Celtics Rumors & News

  • Boston police investigating fight involving 76ers’ Jahlil Okafor

    Washington Post "The Boston Police Department announced Friday that it will investigate a street fight that took place early Thanksgiving morning involving Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor, and according to a report from the Philadelphia Inquirer, the incident wasn’t the rookie’s first. The third overall..." November 29

  • Celtics answer call from Brad Stevens, pound Wizards

    Boston Herald "The message from Brad Stevens’ public tongue-lashing didn’t really sink in until the Celtics were pushed to the brink by the worst franchise in the NBA a couple nights ago. Maybe that helped drive the point home a little harder, as the Celtics turned in their best wire-to-wire effort in quite..." November 28

  • C's rally in 4th quarter, escape with 84-80 win over Sixers

    CSN New England "Getting off a losing skid isn’t supposed to be easy, not even if the woeful Philadelphia 76ers are on the schedule. The Boston Celtics know this all too well after putting together a furious fourth quarter rally to escape with an 84-80 win. Jae Crowder, who missed a pair of critical free..." November 26

  • Furious Brad Stevens Blasts Team After Lackluster Outing

    NESN "It takes a lot to make Brad Stevens angry, but the Boston Celtics somehow managed to do just that. The Celtics were run out of the gym Tuesday night in a 24-point loss to the Atlanta Hawks on national television. The defeat came on the heels of a 10-point loss to the lowly Brooklyn Nets on..." November 25

  • Hawks pull away in impressive 121-97 win over Celtics

    Peachtree Hoops "Remember the apprehension that accompanied the Atlanta Hawks and an appearance on TNT on Tuesday night? Have no fear. The Hawks played high-end basketball throughout the evening, outpacing a quality opponent in the Boston Celtics, and the final margin was indicative of that effort. Atlanta..." November 25

  • Smart out 'a few weeks' with 'bad bone bruise'

    CSN New England "The Boston Celtics will be without Marcus Smart for at least a couple of weeks following a left knee injury. But the injury was feared to be a lot worse, according to a league source. "Luckily it's a few weeks versus a few months," the source told CSNNE.com. According to the source, Smart..." November 23

  • Nets wake up to give Celtics small dose of revenge

    New York Post "It wasn’t about revenge. But it was sure about redemption. Friday had hurt. Not just bumps and bruises from the Nets being knocked all around TD Garden, but their pride hurt from being humiliated in Boston. They took it personally, and it showed in Sunday’s rematch at Barclays Center. It..." November 23

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    Adam Himmelsbach @AdamHimmelsbach

    Marcus Smart will be out for a couple weeks plus with leg injury, could be longer.

  • Nets GM on Pierce, Garnett trade: 'We took our shot and it didn't work'

    Boston Globe "As Friday’s game progressed into a full-blown laugher, and Celtics fans watched the home team constantly score and the visiting team look disheveled and uninterested, a throng among the TD Garden faithful began chanting, “Brook-lyn Draft Picks!” It was an appropriate time. The Celtics were..." November 22

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    Aaron Portzline @Aportzline

    #CBJ Fedor Tyutin and Cody Goloubef both have upper body injuries. Neither will return tonight vs. #Preds. #CBJ down to four defensemen

  • Celtics bounce back, rout lowly Nets

    Boston Herald "The group was loud, and way too close to the Nets bench. Shortly before the Gino disco video was put up on the Jumbotron to signal a lopsided victory, this group started chanting, “Thank you Brooklyn.” That 2016 first-round draft pick certainly took on some added gloss after the Celtics’..." November 21

  • Raymond Felton's redeeming steal finishes off Celtics, preserves Mavericks' unbeaten road trip

    Dallas Morning News "Raymond Felton had that feeling, maybe the worst knot in his gut an athlete can have. His clanked free throws with 16.5 seconds left had cracked open the door a sliver for Boston to have a chance to ruin what would be a magnificent road trip for the Mavericks. Only one thing was going..." November 19

  • Danny Ainge Says He’s Already Offered Kevin McHale A Job With Celtics

    NESN "Since taking over as the Boston Celtics’ president of basketball operations, Danny Ainge has proved himself a man of opportunity. Apparently he was at it again Wednesday. Ainge told the Boston Herald’s Steve Bulpett he already has reached out to Kevin McHale about joining the Celtics in some..." November 19

  • Danny Ainge to Kevin McHale: We have a spot for you

    Boston Herald "In what will come as absolutely no surprise to anyone, Kevin McHale was flooded with calls and text messages from his friends after his firing by the Rockets today. And one of those friends offered him a job. "I've always tried to get Kevin to come work with me and work with my big guys," said..." November 19

  • Sullinger won't get big contract at current weight

    CSN New England "After an offseason filled with talk about his weight and conditioning, Jared Sullinger has been a solid piece for the Boston Celtics this season. With Sullinger heading into restricted free agency this offseason, Bob Neumeier expects teams to offer him a contract similar to Tristan Thompson if..." November 18

  • Champions League set to debut in 2016 with former NBA players, 16 teams

    USA Today "When it comes to jobs that are hard to land, it doesn’t get much tougher than the NBA. At most, there are 450 roster spots to be had by the world’s best players. Consider there were approximately 5,600 Division I men’s college players in 2014 in America alone, and you start to understand it’s..." November 18

  • Celtics limit Harden in dominant win over Rockets, 111-95

    CSN New England "We all knew the Houston Rockets were struggling this season, but damn … they can’t be this bad can they? The Boston Celtics, fueled by a third quarter incident involving Amir Johnson and Houston’s Terrence Jones, put together a dominant performance on their way towards a 111-95 thumping of the..." November 17

  • Billy Hunter files amended wrongful-termination complaint against NBPA

    The Score "Former NBPA boss Billy Hunter continues to seek damages from the union for the circumstances surrounding his termination in 2013. Hunter's attorneys filed an amended complaint in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Monday, seeking a jury trial on four breach-of-contract claims, reports Ken..." November 17

  • Smart leads Celtics to 100-85 win over Thunder

    CSN New England "Marcus Smart had another career night scoring the ball in Oklahoma City’s Chesapeake Energy Arena. But unlike last season’s matchup, the Celtics were able to emerge victorious with Smart’s career-high 26 points leading the way in Boston’s 100-85 win. Having played at nearby Oklahoma State,..." November 16

  • Celtics Trying To Balance Player Development With Competing Now

    Real GM Basketball "With all of the Boston Celtics' draft picks, Danny Ainge is more liberally using the D-League for players to get experience. “What I don’t want to have happen when we draft a player is for my coaching staff to have such a burden of trying to win, trying to make the playoffs, trying to win games..." November 15

  • Brad Stevens sees benched Tyler Zeller playing a 'huge role' for the Boston Celtics

    Mass Live "While discussing Tyler Zeller's place on the depth chart, Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens sounded almost apologetic. A starter last year, Zeller now plays sparingly, if at all. After two straight DNP-CDs, he was called on for six first-half minutes Friday night against the Atlanta Hawks...." November 14

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    Boston Celtics @celtics

    The Celtics have assigned guard Terry Rozier to the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League.

  • Celtics top Hawks 106-93

    Boston "Boston’s early shooting troubles went away after halftime, while its defense and rebounding never faltered. Isaiah Thomas scored 17 of his 23 points in the second half and added 10 assists as the Celtics overcame a slow start with a solid finish and beat the Atlanta Hawks 106-93 on Friday..." November 14

  • Pacers pull away late from Celtics behind late defensive push

    Indy Cornrows "Cautiously, but interestingly enough, the Indiana Pacers appear to be on a "roll." Having now won five of their last six after their 0-3 start, they seem to have found a key to success in their defensive play, forcing six turnovers over a six minute stretch, holding the Boston Celtics to two..." November 12

  • Brian Scalabrine says Paul Pierce is the best trash talker he’s ever seen

    Boston "If Brian Scalabrine decrees it, it is undeniably true: Paul Pierce is the NBA’s best trash talker. Writing a mailbag for The Players Tribune, Scalabrine was asked to name the best trash talker he ever played with or or against. “Paul Pierce is the greatest trash talker I’ve ever encountered..." November 12

  • Celtics subs bench Bucks

    Boston Herald "While it was left to the political pundits to declare a winner in the Republican presidential debate across the street, the Celtics left no doubt at the Bradley Center. The Celts bench was, to quote Donald Trump, “yooge.” The substitutes outscored their Milwaukee brethren, 48-25, paving the..." November 11

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    Boston Celtics @celtics

    #NEBHInjuryReport: Avery Bradley (bruised lower left leg) will not return to action tonight.

  • Smart still dealing with toe injury, hopeful for Friday return

    CSN New England "Second-year guard Marcus Smart remains sidelined with a left big toe injury, but is hopeful he can return in time for Friday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks. Smart went through some of the team’s practice on Monday prior to them departing for Milwaukee for Tuesday night’s matchup against the..." November 10

  • Brad Stevens won’t ride roller coaster

    Boston Herald "It’s still just five games into the season, but in a three-day span last week we saw the Celtics pushed to frustration in Indiana by a third straight loss, then showered with praise after beating Washington by 20 points. It is the task of coach Brad Stevens to treat these two impostors the..." November 09

  • Celtics rout Wizards, snap three-game losing skid

    Boston Herald "What ails the Celtics won’t be solved in one night, but they were also overdue for the ocean to finally open up. The Celtics exploded for only their second win of the season Friday night – a 118-98 run over a Washington team that was supposed to do all of the running, especially with the..." November 07

  • Shaq Will Dress Up As a Cowboys Cheerleader If They Miss the Playoffs

    Complex "Without Tony Romo the Dallas Cowboys look to be pretty bad. Hopefully most people remember this the next time he commits a crunch-time turnover and gets annihilated on social media. However the rest of the NFC East also appears to suck, and because of that Dallas fans shouldn't yet write-off this..." November 06

  • Pacers execute late to beat Celtics 100-98

    Indianapolis Star "Inside Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the Pacers found themselves in the perfect scenario to show whether they had made progress. A tight game against the Boston Celtics forced the Pacers to do what they could not in the first week of the season. Each possession was precious. The Pacers had to..." November 05

  • Ainge denies Yahoo report of $70M Rondo offer last season

    CSN New England "Danny Ainge denied a Yahoo Sports report that the Celtics offered Rajon Rondo a five-year, $70 million contract extension. “That’s not the correct number,” Ainge said on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich show on Thursday. “We wouldn’t have been able to do that.” Ainge reiterated that the..." November 05

  • Celtics Assign James Young, Jordan Mickey To Maine Red Claw

    NESN "The two youngest members of the Boston Celtics will get some action with the team’s D-League affiliate. The Celtics on Tuesday assigned second-year shooting guard James Young and rookie power forward Jordan Mickey to the Maine Red Claws. The Red Claws don’t begin their regular season until..." November 04

  • Stevens, Vogel friendship started on the playground

    CSN New England "Some of the closest bonds you’ll find among NBA players began on a playground. If it works for them, why not coaches too? That was indeed the get-to-know-you spot for Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens (then a head coach at Butler) and Frank Vogel, head coach of the Indiana..." November 04

  • Avery Bradley: Second unit 'owns us right now'

    ESPN Boston "Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley doesn't hide from what's been obvious through the team's first three games of the 2015-16 season: Boston's second-teamers are outplaying the first unit. Heck, it's happening in practice, too. But a starting 5 that features Bradley, Marcus Smart, Jae Crowder,..." November 04

  • Oddsmakers say George Karl, Lionel Hollins coaches on hottest seats

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s inevitable. Some team is going to get off to a slow start, ownership/top management will be looking for a scapegoat, and a coach will get fired in the middle of the season. Even though the guys swinging the axe are more likely at fault for the team’s problems than the guy on the receiving..." November 04

  • Report: Rajon Rondo turned down 5-year, $70 million extension from Boston in 2014

    Larry Brown Sports "New Kings guard Rajon Rondo has thrived in the early stages of his tenure at the helm of the Sacramento offense. The 29-year-old is averaging 15.3 points per game, 5.0 rebounds per game, 6.7 assists per game, and perhaps most impressively 52.6 percent shooting from the field through the first..." November 04

  • Celtics don't reach extensions with Zeller, Sullinger

    CSN New England "Tyler Zeller and Jared Sullinger will hit the free agent market next summer after failing to come to terms on a contract extension with the Boston Celtics. Zeller told CSNNE.com earlier that he would love the security of a long-term deal, but had no problem playing out this season and hitting..." November 03

  • Aldridge leads Spurs to win over Celtics

    San Antonio Express-News "LaMarcus Aldridge recorded another double-double, this time a more Aldridge-like one, leading the Spurs to a 95-87 win over the Boston Celtics. Aldridge scored 18 of his team-high 24 points in the second half, while adding 14 rebounds in the win. Kawhi Leonard recorded 19 points and five..." November 02

  • Celtics Exercise 16-17 Options On Marcus Smart, James Young, Kelly Olynyk

    Real GM Basketball "The Boston Celtics have exercised their third-year options on guard Marcus Smart and guard/forward James Young, and their fourth-year option on forward Kelly Olynyk. Smart, who is in his second NBA season, appeared in five contests for the Celtics this preseason and averaged 8.8 points, 2.6..." November 01

  • Raptors come alive in second half to beat Celtics

    Toronto Sun "Not sure what Dwane Casey has cooked up for those halftime speeches but they’re having a profound effect. For the second game this season the Raptors sort of stumbled through a first half but came out in the third and looked like a complete team. The difference in the third has been..." October 31

  • NBA All-Star Game will reportedly feature Kia ads on jerseys

    Yahoo! Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has regularly talked up the supposed inevitability of official uniforms featuring advertisements, which would serve as another revenue stream for the league and continue the professional sports world's embrace of leveraging every available surface for financial gain...." October 30

  • Boston Shakes Slow Start, Blows Past Sixers In Opener

    NESN "The Celtics just needed a little time to warm up. The Philadelphia 76ers held a five-point lead over Boston after one quarter in the teams’ season opener, but the Celtics finally shook off the rust, exploding in the second and fourth frames to coast to a 112-95 win at TD Garden on Wednesday..." October 29

  • Months later, Olynyk will serve suspension for opener

    CSN New England "For most of his playing career, Kelly Olynyk hasn’t had to give much thought to what he would be doing on opening night of the season. Playing in the game, of course. But this season is different, courtesy of a tussle for a rebound against Kevin Love in Game 4 of the playoffs last season..." October 28

  • David Lee disappointed to miss Warriors' banner ceremony, but looks forward to fresh start

    ESPN "Boston Celtics newcomer David Lee will be watching when his former teammates with the Golden State Warriors receive their championship rings on Tuesday night. Admittedly, he's a bit disappointed not to be there and join them in the celebration of last season's title team. "I’ll be in to..." October 27

  • 2016 NBA free agency could dominate this season in an ugly way

    Sporting News "The 2015-16 NBA season is set to get underway. There will be 1,230 games played in the regular season, and another 80-90 games in the playoffs over the next eight months before we finally settle on another champion. And then the real fun begins. That’s because the next free agency period,..." October 27

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    Mark Murphy @Murf56

    Instead of simply cutting Perry Jones, team is still attempting to swing a trade in some form by Monday,

  • Silver does not expect NBA breaks for FIBA, says preseason will likely be reduced

    The Score "It is highly unlikely the NBA will employ international soccer-like breaks in its regular season in order to accommodate FIBA's new World Cup qualifiers, which will overlap with the NBA season beginning in 2017, commissioner Adam Silver stated Friday. Silver touched on the topic at a news..." October 24

  • Brad Stevens would accept job as US Olympic coach

    Boston Herald "Mike Krzyzewski’s decision to retire as the U.S. men’s Olympic basketball coach after next summer’s Rio Games was followed by a natural mention of Brad Stevens. The Celtics coach, once and maybe still considered Krzyzewski’s heir at Duke, also is believed by some to be the natural successor for..." October 22