Celtics Rumors & News

  • NBA beats odds, sees gain in local ratings

    Sports Business Daily "The NBA continues to buck the television ratings trend, with both national and local viewership showing impressive gains as the league headed into the All-Star break. Nationally, NBA games on ABC, ESPN, NBA TV and TNT are showing double-digit viewership increases. The combined 15 percent jump..." February 20

  • Adam Silver after NBA All-Star success: 'Sounds like we're going to have a televised draft'

    USA Today "Toronto Raptors All-Star shooting guard DeMar DeRozan made the most vocal plea for televising the player draft immediately following Sunday’s All-Star Game. “Televise it,” he said. “Give the people what they want. I think everybody wants to see it. At the end of the day, every single person..." February 20

  • Adam Silver: NBA still considering changing playoff format

    Sportsnaut "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver gave his version of the state of the league address during All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles on Saturday evening. The innovative commissioner touched on a ton of topics, including the Association considering drastically changing its playoff format. It was previously..." February 18

  • Stephen Jackson pokes fun at Kyrie Irving by spinning globe during presser

    The Sports Daily "Celtics star Kyrie Irving may never be free from fans and analysts alike trolling him over his past comments about the Earth being flat. Even though he revealed that he wishes he could take that statement back during a recent appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” former NBA player Stephen Jackson..." February 17

  • Hard work, steady development paid off for Jayson Tatum, Celtics

    Boston Herald "Duke’s Blue vs. White tipoff scrimmage, a rite of fall in Durham, N.C., is a college basketball showcase unlike any other. And on Oct. 22, 2016, the star quotient was especially high. Eight McDonald’s All-Americans were on the floor, including Chase Jeter, Frank Jackson, Grayson Allen, Luke..." February 16

  • Jaylen Brown on LeBron should “shut up and dribble” comment: “That’s a narrative… it’s time to move on from it”

    Pro Basketball Talk "“Stick to sports.” It’s the intellectually lazy argument (and attempt to demean) used when people disagree with the opinion of an athlete (or media member covering athletes). Fox News host Laura Ingraham took that sentiment to new — and for my money racist — level this week. When LeBron James..." February 16

  • Kyrie Irving Won't Rule Out Reunion With LeBron One Day

    12 Up "​Has the war between LeBron James and Kyrie Irving finally ended? Between their ​petty disputes and ​ridiculous threats, the two former teammates dominated the NBA headlines for months. While they have been rather quiet over the past few weeks, Kyrie Irving might have just sparked the next..." February 16

  • Brad Stevens: Celtics will ‘look at everything’ to break losing skid

    Sportsnaut "The All-Star break is coming at just the right time for the Boston Celtics. They have lost three straight games and four of their last five. Speaking on Wednesday, coach Brad Stevens hinted at the idea that some changes to the rotation could be in order. “We’ll look at everything,”..." February 15

  • NBA Rumors: Pacers could target Aaron Gordon, Marcus Smart in free agency

    Clutch Points "With an impressive 33-25 record heading into the All-Star Break, the Indiana Pacers are one of the biggest surprise teams in the NBA this 2017-18 season. However, this upcoming offseason, it shouldn’t come as a surprise if the team tries to sign players like Orlando Magic star power forward Aaron..." February 15

  • NBA Rumors: Celtics Will Consider Lineup Changes Following All-Star Break

    Real GM Basketball "The Boston Celtics will consider changing their lineup after the All-Star break. Boston has lost nine of their past 15 games. "It's going to be a tough ending if we don't change a little bit, and I'll look at what I can change, as well," a visibly discouraged Stevens said after Wednesday's..." February 15

  • Doc: Allen wanted to attend Pierce's tribute, but unsure it was 'right time'

    The Score "Ray Allen was a noticeable absence from Paul Pierce's jersey retirement ceremony Sunday, though it was apparently on the mind of the former Boston Celtics sharpshooter. Allen's relationship with Pierce and Kevin Garnett - who collectively formed the 2008 champion Celtics' Big Three - has been..." February 14

  • Paul Pierce says Kevin Garnett's number will be next retired by Celtics

    ESPN "Boston Celtics legend Paul Pierce believes Kevin Garnett's No. 5 will soon hang alongside Pierce's No. 34 in the rafters at TD Garden. After Pierce's number was retired Sunday in Boston, the 10-time All-Star wondered if, in an era of players switching teams in free agency, it might be a while..." February 14

  • Celtics’ Kyrie Irving Reveals Release Date For ‘Uncle Drew’ Movie

    NESN "June could be a big month for Kyrie Irving. Not only are the Boston Celtics among the Eastern Conference teams capable of making a deep playoff run, perhaps even resulting in a trip to the NBA Finals. But Irving also revealed that his “Uncle Drew” movie will hit theaters on June 29. Irving..." February 13

  • Paul Pierce explained why he wasn't upset Ray Allen skipped jersey retirement

    USA Today "Paul Pierce’s jersey retirement ceremony brought former teammates Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo to TD Garden. Doc Rivers was also in attendance to take in the festivities. Ray Allen, though, was not. On Sunday, Allen posted an Instagram photo from the golf course and congratulated George..." February 13

  • Brad Stevens Not Expecting Gordon Hayward To Return This Season

    Real GM Basketball "While there has been increasing speculation that Gordon Hayward may return from his ankle injury this season, it has not been discussed between Hayward and Brad Stevens. Hayward suffered his lower leg injury on opening night and subsequently underwent major surgery." February 12

  • Marcus Smart at peace after trade deadline passes

    Boston Herald "When the trade deadline passed last Thursday, Marcus Smart actually could have expended a heavier sigh of relief. But when he heard about the high price the Celtics were asking from suitors, he took comfort in the fact the price was too rich for anyone to bite. “Danny (Ainge) just told me, ‘We..." February 12

  • NBA's buyout market: Which players could be available?

    USA Today "The buyout market is open for business, offering teams their last chance at upgrades ahead of the postseason. We've already seen some significant movement from guys who could potentially influence a playoff series or bolster the backend of a roster. Teams have until March 1 to add a player on..." February 12

  • Why did we get the Kyrie Irving trade so wrong?

    ESPN "As the Cleveland Cavaliers visit Boston on Sunday without former Celtics Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder, both dealt before Thursday's trade deadline, I think it's worth investigating how the Kyrie Irving trade went so wrong in Cleveland. Crowder and Thomas, the veterans acquired for Irving, along..." February 12

  • Ray Allen went golfing with George Lopez during Paul Pierce's jersey retirement

    USA Today "The Boston Celtics honored Paul Pierce on Sunday as the longtime Celtic had his jersey retired at TD Garden. Former coach Doc Rivers and teammates Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo, Robert Parish and Antoine Walker were in the building for the game. Ray Allen, though, was not included in the..." February 11

  • Marcus Smart will be out until after All-Star break

    Clutch Points "Boston Celtics swingman Marcus Smart has been out for the last several games with a hand injury he suffered after punching something in a hotel room recently. Now it appears that injury will keep him out for an even longer amount of time. The team announced Sunday that Smart will not return to..." February 11

  • Doc Rivers attending Cavs-Celtics game to 'Grab a beer' and 'Boo LeBron'

    Sportsnaut "Former Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers is taking time out of his busy schedule with the Los Angeles Clippers to attend an NBA game as a fan on Sunday. That comes with the Cleveland Cavaliers set to take on the Celtics in Boston as the home team retires Paul Pierce’s jersey. So what are..." February 11

  • Robert Parish says Paul Pierce is the best offensive player in Celtics history

    CBS Sports "Paul Pierce is already a legend in the minds of Boston Celtics fans, but on Sunday he will officially be recognized as such by the organization when it raises his No. 34 to the rafters. Ahead of the big event, the Celtics hosted a dinner for Pierce, which was attended by many members of the..." February 11

  • Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen not expected to attend Pierce jersey retirement

    Larry Brown Sports "Paul Pierce’s jersey retirement ceremony does not look like it will serve as a reunion for the Boston Celtics’ Big 3. ESPN’s Marc J. Spears reported on Saturday that Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen are not expected to attend Pierce’s jersey retirement ceremony on Sunday. Rajon Rondo, who was..." February 10

  • NBA Rumors: Here’s What Celtics Offered Grizzlies In Trade For Tyreke Evans

    NESN "The Boston Celtics fell short in their quest to acquire Memphis Grizzlies guard Tyreke Evans before Thursday’s NBA trade deadline, but it wasn’t for lack of trying. The Celtics talked to the Grizzlies about a potential trade minutes before the deadline, per HoopsHype’s Alex Kennedy, who also..." February 09

  • NBA Rumors: Celtics Opt Not To Make Deadline Deal, Not Moving Marcus Smart

    NESN "The Boston Celtics, by all accounts, looked to be in a staring contest with Memphis Grizzlies. As the NBA trade deadline came and went, neither blinked. The 3 p.m. ET deadline came and went Thursday afternoon, and the Celtics are standing pat, according to Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charnia. As..." February 08

  • Celtics Announce Signing Of Greg Monroe

    CBS Boston "It’s official: Greg Monroe is a Boston Celtic. The team announced their long-rumored signing shortly after Thursday’s 3 p.m. trade deadline. Monroe is expected to make his Boston debut on Thursday night against the Washington Wizards. He’ll wear No. 55 for the C’s for the rest of the season." February 08

  • Isaiah Thomas could re-join Celtics if bought out by Lakers

    247 Sports "Could we be seeing Isaiah Thomas' return to Boston? Following Thomas' trade to the Los Angeles Lakers from the Cleveland Cavaliers, there was speculation as to how Thomas would fit into the team. After all, Lonzo Ball is the starting point guard and Josh Hart has lit up the stat sheet while..." February 08

  • NBA Rumors: Celtics Among NBA Teams Expected To Pursue Joe Johnson

    NESN "An old friend reportedly could end up with the Boston Celtics. Joe Johnson was one of the many casualties of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ roster blowup before Thursday’s NBA Trade deadline. Shortly after sending Isaiah Thomas to the Los Angeles Lakers, the Cavs sent forward Jae Crowder and guard..." February 08

  • Rachel Nichols, Katie Nolan to coach NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

    Awful Announcing "What do Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, Diddy, Ashton Kutcher, Eva Longoria, Queen Latifah, Gabrielle Union, Magic Johnson, Julius Erving, Bill Walton, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Jalen Rose, Bill Simmons, Mike Golic, Mike Greenberg, Jemele Hill, Michael Smith, Kevin Hart, Drake..." February 08

  • NBA rumors: Teams shifting focus out of trade market and into buyout possibilities

    Clutch Points "Teams have started to shift their focus out of a frenzied trade deadline market, instead focusing on the buyout market soon to ensue, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The deadline for contract buyouts is March 1. Just as teams are looking to aggressively sell some of their star and role..." February 08

  • NBA Rumors: Here’s What Grizzlies Want For Tyreke Evans; Will Celtics Budge?

    NESN "The Memphis Grizzlies appear to be playing hardball with Tyreke Evans. The veteran forward has drawn interest from several teams — including the Boston Celtics — ahead of Thursday’s 3 p.m. ET NBA trade deadline. But according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Memphis has a hard-and-fast asking..." February 08

  • Boston Celtics still waiting to finalize Greg Monroe's contract, but Monroe is in Boston

    Mass Live "The Boston Celtics have agreed to terms with former Phoenix Suns big man Greg Monroe, but they are reportedly still waiting to officially sign him -- with the trade deadline approaching, Danny Ainge presumably would like to preserve as much roster flexibility as possible. One of the many, many..." February 07

  • NBA Trade Rumor: Thunder Expressed Interest In Trading For Marcus Smart

    SLAM Online "The Oklahoma City Thunder have reportedly expressed interest in trading for Celtics guard Marcus Smart. According to The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor, OKC’s “lack of draft assets” might keep them out of the mix for Smart." February 07

  • NBA Team Values 2018: Every Club Now Worth At Least $1 Billion

    Forbes.com "A weeklong selloff wiped out $4 trillion from global stock markets but don't expect the value of NBA teams to suffer. The average team is worth a record $1.65 billion, 22% over last year, and every team is worth at least $1 billion for the first time. Franchise values have tripled over the past..." February 07

  • NBA rumors: Tyreke Evans, Lou Williams headline surplus of wings available at the trade deadline

    USA Today "By the time the NBA trade deadline arrives at 3 pm EST on Thursday, at least a few general managers will be relaying the bad news to their owners. “Well sir, we weren’t able to land that first-round pick for our expendable, talented wing player because it turns out there were quite a few of..." February 07

  • Why patience may be a virtue as NBA trade deadline approaches

    New York Post "There will be buyers, sellers, renters and movers. And there is another group adorning the NBA landscape as Thursday’s trade deadline approaches: The waiters. No, not Dion’s kin or the Restaurant Workers Union, but rather executives around the league waiting to pounce on players bought out,..." February 07

  • Adidas Terminated Terry Rozier’s Contract for Wearing Nikes During a Shootaround

    Total Pro Sports "Terry Rozier is going to be a little lighter in the pockets after he wore a different brand name shoe. The Boston Celtics guard committed a huge no-no when he was spotted wearing Nike sneakers during a shootaround. As a result, Adidas terminated the deal he signed with them after last season’s..." February 06

  • Report | Kyrie Irving refused to play with LeBron James

    Fanrag Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers are in the midst of the their first year post-Kyrie Irving. Traded in the summer to the Boston Celtics for Isaiah Thomas, two others and a first-round draft pick, Irving is long gone, and it’s fair to say — as of this current moment — that the Cavaliers are on the wrong end..." February 06

  • Players Who Are Ineligible To Be Traded At Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "At the start of any NBA season, there’s generally a long list of players who can’t be traded. Most of those players signed new contracts during the offseason and subsequently don’t become trade-eligible until at least December 15. Offseason signees who meet certain criteria don’t have their trade..." February 06

  • Did Celtics Explore Trade For Blake Griffin Or DeAndre Jordan?

    NESN "The Los Angeles Clippers traded Blake Griffin to the Detroit Pistons last week in a stunning blockbuster, and various rumors suggest L.A. also could deal away DeAndre Jordan and Lou Williams before Thursday’s NBA trade deadline. So, where do the Boston Celtics stand amid this activity out..." February 06

  • Report: Celtics, Nuggets, 76ers frontrunners to trade for Tyreke Evans

    Pro Basketball Talk "Grizzlies guard/forward Tyreke Evans might be the player most likely to get traded before Thursday’s deadline. He’s having a good year on a bad team and will be a free agent next summer. It’ll take cap space or the mid-level exception to give him a starting salary more than $3,948,000. The way..." February 06

  • Report: Cavs Negotiated Kyrie Irving Deal ‘Entirely Without LeBron James’ Knowledge’

    SLAM Online "The Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly orchestrated the Kyrie Irving trade to Boston without consulting LeBron James. According to The Athletic‘s Jason Lloyd, GM Koby Altman called LeBron after finalizing the trade and said, “It’s the best we can do.”" February 06

  • Report: Celtics Chasing First-Round Pick To Help Acquire Lou Williams or Tyreke Evans

    SLAM Online "The Celtics are reportedly hoping to trade Marcus Smart for a first-round pick, and flip the pick for either Lou Williams or Tyreke Evans. " February 06

  • Celtics Reluctant To Trade First Round Pick, Prefer Buyout Market

    Real GM Basketball "The Boston Celtics are unlikely to give up any of their first round picks in a trade for what would likely be a short-term rental due to the presence of the Warriors. The Celtics will likely wait to explore the buyout market after the deadline. " February 06

  • Nuggets Have Interest In Marcus Smart

    Hoops Rumors "The Nuggets are among the teams that have explored possible Marcus Smart trade scenarios with the Celtics, league sources tell Marc Stein of The New York Times (via Twitter). A recent report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski suggested that Boston is willing to move Smart in exchange for a first-round..." February 05

  • A major NBA financial crunch is coming

    ESPN "In July 2016, the Portland Trail Blazers signed restricted free agent Meyers Leonard, their backup center, to a four-year, $41 million contract. It was at the tail end of a surge of large contracts given out that summer, the greatest time in NBA history to be a free agent. This summer, the..." February 05

  • Five players most likely to be moved before trade deadline

    Pro Basketball Talk "For all the talk of a tight trade market (and that is still the case in some quarters) we have already seen a blockbuster trade — Blake Griffin is now a Detroit Piston. We’ve also seen an expected trade, with Nikola Mirotic getting moved and the Pelicans stepping up to land him. Who else could..." February 05

  • Celtics rumors: Greg Monroe signing still on, but could be delayed for trade deadline flexibility

    Mass Live "Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens again declined to answer questions about Greg Monroe on Sunday because the big man still has not officially signed with his new team. Though Monroe has agreed to join the Celtics, the delay could potentially last until later this week, according to the..." February 05

  • Celtics coach Brad Stevens in 'Super' mood after Al Horford sinks game winner

    ESPN "Celtics coach Brad Stevens donned a "Not Done" New England Patriots winter cap and a Bill Belichick-style short-sleeve hoodie for his postgame media session after the Celtics rallied from a 16-point deficit Sunday to edge the visiting Portland Trail Blazers on Al Horford's..." February 04

  • Marcus Smart expects to return to Celtics after skin heals on lacerated right hand

    ESPN "Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart said he lacerated his right hand after punching a glass picture frame out of frustration over his play, and despite trade whispers surrounding his name, he said he expects to be back on the court with Boston after the All-Star break. Speaking to reporters for..." February 04

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