Celtics Rumors & News

  • Celtics guard Marcus Smart will play in Game 5

    Sporting News "The Celtics are about to get a reinforcement. Boston coach Brad Stevens told reporters Tuesday he expects Marcus Smart to be back in the lineup for Game 5 barring any setbacks. Smart has been out since March 11 after he underwent surgery on a torn tendon in his right thumb. The..." April 24

  • Marcus Smart questionable for Game 5 vs. Bucks on Tuesday

    WEEI Boston "Marcus Smart might be back sooner than we think. The Celtics guard, who had hoped to return for Thursday's Game 6 vs. the Bucks, was instead upgraded to questionable for Tuesday's Game 5 after receiving a clean bill of health from his surgeon on Monday, according to the Boston Herald. Smart..." April 24

  • Marcus Morris has had it with referees: 'It's laughable at this point'

    WEEI Boston "Celtics forward Marcus Morris is convinced NBA officials have it out for him. Less than 24 hours after the NBA announced Morris' $15,000 fine for criticizing the officials following Game 3's loss against the Bucks Friday night, Morris again expressed his frustration moments after Sunday's..." April 23

  • Marcus Smart Could Return from Injury for Game 6 vs. Bucks

    Bleacher Report "Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart told reporters he will meet with a doctor in New York City in hopes of being cleared ahead of a potential Game 6 matchup with the Milwaukee Bucks. Smart spoke to reporters ahead of the Celtics' Game 4 clash in Milwaukee, where they will attempt to take a 3-1..." April 22

  • Twins Marcus, Markieff Morris each fined by league for separate instances

    Pro Basketball Talk "Twins Marcus and Markieff Morris have a special bond, one that includes doing so much together on the basketball court — playing at the same high school, the same AAU team, then going to college together at Kansas, and even playing together in the NBA for a while together with the Suns (they are..." April 21

  • Marcus Morris: Refs knew they'd go after me before game started

    ESPN "Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris, frustrated by a third-quarter technical foul assessed to him during his team's Game 3 loss to the Bucks on Friday, suggested again that he believes referees have been unfair to him in recent weeks. Morris appeared incredulous when referee Sean Corbin..." April 21

  • Kenyon Martin Says 85 Percent of NBA Smokes Marijuana

    SLAM Online "While the NBA bans the use of marijuana, Kenyon Martin estimates that “85 percent” of the League continues to find ways to smoke marijuana. In a roundtable discussion with B/R Mag’s Master Tesfatsion, Matt Barnes added that not only the players—but coaches and executives—smoke weed. “Some of..." April 20

  • Adam Silver: 'We Should Be Compensated' If Sports Gambling Is Legalized

    Bleacher Report "NBA commissioner Adam Silver reiterated Friday the league believes it should receive compensation if sports betting becomes legal in the United States. Silver explained his stance during an appearance on ESPN's Get Up!, per Andrew Joe Potter of The Score. "We've joined the fray ... and we..." April 20

  • Terry Rozier downplays any bad blood with Eric Bledsoe

    ESPN "Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier downplayed any bad blood with Milwaukee Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe and suggested that referring to him as "Drew" during a news conference after Game 1 was simply an accident. Following Boston's Game 2 victory Tuesday, Bledsoe replied, "Who?" when asked about..." April 19

  • Adam Silver on NBA’s handling of tanking incentives: ‘We’re not there yet’

    Pro Basketball Talk "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has defined tanking so narrowly – a team purposefully losing – he can deny it happens. A team sitting good healthy players? Not necessarily tanking. A team using suboptimal lineup combinations? Not necessarily tanking. Players giving less effort as they feel..." April 18

  • Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart's mother diagnosed with cancer, urged Smart to stay with the team

    Mass Live "Marcus Smart's mother Camellia knows how much basketball means to Boston Celtics' guard. "My friends and family members, I tell them basketball is my eye of the storm," Smart said. "That's where it's most calm. I can think to myself and relieve all that pressure." So it's small surprise that..." April 18

  • Bucks' Bledsoe on matchup vs. Rozier: 'Who?'

    ESPN "Despite the fact his team has lost the first two games to the Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks point guard Eric Bledsoe stoked the intensity for the rest of the series when asked if he took the matchup with Celtics guard Terry Rozier personally. "Who?" Bledsoe replied, following Tuesday's..." April 18

  • Ainge: Hayward to work with running specialist in Indianapolis

    NBC Sports Boston "Gordon Hayward will not be with the Celtics in the early going of the playoffs, Danny Ainge said Tuesday morning. With Hayward recently beginning jogging, Ainge said the team is sending him to Indianapolis for the next phase of the rehab process to work with a leading specialist in running..." April 17

  • NBA owner reportedly berated coach for not tanking

    Larry Brown Sports "As long as the NBA keeps its draft system the way it currently is, tanking will always be a huge issue across the league, particularly late in the season. For at least one team owner, tanking was an absolute must down the stretch. In the latest edition of his podcast with Bobby Marks, ESPN’s..." April 17

  • Big Pay Raises Coming for G League Players

    New York Times "The N.B.A. is instituting a long-anticipated salary increase in its developmental league, according to two people familiar with the league’s plans. Effective next season, players signed to G League contracts will earn $35,000 — or $7,000 per month — in addition to housing and insurance benefits..." April 17

  • NBA Leaves 18-19 Cap Projection At $101M, 19-20 At $108M

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has not changed their preseason salary cap projection of $101 million for the 18-19 season and $108 million for 19-20 in a new memo to teams." April 17

  • 2018 Pre-Lottery NBA Draft Order

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA conducted its draft tiebreakers on Friday evening, further cementing the draft order for 2018. While we’ll have to wait until the lottery to determine the exact order for this year’s event, we now know what most of the 60 selections look like. Listed below is the pre-lottery 2018 NBA..." April 16

  • Marcus Smart hoping to return for potential Game 7

    Yardbarker "Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart is progressing in his return from thumb surgery, and could even return at the end of a lengthy first-round series. Smart took part in shooting drills Sunday and said he expects to return by the second round at the latest. “Today was the first day with the..." April 15

  • Celtics' Terry Rozier says mindset is on winning despite injury-depleted roster

    ESPN "Boston Celtics players admit they have found motivation in those who suggest their injury-ravaged roster is not long for the postseason, but they swear the increased chatter is no different from what they've heard for most of the 2017-18 season. Since All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving underwent..." April 13

  • NBA viewership up year-over-year on both ABC and TNT

    Awful Announcing "It has been a good year for the NBA. Both conferences have featured more exciting races than expected, with mildly surprising results atop the standings and all kinds of unexpected outcomes (Jazz! Blazers! Pacers!) just a bit lower down. Superstars have played like superstars, young players have..." April 12

  • Dwyane Wade believes Kawhi Leonard will be traded to Celtics

    WEEI Boston "The Celtics need one more superstar to make a run at the Golden State Warriors. Could Kawhi Leonard be the answer? Dwyane Wade thinks so. The future Hall of Famer told Yahoo's Jordan Schultz he believes Leonard will be traded to the Celtics because of friction with his current team, the San..." April 12

  • Dwyane Wade feels Kawhi Leonard will end up with Celtics

    Sportsnaut "San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard will be one of the more hotly discussed players of the NBA offseason. Future Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade sees San Antonio moving Leonard and thinks that the two-time All-Star will end up with the Boston Celtics. From an on-court point of view, we can..." April 11

  • Knee specialist 'cautiously optimistic' about Kyrie Irving's return

    247 Sports "Catching everyone by surprise, the Boston Celtics recently announced that All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving will be out for the remainder of the season and the playoffs after he needed a second surgery on his ailing knee. The surgery will sideline Irving for four to five months, which means he..." April 10

  • Monroe says he's gotten 'acclimated' to Celtics, role off bench

    247 Sports "Signed midway through the season, Celtics big man Greg Monroe has been a valuable member off the bench in Boston since joining the team, Monroe has been quite key in Boston's last several games and has been a big reason why the Celtics have some serious depth. In Boston's last 10 games, Monroe..." April 09

  • Marcus Smart Injury: Celtics Guard Reportedly Expected To Return Before End Of April

    NESN "The Boston Celtics may be without Kyrie Irving this postseason, but they still could be getting some reinforcements in the backcourt before the end of the month. Marcus Smart was reevaluated for his the injury to his torn right UCL, and is expected to be cleared to return at the six-week mark..." April 09

  • Celtics may be early front-runners in hypothetical Kawhi Leonard sweepstakes

    WEEI Boston "Though the Celtics can still win a playoff round with their depleted roster, it’s unfathomable they can make any sort of run in the Eastern Conference with Kyrie Irving sitting on the sidelines. That means it’s time to start peeking ahead to the summer, where the Celtics will likely once again be..." April 09

  • Al Horford responds to disrespect towards Celtics

    Larry Brown Sports "Al Horford seems pretty insulted at the idea that teams are targeting a first-round matchup against the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Playoffs. Speaking with the media on Saturday, the five-time All-Star responded to the notion that the lower seeds in the East playoff picture may be..." April 08

  • Marcus Morris: 'I'd hate to see my brother' Markieff, Wizards first in playoffs

    ESPN "Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris said there's only one of three possible first-round playoff opponents he'd prefer to avoid: His brother, Markieff, and the Washington Wizards. After sounding off about the "disrespect" the injury-ravaged Celtics feel when they hear pundits suggest teams..." April 07

  • What happened to Kyrie Irving's knee? Medical expert on what injury means for Celtics star

    Sporting News "Now that we know Kyrie Irving’s knee injury will keep him out for the remainder of the postseason, sinking the Celtics’ NBA Finals hopes, let’s answer a simple question I got from a reader a couple of days ago: “What, exactly, happened when Kyrie had surgery in 2015, and why is it coming back up..." April 07

  • Kyrie Irving Injury: Danny Ainge Shares Update After Guard’s Surgery

    NESN "Kyrie Irving is on to rehab. It was announced Thursday that Irving’s nagging knee injury will sideline him for the remainder of the season. The star guard underwent knee surgery Saturday, and it sounds like all is well so far in Irving’s road to recovery. “The surgery went exactly as..." April 07

  • Isaiah: No regrets about '17 playoffs, playing helped numb pain of sister's death

    Los Angeles Times "Isaiah Thomas approached, using one crutch to help him walk, a little over a week after having arthroscopic hip surgery. He had the injury fixed on March 28 of this year, though he suffered it in March 2017. In fact, he kept playing basketball for two more months after that, helping the Boston..." April 07

  • Brothers Marcus, Markieff Morris ejected from games on same night

    Pro Basketball Talk "Brothers Marcus Morris and Markieff Morris are close. They often seem to be on the same page, even though they play for different teams in different cities. That was the case on Friday night when both were ejected from separate games. First, it Was Markieff with a strange, quiet, fast..." April 07

  • Stevens: "No reason" to think Irving's injury would end his season

    ESPN "The Boston Celtics showed up for their 79th game of the season in familiar fashion: short-handed. Only this time, the injury report has a whiff of finality with Kyrie Irving lost for the season -- and the postseason -- after a bacterial infection detected in his left knee will require..." April 06

  • Gordon Hayward’s dog tore his ACL

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Celtics’ injury bug has truly gotten out of hand. Gordon Hayward’s wife Robyn wrote in a post to her Instagram Story on Friday that Bubbies, the family dog, was in surgery after tearing his ACL. Chris Forsberg of ESPN relayed the news, and Twitter user Asher Feltman shared an..." April 06

  • Stephen Curry, LeBron James Headline US Men's Basketball National Team Roster

    Bleacher Report "USA Basketball announced its 35-player roster for the 2018-20 international basketball schedule on Friday, with Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder's reigning MVP Russell Westbrook among the notable..." April 06

  • Kyrie Irving Vows To Prove Naysayers ‘Completely F*cking Wrong’ After Second Knee Surgery

    Uproxx "Kyrie Irving’s first season with the Boston Celtics has officially ended. The All-Star point guard was announced out for the next 4-5 months after it was determined he will undergo a second surgery on his left knee. The surgery will be to remove two screws in his knee that were put in to repair..." April 05

  • Celtics To Sign Jonathan Gibson

    Hoops Rumors "The Celtics will be signing free agent point guard Jonathan Gibson to a rest-of-season contract, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports. Gibson, who appeared in 17 games for the Mavericks during the 2016/17 season, has otherwise spent his professional career playing for a variety of..." April 05

  • Kyrie Irving Opens Up About Knee Infection, Surgery In Earnest Instagram Post

    NESN "Kyrie Irving’s season has ended prematurely with an unexpected curveball. The Boston Celtics guard will undergo a knee procedure Saturday that will sideline him for four to five months and force him to miss the rest of the 2017-18 regular season and playoffs, the team announced Thursday...." April 05

  • Celtics announce Kyrie Irving will miss 4-5 months after knee surgery

    Larry Brown Sports "Boston Celtics fans who were holding out hope that Kyrie Irving could make a triumphant return at some point during the postseason are going to be disappointed, because the team has confirmed the star point guard is not coming back this year. On Thursday, the Celtics announced that Irving will..." April 05

  • Kyrie will reportedly miss rest of season and NBA playoffs

    CBS Sports "The Boston Celtics will reportedly be without Kyrie Irving for the remainder of the regular season and the entire playoffs. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported the news on Thursday afternoon. Irving underwent surgery on his left knee on March 24 to remove a tension wire that was causing..." April 05

  • Celtics may rest players in final four games of season

    247 Sports "Despite losing 96-78 to the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday, the loss didn't drastically impact Boston too much as the Celtics are essentially locked into the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference. Boston is five games ahead of the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are third in the East. The Cavs only have..." April 05

  • Marcus Morris Explains Why He Deleted Tweet About Butt-Slapping Ref

    NESN "Just because Marcus Morris deleted a tweet doesn’t mean he’s avoiding the topic of said tweet. The Boston Celtics forward tweeted — then subsequently took down — an apology to the NBA on Tuesday night for slapping an official’s rear end after being ejected in Saturday’s game against the Toronto..." April 05

  • Nurse, Vanterpool Top List Of Rising Head Coach Candidates

    Hoops Rumors "No NBA head coaches were replaced during the 2017 offseason, but that’s very unlikely to be the case for 2018. Tim Bontemps of The Washington Post and Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports suggest that as many as 10 or 11 teams could be on the lookout for a new head coach this offseason. That list of..." April 04

  • NBA Rumors: Package centered around Jayson Tatum would be best hope for Kawhi Leonard trade

    Clutch Points "In the midst of the Kawhi Leonard saga, teams have been preparing to contact the San Antonio Spurs and inquire about his services, though due to the dubious state of his quad injury, it’s unlikely the team can ask for much if it chooses to trade him away. According to Yahoo! Sports Insider..." April 04

  • Marcus Morris, Boston Celtics forward, apologizes (sort of) for interaction with official

    Mass Live "Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris is very sorry (sort of) for smacking an official's rear end after being ejected the Celtics' win over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday. Seriously, ask him. Here's his apology, issued via Twitter on Tuesday evening. Sounds like a guy who regrets his..." April 04

  • Doctor: Looks like wait til next year for Hayward

    NBC Sports Boston "The recent video shot by the folks at The Players' Tribune showing Gordon Hayward jogging at the practice facility, got fans in a tizzy that maybe Hayward’s return is around the corner. Celtics coach Brad Stevens immediately shot down (again) talk about a Hayward return this season. “We can..." April 03

  • NBA Rumors: Why Celtics Should Trade For Kawhi If He's Available

    NESN "Like it or not, the Boston Celtics need one more All-Star-caliber player in order to have a chance to contend with the NBA’s elite teams year after year. The Celtics have performed admirably this season without Gordon Hayward, as Brad Stevens — the best asset in the NBA — has piloted Boston to..." April 03

  • Stephen A. Smith says LeBron James cannot lose to Kyrie Irving this season

    Cavs Nation "For all the insane statistics LeBron James has put up and the astounding job the 33-year-old specimen has done to keep the Cleveland Cavaliers’ head above the water this season, it would take just one negative postseason occurrence to outweigh all those positives from The King, according to ESPN..." April 03

  • Revolution Interrupted: Why Has the NBA's Effort to Hire Female Refs Stalled?

    Bleacher Report "Twenty-one years ago, the NBA broke the gender barrier when it hired Violet Palmer and Dee Kantner, becoming the first major U.S. professional men's league to hire women as full-time officials. But what was once seen as a sign of progress has not ushered in the cultural shift many expected. Today..." April 02

  • Brad Stevens says there is no update on Irving and Smart

    247 Sports "Bluntly put, there is no update on Kyrie Irving and Marcus Smart. As the Boston Celtics move forward and try to close out the final six games of their regular season schedule, head coach Brad Stevens provided an update on both of his star players—that there is no update on Irving and..." April 02

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