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Isaiah Thomas wants to be best little guy to ever play basketball

Isaiah Thomas has big expectations for the Celtics this season. Isaiah Thomas wants to build on last year: "We've got a really talented team. Especially in the East we can make some noise." — Jay King (@ByJayKing) September 2, 2015 But, the bigger and maybe loftier goal is what he told Jay King of MassLive.com when at the Roslindale Community Center, During a Wednesday afternoon...
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Doc Rivers says Paul Pierce's decision came down to Clippers or Celtics

Paul hugs Doc after the Celts defeat the Detroit Pistons in Game 6 to win the 2008 Eastern Conference Finals.The Los Angeles Clippers made some big offseason moves, maintaining their monster shot-blocker and re-shaping their bench. Among the acquisitions made GM/coach Doc Rivers is former Celtic Paul Pierce. Pierce was huge for the Washington Wizards in playoffs, burying the Raptors...
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Terry Rozier seems pretty confident about his abilities in Twitter Q&A

Each Tuesday, Celtics rookie Terry Rozier encourages fans to ask him questions on Twitter (he calls them #TerryTuesdays).  Yesterday, Rozier responded with some playful confidence to a pair of inquiries about his NBA expectations: @willywonka_19 does an elevator goes up and down? — Terry Rozier (@T_Rozzay3) September 1, 2015 @OfficialNawaz GOAT — Terry Rozier (@T_Rozzay3) September...
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Video: Jordan Mickey highlight mix

It's a rare thing to have a second-round draft pick enter training camp with the expectations we've got for Jordan Mickey.  If he earns his money, Mickey could be the C's best second-rounder since Dino Radja in 1989.Follow Mark Vandeusen on Twitter @LucidSportsFan
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Celtics have opened up contract talks with Zeller and Sullinger

The Celtics have opened up extension talks with both Tyler Zeller and Jared Sullinger, according to the Boston Globe.C's president of basketball operations Danny Ainge told Adam Himmelsbach that the team will continue to have discussions all they way into October. “Obviously, those are two guys that we like moving forward,” Ainge said. “So, yeah, there will be more discussions...
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Last year's trades with Detroit and Dallas look better every day for Boston

The Celtics made a few trades during last season, but two of them in particular have already paid off for them, and will continue to do so in he future. Danny Ainge traded away the only "star" involved in any of the transactions in Rajon Rondo, and as more time passes, the better and better it looks. In the Dallas trade, the Celtics gave up Rondo and Dwight Powell. We all know what...
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Evan Turner should be Boston's odd man out

The Celtics have too many guaranteed contracts, one needs to go before the season opens up against Philadelphia. So I ask, why can’t it be Evan Turner? Sure, Turner did resurrect his career in dramatic fashion to become a vital force in the Celtics lineup as the point forward last year. While streaky at times, he did put up some gaudy box scores and his offensive versatility came...
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Celtics extend partnership with Red Claws three more seasons

Seven-foot center Fab Melo was an absolute monster with the Red Claws, but couldn't put it together for the Celts.According to the Red Claws Twitter handle, the Celtics have extended their partnership with the D-League affiliate team for three more seasons: The Red Claws and @celtics agree to three-year extension - through 2017-18! A great day for #CrustaceanNation! pic.twitter.com...
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Sports Illustrated ranks Isaiah Thomas 88th-best player in NBA, he isn't pleased

Ben Golliver and Rob Mahoney of Sports Illustrated compiled an extensive ranking of the "Top 100 NBA Players for 2016," with numbers 100-51 released today.  Isaiah Thomas checks in at No. 88, and Amir Johnson is right behind him at No. 89.They are the only two Celtics players on the list.  Let's think about that for a quick second--barring the astonishing revelation that somebody...
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A picture a day to keep the summer doldrums away- 8/31/15

On the 31st and final day of August, we remember #31, Amazing Grace Smith, played by Alex English.  Yes the legendary English got to suit-up for a pre-season game in the Fall of 1986, despite being under contract with the Denver Nuggets for the movie Amazing Grace and Chuck.  It's a really cool story about the history behind that experience of English wearing the green and white...
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Did you know Perry Jones averaged 22.7 points for a three-game stretch before getting hurt last year?

Over his three seasons in the NBA, Perry Jones has averaged just 3.4 points in 11.7 minutes per game.  It's generally assumed that unless Danny Ainge puts together another trade, Jones won't even make the Celtics 15-man roster this year.But before writing him off completely, it's worth remembering he once did this:October 30, 2014: Jones poured in 32 points on 10-for-17 shooting...
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A picture a day to keep the summer doldrums away- 8/30/15

What's that picture you say?  An alternate time-line of the Eastern Conference Finals vs the Cavs in 1992.  Man, did Bias and Lewis play great together as the Celtics swept Cleveland on their way to the Finals vs Portland.  Who remembers Larry's sick alley-oop pass to Len?Sigh.Speaking of Bias, keep an eye out for next May on CelticsLife.  In the 30 days leading up to the 30th...
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Isaiah Thomas is our rim protector

When you're five foot nothing, a hundred and nothing and a man a foot taller than you tries to dunk a basketball, that's a mismatch.Don't tell that to Isaiah Thomas. The man has more than enough athletic ability to compensate. Check out 5'9 @Isaiah_Thomas rejecting a dunk attempt by 6'8 Trevor Ariza #DrewLeagueVsSeattleProAm pic.twitter.com/pTB9SUjzIs — Ballislife.com (@Ballislife...
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A picture a day to keep the summer doldrums away- 8/29/15

We all know Paul Pierce is a Celtics legend, and until recently, was only known as being a Celtic.  So you could imagine if this was a Nets or Wizards or Clippers shirt.  But the Nuggets?  This picture is actually from Pierce's 1998 draft workout with the Nuggets.  Denver instead opted to select Raef LaFrentz.  The Celtics gladly scooped up Pierce at #10.Each day in August...
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Video: R.J. Hunter highlights that make you think the Celtics just drafted Steph Curry II

Happy Friday Celtics fans!  Sit back and enjoy: Follow Mark Vandeusen on Twitter @LucidSportsFan
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VIDEO: Isaiah Thomas playing basketball with Floyd Mayweather

Apparently we have Floyd Mayweather to thank for Isaiah Thomas' skills on the court.The two friends played a few pick up games as part of Showtimes All Access.The Celtics guard gave the undefeated boxer a few L's and had a fair amount of trash talk in between buckets.Important to note thought, I'm a huge fan of trash talking. Put Flyod on my team any day.Need that kind of intensity...
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A picture a day to keep the summer doldrums away- 8/28/15

KC Jones and Larry Bird, at a Celtics' championship parade. As good as the 1980s Celtics were, I feel they would've won more titles in another decade (90s or 00s).  The East was really tough for so many of those years.Each day in August, Celticslife will post a Celtics-related picture, one you may possibly have never even seen before.
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Is Tyler Zeller worth a 4-year, $40-million extension?

The Celtics acquired Tyler Zeller from the Cleveland Cavaliers as part of a salary dump that helped them sign Lebron James last summer. Zeller's overachievement as starting center helped the team make the playoffs but his contract expires at the end of the 2015-16 season. He’s extension eligible, however; along with fellow 2012 draft picks Jared Sullinger and Perry Jones, but the...
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Some ESPN forcasters think the Celtics could make a big jump in the standings in 2015-16

In 2013-14, the Celtics went 25-57.  To the great surprise of just about everyone, the C's increased their win total by 15 games last year and finished 40-42.  Is it possible Boston could take a similar leap once again in 2015-16?  A few ESPN forecasters seem to think so.In their Team Turnaround poll picking "the franchise poised to make the biggest jump in the standings relative...
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A picture a day to keep the summer doldrums away- 8/27/15

On the 27th of August we remember #27, back-up guard Kevin Stacom.  Kevin was part of this photo shoot too where we couldn't identify who this guy was.  Maybe he can fill us in on who that #33 was?!  For more on Kevin today read here.Each day in August, Celticslife will post a Celtics-related picture, one you may possibly have never even seen before.
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Early mock draft has Celtics making three picks in the first round, including two back-to-back

ESPN Insider Chad Ford put out a "Way Too Early Mock Draft" because why not?Ford predicts where each team will finish the regular season and who they will select. For the Celtics, Ford has them picking guys at No. 7, No. 15 and No. 16.At No. 7, he has the Celtics taking small forward Malik Pope out of San Diego State.(via Nets) | The Nets sent this pick to the Celtics as part of...
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Jared Sullinger ranked among NBA's most likely to break out

As the offseason settled down after free agency, one of the only Celtics generating any "news" has been Jared Sullinger leaking footage of himself working out on the Internet. And, honestly, NBA2K16 didn't exactly do the Celtics big man any favors with their likeness of number 7. But this week, something new and different was spotted online, a Sporting News feature that lumps Jared...
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Amir Johnson shows off impressive jumper on the move

New Celtic Amir Johnson posted this video clip on his facebook page yesterday: Posted by Amir Johnson on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 And he's wearing a backpack no less!  These PhunkeeDuck things are becoming all the rage now.  It wouldn't surprise me if there's an entire pickup game full of NBA guys playing on them somewhere.I can't quite tell if Johnson was behind the three...
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A picture a day to keep the summer doldrums away- 8/26/15

From left to right: Red, Ramsey, Loscy, Russell, Heinsohn and Cousy.  Everyone but Loscutoff is in the Hall of Fame.How cool are those t-shirts?  Anyone ever see them for sale anywhere?Each day in August, Celticslife will post a Celtics-related picture, one you may possibly have never even seen before.
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Celtics should monitor the Bradley Beal situation

The Washington Wizards do not want to give its number 3 overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, Bradley Beal, a max contract. At least right now. According to J. Michael of CSN Washington, the Wizards are telling the three year vet to prove it in 2016. Bradley Beal has made it clear. He thinks he’s a max player, and that’s what he wants. I’ve talked to people on both sides all...
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