Celtics Rumors & News

  • Celtics' Young suffered concussion in pre-draft accident

    CSN New England "Celtics draft pick James Young suffered a concussion in the car accident that caused him to cancel a handful of workouts leading up to last month's NBA draft, and then forced him to miss all of the Orlando Summer League, he said during a Q&A with the Louisville Courier-Journal. "It was just the..." July 30

  • Danny Ainge, Celtics remain patient, disciplined

    Boston Herald "No amount of chips — and there have been some impressive stacks in play across the league — have been able to pry Kevin Love loose from Minnesota. That could change once the 30-day moratorium on the new contracts of Cleveland’s Andrew Wiggins or Chicago’s Doug McDermott passes, but for now the..." July 28

  • Vitor Faverani wants to return to Boston Celtics at least 90 percent healthy

    MassLive.com "During a recent interview with Super Deporte, a Spanish website, Vitor Faverani said he plans to return to the Boston Celtics with his surgically-repaired left knee at least 90 percent healthy. The center said he intends to land in Boston on Sept. 5, almost four weeks before the start of..." July 27

  • Evan Turner's former coach, Brett Brown, delivers strong vote of confidence for Boston Celtics addition

    MassLive.com "Would you like to hear nice things about Evan Turner? Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown said plenty of them to the Boston Herald. Speaking to the Herald's Steve Bulpett, Brown started by praising Turner's character. He said Turner loves basketball (a good thing, given his profession) and..." July 26

  • NBA Union Spent $5.4 Million on Audit of Boss Hunter

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association players’ union spent about $5.42 million on the internal audit that resulted in the firing of Executive Director Billy Hunter, according to public records. The union spent $5,421,965 on matters pertaining to what it labeled NBPA Internal Review &..." July 23

  • Report: 76ers, Nuggets, Celtics could be third team in Love trade

    CBSSports.com "The Sporting News reports that teams are "lining up" to try and be the third team in a potential Kevin Love deal, no matter who gets Love. The Nuggets, 76ers, and Boston are mentioned as potential landing spots for extra assets in a Love deal. "When a deal like this takes a long time, there..." July 23

  • Sources: C's ready to move on from Love

    CSN New England "There's no waiving of the white flag just yet, but the Boston Celtics appear to be ready to move on from their pursuit of Minnesota star Kevin Love, league sources tell CSNNE.com. "The more teams step up and show interest in Love, the further Boston falls in the pack," a source said on..." July 23

  • Evan Turner signs contract with Boston Celtics

    USA Today "Free-agent guard Evan Turner reached a deal with the Boston Celtics, his agent David Falk told USA TODAY Sports on Monday. Falk said his client is happy to sign with Boston and looks forward to a fresh start with the Celtics. Turner spent the first three-plus seasons of his career with the..." July 22

  • Sources: NBA warned touring stars of participating in events in Manila

    Yahoo! Sports "The NBA warned a touring group of its stars that they could face financial fines for participating in clinics in Manila, Philippines, that include short scrimmages and games of "H-O-R-S-E," league sources told Yahoo Sports. Several NBA stars, including Blake Griffin, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard..." July 22

  • Celtics to debut new alternate logo

    Boston Globe "A couple of years ago, the Celtics turned their office on Causeway Street, near TD Garden, into a pseudo museum detailing the franchise’s history, with pictures and memorabilia covering nearly every square inch of space. And down one hallway, all the Celtics logos dating to the team’s founding..." July 21

  • 11d
    Steve Bulpett @SteveBHoop

    Celtics finishing deal for FA Evan Turner, sources tell Herald. He will get a portion of their mid-level exception.

  • Celtics owner: 'We had definitely hoped to try to make bigger moves'

    WEEI Boston "The best place for Celtics news these days seems to come from following the Red Sox. After running into Kris Humphries at the MLB All-Star Game, our own Rob Bradford bumped into C’s owner Wyc Grousbeck at Fenway Park. Grousbeck, of course, provided the now infamous “fireworks” comment earlier..." July 21

  • C's get protected 2nd-round pick in Humphries deal

    CSN New England "The Celtics and Washington Wizards officially announced the Kris Humphries sign-and-trade deal on Saturday. The power forward agreed to a three-year, $13 million deal in joining Washington and the Celtics acquired a protected 2015 second-round pick and the $4.3 million trade exception the..." July 20

  • Bill Russell reportedly expected to be OK after collapsing during speech in Lake Tahoe

    MassLive.com "Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell was taken to a hospital Thursday after collapsing during a speech in Lake Tahoe, but is expected to be OK. Russell, 80, likes his privacy, but has had publicized health issues before. Peter Vecsey reported in 2012 that the 11-time NBA champion needed two heart..." July 17

  • Rajon Rondo turns off free agents considering Celtics?

    Pro Basketball Talk "Rajon Rondo has the ultimate support of Kevin Garnett. Paul Pierce backs him, too. But not everyone gets along with Rondo – and the list is apparently longer than just Ray Allen, whose feud with the Celtics point guard changed the Eastern Conference for years. Replying to Jeff Clark of..." July 17

  • 16d
    gary washburn @GwashburnGlobe

    The #celtics have guaranteed the 2014-15 contract of guard Phil Pressey, according to an NBA source

  • 16d
    Gery Woelfel @GeryWoelfel

    Bucks definitely have interest in Eric Bledsoe, but are Suns willing to cooperate?

  • Adam Silver considering NBA midseason tournament

    SB Nation "The NBA Commissioner met with reporters on Tuesday in Las Vegas to discuss potential changes to the association. Adam Silver had some bold new ideas for the crowd of reporters waiting for him on Tuesday at the Las Vegas Summer League, including one that has several scratching their heads -- a..." July 16

  • Report: Bucks closing in on deal with Jerryd Bayless

    Brew Hoop "The Milwaukee Bucks appear to be on the verge of making their first move of free agency, as Marc Stein reports that they are closing in on a deal with combo guard Jerryd Bayless. The 25-year-old free agent averaged 10.1 points on 41 percent from the field and 39.5 percent shooting from three last..." July 16

  • The Rockets aren't getting Rajon Rondo

    SB Nation "The Rockets have little to offer for Rondo outside of their own star players, so don't expect the point guard to end up in Houston. After whiffing on the big fish in free agency while also losing Chandler Parsons to the Dallas Mavericks, the Houston Rockets have reportedly set their sights on..." July 15

  • NBA seeks a $15 Billion TV rights deal

    The Wall Street Journal "Could there be a better time for the NBA to be looking to negotiate a TV deal? The league just enjoyed a fantastic playoff season, capped off be a marquee Finals matchup. Then its biggest sports star, LeBron James, captivated millions across the globe with his intriguing free agency run that led..." July 15

  • Sources: Kris Humphries gets $13M deal from Wizards

    Yahoo! Sports "Free-agent forward Kris Humphries has agreed to a three-year, $13 million deal with the Washington Wizards, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Boston Celtics are finalizing a sign-and-trade agreement with Washington to fit Humphries' deal into the salary cap, sources said. The Wizards can..." July 15

  • Celtics join Wolves with interest in Evan Turner

    CBSSports.com "ESPN reports that the Boston Celtics along with the Timberwolves are interested in former Sixers and Pacers free agent Evan Turner. Turner has fallen off a cliff since being drafted No. 2 overall in 2010 out of Ohio State. The Wolves were tied to interest in Turner last week. He averaged 14..." July 15

  • Rajon Rondo trade rumors rankle Danny Ainge again

    Boston Herald "It is the zombie rumor. As Freddy Krueger said to Jason, “Why won’t you die?” But despite the best efforts of some to puff out illicit smoke and call it fire, what was true in February at the trade deadline was true yesterday. In the wake of more reports that Houston again targeted Rajon..." July 15

  • 18d
    Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

    Evan Turner has received interest from Boston and Minnesota, a source told ESPN.

  • 18d
    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    So look for Rockets to re-enter trade game for longtime Houston target Rajon Rondo as well as try to work their way into mix for Kevin Love

  • C's best bet is 2015 summer splash

    ESPN.com "Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge was dissecting the three-team trade that his squad helped facilitate earlier this week when he said something revealing while referencing a Cleveland Cavaliers team that would soon use the generated cap space to sign LeBron James. "I..." July 13

  • 22d
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Cavs pressed Celtics/Nets officials to complete paperwork on 3-way trade in last hour, needed it done "immediately." Cap space is clear now.

  • NBA announces salary cap of $63.065 million

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The NBA announced that the salary cap for the 2014-15 season will be an all-time high of $63.065 million, an increase by 7.5 percent. The tax level for the season will be $76.829 million, an increase of 7.1 percent. The minimum team salary, which is set at 90 percent of the cap, is $56.759..." July 10

  • Sources: Cavs, Nets, Celtics partner in trade

    ESPN.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers will trade Jarrett Jack to the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday as part of a three-team deal with Boston to create more salary-cap space for the pursuit of LeBron James, according to sources close to the process. Sources told ESPN.com that the Nets have agreed to take on the..." July 09

  • Celtics Acquire Tyler Zeller, Marcus Thornton, 1st-Round Pick In 3-Team Deal

    Boston Globe "According to several reports, the Celtics are using the Traded Player Exception (TPE), acquired in the deal that sent Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to the Nets, to make the move. The Celtics will also give up a second-round pick. Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge appears to..." July 09

  • Reports: Celtics in no rush to trade Rajon Rondo

    Celtics Blog "The summer isn't over yet, so there's still plenty of time for fireworks of some kind to get lit. You never know what moves around the league could open opportunities for Danny Ainge to exploit somehow. However, all signs indicate that the Celtics and Wolves aren't any closer to a Kevin Love..." July 08

  • 24d
    gary washburn @GwashburnGlobe

    #celtics appear to be taking themselves out of the Kris Humphries market, #hornets and #wizards are leaders, according to NBA source

  • Danny Ainge still working on Kevin Love deal

    Boston Globe "On the opening night of free agency, the Celtics reached out to more than two dozen players, getting caught up in the open-market frenzy, expressing their admiration for players, many of whom they realized they never would sign. A week later, the Celtics are eerily quiet. They only have signed..." July 08

  • Celtics Sign Marcus Smart

    Hoops Rumors "The Celtics have signed Marcus Smart, tweets Mark Deeks of ShamSports. There’s been no public announcement from the team, but Smart has been playing in summer league for the club. As the No. 6 pick from this year’s draft, he’ll likely receive a salary worth slightly more than $3.283MM this year,..." July 08

  • Danny Ainge plays cool customer

    Boston Herald "Sort of like their summer-league team in yesterday’s 96-77 come-from-18-points-ahead loss to the Indiana entry, the Celtics’ front office has been making a lot of moves. For a number of reasons, however, finishing is a problem. The club is still trying to land its most desired prize, Kevin..." July 08

  • Rajon Rondo says he’s OK with Celtics’ draft

    Boston Globe "During last year’s NBA Draft, Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo sat on a cross-country flight bound for Los Angeles. And when the plane landed, he turned on his cellphone and saw the text messages pour in. There were hundreds of them, he recalled, and rightly so, as the Celtics had just traded..." July 08

  • 25d
    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    In addition to Dallas & Lakers, Boston also showing interest in Lance Stephenson, source said

  • 25d
    Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto

    Sources: Kent Bazemore has meetings with the Atlanta Hawks on Monday, the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday and the Boston Celtics on Wednesday.

  • Brandon Bass' game continues to evolve

    CSN New England "Brandon Bass has always been a man of few words, preferring to let his game speak for him. But last season, as one of the few veterans on the Boston Celtics roster, he had to become more of a leader both in his words and his actions. Bass' growth was most evident in his play defensively,..." July 07

  • 26d
    A. Sherrod Blakely @SherrodbCSN

    A decision will be made as early as Monday on whether James Young (neck) will play this week. #Celticstalk

  • 26d
    Jared Zwerling @JaredZwerling

    In addition to Anthony Morrow & Marvin Williams, Heat is in play for Kris Humphries. Also hearing Wiz, Celtics & Hornets emerging for Kris.

  • 27d
    A. Sherrod Blakely @SherrodbCSN

    #Celtics James Young (neck) is doing some light shooting, but he's listed as day-to-day and is unlikely to play vs #Heat on Saturday.

  • 29d
    gary washburn @GwashburnGlobe

    Brad Stevens said rookie James Young is doing some non-contact drills but is uncertain whether he'll play in summer league #celtics

  • 30d
    Scott Souza @scott_souza

    #Celtics forward Jared Sullinger has been working out w/ summer league team, but right now not planning to go to Orlando.

  • 30d
    Jay King @ByJayKing

    Smart has been getting acclimated at point guard so far, but Larranaga said he will play alongside Pressey during games.

  • 30d
    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    RT @BaxterHolmes: Can confirm that the #Celtics & RFA Avery Bradley have agreed to a deal. Terms: Four-year deal worth $32 million

  • Pressey welcomes the new guard competition

    CSN New England "The Boston Celtics drafted a point guard in Marcus Smart last week. They have an incumbent at the position in four-time all-star Rajon Rondo. They have made overtures towards some of the most promising playmakers available via free agency, including Sacramento's Isaiah Thomas. And did we..." July 01

  • 31d
    Baxter Holmes @BaxterHolmes

    Have been told that both Danny Ainge and Brad Stevens have contacted Utah’s Gordon Hayward. #Celtics

  • 31d
    Scott Souza @scott_souza

    #Celtics rookie James Young sat out today's workout as precaution after minor car accident that cut short his pre-draft workouts.

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