Celtics Rumors & News

  • Zeller eager to earn starting center role

    ESPN Boston "Four days before his July wedding, Tyler Zeller learned that he had been traded to the Boston Celtics. He phoned his wife-to-be, Caitlyn, who was too busy preparing for the big day to answer her phone. "She was getting her hair done -- a practice 'do or whatever -- and her mom picked up. I was..." September 16

  • Stevens: Rondo 'a big part' of future

    ESPN Boston "Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Rajon Rondo is "a big part of what we're doing" and heaped praise on the All-Star point guard whose future has been the source of constant speculation as he enters the final year of his contract. "I love him," Stevens told the Berkshire Eagle while taking..." September 16

  • Zeller, Thornton now eligible to be traded by C's

    CSN New England "Danny Ainge isn't all that different than most GMs when it comes to wanting to have lots of options in pulling off deals. That's why today is significant for the Celtics' president of basketball operations in his quest to get Boston's roster in order. Tyler Zeller and Marcus Thornton, both..." September 11

  • Celtics exec: Rondo trade request 'news to me'

    CSN New England "Training camp is less than a month away and the Celtics have every expectation that four-time All-Star Rajon Rondo will be available, healthy as ever. The Celtics have done their due diligence in disputing an earlier report by ESPN that Rondo had asked for a trade. "It was news to me,"..." September 06

  • Sources: Rondo, Celtics plan to stay the course despite rumors

    Sporting News "For Rajon Rondo, little has changed. He and those around him have long held that his intention for the final two years of his contract with Boston is to play out the deal, first showing that he is healthy after returning from ACL surgery last year, then bouncing back into All-Star form this year..." September 03

  • Will Rajon Rondo repeat history and believe in the Celtics?

    SB Nation "The last time the Boston Celtics were obviously in the middle of a rebuild, the team's superstar did something really interesting. Instead of looking for greener pastures and using free agency as a trade cudgel, he committed long-term to Boston, eventually setting up a championship run. Now we..." September 02

  • This isn't the time for Rondo to demand a trade from Celtics

    CSN New England "When it comes to Rajon Rondo, you either love him or hate him. Which is why the reports of him demanding a trade, while those close to him indicate no such conversation ever took place, are only fitting. Rondo is a polarizing, maddeningly talented point guard with a high basketball I.Q. who's..." September 01

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    Mark Murphy @Murf56

    Spokeswoman for Rajon Rondo's agent, Bill Duffy, said both men deny that Celtics guard has demanded a trade.

  • Lakers could trade Julius Randle in package for Rondo

    Hoops Rumors "There was a report earlier from ESPNBoston.com’s Jackie MacMullan, in which she noted that Rajon Rondo had informed the Celtics that he wanted out of Boston. This conflicted with previous reports that Rondo was content in Boston and that the Celtics were looking to hold onto their point guard at..." September 01

  • Rajon Rondo has told team he 'wants out'

    MassLive.com "Publicly, Rajon Rondo and the Boston Celtics have supported each other strongly. Rondo has said "I don't like change much" and "I wouldn't mind staying here the rest of my career." He has repeatedly backed Danny Ainge, offering "complete faith" his boss will put together another contending roster...." September 01

  • Mike Krzyzewski: Marcus Smart 'fantastic' for Team USA

    MassLive.com "Marcus Smart made a strong impression on Summer League observers in July, despite a mediocre shooting performance. His strength, on-ball defense and overall physical presence gave him an edge even against professional competition. Roughly two weeks later, Smart made a similarly strong..." August 30

  • NBA adding extra space along the baseline to increase safety

    SB Nation "There will be more space around the basket stanchion next season because the NBA is trying to improve player safety. The NBA is attempting to improve player safety by cutting down the amount of photographers around the basket stanchion, according to a memo from Rod Thorn, the league's president..." August 26

  • Trading Rajon Rondo ‘not a high priority’ for Celtics

    Boston Globe "Avery Bradley talks glowingly of Avery Bradley III, mentioning that his son is totally attached to his father, crying for long stretches when Dad hits the gym for one of his three daily workouts. Bradley’s mind is free entering his fifth NBA season. He just agreed to a four-year, $32 million..." August 25

  • Healthy Avery Bradley prepared to lead by example

    Boston Globe "Avery Bradley talks glowingly of Avery Bradley III, mentioning that his son is totally attached to his father, crying for long stretches when Dad hits the gym for one of his three daily workouts. Bradley’s mind is free entering his fifth NBA season. He just agreed to a four-year, $32 million..." August 24

  • Pistons' Monroe potential 2015 target for Celtics

    CSN New England "When you look at the most significant deals made by Danny Ainge in shaping this storied franchise, circumstances, as much as the Celtics mystique, worked in his favor. The Seattle SuperSonics (now Oklahoma City Thunder) were in salary-dump mode in 2007, which allowed the Celtics to pull off a..." August 20

  • Why hasn't Evan Turner been officially signed yet? Here are some theories

    Celtics Blog "It was announced in late July that Evan Turner had agreed to terms with the Celtics. The terms haven't announced but it is believed to be a 2 year deal for a portion of the Mid Level Exception (so it will be less than $5M per year). For some reason, however, the deal has yet to be officially..." August 19

  • Tim Frazier of Penn St. gets camp contract from Celtics

    Celtics Blog "Just in case the Celtics didn't have enough point guards in training camp, they're set up to have another now. Penn State Basketball: Tim Frazier Signs Training Camp Deal with Boston Celtics Full details have yet to be announced, but Penn State will have a player in an NBA camp for the first..." August 19

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    Basketball Insiders @BBallInsiders

    Sources close to the process in both Boston and Sacramento are adamantly denying that a Rajon Rondo deal is being discussed.

  • Reports: Faverani arrested for drunk driving

    ESPN Boston "Boston Celtics center Vitor Faverani was arrested for drunk driving on Sunday in Spain, according to multiple overseas reports. Faverani reportedly collided with a bus after running a red light in Valencia, according to La Opinion de Malaga. The paper reported there were no injuries, but noted..." August 18

  • Fellow Kentucky Wildcat Rajon Rondo was Nerlens Noel’s “biggest helper” through rehab

    Pro Basketball Talk "Early prediction time: I’m picking Nerlens Noel to win Rookie of the Year. After seeing him play at Summer League, after he got that “Blake Griffin year” to be around the league without playing, with the touches he’ll get in Philadelphia, he’s my preseason call. Noel would not be bouncing back..." August 15

  • Reconsidering the Celtics' 'limbo' and where they go from here

    CBSSports.com "Danny Ainge isn't exactly one for strict deadlines. The Celtics GM waited until the last possible moment to bail on the Big 3 era when he finally, mercifully traded Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to Brooklyn last summer. After 2012's noble effort in nearly knocking off the Heat, it was just too..." August 14

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    David Pick @IAmDPick

    Former Duke star Nolan Smith signed with Turkish finalist Galatasaray. Pending sponsor deal to make official.

  • Celtics Kelly Olynyk confirms report that he injured wrist, downplays concerns

    MassLive.com "During a community event at Canobie Lake Park in Salem, N.H., Boston Celtics big man Kelly Olynyk "downplayed concerns" about a recent right wrist injury, ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg reported Tuesday afternoon. According to Forsberg, Olynyk was "coy" about the injury, but confirmed an internet..." August 13

  • Reports: Colton Iverson signs deal to play in Spain

    CSN New England "Colton Iverson has been number-crunched out of the Celtics roster once again. Iverson has signed a one-year deal to play in Spain on the team Laboral Kutxa of the Euroleague, according to multiple reports. Iverson was drafted by the Celtics with the No. 53 pick in the second round of the..." August 13

  • NBA releases 2014-2015 schedule: Spurs host Mavs in season opener

    CBSSports.com "The NBA announced its 2014-2015 schedule Wednesday, and for the first time in seven years, LeBron James will not feature on its opening night. The season opens Tuesday, October 28th with the defending champion San Antonio Spurs raising their fifth banner before taking on the Dallas Mavericks...." August 13

  • Marcus Smart learns from campers

    Boston Herald "Celtics rookie Marcus Smart has spent the last few days helping to bridge the gap between teens on opposite ends of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Smart, along with ex-Celtic Brian Scalabrine and Philadelphia 76ers rookies Joel Embiid and Jerami Grant, were special guests at the Seeds of..." August 09

  • Celtics trying hard to trade Brandon Bass for value

    Pro Basketball Talk "By trading Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to the Nets and letting Doc Rivers leave for the Clippers, the Celtics headed in a new direction last offseason. Sure enough, Boston went 25-57 and missed the playoffs for the first time in seven years. Now, with Kevin Love headed to Cleveland,..." August 08

  • Zeller on trade to Celtics: It was a great surprise

    CSN New England "It won't go down as a blockbuster trade - or fireworks, if you will - but the Celtics did acquire a young center this summer in Tyler Zeller from the Cleveland Cavaliers. Boston has been in need of a center essentially since the team traded away Kendrick Perkins a few seasons ago. Is Zeller..." August 07

  • Celtics center Vitor Faverani arrested for drunk driving in Spain

    Pro Basketball Talk "Well, the Celtics are in the off-season news now, but not in a good way. Boston’s backup center Vitor Faverani has been arrested in Valencia, Spain, on drunk driving charges, something reported by El Mercantil Valenciano and passed along here first by Celtics Blog. According to the reports..." August 05

  • "I'm Coming Home" A Brian Scalabrine Parody

    CSN New England "Before anyone cared where I would play basketball, I was a kid raised in Enumclaw, Washington. It’s where I walked. It’s where I ran. It’s where I did a paper route at age six. It’s always held a special place in my heart. From the moment I signed with the Celtics, I knew this was my new home...." August 05

  • Celtics first rounder James Young cleared after concussion in car crash

    Pro Basketball Talk "James Young, coming out of Kentucky, was in a car crash that caused him to miss several pre-draft workouts. Possibly as a result, he slid to No. 17, where the Celtics drafted him. Young also missed summer league, not necessarily a career-altering setback but a concern nonetheless. Whenever a..." August 03

  • 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

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    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

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    gary washburn @GwashburnGlobe

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

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    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

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