Celtics Rumors & News

  • Celtics reportedly interested in trading for Andrew Bogut

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Celtics have largely struggled to defend the rim in the Brad Stevens era, but they may just the right solution in mind. According to a report by Marc Stein of ESPN on Friday, the Celtics are interested in trading for Dallas Mavericks center Andrew Bogut. Bogut, 32, is averaging..." December 10

  • Lowry, DeRozan, Powell lead Raptors over Celtics

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- The multitalented Toronto guards took over at just the right time on Friday night. And Dwight Lowry and DeMar DeRozan had a little help from Norman Powell. Lowry and DeRozan, one of the best guard combos in the league, and Powell brought their team back from a 10-point..." December 09

  • Bradley helps Celtics run away from Magic

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- For the Boston Celtics on Wednesday it was: no star, no problem. Playing without do-everything All-Star Isaiah Thomas for the first time this season, the Celtics responded with an impressive beat-down of the Orlando Magic 117-87, proving that depth may be one of their..." December 07

  • Larry Bird Wishes He Would’ve Done More To Prolong His Career

    Dime Magazine "Once Larry Bird entered his 30s, his body began to betray him. After his balky back required surgery, it was only a matter of time before his Hall of Fame career ended somewhat prematurely. In an interview with ESPN, Bird talked about the wear and tear he put on his body while he was playing..." December 06

  • Harden goes 18 of 18 from line in Rockets' one-point win

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- James Harden matched a franchise record for free throws without a miss and the Houston Rockets held on for a 107-106 victory over the Boston Celtics on Monday night at Toyota Center. Harden finished with a game-high 37 points on 8-of-14 shooting, adding 18 free throws to his..." December 05

  • Al Horford: Turning down Rockets was 'very difficult decision'

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets had hoped Celtics center Al Horford would be in town long before Monday's game at Toyota Center. They almost got their wish. Horford said he was impressed with the Rockets' free-agency pitch and strongly considered signing with the Rockets before choosing the Celtics, much to the..." December 05

  • Boston Celtics-Los Angeles Lakers 30 for 30 on the way: ESPN reportedly working on two-part documentary

    Mass Live "If you want more Larry Bird stories -- and everyone wants more Larry Bird stories -- an upcoming ESPN documentary should pique your interest. ESPN Films has started work on a two-part documentary about the Boston Celtics-Los Angeles Lakers rivalry, according to Sports Illustrated's Richard..." December 05

  • Could Celtics Pursue Bogut?

    CSN New England "We’re back for another edition of the CSN Insiders notebook, the most comprehensive collection of trade rumors, team news, injurie updates and a wide range of league-related news sure to whet the appetite of any NBA fan. We begin this week jumping right into trade rumors. And as we’ve seen in..." December 05

  • Celtics edge 76ers behind Thomas

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas has been lobbying for more fourth-quarter minutes. He showed Saturday night why he deserves them. Thomas scored 37 points, including the go-ahead layup with 30.2 seconds left, as the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers 107-106...." December 03

  • Isaiah Thomas: Celtics offense is 'fool's gold'

    Boston Herald "The Celtics have had difficulty with their transition offense early this season, but late on Wednesday night, Isaiah Thomas decided to run a fast break. While coach Brad Stevens was down the hall answering for the Celts’ 121-114 loss to the Pistons, Thomas took the opportunity to clean up and..." December 03

  • Horford powers Celtics over Kings

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Al Horford is motivated as it is, but facing one of the best centers in the NBA brought his game to the next level Friday night. Horford put up his best numbers of the year opposite Sacramento Kings star DeMarcus Cousins, scoring a season-high 26 and grabbing eight rebounds in the..." December 02

  • Report: NBA opening night to be 7-10 days earlier in 2017-18

    ESPN "Major League Baseball had all the labor negotiating fun this week, coming to terms on a new five-year pact to avert a lockout just before its own buzzer to get a deal done, but fear not. The NBA remains on course to announce its highly anticipated agreement with the National Basketball Players..." December 02

  • Jae Crowder on Celtics: 'We have to get a little more nastier on the defensive end'

    ESPN "There are times when Boston Celtics swingman Jae Crowder talks after games and, if you shut your eyes, it's eerie just how similar he can sound to Kevin Garnett. Just the other day, Crowder posted a picture on Instagram that featured himself and Garnett with the caption, "1 of my idols." It's..." December 01

  • Caldwell-Pope, Pistons pound Celtics

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Defense has been the Detroit Pistons' calling card for most of the season, but their offense carried them past the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope led a group of four 20-point scorers for the Pistons, who shot a sizzling 55.2 percent (48 of 87) and..." November 30

  • Mike Felger blasts Al Horford after Horford misses game for his daughter's birth

    Awful Announcing "One of the worst recurring hot sports takes we’ve seen in recent years is talking heads criticizing athletes who miss games around the birth of their children. This particularly spun up in 2014 when Daniel Murphy of the Mets took a brief paternity leave early in their season, and was ripped by..." November 29

  • Allen Iverson Tells Isaiah Thomas That He’s Cut From The Same Cloth As Him

    SLAM Online "Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas and Allen Iverson hit it off at last year’s All-Star game in Toronto when AI sought out Thomas at an NBA event. The two have kept in touch since and Isaiah recently tweeted that Iverson had texted him and told him to “keep doing ya thing:” ESPN asked Thomas..." November 29

  • Thomas leads Celtics to road win over Heat

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- From blood on Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk's elbow to teammate Marcus Smart's blood boiling after being fouled intentionally and perhaps too physically, the evidence of a battle was there to be found. But sometimes when you are in a battle, it's good to have the smallest guy..." November 28

  • Spurs outlast Celtics, keep streaks intact

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Life after Tim Duncan continues to go quite well for the San Antonio Spurs. Duncan, one of the NBA's greatest players, will have his No. 21 retired next month. Meanwhile, the coach and players he left behind and some new faces are doing just fine -- and just kept on rolling with a..." November 25

  • Celtics' Crowder frustrated by minutes restriction

    Boston Herald "Jae Crowder has a minutes restriction, which is difficult for a player who needs to keep his healing left ankle as loose and warm as possible. So the Celtics forward spent some time between shifts on an exercise bicycle during the Celtics’109-103 loss to San Antonio Friday. The extra work..." November 25

  • Horford guides Celtics past Nets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Al Horford is just six games into his stint with his new team, but already teammates and his coach are raving about his consistency and other positive traits. Such as, during timeouts, urging the Boston Celtics to make the extra passes, then following up on it. Horford..." November 23

  • Amazon is pushing for sports rights, but NBA turned them down for League Pass

    Awful Announcing "The Amazon buildup towards trying to gain live sports rights continues. They quietly hired SI/120 Sports veteran James DeLorenzo in March to head a new sports group, and they’ve since hired content-acquisition people and made attempts to land particular sports rights. According to The Wall Street..." November 23

  • It’s Time for These NBA Teams to Bottom Out

    The Ringer "As we go through life, we’re taught about different levels of shame in sports. Being a sore loser is shameful, sure, but being an eager and willing loser is a downright sin. Tanking in the NBA has long been considered one of the most shameful things in all of sports. But sometimes we learn to live..." November 22

  • Thomas, Horford propel Celtics past Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- When starters Al Horford and Jae Crowder were forced to miss a combined 17 games, the Boston Celtics depth was tested but also given the opportunity to make an impact. Horford and Crowder have returned, and the deeper bench helped Boston pull away against the Minnesota..." November 21

  • Celtics' Smart suffers ankle injury vs. Warriors

    Fanrag Sports "Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart was taken to the locker room during Friday night’s game against the Golden State Warriors and would not return with what has been listed as a left ankle contusion. He would finish the game having played 25 minutes, starting at the small forward position, scoring..." November 19

  • Horford putback, block in final seconds lifts Celtics

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Al Horford looked like a $113 million player in his return to action Saturday. Boston's prized free agent acquisition scored on a putback with 1.3 seconds remaining and made a game-clinching block, giving the Celtics a 94-92 victory over the Detroit Pistons at The..." November 19

  • Retired NBA commissioner David Stern went off about cheating and ethics

    Quartz "As NBA commissioner, David Stern was a strict and unyielding monarch, who presided over a successful and growing empire for 30 years. In retirement, unshackled from those responsibilities, he is happy to let loose with his raw, undiplomatic opinions about the ills befalling sports and..." November 19

  • Draymond: Celtics fans booing Durant might scare away free agents

    Mass Live "Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green believes some Boston Celtics fans need to reevaluate their lives after deciding to boo Kevin Durant on Friday night. During his first meeting with the Celtics since passing on them in free agency this summer, Durant was booed a bit harder than the rest..." November 19

  • Isaiah Thomas Calls Out Coaches After Loss To Warriors

    NESN "The Celtics have prided themselves over the last three seasons on fighting to the final whistle, rarely suffering blowouts or throwing in the towel. Well, Isaiah Thomas believes the latter is exactly what happened Friday night at TD Garden. Boston held its own against the mighty Warriors..." November 19

  • Warriors blow out Celtics for sixth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- A loud fire alarm rang through TD Garden minutes after Friday night's game. It came about an hour late for the home team. It came after the Golden State Warriors put on a third-quarter clinic -- at both ends of the floor. "I think defensively the third quarter was..." November 18

  • Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley now one of NBA's best backcourts: 'I'd put us up there with anybody,' Thomas says

    Mass Live "Isaiah Thomas could have created a layup attempt for himself. As he turned toward the Boston Celtics hoop, only Dwight Powell stood in his way. The Canadian moves his feet well enough, but Thomas practices witchcraft in the open court, challenging anyone, big or small. The Boston Celtics..." November 18

  • Despite summer fling, Kevin Durant feels 'no attachment' to Boston Celtics

    ESPN "On Friday, Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant will face a Boston Celtics team that courted him vigorously in the offseason and failed. Boston presented a creative pitch at The Hamptons outside New York that included its players and management and the assistance of New England Patriots..." November 17

  • Celts top Mavs thanks to Thomas' late surge

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Celtics coach Brad Stevens has seen Isaiah Thomas do some pretty special things on the basketball court. None could have been any more special than what the little big man did for Boston on Wednesday night. "He's got a knack for it," Stevens said after Thomas erupted for 20..." November 16

  • Russell Wilson: “Seattle needs basketball back”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Russell Wilson announced via Twitter on Monday that he was joining the ownership group pushing to return the SuperSonics to Seattle. Now, Wilson has penned his feelings about doing so in The Players’ Tribune. In the article, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback says that, as a kid of the ’90s,..." November 16

  • Al Horford not ready for game activity: 'I'm just not where I want to be right now'

    ESPN "Boston Celtics big man Al Horford is still dealing with the lingering effects of a concussion and is uncertain when he'll play again. Horford, who was concussed when he was inadvertently struck by a teammate at practice on Oct. 31, went on Boston's recent two-game road trip with hopes of..." November 15

  • The Changes to Expect in the NBA’s Upcoming Collective Bargaining Agreement

    The Ringer "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association expect to finalize terms on a new collective bargaining agreement “just after Thanksgiving” or in “early December,” a source familiar with the negotiations told The Ringer. The source confirmed previously reported details of the new..." November 15

  • The Monstars are back just in time to celebrate Space Jam's 20th birthday

    USA Today "Way back on November 15, 1996, when Michael Jordan only had four titles, Space Jam released in theaters. Now, 20 years later, Jordan is a billionaire, and his company, Jordan Brand, has released a teaser for the anniversary campaign and fresh apparel to get everyone hyped about the 90s basketball..." November 15

  • Anthony Davis to Celtics?

    CSN New England "The Boston Celtics have played most of this season with at least one starter out due to injury, but even at full strength they’re going to struggle rebounding the ball. That is why they will forever -- or at least the next three-plus months, whichever comes first -- be linked with any and every..." November 15

  • Duncan, Leroux Announce Twitter NBA Show

    Real GM Basketball "A year and a half ago, the Dunc’d On Basketball Podcast launched with invaluable support from RealGM so it feels appropriate to use this space to detail the new project Nate Duncan and I have been working on for a little while now that launches this week. A little while back, Twitter reached..." November 15

  • Pelicans tip Celtics for first home win

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- In an early season filled with so many almosts, the New Orleans Pelicans finally got a chance Monday night to savor what it's like to make the critical, close-out plays that had eluded them during their woeful 1-9 start. The result was a 106-105 victory over the Boston..." November 14

  • Warriors shoot down rumors that Thompson is available for trade

    SLAM Online "Celtics TV analyst Brian Scalabrine floated a rumor this morning that Klay Thompson may be “available”, and that Boston could be in play for the All-Star shooting guard’s services. Once the soundbite went viral, Scalabrine was quick to walk back his commments. The Golden State Warriors are..." November 14

  • Klay Thompson The Latest Addition To Never-Ending Celtics Rumor Mill

    CBS Boston "As expected, the Boston Celtics have found themselves involved in nearly every trade rumor that surfaces this season. The Celtics are reportedly in the mix for anyone and everyone should their current teams decide it’s time to explore a trade, thanks to Boston’s need for a true star and..." November 14

  • Thomas helps Celtics top Pacers

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- When the Boston Celtics absolutely needed him, Isaiah Thomas came to their rescue Saturday night. While he made only 4 of 13 field goal attempts, Thomas scored 12 of his 23 points during the final 4:19 and the Celtics defeated the Indiana Pacers 105-99 in Bankers Life..." November 12

  • Smart, Thomas help Celtics breeze past Knicks

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Brad Stevens turned to Marcus Smart in hopes of sparking a flatlining defense, but Smart wound up jolting the offense instead. Smart scored eight of Boston's first 19 points and Isaiah Thomas carried the torch from there as the Celtics ran the New York Knicks out of the gym in a..." November 11

  • Jalen Rose: NBA players will refuse to visit the White House during Trump’s presidency

    USA Today "The Cleveland Cavaliers are set to visit the White House on Thursday — the same day that President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with Donald Trump. It may also be the last time a full NBA championship team makes that trip for at least four years. During ESPN’s NBA Countdown on Wednesday,..." November 10

  • Ray Allen will do Ray Allen things in retirement

    USA Today "In retirement from the NBA, Ray Allen does what you expect Ray Allen to do. “The minimum I run each day is 21/2 miles,” Allen told USA TODAY Sports. “I’ll get to the weekend and sometimes I’ll run 10 miles. I’ve gotten up to 16 miles on the weekend. Running keeps me locked in.” On the day of..." November 10

  • NBA announces plan for youth basketball academy in Australia

    USA Today "The NBA and Basketball Australia today announced their plan to launch NBA Global Academy — an elite youth basketball training center in Australia's capital city, Canberra. The academy, which will be at the Centre of Excellence at the Australian Institute of Sport, will serve as a "global hub"..." November 10

  • Wizards turn fast start into 118-93 win

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Otto Porter spent the last six years playing home games for two teams at the same arena. The oddity occurred because Washington Wizards and Georgetown, Porter's Alma mater, both use the Verizon Center. Because the former Big East Player of the Year turned in his best NBA performance..." November 09

  • Boston Celtics' Brad Stevens: Donald Trump 'wasn't my vote'

    Mass Live "One day after an emotional and polarizing presidential election, Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens revealed he did not support Presidential-elect Donald Trump. "It wasn't my vote," Stevens said Wednesday. "Let's put it that way." Stevens hardly ever discusses anything political. He..." November 09

  • Danny Ainge OK with Celtics learning the hard way

    Boston Herald "Let it never be said the Celtics are not an aware team. They know quite well all that was said and written about them as they entered this season. And it was apparently to their detriment. “I think that often times you get feeling like you’re a little better than you are,” Celts president..." November 09

  • Isaiah Thomas: ‘I’m the 5-9 Kevin Garnett’

    SLAM Online "Kevin Garnett heaped praise on Isaiah Thomas during the debut episode of his new TV show, and the diminutive Celtics point guard says his goal is to become the “5-9 Kevin Garnett.” Thomas is averaging 26.2 points and 6.8 assists through six games, and shooting a career-best 49.5 percent from..." November 08

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