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  • Why Newest Jimmy Butler Trade Rumor Could Be Good News For Celtics

    NESN "We may have another plot twist in the soap opera that is the NBA offseason. Jimmy Butler reportedly has requested a trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves, and according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, he has three preferred destinations where he’d sign a long-term..." September 20

  • Brad Stevens on Kyrie Irving: 'He looks pretty good'

    NBC Sports Boston "The last time we saw Kyrie Irving, he was in street clothes as the Celtics navigated their way through the playoffs without him and advanced all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals. Fast forward to this month, one in which Stevens has seen Irving working out with his teammates in..." September 20

  • Report: No minutes restrictions for Kyrie Irving when season begins

    247 Sports "The Boston Celtics are expected to be one of the most dangerous teams in the NBA this coming season. However, one of the biggest storylines will be the health of star point guard Kyrie Irving, who is coming off knee surgery. According to David Aldridge of NBA.com, Irving..." September 19

  • Source: Celtics' Jabari Bird sought treatment before domestic violence incident

    Boston Herald "A number of sources have stated to the Herald that actions leading to Jabari Bird’s arrest on domestic-violence charges seem very much “out of character.” But those close to the situation say the Celtics guard had begun dealing with emotional issues in the weeks prior to the..." September 18

  • How did Terry Rozier know he was hitting it big? Urkel.

    Pro Basketball Talk "Scary Terry broke out last year. Terry Rozier had been playing well for the Celtics all season off the bench, but when Kyrie Irving went down and Rozier got thrust into a bigger role he thrived. Rozier averaged 16.5 points and 5.7 assists per game in the playoffs, leading the Celtics all the..." September 17

  • NBA Rumors: Celtics interested in signing Jamal Crawford

    NESN "Jamal Crawford has played for many different teams in his NBA career, and the Boston Celtics could be the next stop for the 18-year veteran. The 38-year-old guard and the Celtics have “mutual interest,” The Athletic’s Jared Weiss said during Sunday’s..." September 17

  • If the Knicks target Kyrie Irving, what does that mean for the Bulls' 2019 free agency plans?

    NBC Sports Chicago "NBC Sports Boston's Sherrod A. Blakely dropped some exclusive reporting news on the Bulls Talk Podcast on Wednesday, saying that the New York Knicks are going to pursue All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving in free agency. "I've spoken with people within [the Knicks]..." September 17

  • How can Semi Ojeleye build off a solid rookie season?

    NBC Sports Boston "When it comes to being a second-round pick, making the roster is a victory in itself. But it became clear early on that Boston’s Semi Ojeleye could be more than just an end-of-the-bench backup. He could be someone that can contribute to winning, which is rare for a..." September 14

  • What will it take for Kyrie Irving to become NBA MVP?

    NBC Sports Boston "As the ring leader for one of the best basketball shows in the entire NBA, all eyes will be on Kyrie Irving at the start of the season. And as Boston makes its way through what many expect will be a trip to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2010, much of that success will, in..." September 14

  • Police: Celtics Jabari Bird choked girlfriend 12 times during assault

    Boston Herald "A backup guard for the Boston Celtics threatened to kill himself in a text message to his 20-year-old girlfriend after she escaped four hours of physical torture in his Brighton apartment, according to police reports released yesterday. Jabari C. Bird, 24, the Celtics’..." September 14

  • Gordon Hayward Playing Full-Contact 5-On-5

    Real GM Basketball "Gordon Hayward is back to playing full-court, full-contact 5-on-5 basketball. “I’m just excited to be out there,” Hayward told reporters Thursday. “It’s so much fun to be able to play again and play with my teammates." Hayward said he's..." September 14

  • Jabari Bird's bail set at $50,000 on domestic-violence charges

    NBC Sports Boston "Jabari Bird was arraigned in Brighton Municipal Court today, and bail was set at $50,000, on charges that he assaulted his girlfriend in a domestic-violence incident last Friday. Prosecutors said the Celtics guard repeatedly strangled his girlfriend, causing her to lose consciousness..." September 13

  • Celtics' Jabari Bird Accused of Strangling Girlfriend, Kicking Her in Stomach

    Bleacher Report "Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird was arraigned on charges of assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, strangulation and kidnapping Thursday. According to Tom Westerholm‏ of MassLive, Bird is accused of strangling his..." September 13

  • Gordon Hayward Expects To Be Ready For Opener

    Hoops Rumors "Celtics forward Gordon Hayward declared himself almost fully recovered in a meeting with the media today and said he believes he’ll be ready to play on opening night, tweetsAdam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe. Hayward says he feels almost 100 percent, and explosion and..." September 13

  • Report: Kyrie Irving is Knicks’ top target in 2019 free agency

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Celtics are reportedly optimistic about re-signing Kyrie Irving in unrestricted free agency next summer. But they’ll face competition. A. Sherrod Blakey of NBC Sports Boston the Bulls Talk podcast: I can tell you right now, the New..." September 13

  • What would make for a successful rookie season for Robert Williams?

    NBC Sports Boston "By his own admission, the beginning of Robert Williams career as a Boston Celtic did not get off to the best of starts. But the mistakes he has made, while disappointing, have yet to reach a level of magnitude that significantly impacts his development or the team’s chances of..." September 12

  • Celtics To Work Out Marcus Georges-Hunt

    Real GM Basketball "The Boston Celtics will work out Marcus Georges-Hunt on Tuesday. Georges-Hunt competed for a roster spot with the Celtics in 2016 and ended up playing for the Maine Red Claws. The Celtics currently have 15 players on guaranteed contracts, the maximum allowed by league rules..." September 11

  • Kyrie enrolls at Harvard Business School

    NBC Sports Boston "From the basketball court to the operating table to a movie press tour... and now to Harvard.  Kyrie Irving's busy 2018 is continuing at Harvard Business School, where the Celtics point guard has enrolled in a program called "Crossover Into Business," which..." September 11

  • Report: Kyrie Irving looked 'amazing' during workout in Miami

    Sportsnaut "The Boston Celtics are banking on star guard Kyrie Irving being 100 percent and ready to go for the 2018-19 season. Despite seeing Irving miss the team’s entire playoff run last season with a knee injury, Boston took the then LeBron James-led Cavaliers to seven games in the Eastern..." September 11

  • At least 18 NBA players will play for home country in FIBA World Cup qualifiers this month

    Pro Basketball Talk "We’ve focused mostly on the big names not taking part — Giannis Antetokounmpo, Danilo Gallinari, Marco Belinelli, any notable player for Team USA — in the September qualifying window for FIBA’s World Cup next season. If you..." September 10

  • Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward 'look impressive' in pickup games

    Yardbarker "Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward have made significant progress in their return from injures, according to Ashith Mathur of AmicoHoops. A source who watched them play pickup games at the Celtics‘ practice facility said both players “look impressive” with a little more than..." September 08

  • Celtics player Jabari Bird is arrested after alleged ‘domestic incident’

    Boston Globe "Celtics shooting guard Jabari Bird was arrested in Brighton Friday after a “domestic incident” in which he allegedly assaulted, choked, and kidnapped somebody, according to Boston police. Bird was being “guarded by the Boston police at a local hospital” on..." September 08

  • Ray Allen: Rajon Rondo stopped passing to me, and Doc Rivers responded by bringing me off bench

    Backing the Pack "Even as he enters the Basketball Hall of Fame, Ray Allen will receive few congratulationsfrom the 2008 Celtics. Most of the problems between Allen and his former teammates stem from him leaving Boston for Miami in 2012. But some predate him signing with the Heat..." September 07

  • Scary Terry has no fear of trade rumors

    NBC Sports Boston "Terry Rozier has been in the NBA long enough to know that there’s no such thing as an offseason when it comes to trade rumors. Rozier, who will be a restricted free agent next summer unless he and the Boston Celtics can work out a contract extension before the start of the..." September 07

  • Ray Allen says Celtics tenure was most important of career

    247 Sports "Ray Allen may not be on good terms with the Boston Celtics, but it doesn't change the importance of his tenure there. According to the game's all-time leading three-point shooter, who will be inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame over the weekend, his tenure with..." September 07

  • Celtics legend calls 2008 team’s feud ‘immature and petty’

    Larry Brown Sports "Robert Parish has some young whippersnappers that he wants to give a piece of his mind to. Appearing this week on SiriusXM NBA Radio, the retired Boston Celtics great sounded off on the 2008 championship team’s well-documented feud. “I know this is a family show,..." September 06

  • Celtics' Robert Williams dealing with knee tendinitis, not cleared for 5-on-5

    Mass Live "Boston Celtics rookie Robert Williams has been dealing with a case of knee tendinitis since the end of the Texas A&M basketball season and has not been fully cleared just weeks before the start of training camp. Williams -- speaking at the unveiling of an Arbella Home Court..." September 06

  • Ray Allen Was Never Close To Returning To NBA

    Real GM Basketball "For several seasons after Ray Allen left the NBA in 2014, he was linked with a return. While Allen received interest, he says he was never close to actually playing again. "I was never close to coming back, man," Allen told The Athletic. "Nobody presented anything..." September 05

  • Brad Stevens calls Raptors ‘the best team in the East’

    Larry Brown Sports "Despite coming within literally a few possessions of winning the East last season, Brad Stevens still doesn’t think that his team quite measures up. Addressing reporters on Tuesday, the Boston Celtics head coach commented on the Toronto Raptors’ addition of Kawhi Leonard..." September 05

  • Doc Rivers weighs in on the rift between Ray Allen and the 2008 Celtics

    Boston "Ex-Celtics coach Doc Rivers says he loathes seeing his former players feuding. “As the years have gone on, things have been fractured,” Rivers told reporters at the annual ABCD Hoop Dreams charity event hosted at TD Garden Tuesday night. “I hate it. I hate seeing..." September 05

  • Ray Allen not expecting Hall of Fame congrats from ex-Celtics teammates

    Larry Brown Sports "As Ray Allen prepares to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame later this month, there have been some questions about whether or not his former Boston Celtics teammates will cast their differences aside and be there to support the former sharpshooter. Allen clearly isn’t counting..." September 04

  • Warriors, Celtics heavy favorites in latest NBA championship betting odds

    The Score "Safe money has the reigning two-time NBA champion Golden State Warriors and loaded Boston Celtics on a collision course for the 2018-19 title. The Warriors are coming off their third title in four years and acquired All-Star big man DeMarcus Cousins this summer on a cheap one-year..." September 04

  • Kyrie donates $110K to support Standing Rock Sioux youth

    247 Sports "As per his wishes, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is putting Boston Celtics All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving's donation to causes that directly affect the reservation's youth. According to the Associated Press, Irving donated $110,000 to the tribe when he visited the North..." September 02

  • Phoenix targeting Terry Rozier in trade

    The Sports Daily "Could Terry Rozier head to the desert? After a breakout performance in the 2018 NBA Playoffs, Terry Rozier has drawn some serious interest from teams to trade for. In fact, some people went as far as to say the Celtics should build around Terry Rozier and trade Kyrie Irving for a..." September 01

  • Danny Ainge Admits There Were Times He Thought The Kyrie Irving Trade Might Fall Through

    Dime Magazine "Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of the Kyrie Irving trade becoming official. While the announcement of the deal celebrated its birthday eight days ago, you might remember that things were in a state of limbo for more than a week in the aftermath. Eventually, after several days..." August 30

  • 1 Year Later, Cavs Can Look Back and Call Kyrie Irving Trade a Success

    Bleacher Report "While the NBA typically enters an August hibernation period, last year's Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas swap between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics sent shock waves throughout the Eastern Conference. Rarely do contending teams trade an established talent for..." August 30

  • Brad Stevens reveals how difficult it was to trade Isaiah Thomas

    247 Sports "A year ago this week, the Boston Celtics agreed to trade Isaiah Thomas to the Cleveland Cavaliers as part of a multiplayer trade which brought Kyrie Irving to New England in a move that was a tough pill to swallow for more than just the team's fan base. While it goes..." August 30

  • How will Gordon Hayward's return affect Jaylen Brown?

    NBC Sports Boston "After a solid rookie season, Jaylen Brown’s second season was even better. He was a starter in all 70 games he played, improving his numbers statistically in just about every category while delivering more than his share of highlights. Now on the eve of season third..." August 30

  • Stephen A. Smith says Celtics have a 45% chance to beat Warriors

    247 Sports "With LeBron James having moved on from the Cleveland Cavaliers to don the Purple and Gold of the Los Angeles Lakers, the Eastern Conference is as wide open as it has been in roughly a decade which should lead to some new blood, on one side at least, competing in the 2019 NBA..." August 30

  • NBA's No. 1 Options Who Would Be Better Off as Sidekicks

    Bleacher Report "In the perfect-world NBA, all player roles fit like skinny jeans and prove ideal vehicles for their abilities. In the actual Association, roster construction and team dynamics often force players into roles that either mask their full range of skills or ask too much of..." August 29

  • The NBA Will Remove Restrictions On What Color Sneakers Players Can Wear Next Season

    Dime Magazine "For quite some time, the NBA has led the way when it comes to player expression and individualism, especially when compared to other major American sports. Players are generally entertaining on social media, fashion before and after games has been a point of popular monitoring, and the..." August 29

  • Wojnarowski expects Irving to re-sign with Celtics in 2019

    247 Sports "An unrestricted free agent next summer, Kyrie Irving has not given the Boston Celtics any indication that he will re-sign next summer. But while Irving is being a bit coy about his long-term future in Boston, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski believes the Celtics All-Star guard will..." August 28

  • Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward Ready to Go 'Full Speed' at Celtics Training Camp

    Bleacher Report "Boston Celtics stars Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward have spent their offseasons rehabbing from injuries, but they are apparently both close to 100 percent. "I don't want to hype it up too much, but I'm saying that, if our training camp were starting today, that they..." August 27

  • NBA Rumors: Why Kyrie Irving, LeBron James Are ‘Unlikely’ To Reunite With Lakers

    NESN "The Los Angeles Lakers made the biggest splash in NBA free agency this offseason when they signed LeBron James to a four-year deal. While it will be nearly impossible to match those fireworks next summer, all signs point to the Purple and Gold being major players on the open market in..." August 27

  • Terry Rozier says Celtics can be 'truly special' in 2018-19

    ESPN "Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier doesn't want to make any grand predictions about what his team will accomplish during the 2018-19 season, but he's quite bullish on their potential to be a title contender. "We can be special. Truly special," Rozier said Saturday..." August 25

  • Celtics' Jayson Tatum after Danny Ainge traded down in draft for him: 'You owe me some money'

    Mass Live "Jayson Tatum knows how to hold a fake grudge. A year-and-a-half later, and he's not letting Boston Celtics management forget about a little cash. The Celtics selected Tatum with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. But he could have gone No. 1. Boston originally had the..." August 24

  • Jayson Tatum on Markelle Fultz: ‘We’re really best friends off the court’

    Pro Basketball Talk "With LeBron James now in the Western Conference with the Los Angeles Lakers, the time has come for the young guns out East to finally move up the ladder. There are several teams with excellent young talent waiting in the wings, and although we often see disparaging remarks on social..." August 24

  • Irving called 'Little Mountain' in Sioux tribe naming ceremony

    247 Sports "Wanting to honor his mother's heritage, Boston Celtics All-Star guard Kyrie Irving travelled to North Dakota on Thursday to visit the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The tribe had invited Irving to visit them to take part in an honorary naming ceremony, which was being held to honor..." August 23

  • Kawhi Leonard trade wasn't right move for Celtics

    NBC Sports Boston "Reports are starting to surface that Kawhi Leonard may in fact be “open” to re-signing with the Toronto Raptors when he hits free agency next summer and not necessarily be L.A.-bound. With that, some have pondered the idea that maybe if the Boston Celtics tried a..." August 23