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Revisiting rumors about bringing Paul Pierce back to Boston; Kevin Garnett might want to come too

Earlier this summer, former Boston Celtics captain Paul Pierce was weighing his options regarding retirement. However, sources indicated yesterday that Pierce has decided stick around and suit up for his 19th season in the NBA in 2016-2017: Paul Pierce is planning on returning to the Clippers for the 2016-17 season, his 19th in the NBA, per source. — Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) July...
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Does James Young just not get it? Will he? Can he? Please?

James Young wearing his jersey of choiceAs of today, James Young appears to be in a battle for the 15th roster spot for this upcoming Celtic season. It will be his 3rd year in the league, and even though he is not yet 21 years old, it feels like a big disappointment. Young was the 17th pick two years ago, the young gunner with tremendous upside. While he has torn up the D-league...
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Battle for Celtics' 15th roster spot: RJ Hunter or James Young won't make the team?

This will all likely change with Danny Ainge's next move, but for the time being there are 11 Celtics players who are locks to be on the 15-man roster in 2016-17:Potential Starters (1-5)Isaiah ThomasAvery BradleyJae CrowderAmir JohnsonAl HorfordSecond Unit (6-10)Terry RozierMarcus SmartJaylen BrownJonas JerebkoKelly Olynyk(11) Tyler Zeller - You don't cut a guy you just signed...
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ESPN forecast predicts the Celtics to finish tied for 2nd in the East

Each year, a panel of writers at ESPN attempts to predict the records of each NBA team in a 1-15 (East and West) format. This year, your Boston Celtics are predicted to tie for second place with the Toronto Raptors with a 51-31 record, improving from last season's 48-34. ESPN Summer Forecast debuts with Celtics predicted to finish second in the East.
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Brad Stevens wants Boston to "fly around" the court next season. What lineups could work?

Brad Stevens is not a pilot, but he is first in command as the head coach for the Boston Celtics. So when he says he wants his team to play fast and “fly around” the court, the Celtics better do so. Brad Stevens on the plan for next year: "One of the things we're really gonna try to do is fly around." — Jay King (@ByJayKing) July 11, 2016Who doesn’t want to play fast? After...
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Celtics top Larry Sanders' "Where Should I Play" poll

So this afternoon in a very "Larry Sanders-ish" move, former Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders tweeted out this: Which team do you believe will utilize my skills the best??🤔 — L8 Show (@LarrySanders) July 25, 2016We touched on the possibility of bringing Sanders in recently and the sentiment remains the same. He fills a pretty significant need as a young (27 years old) defensive...
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Video: Boston Celtics 2015-2016 Highlights

A look back at the 2015-2016 season.
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What will Gerald Green's role be on the Celtics?

With the recents signing of old friend Gerald Green, many Celtics fans are wondering what his role will be this coming season. With Jae Crowder and Jaylen Brown as the number one and two Small Forwards on the depth chart, and with Marcus Smart, Avery Bradley and Terry Rozier taking up time at shooting guard, there isn't a lot of room for Green to play in. The 30-year-old wingman...
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Video: Guerschon Yabusele summer league highlights

It may be awhile before Celtics fans get another look at Guerschon Yabusele (he's headed to China to play for the Shanghai Sharks), but the No. 16 pick in the draft gave us a taste of his potential in Utah and Las Vegas:Follow Mark Van Deusen on Twitter @LucidSportsFan Click here for more recent Celtics videos
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Celtics 'will not give up much' for Jahlil Okafor, but still trying to make moves

Even after the addition of Gerald Green and the re-signing of Tyler Zeller, the Celtics are still hoping for more: Per source, the Celtics are still aggressively trying to make trades. Today's agreements do not mean that they're done for the summer. — Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) July 23, 2016As for a potential trade with the 76ers for Jahlil Okafor, Boston reportedly isn...
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Celtics re-sign Tyler Zeller; agree to terms with Demetrius Jackson

Over the past few weeks rumors have swirled that Danny Ainge and the Celtics weren't done making moves. It's not exactly what the C's faithful were hoping for but on Saturday the team officially announced the re-signing of Tyler Zeller. The club also game to terms with second-round pick Demetrius Jackson: The Celtics have agreed to guaranteed deals w/Gerald Green, Tyler Zeller,...
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Massachusetts politician makes plea for Boston to host the 2017 NBA All-Star Game

In light of the NBA pulling the 2017 NBA All-Star Game from Charlotte due a controversial North Carolina law restricting bathroom use to transgenders, Massachusetts Speaker of the House Bob DeLeo tweeted his hopes of next year's event landing in Boston. Bring the #AllStarGame to MA, where we recently advanced civil rights with #transgender law https://t.co/KbleclQeaW https://t.co...
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Celtics to sign former draft pick and dunk champ Gerald Green

This is a bit of a surprise: The @celtics will sign free-agent guard Gerald Green, a source told Sporting News. — Sean Deveney (@SeanDeveney) July 23, 2016Deveny reports that it's a one-year guaranteed deal, although the terms are not yet disclosed.  Boston took Green with the 18th pick in the 2005 draft, but the highlight of his Celtics tenure was a slam dunk contest championship...
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Tyler Zeller listed as fifth best free agent available, will he return to Boston?

According to Kevin Pelton of ESPN, forward Tyler Zeller is the fifth best remaining free agent available, but the market out there for him is fairly thin.After the Celtics extended a qualifying offer worth $3.7 million, is it possible they can actually keep him on the roster for that small of a cap hit?By the looks of things, it's certainly not out of the realm of possibility. There...
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RJ Hunter is trying to bulk up

RJ Hunter is trying to put on some weight before the NBA season gets started. Definitely one of the slimmest guys on the roster, RJ is going to have to put in some work if he truly wants to hit the goal that he and Celtics strength coach Bryan Doo seem to have made, via Jay King of MassLive: @hunter_games28 getting the work in. Going back where it started for him GSTATE! #startedatthebottomno...
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Videos: Complete Jaylen Brown summer league highlights (long and short versions)

After closing summer league on a high note by putting up 20+ points in his last three games, Jaylen Brown earned All Vegas 2nd Team honors.  Below are two Brown highlight videos--the first only includes made baskets while the second also features the many, many times he got fouled but didn't convert the bucket:RELATED: Summer League Celtics: Player Power RankingsFollow Mark Van...
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Jae Crowder is NOT happy with Kevin Durant

By now, everyone knows the signing heard round the NBA of Kevin Durant heading to the Golden State Warriors, but perspectives on the move have been trickling in since the fourth of July when KD announced his decision. Most recent player to drop his opinion? Jae Crowder. Via CSNNE:  Crowder wasn't happy with how the pitch meeting went down. According to Tom Westerholm of MassLive...
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We just can't stop making fun of the Nets...

Yesterday, the Nets held a press conference to introduce their offseason signings, which for their fans must've been about the saddest thing ever.  This tweet probably didn't help: #WeCameToPlay pic.twitter.com/RwyjvJL6VJ — Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) July 20, 2016Let's start with the hashtag: How stupid do they think people are?  I can't imagine anyone could read that and...
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Guerschon Yabusele to play in China for the Shanghai Sharks

As previously speculated, 20 year old Guerschon Yabusele, the Boston Celtics' 16th overall draft pick, will be playing overseas in 2016-2017. According to the Boston Globe's Adam Himmelsbach, Yabusele has agreed to a 1 year deal with the Chinese Basketball Association's Shanghai Sharks, and could make up to $1.5 million: Celtics forward Guerschon Yabusele, the 16th overall pick...
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Can Terry Rozier be Evan Turner's replacement?

Evan Turner's departure for Portland has left a void in the Celtics rotation for another playmaker that can come off the bench for the Celtics. However, the C's may not have to look far for one as Terry Rozier's emergence during the NBA Summer League has given hope that he can be a key part of the team this year. Through six games in the Summer League, Rozier averaged 20 PPG, 5.3...
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Abdel Nader: No longer under the radar

When the Boston Celtics drafted Abdel Nader with the 58th overall pick in the second round of the 2016 NBA Draft, many Celtic fans were still trying to figure out who Guerschon Yabusele was. To say that Nader flew under the radar on draft day is an understatement. But his performances during Summer League have been anything but. The 6-foot-6 inch, 22 year old forward out of Iowa...
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Jonas Jerebko happy to still be in Boston, could he be the shooter Celtics are looking for?

In a move that wasn't even really a move, earlier this month the Celtics retained the services of Jonas Jerebko (for one year at $5 million) when they allowed his non-guaranteed contract to become guaranteed for 2016-17.While supporting the summer league squad in Las Vegas, Jerebko spoke about how pleased he is to remain a Celtic: "I know I wanted to be back and I know they wanted...
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ESPN Insiders say J.R. Smith could be a viable option for the Celtics

In his ranking of the best remaining free agents available, ESPN Insider Kevin Pelton mapped how the Celtics could clear enough room to get Cleveland shooting guard J.R. Smith. Insider's @kpelton wonders if Celts could go after best remaining free agent: JR Smith. https://t.co/xYt25H13Gs pic.twitter.com/5Gdb4VfF4O — Chris Forsberg (@ESPNForsberg) July 20, 2016Considering his rep...
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Video: Jaylen Brown on finishing at the rim and other things he learned in summer league

Throughout summer league play, Jaylen Brown drove to the the hoop time and time again, often getting to the free-throw line but rarely converting the bucket.  At the end of the interview below (with Amanda Pflugrad of Celtics.com) Brown mentions "finishing at the rim" as something he wants to work on.  This quote probably sums it up best:I can get to the basket whenever I want...
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Afternoon Delight Exclusive: KD Meeting TB12

During the Celtics' failed recruitment meeting with Kevin Durant, the team brought in one of KD's favorite athletes, Tom Brady, to help make the pitch.  KD got so excited that he said, "I was just ready to say, 'All right, let's go.  I'm ready to go (to the Celtics),' seeing Tom Brady there."We had no idea about how excited he was until this exclusive photo emerged of KD (and Ted...
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