Celtics Rumors & News

  • Trading Rajon Rondo was only solution

    Boston Herald "You had to know this was coming. The timing and the modest return for a four-time All-Star may have staggered you a bit, but this has been a fait accompli from the time the Celtics were unable to even be a viable participant in the Kevin Love derby. It was written here back in June that, “If..." December 19

  • Kendrick Perkins: Rajon Rondo wanted out of Boston

    Yahoo! Sports "While Rajon Rondo continued to say publicly he was committed to staying with the Boston Celtics, Rondo's former teammate and close friend, Kendrick Perkins, knew he truly felt different. "He wanted out, but he would never say that though," Perkins told Yahoo Sports. Perkins and Rondo were..." December 19

  • Celtics ship Rondo to Mavericks

    ESPN Dallas "The Boston Celtics are in the process of finalizing a deal to send Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks, according to league sources. Sources tell ESPN.com that the Celtics and the Mavericks have an agreement in principle to send the All-Star point guard to Dallas for Brandan Wright, Jae..." December 19

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Sacramento's discussed Rondo w/ Celtics in past, but Boston's asking price is too high for Kings to re-start talks now, sources tell Yahoo.

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    gary washburn @GwashburnGlobe

    James Young said his separated right shoulder is improving with treatment and he has begun to do some basketball activities #Celtics

  • Reports: Mavericks, Celtics getting serious about potential Rondo trade

    Fox Sports "The Rajon Rondo trade winds are reportedly blowing again, this time heading southwest. Can Mark Cuban succeed where so many others before him have failed? According to a report Wednesday by Yahoo Sports!/FOX Sports 1 NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski and fellow Yahoo Sports! reporter Marc Spears,..." December 18

  • Celtics 'turned up the heat' to close out Magic

    CSN New England "Fourth quarter play was once again a much-talked about topic following a Boston Celtics game. Only this time it wasn't the Celtics choking away a late-game lead or fumbling and bumbling their way to an end-of-game-collapse. Their execution at both ends of the floor down the stretch was..." December 18

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    In Rondo talks, Boston and Dallas discussing package including Brandan Wright, Jae Crowder and a first-round pick, sources tell Yahoo.

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    Chris Mannix @ChrisMannixSI

    Lakers in the hunt for Rajon Rondo, but a strong desire internally not to give up much now, pursue Rondo in free agency, per sources.

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    Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

    Adding to @ESPNSteinLine report on Rondo from yesterday. Sources tell ESPN the Lakers also offered Boston multiple picks & Nash for Rondo

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    Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt

    Perceived as sellers, Celtics have received inquiries about Jeff Green from Clippers, Pelicans, Grizzlies but Cs not interested in offers.

  • Darko Milicic will make his kickboxing debut on December 18

    Sportando "Milicic will fight against Radovan Radojcin in a “prestige fight” during the “Soul Night of Champions” event Darko Milicic will make his kickboxing debut on December 18 in Novi Sad, Serbia. The Serbian big man born in 1985 was selected by the Detroit Pistons as the second overall pick in..." December 18

  • Celtics showing willingness to trade Rondo

    Yahoo! Sports "The Boston Celtics are exhibiting a renewed willingness to pursue trade packages that include point guard Rajon Rondo, league sources told Yahoo Sports. As much as ever in his nine seasons in Boston, the Celtics have left strong impressions with rival organizations that they’re prepared to make..." December 18

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    The Dallas Mavericks are serious suitors for Rajon Rondo, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. Houston's discussed Rondo deal with Boston too.

  • Celtics also shopping Jeff Green, want first round pick

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Boston Celtics are shopping Rajon Rondo for a trade. No, seriously this time. They mean it. They are not Lucy holding the football. Go ahead, run up and try to kick it Charlie Brown. But that is not the only guy they are shopping, according to Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports. Boston has..." December 18

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    Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP

    Marcus Smart is officially out tonight. He's missed 13 of the first 23 games. Boston is +30 when he's on the court, -59 when he's not.

  • C's Wallace embracing role as versatile veteran

    ESPN Boston "Boston Celtics veteran Gerald Wallace hadn't touched the floor in over a week's time when coach Brad Stevens looked down the bench and called his name in the first quarter of last week's game against the New York Knicks. The 32-year-old Wallace looked up, maybe a bit surprised by the early..." December 17

  • Career night for Olynyk leads Celtics to 105-87 win over 76ers

    CSN New England "The Boston Celtics opened Monday's game against Philadelphia with nine straight missed shots. Not exactly a blowout-in-the-making kind of start, but that's exactly what the game turned into as the Celtics regrouped, rediscovered their shooting touch and just ran over the the Sixers to the tune..." December 16

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Among most active teams on phones: (in no order): Celtics, Pistons, Suns, Timberwolves, Hornets, Clippers, Pacers, Nets, Nuggets, Rockets.

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    Boston Celtics @celtics

    Thornton is likely to be out a couple of weeks, according to Brad Stevens. He says it looks as if Thornton has a small tear in his left calf

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    Jay King @ByJayKing

    Marcus Smart (Achilles) not going on trip. Chance he returns Wednesday. Avery Bradley (illness) is back.

  • Iman goes down, but resurgent Carmelo carries Knicks over Celtics

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony returned unexpectedly and so did the Knicks from the land of losing. The Knicks’ locker room was loud and lively after the 10-game losing streak ended with a 101-95 victory over Boston Friday at TD Garden. The Knicks, in shooting 49.4 percent, moved to 5-20 after 25 games — now..." December 13

  • James Young Suffers Right Shoulder Subluxation

    Boston Globe "Boston Celtics rookie James Young is undergoing testing Thursday after suffering a right shoulder injury while on assignment with the Maine Red Claws in an NBA Developmental League appearance. Young suffered a right shoulder subluxation in the third quarter of a game against the Delaware 87ers..." December 12

  • Hornets beat the Celtics 96-87 for their second straight win

    At The Hive "In their first game since last Friday, the Charlotte Hornets picked up their second straight victory, beating the Boston Celtics 96-87. The Hornets were led by 23 points and 14 rebounds from Al Jefferson, who scored 11 in the fourth quarter alone to help seal the victory. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist..." December 11

  • Will controversy erupt over Stevens' Smart-for-Rondo switch?

    CSN New England "After Boston's stirring 133-132 double-overtime loss at Washington on Monday, the game's outcome took a back seat to the bigger story: Rajon Rondo on the bench during crunch time and replaced by rookie Marcus Smart. While there will be some who see this as coach Brad Stevens sticking it to..." December 10

  • Wizards squander second-half lead before beating Celtics in double overtime

    Washington Post "John Wall woke up from his deep sleep Monday morning to the heartbreaking text message. Six-year-old Miyah Telemaque-Nelson, the little girl from Northwest Washington he befriended last year, had died from Burkitt’s lymphoma earlier in the morning. Wall, stunned, didn’t respond. He went back to..." December 09

  • Smart 'deserved to play' over Rondo in crunch time

    CSN New England "Rajon Rondo is a four time all-star. Marcus Smart is the rookie many assume will be Rondo's heir apparent. So who do you think the Celtics turned to in crunch time on Monday? They went with Smart and for good reason: he was playing better. Despite Smart having the game of his life, it..." December 09

  • Former NBA star Antoine Walker: Life after losing $110 million

    Yahoo Finance "Former NBA player, Antoine Walker, 38, earned over $110 million throughout his NBA career, more than four times the average player in the league. All that money, though, didn’t stop this All-Star from going broke. Walker’s financial problems began his first year in the league as a 19-year-old..." December 09

  • Celtics escape with 101-93 win over Wizards

    CSN New England "Beating the best teams in the NBA is never going to be easy for these Boston Celtics, even if those teams spot the Celtics a 25-point lead. But in yet another sign of the Celts' growth, they were able to fend off a furious second-half rally by the Washington Wizards and escape with a 101-93 win..." December 08

  • Evan Turner reached out to Korver after disparaging remark

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Celtics guard Evan Turner reached out to Kyle Korver – via an intermediary – after he blasted the Hawks guard defensive ability in a loss last week. Hawks center Elton Brand, who was a teammate of Turner in Philadelphia for several seasons, said he got a text message from Turner the day after..." December 08

  • Simple Truth: Boston a special place for Pierce

    Boston Herald "He walked into the hallway at 11:20 yesterday morning, greeting friends nearly every step as he went. But before Paul Pierce turned into the Washington dressing room, a reporter reminded him he was now inside and probably didn’t need the sunglasses he was still sporting on this gray day. “You..." December 08

  • Paul Pierce still beloved; no update on Vitor Faverani

    MassLive.com "As you no doubt already know, Paul Pierce’s legacy resides in Boston and should for a very long time. Celtics head coach Brad Stevens has barely met Pierce, but understands enough about the long-time Boston star to realize why Sunday’s meeting with the Washington Wizards qualifies as a big..." December 07

  • Rajon Rondo's Free Throw Shooting Is Historically Awful So Far

    Deadspin.com "Rajon Rondo has never been a great free-throw shooter. Coming into the 2014-15 season his career average was 62.1 percent—substandard for a point guard—but so far this season, Rondo has been a calamity. He's shot a horrendous 9-30 (30.0 percent) clip from the "charity stripe" in his 15 games..." December 06

  • Sources: Kobe-Rondo breakfast simply social

    ESPN Los Angeles "The intriguing breakfast between Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant and Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo on Thursday morning in Boston was indeed just breakfast. The two stars had planned for weeks on meeting up for a meal when the Lakers were in Boston, sources told ESPN.com. While..." December 05

  • Celtics grind out an OT victory over Pistons

    CSN New England "The Boston Celtics would not have been complaining if they would have smashed the Detroit Pistons by 20 or 30 points on Wednesday. But there was a much-needed lesson in overcoming adversity that this team will surely benefit from after defeating Detroit 109-102 in overtime. This was a game..." December 04

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    Boston Celtics @celtics

    Marcus Smart, who has missed the last 10 games with a sprained L ankle, has been upgraded to probable for tonight's game against the Pistons

  • Hawks ride Schroder, Korver to big comeback win over Celtics

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks found themselves in a mess Tuesday night, and one of their saviors came off the bench as Dennis Schroder not only scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half but played the entire four quarter – as potential All-Star point guard Jeff Teague sat on the bench. A couple of unusual..." December 03

  • Spurs crush Boston in second half for seventh straight W

    San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs were utterly dominant in the second half, outscoring the Celtics by 26 points in the second half to survive a sluggish first and earn their seventh straight victory. The Spurs (12-4) have won 10 of 11 overall entering tomorrow’s game at winless Philadelphia, which they crushed by 25..." December 01

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    Chris Forsberg @ESPNForsberg

    Zeller moves into starting 5 today vs Spurs. Brad Stevens calls it temporary, but should help take a little pressure off struggling Olynyk.

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    Jay King @ByJayKing

    Smart will be evaluated before the Atlanta trip to see if he's traveling. Won't go unless he's expected to play. Out today as expected.

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    Marc D'Amico @Marc_DAmico

    Brad Stevens says Marcus Smart participated in all of today's practice, but added, "That doesn't mean a lot" due to limited scrimmage time.

  • Bulls erase 16-point deficit, outlast Boston

    CSN Chicago "Derrick Rose didn't play a minute of Tuesday's second half against the Nuggets. But on Friday in Boston, he made his presence felt. And his teammates did the rest. The Bulls outlasted the Celtics in Boston, 109-102. Rose scored the first nine Bulls points of the third quarter, and 12 total..." November 29

  • Celtics' Brandon Bass receiving trade interest

    CBSSports.com "Boston Celtics forward Brandon Bass is receiving interest from teams in the trade market, according to the Boston Herald's Steve Bulpett. Scouts and opposing front-office types have begun to speak and inquire about the 29-year-old forward, a practice that's generally a precursor to discussing a..." November 28

  • Smart (ankle) takes self out of Celtics practice

    CSN New England "Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart spent the bulk of Wednesday's practice on the sideline which only makes his status for Friday's game against Chicago all the more uncertain. Both Smart and the Celtics were targeting him returning to practice today, but the 6-foot-4 guard did not feel he was..." November 27

  • Smart may be ready to return to Celtics on Friday

    CSN New England "As the cheers for Boston Celtics' mascot Lucky finally started to die down, one youngster asked Marcus Smart to dunk. The Celtics rookie, still nursing a left ankle injury, had to respectfully decline. But he made it clear afterwards that he's inching closer to getting back on the court,..." November 26

  • Blazers avoid a trap in Boston

    CSN Northwest "Before the Trail Blazers departed Portland for their three-game road trip, Nicolas Batum did his best to describe what they’d be walking into. “Trap games,” said Batum. “You’re going to play almost three teams under .500 … we have to take care of business.” It was an official..." November 24

  • Jeff Green: Trade rumor is false

    ESPN Boston "Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green stressed after Sunday's loss to the Portland Trail Blazers that any frustration he is experiencing is merely a factor of Boston's early-season struggles and does not represent unhappiness with the organization. Green said he received a text directing him to an..." November 24

  • Free agent market for Jeff Green is as strong ‘if not stronger’ than it is for Rajon Rondo

    CSN New England "Inside the visiting locker room at the FedEx forum in Memphis, Jeff Green sat at his locker stall visibly dejected. The Celtics had shown flashes of great play only to once again come up short in a 117-100 loss to the Grizzlies on Friday night. It was Boston's fourth loss in their past five..." November 24

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    Boston Celtics @celtics

    Brad Stevens says Marcus Smart may return to practice during the middle of the week, but his availability for Friday's game is still unknown

  • Vitor Faverani slow in bid to return to Celtics

    Boston Globe "Vitor Faverani said Saturday he still has no idea when he will return to the Celtics’ lineup after missing the past nine months following separate knee surgeries. Faverani, once projected to be the team’s starting center, spoke to reporters for the first time since a second left knee surgery..." November 23