Celtics Rumors & News

  • Report: LeBron James didn't want Cavs to trade Kyrie Irving

    247 Sports "They may have had their issues, but LeBron James didn't want the Cleveland Cavaliers to trade Kyrie Irving following Irving's trade request last offseason, according to a report from ESPN's Brian Windhorst. Irving played six seasons with the Cavaliers after the franchise made him the first..." January 16

  • Brad Stevens updates Gordon Hayward progress, reiterates ‘it’s a long road’

    Sportsnaut "Gordon Hayward is necessarily taking the What About Bob baby steps road to recovery after his devastating leg injury at the beginning of the 2017-18 season. The Boston Celtics guard has been able to do some exciting things on his road to recovery (like this). Head coach Brad Stevens filled the..." January 16

  • Nikola Mirotic, 15 Others Become Trade-Eligible

    Hoops Rumors "Today is January 15, which means that trade restrictions have lifted for most of the rest of the NBA’s 2017 offseason signees. While the majority of those ’17 free agents became trade-eligible on December 15, there was a small subset of free agent signees whose trade ineligibility lasted for..." January 15

  • Irving, Redick and Brown agree one rim was crooked during Celtics-76ers London game

    CBS Sports "The Boston Celtics' 114-103 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in London on Thursday was a wild affair. A part of the NBA Global Games series, the game swung wildly back and forth, with the Sixers jumping out to a 22-point lead in the first half only for the Celtics to come storming back and win..." January 13

  • Who Are The NBA’s Best And Worst Scorers In The Clutch This Season?

    Dime Magazine "Being “clutch” comes to define a superstar, for better or worse, and it can be hard to shake perception from reality once a reputation is built. Take for example LeBron James, who has become one of the NBA’s best players in crunch time over the past seven or eight seasons but still gets criticized..." January 11

  • Kyrie Irving Was Asked About His Flat Earth Theory After Flying to London

    Complex "No matter what Kyrie Irving and B.o.B might try to tell you, the Earth is not flat. Just watch the clip above to see Bill Nye the Science Guy go off on anyone who tries to suggest otherwise. But despite the mounting evidence against him, Irving still refuses to give up his flat Earth theory...." January 11

  • Adam Silver on not televising All-Star draft: ‘The goal was to improve the All-Star game’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Early indications the NBA wouldn’t televise the new All-Star draft were met with swift opposition from fans and media. Yet, the league isn’t budging. NBA commissioner Adam Silver, via NBA TV: Should there be a public selection? Now, I get it. Yes, it would be more fun if we had that kind..." January 11

  • Stevens warns not to get excited about Hayward's return

    NBC Sports Boston "The image posted by Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge of Gordon Hayward without an ankle brace renewed the optimism that Hayward will beat the odds and return to the floor in time for the playoffs and maybe even some late regular-season games. But coach Brad Stevens was..." January 11

  • Break benefits sore-knee’d Al Horford

    Boston Herald "After becoming the first NBA team to reach the halfway point in the schedule, the Celtics suddenly have lots of time to stretch out, practice and get a massage. But no one needed this break — tomorrow’s date against the Philadelphia 76ers at O2 Arena as part of the NBA Global Games will be the..." January 10

  • Why Celtics Have Been Perfect Landing Spot For Kyrie Irving After Cavs Tenure

    NESN "Shortly after the Celtics completed their blockbuster trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving last August, it was reported that the All-Star guard was “ecstatic” about coming to Boston. For those wondering why Irving ever would leave a team that had reached three straight NBA..." January 10

  • Tyreke Evans exactly player Celtics need to solidify position atop Eastern Conference

    WEEI Boston "At some point between now and March 10, the Celtics are going to spend $8.4 million on a player with an expiring contract to bolster their lineup. That player could help put them in the Finals. That player should be Tyreke Evans. The Memphis shooting guard is exactly what the Celtics need..." January 10

  • Gordon Hayward ditches his ankle brace months after devastating injury

    CBS Sports "Gordon Hayward's road to recovery seems to be going pretty well following the devastating leg injury that he suffered less than six minutes into his Celtics' debut back in October. This week, Hayward taken a step forward in that recovery process. On Tuesday, Celtics' general manager Danny Ainge..." January 10

  • Brown: Trump Made It ‘More Acceptable For Racists To Speak Their Minds’

    Total Pro Sports "Just ahead of Thursday’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers in London, Jaylen Brown sat down for an interview and discussed racism in America. It’s a hot topic in the U.S.A., and it has basically been a hot button issue since Donald Trump took office. “I’ve had people call me the n-word,”..." January 09

  • Is Jayson Tatum the next Steph Curry?

    NBC Sports Boston "Jayson Tatum joined Kevin Garnett as the only rookie teenager to ever have six blocks and at least three steals in a game Saturday vs the Nets, but it would be irrational to compare him to the Big Ticket. No, Tatum’s rookie season has actually been more comparable to two-time MVP Steph..." January 09

  • Bond between Kyrie Irving, Jayson Tatum runs deep

    Boston Herald "Of Kyrie Irving’s four assists in Saturday’s 87-85 victory against host Brooklyn, three were to Jayson Tatum — none larger than the two for the Celtics’ final buckets that pulled them from a deficit to their sixth straight win. But while Irving has been finding his fellow Duke one-and-done all..." January 08

  • Kyrie finances renovations for former high school's athletic facilities

    Bleacher Report "Kyrie Irving financed renovations for his high school alma mater's basketball facilities. Per Zagsblogs's Adam Zagoria, the Boston Celtics star paid for a redone gym, locker room and weight room for the Patrick School in Hillside, New Jersey. Zagoria shared students' reactions to the facility's..." January 06

  • Kyrie Irving calls first season with Celtics a learning experience

    ESPN "After opening the new calendar year with two of his quietest offensive outputs since joining the Boston Celtics, Kyrie Irving reflected Friday night on his maturation as a player and said he now values team success over living up to the individual expectations that were placed on him after being..." January 06

  • Paul Pierce not interested in sharing Celtics jersey retirement night with Isaiah Thomas

    CBS Sports "Isaiah Thomas endeared himself to Boston Celtics fans in the short time he was there, but he probably doesn't want to get into a competition with all-time Celtics legend Paul Pierce. Now with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Thomas took some flak recently because he asked the Celtics not to play a..." January 04

  • Spurs Tried Hard To Acquire Kyrie Irving

    Hoops Rumors "Back when he was on the trade block in July and August, Kyrie Irving reportedly had San Antonio on his list of preferred destinations. And according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Spurs weren’t just a bystander as the Cavaliers were considering their options. The Spurs “tried really, really..." January 04

  • Report: Kyrie Irving Trade for Paul George, Eric Bledsoe Was Explored by Cavs

    Bleacher Report "The Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly were in talks to trade Kyrie Irving to the Phoenix Suns in a three-team deal in June, according to Jackie MacMullan of ESPN: "In mid-June, shortly before [former general manager David] Griffin left, team and league sources confirm, the Cavs explored a..." January 04

  • Stephen A. Smith crushes Isaiah Thomas for sitting out return to Boston

    WEEI Boston "Isaiah Thomas returned with a bang on Tuesday night, scoring 17 points in 19 minutes to lead the Cavaliers to a blowout win over the Blazers. It was never going to be good enough for ESPN's Stephen A. Smith. Appearing on First Take on Tuesday, the bombastic host laid into Thomas for deciding..." January 04

  • David Griffin Denied LeBron Ever Asked Him To Trade Kyrie Irving Or Anyone Else

    Dime Magazine "When you’re as woke as Kyrie Irving, conspiracies abound. In a great feature by Jackie MacMullen over at ESPN on Wednesday, the veteran reporter was able to get Irving to finally open up about why he ultimately requested a trade last summer, and it turns out the All-Star guard had become convinced..." January 04

  • Celtics Fans Gave Isaiah Thomas A Standing Ovation In His Return To Boston

    Uproxx "Isaiah Thomas made his first trip back to the TD Garden since being traded by the Celtics to the Cavaliers on Wednesday night, but the All-Star point guard was not in the lineup for Cleveland. Thomas made his season debut for the Cavs on Tuesday night at home against the Blazers with an..." January 04

  • Kyrie Irving Believed LeBron James' Camp Orchestrated Initial Trade Talks

    Real GM Basketball "Kyrie Irving came to believe the camp of LeBron James orchestrated trade talks involving him last June shortly before the departure of David Griffin. The Cavaliers explored a three-way trade with the Suns and Pacers that would have seen Irving and Channing Frye to to the Suns with Eric Bledsoe..." January 04

  • IT reconciled with Celtics GM Danny Ainge over texts: 'We're good'

    USA Today "There’s a lot about Isaiah Thomas’ departure from Boston that still bothers the Cavaliers guard. He was furious when Danny Ainge broke the news of the trade to him over the phone. In an interview with ESPN, he blamed the Celtics for how they handled his hip injury. In October, he said that he..." January 03

  • This Tense Kyrie Irving Exchange With Tyronn Lue Last Season Sums Up His Exit

    Complex "The Cavaliers are scheduled to travel to Boston on Wednesday to take on the Celtics for the second time this season, and of course, it has kicked up a lot of dust with regards to the relationship that used to exist between Kyrie Irving and LeBron James. Irving and James played together for several..." January 03

  • Kyrie Irving says Cavaliers didn’t want him

    Fanrag Sports "Kyrie Irving apparently had a sense that his time with the Cleveland Cavaliers was coming to an end. “[Leaving] was inevitable,” he said in a feature by Jackie MacMullen of ESPN.“I could feel it.” Sure enough, the point guard and former No. 1 overall pick got his change in scenery when he..." January 03

  • Cavs reportedly tried to trade Kyrie before he asked out of Cleveland

    CBS Sports "Ever since the shocking news broke that Kyrie Irving wanted to part ways with the Cavaliers, the narrative coming out of Cleveland is that the less-than-happy star guard simply one day decided to request a trade. It was a shocking development -- especially to everyone outside of the..." January 03

  • Brad Stevens isn't satisfied with Celtics' 30-10 record

    247 Sports "Let's make one thing clear—Brad Stevens isn't playing for regular season titles. While the Boston Celtics currently stand at a record of 30-10 with the best mark in the Eastern Conference, he's only thinking about how the Celtics can improve from here on out. Let me remind everyone that..." January 02

  • The Celtics Won’t Run A Tribute Video For Isaiah Thomas On Wednesday Night At His Request

    Uproxx "Isaiah Thomas is back for the Cleveland Cavaliers, but he won’t be back for a pivotal Eastern Conference showdown with his former team on Wednesday. Thomas will play on Tuesday after missing the first 36 games of the regular season, but the Cavaliers are being careful with his return to..." January 02

  • LaVar Ball is the founder of the NBA, according to Google

    CBS Sports "LaVar Ball just keeps on padding his resume. To ring in the New Year, a Google glitch has everyone turning their heads to answer a common question: Who founded the NBA? For the time being, if users google to find out who the NBA's founder is, it turns up none other than Mr. Ball. Ball, who was..." January 02

  • Tyronn Lue Advised Cavs To Keep Kyrie Irving

    Real GM Basketball "Tyronn Lue advised Koby Altman that the Cleveland Cavaliers decide against trading Kyrie Irving. Lue compared the situation to when the Los Angeles Lakers resisted Kobe Bryant's trade demands in 2007. "We wanted to figure out is this real?" Altman said. "Is Kyrie someone we might want to..." January 02

  • Jae Crowder Explains Why He Should Be Cheered In Return To Boston

    NESN "Cleveland Cavaliers forward Jae Crowder did not leave the Boston Celtics on his own terms, and as such, he feels he should be treated fairly Wednesday in his return to TD Garden. Crowder joined Isaiah Thomas and Ante Zizic in the Celtics-Cavs trade that landed Kyrie Irving in Boston, and prior..." January 02

  • Isaiah Thomas won’t play for Cavs vs. Celtics tomorrow night

    Boston Herald "Isaiah Thomas is returning to action for the Cavaliers. But he will not play tomorrow against the Celtics at the Garden. Thomas, sidelined with a hip injury since he played for the Celtics in last year’s playoffs, will make his debut for Cavs tonight at home against Portland. He will skip the..." January 02

  • Brad Stevens called out his team for playing ‘soft’

    Yardbarker "Brad Stevens had some words for his Boston Celtics just before halftime of their game with the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday. Boston was outplayed in the second quarter of the game and saw a 10-point lead after the first quarter get trimmed to two at halftime. Just before the half, Stevens called out..." January 01

  • Kyrie Irving: Celtics fans will show Isaiah Thomas 'nothing but love'

    ESPN "Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving showered Isaiah Thomas with praise in advance of his return to game action and said that regardless of whether he plays or not when the Cleveland Cavaliers visit TD Garden on Wednesday night, Irving expects Thomas will be showered with affection. The Celtics..." January 01

  • L2M: Harden's fouls against Smart were correct, but Horford traveled

    Bleacher Report "The NBA announced Friday that James Harden was correctly whistled for two offensive fouls against Marcus Smart over the final 7.3 seconds of the Houston Rockets' 99-98 loss to the Boston Celtics on Thursday night. According to the league's Last Two Minute Report, Harden dislodged Smart "from..." December 30

  • Does Marcus Smart pride in himself in being pain in ass? ‘My mom might say that’

    Mass Live "Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart can be an irritant for opposing guards -- he's big, strong and physical, with quick hands and an extremely high basketball IQ. He's also fantastic at drawing offensive fouls (put less generously: He's one of the best floppers in the league), and he put that..." December 29

  • Mike D’Antoni on Jayson Tatum: “I’m trying to think what I can say without it being tampering”

    Mass Live "Boston Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum keeps drawing high praise from coaches and players around the league. On Thursday, perhaps for the first time, a coach was careful praising him for fear of tampering. Houston Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni told reporters prior to his team's game against the..." December 29

  • Bill Nye on Kyrie Irving’s flat earth beliefs: “It’s just weird!”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Bill Nye was everyone’s favorite TV scientist back in the 1990s. He’s come to the fore more recently, and even has a Netflix show that has opened to mixed reviews. Still, Nye is an entertaining TV personality and a proponent of the importance of science. Nye appeared on Complex News for a..." December 29

  • Isaiah Thomas tired of ‘dumba– questions’ from media about Celtics trade

    Larry Brown Sports "Isaiah Thomas was just as stunned as the rest of us when the Boston Celtics decided to trade him to the Cleveland Cavaliers, but the star point guard wants to stop dwelling on it as he prepares to make his debut with his new team. Thomas, who is expected to return from a hip injury in the..." December 26

  • ​Kyrie Irving: Slumping Celtics will be ‘fine’

    Sporting News "With a 111-103 loss at home to the Wizards on Christmas Day, the Celtics are on a 5-6 run over their last 11 games, a drop into mediocrity from the 16-game winning streak that had Boston talking title during the first quarter of the NBA season. As the Cavaliers (24-10) have found their groove and..." December 26

  • John Wall asked Kyrie Irving for a pair of Kyries in the middle of the game

    USA Today "Kyrie Irving, as we heard from mic’d up portions of his game against the Wizards on Monday, heard a bit of chatter from John Wall. First, when Irving was on defense, Wall — as he was dribbling the ball — told him “you missed your highlight.” And then, the Wizards guard asked him an important..." December 26

  • Celtics Planned To Use Hayward As No. 2 Playmaker

    Hoops Rumors "The Celtics planned to run a Warriors-style offense this season prior to Gordon Hayward‘s serious leg injury on opening night, Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated reports. The coaching staff wanted to utilize Hayward as a second ballhandler with Kyrie Irving running the attack. Many of Boston’s sets..." December 25

  • Celtics preparing application to host 2022 All-Star Game

    Boston Globe "The Celtics haven’t hosted an All-Star Game in 53 years. That could change in the next few years as team ownership is preparing an application to become a host city, according to majority owner Wyc Grousbeck. Celtics ownership has shied away from presenting an application to the NBA because a..." December 24

  • Kyrie Irving: ‘I don’t really necessarily think of Christmas as a holiday’

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Celtics will host the Wizards on Christmas. Kyrie Irving, via NBC Sports Boston: The hoopla on Christmas, I don’t really get into that. I don’t really necessarily think of Christmas as a holiday. So, I’m just happy that I get to be with my family. Looking forward to playing in front..." December 23

  • Gordon Hayward Says Depression From His Leg Injury Is Worse Than the Physical Pain

    Complex "A little over two months after Gordon Hayward suffered a dislocated ankle and broken tibia that was tough to look at, and no doubt hurt like hell, he has gone on record as saying the worst part about it is not the physical pain, but instead having to watch his new team (the Celtics) from the..." December 22

  • Kyrie Irving makes latest ridiculous claim

    Larry Brown Sports "Kyrie Irving may have somehow outdone his flat-earth trutherism. Speaking with reporters on Thursday after a loss to the New York Knicks, the Boston Celtics guard was asked about playing on Christmas Day against the Washington Wizards and offered his latest hot take. “I mean, the hoopla of..." December 22

  • Boston’s Bench Continues To Suffer From Marcus Morris’ Absence

    NESN "The Boston Celtics have been missing something on the offensive end of the floor, and in case you’ve been wondering what that something is, Kelly Olynyk showed everyone Wednesday night. Olynyk returned to TD Garden for the first time since signing with the Miami Heat in the offseason, and the..." December 21

  • Meeting held to discuss tensions between refs, players

    ESPN "After Lee Seham, the general counsel for the National Basketball Referees Association, had grown increasingly dissatisfied working with the NBA on contentious issues between game officials and players, he called the players association's executive director, Michele Roberts: Let's get together and..." December 21

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