Celtics Rumors & News

  • Smart (ankle) takes self out of Celtics practice

    CSN New England "Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart spent the bulk of Wednesday's practice on the sideline which only makes his status for Friday's game against Chicago all the more uncertain. Both Smart and the Celtics were targeting him returning to practice today, but the 6-foot-4 guard did not feel he was..." November 27

  • Celtics' Brandon Bass receiving trade interest

    CBSSports.com "Boston Celtics forward Brandon Bass is receiving interest from teams in the trade market, according to the Boston Herald's Steve Bulpett. Scouts and opposing front-office types have begun to speak and inquire about the 29-year-old forward, a practice that's generally a precursor to discussing a..." November 27

  • Smart may be ready to return to Celtics on Friday

    CSN New England "As the cheers for Boston Celtics' mascot Lucky finally started to die down, one youngster asked Marcus Smart to dunk. The Celtics rookie, still nursing a left ankle injury, had to respectfully decline. But he made it clear afterwards that he's inching closer to getting back on the court,..." November 26

  • Blazers avoid a trap in Boston

    CSN Northwest "Before the Trail Blazers departed Portland for their three-game road trip, Nicolas Batum did his best to describe what they’d be walking into. “Trap games,” said Batum. “You’re going to play almost three teams under .500 … we have to take care of business.” It was an official..." November 24

  • Jeff Green: Trade rumor is false

    ESPN Boston "Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green stressed after Sunday's loss to the Portland Trail Blazers that any frustration he is experiencing is merely a factor of Boston's early-season struggles and does not represent unhappiness with the organization. Green said he received a text directing him to an..." November 24

  • Free agent market for Jeff Green is as strong ‘if not stronger’ than it is for Rajon Rondo

    CSN New England "Inside the visiting locker room at the FedEx forum in Memphis, Jeff Green sat at his locker stall visibly dejected. The Celtics had shown flashes of great play only to once again come up short in a 117-100 loss to the Grizzlies on Friday night. It was Boston's fourth loss in their past five..." November 24

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    Boston Celtics @celtics

    Brad Stevens says Marcus Smart may return to practice during the middle of the week, but his availability for Friday's game is still unknown

  • Vitor Faverani slow in bid to return to Celtics

    Boston Globe "Vitor Faverani said Saturday he still has no idea when he will return to the Celtics’ lineup after missing the past nine months following separate knee surgeries. Faverani, once projected to be the team’s starting center, spoke to reporters for the first time since a second left knee surgery..." November 23

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    Chris Forsberg @ESPNForsberg

    Vitor Faverani in good spirits, but unable to do much (bike, swim). No timetable, just waiting for knee to feel better.

  • 5d
    gary washburn @GwashburnGlobe

    Marcus Smart will not play Sunday vs #blazers. #celtics

  • Count on teams thinking Hack-a-Rondo

    CSN New England "In the early 2000s, we saw plenty of teams resort to a Hack-a-Shaq strategy where they intentionally fouled former Celtic Shaquille O'Neal who has been a bad free throw shooter his entire NBA career. Every now and then teams will resort to Hack-a-Dwight Howard tactic because like O'Neal, Howard..." November 22

  • Celtics snap losing skid, beat winless Sixers, 101-90

    CSN New England "The Boston Celtics end their three-game losing skid with a 101-90 win over the Philadelphia 76ers whose losing streak to start the season stands at 11 ... and counting. Despite Philadelphia's struggles this season, by no means was a Boston victory a sure thing. The Sixers were an atrocious..." November 20

  • Celtics Telling Teams Rajon Rondo Won't Be Traded

    Real GM Basketball "Rival executives have told Bleacher Report that Danny Ainge has been firm that the Boston Celtics will not trade Rajon Rondo ahead of the trade deadline. "They're definitely bravely saying they won't trade him at this point," said one general manager, who nevertheless added, "I definitely think..." November 20

  • D-League not such a bad thing after all for Young

    CSN New England "James Young wasn't all that thrilled about the idea of playing in the Development League during media day back in September. But after serving a one-game stint over the weekend, let's just say the Boston Celtics rookie has had a change of heart. "It was a lot of fun, actually," Young said..." November 19

  • Report: Celtics' Rondo seeking max, GM Ainge weighing options

    The Score "Rajon Rondo wants to stay with the Boston Celtics, the Celtics would like to keep him and yet a great deal of uncertainty remains regarding Rondo's future with the franchise. Such is life for a team with a star player on an expiring contract, due for a raise and set for unrestricted free..." November 19

  • Expect Kelly Olynyk to remain starting center

    CSN New England "There are nights in the NBA when players will inexplicably struggle in ways that don't make sense. That's essentially what we saw in Kelly Olynyk in Monday's 118-114 loss to the Phoenix Suns. Olynyk, who came into the game as one of the Celtic's top scorers, was scoreless in 13 ineffective,..." November 19

  • Big men have big night in Suns' win over Celtics

    Arizona Republic "It will only count as one win, but it will feel like more than that. The Suns' Monday night victory counts for more because Markieff Morris and Alex Len had career games, playing big for a team known more for playing small. It feels more substantial because they had to get away from Boston..." November 18

  • Paul Pierce doubts he'd be drafted in modern NBA

    Yahoo! Sports "When Kansas product Paul Pierce fell all the way to 10th in the 1998 NBA draft, many people (including those who worked with the Boston Celtics, the team that drafted him) were shocked. Once the shock wore off, and NBA observers moved on to peg Pierce as the top Rookie of the Year candidate,..." November 18

  • Isaiah Thomas: 'An honor' to be called by C's in free agency

    CSN New England "Isaiah Thomas had no idea what to expect when the clock struck midnight, ushering in the start of free agency this summer. The phone rang and a voice mail message was left with a matching text message. It was from Danny Ainge, the Celtics' president of basketball operations, who was the..." November 18

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    Marc D'Amico @Marc_DAmico

    Marcus Smart is able to move around without a limp, but he still hasn't been cleared to participate in practice.

  • Celtics assign rookies James Young and Dwight Powell to Maine Red Claws

    Celtics Blog "The Boston Celtics announced Saturday that they have assigned rookies James Young and Dwight Powell to their D-League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws. Young was the 17th pick in the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft and has played in only 10 minutes this season. Powell was sent to Maine earlier..." November 15

  • LeBron James' 41 points propel the Cleveland Cavaliers over Boston Celtics 122-121

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James led the Cavaliers past the Boston Celtics, 122-121 on Friday, securing their third consecutive win. Fans of Boston (3-5) were not fond of James, for obvious reasons. Whenever he made a play, he was showered with boos. The boos were loud and frequent considering the performance he..." November 15

  • Anthony Morrow sparks Thunder past Celtics, 109-94

    The Oklahoman "He gave you glimpses Tuesday night in Milwaukee. But it was his season debut and he was on a minute restriction. One night later, the real Anthony Morrow was unleashed and he showed you just how much he could mean to the Thunder’s offense. And as each subsequent shot splashed through the..." November 13

  • NBA owners expendable, NBPA director says

    ESPN.com "Michele Roberts, the NBA players' union executive director, on Wednesday questioned several of the principles that for decades have governed owner-player relations in the league, objecting to the concept of a salary cap while making clear she'd push for much more than a 50-50 split of..." November 13

  • Kendrick Perkins wants Rajon Rondo to stay in Boston

    Boston Herald "Former Celtic Kendrick Perkins was dribbling down memory lane before last night’s game when he was asked if he believes his friend Rajon Rondo will stay with the Celtics after he becomes a free agent next summer. “He should,” said Perk, a Celt for seven-plus years before being traded to..." November 13

  • Ainge: Smart out at least 2 more weeks

    CSN New England "Don't look for a speedier than expected return by Marcus Smart. Danny Ainge, the Celtics president of basketball operations, said he doesn't anticipate Smart back on the court for at least two more weeks. That would be consistent with the initial timetable given when he suffered a left ankle..." November 13

  • Rajon Rondo returns to practice

    ESPN.com "Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo said he had hoped to make it to the All-Star break in February before having screws removed from his surgically repaired left hand, but lingering discomfort led to him begrudgingly undergoing the procedure this past weekend. Rondo returned to the practice..." November 11

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    gary washburn @GwashburnGlobe

    Marcus Thornton sprained his ankle in practice and is uncertain for tomorrow vs #Thunder. #Celtics

  • 16d
    A. Sherrod Blakely @SherrodbCSN

    #Celtics Rajon Rondo good to go for #Thunder game, says HC Brad Stevens. #Celticstalk

  • 17d
    Scott Souza @scott_souza

    #Celtics coach Brad Stevens: Rajon Rondo will see Dr. McKeon today, may practice tomorrow, all indications will play Wednesday.

  • 18d
    Jay King @ByJayKing

    RT @celtics: The Boston Celtics have assigned forward Dwight Powell to the Maine Red Claws: http://t.co/3EUtvqMX5e

  • 18d
    Jay King @ByJayKing

    RT @celtics: The Boston Celtics have assigned forward Dwight Powell to the Maine Red Claws: http://t.co/3EUtvqMX5e

  • Stevens says Rondo's hand "structurally fine"

    CSN New England "The news that Rajon Rondo was having a screw taken out of his left hand caught many by surprise when it was announced Friday night - including head coach Brad Stevens. "I didn't know about it until after the game," Stevens said. "He just needed to have the screws removed. It's a really minor..." November 09

  • No Rajon Rondo, no Marcus Smart, no problem for Celtics against Bulls

    Boston Herald "Without Rajon Rondo and Marcus Smart, the point guard rotation for the Celtics was stripped down to Evan Turner as the starter with Phil Pressey in relief, but so what. Chicago’s former league MVP, Derrick Rose, spent the night resting his ankles. And everyone on the court was looking..." November 09

  • Marcus Smart injury dampens Celtics victory over Pacers

    Boston Herald "First there were two voices in a quiet building, starting a “Marcus Smart” chant. The rest of the Garden crowd didn’t need much to pick up the words as the Celtics rookie laid on the floor under the basket, having his left ankle examined by the team medical staff following a painful foul early..." November 08

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    Mark Murphy @Murf56

    Smart diagnosed with sprain and bone bruise. According to Ainge initial estimate is that he'll miss two to three weeks.

  • 19d
    Mark Murphy @Murf56

    Rondo successfully had screws removed from left hand this morning. Expected to be available for Wednesday's game against OKC.

  • Celtics rookie Marcus Smart suffers apparent ankle injury

    CBSSports.com "Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart sufferred an apparent ankle injury on Friday early in the fourth quarter against the Indiana Pacers. The rookie appeared to be in serious pain, and was taken off the court on a stretcher. While his teammates surrounded him, the fans at the TD Garden chanted his..." November 08

  • Rajon Rondo up to speed in no time

    ESPN.com "Masked ever so slightly as the Boston Celtics kicked away Wednesday's game against the Toronto Raptors was Rajon Rondo's 30th career triple-double and first of the 2014-15 season. Ho-hum. Just another night at the office for Mr. Triple-Double, right? Rondo seemingly has flirted with a..." November 07

  • Kyle Lowry's 35 leads Raptors over Celtics

    Toronto Sun "Kyle Lowry walked purposefully to the locker room after making a key shot to beat the half-time horn. There was a little bit of swagger, a little bit of anger in his jaunt to the back. Toronto had no business only being down three points to the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night after another..." November 06

  • Report: Lakers will pursue Rondo in free agency this summer

    NESN "Could Rajon Rondo and Kobe Bryant coexist in the same backcourt? The Los Angeles Lakers reportedly would love to find out. The Lakers plan on making a hard push to bring the Boston Celtics point guard to L.A. when he hits free agency after this season, SI.com’s Chris Mannix reported Wednesday...." November 06

  • Mavs nearly blow 31-point lead, but hang on to beat Boston 118-113

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "It’s becoming increasingly apparent that the Dallas Mavericks really enjoy living on the edge — like cliff divers or folks that swim in shark-infested waters. For the fourth time this season, the Mavs tested their coaching staff’s patience and walked another tight rope. But for the third time,..." November 04

  • Rockets get defensive against Celtics in winning home opener

    Houston Chronicle "Just another four minutes, another few more clanked Celtics 3-pointers and the Rockets would have been in the record book. They had no idea. The Rockets did not even know about the zero that lasted so long on the Celtics’ 3-point shooting column. They just disrupted the Celtics offense,..." November 02

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    Abby Chin @tvabby

    Rajon Rondo says swelling in left hand isn't a concern. Scar tissue will be there for a while. #Celtics pic.twitter.com/RfyzzcqSTv

  • C's rookie leaves opponents Smarting

    ESPN.com "Back in late June, Marcus Smart's mother, Camellia, was sitting inside the Boston Celtics' suburban practice facility wearing a homemade T-shirt with her son's name and number on it, proudly describing how, despite routine dialysis appointments, she had missed only two of his college home games at..." October 31

  • Adam Silver Wants To Help Set Rules For Legalized Sports Gambling

    ThePostGame.com "In Adam Silver's opinion, the current gambling laws aren't stopping fans from betting on sports -- they're only restricting domestic opportunities. As sports gambling in New Jersey inches closer to a reality, Silver believes now is the time to start accepting the "inevitable" future. The NBA..." October 31

  • Rondo a big part of Celtics season-opening win over Nets

    CSN New England "If Rajon Rondo has the kind of season he and the Boston Celtics are looking for, some of the credit might have to go to San Antonio's Tony Parker. Watching the way Parker seemingly never slowed down during the NBA Finals, even when he didn't have the ball, was part of the inspiration for Rondo..." October 30

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    Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP

    Rajon Rondo..wait for it..WILL play tonight. (Marcus Smart would've been the first rookie pro to start a Celtics opener since Paul Pierce)

  • Rajon Rondo says he's a 'nap-time' decision for season opener

    SB Nation "Rajon Rondo did not play a single minute in the preseason as he recovers from a broken hand, but the Boston Celtics star just might be in the lineup on opening night. It all depends on how his nap goes. Rondo told reporters he's a 'nap-time' decision for Wednesday's game against the Brooklyn..." October 29

  • PSD’s 2014-2015 NBA Eastern Conference Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    After a summer of endless drama highlighted by the return of a prodigal son, the Eastern Conference hierarchy looks completely different than it did in June and after a simply disastrous showing last year it appears things will be more competitive this season. October 29