Celtics Rumors & News

  • Bradley good to go for Celtics in Game 1

    CSN New England "Avery Bradley, who missed Boston’s regular season finale with a bruised left quadriceps, will be ready to play in Game 1 of the Celtics' playoff series against Cleveland, which begins Sunday. Bradley said he was injured in the first half of a 95-93 victory over Toronto on Tuesday. “I kept..." April 17

  • Nike Close To Taking Over NBA Apparel Rights From Adidas With Long-Term Deal

    Sports Business Daily "Nike is close to securing a long-term NBA uniform rights deal. Sources said the framework for a deal has been reached, the outline of which will be presented to ownership today in N.Y. during a meeting of the Exec Committee and tomorrow before the full NBA BOG. Multiple sources said that while the..." April 17

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Starting next season, NBA and NBPA agree to add HGH blood testing to anti-drug program.

  • Celtics beat Bucks 105-100 in regular-season finale

    CSN New England "And so the regular season ends for the Boston Celtics just how it began – with a victory - as the Celtics continued on its winning ways with a 105-100 victory at Milwaukee. The Celtics (40-42) close out the regular season with six straight wins. And their winning streak in the second of..." April 16

  • Crowder comes up big for Celtics with game-winner

    CSN New England "Jae Crowder was not having the best of nights on Tuesday. He was missing shots he normally makes. There were some decent plays made defensively, but the game-altering, momentum-shifting hustle plays that he pulls off weren’t happening, either. Yet when the game was on the line and the..." April 15

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    Boston Celtics @celtics

    Avery Bradley has suffered a left quad contusion in tonight's game against Toronto and will not return.

  • LeBron No. 1 in jersey sales; Bulls are top-selling team

    NBA.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James once again leads the National Basketball Association's list of most popular jerseys. This marks the sixth consecutive time James has claimed the No. 1 position on the list and his third such honor as a member of the Cavaliers. The rankings are based on overall..." April 14

  • Kings, Celtics set to square off in Mexico City in 2015

    NBA.com "The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Zignia Live today announced that the Boston Celtics and Sacramento Kings will travel to Mexico for the first time to play the league's third regular-season game in the country at the Mexico City Arena on Dec. 3 as part of NBA Global Games 2015. The..." April 14

  • Celtics know Cavs will have different look in playoffs

    CSN New England "If the Boston Celtics clinch a playoff berth and wind up playing Cleveland as expected, at least they’ll be familiar with their first round foe right? That would yes … and no. Having played them twice in the last three days can do nothing but breed a certain amount of familiarity. Boston..." April 13

  • Sources: NBA's president of basketball operations Rod Thorn to retire from NBA

    Yahoo! Sports "Rod Thorn, on his second run as the NBA's president of basketball operations, plans to leave the league office and retire in August, sources told Yahoo Sports. Thorn is highly regarded around the league, a figure who commands respect among executives, coaches and players. Thorn, 73, returned..." April 13

  • Isaiah Thomas' attitude, personality have transformed overachieving Celtics

    ESPN Boston "I can pinpoint the exact moment when the Boston Celtics morphed from "plucky" to playoff worthy, from "intriguing" to captivating, from a team that was "fundamentally sound" to one that is creative and convivial and cool to watch. It was when Isaiah Thomas showed up, pulled on Sherman Douglas'..." April 13

  • Pepsi takes over as NBA sponsor in new deal

    Sports Business Daily "PepsiCo has signed a five-year NBA deal, making it one of the league’s largest sponsors and ending a 29-year relationship between Coke and the NBA. The deal includes Pepsi’s extensive portfolio of salty snacks, like Doritos and Ruffles, and packages rights to the WNBA, NBA D-League and USA..." April 13

  • Isaiah Thomas leads Celtics past Pistons for big win

    Boston Herald "For the few and proud who braved a raw Michigan evening and the Pistons’ 30-47 record to take in last night’s game, the backing vocal on the Celtics’ 113-103 victory had to sound odd and even a little troubling. As the Palace public address announcer dutifully reported each time he scored,..." April 11

  • The Brad Stevens plan: How a coach reversed course for a franchise

    Fox Sports "Danny Ainge had a plan, but Brad Stevens is ruining it. The Boston Celtics general manager was going to compile every draft pick known to mankind (Boston could own up to 10 first-rounders over the next four years), lose for a few seasons to boost the value of his own team's selections all while..." April 10

  • Isaiah Thomas, Celtics bench Pistons

    Boston Herald "For the few and proud who braved a raw Michigan evening and the Pistons’ 30-47 record to take in last night’s game, the backing vocal on the Celtics’ 113-103 victory had to sound odd and even a little troubling. As the Palace public address announcer dutifully reported each time he scored,..." April 09

  • Celtics’ Marcus Smart plans to play in two summer leagues

    Boston Globe "Celtics guard Marcus Smart said he intends to play in the NBA summer leagues this year. The Celtics are expected to have entries in Salt Lake City and Las Vegas, and Smart is likely to play for both teams. He participated in last year’s summer league in Orlando. “I’m sure I will be playing —..." April 09

  • Thomas making strong case for NBA's 6th Man Award

    CSN New England "Isaiah Thomas was the last player selected in the 2011 NBA draft, so he’s no stranger to doing whatever he has to do to fit in. Whether it’s coming off the bench or being part of the first unit, Thomas has been able to deliver starter-like production throughout most of his career. And that’s..." April 08

  • NBA union announces awards players will vote on

    USA Today "Kevin Durant may finally be getting his way. Sort of. Nearly three months after the Oklahoma City Thunder star voiced his opinion that NBA players should vote on the league's regular season awards instead of the media, first-year National Basketball Players Association executive director..." April 08

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    NBA teams just notified that Denver, as expected, has been awarded Shavlik Randolph off waivers. Randolph cleared at 5 PM after BOS release

  • Celtics sign Chris Babb

    Celtics Blog "The Celtics released the following statement. The Boston Celtics announced today that they have signed guard/forward Chris Babb to a multi-year contact. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. In related moves, the Celtics have waived forward Shavlik Randolph and assigned Babb..." April 07

  • Celtics put playoff tickets on sale before they've clinched a spot

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Celtics have announced that they will hold a pre-sale for playoff tickets on Tuesday, where fans can gain early access to purchase them simply by signing up to be on an e-mailing list. One problem: Boston has not yet clinched a spot in the playoffs. As of Monday, the Celtics are..." April 07

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    Adam Wexler @awexler

    New @Hoophall class: Dick Bavetta, John Calipari, Spencer Haywood, Dikembe Mutombo, JoJo White, Lisa Leslie. (along w/ direct-elects)

  • Celtics say Sullinger 'healed' and available tonight

    CSN New England "Finally, some good news on the injury front for the Celtics, who will welcome back Jared Sullinger. The 6-foot-9 forward, the team’s leading scorer at the time of his foot injury, will be available for tonight’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Celtics said Sullinger's "metatarsal stress..." April 03

  • Celtics will look to build off big win against Pacers

    CSN New England "For the past couple of weeks, we have talked repeatedly about “big games” and the like involving the Boston Celtics. Wednesday’s 100-87 victory over Indiana was no exception, although it felt as though it was more than just a quality victory late in the season. In the end, the Celtics..." April 02

  • Brad Stevens Shuts Down Texas Coaching Rumor: ‘I’ll Be In Boston’

    NESN "Brad Stevens put it in simple terms Wednesday: He will not be leaving the Celtics any time soon. Stevens’ name was mentioned Tuesday in connection with the vacant head-coaching position at the University of Texas, and the coach was asked about the rumor before Wednesday’s matchup with the..." April 02

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    Boston Celtics @celtics

    Kelly Olynyk (left eyelid laceration) is doubtful for tonight's game against the Indiana Pacers.

  • Avery Bradley Explodes For 30 Points, Celtics Earn Crucial Win

    Boston Globe "Sunday night, Isaiah Thomas called his team's upcoming game against the Charlotte Hornets a must-win. On Monday night, Avery Bradley and the Celtics delivered on that promise. Boston's starting shooting guard erupted for a season-high 30 points, just two points short of his career-high, helping..." March 31

  • NBPA's Michele Roberts sees no reason for 2017 work stoppage, warns NBA against 'cry of poverty'

    Yahoo! Sports "It's been a pretty exciting regular season, and it looks like it ought to be a similarly thrilling postseason push to June's NBA Finals. But amid all the bright, shining Stephen Curry bombs, James Harden stepbacks and Anthony Davis detonations, it's become difficult to ignore the stormclouds..." March 31

  • Celtics Received 1st Round Pick Trade Offers At Deadline For Avery Bradley

    Real GM Basketball "The Boston Celtics received offers from multiple teams at the trade deadline of low first round picks and expiring contracts for Avery Bradley. Bradley is on the first year of a new contract signed last offseason." March 31

  • Celtics ultimately better off if they don't make playoffs

    Boston Herald "The Celtics should never ever try to lose a game. Let’s agree on that before we go any further. Brad Stevens will never ever dribble away from something that’s working on a given night and put a unit on the floor that sabotages his club’s chances of winning. But when the Celts walk off the..." March 31

  • L.A. Clippers keep on rolling with seventh straight win

    L.A. Daily News "The Clippers have responded quite nicely to a pair of disappointing losses to Western Conference contenders. J.J. Redick scored 27 points, Chris Paul had 21 points and 10 assists, and the Clippers beat the Boston Celtics 119-106 on Sunday for their seventh consecutive win. On March 13, the..." March 30

  • Celtics likely to make offer to Kawhi Leonard

    Pro Basketball Talk "This summer’s free-agent class will be headlined by Marc Gasol, LaMarcus Aldridge, Rajon Rondo and (probably) Kevin Love. But there’s also a crop of restricted free agents who may be tough to get, but will undoubtedly draw offers all over the league: guys like Jimmy Butler, Draymond Green and..." March 30

  • Doc on Celtics Trading Rajon Rondo: 'They Almost Had To Do It'

    Boston Globe "Former Celtics head coach Doc Rivers made his second return visit to TD Garden on Sunday since joining the Los Angeles Clippers. Before his current team extended its winning streak to seven games by laying a thorough beatdown on his former one, Rivers reflected on a busy, rebuilding season in..." March 30

  • Report: Salary cap could rise to $105 million in 2017-18

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA’s current salary cap is $63.065 million. Larry Coon projects $67.4 million for next season. When I projected future caps under the new national TV contracts, using admittedly conservative numbers, I got $87 million for 2016-17 and $94 million for 2017-18. Either the league..." March 28

  • Crowder apologizes for C's 'lackadaisical' effort

    WEEI Boston "Things were so ugly in the Celtics‘ 93-86 loss to the Heat on Wednesday, Jae Crowder publicly apologized to Boston fans for the effort put forth by himself and his teammates. Of course, Jae Crowder led all C’s with 16 points, barreled his way to 11 free throw attempts and grabbed seven rebounds..." March 27

  • Celtics are in good position to control No. 8 seed

    CSN New England "So much for moving up to the seventh seed in the East. The Boston Celtics pretty much ended any hopes of landing the No. 7 spot with Wednesday’s 93-86 home loss to the Miami Heat. Miami (33-38) has sole possession of the seventh seed in the East along with a two-game cushion over the Celtics..." March 26

  • Shorthanded Heat survive against Celtics 93-86

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "This either was going to be tragedy squared or overnight revival. After the Miami Heat went up by 17 at the intermission, their largest halftime lead of the season, there would be no middle ground. It was yet another harrowing ride. For the second night in a row. A night after blowing a..." March 26

  • Celtics give Evan Turner free rein

    Boston Herald "Celtics give Evan Turner free rein 032315turner1.jpg Photo by: AP photo Boston Celtics guard Evan Turner (11) fouls Brooklyn Nets guard Jarrett Jack (0) during the first half of an NBA game, Monday, March 23, 2015, in New York. 1 Wednesday, March 25, 2015 PrintEmail0 Comments By: Mark..." March 25

  • Jared Sullinger likely subject to weight clause in contract

    Sporting News "Jared Sullinger's weight has been an issue in Boston this season. A very big one. ESPN Boston spoke with Sullinger and Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge about the forward's weight problems. According to the report, members of the Celtics believe Sullinger weighed over..." March 25

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    Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP

    Isaiah Thomas will return for the Celtics tonight. His 214 points are the most ever scored by a Celtic in his first ten games.

  • Isaiah Thomas 'as close to probable as it gets' for next game, Kelly Olynyk's confidence rushes back

    MassLive.com "The Boston Celtics have survived without Isaiah Thomas. And they should get their high-scoring guard back soon. After rolling the Brooklyn Nets 110-91 on Monday night to move into sole possession of eighth place in the Eastern Conference, head coach Brad Stevens indicated he expects the guard..." March 24

  • Celtics Notebook: Turner all up in Nets’ grill

    Boston Herald "Evan Turner recorded the second triple-double of his career last night, both as a Celtic, and this time celebrated with some mouth ornamentation. The swingman left the locker room wearing gold grillwork over his bottom teeth. If attention was Turner’s goal, he succeeded on a triple-double level..." March 24

  • Celtics' win puts them back in playoff position

    Boston Herald "The Nets, like the Celtics and roughly four other middling teams, are still in the postseason chase. Some hoop purists decry the current system, and demand abolishment of conference playoff seeding in favor of the best 16 records, regardless of geography. Nets coach Lionel Hollins smiled at..." March 24

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Brad Stevens says Isaiah Thomas should be probable to go Wednesday night for the Celtics against the Heat.

  • Detroit closes strong in Boston for second consecutive win

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Pistons have a winning streak. They had to overcome rebounding issues, poor shooting for most of Sunday's game, and play extra time to do it. But the Pistons recorded their second consecutive win, 105-97 in overtime over the Boston Celtics, a game in which they set the franchise..." March 23

  • Gerald Wallace calls a players only meeting: "We gave this game away"

    WEEI Boston "Gerald Wallace played just 12 minutes and scored just two points in Boston’s dreadful 105-97 overtime loss Sunday night to the Pistons at TD Garden. But what he told the team afterward could prove to be his most important contribution. The Celtics were coming off two losses in Oklahoma City and..." March 23

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    Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP

    Isaiah Thomas remains out, at this point he will not travel with the team to New York tonight for tomorrow's game in Brooklyn.

  • 26d
    Boston Celtics @celtics

    Stevens: "What we love about Marcus is his competitive nature & spirit. But he has to handle that better." Crowder gets start in his place.

  • Marcus Smart gets 1-game ban

    ESPN Boston "Boston Celtics point guard Marcus Smart has been suspended one game for his below-the-belt hit on San Antonio's Matt Bonner on Friday night, the NBA announced Saturday. Smart will sit out Sunday when the Celtics host the Detroit Pistons. Smart delivered an uppercut to Bonner's groin early in..." March 22

  • Marcus Smart: 'Freak accident'

    ESPN Boston "Boston Celtics rookie point guard Marcus Smart earned a flagrant foul 2 and was ejected from Friday night's 101-89 loss for striking San Antonio Spurs forward Matt Bonner with an uppercut to the groin. The league reviews all flagrant fouls, so it also could fine or suspend Smart. Bonner was..." March 21

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