Celtics Rumors & News

  • David Lee retires from the NBA after 12 seasons

    NBA.com "David Lee announced his retirement after 12 years in the league on Instagram. Lee played for five different teams during his career, and won a championship with the Golden State Warriors in 2015 as a key reserve during those Finals. Lee, who was drafted by the New York Knicks with the 30th..." November 20

  • Irving: 'Brilliant' Stevens makes it easy for me to be clutch

    Mass Live "When Kyrie Irving caught a pass deep in the left corner, the Boston Celtics were not safe yet. But he casually brought the ball over his head, moved it to his hip, and measured up defender Dennis Schroder. Though Schroder didn't give Irving much space, it didn't matter. The Celtics star took..." November 19

  • Steph Curry frustrated his Celtics Finals comment went viral

    Larry Brown Sports "Steph Curry is frustrated that his comment about the Boston Celtics making the NBA Finals went viral, because he feels like it was taken out of context. After his Golden State Warriors lost to the Celtics 92-88 on Thursday night, Curry said it was “very very likely” that Boston reaches the NBA..." November 19

  • Celtics have 1 in 297 chance of tying Lakers' NBA record 33-game win streak

    CBS Sports "After losing Gordon Hayward for the season on opening night, and starting the campaign 0-2, the Boston Celtics have rattled off 14 straight wins. They claimed win No. 14 in incredible fashion, battling from a 17-point deficit in the second half to stun the visiting Golden State Warriors. Now,..." November 18

  • Brad Stevens on Celtics' 14-game streak: 'We gotta play a lot better'

    ESPN "Celtics coach Brad Stevens isn't letting his team become content after 14 straight wins, and he continues to suggest that Boston might not be as good as its record indicates. "We haven't played well enough to consider this win streak to be valid in my opinion," Stevens said Saturday morning at..." November 18

  • Report: NFL Owners Asked Adam Silver About Becoming Commissioner

    SLAM Online "NFL owners reportedly reached out to Adam Silver to gauge his interest in succeeding Roger Goodell as commissioner of the league. According to ESPN’s Don Van Natta Jr and Seth Wickersham, Silver immediately declined. [NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell] knows that there’s no clear successor,..." November 17

  • Adam Silver, Michele Roberts Meet with Commission to Discuss One-and-Done Rule

    Bleacher Report "The NBA could be one step closer to changing its heavily debated "one-and-done" rule. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and NBPA executive director Michele Roberts met with the Commission on College Basketball Thursday to discuss possible changes. There is..." November 17

  • Isaiah Thomas thinks it 'would be lovely' to play the Celtics on the way to NBA Finals

    CBS Sports "Isaiah Thomas has never been shy about former teams. He has that old school it's him against the world mentality and anybody that has ever doubted him is going to know about it. He wrote in the Players' Tribune about how he has always approached teams that gave up on him: He would prove them..." November 17

  • Celtics' Jaylen Brown plays his heart out after losing best friend

    Boston Herald "The question was standard postgame stuff, something along the lines of what this game means to Jaylen Brown. On any other night, under any other circumstances, Brown might have talked of the thrill of toppling the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors. On any other night, under any..." November 17

  • Brad Stevens on Steve Kerr: “He’s been a very good resource for me”

    San Jose Mercury News "The front-row seat as a CBS analyst gave Steve Kerr an up close view on Brad Stevens’ rising stock as a coach. The lunch table gave Stevens an intimate environment to learn from Kerr. Stevens became a rising commodity after leading Butler to two consecutive NCAA Finals appearances in 2010 and..." November 16

  • Denver Was Unwilling To Include Jamal Murray For Kyrie Irving

    Real GM Basketball "The Denver Nuggets would not include Jamal Murray in trade talks with the Cleveland Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving. If Denver had offered Cleveland a package of Murray, Wilson Chandler and a top-3 protected first round pick for Irving." November 16

  • Kyrie Irving is either a phenomenal troll or the most 'woke' player in the NBA

    CBS Sports "The Celtics are good this season and Kyrie Irving is still good at basketball. But Irving is still waging a war on not only science, but common sense as we know it. Irving said last season that the Earth is flat, which bizarrely spread in the sporting world until we had actual flat vs. round..." November 15

  • Marcus Smart is the NBA's worst shooter, so why is he so crucial to the Celtics' offense?

    CBS Sports "Marcus Smart is literally the worst shooter in the NBA, at least right now. Of any player averaging at least 10 shots a game, Smart has the worst field goal percentage, league-wide, at 28.1 percent. Of all players with at least 1,800 shots in their career, Smart has the 57th lowest mark in NBA..." November 15

  • Steve Kerr: Boston Celtics should be East's best 'for long time to come'

    NBA.com "Disaster struck the Celtics just five minutes into their season-opener, when star free-agent signing Gordon Hayward was lost for the season with a gruesome leg injury. Virtually everything has gone their way since, with a 13-game win streak pushing them atop the Eastern Conference even as..." November 15

  • NBA Players Increasingly Switching To Plant-Based Diet

    Real GM Basketball "Kyrie Irving, Damian Lillard, Wilson Chandler, Al Jefferson, Garrett Temple, Enes Kanter, JaVale McGee and Jahlil Okafor have all made a switch to a vegan or vegetarian diet over the past year or so. "Been on more of a plant-based diet, getting away from the animals and all that," Irving told..." November 15

  • Jaylen Brown says 80% of NBA fans think they could take on average pro

    Pro Basketball Talk "No one ever said NBA fans had to be sharp. This might be anecdotal, but that goes double for the types of dudes you run into at 24 Hour Fitness who seemingly live for nothing but the lunchtime run. That’s why it makes sense that Boston Celtics wing Jaylen Brown says that 80% of the NBA fan..." November 15

  • David Griffin: I would've traded Kyrie around draft if he asked me to

    Uproxx "David Griffin isn’t in charge of the Cleveland Cavaliers anymore, though he’s agreed with a lot of what the team has done since he parted ways with the franchise this summer. He agreed that Kyrie Irving needed to go “quickly,” and he was happy with the return for Irving from the Celtics,..." November 14

  • Kyrie Irving (facial fracture) to face Nets with protective mask

    ESPN "As he prepares to wear a protective mask for the third time in his NBA career, Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving is very much aware of the "Masked Kyrie" phenomenon that's flourished on social media. Irving suffered a facial fracture in Boston's win over the Charlotte Hornets on Friday..." November 14

  • Celtics' Kyrie Irving expected to play vs. Nets

    Sporting News "Just a few days after suffering a facial fracture while playing against the Hornets, Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving is expected to return Tuesday against the Nets. Irving missed the Celtics' win over the Raptors on Sunday, but did participate in the team's shootaround Tuesday morning,..." November 14

  • USA Basketball Announces Roster For First World Cup Qualifiers

    Hoops Rumors "USA Basketball has announced its 12-man roster for the first round of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers, bringing back four members of the squad that won gold earlier this year in FIBA’s AmeriCup tournament. Here’s Team USA’s full 12-man roster: Semaj Christon, PG..." November 14

  • Cavs Rejected Pacers' Offer Of Paul George For Kyrie Irving

    Real GM Basketball "During their trade discussions in June involving Paul George, the Indiana Pacers asked for Kyrie Irving on several occasions and the Cleveland Cavaliers told them he wasn't available. Irving requested a trade approximately eight days after George was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder...." November 14

  • Celtics' Brown: DeRozan would hit final shot 9 out of 10 times

    Mass Live "Twice, Boston Celtics wing Jaylen Brown fouled Toronto Raptors star DeMar DeRozan on jump shots Sunday afternoon. "Stay down," someone on the Celtics bench shouted after the first one. "Stay down," came the call again before the second. It's a tough thing to stay on the floor while..." November 13

  • Celtics officially rule out Kyrie Irving vs. Raptors

    Sportsnet "Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens has officially ruled out Kyrie Irving for Sunday’s game against the Toronto Raptors. However, Al Horford will play." November 12

  • Kyrie Irving has facial fracture, likely to miss Sunday's game, wear mask

    CBS Sports "Kyrie Irving suffered a facial fracture in Friday night's Celtics win over the Hornets that will reportedly sideline him for Boston's game on Sunday. After that, Irving will wear a mask for a brief period of time while his face heals. It's expected he'll be back to full health, and no longer in a..." November 12

  • IT praises Celtics: 'I knew they were going to be good'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Not only has Isaiah Thomas had to sit courtside and watch his new team struggle, he's also seeing his former club flourish in Boston. The Celtics enter tonight's game against the Charlotte Hornets winners of 10 straight. They're in first place in the East, a full five games ahead of the 11th..." November 11

  • Dwight Howard elicits ‘Howard sucks’ chant from Celtics fans

    The Sports Daily "Journeyman center Dwight Howard has played for five teams during the course of his career, and has been booed by opposing fan bases during the entire duration of that time, for the most part. Howard, now a member of the Hornets, can add the Celtics to the list, after what happened at TD Garden..." November 11

  • Wait and see on Kyrie Irving’s condition

    Boston Herald "The Celtics now have two players under observation for concussions, though as of last night Kyrie Irving hadn’t officially been diagnosed with the condition. But the Celts guard left the game against the Hornets for good after only the first 1:50 when his face absorbed an inadvertent elbow from..." November 11

  • Marcus Morris praises Brad Stevens for being a ‘guru’

    Larry Brown Sports "The NBA season is still very young, but the Boston Celtics look like the team to beat in the Eastern Conference thus far — even without Gordon Hayward. Marcus Morris, who is in his first season with the C’s, thinks that has a lot to do with his team’s head coach. The Celtics won their 11th..." November 11

  • Kyrie Irving exits Celtics game after inadvertent elbow to face

    ESPN "Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving took an inadvertent elbow to the face from a teammate early in the first quarter of Friday night's 90-87 win over the Charlotte Hornets. Celtics big man Aron Baynes hit Irving while trying to defend a Kemba Walker shot attempt. After fouling Walker on a drive,..." November 11

  • Jayson Tatum In a Walking Boot After Celtics' Win, Will Have Tests On Sore Right Ankle Thursday

    SI "Jayson Tatum was in a walking boot after Boston's game Wednesday and will have more tests tomorrow on his sore right ankle, according to Chris Forsberg of ESPN.com. Tatum missed much of the Celtics game against the Lakers with right ankle soreness. Tatum was taken to the locker room during..." November 09

  • Brad Stevens Sounds Ready To Go With Four Players If Celtics Injuries Continue

    NESN "The Boston Celtics can’t seem to get healthy, but it certainly hasn’t mattered yet. The Celtics pulled away late Wednesday night to defeat the Los Angeles Lakers, their 10th consecutive win after starting the season 0-2. Boston did so without All-Star big man Al Horford and also lost rookie..." November 09

  • X-Rays Negative on Jayson Tatum's Ankle, MRI Results Still Pending

    SI "Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum left in the second quarter of the Celtics 106-97 victory over the Lakers on Wednesday night with right ankle soreness. After the game, Tatum was put into a walking boot as a precautionary measure. Coach Brad Stevens said X-Rays on the rookie's ankle were..." November 09

  • Al Horford Placed In NBA’s Concussion Protocol, Will Miss Wednesday Vs. Lakers

    CBS Boston "The Celtics will be without Al Horford on Wednesday night when they host the Los Angeles Lakers. The C’s big man has entered the NBA’s concussion protocol, the team announced Wednesday afternoon. Horford was struck in the head by the forearm of Atlanta forward Kent Bazemore while going for a..." November 08

  • Nike 'working to implement a solution' after string of jersey tears

    ESPN "After at least five of Nike's NBA jerseys ripped on players this season, the world's largest shoe and apparel giant has acknowledged it will make substantive changes. The company, which signed an eight-year, $1 billion deal with the NBA that began this year, said in a statement provided to ESPN..." November 07

  • Celtics’ Gordon Hayward Is Shooting From Chair Just Weeks After Surgery

    NESN "Gordon Hayward probably won’t take the court for the Boston Celtics again this season, but he’s going to make sure his jump shot remains pure. The Celtics star forward suffered a gruesome ankle, lower leg injury on opening night against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Hayward, however, already is..." November 06

  • Celtics reportedly unwilling to swap first-rounder for Okafor

    CBS Sports "Despite working hard in the offseason to change his diet and show up to training camp in tremendous shape, Jahlil Okafor never really got a chance with the Philadelphia 76ers this season. He's played in just one of the Sixers' nine games, and that was only because Joel Embiid wasn't yet cleared to..." November 05

  • Celtics’ Kyrie Irving Hails Brad Stevens, Throws Shade at Tyronn Lue?

    NESN "When people theorize why Kyrie Irving wanted out of Cleveland, one name comes up more than any other: LeBron James. But what about Tyronn Lue? By all indications, the Cleveland Cavaliers head coach had a perfectly fine relationship with Irving. But during a recent appearance on the first..." November 03

  • Celtics’ Marcus Morris Set To Make Team Debut Vs. Thunder

    NESN "The Boston Celtics have surprised many by getting out to a 6-2 start without injured forward Gordon Hayward. But the C’s also have done it without the services of Marcus Morris, another one of their big offseason acquisitions. Morris, who Boston acquired in the trade that sent fan favorite..." November 03

  • Jaylen Brown’s long distance prowess adds to burgeoning game

    Boston Herald "It’s not that Jaylen Brown couldn’t miss last night. It’s just, except for once, he didn’t. Six times he fired away from beyond the 3-point arc, and five times he found the strings. There was also a 20-foot pull-up and a rather thunderous driving dunk. When Brown left late in the third..." November 02

  • Hayward vows to remain involved with Celtics while sidelined for season

    ESPN "Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward said it has been therapeutic to be back with his teammates after the gruesome ankle injury that's expected to sideline him for the remainder of the 2017-18 season. Simply engaging in light shooting from a chair on the practice court this week has helped rally..." November 02

  • Gordon Hayward Sets Record Straight On Possible Return This Season

    NESN "Gordon Hayward will have to wait until the 2018-19 season for his next opportunity to suit up for the Boston Celtics. Hayward suffered a gruesome ankle, lower-leg injury in the Celtics’ season-opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Oct. 17. The star forward since has undergone successful..." November 01

  • Celtics Considered Most Likely Destination For Jahlil Okafor If Bought Out

    Real GM Basketball "The Boston Celtics are considered the most likely destination for Jahlil Okafor if he agrees upon a buyout with the Philadelphia 76ers. The Celtics have expressed interest in Okafor in the past and they also own a disabled player exception." November 01

  • Celtics star Kyrie Irving expounds on his controversial flat Earth beliefs

    CBS Sports "In an enlightening, if not enlightened, interview with UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma, Kyrie Irving had a lot to say. He talked about flat Earth beliefs, Duke, the seeming inevitability of his trade to Boston and the movie "Whiplash" (starring Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons). During..." November 01

  • Celtics Pick Up Team Options On Jaylen Brown, Terry Rozier

    CBS Boston "Danny Ainge picked up options on two of his young stars-in-the-making on Tuesday. It was probably one of the easier decisions Ainge has made in recent months, exercising the team’s third-year option on guard Jaylen Brown and fourth-year option on guard Terry Rozier. Both players, two of the..." November 01

  • Kelly Olynyk has nothing but love for Brad Stevens, Boston

    Boston Globe "As his style, Kelly Olynyk greeted the Miami media rocking the customary backward baseball cap after practice Friday. The sun beamed through the Heat’s practice facility on this October day, quite a contrast from those cold winter days in Waltham. Olynyk will face what’s left of his former team..." October 29

  • Hayward to rejoin Celtics in video role during rehab

    247 Sports "After suffering a gruesome leg injury that will likely keep him out for the rest of the season, Gordon Hayward is facing a long and perhaps daunting road to recovery. But to make sure he still feels included during his rehabilitation process, Celtics coach Brad Stevens will reportedly have Hayward..." October 28

  • NBA grants Celtics $8.4M disabled player exception after Hayward injury

    Pro Basketball Talk "The second Gordon Hayward went down with a brutal injury, it didn’t seem likely he will be back this season. Kevin Durant certainly didn’t think so. Maybe Gordon will bounce back, but the smart money is on him being out for the season. So the Celtics got the okay from the league to bring in..." October 28

  • Kyrie Irving Thought Bucks Were Using Original 'Mecca' Court, Not Replica

    Bleacher Report "Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving expressed concerns about the court the Milwaukee Bucks were using for "Return to the MECCA" at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, appearing to believe the Bucks were bringing back the actual court the Bucks played on at their former arena between 1977-1988. "I'm..." October 26

  • Young Celtics duo continues to shine as they embrace 'great opportunity'

    NBC Sports Boston "There is no confusion as to the pecking order within the Boston Celtics hierarchy on the floor. Kyrie Irving and Al Horford are at the front of the line. The Celtics know this, as do every team they face. But for Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, that knowledge has been invaluable to their..." October 25

  • David Stern says NBA should take marijuana off ban list

    Oregonian "Former NBA commissioner David Stern says he thinks the league should remove marijuana from its list of banned substances. In an interview from a documentary for Uninterrupted, Stern talked with ex-NBA player Al Harrington, who has become a marijuana entrepreneur since he retired in..." October 25

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