Celtics Rumors & News

Buy Celtics tickets at TicketCity
  • Celtics Seeking Taker For Aron Baynes

    Hoops Rumors "The Celtics are looking for a team with cap space to absorb Aron Baynes‘ $5.4MM contract for next season, tweets ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Baynes has an expiring deal, so it would only be a one-year commitment. With Kyrie Irving and Al..." June 20

  • Top 5 Most Underrated Free Agents Of 2019

    Fadeaway World "Free agency is about more than just the notable names and where they will end up. There are a number of names that are being heavily overlooked and undervalued despite being very capable players. Wherever these guys end up, they will undoubtedly be impactful additions. Names like Kawhi Leonard..." June 19

  • Report: Nets skeptical of signing Kyrie Irving unless they also land Kevin Durant

    Yahoo! Sports "Kyrie Irving reportedly wants to sign with the Brooklyn Nets, but do the Nets want to give up D’Angelo Russell to add the six-time All-Star? That may come down to whether or not the Nets can land another max player. According to a report in the New..." June 19

  • Lakers not in play for Kawhi Leonard or Kyrie Irving even if they clear max space

    Clutch Points "Even if the Los Angeles Lakers manage to clear max cap space by changing the terms of the Anthony Davis trade with the New Orleans Pelicans, they reportedly won’t be in play for Kyrie Irving or Kawhi Leonard, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Irving is widely expected to..." June 19

  • Teams With Top Draft Picks Reportedly Gauging Whether Celtics Would Trade Jaylen Brown

    12 Up "The Boston Celtics have three first-round picks heading into Thursday's 2019 NBA Draft, none of which are in the lottery. They have the ability to move up in the draft, but to make a significant jump they'll need to include one of their young studs. According to Adam..." June 19

  • Rockets, Sixers added to the Al Horford sweepstakes

    Clutch Points "The Houston Rockets and Philadelphia 76ers are reportedly interested in signing Al Horford in free agency, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Watch Stadium. The Sixers and Rockets join the Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers as the teams with..." June 19

  • Mavericks Considered Favorites For Al Horford?

    Hoops Rumors "Al Horford is expected to leave the Celtics for a new team in free agency, and according to Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer, league sources consider the Mavericks the favorites to land the veteran big man. As O’Connor writes, the Lakers and Clippers are also said to have..." June 19

  • Jaylen Brown posts cryptic IG message that could be construed as shot at Kyrie Irving

    Clutch Points "Boston Celtics swingman Jaylen Brown is definitely not holding back, as the 22-year-old recently posted a cryptic message on his Instagram account. Many believe that the caption he decided to go with for a seemingly innocuous and unrelated set of photos is directed towards..." June 19

  • NBA rumors: How Nets' Kyrie Irving pursuit is impacted by second star joining him

    NBC Sports Boston "Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving reportedly is "prepared to sign" with the Brooklyn Nets, but would they change their mind about the 27-year-old veteran if a second superstar free agent doesn't join him this summer? ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski..." June 19

  • NBA Rumors: Celtics Could Trade Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart & Draft Picks For Bradley Beal

    Inquisitr "After a season filled with drama and frustration, the Boston Celtics are currently facing a huge dilemma in the 2019 NBA offseason. Aside from failing to acquire All-Star center Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans, rumors are heating up, suggesting that Kyrie Irving will be leaving the..." June 19

  • A ghost no more? Kyrie Irving has reportedly signaled to Celtics that he's leaving

    NBC Sports Boston "Kyrie is reportedly no longer "ghosting" the Celtics. In fact, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic, he never really was. Charania reports, on the heels of the earlier report Tuesday night of Al Horford's impending departure, that Irving has been..." June 19

  • NBA Rumors: Kyrie Irving the first player to not enjoy being coached by Brad Stevens

    Clutch Points "Kyrie Irving’s bizarre second season with the Boston Celtics holds plenty of skeletons in the closet. Among them is his shocking tiff with head coach Brad Stevens, unsurprisingly among the many rifts he had with coaches and players alike. Sports Illustrated insider..." June 19

  • Every NBA Team's Realistic Dream Signing in 2019 Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "We are on the cusp of the most eventful NBA offseason since the summer of 2010 when LeBron James and Chris Bosh teamed up to join Dwyane Wade in Miami. Things got started when the Los Angeles Lakers agreed to trade for Anthony Davis to team him with..." June 19

  • ESPN to change draft coverage approach after Adrian Wojnarowski mockery?

    Larry Brown Sports "ESPN tried to prevent its reporters from leaking out picks before they were announced during the NBA Draft last year, but they may be nixing that policy now after the way Adrian Wojnarowski made a mockery out of it. Prior to the draft last year, there was a report that ESPN, Yahoo and..." June 19

  • Why Al Horford isn't a realistic Lakers target

    247 Sports "Al Horford would fit in well with the Los Angeles Lakers. That is nothing specific to the Lakers. Big men who can play both center and power forward, who can defend the perimeter as well as they can protect the rim, and who can shoot three-pointers with relative comfort can fit in just..." June 19

  • NBA Insider Suggests Two Possible Landing Spots For Al Horford

    NESN "For some time, it seemed like Al Horford continuing his tenure with the Boston Celtics was inevitable, even if he opted out of his contract. Well, he opted out of his contract, but now it seems increasingly unlikely he’ll be wearing green next..." June 19

  • Nets among teams Al Horford could consider in free agency: report

    SNY TV "It has been known for awhile now that the Nets may benefit from one Celtics departure in Kyrie Irving this summer. But will he be joined by another?  Al Horford, the five-time All-Star center, is reportedly no longer discussing an extension with Boston and will hit the..." June 19

  • The 10 Best Players Likely on the Move in 2019 NBA Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "The NBA's annual frenzy of player movement has already begun. Over the weekend, the Los Angeles Lakers agreed to trade for New Orleans Pelicans superstar big man Anthony Davis. They're now attempting to carve out enough salary-cap space for a third star in free..." June 19

  • NBA Rumors: Al Horford already knows a 4-year $100 million contract waiting for him on open market

    Clutch Points "Boston Celtics power forward/center Al Horford knows there’s a more lucrative deal waiting for him in the free agent market. According to The New York Times’ Marc Stein, Horford knows he can sign a four-year deal worth more than $100 million..." June 19

  • Celtics, Rockets Recently Discussed Trade For Clint Capela

    Real GM Basketball "The Boston Celtics and Houston Rockets have discussed a trade for Clint Capela, sources told Ian Begley of SNY. Al Horford broke off contract talks with the Celtics earlier today with the expectation that he will sign with another team.  Marc Stein reported earlier..." June 19

  • Celtics Preparing For An Offseason Of Change

    Hoops Rumors "Slightly over a year ago, the overachieving Celtics were competing with LeBron Jamesand the Cavaliers in the conference finals. The landscape in the Eastern Conference has changed dramatically over the ensuing 13 months and Boston has not been left out of the league-wide..." June 19

  • The Celtics ‘Force Feeding’ Gordon Hayward Reportedly ‘Bothered That Locker Room’

    Dime Magazine "The Boston Celtics are facing an uncertain reality as the 2019-20 season approaches, with reporting that both Kyrie Irving and Al Horford are prepared to seek different employment in free agency. That roster shake-up, combined with Anthony Davis heading to Los Angeles,..." June 19

  • Kyrie Irving reportedly likely to sign with Brooklyn Nets

    Larry Brown Sports "Several signs have pointed to Kyrie Irving leaving the Boston Celtics this summer for a new team, with the Brooklyn Nets frequently mentioned as a top contender for him. Now a prominent reporter says Irving is likely to sign with Brooklyn. Minutes after The Boston Herald’s Steve..." June 18

  • Al Horford to leave Celtics as free agent, per Herald sources

    Boston Herald "  Al Horford’s Celtics career apparently has come to an end after three years with the club. According to a source close to the All-Star center, his representation has ceased discussions with the Celts on a new contract. Though no further information was given,..." June 18

  • Five likeliest landing spots for Kawhi Leonard

    Sportsnaut "Fresh off celebrating the Toronto Raptors’ first ever NBA championship, reigning Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard has a decision to make. Leonard is slated to become a free agent next month. And while a return to Canada has always seemed to make the most sense, there are other..." June 18

  • Kyrie Irving is making the same mistake LeBron made in Cleveland

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kyrie Irving grabbed headlines this past NBA season when he revealed he called LeBron James to apologize for being a young player who didn’t handle things well during their days in Cleveland. But according to one basketball insider, Irving didn’t comprehend the full..." June 18

  • Four Most Overrated NBA Free Agents

    The Big Lead "The 2019 NBA free agency class is one of the strongest in recent memory. Although the NBA Finals is still in full swing, free agency rumors are swirling as the June 30th start date rapidly approaches. Among the top-tier free agents include the likes of Kevin..." June 18

  • NBA Rumors: Celtics interested in trading up to No. 4

    Sporting News "The Celtics aren't satisfied with picking 14th in the NBA Draft. Boston is looking into trading up to No. 4, according to ESPN. The team has its eye on Vanderbilt guard Darius Garland with that pick.

    June 18

  • Report: Al Horford Not Exercising Player Option With Celtics, Will Be Unrestricted Free Agent

    CBS Boston "Al Horford will not exercise his player option with the Boston Celtics for the 2019-20 season and become an unrestricted free agent, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Tuesday morning. But that doesn’t mean the veteran big man will be leaving Boston this summer. Horford..." June 18

  • Why Hall Of Famer Believes Kyrie Irving Joining Lakers Is ‘No-Brainer’

    NESN "All signs point to Kyrie Irving taking his talents to the Big Apple, but maybe the star point guard should consider heading west. The bulk of rumors regarding Irving, who officially will hit the open market July 1, have centered around the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets. Most..." June 18

  • Could Bradley Beal be the next big star that the Celtics pursue?

    NBC Sports Boston "In the wake of the Anthony Davis trade, the Boston Celtics no longer have a superstar target in their sights. The trade market doesn't have an obvious superstar available for the first time in what feels like quite a while. But with Danny Ainge still sitting on a treasure trove of assets,..." June 18

  • Adrian Wojnarowski: Celtics looking to trade at least one of their first-round picks

    WEEI Boston "There's a lot happening with the Celtics, not only with free agents likely coming and going, but also the NBA draft on Thursday. The Celtics have three first-round picks -- Nos. 14, 20 and 22 -- so a lot can happen. Appearing on ESPN Monday night, Adrian Wojnarowski had..." June 18

  • Celtics Must Accept They Aren't a Legit Free Agent Destination

    12 Up "Remember Danny Ainge's pipe dream of pairing Kyrie Irving with Anthony Davis in the 2019 NBA offseason? Well, to say that the tables have turned wouldn't even begin to describe the Boston Celtics' current predicament. Kyrie is surely signing with someone else --..." June 18

  • NBA Rumors: Kyrie Irving 'treated Tatum like LeBron treated Kyrie'

    NBC Sports Boston "When Kyrie Irving came to the Boston Celtics, he was looking to be his own man as a basketball player. For many years, he played in the shadow of one of the greatest players in NBA history, LeBron James, but eventually, he wanted a chance to lead a team. Well, after two years in..." June 18

  • Report: Kyrie Irving ghosting Celtics, has not communicated with them in weeks

    Larry Brown Sports "As his free agency approaches, Kyrie Irving appears to be leaving the Boston Celtics on read. Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe reported on Monday that the All-Star guard seems to essentially be ghosting the Celtics and has had little, if any, communication with the..." June 18

  • Six trades we could see during 2019 NBA Draft

    Sportsnaut "The Anthony Davis blockbuster trade this weekend got us thinking. With just a few days remaining until the NBA Draft, the expectation is that more trades will happen here soon. Some of these moves won’t go down until the draft kicks off in New York City on Thursday...." June 18

  • Reddit Bans Popular "r/nbastreams" Page

    The Big Lead "All good things must come to an end, and this happened to be the case today for the popular Reddit page, “r/nbastreams.” The page was a go-to option for many Reddit users, who would access links leading to live streams of NBA games completely for free. Although completely..." June 17

  • Anthony Davis had no interest in playing a single game for Celtics

    Real GM Basketball "Anthony Davis had no interest in playing a single game for the Boston Celtics, whether that was a negotiating tactic to end up with the Los Angeles Lakers or not. The Celtics still had interest in gambling on Davis in hopes they could convince him to re-sign in 2020. " June 17

  • Celtics reportedly could meet with Kyrie Irving before NBA Draft

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Celtics are looking to get clarity on Kyrie Irving’s future as quickly as possible. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Celtics will meet with Irving in the near future to discuss his plans for free agency. That meeting could come before the NBA..." June 17

  • NBA odds: Kemba Walker favored over Kyrie Irving to sign with Lakers

    Sportsnaut "The Los Angeles Lakers rocked the NBA world by trading for All-Star center Anthony Davis, but the team still needs a point guard. Among the upcoming free agents that could fill that role, Kemba Walker is now the odds-on favorite to be signed, with Kyrie Irving being a close..." June 17

  • 5 Worst Contracts Still on the Books from Ridiculous 2016 Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "Nearly three years later, the 2016 NBA offseason remains undefeated. That summer's salary-cap explosion, courtesy of a TV-money infusion, was unprecedented. Mammoth deals were handed out like free clicky pens at a career fair. Role players were paid like superstars...." June 17

  • NBA rumors: Anthony Davis deal pushing Kyrie Irving to Lakers over Knicks, Nets?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Uh oh, Knicks fans. Anthony Davis is officially headed to the Lakers. Kevin Durant is hurt, and likely to miss all of the 2019-20 season. Kyrie Irving could be leaning toward the Nets. Things aren’t looking great as the..." June 17

  • A complete Nets’ makeover would start with Kyrie Irving

    New York Post "In NBA free agency, things change by the hour, if not the minute. But as of Sunday night, the feeling from both the Nets and the league is that Kyrie Irving is bound for Brooklyn. If the Nets do manage to bring the New Jersey product back home, then the question is: Who do they pair..." June 17

  • Report: LeBron has optimism that Kyrie Irving will join Lakers

    247 Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers don't appear to be satisfied with only LeBron James and Anthony Davis on their marquee. Ill-advised or not, their plan with their remaining cap space seems to be the pursuit of a third superstar. Plenty of names have been thrown around for that..." June 17

  • Kyrie Irving Signing With Lakers Would Be the Smartest Move for His Career

    The Big Lead "As unlikely as it may have seemed after their parting of ways in 2017, it looks like Kyrie Irving and LeBron James could be reuniting again. While rumors have long linked Irving to the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks, yesterday’s Lakers trade..." June 17

  • Best, Worst Landing Spots for Top 10 NBA Free Agents Post-Anthony Davis Trade

    Bleacher Report "NBA free agency figures to be as wild as ever in 2019. Hot on the heels of the Anthony Davis trade, which ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Saturday, a number of big names could be on the market. Depending on what happens with team and player options, Kevin..." June 17

  • Report: Celtics, Al Horford working on a lower but longer deal

    Clutch Points "The Boston Celtics are looking to keep veteran forward Al Horford beyond next season. Horford could actually become a free agent this summer if he decides to opt out of his $30.1 million contract for next season. The Celtics are in a tricky situation this..." June 17

  • Celtics were willing to discuss Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown in Anthony Davis talks

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Celtics were reportedly willing to discuss their most talented young players in an Anthony Davis trade, but many limitations prevented the team from pushing ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers in trade talks. According to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, the Celtics were willing..." June 16

  • Marcus Morris still interested in returning to Celtics

    NBC Sports Boston "The Boston Celtics are dealing with some major question marks that could have a major impact on their starting lineup. It really started when reports came out that Kyrie Irving was preparing to sign with the Brooklyn Nets. Then, the Los Angeles Lakers pulled off a trade for Anthony Davis,..." June 16

  • By Not Trading Jayson Tatum for Anthony Davis, Celtics Admit to Uncertain Future

    Bleacher Report "Rarely do moves not made immediately say anything, let alone everything, about an NBA team's future. The Boston Celtics' decision not to trade for Anthony Davis is an overwhelming exception. Davis was dealt to the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday night, ending a months-long..." June 16