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David Lee comes to the Boston Celtics a new kind of leader for the team

Leadership: ”a process of social influence in which a person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task”, so says Wikipedia. To me, leadership has always been about showing and telling. Power Forward David Lee was officially introduced by the Boston Celtics on Monday after it was announced he was dealt to the green team weeks ago on July...
Via Celtics Life
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

LeBron says Celtics are in top 5 most difficult defensive assigments

Clearly choosing this hat did not cross LeBron's mind when deciding what was difficult to defendTuesday night on Twitter, LeBron James hosted an "ask me anything" question and answer session. Like many celebrity AMA's, many of the fun and interesting questions went unanswered. A couple of the more straightforward ones that did end up being answered had to do with our Celtics. Boston...
Via Celtics Life
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Why the Boston Celtics won free agency this summer

The Boston Celtics didn't land a star free agent this summer, but they still did an incredible job improving their team. They acquired talent at a low cost, and didn't waste cap space by splurging on an overpay. The result of their patience is a roster filled with tradable contracts. Here's a look at why all their moves were smart, including Jae Crowder's contract, which should...
Via Fox Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge says Perry Jones is 'a different type of player than we have in the frontcourt right now'

The Boston Celtics have a loaded frontcourt, with over half a dozen players on guaranteed contracts who can all step in and produce in Brad Stevens' system.On the surface, Perry Jones is one in the crowd, but the 23-year-old has a body and skill-set that doesn't grow on trees. Here's what general manager Danny Ainge has to say about his newest acquisition, per ESPN Boston's Chris...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Celtics were free agency winners

A few weeks ago, everybody was freaking out about a supposedly stalled rebuild and the lack of firew…. ah, nevermind… While some people are still not happy with how things have gone, the doom and gloom is far from universal. In fact, ESPN just lumped Boston in with its free agency winners. On the basis of two sneaky-good moves by Danny Ainge and company, the Celtics have laid...
Via Red's Army
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Celtics All-“Number Still In Circulation” Team

Amir Johnson is one of Boston’s newest Celtics. As a new member of the team, he gets to pick a new number. But, his options were a bit limited because, as he said… Every number 1-34 is basically retired. My first initial number, I picked No. 5, but I know there was going to kind of be some controversy with that because Kevin Garnett won a championship. So I knew that was pretty...
Via Red's Army
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics have more flexibility next summer thanks to Jae Crowder's contract

Next summer will be a feeding frenzy in free agency, thanks to the rising salary cap and boat load of talented options to choose from—not as many as originally thought, but there are still more than a few nice players on the market.The Boston Celtics will be in on the fun, and have a bunch of cap space to fill. But you can never have enough when so many other teams are playing...
Via Fox Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James praises Boston Celtics' offense

LeBron James did a Twitter Q&A a couple days ago. It in, someone asked him which teams are the hardest for him to defend. It's a simple question that should yield a list of the best offenses in the league; the most efficient units that typically shred opposing defenses with high-octane star power and a slew of shot makers. But instead, James threw a curveball:Including the...
Via Fox Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics News & Notes from July 30: Jae Crowder's Contract Revealed, LeBron James Credits Celtics Defense and More

Via CLNS Radio
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where LeBron continues to praise the Celtics

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.   @nathanmedi SA, GS, Bos, Atl, Mia offense — LeBron James (@KingJames) July 28, 2015 James has lauded Brad Stevens’ coaching before. Assuming the four-time MVP is discussing present times in his response...
Via Red's Army
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Smart best highlights from 2015 Summer League

As the Boston Celtics look to improve in the Eastern Conference, Marcus Smart showed off his basketball ability during the Summer League. Over the Summer League, Smart averaged over sixteen points, dished out over four assists, and had over two steals per game. Check out some of his best highlights from the Summer League in the below video compilation: *** Smart Summer League Highlights...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
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Boston Celtics forward on strange number: 'The '90s were good'

The Boston Celtics came to an agreement with Amir Johnson a few weeks ago, but his official signing didn't happen until Monday, when the team held an introductory press conference.It was here Johnson first revealed what number he'll wear in Boston: 90. A strange choice. But Johnson's decision to wear it makes sense. Here's what he told reporters in attendance, per ESPN Boston's Chris...
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Looking at the Boston Celtics all-time starting five

The Boston Celtics are the most successful organization in basketball history. They've had some incredibly talented players and seen unbelievable success. But of all who've worn Celtics green, which five players should crack the team's all-time starting lineup?Some choices are easy, like Bill Russell at center. But a few others are incredibly difficult. You can look at the team Yahoo...
Via Fox Sports
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What will the Boston Celtics' bench look like?

The Boston Celtics could have one of the best benches in the entire league next season. Led by Isaiah Thomas, arguably the team's best player, the Celtics are ocean deep. The only problem is their starting lineup isn't much better than the backups. But Brad Stevens can work with what he has. Here's a look at who the first five guys off the bench will be, according to the Celtics...
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Video: Amir Johnson explains why he chose No. 90, talks about his offense and 3-PT shooting

Amir Johnson: "I definitely know the fans will love me." — Jay King (@ByJayKing) July 27, 2015RELATED: Amir Johnson played for the Celtics once beforeFollow Mark Vandeusen on Twitter @LucidSportsFan
Via Celtics Life
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Celtics Roster Projection: The 2nd Unit

With all the contracts signed and trades done, how the rotations shake out are back in the news today. Last week we made our predictions and projections for the Celtics starters, so now we’ll dive into the second unit. Last season, Boston used a high energy bench mob led by Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder to propel themselves to a 24-12 record during the second half of the season...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Jae Crowder talks about Celtics future, wanting to stay in Boston; 'The sky's the limit'

After the Celtics' press conference on Monday, Jae Crowder sat down with Amanda Pflugrad and Marc D'Amico:Follow Mark Vandeusen on Twitter @LucidSportsFan
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago  |  Discuss

An updated look at how many draft picks the Boston Celtics actually own

The Boston Celtics have a ton of draft picks at their disposal. They essentially own the Brooklyn Nets' future and have incoming protected first rounders from places like Memphis and Dallas, too. Really, there's way too many draft picks for anyone to keep track off the top of their head, which is why the team was nice enough to pass out an updated list during Monday's introductory...
Via Fox Sports
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Amir Johnson on choosing number 90: “Every number 1-34 is basically retired”

The Boston Celtics signed one of the most underrated players in the NBA off-season in forward Amir Johnson. The former Toronto Raptors will bring a different attitude into the Celtics locker room full of young players. Johnson plays his heart out on both ends of the court which has gotten him a lot of respect around the league. After signing with the Celtics, Johnson ran into a little...
Via No Guts, No Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan Rejected Massive Trade Offer From Boston Celtics

The Charlotte Hornets owner reportedly turned down a trade consisting of four first round picks on draft night.
Via CLNS Radio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics forward Amir Johnson: 'I definitely know the fans will love me'

The Boston Celtics made Amir Johnson their big free agent signing because he plays every possession as if it's his last. He's a sturdy spark plug with talent, someone who changes games on both sides of the ball and undeniably makes his team better. These are just a few of the reasons why Johnson knows he'll be embraced by his new fanbase this season. Here's what he said during Monday...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jae Crowder is back, knee is better, so are the Celtics

Jae Crowder returned to the Boston Celtics yesterday. He is back on a 5 year, $35 million deal, which was agreed on for about a month, and is now official. Crowder did at least have conversations with other teams as he explored the free agency market, but as he said at yesterday's press conference, his heart was always in Boston. Masslive.com's Jay King pulled this quote from the...
Via Celtics Life
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas best highlights from 50 points at Seattle Pro-Am

Over the weekend, Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas showed off his basketball ability at the annual Seattle-Pro Am and he had himself a game to remember. Thomas finished play with fifty points, eleven rebounds, and eight assists as he lead his team to a weekend victory. Check out some of his best highlights in the below video clip: *** Thomas Seattle Pro-Am Highlights [Ball Is...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics News & Notes from July 28: Celtics sign their first-round picks, Danny Ainge introduces new Celtics at press conference; Celtics trade for Zoran Dragic

Via CLNS Radio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: David Lee talks about wide open East, his leadership and excitement to join the Celtics

After his trade to Boston became official yesterday, David Lee sat down with Amanda Pflugrad and Marc D'Amico of Celtics.com:Follow Mark Vandeusen on Twitter @LucidSportsFan
Via Celtics Life
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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