from Cleveland as well as future...
Via Celtics Life
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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