Celtics Rumors & News

  • Brad Stevens is a Ms. Pac-Man addict

    Larry Brown Sports "Brad Stevens is one of the youngest head coaches in the NBA, and it definitely shows in at least some regards. In a feature by Andy Brown of the Indianapolis Star that was published over the weekend, the Boston Celtics head coach revealed that part of his daily routine is playing the classic..." August 14

  • NBA expected to approve player-resting rules

    Chicago Sun-Times "NBA owners are expected to approve player-resting rules in September designed to cut back on teams benching healthy players for regular-season games, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak..." August 10

  • Celtics, Sixers will play each other in London on Jan. 11

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA is headed to London for the eighth time, and this time they are bringing two of the best stories in the league with them. The Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics will play a regular season game on Jan. 11 at the O2 Arena in London, it was announced Thursday. That’s a lot of..." August 10

  • Isaiah Thomas on Boston: ‘I would love to be here for years to come’

    Sportsnaut "Isaiah Thomas has enjoyed great success as a member of the Boston Celtics. He’s entering the final year of his contract, and speaking on Tuesday he made it clear Boston is where he wants to stay for the long haul. Of course, the cynical part of us knows that Thomas has to say something like..." August 08

  • Nader knows his defense needs to improve to stick with Celtics

    CSN New England "As the Celtics prepared for their most recent summer league stint, Abdel Nader often found himself matched up against Jaylen Brown or Jayson Tatum in practices. And once the games started, the 6-foot-6 Nader would usually guard the opposing team’s best wing player, even if it meant facing a..." August 07

  • Isaiah Thomas re-emphasizes desire for max contract: 'I deserve it'

    Boston Herald "Isaiah Thomas hasn't been shy about his desire to get max contract money next summer, and he's confident it will happen. The Celtics guard, whose contract expires at the end of the 2017-18 season, re-emphasized to the Herald on Saturday why he deserves a big payday. With other point guards..." August 07

  • Jayson Tatum: Celtics would’ve drafted me No. 1, but 76ers didn’t know

    Pro Basketball Talk "Celtics president Danny Ainge said he would’ve drafted Jayson Tatum No. 1. Of course, Boston traded down with the 76ers (who took Markelle Fultz with the first pick) then got Tatum at No. 3. Know who believes Ainge? Tatum. Tatum, via WTF In The Attic: The Celtics was always going to..." August 07

  • Isaiah Thomas says hip feels 'great,' should be ready for training camp

    Boston Herald "Isaiah Thomas isn't concerned about his injured hip, and the Celtics point guard said he should be ready to go by the start of training camp next month. Thomas said he's been just resting since his injured hip forced him out of the Eastern Conference Finals in May, but that he recently got back..." August 06

  • Celtics ‘perfect situation’ for German forward Daniel Theis

    Boston Globe "On June 11, Celtics director of player personnel Austin Ainge sat in the stands in a lively arena in Germany as Brose Bamberg defeated Oldenburg to capture its third straight title in the Basketball Bundesliga, the country’s top professional league. Confetti fell over the players standing near..." August 06

  • Tony Allen: Boston Celtics great Paul Pierce once offered $30k watch to make Rookie Challenge game

    Mass Live "Former Boston Celtics guard Tony Allen made an appearance at the Basketball Hall of Fame's 60 Days of Summer program on Friday, talking about a wide variety of topics, including his time with the Celtics, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and much more. Allen was so entertaining, we will break this..." August 05

  • It’s been a difficult two years for Brandon Bass. So he’s trying to reinvent himself

    Boston Globe "As he gives away free school supplies and book bags to basketball campers in his native Baton Rouge, La., in many cases seeing kids who remind him of himself 25 years ago, Brandon Bass waits on another NBA opportunity. Bass, a former Celtic who made countless midrange jumpers playing with the..." July 30

  • Gordon Hayward: Going from Western Conference to Eastern Conference ‘probably the smarter thing’

    Pro Basketball Talk "The top three and 10 of the top 16 teams in our power rankings are in the Western Conference. Four All-Stars changed conferences this offseason. Jimmy Butler, Paul George and Paul Millsap all went East to West. (Carmelo Anthony could follow.) Gordon Hayward – who left the Jazz for the..." July 29

  • Woj: Celtics yet to make Cleveland an offer for Kyrie Irving

    CSN New England "Kyrie Irving -- described by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski as "the most unique player to reach the trade market in years" -- has drawn the interest of about 20 teams, according to a report by Wojnarowski. And, yes, the Celtics are one of them. A. SHERROD BLAKELY: Celtics should resist temptation to..." July 28

  • Celtics Working On Two-Way Contract With Jabari Bird

    Hoops Rumors "The Celtics and second-round pick Jabari Bird are working on a two-way contract, tweets Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe. The 6’6″ shooting guard out of California reportedly impressed team team officials with his summer league play. He was the 56th player taken in this year’s draft after..." July 27

  • Celtics' Danny Ainge says Isaiah Thomas will not require hip surgery

    Boston Globe "Hip surgery has been ruled out for Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas, president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said on Wednesday. Ainge said that Thomas, who severely aggravated an injury to his right hip during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals, has resumed light on-court work and..." July 26

  • NBA Sees Expansion As Inevitable But Not Sure On Timeline

    Real GM Basketball "In an interview in June with C.J. McCollum for The Players Tribune, Adam Silver talked about expansion. "I think it's just a question of when's the right time to seriously start thinking about expansion," said Adam Silver. "Think about the state we're in the league right now, where amazing to..." July 26

  • The Celtics Are Rumored To Have Interest In A Kyrie Irving Trade

    Uproxx "There is one thing you can be assured of when a star player comes up in trade talks, which is the Boston Celtics will be involved in rumors. Kyrie Irving is a star that is now squarely on the trade block after requesting to be dealt by the Cavaliers and it didn’t take long for us to get our first..." July 24

  • Kyrie Irving to the Celtics for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder & the Nets #1 Pick in 2018?

    The Big Lead "Kyrie Irving wants out of Cleveland, and the first thing everyone needs to remember is that in today’s NBA, teams never get fair value when their star wants out of town. The most recent examples include: Boogie Cousins in Sacramento. Paul George in Indiana. I’ve got Irving as the 14th..." July 23

  • Marcus Morris after Kyrie Irving trade request: Just don’ go to Golden State

    Boston "On Friday, Kyrie Irving rocked the NBA when ESPN revealed that the Cavaliers guard requested to be traded in a recent meeting with team owner Dan Gilbert. The 25-year-old reportedly gave Cleveland a quartet of preferable destinations: New York, Miami, San Antonio, and Minnesota. In case..." July 22

  • Ray Allen Sick Of Hate From Celtics Fans: ‘Y’all Need To Get Over It’

    NESN "Despite being a key part of the Boston Celtics’ 2008 NBA championship, Ray Allen isn’t well received by fans of the franchise. And Allen believes they need to get over it. Allen spent five seasons in Boston and was one of the Celtics’ Big 3, along with Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, but his..." July 21

  • Celtics sign Guerschon Yabusele

    NBA.com "The Boston Celtics announced today that they have signed 2016 first round draft pick Guerschon Yabusele. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Yabusele, selected with the 16th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, spent last season with the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese..." July 20

  • Celtics sign Shane Larkin to 1-year deal

    Boston Globe "The Celtics have agreed to a one-year deal with point guard Shane Larkin, a league source confirmed on Thursday. Larkin, the 18th overall pick of the 2013 draft, averaged 5.8 points and 3.2 assists per game over three seasons with the Mavericks, Knicks, and Nets. The 5-foot-11-inch guard spent..." July 20

  • Adam Silver predicts legal sports gambling ‘in the next few years’

    Larry Brown Sports "Long bullish regarding the prospect of legalizing sports gambling in the United States, NBA commissioner Adam Silver thinks it will happen sooner rather than later. Silver said Wednesday that he expects sports betting to be legalized within a few years, saying it would provide “enormous..." July 20

  • Anthony Davis trade to Celtics would require ‘greatest package’ in NBA history

    Sportsnaut "We recently covered a report that indicated the Boston Celtics would love to make a move for New Orleans Pelicans center Anthony Davis. But according to Chris Mannix of The Vertical, it wouldn’t be a cheap deal. Duh. Appearing on CSNNE’s “Arabella Early Edition,” Mannix said it might take..." July 19

  • NBA eliminates home and road uniforms, teases new Nike jerseys

    CBS Sports "NBA games will look a lot different next season, as the league has uniform major changes planned as they begin their partnership with Nike. One of the big changes in store is that the league is doing away with home and away jerseys, so expect to see plenty of color vs. color uniform matchups..." July 18

  • Celtics willing to pay luxury taxes if it means championship contender

    CSN New England "The Celtics dealt Avery Bradley in order to sign Gordon Hayward and stay under the salary cap, but is a return to the luxury tax inevitable? C’s managing partner Steve Pagliuca told the Boston Herald that the team is willing to spend what it has to it means putting a championship-caliber..." July 17

  • Paul Pierce Retires As Member Of Celtics

    CBS Boston "Paul Pierce is back where he belongs. The Celtics tweeted out a picture Monday afternoon showing Pierce in full Celtics gear holding up his No. 34 jersey. Pierce, 39, retired from basketball after this past season. He played for the Celtics for 15 seasons before playing for the Nets..." July 17

  • Celtics could make a run at Anthony Davis if pairing with DeMarcus Cousins fails

    CBS Sports "The Celtics just pulled in Gordon Hayward over the offseason and they were very involved in trade talks for Paul George. It's no secret that if a big name is out there then Danny Ainge and Boston are going to make a run at them in some way. Ainge's latest target could be the Pelicans' Anthony..." July 17

  • Gordon Hayward says he was ‘blown away’ by Celtics’ sales pitch

    Larry Brown Sports "Gordon Hayward shed a little bit of light on his decision to join the Boston Celtics as a free agent. Hayward talked about how there is “something different” about being a Celtic — and that he was extremely impressed by their sales pitch to him as they courted him in free agency. Hayward..." July 14

  • Rudy Gobert not mad at Gordon Hayward, but wishes Jazz exit had been better

    ESPN "Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert says he isn't angry at Gordon Hayward for choosing to leave for the Boston Celtics, but expressed disappointment with the manner in which the All-Star small forward's free-agency decision occurred. "You cannot be mad at somebody for wanting to play for another..." July 14

  • Celtics sign D-League Rookie of the Year Abdel Nader to four-year, $6 million contract

    Pro Basketball Talk "Abdel Nader – the No. 58 pick in the 2016 NBA draft – could have forced the Celtics’ hand by signing the required tender (a one-year contract, surely unguaranteed at the minimum, teams must extend to retain a second-rounder’s draft rights) last summer. In a roster crunch, Boston would have likely..." July 14

  • 76ers, Celtics to play in London

    Pro Basketball Talk "The 76ers finally appear ready to bear fruit after years of historic losing. Philadelphia fans are excited, buying tickets in droves. But the 76ers won’t host a fully 41 games in Philadelphia next season. It’s a little strange the NBA would take a home game from such a large market. There..." July 14

  • As expected, Celtics waive Jordan Mickey to clear cap space for Hayward

    Pro Basketball Talk "This had been expected. The Celtics have an overloaded frontcourt and are working to clear out cap space to sign Gordon Hayward. Friday morning, the Boston Celtics waived Jordan Mickey, saving $1.47 million (he had a July 15 guarantee date). He will be an unrestricted free agent once he clears..." July 14

  • The NBA Is Reportedly Moving Up The Trade Deadline Next Season

    Dime Magazine "The NBA trade deadline has, for years, happened after the NBA All-Star break. The weekend breeds trade rumors as executives have the chance to meet in person and reporters dig for details of those discussions amid the parties and festivities. Then, the week after celebrating the league’s best,..." July 13

  • Adam Silver: Changing NBA playoff structure 'not at top of agenda right now'

    CBS Sports "There has been talk for years about disregarding conferences when it comes to the NBA playoffs and seeding the teams 1-16 based on records. The idea resurfaced recently, after All-Stars Paul George and Jimmy Butler were traded to the Western Conference, making it even more formidable than it..." July 12

  • Doc thinks Celtics' beef with Allen will end before title anniversary

    Black Sports Online "The Undefeated’s Marc Spears recently spoke with Clippers head coach Doc Rivers. In this candid interview Doc talked about his former team, the Boston Celtics and their upcoming 10 year anniversary of a championship. Doc thinks time heals all wounds and hopes the “beef” with Ray Allen and his old..." July 12

  • Olympic Channel to air all original broadcasts of 1992 Dream Team's gold medal run

    SI "We live in an endless era of basketball debates—LeBron versus Durant, should you or should you not trust The Process, and is Danny Ainge crazy or crazy like a leprechaun? Here’s the one thing most pro basketball fans can agree on is this: The 1992 United States Olympic Team is the greatest in the..." July 12

  • Brad Stevens Has Been Hoping For Gordon Hayward Reunion Since 2014

    NESN "Gordon Hayward noted how big of a role his relationship with Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens played in his decision to join the team as a free agent. But what he might not have known is that Stevens has been planning a reunion since he arrived in Boston. Stevens, who coached Hayward at..." July 12

  • Jaylen Brown is expected to miss remainder of Summer League with thigh injury

    Clutch Points "There likely would not be any more Jaylen Brown sightings on the floor in the Summer League. The incoming Boston Celtics sophomore is expected to be pulled out from team’s summer league lineup after Brown suffered a bruised thigh in Tuesday’s 89-88 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers according to..." July 12

  • Pistons' Stan Van Gundy says trading Marcus Morris hardest decision he's made

    Michigan Live "Moving Marcus Morris was the most difficult decision Detroit Pistons coach and president of basketball operations Stan Van Gundy said he's had to do in his current job. That's the price he had to pay to pry Avery Bradley, one of the top two-way guards in the NBA, from the Boston Celtics. The..." July 11

  • Celtics Playing In East Was Key Part Of Pitch To Gordon Hayward

    Real GM Basketball "A big part of the Boston Celtics pitch to Gordon Hayward was the fact that the Eastern Conference represents an easier path to The Finals, according to sources. The Miami Heat also pitched this issue but to a lesser extent. While the Utah Jazz would surely be a contender for the Eastern..." July 11

  • After Bradley trade, Terry Rozier will get more playing time for Celtics

    Boston Globe "The Avery Bradley trade affected Terry Rozier in numerous ways. It cleared more playing time for the third-year guard in what had become a crowded backcourt. It also likely means Rozier stays in Boston with the club now having enough salary cap space to sign Gordon Hayward to a maximum..." July 10

  • Celtics’ Jaylen Brown to host event for young players at NBA Summer League

    The Undefeated "NBA players under 21 can’t legally drink or go to nightclubs while in Sin City for Summer League, so Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown is bringing some clean fun their way on Monday night. The second-year player confirmed to The Undefeated that he is hosting “Jaylen Brown’s Welcome to the NBA..." July 10

  • Gordon Hayward 'doesn't really want to be the man,' former Jazz teammate says

    Sporting News "Gordon Hayward's decision to join the Celtics over the Jazz came with a bit of controversy, namely from current and former Utah players. Trevor Booker, who currently plays power forward for the Nets, but spent two seasons with Hayward at Utah, took a shot at the new Celtics star. "Gordon's a..." July 10

  • Boston’s Jayson Tatum getting a taste of stardom, NBA grind at Summer League

    Pro Basketball Talk "The idea is to just give them a taste. With high draft picks heading into Summer League, the idea is just to give them a small sampling of what is to come at the next level, then see how they react. Summer League has given Tatum a taste of NBA stardom — he was wearing a custom T-shirt after the..." July 10

  • Celtics, Baynes agree to 1-year, $4.3M deal

    NESN "The Boston Celtics needed to address the interior after losing Amir Johnson, Kelly Olynyk and Tyler Zeller in free agency, and it appears they did just that with their latest reported acquisition. According to Shams Charania of The Vertical, the Celtics have agreed to a one-year contract with..." July 09

  • Clippers had interest in acquiring Avery Bradley before trade to Detroit

    Larry Brown Sports "Stop us if you’ve heard this one before, but Doc Rivers apparently tried to acquire another one of his former players from the Boston Celtics. Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe reports Saturday that the Clippers were “very interested” in trading for Avery Bradley before he was dealt to Detroit." July 09

  • Danny Ainge probably not done wheeling and dealing

    Boston Herald "With yesterday’s trade of Avery Bradley to clear cap space for Gordon Hayward and loosen a logjam at shooting guard, the Celtics have pretty much set their roster. Or have they? “No, we’re not comfortable yet,” Danny Ainge told the Herald. “We do like our team, but we’re still going to..." July 08

  • Isaiah Thomas on free agency: “They’ve got to bring the Brinks truck”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Isaiah Thomas — the cornerstone of the Boston Celtics’ offense, an All-NBA player who averaged 28.9 points per game last season — will make $6.3 million next season. Which by NBA standards is an absolute steal. Thomas has never made more than $7.2 million for a season and has career earnings after..." July 08

  • Celtics' Isaiah Thomas expects no Crowder-Hayward drama: 'We put all that aside'

    CBS Sports "Early in January, there was a bit of drama when the Utah Jazz made their lone trip to Boston to take on the Celtics and the TD Garden crowd showed a lot of love to Gordon Hayward. Jae Crowder did not take too kindly to his team's fans cheering an opposing player, and voiced his complaints both to..." July 08

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