Celtics Rumors & News

  • Celtics’ Avery Bradley on defense: “Kyrie Irving, none of those guys scare me”

    Mass Live "Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley has long been considered one of the league's best on-ball defenders. It's a reputation he began building in his early years playing with the trio of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen and harassing opponents the entire way up the floor, and it's one he..." August 28

  • Phil Jackson could've traded for Jae Crowder in 2014

    Barstool Sports Chicago "From the latest Phil Jackson chronicles on Today’s Fastbreak:“I don’t consider hiring Fish a mistake because he worked hard and got the guys to stay as positive as possible while the losses piled up. I think the biggest mistake I made was actually this…One of the first deals I engineered when I..." August 26

  • Celtics Renounce Draft Rights To Colton Iverson

    Real GM Basketball "The Boston Celtics have renounced the draft rights to Colton Iverson. Iverson didn't figure in the Celtics' plans and this gives him the opportunity to try to make an NBA roster elsewhere." August 25

  • R.J. Hunter, James Young, John Holland, Ben Bentil To Compete For Final Celtics' Roster Spot

    Real GM Basketball "The Boston Celtics will have R.J. Hunter, James Young, John Holland and Ben Bentil will compete for their last roster spot. Young and Hunter have guaranteed deals, Bentil has a partial guarantee, and Holland is non-guaranteed. Young and Hunter are former first round picks. Hunter is the..." August 24

  • Celtics’ second-round pick Abdel Nader spurns European offer

    Today's Fastbreak "It appears that the Boston Celtics will be able to see Abdel Nader develop under their watch after all. The second-round rookie will sign a contract with the franchise’s D-League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws, after spurning a lucrative offer from a European team, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports’..." August 23

  • Celtics Sign Marcus Georges-Hunt To Camp Deal

    Real GM Basketball "The Boston Celtics have signed Marcus Georges-Hunt to a camp deal. Georges-Hunt played for the Brooklyn Nets in Summer League." August 22

  • Kevin Durant, USA blow out Serbia to win Olympic gold

    USA Today "They weren’t the Dream Team, or even the Redeem Team – not even close. But by the time Team USA’s 96-66 win against Serbia was complete on Sunday and the mission for the third consecutive gold medal was complete, only one thing mattered more than all the comparisons that always inevitably come:..." August 21

  • Celtics' Thomas: 'Nobody can guard me'

    SI "SI.com: How have things been going so far with Slim Jim? Isaiah Thomas: We partnered together on their 'Settle The Beef' campaign and I've been interacting with fans via social media. So whatever the fans want to talk about - sports, the Boston Celtics, whatever I’m doing back home - I'm up for..." August 20

  • NBA Moves 2017 All-Star Game To New Orleans

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans. An official announcement is expected by the end of Friday. The All-Star Game was previously scheduled to take place in Charlotte but the NBA decided to relocate it due to a state law in North Carolina that limits..." August 19

  • How not dealing for a superstar may be the Celtics' best long-term plan

    Celtics Life "At this point in the offseason, it appears more than likely that a blockbuster trade isn't happening for the Celtics. Jimmy Butler, Blake Griffin, Russell Westbrook and DeMarcus Cousins aren't coming to Boston. As the C's enter Year 4 of their rebuilding process, Danny Ainge continues to be..." August 17

  • Charles Barkley Has Some Harsh Words For The U.S. Olympic Basketball Team’s Roster

    Uproxx "The U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team isn’t exactly dominating in Rio de Janiero so far. Sure, it finished the group stage 5-0, but the team had some close calls, including three-point wins over France and Serbia. With the knockout round set to start on Wednesday, the Americans have some..." August 17

  • USA Basketball’s quest for superstar continuity may be impossible

    SB Nation "When Jerry Colangelo took over USA Basketball in 2005, he had both immediate and long-term goals. He wanted to wash the taste of bronze out of America’s mouth and he wanted to build a sustainable program. On most accounts, he has succeeded. While the United States slipped in the 2006 FIBA World..." August 16

  • Celtics' Thomas: Numbers show I'm one of NBA's best point guards

    The Score "After coming off a year in which he led the Boston Celtics in scoring and was named to his first All-Star team, Isaiah Thomas is confident about where he ranks among the game's elite. "All I'm going to say is men lie, women lie, numbers don't," Thomas told Amanda Pflugrad of celtics.com, as..." August 15

  • Celtics' Isaiah Thomas embraces having Al Horford as new go-to guy

    CSN New England "For most of Isaiah Thomas’ time in Boston, there really hasn’t been much competition in terms of his place atop the team’s pecking order of importance. Indeed, Thomas has been THAT dude! Well THAT dude has some company with four-time All-Star Al Horford a Celtic now after spending his..." August 13

  • Warriors' schedule among NBA's toughest, Celtics face easiest path

    The Score "While the NBA has likely the most balanced schedule of the four major sports, the realities of divisions, travel, rest, and other factors make complete balance impossible. With that said, ESPN's Bradford Doolittle ran the new 2016-17 schedule through a simulator that takes all of those factors..." August 12

  • FIBA pushing for 3-on-3 in 2020 Olympics

    The Score "The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is pushing for the inclusion of three-on-three basketball in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, FIBA secretary-general Patrick Baumann told USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt on Thursday. The request is under consideration by the International Olympic..." August 11

  • Nerlens Noel is "Very Open" to Trade, Celtics are Interested

    CSN New England "NBA players tell you all the time about how the league is a business and that you can never get too comfortable. Based on Nerlens Noel’s social media posts recently, it appears he’s taking such sentiments to heart. And if he is indeed on the move, he’s more than open to the idea of playing..." August 11

  • David Stern to give speech in support of legalized sports gambling

    The Comeback "New NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken in his support for legalized gambling across the United States, and that fight has received an unlikely ally – Silver’s predecessor, David Stern. At the Global Gaming Expo, held in Las Vegas near the end of September, Stern will be a featured..." August 11

  • Brad Stevens Shares How Tom Brady’s Celtics Involvement Went Beyond Recruiting

    NESN "Everyone knows by now that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady helped the Boston Celtics in their ultimately unsuccessful attempt to land former NBA MVP Kevin Durant. Most even know by now that in addition to helping the Celtics court Durant, Brady also shared some of his secrets to success..." August 10

  • Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens: 'I'll be here a while ... Unless they decide they don't want me'

    Mass Live "Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens established himself as a rising star in the NBA coaching ranks quickly after signing with the Celtics in 2013 to replace Doc Rivers, and since then, whispers here and there have dotted the rumor mill about a potential return to the college ranks. Stevens and..." August 10

  • Ray Allen still eyeing NBA comeback, has spoken with Celtics and Bucks

    Larry Brown Sports "Ray Allen is still interested in playing in the NBA next season, and the 41-year-old says the perception that he would only want to join the Golden State Warriors or Cleveland Cavaliers is wrong. In an interview with Dom Amore the Hartford Courant, Allen reiterated that he would not return to..." August 08

  • NBA Chief Adam Silver Isn’t Expecting Another Lockout in 2017

    Bloomberg "I’m going to abuse my privilege here to lodge a complaint, which is that basketball is a great flow sport, but NBA games stop too much. If it were me, I’d try to take most of the timeouts away from coaches. I know you have to have them for commercials and for rest, but if they were just programmed..." August 06

  • Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart pushing each other in offseason workouts

    Mass Live "Jaylen Brown's NBA education has already begun and the No. 3 overall draft pick has a fiery teacher: new Boston Celtics teammate Marcus Smart. Over the past week, Brown and Smart have been working out with two Celtics assistant coaches, Micah Shrewsberry and Brandon Bailey, as well as Maine Red..." August 05

  • NBA union boss ‘optimistic’ there won’t be a lockout next year

    Yahoo! Sports "This July, Kevin Durant decided to join the Golden State Warriors. (Y’know, in case you missed it.) That was one of many, many transactions during a month in which NBA teams flush with cash thanks to a salary cap sent skyrocketing by the league’s $24 billion broadcast rights deal spent to such a..." August 02

  • Jaylen Brown could see time at power forward next season

    Larry Brown Sports "Perhaps Brad Stevens really is an unparalleled basketball genius. According to a report by Celtics beat writer A. Sherrod Blakely of Comcast SportsNet, No. 3 overall pick Jaylen Brown could see time at power forward for Boston next season in addition to his more natural small forward position...." August 01

  • Jalen Rose thinks NBA players should only get to play in the Olympics once

    USA Today "Jalen Rose stopped by the Summer of Jeep event in Chicago along with 25 students from the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. The school began in 2011, and has now graduated 170 students, all who were accepted into college, trade school or the military. He brought the group to Chicago to see Team USA..." August 01

  • No agreement between Colton Iverson, Boston Celtics

    Mass Live "Despite a report Thursday morning, Colton Iverson has not agreed to attend training camp with the Boston Celtics, according to a league source. "There is no agreement," the source said. Iverson, 27, was selected by the Celtics in the second round of the 2013 draft, but has spent the first..." July 30

  • Marcus Thornton inks with Pesaro

    Sportando "Victoria LIbertas Pesaro announced the signing of Marcus Thornton. The produce of William & Mary spent his rookie season as pro in Australia with Sydney Kings averaging 12,5 points per contest." July 30

  • Doc Rivers: Clippers have plan to let Paul Pierce retire as a Celtic

    Larry Brown Sports "Paul Pierce has yet to make an official decision on whether he will play one more season. If he does retire, the Los Angeles Clippers will let him join the Boston Celtics first. In an appearance on “The Vertical Podcast with Woj” this week, Clippers head coach and president of basketball..." July 28

  • Celtics to pay second-round pick Demetrius Jackson more than 10 first-rounders next year

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Celtics became the first team to pay a second-round pick more the season immediately following the draft than some first-rounders received. Last year, No. 37 pick Jordan Mickey had a higher salary than four 2015 first-rounders. Now, Boston is pushing the envelope even further. No. 45..." July 28

  • NBA to Fund Health Care for Former Players with at Least 3 Seasons of Experience

    Bleacher Report "The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced Wednesday it will fund health care for the league's retired players who racked up at least three years of experience, per Howard Beck of Bleacher Report. The statement noted player representatives passed the vote to fund the health..." July 27

  • Jared Sullinger is apparently already on the Lowry Workout Plan

    Raptors HQ "Ever since Kyle Lowry set the fitness bar in Toronto last summer, all professional athletes coming into the city have had a body of work (literally) to which they could aspire. You see, despite being a super hard worker on the court, Lowry had always been dinged for being a bit, hmmm, pudgy. Now,..." July 26

  • Celtics To Ink Demetrius Jackson

    Hoops Rumors "The Celtics have signed 2016 draftee Demetrius Jackson to a four-year, $5.5MM deal, Michael Scotto of Sheridan Hoops reports (via Twitter). It’s unknown how much of that salary is guaranteed, but the fourth year is a team option, notes Scotto. Jackson, 21, was the No. 45 overall pick in this..." July 26

  • Celtics agree to guaranteed contract with Demetrius Jackson, partially guaranteed deal with Ben Bentil

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Celtics are slowly but surely taking care of their eight (!) 2016 draft picks. They’ll sign No. 3 pick Jaylen Brown. No. 16 pick Guerschon Yabusele and No. 23 pick Ante Zizic will remain overseas. The Nos. 31 and 35 picks were traded for a future first-rounder on draft night. And Boston..." July 24

  • James Young could be used as a trade chip for his $1.8 million contract next season

    Boston Herald "A series of relatively minor moves by the Celtics has shed greater light on the 2016-17 roster, cooling talk of a big trade for the time being and putting James Young's Boston future in serious doubt. According to sources, the Celts have reached agreement with free agent Gerald Green,..." July 24

  • Celtics to sign Gerald Green to 1-year deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Celtics will sign unrestricted free agent Gerald Green, Sean Deveney of The Sporting News reports (on Twitter). It is a guaranteed one-year deal, Deveney writes in a full story. It’s a homecoming of sorts for Green, whom the Celtics drafted at No. 18 in the 2005 draft. Green has played for..." July 23

  • Celtics, Zeller agree to 2-year deal

    The Score "The Boston Celtics will be bringing back restricted free-agent center Tyler Zeller on a two-year deal, according to The Boston Herald's Steve Bulpett." July 23

  • Jae Crowder told Al Horford not to sign with the Wizards because they couldn’t beat Celtics

    Mass Live "Jae Crowder knows the Boston Celtics — with newly acquired big man Al Horford in tow — are going to be much better next season, and he knows that the Cleveland Cavaliers are the biggest obstacle that stands in the team's path to through the playoffs. He also knows that, as currently..." July 23

  • Raptors’ Carroll responds to Jae Crowder’s comment

    Sportsnet "In an interview on Thursday, Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder said that he thinks his team has what it takes to reach the Eastern Conference Finals this coming season, and that he “wasn’t worried about” the three-time defending division champ Toronto Raptors impeding the Celts’ progress. Shortly..." July 22

  • Celtics' Crowder: 'Toronto is not a team we're worried about'

    Mass Live "Jae Crowder knows the Boston Celtics — with newly acquired big man Al Horford in tow — are going to be much better next season, and he knows that the Cleveland Cavaliers are the biggest obstacle that stands in the team's path to through the playoffs. He also knows that, as currently..." July 22

  • Okafor to Boston not a good deal for Sixers

    Philly.com "It doesn’t make sense to trade Jahlil Okafor to the Boston Celtics unless the 76ers' only goal is to dump one of their bigs at any cost. That’s basically all they would be doing by trading him to their Eastern Conference foe. Word out of Boston is that the Celtics will not give up much for..." July 22

  • Jae Crowder: Celtics pitch showed Kevin Durant 'everything we had' on Warriors: 'And he went and joined them'

    Mass Live "Jae Crowder was a part of the Boston Celtics' pitch to Kevin Durant this summer, and after the meeting, he said he felt pretty confident. "I came home after the meeting and told them, like, if he leaves, he's coming to us," Crowder said before a 60 Days of Summer appearance at the Naismith..." July 21

  • Celtics’ Guerschon Yabusele to play in China next season

    Boston Globe "Celtics forward Guerschon Yabusele, the 16th overall pick of last month’s NBA Draft, has agreed to a one-year deal with the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association, according to a league source. With bonuses, Yabusele could make up to $1.5 million next season, the source said. The..." July 21

  • Report: Celtics’ likeliest trade scenario involves Jahlil Okafor

    Sportsnaut "There’s been a ton of talk since the 2015-16 season ended that the Boston Celtics might add an upper-echelon player during the summer. The team was one of the finalists for Kevin Durant before he ultimately opted to sign with the Golden State Warriors. And while Boston did pick up former..." July 21

  • Celtics could have a future star on their hands in Marcus Smart

    Celtics Blog "This summer has seen the Boston Celtics engulfed in a flurry of rumors. Whether it was their free agent recruitment attempts or the idea that teams will throw their best players in our direction in exchange for Danny Ainge's bundle of assets, the narrative has been all about acquiring a superstar..." July 20

  • Celtics more likely to land Okafor than Westbrook, Griffin

    The Score "The Boston Celtics have plenty of picks and good players, and they may be looking to part with some assets in order to obtain a great player. While they've been linked to stars like Russell Westbrook and Blake Griffin, it's believed the player who's most likely to land in Boston via a..." July 20

  • The NBA will create TV-style shows exclusively for Twitter

    Sporting News "Twitter continues to partner with sports industries, and the latest pairing is with the NBA. The social media company and basketball league made a joint statement Tuesday announcing a deal which allows Twitter to broadcast "exclusive original live programming" from the NBA. But the programming..." July 19

  • NBA execs want an NFL-style franchise tag. Players should hate that idea.

    SB Nation "The Washington Post's Tim Bontemps put together a tidy package of flashpoints in upcoming NBA labor negotiations, issues that could be so divisive they could spark another season-damaging lockout. We'll talk more about the Lockout Warning Level as summer wears on, but one item in particular piqued..." July 19

  • Rival GM warns of injury concern for C's rumored trade target Griffin

    CSN New England "With trade rumors involving the Celtics heating up - a three-way deal with the Clippers and Kings that lands Blake Griffin in Boston is the latest - one Western Conference general manager told the Boston Herald that while Danny Ainge is itching to make a trade, Griffin's leg injury could..." July 17

  • Celtics working the NBA room, but no deals pending

    Boston Herald "After further discussion with team executives from around the league here, a clearer picture is emerging of why the Celtics have yet to make the major trade they so desire. The fact that it’s so understandable from both sides of a potential transaction explains why it is difficult at best for..." July 16

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