Celtics Rumors & News

  • Danny Ainge sees huge year ahead for Rajon Rondo

    Boston Globe "Celtics vice president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said Monday he has been especially impressed with the progress of Rajon Rondo since his return from right knee surgery and is looking forward to Rondo returning next year. Rondo, who had 8 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists in a..." April 15

  • Guards give Sixers win over Celtics in home finale

    CSN Philly "The Sixers were able to finish up the home portion of their schedule just the way they started it -- with a win. The Sixers closed out their slate at the Wells Fargo Center on Monday night with a 113-108 win over the Celtics (see Instant Replay). The victory was the Sixers’ 18th of the season..." April 15

  • What's next for Lakers, Celtics, Knicks?

    USA Today "As NBA projects go, the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics are at different stages of their respective rebuilds. The Knicks won 54 games last season and didn't see this sort of freefall coming, so owner James Dolan whipped out his checkbook and gave the legendary Phil..." April 13

  • Avery Bradley making significant 3-point changes at end of Boston Celtics season

    MassLive.com "When Avery Bradley first entered the NBA, he did so with a reputation for being a pretty good outside shooter. But his first season and a half threatened to tear that reputation down. He couldn't hit anything. Each midrange jumper counted as an adventure. Every shot carried the potential to miss..." April 13

  • Celtics owner thinks team has the right plan

    USA Today "Wyc Grousbeck isn't about to take blame for those forgettable years before his Boston Celtics ownership group arrived in 2002. Seven playoff absences in nine seasons? It was the sort of stretch that would have driven him insane. He's struggling enough with this one postseason-less campaign,..." April 13

  • Celtics make short work of Cavaliers, 111-99

    CSN New England "Rookie Kelly Olynyk matched a career high with 25 points and the short-handed Boston Celtics defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 111-99 on Saturday night. Avery Bradley also scored 25 points for the Celtics, who built a 33-point lead early in the fourth quarter before Cleveland's reserves cut into..." April 13

  • Rajon Rondo says fan support is ‘a big reason why you wouldn’t want to leave’ Boston

    Boston Herald "On Wednesday, they played in Atlanta, where the Hawks were fighting for a playoff berth and where fans fight with empty seats for numerical superiority. Last week, they were in Washington on the night the Wizards clinched a playoff berth, and the crowd was less than a sellout and less than..." April 12

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    gary washburn @GwashburnGlobe

    Ok folks, Rondo (shin), Bayless (knee) and Sullinger (ankle) are all out tonight vs #cavaliers. Humphries (knee) gametime decision #celtics

  • Bradley scores 22 as Celtics top Bobcats 106-103

    Boston Globe "Avery Bradley scored 22 points, Phil Pressey had a career-high 13 assists and the Boston Celtics held off a late surge by the Charlotte Bobcats for a 106-103 win that snapped a nine-game losing streak on Friday night. Boston led 104-103 before Jared Sullinger made two free throws with 2.5..." April 12

  • Rondo receives flop warning

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Celtics guard Rajon Rondo received a warning for violating the NBA’s anti-flopping rule during Wednesday’s game against the Hawks. The incident occurred with 3:48 remaining in the fourth quarter and the Celtics holding an 89-87 lead. " April 12

  • Atlanta escapes with 105-97 victory over Boston

    Peachtree Hoops "It was anything but perfect, but after a 48-minute battle with the Boston Celtics, the Atlanta Hawks emerged with a crucial victory by the final score of 105-97. The opening moments on Wednesday were the complete opposite of Tuesday's disaster, as the Hawks came out on the offensive, both..." April 10

  • Having settled in with Celtics, Kris Humphries may want to stick around

    Boston Herald "The trip was exhausting and, for Kris Humphries, depressing. Mikhail Prokhorov bought the New Jersey Nets, and as a kickoff to the 2010 exhibition season, the oligarch owner flew his new team to Moscow for practice. Games in Beijing and Shanghai followed. And Humphries was buried. The Nets..." April 09

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    Jay King @ByJayKing

    Also in that injury update: Rondo still expects to miss second leg of back-to-back this weekend.

  • TD Garden To Undergo $70M Renovation, ‘Complete Refurbishment’

    NESN "TD Garden will be getting quite the facelift this summer. A privately funded, two-year, $70 million renovation project is set to begin at the home of the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics. Among the changes in store for the 19-year-old arena are “a relocation and expansion of the Bruins’ Proshop,..." April 07

  • Joel Anthony considering whether to exercise player option or become a free agent this summer

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Heat prefer not to trade good locker room guys who are important to the team’s chemistry. So, for them to give up Joel Anthony and some picks in the midseason deal that returned only Toney Douglas, there had to be some very valid reasons. There are two, actually. Anthony is no longer..." April 06

  • Pistons rally in second half to beat Celtics

    Detroit News "The Pistons kept their slim playoff hopes alive for at least another day, coming back from a 19-point second-half deficit to defeat the Boston Celtics, 115-111, Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. The Pistons trailed 82-63 early in the third quarter with the Celtics making 13-of-19..." April 06

  • Sixers top Celtics despite Rondo triple-double

    CSN Philly "This is a tricky time in the NBA season. Teams that are fighting for playoff positioning can been seen on a nightly basis giving it their all, while clubs playing out the string can also be witnessed packing it in for summer vacation. The Sixers and Celtics might not be headed to the..." April 05

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    Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP

    Avery Bradley (strained achilles) out until at least Wednesday.

  • Mourning, Richmond reportedly elected to Hall of Fame

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA doesn’t have a Hall of Fame, leaving the duty of honoring its all-time greats to the Basketball Hall of Fame – an organization hung up on honoring players and coaches (way too many coaches) based on accomplishments at lesser levels. Its processes are both screwed up and secretive (though..." April 04

  • Wizards rout Celtics, 118-82, to clinch first playoff berth since 2008

    Washington Post "Towel draped over his shoulder, John Wall didn’t have any worries as he sat for the entire fourth quarter of the Washington Wizards’ 118-92 victory over the Boston Celtics, gleefully letting the deep end of the bench close out a game that will take him — and the franchise he was drafted to lead —..." April 03

  • 13d
    Boston Celtics @celtics

    Avery Bradley says he hopes to play tonight against Washington but says that his status will not be decided until later tonight.

  • Johnson looks to make most of opportunities

    CSN New England "For Chris Johnson, this season -- scratch that -- his entire NBA career has been all about him making the most of his opportunities to play. Depending on the severity of Avery Bradley's Achilles injury, Johnson may very well find himself playing an even more prominent role for the Celtics to..." April 02

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    A. Sherrod Blakely @SherrodbCSN

    #Celtics Avery Bradley (right Achilles strain) out tonight vs #Wizards. #Celticstalk

  • Bulls make it 2 wins in 2 nights against Celtics

    Chicago Tribune "The game had a playoff vibe, at least in one respect. It was not because of the opponent, the overmatched Celtics. But given that the Bulls left Boston with a win Sunday, Monday's game gave them the rare opportunity for a two-day, two-game sweep. "It's good preparation," coach Tom..." April 01

  • D.J. Augustin scores career-high 33, saves Bulls

    Chicago Tribune "On a night the rebounding failed again and the defense didn't play as sharp as it will need to, the Bulls won a shootout Sunday night. Those words haven't been used often this season, but these have: D.J. Augustin to the rescue. Augustin's career-high 33 points featured 15 in the fourth..." March 31

  • Brad Stevens thinks about changing Boston Celtics starting lineup 'every minute of every day'

    MassLive.com "Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens has thought just a little bit about changing his starting lineup. “Every minute of every day,” he said. It’s one question that keeps Stevens awake at night. He knows the frontcourt duo of Kris Humphries and Brandon Bass has bled points all season. He..." March 30

  • Raptors clinch playoff spot with win over Celtics

    Toronto Sun "The Raptors used the front door to usher their return to the playoffs on a night that was as close to post-season basketball without the stakes. It was close, dramatic, featuring late-game heroics and good coaching, the kind of elements fans will see every night when the NBA’s second season..." March 29

  • Pressey steady for C's in Rondo's absence

    CSN New England "Rajon Rondo was in the middle of yet another impressive game on Wednesday when Phil Pressey got the call to enter the game. An inadvertent elbow from Toronto's Greivis Vasquez struck Rondo's face and opened a gash between his eyebrows that took nine stitches to close. In comes Pressey, who..." March 28

  • Jerryd Bayless Prioritizes Re-Signing With Celtics

    Real GM Basketball "Jerryd Bayless has enjoyed his time with the Boston Celtics, who acquired him in a deal with the Memphis Grizzlies before the trade deadline. Bayless will be a free agent at season's end but is prioritizing a return to the Celtics. "I would be happy about that," Bayless said. "That would be..." March 27

  • Rajon Rondo to fill in as analyst on Celtics broadcast

    Pro Basketball Talk "Rajon Rondo is being held out of back-to-back contests by the Celtics this season, in order to be extra-cautious with the team’s franchise player who’s coming off of serious surgery, and playing in what is nothing more than a rebuilding year for the organization. That little wrinkle allows..." March 27

  • Raptors do their part with win over Celtics

    Toronto Sun "By the time the Raptors returned home on Wednesday night, their playoff may have been determined. At least Toronto did its part, rebounding from a near-miss in Cleveland to knock off the host Celtics 99-90. With the win, Toronto’s magic number to earn a post-season berth was reduced to one,..." March 27

  • Jared Sullinger schools doubters

    Boston Herald "Jared Sullinger knows what it’s like when fortunes rise and fall during the NCAA tournament. The second-year Celtics forward went 5-for-19 from the floor on the way to 13 points in his last college game, an Ohio State loss to Kansas in the 2012 Final Four. “In the back of my phone,”..." March 26

  • Shaquille O'Neal under investigation for alleged assault

    WSB-TV Atlanta "Channel 2 Action News has learned former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal is under investigation by the Atlanta Police Department for an alleged assault. Channel 2’s Ryan Young obtained a police report detailing the incident, but so far, O’Neal has not been charged with anything. Shaquille O’Neal..." March 25

  • Jerryd Bayless: Wiggins, Parker can ‘learn just as well’ in NBA

    Boston Globe "Celtics guard Jerryd Bayless, who is taking part in a Boys & Girls Club charity event sponsored by Nesquick (details below), answered questions for Boston.com on the adjustment from college to the NBA for this year’s top draft prospects and on a difficult Celtics season. Question: You went to..." March 25

  • Nets stomp Boston for 11th straight home win

    New York Post "When Brook Lopez was lost for the season on Dec. 20 with the latest fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot, it appeared a season the Nets had, only a couple of months earlier, anticipated with so much optimism was on the edge of chaos. The Nets were 9-17 at that time — and were..." March 22

  • Jeff Green on criticism of his inconsistency: ‘I don’t give a (expletive). It don’t bother me’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jeff Green scored 39 points Sunday, making him one of just nine players to score that much multiple times this season. The other eight – Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, Kevin Love, James Harden, Stephen Curry and Blake Griffin – were all All-Stars. But in the game..." March 21

  • 26d
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    The Boston Celtics will sign Chris Babb to a multi-year contract, a league source tells Yahoo Sports. His second 10-day deal ends today.

  • 26d
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    The Boston Celtics will sign Chris Babb to a multi-year contract, a league source tells Yahoo Sports. His second 10-day deal ends today.

  • 26d
    Ben Rohrbach @brohrbach

    Ainge: "We have every intention of having Avery Bradley with us in the future."

  • Babb's future uncertain as 2nd 10-day deal expires

    CSN New England "Chris Babb literally has no idea where he'll be 24 hours from now. His second, 10-day contract expires Thursday and it's unclear if the Celtics intend on keeping him around for what will have to be the rest of the season. "I've given all I got, so I feel good about that," Babb told..." March 20

  • Sponsor Logos "Inevitable" For NBA Jerseys

    ESPN.com "Get ready to sponsor logos on NBA jerseys. It's most likely coming in the next five years, NBA commissioner Adam Silver told an audience at the IMG World Congress of Sports on Wednesday. "It just creates that much more of an opportunity for our marketing partners to get to get that much..." March 20

  • Celtics signing Chris Babb for remainder of season

    Yahoo! Sports "The Boston Celtics will sign guard Chris Babb for the rest of the season, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The deal includes future team options that give the Celtics an ability to keep Babb beyond this season, sources said. Babb completed his second consecutive 10-day contract with Boston..." March 20

  • Big 4th pushes C's past LeBron-less Heat, 101-96

    CSN New England "The Celtics may not be going to the postseason this year. Still, that won't stop them from playing the role of spoiler when they can. The Celtics finished the fourth quarter strong on Wednesday in knocking off the two-time NBA champion Miami Heat, 101-96. With the score tied at 94 late in..." March 20

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    A. Sherrod Blakely @SherrodbCSN

    Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley will start tonight for the #Celtics against the #Heat. #celticstalk

  • Mavericks survive shamrock power, beat Celtics on their own holiday

    Dallas Morning News "Some things, you just know are going to be difficult for a team like the Mavericks, and beating the Shamrocks on St. Paddy’s Day certainly was. Yes, even these woeful Boston Celtics, who bear no resemblance whatsoever to their highly successful ancestors of this proud franchise. Like the..." March 18

  • Pelicans escape with 121-120 overtime victory against the Boston Celtics behind Anthony Davis' 40 points

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Even with forward Anthony Davis playing sensational, the New Orleans Pelicans had been unable to break the habit of blowing late fourth-quarter leads in their past two games. On Sunday, the Pelicans almost experienced the same setback. But after getting forced into overtime by the Boston..." March 17

  • Jared Sullinger battles growing pains

    Boston Herald "Jared Sullinger’s offense will always be predicated on adjustments, and considering the power forward’s recent shooting trouble, he’s once again in recalibration mode. It’s understood that as a 6-foot-9 post scorer, Sullinger will always work against superior length. If not matched against a..." March 16

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    A. Sherrod Blakely @SherrodbCSN

    #Celtics Brad Stevens reiterates Rondo (rest) will not play vs #Mavs, consistent w/Rondo choosing to not play in back-to-back games yet.

  • Celtics don’t want to trade Rajon Rondo

    Fansided "Leading up to last month’s NBA trade deadline, Boston Celtics‘ point guard Rajon Rondo’s name continued to come up in rumors. One reported trade would have sent Rondo to Sacramento for a package including Isaiah Thomas. However, according to Sean Deveney of The Sporting News, none of these..." March 15

  • Phoenix Suns fight off Boston Celtics for 87-80 win

    Arizona Republic "The Suns finally had their first sighting of a long-lost defense Friday night in Boston but even a season-best statistical performance did not have them ahead in the fourth quarter. With nine minutes to go, Suns center Miles Plumlee took a poke to the eye and had to leave and coach Jeff..." March 15

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