Celtics Rumors & News

  • Brad Stevens continues to contemplate lineup puzzle

    Boston Herald "It would have been nice for Brad Stevens if Kyrie Irving was ready to return tonight when the Celtics host Oklahoma City. But that’s not going to happen. As Stevens has built recent lineups, he has put together a jigsaw puzzle only to watch it get ruined. Then he puts it back together again...." March 20

  • The Story of Kyrie Irving’s Sore Knee Just Got a Little More Complicated

    The Ringer "The Story: Celtics guard Kyrie Irving will seek a second opinion on his left knee after sitting out of Boston’s four most recent games (including Tuesday’s matchup with the Thunder) because of lingering soreness. His issues with the knee trace back to 2015, when he suffered a fracture in the NBA..." March 20

  • Marcus Morris fined $15,000 for verbal abuse of official

    247 Sports "One of the members of the Boston Celtics will be a little lighter in the wallet going forward. On Tuesday, the NBA announced that forward Marcus Morris has been fined $15,000 for verbal abuse of an official. NBA Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Kiki VanDeWeghe also added that..." March 20

  • Marcus Smart Confident He Will Return For Celtics’ Playoff Run

    NESN "It’s been a dark time for the Boston Celtics of late, but Marcus Smart is here to give the C’s a glimmer of hope before the 2018 NBA playoffs begin. Smart recently had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb. While initial reports suggested that Smart might not be able to return..." March 20

  • Rajon Rondo on Ray Allen’s book: ‘He just wants attention’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Ray Allen wrote a book that spills a lot of dirt on Rajon Rondo – how Rondo told Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Allen and other Celtics he carried them to the 2008 title, how Rondo clashed with Doc Rivers. Rondo, via Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe: “He just wants attention,” Rondo said. “I..." March 19

  • Isaiah Thomas Says 'Anything Can Happen' When Asked If He'd Play for Celtics

    Bleacher Report "Despite what was an acrimonious departure from the team, Los Angeles Lakers point guard Isaiah Thomas isn't ready to rule out a return to the Boston Celtics. Thomas responded on Twitter that "anything can happen" when asked if he'd consider signing with the Celtics in the summer: Last..." March 19

  • Ainge says he erred on Hayward 'setback' comment

    Boston Herald "Reports of Gordon Hayward's setback may have been greatly exaggerated. This according to the self-confessed exaggerator, who says now he was mistaken in his choice of words. Though some, including Hayward, are still holding out some measure of hope that he could return this season from the..." March 19

  • Rajon Rondo says Ray Allen 'just wants attention' from latest book excerpts

    CBS Sports "It's safe to say that Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen aren't really friends. Allen's strained relationship with his former teammates is well known up to this point, but the animosity was recently revived when excerpts from Allen's new book were released to the public. Among those excerpts were many..." March 18

  • LeBron to Heckler Asking Him Where Kyrie Irving Is: 'At Your Mama's House'

    Complex "When it comes to responding to hecklers, LeBron James is no novice (in fact, here's a quick list to brush up on) and on Thursday night in Portland he added to that rundown by filling a Blazers fan in on some unfortunate news. Now this particular response takes a little bit of concentration to..." March 17

  • Marcus Smart Undergoing Thumb Surgery, Might Be Possibility For Playoffs

    CBS Boston "It’s a bit of good news and bad news for the Boston Celtics on Friday. The bad news: Marcus Smart needs surgery on his hand. The good news? He may be able to return to the court during the postseason. That’s all according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, who reported the news around midday on..." March 16

  • Celtics came close to trading Paul Pierce for Chris Paul

    Boston "Daryl Morey has apparently coveted Chris Paul for a very long time. According to ESPN reporter Jackie MacMullan, the Houston Rockets general manager has been “chasing” Paul since his days in the Boston Celtics front office — and once got agonizingly close to bringing the future Hall of Fame..." March 16

  • Marcus Smart Heading To New York For Second Opinion On Thumb Injury

    CBS Boston "In search of another opinion on his injured right thumb, Celtics guard Marcus Smart is setting up a trip to New York. That is, if he can ever get out of a snowy Boston. Smart will head to the Big Apple to have another examination done on his right thumb, according to NBA.com’s David..." March 15

  • Kyrie Irving May Need Another Surgery on Knee Injury, Danny Ainge Says

    Bleacher Report "Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving eventually may need to have another surgical procedure done on his left knee. Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said during Thursday's appearance on 98.5 The Sports Hub's Toucher & Rich (via Jay King of MassLive) that the team does expect..." March 15

  • Danny Ainge Reveals Gordon Hayward Recently Suffered Setback In Recovery

    NESN "If Danny Ainge is to be taken at his word, it seems as unlikely as ever that Gordon Hayward returns for the Boston Celtics this season. The C’s president of basketball operations provided a grim update on Hayward’s recovery during an appearance on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Toucher & Rich” on..." March 15

  • Thumb injury could cost Marcus Smart season, coach Brad Stevens says

    ESPN "Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens says guard Marcus Smart will evaluate his treatment options next week before making a decision about how to progress with an injured right thumb but acknowledged that Smart might not return this season. During his weekly appearance Wednesday on Boston sports..." March 14

  • Horford joins laundry list of Celtics inactives vs. Wizards

    The Score "Al Horford has joined the Boston Celtics' preposterously long list of inactives for Wednesday night's nationally televised game against the Washington Wizards. The All-Star center has been ruled out for a second straight game with an illness. He joins Kyrie Irving (knee), Jaylen Brown..." March 14

  • Report: Celtics waiting on second opinion for Marcus Smart

    247 Sports "The Boston Celtics were dealt a brutal blow on Monday from an injury standpoint. Guard Marcus Smart suffered a torn tendon in his right thumb in Sunday's 99-97 loss to the Indiana Pacers. According to Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald, the Celtics are awaiting the second opinion on Smart's..." March 13

  • Why Stephen A. Smith Isn’t Sold On Celtics Or Raptors As East Favorites

    NESN "Stephen A. Smith still isn’t ready to take the plunge. The Cleveland Cavaliers, after a red-hot start with their reconstructed team after the NBA trade deadline, have crashed back to Earth. Losers of six of their last 10 games, the Cavs have slid to fourth in the NBA’s Eastern Conference..." March 13

  • Report: Kyrie Irving dealing with knee tendonitis, won’t miss significant time

    Larry Brown Sports "Kyrie Irving is expected to miss some time this week while he rests his sore left knee, but it does not sound like the injury is any reason for Boston Celtics fans to panic. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Celtics are confident Irving’s knee issue is nothing more than tendonitis and..." March 12

  • Marcus Smart Out Indefinitely With Torn Tendon In Thumb

    Real GM Basketball "Marcus Smart has suffered a torn tendon in his right thumb and will be out indefinitely. Smart will seek additional opinions on his thumb." March 12

  • Ray Allen details feud with Rajon Rondo, Boston exit in new biography

    WEEI Boston "Former Celtic and two-time NBA champion Ray Allen is a lock for the Basketball Hall of Fame later this year, and his upcoming biography "From the Outside: My Journey through Life and the Game I Love” (due out in a couple of weeks) will surely document everything that helped make him one of the..." March 12

  • Daniel Theis To Undergo Season-Ending Surgery

    Hoops Rumors "The Celtics’ frontcourt depth will take a hit the rest of the way, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports, who reports (via Twitter) that Daniel Theis has suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee. Theis will undergo knee surgery and will miss the rest of the season, sources tell..." March 12

  • Kyrie Irving to miss multiple games due to knee soreness

    247 Sports "That No. 1 seed is slipping further and further away from the Boston Celtics. As the Celtics close out the regular season, they'll have to prepare for life without Kyrie Irving. That's because the All-Star point guard will miss multiple games due to knee soreness: Irving sat out the entire..." March 12

  • LeBron disappointed with how Cavs re-worked Kyrie trade

    The Sports Post "LeBron James doesn’t like how the Kyrie-IT trade went down. After the Cavs would start to backtrack due to IT’s medical records, they would ask for an additional second-round pick. That’s it. In the meantime, LeBron would be “less than impressed.” “And there was a fourth factor that poisoned..." March 11

  • Celtics' Jaylen Brown suffers concussion after scary fall, avoids structural damage

    CBS Sports "Jaylen Brown suffered a frightening fall on Thursday night in the Boston Celtics' victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves, but amazingly was able to walk off the court under his own power. Driving down the lane, Brown threw down a dunk, and his momentum caused his legs to swing up towards the..." March 10

  • Celtics brought in mental health expert multiple times this season

    Mass Live "In a previous job, Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens monitored the sales of the antidepressant drug Prozac for Eli Lilly. Now, knowing the stigma about mental health needs to change, he is excited to see some of the NBA's best players speaking out about the issue. DeMar DeRozan recently..." March 10

  • Hayward not ready to give up on season: 'Something I'm still working for'

    The Score "Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward suffered one of the more gruesome leg injuries in sports history in October. While his intensive rehab continues, his coach Brad Stevens has already publicly stated Hayward won't play again this season. Don't tell Hayward that, however. "The hope is..." March 09

  • Jaylen Brown placed in concussion protocol, out indefinitely

    Clutch Points "Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown escaped a very serious injury on Thursday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves as he hit the back of his head and neck right on the floor. Brown initially was on the floor for a very long time as both teams stood quietly waiting for movement. A sigh of relief..." March 09

  • Why Celtics Should Bring Gordon Hayward Back If He’s 100 Percent Healthy

    NESN "Gordon Hayward’s return seems less likely by the day, and yet, if the Boston Celtics star is fully recovered from his gruesome ankle/leg injury by the time the NBA playoffs roll around, he should absolutely suit up for the green. Is there risk involved? Absolutely. Are the Celtics set up for..." March 09

  • Jaylen Browns Walks Off Court On Own Power After Scary Fall

    Real GM Basketball "Jaylen Brown was able to walk off the court under his own power after taking a hard fall after a dunk. Brad Stevens said Brown "felt pretty good leaving the arena. He went to get a CT scan. He's with [Minnesota's] team doctor, so he's in good hands."" March 09

  • Kyrie Irving (knee) to return versus Timberwolves

    247 Sports "Kyrie Irving's absence will only last one game. As the Boston Celtics prepare to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night, Irving will return versus the T-Wolves despite his lingering knee injury. " March 08

  • Danny Ainge doesn’t think Gordon Hayward will play this season

    Clutch Points "Despite the constant rumors surrounding the Boston Celtics organization of a possible Gordon Hayward return, team president Danny Ainge doubled down on his stance of keeping the star forward away from any possible chance to re-injure himself. Plenty of videos showing Hayward’s improvement in..." March 08

  • Greg Monroe starting to look like he belongs with Celtics

    Boston Herald "There are still things Greg Monroe needs to work on. His game is fitting better by the day with the Celtics. But the hat. It’s a problem. Perched on the upper shelf of his locker in the visitors dressing room at the United Center late Monday night was a blue baseball cap with the..." March 07

  • Report: Marcus Smart fined $15,000 for criticizing officials

    Clutch Points "Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart has been fined $15,000 by league office for his public criticism of officiating after Celtics’ narrow loss to the Houston Rockets on Saturday night, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical. The Celtics were ahead by three points entering the fourth quarter,..." March 06

  • Unwritten Rules No Longer Have A Place In The NBA

    Dime Magazine "Disrespect has become a punchline. It is the word chosen to describe acts done on the basketball court that are increasingly fun for NBA fans. A crossover, a stare down, a heat check three; all moves that can be described as disrespectful without being true to the exact definition of the..." March 06

  • Celtics Rule Out Kyrie Irving Vs. Bulls With Left Knee Soreness

    CBS Boston "The Celtics will be without Kyrie Irving when they visit the Chicago Bulls on Monday night. Irving has been ruled out with left knee soreness, the team announced Monday morning. While you may be saying to yourself the Celtics don’t need Irving against the lowly Bulls, they were demolished in..." March 05

  • Celtics getting back to contender status, NBA playoffs setting up to be incredible

    CBS Sports "If you didn't tune in for the Rockets' 123-120 win over the Celtics on Saturday night, shame on you. You missed a flat-out classic. I know you aren't supposed to throw that word around for a regular-season game, but I'm telling you, this game, man. Unbelievable. If the NBA were to get seven games..." March 04

  • Celtics coach Stevens on Hayward: 'He's not playing this year'

    USA Today "Injured Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward may not be trying to stoke the fire by sharing encouraging videos of his rehab but they, nonetheless, force reporters to continue to search for answers. On Saturday, Celtics coach Brad Stevens offered his most definitive declaration yet that..." March 03

  • Kyrie: Zaza should've been punished for fall despite not injuring Russ

    Boston Globe "Yes, that was really Kyrie Irving who took to Instagram to express his issue with Zaza Pachulia landing on Russell Westbrook during the Golden State Warriors’ win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday. While riding on the Celtics team bus from Madison Square Garden to the airport, Irving..." March 02

  • With first big minutes, Greg Monroe shows what he can do

    Boston Herald "Up until now, the Celtics have known Greg Monroe as one of the players most likely to tear them apart in the paint. Last night, seven games into the center’s new life as a Celtic, they now have a better idea of what he can do for them. Monroe scored all 14 of his points in the paint on..." March 01

  • Gordon Hayward Injury: Hayward's ankle still 'purpleish' and swollen around the All-Star break (report)

    Mass Live "Boston Celtics fans have held onto hope that Gordon Hayward could return before the end of the year, but those hopes continue to take hits -- Brad Stevens has repeatedly said he doesn't expect Hayward to return -- and on Thursday, Yahoo! Sports' Chris Mannix delivered another sucker..." March 01

  • Seattle ownership group wants NBA franchise after NHL expansion bid

    The Score "If the NHL decides to plant its 32nd team in Seattle, expect the ownership group in question to then vie for an NBA franchise. Oak View Group, the organization that has already submitted a $10-million payment to the NHL as part of its bid for an expansion franchise, wants it to be known they..." March 01

  • Adam Silver cautions NBA teams to protect integrity of game

    USA Today "A week after the NBA fined Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban $600,000 for his public admission of tanking, the race to the bottom has continued in full force. Entering Wednesday, just six games separate the last nine teams in the league — from the New York Knicks on down to the Atlanta Hawks...." February 28

  • NBA Rumor: Grizzlies forward Tyreke Evans could consider Celtics over the summer

    Clutch Points "The Memphis Grizzlies held on to one of the biggest assets prior at the trade deadline in guard/forward Tyreke Evans, who has proven one of the very few shining points of this otherwise faulted season. Among the suitors for the much-coveted dynamo were the Boston Celtics, who reportedly wanted..." February 27

  • NBA Execs Believe Tanking Has Never Never Been More Widespread

    Real GM Basketball "Multiple NBA executives believe the current season features one of the most widespread tanking efforts the league has seen to date. The combination of lottery reform set to begin next year and a top-heavy draft class featuring five to seven prospects has created an atmosphere where eight teams..." February 27

  • Jayson Tatum Reveals Which Celtics Have Helped Him Most In His Rookie Season

    NESN "Jayson Tatum fell into a pretty great situation upon entering the NBA. Tatum was one of the few top prospects in the 2017 draft to avoid joining a rebuilding team. The Boston Celtics selected the Duke product with the No. 3 overall pick this past summer, and it’s been all good for both sides..." February 26

  • Tyreke Evans won't play against Celtics

    247 Sports "The Memphis Grizzlies will be without their leading scorer when they take on the Boston Celtics on Monday. Tyreke Evans took an elbow to the midsection against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday and left the game. On Monday, Evans won't play against the Boston Celtics due to that right rib..." February 26

  • Brad Stevens Doesn't Expect Gordon Hayward To Return This Season

    Real GM Basketball "Brad Stevens reiterated to the media on Saturday that Gordon Hayward will not return this season. There has been speculation about the possibility of Hayward playing again this season as he recovers from his ankle injury suffered on opening night." February 26

  • Kyrie Irving thinks NBA needs to address Zaza Pachulia

    Larry Brown Sports "Zaza Pachulia’s misdeeds are drawing near-universal rebuke around the NBA. In a win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night, the Golden State Warriors center again became the subject of controversy after he appeared to intentionally fall on the legs of Thunder superstar Russell..." February 25

  • Greg Monroe still aiming to figure out his role with Celtics

    Boston Herald "Fitting in this late in the season is especially difficult on a team that, in the words of Greg Monroe, is playing at “a high level.” The center will play his fifth game with the Celtics tonight against his first NBA organization, the Pistons. He spent the All-Star break studying everything..." February 23

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