Celtics Rumors & News

  • Evan Turner in the mix at PG with Rondo out

    CSN New England "The race to replace an injured Rajon Rondo in the Boston Celtics starting lineup is just beginning, but the early leader appears to be Evan Turner. The 6-foot-7 Turner is firmly entrenched in the mix for the job, along with rookie Marcus Smart and second-year guard Phil Pressey. Celtics..." October 01

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    gary washburn @GwashburnGlobe

    Avery Bradley won't be an option at PG for the #Celtics. Brad Stevens said he wants to see him more at SG

  • Celtics' Rajon Rondo: 'Hopefully I won't miss any games this year'

    CBSSports.com "Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, who had surgery on his broken right hand last Friday, said that he won't rule out returning by opening night, via CSNNE: "Hopefully I won't miss any games this year," Rondo said in an exclusive interview with CSNNE's Mike Gorman. "Lord willing I heal..." October 01

  • Updated NBA season win totals released

    Covers.com "The Westgate LV SuperBook released its updated list of 2014-15 NBA regular season win totals on Monday with LeBron James and his new-look Cavaliers topping the list. Here's a look at the odds for every team at the book: HAWKS 40.5 CELTICS 26.5 NETS..." October 01

  • Rajon Rondo Wants To Invent ‘Waterproof’ Writing Instrument To Use In Shower

    NESN "If you’re one of those people who uses the shower as prime “thinking time” and your only wish is to have a waterproof writing utensil, have no fear. Rajon Rondo feels your pain. The Boston Celtics star is going to be out for several weeks with a broken hand after taking a fall in his shower,..." September 30

  • Employees deny Rajon Rondo broke his hand at birthday party

    Fox Sports "No, folks, Rajon Rondo did not break his hand at a trampoline park. Multiple employees at Altitude Trampoline Park in Billerica, Mass., tweeted over the weekend, and a NESN.com source confirmed, that Rondo did nothing but sit and watch his kids jump at a birthday party Tuesday, dispelling..." September 30

  • Celtics Sign Evan Turner

    Hoops Rumors "The deal is finally official, the team announced via press release. Boston cleared room under the preseason limit of 20 players with a series of moves in the past few days to accommodate Turner." September 29

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    ESPN sources say that the Boston Celtics have officially waived John Lucas III and Malcolm Thomas

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    Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

    Celtics brass aware Rondo went to trampoline park on Tuesday (for his daughter's b-day party). Ainge & Co. still believe shower incident.

  • Celtics’ Rajon Rondo suffers broken hand

    Kentucky Sports Connection "The Boston Celtics have confirmed the injury via press release. Rajon Rondo underwent successful surgical fixation of a left metacarpal fracture this morning at New England Baptist Hospital. The injury was a result of a fall at his home last night. The surgery was performed by Dr. Hervey..." September 27

  • Waived by Celtics, Johnson likely still has NBA future

    CSN New England "Chris Johnson's time with the Celtics may be over, but his future in the NBA still has promise. The Celtics waived the 6-foot-6 guard, along with Chris Babb, on Thursday to make room for Erik Murphy, John Lucas III, Dwight Powell and Malcolm Thomas, who were acquired in a trade with the..." September 26

  • Celtics Trade Keith Bogans To Cavaliers For Four Players, Two Draft Picks

    NESN "The Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers apparently are wheeling and dealing once again. The Celtics helped pave the way for LeBron James’ return to Cleveland earlier this summer by acquiring Marcus Thornton and Tyler Zeller as part of a three-team trade involving the Brooklyn Nets. Now,..." September 26

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Sources say Cavs are expected to package their three non-guaranteed deals (Erik Murphy, John Lucas and Malcolm Thomas) in trade for KBogans

  • Smart learning from Rondo during precamp workouts

    CSN New England "During pickup games at the Boston Celtics practice facility, Marcus Smart has found himself matched up at times against Rajon Rondo. "It's totally different than what I expected it to be," said Smart, who was among the Celtics players attending the Shamrock Foundation's fundraiser. "He's one of..." September 24

  • Gerald Wallace's contract is like a lottery ticket for the Boston Celtics

    Celtics Blog "Gerald Wallace was stoic last season. He often moped around on the end of the bench with his hands stuffed in his face, and he almost never smiled. But neither did the Boston Celtics fans that watched him play on the court. Many of the league's observers consider his contract as one of the..." September 23

  • Celtics Owner Wyc Grousbeck on ‘Stubborn’ Rajon Rondo: 'I Don’t Know How Coachable He Really Is'

    Boston Globe "Celtics CEO, governor, and co-owner Wyc Grousbeck was a guest on WBZ-TV’s “Sports Final Overtime” Sunday evening to discuss some of his charitable endeavors and, naturally, preview the upcoming basketball season. With his team working diligently to get back to their recent days of championship..." September 23

  • Former draft bust Darko Milicic retiring to become pro kickboxer

    Sporting News "Darko Milicic, the second pick in the 2003 NBA Draft, is giving up professional basketball in order to try his hand at kickboxing. According to a NBASerbia.com report, Milicic will sign a contract with the World Association of Kickboxing Organizations on Wednesday to become a professional..." September 22

  • Celtics GM Danny Ainge remains noncommittal on trading Rajon Rondo

    Pro Basketball Talk "Danny Ainge is keeping his options open. He has a guy in Rajon Rondo that is an All-Star point guard who, with quality players around him, can help lift a team. Problem is the Celtics don’t really have those players right now, Ainge can try to trade for some, but frankly Rondo is his best trade..." September 22

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    A. Sherrod Blakely @SherrodbCSN

    Source says #Celtics signing of Evan Turner will be completed/announced before training camp starts on Sept. 30. #Celticstalk

  • Celtics’ Jeff Green expects to raise level of his game

    Boston Globe "The expectations have risen steadily for Jeff Green since his return from surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm, and this season they will soar as he emerges as one of the leaders of the Celtics in another transition season. Green is the team’s leading returning scorer and entering the third..." September 21

  • Zeller eager to earn starting center role

    ESPN Boston "Four days before his July wedding, Tyler Zeller learned that he had been traded to the Boston Celtics. He phoned his wife-to-be, Caitlyn, who was too busy preparing for the big day to answer her phone. "She was getting her hair done -- a practice 'do or whatever -- and her mom picked up. I was..." September 16

  • Stevens: Rondo 'a big part' of future

    ESPN Boston "Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Rajon Rondo is "a big part of what we're doing" and heaped praise on the All-Star point guard whose future has been the source of constant speculation as he enters the final year of his contract. "I love him," Stevens told the Berkshire Eagle while taking..." September 16

  • Zeller, Thornton now eligible to be traded by C's

    CSN New England "Danny Ainge isn't all that different than most GMs when it comes to wanting to have lots of options in pulling off deals. That's why today is significant for the Celtics' president of basketball operations in his quest to get Boston's roster in order. Tyler Zeller and Marcus Thornton, both..." September 11

  • Celtics exec: Rondo trade request 'news to me'

    CSN New England "Training camp is less than a month away and the Celtics have every expectation that four-time All-Star Rajon Rondo will be available, healthy as ever. The Celtics have done their due diligence in disputing an earlier report by ESPN that Rondo had asked for a trade. "It was news to me,"..." September 06

  • Sources: Rondo, Celtics plan to stay the course despite rumors

    Sporting News "For Rajon Rondo, little has changed. He and those around him have long held that his intention for the final two years of his contract with Boston is to play out the deal, first showing that he is healthy after returning from ACL surgery last year, then bouncing back into All-Star form this year..." September 03

  • Will Rajon Rondo repeat history and believe in the Celtics?

    SB Nation "The last time the Boston Celtics were obviously in the middle of a rebuild, the team's superstar did something really interesting. Instead of looking for greener pastures and using free agency as a trade cudgel, he committed long-term to Boston, eventually setting up a championship run. Now we..." September 02

  • This isn't the time for Rondo to demand a trade from Celtics

    CSN New England "When it comes to Rajon Rondo, you either love him or hate him. Which is why the reports of him demanding a trade, while those close to him indicate no such conversation ever took place, are only fitting. Rondo is a polarizing, maddeningly talented point guard with a high basketball I.Q. who's..." September 01

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    Mark Murphy @Murf56

    Spokeswoman for Rajon Rondo's agent, Bill Duffy, said both men deny that Celtics guard has demanded a trade.

  • Lakers could trade Julius Randle in package for Rondo

    Hoops Rumors "There was a report earlier from ESPNBoston.com’s Jackie MacMullan, in which she noted that Rajon Rondo had informed the Celtics that he wanted out of Boston. This conflicted with previous reports that Rondo was content in Boston and that the Celtics were looking to hold onto their point guard at..." September 01

  • Rajon Rondo has told team he 'wants out'

    MassLive.com "Publicly, Rajon Rondo and the Boston Celtics have supported each other strongly. Rondo has said "I don't like change much" and "I wouldn't mind staying here the rest of my career." He has repeatedly backed Danny Ainge, offering "complete faith" his boss will put together another contending roster...." September 01

  • Mike Krzyzewski: Marcus Smart 'fantastic' for Team USA

    MassLive.com "Marcus Smart made a strong impression on Summer League observers in July, despite a mediocre shooting performance. His strength, on-ball defense and overall physical presence gave him an edge even against professional competition. Roughly two weeks later, Smart made a similarly strong..." August 30

  • NBA adding extra space along the baseline to increase safety

    SB Nation "There will be more space around the basket stanchion next season because the NBA is trying to improve player safety. The NBA is attempting to improve player safety by cutting down the amount of photographers around the basket stanchion, according to a memo from Rod Thorn, the league's president..." August 26

  • Trading Rajon Rondo ‘not a high priority’ for Celtics

    Boston Globe "Avery Bradley talks glowingly of Avery Bradley III, mentioning that his son is totally attached to his father, crying for long stretches when Dad hits the gym for one of his three daily workouts. Bradley’s mind is free entering his fifth NBA season. He just agreed to a four-year, $32 million..." August 25

  • Healthy Avery Bradley prepared to lead by example

    Boston Globe "Avery Bradley talks glowingly of Avery Bradley III, mentioning that his son is totally attached to his father, crying for long stretches when Dad hits the gym for one of his three daily workouts. Bradley’s mind is free entering his fifth NBA season. He just agreed to a four-year, $32 million..." August 24

  • Pistons' Monroe potential 2015 target for Celtics

    CSN New England "When you look at the most significant deals made by Danny Ainge in shaping this storied franchise, circumstances, as much as the Celtics mystique, worked in his favor. The Seattle SuperSonics (now Oklahoma City Thunder) were in salary-dump mode in 2007, which allowed the Celtics to pull off a..." August 20

  • Why hasn't Evan Turner been officially signed yet? Here are some theories

    Celtics Blog "It was announced in late July that Evan Turner had agreed to terms with the Celtics. The terms haven't announced but it is believed to be a 2 year deal for a portion of the Mid Level Exception (so it will be less than $5M per year). For some reason, however, the deal has yet to be officially..." August 19

  • Tim Frazier of Penn St. gets camp contract from Celtics

    Celtics Blog "Just in case the Celtics didn't have enough point guards in training camp, they're set up to have another now. Penn State Basketball: Tim Frazier Signs Training Camp Deal with Boston Celtics Full details have yet to be announced, but Penn State will have a player in an NBA camp for the first..." August 19

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    Basketball Insiders @BBallInsiders

    Sources close to the process in both Boston and Sacramento are adamantly denying that a Rajon Rondo deal is being discussed.

  • Reports: Faverani arrested for drunk driving

    ESPN Boston "Boston Celtics center Vitor Faverani was arrested for drunk driving on Sunday in Spain, according to multiple overseas reports. Faverani reportedly collided with a bus after running a red light in Valencia, according to La Opinion de Malaga. The paper reported there were no injuries, but noted..." August 18

  • Fellow Kentucky Wildcat Rajon Rondo was Nerlens Noel’s “biggest helper” through rehab

    Pro Basketball Talk "Early prediction time: I’m picking Nerlens Noel to win Rookie of the Year. After seeing him play at Summer League, after he got that “Blake Griffin year” to be around the league without playing, with the touches he’ll get in Philadelphia, he’s my preseason call. Noel would not be bouncing back..." August 15

  • Reconsidering the Celtics' 'limbo' and where they go from here

    CBSSports.com "Danny Ainge isn't exactly one for strict deadlines. The Celtics GM waited until the last possible moment to bail on the Big 3 era when he finally, mercifully traded Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to Brooklyn last summer. After 2012's noble effort in nearly knocking off the Heat, it was just too..." August 14

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    David Pick @IAmDPick

    Former Duke star Nolan Smith signed with Turkish finalist Galatasaray. Pending sponsor deal to make official.

  • Celtics Kelly Olynyk confirms report that he injured wrist, downplays concerns

    MassLive.com "During a community event at Canobie Lake Park in Salem, N.H., Boston Celtics big man Kelly Olynyk "downplayed concerns" about a recent right wrist injury, ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg reported Tuesday afternoon. According to Forsberg, Olynyk was "coy" about the injury, but confirmed an internet..." August 13

  • Reports: Colton Iverson signs deal to play in Spain

    CSN New England "Colton Iverson has been number-crunched out of the Celtics roster once again. Iverson has signed a one-year deal to play in Spain on the team Laboral Kutxa of the Euroleague, according to multiple reports. Iverson was drafted by the Celtics with the No. 53 pick in the second round of the..." August 13

  • NBA releases 2014-2015 schedule: Spurs host Mavs in season opener

    CBSSports.com "The NBA announced its 2014-2015 schedule Wednesday, and for the first time in seven years, LeBron James will not feature on its opening night. The season opens Tuesday, October 28th with the defending champion San Antonio Spurs raising their fifth banner before taking on the Dallas Mavericks...." August 13

  • Marcus Smart learns from campers

    Boston Herald "Celtics rookie Marcus Smart has spent the last few days helping to bridge the gap between teens on opposite ends of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Smart, along with ex-Celtic Brian Scalabrine and Philadelphia 76ers rookies Joel Embiid and Jerami Grant, were special guests at the Seeds of..." August 09

  • Celtics trying hard to trade Brandon Bass for value

    Pro Basketball Talk "By trading Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to the Nets and letting Doc Rivers leave for the Clippers, the Celtics headed in a new direction last offseason. Sure enough, Boston went 25-57 and missed the playoffs for the first time in seven years. Now, with Kevin Love headed to Cleveland,..." August 08

  • Zeller on trade to Celtics: It was a great surprise

    CSN New England "It won't go down as a blockbuster trade - or fireworks, if you will - but the Celtics did acquire a young center this summer in Tyler Zeller from the Cleveland Cavaliers. Boston has been in need of a center essentially since the team traded away Kendrick Perkins a few seasons ago. Is Zeller..." August 07

  • Celtics center Vitor Faverani arrested for drunk driving in Spain

    Pro Basketball Talk "Well, the Celtics are in the off-season news now, but not in a good way. Boston’s backup center Vitor Faverani has been arrested in Valencia, Spain, on drunk driving charges, something reported by El Mercantil Valenciano and passed along here first by Celtics Blog. According to the reports..." August 05

  • "I'm Coming Home" A Brian Scalabrine Parody

    CSN New England "Before anyone cared where I would play basketball, I was a kid raised in Enumclaw, Washington. It’s where I walked. It’s where I ran. It’s where I did a paper route at age six. It’s always held a special place in my heart. From the moment I signed with the Celtics, I knew this was my new home...." August 05

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