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Video: Kelly Olynyk at Canobie Lake Park talks shoulder rehab, Horford excitement, missing Evan Turner

Kelly Olynyk made his annual summer trip to Canobie Lake Park this past week: You just knew #Celtics center Kelly Olynyk wouldn't miss @CanobieLakePark w/ the kids this summer. pic.twitter.com/CTv79nRcJB — Scott Souza (@Scott_Souza) August 24, 2016 A day of fun at Canobie Lake ended with a big splash for @KellyOlynyk and youth from @mspccboston! #CelticsAssist ☘ pic.twitter.com...
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Celtics officially part ways with 2013 2nd-round pick Colton Iverson

Three years ago, the Celtics bought the 53rd pick in the 2013 draft from the Indiana Pacers, then used it to select Colorado State center Colton Iverson.  Boston has maintained Iverson's rights ever since, with the seven-footer spending the last three seasons overseas in Turkey and Spain.  Now it appears the C's are finally letting him go: According to a league source, Celtics...
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RJ Hunter is competing hard for the final roster spot, says Al Horford has been helping him

We're nearing the start of NBA Training Camp and the regular season seems closer than ever. With the Celtics almost full, roster wise, it's going to be interesting to see who gets the final spot on the team. RJ Hunter is in the lead for that roster spot but nothing is guaranteed. He faces some tough competition for the last spot. Via Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe:Several league...
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Video: Celtics legends enjoy night at Fenway Park celebrating '66, '76 and '86 title teams

Video Courtesy of Celtics.com This game took place back on June 22.  Hondo Havlicek and Satch Sanders won't be challenging Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder or Al Horford for first-pitch supremacy any time soon, but it was still a nice evening at Fenway.  Fans were given the hybrid Celtics/Red Sox hat that you see the former C's players wearing throughout the video.Follow Mark Van Deusen...
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It's make or break time for Marcus Smart

Marcus Smart is my favorite Boston Celtic not named Avery Bradley. Like Bradley, Smart is downright scary on defense. And also like Bradley, Smart's shooting in the beginning of his career has been below-par. For as much as I love watching Marcus Smart hustle and play defense for the Celtics, it still hurts watching him shoot the ball on most nights.Dating back to his days at Oklahoma...
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Video: Behind the scenes of the Boston Celtics 2016-17 dance team auditions

Besides the roster, the Celtics were also finalizing their 2016-17 dance team roster. See a behind the scenes look at the competition via the above video courtesy of the Boston Celtics.
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Ranking the Celtics' top candidates for Team USA in 2020 Olympics

In the history of Team USA basketball, only one active member of the Boston Celtics has ever played in the Olympics--Larry Bird, on the 1992 Dream Team (Paul Pierce did represent the U.S. on a very forgettable 2002 squad that finished sixth at the world championships despite hosting the event).  Bird then promptly retired immediately afterwards.Isaiah Thomas recently mentioned...
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What the Hell Happened to...Eric Williams?

"He's a great leader, a good communicator, can be as banged up as anybody, he'll still practice. He can hurt you on drives. He can shoot threes. He's murder in the low post. He always was the glue of our defense up in Boston. - Jim O'Brien on Eric Williams, 11/14/04If you like flashy scorers who only play on one side of the ball, he wasn't for you. If you love grit and determination...
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Has Paul Pierce Been “Buffaloed” by the Clipper Curse?

Guest Post by Abacus RevealsTo Paul Pierce, it must have seemed like the perfect exit strategy – return home and play for his favorite coach while providing the missing weapon to a genuine contender’s arsenal, his dagger.This was a team that had been not just a game, but a mere quarter away from reaching the loftiest heights of its 45-year existence. The Truth was being brought...
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Abdel Nader to sign with Maine, good news for Celtics; plus updated depth chart and roster projection

On Monday, news broke that Abdel Nader has agreed to sign directly with the D-League Maine Red Claws, which was the original plan when the Celtics drafted him: Sources: After rejecting lucrative offer in Europe, Boston second-rounder Abdel Nader has committed to signing D-League contract with Maine. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 22, 2016 Abdel Nader's agent Cervando...
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Mike Gorman's takeaways from Rio

If you tuned into any of the non-USA basketball games in the past two weeks, there was a decent chance you heard the familiar voice of Celtics' play-by-play announce Mike Gorman. Although, similarly to a large percentage of American announcers, Gorman did not make the trip to Rio. Rather, he called the games from a studio in Connecticut,The biggest adjustment for Gorman was working...
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Could the Celtics have played better than USA basketball in Rio?

The United States men's basketball team took home the hardware in Rio Sunday afternoon after dismantling Serbia in the gold medal match. But the road there was a lot less convincing than the thrashing in the final game.After jumping out to two straight dominant wins over China and Venezuela, suddenly the US offense sputtered and the defense fell apart. Australia led the US at the...
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Celtics sign Marcus Georges-Hunt to training camp deal, camp roster now at 19 (max is 20)

From CSNNE.com:Marcus Georges-Hunt, a 6-5 guard from Georgia Tech who played on the Brooklyn Nets Summer League team, has joined a crowded Celtics roster and agreed to a non-guaranteed training camp deal.As a senior at Georgia Tech last season, Georges-Hunt averaged 16.7 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game.  The 22-year-old went undrafted before landing on the Nets summer...
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Jaylen Brown pays respects to history with number change

You may have thought Celtics' rookie Jaylen Brown was going to don the number nine this season, but the swingman has a new plan. After Jared Sullinger signed elsewhere, Brown took the chance to claim the number he's been eyeing for a while, via Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe:“I had limited options to start with because a lot of [the Celtics’] numbers are retired,” Brown...
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Video: Isaiah Thomas sounds pretty excited to have Al Horford in Boston (and Gerald Green too)

Video courtesy of CSNNERELATED - Isaiah Thomas: 'The NBA's excited. Boston's almost back,' also thinks highly of Gerald GreenFollow Mark Van Deusen on Twitter @LucidSportsFan Click here for more recent Celtics videos
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Isaiah Thomas: 'nobody can guard me,' wishes he was on Team USA, raves about Marcus Smart's intangibles

Isaiah Thomas recently gave a phone interview with Sports Illustrated's Andy Gray.  Among other things, Isaiah discussed who the best defenders in the league are--spoiler, he picked his teammates, Marcus Smart and Avery Bradley.When asked if there are any defenders he fears in the NBA, Thomas responded:No, because nobody can guard me so it doesn’t really matter. But Avery and...
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Tyler Zeller can fill the void of Jared Sullinger

I’ve always liked Tyler Zeller, even when he played for North Carolina. Having him back on the Celtics roster is a good thing for Boston moving forward and while retaining him wasn't the sexy, blockbuster move we had all envisioned, it makes perfect sense.His two-year deal, as reported by Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald, is worth $16 million with a team-option on the second...
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Paul Pierce plans on returning for a final season with the Los Angeles Clippers

It seems as if we've gone over this same song and dance multiple times this summer. However, according to the most recent reports, Paul Pierce is indeed planning on coming back for a 19th NBA season with the Los Angeles Clippers. Via ESPN.com:Although it isn't written in stone, Paul Pierce has decided to return to the NBA for a 19th season, league sources told the Orange County Register...
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Video: Top 5 "underrated" games on the Celtics' 2016-17 schedule, plus which is most intriguing?

Video courtesy of Celtics.comOne that didn't make the list: Boston's second game of the year, when the Celtics visit the Bulls for Chicago's opener.  Here's what I wrote for ESPN.com's Celtics Summer Forecast regarding the most intriguing matchup on the schedule:It's the first TNT game of the season and the whole country will be watching. Not only that, but it's also the debut of...
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Five new hobbies for NBA fans

With the 2016-2017 season being a few months away, most NBA fans are tearing out their hair while waiting in anticipation. Sadly, we cannot speed up time! But in the meantime, why not try out some new hobbies that will keep you entertained until the new season starts? They do say that times flies when you are having fun! We have hand-picked five specific hobbies that you, as a Basketball...
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How not dealing for a superstar may be the Celtics' best long-term plan

At this point in the offseason, it appears more than likely that a blockbuster trade isn't happening for the Celtics.  Jimmy Butler, Blake Griffin, Russell Westbrook and DeMarcus Cousins aren't coming to Boston.  As the C's enter Year 4 of their rebuilding process, Danny Ainge continues to be extremely patient.  He's held on to all of his most-prized assets, saying that the right...
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How the Celtics have fared against good and bad teams in the Brad Stevens era

We all know that the Celtics have improved every year since Brad Stevens has taken the reigns as Head Coach. CSNNE's Celtics Twitter account put out a great look at how they've improved record wise against good and bad teams with each progressing season. The splits are pretty impressive, and hopefully the trend continues, and the C's can manifest it into winning Brad's first playoff...
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Isaiah Thomas: 'The NBA's excited. Boston's almost back,' also thinks highly of Gerald Green

Isaiah Thomas recently hosted a youth basketball camp in Reading, MA.  In addition to swatting kids' jumpers into the stands, Thomas took some time out to speak to the media.  He's clearly pleased with the direction the Celtics are heading, and in particular Boston's large number of national TV appearances in 2016-17.Via Chris Forsberg of ESPN.com, Thomas said:The NBA knows we...
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What the Hell Happened to...Nate Driggers?

"I can always show my son my Boston Celtics jersey that shows, no matter if I never make it back again, I did it. I lived out my dream and not too many people can say that.." - Nate Driggers before hitting the court to practice with the American Basketball Association's Calgary Drillers, December 11, 2004 After attending Corliss HS and growing up in Chicago, Nate would become the...
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What do all the National TV games mean for the Celtics?

So what do all these National TV games mean for next season? Well it simply means, the Celtics are back, and that's due in large part to the man pictured above, Al Horford. Acquiring Horford and getting better as a team last year has helped the Celtics appear more frequently on National TV. You can look at the stats for yourself. Just two years ago, the team had one National TV appearance...
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