Celtics Rumors & News

  • Morris twins could miss start of training camps while on trial for 2015 assault

    CBS Sports "The Morris twins, Markieff and Marcus, could miss the start of their training camps with the Washington Wizards and Boston Celtics, as the twins are in Phoenix, standing trial for an assault that occurred back in 2015 when they were playing for the Suns. Markieff and Marcus have been accused..." September 19

  • Kyrie Irving wants to be a complete point guard with Boston Celtics, excited to ditch isolation scoring role

    Mass Live "Kyrie Irving's First Take appearance Monday morning vacillated from uncomfortable to enlightening, offering a new perspective on his shocking trade request this summer but still falling short of full disclosure. Irving offered some details about what pushed him away from the Cleveland..." September 19

  • Kyrie Irving: Cavaliers Didn’t Provide a ‘Truthful Environment’

    SLAM Online "Kyrie Irving believes that he wasn’t provided a “truthful environment” as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers. In an interview on ESPN’s First Take, Kyrie said the Celtics put “things into perspective for what they really are… and I wasn’t getting that [in Cleveland].” Starting at 3:58. By..." September 19

  • Celtics' Danny Ainge doesn't expect Jayson Tatum to play enough to win Rookie of Year

    CBS Sports "Danny Ainge is confident that Jayson Tatum is going to be a good pro for a long time. This much is clear not only from his quotes, such as when he said "[Jayson's] going to be a terrific player" on draft night, but also from the fact that he was willing to pass on everyone else in a..." September 18

  • Bob Delaney will no longer oversee NBA's game officials

    ESPN "Bob Delaney, the NBA's Vice President for Referee's Development and Performance, will no longer oversee the league's game officials, league sources tell ESPN. The NBA has been pursuing a more data-driven and analytical management structure over the NBA's referees, integrating searching more..." September 18

  • Kyrie Irving Didn't Tell LeBron James He Wanted To Leave Cleveland, Doesn't Care Now

    SI "Kyrie Irving does not care that he didn't tell LeBron James that he wanted out of Cleveland before talking to the Cavaliers front office about a potential trade, he told ESP's First Take on Monday morning. Irving, who was traded to the Boston Celtics last month, reportedly blindsided James when..." September 18

  • NBA Releases ‘I’m Why’ Commercials To Preview the 2017-18 Season

    SLAM Online "With a series of new documentary-style commercials, the NBA launched the next chapter of the “This Is Why We Play” campaign on Monday. The new series entitled “I’m Why” portrays the unique perspectives that make NBA basketball special. " September 18

  • ACL injury in NBA athletes not associated with number of minutes played

    Healio "Results published in Orthopedics showed the risk for ACL injury among players did not increase with the number of minutes played in a single National Basketball Association game. To determine the influence of minutes played on injury risk, researchers assessed minutes played in the injury game,..." September 18

  • Paul Pierce says Kyrie Irving is ready for an expanded role for Celtics

    CBS Sports "Paul Pierce won a championship in Boston and is beloved by Celtics fans. Now that he's retired, he's doing what outspoken retired players do: Commenting on the club that made him famous. In an interview with A. Sherrod Blakely, Pierce talked about Kyrie Irving's role with the Celtics...." September 17

  • Stephon Marbury Says His ‘Numbers’ Are Worthy Of The Basketball Hall of Fame

    Dime Magazine "Stephon Marbury may be attempting an NBA comeback, but he says it’s not for a Hall of Fame push. That’s because the 40-year-old says he already has Hall of Fame numbers. Marbury spoke to SI Now on Thursday and said his career numbers both in the NBA and playing in China are enough to justify..." September 15

  • Report: NBA commissioner may soon have power to fine teams for resting players

    CBS Sports "The NBA may soon have new rules for the draft lottery. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported Friday that the competition committee has sent the reform proposal through to the Board of Governors, who will vote on the issue at the end of September. Much of the focus of that report is on the..." September 15

  • Paul Pierce on Jayson Tatum: 'He looks like an older version of me'

    CSN New England "From the time the Boston Celtics drafted Jayson Tatum with the third overall pick in last June’s NBA draft, the comparisons to Paul Pierce’s game offensively have been steady. For Pierce, he doesn’t see Tatum being as good as he was scoring the ball when the 10-time All-Star came into league..." September 15

  • Report: NBA Would Prefer Teams Lie About Injuries

    Deadspin "Adrian Wojnarowski has another scoop related to an upcoming NBA board of governors meeting, during which potential rule changes will be voted on, and this one makes the league look pretty stupid This is in response to the occasional fits the league gets thrown into when a (not coincidentally)..." September 15

  • NBA board of governors to vote on draft lottery reform Sept. 28

    ESPN "The NBA's Competition Committee has recommended the league's proposal on draft lottery reform, sending it to the board of governors for a vote on Sept. 28, league sources told ESPN. The draft reform changes would start with the 2019 Draft, if passed by the board of governors. Among proposed..." September 15

  • Aggravated assault trial for Morris twins set to begin on Monday

    WEEI Boston "Following the selection of an eight-member jury panel on Wednesday, the aggravated assault trial for the Morris twins -- new Celtics forward Marcus and the Wizards' Markieff -- will begin next Monday in a Phoenix courtroom with the opening statements of what is expected to be a 10-day..." September 15

  • NBA lottery changes would be nice, but will not fix the league's real problem

    CBS Sports "The NBA lottery system is again under scrutiny, and it looks like this time, there may be some real change. A report last week from ESPN outlined myriad changes the competition committee and NBA Board of Governors were to examine this week to the NBA's system for determining draft order. Among..." September 12

  • Stephon Marbury says he's attempting a comeback

    Click On Detroit "Former NBA star Stephon Marbury said on Twitter Tuesday that he's "working on" an NBA comeback. Marbury, now 40-years-old, hasn't played in the NBA since 2009, when he played for the New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns, Minnesota Timberwolves and Boston Celtics. Marbury, who was drafted in 1996 by..." September 12

  • Celtics betting on Kyrie Irving — just as they did with Isaiah Thomas

    Boston Globe "Kyrie Irving has a tough act to follow. His predecessor on the parquet, Isaiah Thomas, was beloved here. He immersed himself in Boston’s feverish sports culture and endeared himself to Celtics fans with his confidence, clutch play, and humanity. Thomas and Celtics fans enjoyed a mutual admiration..." September 12

  • Ray Allen: ‘I Don’t Have Any Ill-Will’ Toward Celtics Teammates

    SLAM Online "After leaving the Celtics in 2012, Ray Allen has been rejected in Boston—by both fans and former teammates alike. But after making peace with Paul Pierce over the weekend, Allen could be heading toward reclamation as a Celtic. In an interview with Tencent, Allen stated that he has no “ill..." September 11

  • Chris Paul Told Celtics and Warriors He Wouldn’t Re-Sign in 2011

    SLAM Online "The Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors went hard after Chris Paul back in 2011, but CP3 told both franchises that they were wasting their time. “I will not re-sign with you,” Paul reportedly said. Paul wanted to end up in L.A., and thought he had become a Laker, before eventually..." September 11

  • ‘It was definitely the toughest call I ever had to make,’ Danny Ainge says of Isaiah Thomas trade

    Boston Globe "It was the toughest call Danny Ainge has ever had to make as a general manager, reaching out to Isaiah Thomas, who had given so much to the Celtics, to tell him that he had been traded. Thomas described the call in a first-person account in The Players’ Tribune. He had just celebrated his..." September 11

  • Proposal for NBA draft lottery reform to disincentivize tanking, set even odds for worst teams

    USA Today "When the NBA’s competition committee meets to discuss lottery reform later this week, it will be presented with a proposal designed to disincentivize the race for the league’s worst record and best odds to win the draft lottery. The proposal has three main elements, four people with direct..." September 11

  • Terry Rozier shrugs off trade rumors, says Celtics GM Danny Ainge won't trade him

    CBS Sports "Isaiah Thomas' trade from Boston to Cleveland proves player is immune to being traded. But third-year Celtics guard Terry Rozier believes he's pretty untouchable in Boston. In an interview with CBS Boston recently, Rozier acknowledged that he heard the trade rumors involving him last season,..." September 11

  • Paul Pierce makes peace offering to Ray Allen

    Clutch Points "Recently-retired Boston Celtics legend Paul Pierce is currently in China, apparently looking for Brandon Jennings. But instead of his old Twitter foe, “The Truth” ran into another NBA personality he supposedly has beef with: former Celtics teammate Ray Allen. But as the picture Pierce posted on..." September 10

  • Crowder saw the writing on the wall with Celtics

    CSN New England "The Celtics drafted Jayson Tatum in June, a wing forward who the franchise envisions growing along with second-year wing Jaylen Brown. They signed Gordon Hayward to a four-year, $127.8 million max contract just a couple weeks later, a string of moves that left Jae Crowder unsure of what his..." September 09

  • Avery Bradley on getting traded: “I knew I was going somewhere”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Danny Ainge completely revamped a 53-win team this summer. It is a big gamble. One of those moves was trading starter and defensive stopper Avery Bradley to Detroit for Marcus Morris. For the Celtics it was a move to clear cap space, making way for the signing of Gordon Hayward. For Bradley,..." September 09

  • Terry Rozier has perfect response when asked if he's worried about being traded

    Yardbarker "Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier certainly knows where he stands in the eyes of general manager Danny Ainge. Speaking with Adam Kaufman of 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston on Saturday, Rozier dropped this priceless response when asked if he was ever worried about the possibility of being traded..." September 09

  • Tyler Zeller Worked Out For Nets

    Hoops Rumors "In addition to working out Jared Sullinger in late August, the Nets recently brought in free agent center Tyler Zeller for an audition, according to Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders (Twitter link). It’s the first update we’ve heard in more than two months on Zeller, who was waived by the..." September 08

  • Isaiah Thomas Played with Hip Injury For Years

    SLAM Online "As Isaiah Thomas rehabs a torn labrum in his hip, questions of Thomas’ injury history have come into play. According to a report by The Ringer‘s Kevin O’Connor, Thomas had been playing with the injury “for years,” hence his waddling gait. Multiple front-office sources explained Thomas’s..." September 07

  • Doc Rivers says Boston is a ‘perfect situation’ for Kyrie Irving

    Boston Sports Journal "Nationally, opinions have been divided about whether Kyrie Irving is worth the hefty price tag the Celtics gave up to acquire him from the Cavs last week. One man that loves what Boston did in the deal is Doc Rivers. The Clippers head coach was back in town Wednesday to host the annual ABCD..." September 07

  • Thomas doesn't think Celtics got better with Irving trade

    Sportsnet "Isaiah Thomas says he doesn’t believe that Boston Celtics improved by trading him to the Cleveland Cavaliers last month. The all-star revealed his feelings in a Players’ Tribune article Wednesday. “It’s not that I don’t understand it,” Thomas wrote. “Of course I get it: This is a business...." September 06

  • Celtics uncertain when Isaiah Thomas suffered hip injury last season

    CBS Sports "Isaiah Thomas has been battling a hip injury since the second half of last season, and it may sideline him until the All-Star break. Thomas' labral tear in his hip and its slow recovery resulted in a brief delay in his trade to the Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving. Cleveland had concern about the..." September 06

  • GMs say tampering is part of the NBA: Not cheating means 'not trying'

    CBS Sports "Tampering is a part of the NBA. This is a common fact that has become more accepted over the years. General managers and agents around the league work behind the scenes to get deals done before they're technically allowed to. This is why contracts are agreed upon the second free agency begins, and..." September 06

  • Boston Celtics news: Team 'leaning' toward Al Horford as starting center, per report

    Mass Live "Wrapped within Zach Lowe's latest podcast for ESPN is the revelation that the Boston Celtics may be planning to start Al Horford at the center position. Lowe's whole podcast episode, a conversation with Bleacher Report's Howard Beck, is well worth a listen. The two go deep on the Celtics'..." September 06

  • Isaiah Thomas sheds some light on how he found out he got traded

    CSN New England "Danny Ainge has made no secret about how difficult it was for him to tell Isaiah Thomas that he had been traded to Cleveland in a deal that centered around Boston acquiring four-time all-star Kyrie Irving. “It was one of the most difficult conversations I ever had,” Ainge told CSN's Kyle..." September 06

  • Details on Kyrie via IG Trying to Get Back With Ex-GF Kehlani Who Cheated on Him With PND

    Black Sports Online "I really like Kehlani’s music. That has nothing to do with the story, but I just wanted to point that out. Kyrie is taking this fresh start really seriously. For those not aware, Kyrie and Kehlani use to date, until she cheated on him with singer Party Next Door, who made sure the whole..." September 03

  • Even with Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward, Celtics' biggest star might be Brad Stevens

    CBS Sports "The Boston Celtics introduced their new star core on Friday, with Kyrie Irving surreally taking his place next to Gordon Hayward on the dais. The presser was filled with the usual pomp and circumstance and polite commentary. Danny Ainge refused to answer questions about the process of acquiring..." September 02

  • Shumpert still has love for Kyrie: 'It's just a business'

    TMZ "Iman Shumpert says he's not worried about facing off against his old teammate and friend, Kyrie Irving, when the Cavs take on Boston ... because he knows all Kyrie's moves!! Shumpert was actually pretty candid about the whole situation when we asked if there will be a heated rivalry when..." September 01

  • Kyrie finally addressed his relationship with LeBron

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kyrie Irving called playing for three years with LeBron James on the Cavs "awesome," and told Boston reporters Friday that "I'd be telling you guys a lie if I didn't tell you how much I learned from that guy. "The perfection of the craft comes in a variety of forms, and you watch and you ask a..." September 01

  • Cavs owner Dan Gilbert behind trade impasse with Celtics

    Sportress of Blogitude "The Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics on Wednesday finally completed the mega-trade highlighted by the exchange of superstar guards Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas. In the aftermath of the protracted saga, rumor has it that Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert was behind the delay. The Celtics..." August 31

  • Kyrie Irving said to be 'ecstatic' about trade

    Yardbarker "Kyrie Irving is said to be thrilled about joining his new team in Boston. After being held up for over a week, the Celtics-Cavs trade involving Irving and Isaiah Thomas finally went through. Cleveland was able to squeeze a 2020 second-round pick out of Boston in addition to the previously..." August 31

  • Cavs add 2nd-round pick from Celtics to complete Irving-Thomas trade

    ESPN "With a Thursday morning deadline looming, the Boston Celtics agreed to send the Cleveland Cavaliers a 2020 second-round draft pick via the Miami Heat to acquire four-time All-Star guard Kyrie Irving and complete the blockbuster trade. The Celtics resisted the Cavaliers' desire for a first-round..." August 31

  • Celtics had concerns how Jimmy Butler, Gordon Hayward would mesh

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Boston Celtics got their man this summer — they signed Gordon Hayward as a free agent. Didn’t cost them one of their trade assets. The Celtics are on the verge of adding a new All-Star to play with him in Kyrie Irving, if and when that trade involving Isaiah Thomas finally goes through...." August 30

  • Cavs, Celtics Made Contact Regarding Trade

    Hoops Rumors "7:00pm: The Cavs and Celtics started to engage each other on a solution today, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN writes. Wojnarowski adds that the Cavs are no longer looking for Boston’s top young players (Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown had been previously mentioned) or significant draft picks. League..." August 30

  • Cavs did not learn anything new with Isaiah Thomas physical

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers have suddenly gotten cold feet with a trade they agreed to that would send Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics, and the health of Isaiah Thomas is the reason for that. But if the Cavs have learned nothing new in the past week, what’s the holdup? In an appearance on The..." August 29

  • Celtics, Cavs still expected to complete Kyrie Irving trade

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers may bet getting cold feet about the trade they agreed to that will send Kyrie Irving to Boston, but that does not mean the deal is in danger of being nixed altogether. Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com says he was told by a source with knowledge of the Cavs’ thinking that the..." August 28

  • Thomas Robinson working out for Celtics

    Fanrag Sports "Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported Monday that free agent forward Thomas Robinson has recently been working out at the practice facility of the Boston Celtics. Thomas and the Celtics have yet to reach a deal, but Robinson is hoping to snag a roster spot ahead of training camp, which gets underway..." August 28

  • Cavaliers, Celtics face Wednesday deadline on Kyrie Irving trade

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cavaliers declined to comment on a new ESPN report that the team would seek further compensation for Kyrie Irving because of the severity of Isaiah Thomas' hip injury. Two Cavs sources said Saturday night only that the team was "still in the review process" in determining what do about the..." August 28

  • Cavaliers hadn’t requested anything of Celtics, as of Sunday afternoon

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Cavaliers and Celtics are both posturing in the wake of Isaiah Thomas‘ concerning physical, which threatens to upend the Kyrie Irving trade. But actual negotiations about reworking the deal? According to a previous report, the Cavs planned to ask for additional compensation. There’s..." August 28

  • Celtics only willing to offer second-rounder as additional compensation for Cavs?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Celtics don’t seem particularly willing to push through their blockbuster trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers at all costs. In an appearance Sunday on CSN New England, Chris Mannix of The Vertical reported that Boston could part with a second-rounder as extra compensation for the..." August 28

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