Celtics Rumors & News

  • Why the NBA's draft lottery reform is a slippery slope

    Yahoo! Sports "Everyone understands the reasons the Philadelphia 76ers want the NBA to wait on implementing a plan to reform the draft lottery: They need one more season to complete a most brazen two-year tanking cycle. The Sixers didn't invent the idea of gutting a roster to short-circuit a path to the No. 1..." October 21

  • Rondo 'progressing great' still waiting for full clearance, but Celtics consider opening night a possibility

    MassLive.com "After the latest examination of Rajon Rondo's left hand, an opening night return remains a possibility. But the Boston Celtics star no longer wants to target a certain date. “I don’t know,” he said before Monday’s practice. “I still haven’t had any contact yet. Opener’s a little bit over a week..." October 21

  • Rajon Rondo: Celtics ‘Going To Surprise A Lot Of People’ Under Brad Stevens

    NESN "Last season was a trial run of sorts for Brad Stevens. Mediocrity was expected from the 2013-14 Boston Celtics, no matter who held the position of head coach. Now, in his second year on an NBA bench, Stevens knows what to expect. And, perhaps more importantly, he has the full trust of the players..." October 21

  • Gerald Wallace content despite knee pain, possibility of limited role with Boston Celtics

    MassLive.com "One year ago, Gerald Wallace feared for the Boston Celtics. Even before the preseason ended, he delivered the message multiple times: his team needed to improve or it would get whipped just about every night. At least for now, though, the grumbling has ceased. The veteran seems content with his..." October 21

  • Jared Sullinger is having some deep thoughts

    Boston Globe "Jared Sullinger does not want to declare himself a proven 3-point threat — yet. But thanks to preparation that began when Sullinger was a youngster he should not be considered a long shot to establish himself as an effective long-range shooter. “Coach has a lot of confidence in me to take those..." October 20

  • Evan Turner turns boyhood tribulations, NBA critics into driving motivation

    Boston Herald "Evan Turner was 5 years old when he bolted away from his mother on a Chicago sidewalk, straight into traffic. Iris James didn’t have time to react, beyond blurting a quick, horrified prayer as her son was hit by a car. Impact knocked him into the air, and he landed head-first in the..." October 19

  • Celtics likely to waive Will Bynum

    Boston Globe "Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge and guard Will Bynum are expected to meet on Saturday, according to two NBA sources, and the team is likely to waive Bynum, who was acquired Friday from the Detroit Pistons. Bynum, 31, is in Boston and will take his physical before he and..." October 19

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    Steve Bulpett @SteveBHoop

    Bynum won't play in last two preseason games, but sources say Celts will wait to check for other moves before waiving him.

  • 3d
    Boston Celtics @celtics

    James Young is "most likely" not to play tomorrow against Brooklyn, according to Brad Stevens. Gerald Wallace is expected to be available.

  • Boston Celtics Will Have A Difficult Time Trading Rajon Rondo

    CSN New England "As another rebuilding Celtics' season approaches, Sports Illustrated senior writer Ian Thomsen joined Kyle Draper and Bob Neumeier on Sports Tonight to discuss just what fans can expect from the Green. Short answer: As Rajon Rondo goes, so goes these Celtics. And Rondo is likely to go, out of..." October 18

  • Boston Celtics trade: Joel Anthony headed to Detroit Pistons for Will Bynum

    MassLive.com "Shedding a bit of salary, the Boston Celtics are finalizing a trade that will send Joel Anthony to the Detroit Pistons for Will Bynum, according to ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg. With Bynum set to make about $2.9 million in guaranteed money, compared to $3.8 million for Anthony, the Celtics will..." October 18

  • NBA May Base Teams in Europe If Arenas Meet League’s Standards

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association will consider basing teams in Europe if the arenas are up to league standards, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. The NBA would have to weigh the benefits of increasing the size of the 30-team league against possible costs, such as spreading television..." October 16

  • Zach Lowe predicts Jeff Green will be traded (and Rondo won't)

    Celtics Blog "Grantland's Zach Lowe writes that the Celtics have tested the market for both Rajon Rondo and Jeff Green over the course of the past year, and he predicts they will hold on to Rondo but move on from Uncle Jeff. Lowe says, as expected, the Celtics have asked for a huge return for Rondo, but no..." October 14

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    Kurt Helin @basketballtalk

    NBA going to try out 44-minute game w/ fewer timeouts when Nets take on Celtics Sunday. I like the idea, but how does it mesh with TV deal?

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    Jay King @ByJayKing

    Part of reason Smart should have big role, per Stevens: "You're inevitably drawn to guys that do the right thing over and over and over."

  • Celtics may waive Vitor Faverani

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Boston Celtics have guys with 16 guaranteed contracts on the roster, someone has to be waived before the season starts as you can only carry 15. Brazilian center Vitor Faverani has left the Celtics training camp to go to a trusted doctor in Spain to get a second opinion on his troublesome..." October 13

  • Sullinger embraces work

    ESPN.com "Much of the crowd had emptied to the gaming floor outside the Mohegan Sun Arena and the court would soon be inhabited by a who's who of NBA Development League-bound talent, but there was Boston Celtics third-year big man Jared Sullinger playing deep into the fourth quarter. On a night where..." October 12

  • Report: Referees to focus on illegal screens, verticality this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s one of the fun questions at the start of every NBA season: What are the referees going to focus on and call the first half of the season. Every year the NBA referees are given new points of emphasis, and we get these calls for the first half of the season. Then between a combination of..." October 12

  • Rondo takes some shots; not close to returning

    CSN New England "If you arrive at a Boston Celtics game early and you see Rajon Rondo on the floor getting up shots, don't get too excited. The four-time All-Star, still on the mend following a broken left hand injury, has yet to be cleared for full contact which is a precursor to him returning to the Celtics'..." October 11

  • Pressey's minutes may be inconsistent, but he isn't

    CSN New England "Every game, Phil Pressey shows up ready to be a starter only to discover that more often than not, he'll play few if any minutes. This is the life of an undrafted point guard who finds himself buried behind guys with the three P's going for them - proven track record (Rajon Rondo), potential..." October 10

  • Danny Ainge thinks Ray Allen might wait until All-Star break to sign

    CSN New England "You can count Danny Ainge among those not convinced that Ray Allen will sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers ... at least not right now. "Ray can really help them, but I anticipate that Ray will wait and see the landscape of the NBA," Ainge, the Boston Celtics' president of basketball operations,..." October 10

  • C's rookie Young sidelined by hamstring strain

    ESPN Boston "Boston Celtics rookie James Young strained his left hamstring before his preseason debut on Monday and played through the discomfort, but could now be sidelined for an extended period. Young said he felt "a few pops" while stretching on Monday, but adrenaline helped carry him through his..." October 09

  • Celtics benefit by Evan Turner multi-tasking

    Boston Herald "He was the No. 2 pick in the 2010 NBA draft, and at his best Evan Turner has made that distinction sparkle. More often, though, Turner’s draft status has been used against him. He never settled into a comfortable role in Philadelphia. And when the Sixers traded him to Indiana last spring,..." October 08

  • Gerald Wallace’s job: Make Jeff Green a star

    Boston Herald "You might think Gerald Wallace would be trying to bust his way out of town. You might think that, at 32 and in his 14th NBA season, he would rather be on a club with a chance to compete for a championship than playing it out as a fringe rotational guy for a team that figures to be rebuilding for a..." October 06

  • Celtics hope James Young is wise beyond his years

    Boston Globe "As smooth as his 3-point jumper flowed during the Celtics’ scrimmage on Friday at TD Garden, James Young is still a 19-year-old rookie who missed summer league because of concussion-like symptoms. And the organization remains unsure what to expect this season from the draft’s second-youngest..." October 05

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    Jay King @ByJayKing

    Jeff Green has a mild calf strain. Questionable for tomorrow night. Will miss practice today. Our shooting now though. Not serious.

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    Jay King @ByJayKing

    Marcus Smart has a strained groin. Won't practice today. Between questionable and probable tomorrow.

  • 17d
    A. Sherrod Blakely @SherrodbCSN

    Former #Celtics guard Vander Blue has been waived by the #Wizards.

  • 17d
    Boston Celtics @celtics

    Joel Anthony (groin) and Vitor Faverani (knee) will not participate in tonight's open practice scrimmage.

  • Brandon Bass a steadying force

    Boston Herald "Brandon Bass was brought here in the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season to support Kevin Garnett, in particular, and to help prop open the Celtics’ window of contender’s opportunity. He stayed with the club, re-signing as a free agent in the summer of 2012, to do the same. But a year later, the..." October 03

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    Jay King @ByJayKing

    Source: white (possibly starting) team at practice today was Smart, Bradley, Green, Sullinger and Olynyk.

  • Evan Turner in the mix at PG with Rondo out

    CSN New England "The race to replace an injured Rajon Rondo in the Boston Celtics starting lineup is just beginning, but the early leader appears to be Evan Turner. The 6-foot-7 Turner is firmly entrenched in the mix for the job, along with rookie Marcus Smart and second-year guard Phil Pressey. Celtics..." October 01

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    gary washburn @GwashburnGlobe

    Avery Bradley won't be an option at PG for the #Celtics. Brad Stevens said he wants to see him more at SG

  • Celtics' Rajon Rondo: 'Hopefully I won't miss any games this year'

    CBSSports.com "Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, who had surgery on his broken right hand last Friday, said that he won't rule out returning by opening night, via CSNNE: "Hopefully I won't miss any games this year," Rondo said in an exclusive interview with CSNNE's Mike Gorman. "Lord willing I heal..." October 01

  • Updated NBA season win totals released

    Covers.com "The Westgate LV SuperBook released its updated list of 2014-15 NBA regular season win totals on Monday with LeBron James and his new-look Cavaliers topping the list. Here's a look at the odds for every team at the book: HAWKS 40.5 CELTICS 26.5 NETS..." October 01

  • Rajon Rondo Wants To Invent ‘Waterproof’ Writing Instrument To Use In Shower

    NESN "If you’re one of those people who uses the shower as prime “thinking time” and your only wish is to have a waterproof writing utensil, have no fear. Rajon Rondo feels your pain. The Boston Celtics star is going to be out for several weeks with a broken hand after taking a fall in his shower,..." September 30

  • Employees deny Rajon Rondo broke his hand at birthday party

    Fox Sports "No, folks, Rajon Rondo did not break his hand at a trampoline park. Multiple employees at Altitude Trampoline Park in Billerica, Mass., tweeted over the weekend, and a NESN.com source confirmed, that Rondo did nothing but sit and watch his kids jump at a birthday party Tuesday, dispelling..." September 30

  • Celtics Sign Evan Turner

    Hoops Rumors "The deal is finally official, the team announced via press release. Boston cleared room under the preseason limit of 20 players with a series of moves in the past few days to accommodate Turner." September 29

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    ESPN sources say that the Boston Celtics have officially waived John Lucas III and Malcolm Thomas

  • 23d
    Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

    Celtics brass aware Rondo went to trampoline park on Tuesday (for his daughter's b-day party). Ainge & Co. still believe shower incident.

  • Celtics’ Rajon Rondo suffers broken hand

    Kentucky Sports Connection "The Boston Celtics have confirmed the injury via press release. Rajon Rondo underwent successful surgical fixation of a left metacarpal fracture this morning at New England Baptist Hospital. The injury was a result of a fall at his home last night. The surgery was performed by Dr. Hervey..." September 27

  • Waived by Celtics, Johnson likely still has NBA future

    CSN New England "Chris Johnson's time with the Celtics may be over, but his future in the NBA still has promise. The Celtics waived the 6-foot-6 guard, along with Chris Babb, on Thursday to make room for Erik Murphy, John Lucas III, Dwight Powell and Malcolm Thomas, who were acquired in a trade with the..." September 26

  • Celtics Trade Keith Bogans To Cavaliers For Four Players, Two Draft Picks

    NESN "The Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers apparently are wheeling and dealing once again. The Celtics helped pave the way for LeBron James’ return to Cleveland earlier this summer by acquiring Marcus Thornton and Tyler Zeller as part of a three-team trade involving the Brooklyn Nets. Now,..." September 26

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Sources say Cavs are expected to package their three non-guaranteed deals (Erik Murphy, John Lucas and Malcolm Thomas) in trade for KBogans

  • Smart learning from Rondo during precamp workouts

    CSN New England "During pickup games at the Boston Celtics practice facility, Marcus Smart has found himself matched up at times against Rajon Rondo. "It's totally different than what I expected it to be," said Smart, who was among the Celtics players attending the Shamrock Foundation's fundraiser. "He's one of..." September 24

  • Gerald Wallace's contract is like a lottery ticket for the Boston Celtics

    Celtics Blog "Gerald Wallace was stoic last season. He often moped around on the end of the bench with his hands stuffed in his face, and he almost never smiled. But neither did the Boston Celtics fans that watched him play on the court. Many of the league's observers consider his contract as one of the..." September 23

  • Celtics Owner Wyc Grousbeck on ‘Stubborn’ Rajon Rondo: 'I Don’t Know How Coachable He Really Is'

    Boston Globe "Celtics CEO, governor, and co-owner Wyc Grousbeck was a guest on WBZ-TV’s “Sports Final Overtime” Sunday evening to discuss some of his charitable endeavors and, naturally, preview the upcoming basketball season. With his team working diligently to get back to their recent days of championship..." September 23

  • Former draft bust Darko Milicic retiring to become pro kickboxer

    Sporting News "Darko Milicic, the second pick in the 2003 NBA Draft, is giving up professional basketball in order to try his hand at kickboxing. According to a NBASerbia.com report, Milicic will sign a contract with the World Association of Kickboxing Organizations on Wednesday to become a professional..." September 22

  • Celtics GM Danny Ainge remains noncommittal on trading Rajon Rondo

    Pro Basketball Talk "Danny Ainge is keeping his options open. He has a guy in Rajon Rondo that is an All-Star point guard who, with quality players around him, can help lift a team. Problem is the Celtics don’t really have those players right now, Ainge can try to trade for some, but frankly Rondo is his best trade..." September 22

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    A. Sherrod Blakely @SherrodbCSN

    Source says #Celtics signing of Evan Turner will be completed/announced before training camp starts on Sept. 30. #Celticstalk

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