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Celtics hold first pre-Draft workouts of 2015, plan to workout LSU forward Jordan Mickey

The Boston Celtics worked out six players last Wednesday, getting an early look at prospects before next month's NBA Draft. Celtics draft workout list today: pic.twitter.com/RRWXaFohWM— Chris Forsberg (@ESPNForsberg) May 20, 2015None of these guys are being projected to be drafted very high, if at all. They're likely late second rounders at best, but Celtics' general manager...
Via Celtics Life
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: Potential draft day trade-up targets

As the NBA Draft nears, the Boston Celtics are diligently examining the players on their big board and finalizing the short list of prospects they will be looking to select when their name is called on draft day. While this should be a strong draft class, the talent pool is a little top heavy, as there are only 7 or 8 truly elite prospects. The Celtics, who have two picks in the...
Via isportsweb.com
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: The greatest 4th-quarter comeback in NBA playoff history was 13 years ago today

Celtics vs. Nets, May 25, 2002.  The 4th-quarter score read 41-16, Celtics.  I don't remember ever seeing anyone get to the rim the way Paul Pierce did in that final period.Follow Mark Vandeusen on Twitter @LucidSportsFan
Via Celtics Life
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jared Sullinger wishes you would believe in him

[begin sarcasm]No matter how many years Jared Sullinger remains at an inflated playing weight, people keep thinking he will continue weighing in heavy. No matter how many conditioning-related injuries he suffers, people keep assuming he will deal with more conditioning-related injuries. People can be so ridiculous to assume that the past is a reasonable predictor of the present....
Via Celtics Life
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas: Danny Ainge wants my input on free agents

It sounds like Isaiah Thomas will be adding the title of NBA recruiter to his resume this summer. The Boston Celtics plan to be big players in free agency this offseason, and Danny Ainge, the team’s president of basketball operations, is seeking the help of his No. 1 scorer. “Danny said if there’s any free agent out there I’m interested in, to let him know,” Thomas...
Via NESN.com
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Ask Isaiah Thomas To Help With Free Agents

Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics will seek the help of Isaiah Thomas in identifying free agent targets this offseason. “Danny said if there’s any free agent out there I’m interested in, to let him know,” Thomas said by telephone. “That has me excited. For him to ask for my input means a lot, because it means I’m definitely, right now, a part of the future, and they...
Via RealGM
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge asks Isaiah Thomas for help in free agency

Despite being a Boston Celtic for only a few short months, President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge is asking guard Isaiah Thomas who the team should target in free agency.In Adam Himmelsbach's piece today in the Boston Globe,“Danny said if there’s any free agent out there I’m interested in, to let him know,” Thomas said by telephone. “That has me excited. For him...
Via Celtics Life
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Isaiah Thomas has Danny’s ear in free agency

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. Isaiah Thomas has played for three NBA teams in just over one year, so he understands the fickle nature of his industry. Even though the point guard was the catalyst behind the Celtics’ improbable resurgence...
Via Red's Army
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Celtics are Completing the Process

The Boston Celtics are in a rebuilding process. Most back seat GMs were calling for the end of the Celtic lore when they traded Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to Brooklyn two season ago. Yet, two short seasons later, fresh faced coach Brad Stevens has turned a project into a playoff team. Doubling their win total in his second season at the helm, they snuck into the playoffs as...
Via TopSportsReport
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The Celtics Are Completing the Process (3 Prospects they Should Target)

The Boston Celtics are in a rebuilding process. Most back seat GMs were calling for the end of the Celtic lore when they traded Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to Brooklyn two season ago. Yet, two short seasons later, fresh faced coach Brad Stevens has turned a project into a playoff team. Doubling their win total in his second season at the helm, they snuck into the playoffs as...
Via TopSportsReport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Tyler Zeller 2014-15 highlights

From the Celtics' official YouTube channel:Follow Mark Vandeusen on Twitter @LucidSportsFan
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Jared Sullinger is eating and saying the right things (for now)

RT @BindnerDylan: 2 years in a row of meeting @Jared_Sully0 pic.twitter.com/lc7IV81z4R — Jared Sullinger (@Jared_Sully0) May 23, 2015 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. “I think it’s just, they want me to go one step further,” he said...
Via Red's Army
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bob Ryan: Kevin Love deserves a “major mulligan” for this season, Boston Celtics should pursue

Via CLNS Radio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: Start Isaiah Thomas Next Season?

Source: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images North America By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… If you watched the Celtics with Isaiah Thomas, there is no doubting that he is easily their best player. However, he was used as a sixth man and I think that no team’s best offensive player should be a reserve, it just doesn’t make sense, as they wont get the minutes they should...
Via HoopStuff
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Incredibleness of Strat-O-Matic Basketball

Long before the cutting-edge technology video games of today, and slightly before the inaugural Lakers vs Celtics and the NBA Playoffs rolled out for Sega Genesis, there was a board game that if you were a basketball fan, you absolutely had to play.  It involved dice, player cards and game cards.  And it was the most realistic thing going.  Do you remember Strat-O-Matic basketball...
Via Celtics Life
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Avery Bradley not just getting better on the court

Avery Bradley had one of the best years of his career this past season, but his numbers and performance on the court weren't his only concentration. As one of the best players on an improbable playoff team, Bradley had to help carry his Celtics during games and in the locker room.Now, it appears he's getting better at it. And even after failing to make an All-Defense team, he's holding...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics News & Notes From May 22: Celtics Interested in DeMarre Carroll; Kosta Koufos Is A Possibility; Justin Anderson A Fan Of Brad Stevens

Via CLNS Radio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics slighted in FiveThirtyEight rankings of greatest teams

Nate Silver and his team of brainiacs at FiveThirtyEight have released new rankings of the best NBA teams of all-time. And here’s the top 10…   One Celtics team in the top 10? 17 championship teams and one makes the top 10??? Before I start spouting off, let’s look at the criteria: The ratings depend only on the final score of each game and where it was played (home-court...
Via Red's Army
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Team President Rich Gotham speaks on Celtics' future, 'we're further ahead than we though'

Celtics.com's Marc D'Amico recently sat down with Rich Gotham.  The topics of conversation included Gotham's faith in Danny Ainge, executing the rebuilding plan, pleasing the fans and luring free agents. Follow Mark Vandeusen on Twitter @LucidSportsFan
Via Celtics Life
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where the Celtics will target DeMarre Carroll in free agency

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. The Boston Celtics are on “a long list of teams already prepared to pursue” impending free agent DeMarre Carroll this summer, according to Sean Deveney of the Sporting News. Deveney reported Thursday that...
Via Red's Army
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics Draft History: Nights to Remember

Part 1 of a 6 part series looking back at some memorable NBA draft nights for this Celtic fan.
Via CLNS Radio
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics prioritizing re-signing SF Jae Crowder

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The Boston Celtics surprised the NBA this past season and were able to make it to the NBA Playoffs. Unfortunately, they ran into the Cleveland Cavaliers and were swept out of the playoffs immediately. According to a report from Adam Himmelsbach, the Celtics have prioritized re-signing small forward Jae Crowder this coming offseason. Celtics pres...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics owner Pagliuca takes over Boston's 2024 Olympic bid

BOSTON (AP) The group leading the bid to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston is shaking up its management. Boston Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca is taking over the bid committee, replacing construction magnate John Fish. The group is trying to revive its chances of bringing the Summer Games to the city after early stumbles left the USOC second-guessing its decision to pick Boston...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens in spotlight during ESPN Radio appearance

Continuing his rise in the ranks of respected NBA coaches, Brad Stevens joined Mike & Mike on ESPN Radio this morning to discuss a wide array of basketball topics. The Celtics’ young mentor weighed in on the use of analytics in the NBA, the best strategy for defending Stephen Curry and the Warriors, how teams approach the draft, and the potential effects of the college...
Via Red's Army
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics Have Eyes On Willie Cauley-Stein, ‘Very Open’ To Trading Up

The Boston Celtics could be in the market for a rim-protecting center. Sources told CSNNE’s A. Sherrod Blakely recently that the Celtics are “very open” to trading up in the upcoming NBA draft and could have their sights set on Kentucky product Willie Cauley-Stein. Boston already interviewed Cauley-Stein at the NBA combine. The center is projected...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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