BOSTON CELTICS NEWS

June 4, 1976: the night I became a Boston Celtics Fan

The Greatest NBA game of all time launched a life long love of the NBA and the Boston Celtics.
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Boston Celtics News & Notes from September 1: Celtics open contract talks with Tyler Zeller and Jared Sullinger; Maine Red Claws extend contract with Celtics; Markieff Morris trade rumors?

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Report: Celtics talking to Jared Sullinger and Tyler Zeller about contract extensions

The Boston Celtics have until October 31st to reach an agreement with Tyler Zeller and Jared Sullinger on rookie-scale contract extensions. Celtics President Danny Ainge told the Boston Globe that all parties are talking, and discussion is expected to heat up next month:“'Obviously, those are two guys that we like moving forward,' Ainge said. 'So, yeah, there will be more discussions...
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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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Your Morning Dump… Where Danny Ainge has started contract talks with Zeller, Sullinger

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said he has had preliminary contract talks with the agents for forwards Tyler Zeller and Jared Sullinger. Both players are eligible to be offered extensions...
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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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Jared Sullinger, Tyler Zeller Have Discussed Contract Extensions With Celtics

The Boston Celtics have begun preliminary talks about potential contract extensions for big men Jared Sullinger and Tyler Zeller, according to Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge. “Obviously, those are two guys that we like moving forward,” Ainge told The Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach on Monday. “So, yeah, there will be more discussions with both of them...
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Isaiah Thomas rips list that ranks him 88th-best in NBA

Sports Illustrated on Monday released the first half of its Top 100 NBA Players ranking, and one Boston Celtics guard wasn’t pleased with his position on the list. Isaiah Thomas, who checked in at No. 88, took to Twitter to express his displeasure with the rankings, calling them “a joke.” Sports illustrated Rankings are a JOKE lol. Feels like back in HS when those POLITICAL...
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Boston Celtics extend their relationship with D-League's Maine Red Claws

The Boston Celtics are one of 18 NBA teams that have an exclusive relationship with a D-League team, the Maine Red Claws, and the two franchises have recently agreed to extend their connection through the 2017-18 season, according to the Bangor Daily News.In a press release, Celtics President Danny Ainge had this to say about the extension: "We couldn’t be more excited to continue...
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Boston Celtics News & Notes from August 31: Celtics and Maine Red Claws Reach Contract Extension, SI.com Selects Top 100 and more

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Your Morning Dump… Where Kelly Olynyk is back in action

 Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. As expected, Celtics big man Kelly Olynyk was named to the 12-member Canadian National team that will compete this week in Mexico City in the FIBA Americas Qualifying Tournament in Mexico City. The 7-foot Olynyk...
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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 Takes on Floyd Mayweather

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas and good buddy Floyd Mayweather do battle on the hardwood in a pickup game with an unexpected outcome. Money Mayweather taking a rare loss. The post Isaiah Thomas Takes on Floyd Mayweather appeared first on Hooped Up.
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WATCH: Isaiah Thomas blocks Trevor Ariza in exhibition

If you’ve ever seen Isaiah Thomas play, you know not to be fooled by his diminutive stature. Apparently Trevor Ariza has yet to get that memo. Thomas laced them up for the Seattle Pro-Am squad in an exhibition game against the Drew League on Friday night, and it didn’t take long for him to provide one of the highlights of the summer. Ariza drove baseline and elevated for...
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Isaiah Thomas makes amazing block on Trevor Ariza dunk at Seattle Pro-Am

As we continue onwards into the offseason, the Seattle Pro-Am last night hosted the Drew League in an exhibition game featuring many notable players including James Harden and Zach LaVine. One of those players for the Seattle Pro-Am is Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas and during last night’s performance, he made incredible block on Trevor Ariza attempting a slam dunk: Isaiah...
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Jared Sullinger Enters the Final Year of His Contract with Much to Prove

Jared Sullinger #7 of the Boston Celtics shoots against the Atlanta Hawks during the game on February 11, 2015 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Mandatory Credit: Getty Images/ESPN) Coming out of Ohio State in 2012 as a two-time consensus All-American, there was little doubt that Jared Sullinger had the ability to perform. The issue for many teams boiled down to weight, health...
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Here’s video of Isaiah Thomas beating Floyd Mayweather in basketball… because you’re desperate for basketball

.@celtics guard @Isaiah_Thomas defeats @FloydMayweather in… basketball. ALL ACCESS airs tomorrow at 10:30PM ET/PT. https://t.co/aeAcML5Woz — SHOWTIME SPORTS (@SHOsports) August 27, 2015 I’ll be honest here… I can’t stand Floyd Mayweather. I can’t even stand the idea of him being friends with a guy on my favorite team. But… it’s August, and we’re desperate for...
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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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Which Boston Celtic is most likely to underachieve?

The Boston Celtics have high expectations this season, but that doesn't mean every player on the team will live up to them on an individual level. Here's a look at a few players who could fall short and disappoint in the 2015-16 season, including James Young, who had a wildly discouraging go at the Salt Lake City and Las Vegas Summer Leagues. Here's the consensus from ESPN's Celtics...
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Your Morning Dump… Where expectations are not great for James Young

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Our 16-member panel responded with six names, but it was second-year swingman James Young who topped the polling, appearing on 43.8 percent of the ballots. Offseason acquisition David Lee (25 percent) placed...
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Perry Jones III Given a Fresh Start with the Boston Celtics

Perry Jones III was disapointing for the Oklahoma City Thunder despite his incredible length and athleticism. He will be looking to make an impact for the Boston Celtics this season. 
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