Celtics Rumors & News

  • C's rally to beat Clippers 139-134 in OT thriller

    CSN New England "Wow! There would be no last second – make that less than a second – gaffe on the Boston Celtics part against the Los Angeles Clippers who for most of the fourth quarter on Wednesday had the Celtics where they wanted them. Boston found themselves facing an early deficit in overtime, only to..." February 11

  • Brad Stevens: It would take 'unique' trade to help Celtics

    Boston Herald "Among other benefits of the All-Star break, the Celtics now get to enjoy their position as the third seed in the Eastern Conference for roughly nine days. The question, especially after a game like last night’s 139-134 overtime win against the Clippers, is how much they want to change leading..." February 11

  • Celtics Should Be ‘Very Much In The Mix’ For Al Horford At Deadline

    CBS Boston "The NBA trade deadline is creeping closer, and the rumors are starting to heat up. The Celtics, despite their setback on Tuesday night in Milwaukee, appear poised to add a piece or two to really bolster the team for what could be a decent playoff run. And according to Yahoo’s Chris Mannix, that..." February 11

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    A. Sherrod Blakely @SherrodbCSN

    #Celtics Kelly Olynyk (right shoulder) out for the rest of tonight's game vs #Clippers.

  • Lineup shuffle helps Bucks grab win over Celtics

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Greg Monroe responded to a rare bench role in the best possible way. The Milwaukee Bucks center went out and dominated the Boston Celtics. Monroe scored a season-high 29 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the Bucks' 112-111 victory over the Celtics on Tuesday night at the BMO Harris Bradley..." February 10

  • Are the Celtics doing too well to make a trade?

    Celtics Blog "The Celtics are surging, having won 9 of their last 10 games including an upset win over the Cleveland Cavs. As such, they are getting more respect in the various "power polls" around the web. These are purely for fun, but they do give a feel for where the team stacks up to the rest of the league..." February 09

  • How Spike Lee, the NBA commissioner and ESPN took a stand on gun violence

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "In late October, the film director Spike Lee visited the National Basketball Association's Manhattan headquarters to discuss a bold idea. He had, for months, wanted to produce a commercial that would denounce gun violence in America. It is perhaps the most polarizing subject in the country, but..." February 09

  • Avery Bradley's 25 points helps Celtics beat Kings

    Boston "The Boston Celtics enjoyed a season-high scoring day to keep their current winning stretch rolling along. Avery Bradley scored 25 points, Isiah Thomas had 22 and the Celtics held off the Kings 128-119 on Sunday for their ninth win in 10 games. ‘‘Whenever you get a chance to run up and down..." February 08

  • Does Tyler Zeller make Amir Johnson tradeable?

    Celtics Blog "After Tyler Zeller lost his spot in the starting lineup and then eventually playing time altogether, Brad Stevens said that Zeller still had a lot to contribute to this team and would have a "huge role" as the season progressed. Over the last four games, he's averaged 20+ minutes per game and a..." February 08

  • C’s honor Chuck Cooper, NBA’s first black player

    Boston Herald "Chuck Cooper Jr. spent his life as a trailblazer, even he was drafted by the Celtics out of Duquesne in 1950 and became the first African-American in the history of the NBA. Cooper, honored by the Celtics and his son, Chuck Cooper III, as part of the team’s Heroes Among Us series during..." February 08

  • Avery Bradley 3 caps wild comeback for Celtics over Cavs

    Boston Herald "Improbable doesn’t begin to describe it. The Celtics trailed the Cavaliers by four points with seven seconds left — and they managed to pull a 104-103 rabbit out of their hat when Avery Bradley stuck a 3-pointer from the left corner at the buzzer. “It was the perfect storm. Things just went..." February 06

  • Silver says changes coming to Hack-A-Shaq rule

    USA Today "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s evolving opinion of Hack-A-Player indicates there may be changes to the increasingly practiced and increasingly reviled strategy. After months of media debate, putrid foul shooting, lengthy games and fan discontent, Silver told USA TODAY Sports in an NBA A to Z..." February 05

  • Ainge understands importance of trust in making deals

    CSN New England "Danny Ainge is always on the prowl for talent. But when it comes to getting deals done, the other ‘T’ word – trust – is in some ways just as important to identify when it comes to getting a deal done. And that trust comes over time and in many different forms such as previous dealings in..." February 05

  • NBA All-Star Saturday Night: LaVine, Curry back to defend their titles

    CBS Sports "The NBA announced its All-Star Weekend participants Thursday, including who will compete in the Slam Dunk Contest, the 3-Point Shootout and the skills competition. Slam Dunk Defending champion Zach LaVine leads the field after last year's electrifying performance. His challengers include..." February 05

  • Celtics nearly squander lead, hold on to beat Pistons

    CSN New England "There’s an old NBA coaching adage about no lead in the NBA is ever really safe. The Boston Celtics certainly put that to the test on Wednesday, nearly squandering a 24-point lead in the second half before holding on for a 102-95 win. Marcus Smart, who was 4-for-7 on threes, drained a..." February 04

  • These 2016 NBA restricted free agents could be trade bait in the next few weeks

    SB Nation "Three of the biggest names dealt at last year's NBA trade deadline (Brandon Knight, Reggie Jackson, Enes Kanter) had something in common: they were fourth-year players on the verge of getting paid in free agency. None of the three were top-level stars, and their incumbent teams didn't see the..." February 04

  • Mannix: Nuggets continues to turn down Celtics offer for Danilo Gallinari

    CSN New England "Chris Mannix, Celtics sideline reporter and Yahoo NBA Insider, talks with Toucher & Rich about Boston's attempt to trade for Nuggets' forward Danilo Gallinari. " February 04

  • Celtics switch it up, beat Knicks in the paint

    CSN New England "It became clear early on during Tuesday night's game that the three-ball was not going to save the Celtics. The Knicks jumped out to a 9-0 lead on Boston, which took its first three shots of the game from beyond the three-point line. Three bricks. In fact, the C's had missed five..." February 03

  • Report: Celtics talking to Rockets about Howard

    CSN New England "Here's some news that would have had hearts pounding locally a year or two ago. The New York Daily News reports the Celtics "have engaged the Houston Rockets in talks about a possible deal for Dwight Howard". And on the face of it, it makes sense: The Celtics need a big to leap out of the..." February 03

  • David Lee To Be Traded Or Bought Out By Celtics

    Real GM Basketball " The Boston Celtics will buy out David Lee if they are unable to move him by the deadline. Lee is in the final season of his current contract." February 03

  • NBA 2K basketball video game sued over use of player tattoos

    New York Daily News "The makers of hit video game series NBA 2K have been slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit for using images of several NBA players’ body art — including four of LeBron James’ tattoos — without permission. Solid Oak Sketches claims Take-Two Interactive Software has used eight of its..." February 02

  • Jae Crowder sidelined with shin injury

    Celtics Blog "The Boston Celtics suffered more than merely another tally in the loss column during their last trip to Orlando over the weekend, as they now face the prospect of losing starting forward Jae Crowder for an uncertain period of time. The Boston Herald's Steve Bulpett reported Monday morning that..." February 01

  • Orlando Magic beat Boston Celtics 119-114 to snap 8-game losing streak

    Orlando Sentinel "The Orlando Magic can salvage their season if, and only if, they replicate the spirit and effort they showed during the final 21 minutes of their game Sunday night against the Boston Celtics. That stretch must serve as the Magic's benchmark from now on. The critical turning point arrived..." February 01

  • Ainge talked with David Lee regarding future with C's

    CSN New England "Boston has been beating teams so badly of late, it has afforded head coach Brad Stevens an opportunity to empty his bench; well almost empty his bench. Veteran David Lee has been the one Celtic player who has remained a mainstay on the sideline, regardless of how lopsided games have..." February 01

  • How players are controlling their own media and what it means for the NBA

    CBS Sports "During an otherwise inconsequential regular season game in March 2009, then-Milwaukee Bucks forward Charlie Villanueva did something unusual. He posted the following tweet from the locker room at halftime. The ensuing media coverage of this apparent indiscretion is pure comedy when you read..." February 01

  • Celtics Have Inquired On Al Horford, Jeff Teague

    Real GM Basketball "The Boston Celtics have inquired about the availability of Al Horford and Jeff Teague. The Celtics have a considerable number of trade assets to facilitate a trade. "Atlanta, I've been told, is ready to turn the page, to give the team to Dennis Schroeder, their young point guard,who is ready..." January 30

  • Celtics blow out Magic 113-94 for fifth straight win

    CSN New England "It would have been so easy for the Boston Celtics to have a letdown Friday night. They were riding a four-game winning streak. Isaiah Thomas was named an NBA all-star for the first time less than 24 hours earlier. And in front of them was the Orlando Magic, losers of seven in a row...." January 30

  • Report: C's 'quietly aggressive' on trade front

    WEEI Boston "Much has been made of the fact that the Celtics are loaded with assets as the Feb. 18 trade deadline approaches. The team has appealing complementary players and multiple draft picks to dangle. Controversial Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins long has been considered a target for C’s president..." January 30

  • All-Star Reserves Announced

    NBA.com "Millions of fan votes decided who the starters would be for the 65th NBA All-Star Game next month in Toronto. Only 12 to 14 were required, from coaches around the league, were required to decide the 14 other players who would fill out the rosters for the Eastern and Western Conference..." January 29

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    Brad Turner @BA_Turner

    East All Star reserves: Jimmy Butler, DeMar DeRozan, Paul Millsap, Andre Drummond, Chris Bosh, John Wall, Isaiah Thomas

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Western Conference reserves: Draymond Green, James Harden, Chris Paul, Klay Thompson, Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, Aldridge. No Dirk.

  • Danny Ainge: Celtics Not Championship Team But Won’t Make ‘Panic’ Trade

    NESN "Danny Ainge isn’t about to mortgage his team’s future for a fleeting shot at glory. The Boston Celtics president of basketball acknowledged during his weekly interview with 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Toucher & Rich” what any logical basketball fans already know: As currently constructed, the..." January 28

  • Bradley's red-hot half leads C's to 111-103 win

    CSN New England "Aside from Avery Bradley’s red-hot shooting in the first half, there wasn’t anything exceptional about the Boston Celtics’ play against the Denver Nuggets. It was a workmanlike, get-er-done kind of game that ended with the Celtics coming out on top 111-103 This was the kind of game that..." January 28

  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to reevaluate fan voting for All-Star Game

    USA Today "Since NBA Commissioner Adam Silver officially took over for David Stern during All-Star weekend nearly two years ago, his willingness to consider any and all changes that would improve the league has been one of the hallmarks of his tenure. That ideology, it appears, will apply to the All-Star..." January 28

  • Should the Celtics trade for Kevin Love?

    Celtics Blog "There aren't any trade rumors to discuss at the moment but I thought I'd fill in some of the space before the deadline with a series dedicated to trade speculation. I'm starting with the topic du jour, Kevin Love. Is he available? Let's start with his availability. Are the Cavs really..." January 26

  • Should the Celtics trade for Gordon Hayward?

    Celtics Blog "The next on our list of "should the Celtics trade for...?" is Brad Stevens' former Butler player Gordon Hayward. The rationale is pretty obvious. There's a connection between the coach and player and Hayward could provide some next level scoring for the Celtics. The only reason the Jazz..." January 26

  • Thomas lights up Wizards as Celtics win 3rd straight, 116-91

    Boston "Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens knows 5-foot-9 guard Isaiah Thomas rarely faces players his own size. Thomas just brings his best game to the biggest matchups. Against John Wall and the Washington Wizards, Thomas darted and dazzled all over the court, leading the Celtics to a 116-91 blowout..." January 26

  • Report: Celtics' Avery Bradley 'unhappy' with contract situation

    CBS Sports "The Boston Celtics' decision to re-sign Avery Bradley to a four-year, $32 million deal in 2014 was actually a bit of a controversial one. At the time, Bradley was considered a defensive whiz, but a player whose physical style kept him on the shelf often, and wasn't a great offensive player. Then..." January 26

  • Celtics bury Sixers in snow-covered Philly

    Boston Herald "The Celtics had to deal with the trouble of flight cancellations, travel uncertainty and getting in this morning for a Saturday game that was postponed until tonight. But the 76ers? S'no problem. Many in the Philadelphia area had to dig out from more than two feet of snow from Winter Storm..." January 25

  • Raptors looking to add Lee?

    Sportsnet "The NBA’s Feb. 18 trade deadline is less than a month away and the hot stove is beginning to warm up. Here’s some of the latest buzz from around the league. Celtics, Raptors working on a deal? The Skinny: Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders reports that the Boston Celtics are looking to move..." January 24

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    Boston Celtics @celtics

    The Celtics have assigned James Young to the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League.

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    Scott Souza @Scott_Souza

    Some good news: Amir Johnson back w/#Celtics. Jae Crowder, however, is not. Crowder was sick last night.

  • Sullinger's 13th double-double helps C's over Bulls

    CSN New England "Jared Sullinger has been a much more dependable player for the Boston Celtics than many thought he'd be prior to the start of the 2015-16 season. And on Friday night against the Bulls, the Celtics needed to depend on him even more. With Amir Johnson missing the game due to personal reasons,..." January 23

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    Steve Kyler @stevekylerNBA

    NBA announced Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers has been postponed and will be made up on Sunday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. ET

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    Sporting News NBA @sn_nba

    Eastern Conference All-Star Game Starters: G: K. Lowry G: D. Wade F: L. James F: P. George F: C. Anthony

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    ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

    Western Conference All-Star Starters: Stephen Curry (GSW) Russell Westbrook (OKC) Kobe Bryant (LAL) Kawhi Leonard (SAS) Kevin Durant (OKC)

  • Once again, Danny Ainge has Celtics in position to reshape franchise

    CBS Sports "It's easy to forget now, but in 2007, Danny Ainge was in danger of becoming another statistic. Not an advanced one, mind you. This one is the simplest of metrics: NBA executives who, for one reason or another, get fired. Usually the reason is losing, and that's what the Celtics were doing in..." January 21

  • Unpredictable Raptors top Celtics, win sixth straight

    Toronto Sun "The Raptors can't say Dwane Casey failed to send a warning before Wednesday's game against the Boston Celtics. “We can't play two out of four quarters,” Casey had said a day earlier. “We need to string them together. If not, it's going to be a long evening." The Raptors again showcased the..." January 21

  • This simple rule change will end the intentional fouling epidemic in the NBA

    SB Nation "On Wednesday, the Rockets intentionally fouled Andre Drummond 12 times in a row to start the third quarter. This included intentionally putting the Pistons into the bonus using an end-of-the-bench player for the first five fouls. This is not basketball. While intentional fouling is only an..." January 21

  • The Big Shorts: An era in basketball fashion is coming to an end

    Washington Post "Jerry West, the model for the logo of the National Basketball Association, wore basketball shorts the length of loincloths. Michael Jordan inspired a major alteration when he appealed for a longer and baggier cut. Then a group of freshmen at the University of Michigan known as the “Fab Five”..." January 21