Celtics Rumors & News

  • Chauncey Billups: Celtics Better Destination For Durant Than Lakers

    NESN "Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant is able to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, and there would be no shortage of suitors if the All-Star forward hit the market. The Boston Celtics reportedly believe Durant will give them a visit if he reaches free agency, and they..." May 02

  • Celtics coach Brad Stevens wants Evan Turner back in green

    ESPN Boston "Evan Turner is admittedly intrigued by his impending foray into unrestricted free agency, but he's not necessarily excited. If he had his druthers, he would simply sign somewhere on July 1 and be done with it. It won't be that simple, particularly if Turner gives strong consideration to returning..." May 01

  • Isaiah Thomas: 'I promise you I'll be back better'

    ESPN "The day after the Boston Celtics' 2015-16 season ended with a Game 6 loss to the Atlanta Hawks in the opening round of the Eastern Conference playoffs, Isaiah Thomas remained emotional about the team's early postseason exit. "Man, it still hurts," said Thomas, who had visibly red eyes after..." April 30

  • Report: Celtics believe Kevin Durant will visit in free agency

    NESN "The Boston Celtics’ season ended on a bittersweet note Thursday. But before Celtics fans start feeling too down, here’s a friendly reminder: The fun begins now. With Boston’s season officially over after the Atlanta Hawks eliminated them in the first round, the focus shifts to the offseason and..." April 29

  • Isaiah Thomas Can’t Predict The Celtics’ Offseason Because ‘We Ain’t Got No Michael Jordan’

    Dime Magazine "The best season of the Brad Stevens era came just in time for the Boston Celtics. No summer since 2012 has been more important for the future of Danny Ainge’s organization than this one. By way of a long past trade with the Brooklyn Nets that began a supposedly arduous rebuilding project, the..." April 29

  • Dominique: 'Wish I could suit up for the last 30 seconds just to say I beat Boston'

    The Score "Basketball Hall of Famer and former Atlanta Hawks star Dominique Wilkins was never able to get past the Eastern Conference semifinals during his tenure with the franchise, thanks in large part to the dynasty Boston Celtics. The Hawks and Celtics squared off in the playoffs on three occasions..." April 29

  • Hawks finally find way to eliminate Celtics

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- It took nearly 60 years, but the Atlanta Hawks finally found a way to beat the Boston Celtics in the playoffs. Atlanta hadn't won a postseason series against Boston since 1958, the year they won their lone NBA title. The Hawks had also lost 10 straight playoff games in Boston..." April 28

  • Hawks overcome slow start to beat Celtics

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- There was no comeback on Tuesday night. The Atlanta Hawks overcame a sluggish start with a sizzling run that put away the Boston Celtics 110-83 in Game 5 of an Eastern Conference first-round playoff series at Philips Arena. Forward Mike Scott came off the bench to score 17..." April 27

  • Isaiah Thomas on sprained ankle: 'I'm playing no matter what'

    WEEI Boston "With 10:14 remaining in a playoff game the Celtics trailed by 29 points, Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas landed awkwardly on his left ankle, suffering a mild ankle sprain. “With this team, I’ve seen just enough crazy stuff to think that we might be able to get back in it and give them a chance from..." April 27

  • Craig Sager Helped Talk Dennis Rodman Out of Committing Suicide in 1993

    Complex "Dennis Rodman thought long and hard about taking his own life back in 1993, and in the past, he hasn’t shied away from talking about it. He wrote about his suicidal thoughts in his 1996 book, Bad As I Wanna Be, and during an interview on In Depth with Graham Bensinger in 2011, he spoke openly..." April 26

  • Celtics down Hawks in OT, even series

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Evan Turner called Boston Celtics teammate Marcus Smart the best player on the court Sunday night at TD Garden. He probably was right -- and this was in a game that saw Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap go off for 45 points. Smart scored 20 points, grabbed eight rebounds,..." April 24

  • NBA won't suspend Celtics' Thomas for altercation with Schroder

    The Score "The NBA will not suspend Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas for his altercation with Atlanta Hawks point guard Dennis Schroder in Game 3. However, Thomas was retroactively assessed a flagrant-1 foul. Thomas took a swipe at Schroder's head during the first quarter of Friday's contest...." April 24

  • NBA fines Celtics' Marcus Smart $5,000 for exaggerated Game 3 flop

    CBS Sports "In his two years at Oklahoma State, Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart never declared a major. This may have given Smart the freedom to pursue classes he was interested in. Like maybe acting. On Friday, Smart showed off his flair for the dramatics with a flop in Game 3 against the Atlanta Hawks." April 23

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    Chris Forsberg @ESPNForsberg

    Source: No suspension for Isaiah Thomas.

  • Inspired Thomas scores 42 in Celtics' win

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Isaiah Thomas received pregame texts of encouragement from the "other" Isiah Thomas and Allen Iverson before the Boston Celtics' playoff game against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night. "This" Isaiah Thomas then went out and scored 42 points to help breathe life into the Celtics'..." April 23

  • Isaiah Thomas says he hit Dennis Schroder in head unintentionally

    Larry Brown Sports "Isaiah Thomas may be facing potential discipline from the league for hitting Dennis Schroder in the head during the first half of Game 3 of the Hawks-Celtics playoff series on Friday, but the Celtics star does not think a penalty is deserved. Thomas scored 42 points in Boston’s 111-103 win over..." April 23

  • Isaiah Thomas could face suspension for blow to head of Dennis Schröder

    Sporting News "Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas could be suspended for hitting the Hawks' Dennis Schröder in the head during their playoff game Friday night. Late in the first quarter, Thomas appeared to take a swing at Schröder as the Hawks guard ran up the court after a layup. Schröder turned around in..." April 23

  • Olynyk won't play Game 3 vs. Hawks

    The Score "The Boston Celtics will once again be without the services of center Kelly Olynyk on Friday night at the TD Garden for Game 3 with the Atlanta Hawks. Head coach Brad Stevens informed reporters that Olynyk will not play for a second consecutive game due to a sore right shoulder. "They've been..." April 22

  • NBA Players Admit to Checking Their Cell Phones at Halftime

    Complex "It’s been more than seven years now since Charlie Villanueva made headlines—and pissed off then-Bucks head coach Scott Skiles—by sending out this tweet at halftime of a Milwaukee game And while most NBA players have refrained from tweeting during games since then, they apparently haven’t..." April 21

  • The Celtics' synergy can't handle losing Avery Bradley

    ESPN "Avery Bradley is not actually this good. He is uniquely important to Boston's specific collection of puzzle pieces, and the Celtics' Game 2 poop-fest in Atlanta laid it bare: for a team built on the synergy and ferocity of its depth, sometimes it only takes one injury for everything to..." April 20

  • Hawks shoot past short-handed Celtics

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Kyle Korver busted out of a shooting slump and buried the banged-up Boston Celtics with a barrage of first-half 3-pointers, and the Atlanta Hawks rolled to an 89-72 win in Tuesday at Philips Arena. The Hawks grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first-round Eastern Conference playoff series,..." April 19

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    Boston Celtics @celtics

    #NEBHInjuryReport: Brad Stevens says Avery Bradley will undergo an MRI on Wednesday back in Boston.

  • Celtics' Bradley unlikely to return in Hawks series

    Boston Herald "Avery Bradley wouldn’t rule out his chances of returning in this Eastern Conference first-round series, but he also admitted he heard his right hamstring pop in the fourth quarter of the Celtics’ 102-101 loss to the Atlanta Hawks in Game 1. Bradley teammates seem to be dreading the injury more...." April 17

  • Avery Bradley exits Game 1 with hamstring strain, set for MRI on Sunday

    Mass Live "Standing against a back wall of the locker room, Avery Bradley called for assistance. Barely able to bend his leg, he had just limped across the floor. He waved a Boston Celtics staffer over to his side and sat down in a chair. "I need your help," Bradley said. In the wake of a regrettable,..." April 17

  • Mavericks' Lee will miss at least 2 games vs. Thunder

    The Score "Power forward David Lee will miss at least the first two contests in the Dallas Mavericks' first-round matchup against the Oklahoma City Thunder due to a torn plantar fascia in his right heel. Lee has been a pleasant surprise since signing with the Mavericks in February. The 32-year-old is..." April 16

  • Details on Who Pulled out of Gasol, Butler Trade Talks

    CSN Chicago "When a team like the Chicago Bulls was dependent on the woebegone Brooklyn Nets to throw them a life preserver in order to keep slim playoff hopes alive earlier this week, it isn’t merely a failure at one level at the expense of another. Not as simple as Tom Thibodeau’s departure and not as..." April 14

  • Celtics stun Heat with biggest comeback of season

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Coming off double-digit losses the previous two games, the Boston Celtics talked about playing with more aggression in their regular-season finale against the Miami Heat with Eastern Conference playoff seeding on the line. It took the Celtics until the second half to unleash their..." April 13

  • Sources: NBA owners expected to pass rule allowing ads on jerseys

    ESPN "NBA owners are scheduled to vote this week on putting ads on jerseys for the 2017-18 season, multiple sources told ESPN. The measure is expected to pass, according to sources. Several teams have begun testing the market to sell the potentially lucrative ads, which would be placed in a..." April 12

  • Lin leads Hornets past Celtics

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- The Charlotte Hornets cannot gain homecourt advantage for the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. They are destined to finish either fifth or sixth regardless of what happens over the next two nights. But Monday night, a Hornets team that has struggled on the road, put..." April 11

  • Celtics will reportedly sign John Holland for remainder of season

    Boston "The Celtics plan to fill their final open roster spot on Monday with 27-year-old swingman John Holland, according to a report from Shams Charania of The Vertical. The agreement will be a two-year deal, with the final season being non-guaranteed. The 6’5’’ shooting guard/small forward starred..." April 11

  • Ainge: Celtics not a title contender; players want to prove him wrong

    Boston Herald "Danny Ainge was just being honest — and such stuff can be rather startling in the NBA. Teams generally put the best possible spin on their situation. You know, they lie. But Ainge wasn’t about to insult followers of the Celtics when he did his weekly radio interview on The Sports Hub. The..." April 09

  • Zeller helps Celtics move into a tie for third in East

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics enter their final three games of the regular season with a very real chance to finish third in the Eastern Conference. Friday night's 124-109 drubbing of the depleted Milwaukee Bucks moved the Celtics back into a tie with the Atlanta Hawks in the conference and..." April 08

  • Celtics sweat out win over Pelicans

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Brad Stevens had a feeling his team, coming off a five-game western trip and battling for playoff position, could be in for a rough time Wednesday night. Yes, even against the decimated New Orleans Pelicans. "I thought we looked a little road weary, but on those nights you..." April 07

  • All Isaiah Thomas Needed Was to be Wanted

    SB Nation "Isaiah Thomas was lying on the ground and he wasn’t in much of a hurry to get back up. He had landed hard on his elbow after taking a foul from Miami’s Dwyane Wade and also suffered what a team doctor later suggested was the deepest back bruise he had ever seen. That diagnosis, along with two..." April 06

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    Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt

    Shaquille O'Neal, Jerry Reinsdorf Sheryl Swoopes and Yao Ming join Iverson, Izzo in 2016 Basketball Hall of Fame class.

  • Celtics clinch playoff berth with victory over Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- With a playoff berth in hand, Isaiah Thomas and the Boston Celtics are seeking higher ground in the Eastern Conference playoff race. "We want to finish the best possible way we can, and that seed is the third seed," Thomas said. "So, hopefully we can keep it and go into the..." April 04

  • Kobe Bryant expected to play in final game vs. Celtics

    L.A. Daily News "The communication has stayed distant, both so Kobe Bryant has space and comfort. But even if he did not have the latest on Bryant’s health, Lakers coach Byron Scott is “assuming” Bryant will play Sunday when the Lakers (16-59) host the Boston Celtics (44-32), for an obvious reason. This will..." April 03

  • Celtics end Warriors home winning streak at 54

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The streak continued Friday night. No, not the Golden State Warriors' incredible run of home wins. That was stopped at 54 when the Boston Celtics out-finished Golden State for a 109-106 victory. The stunning outcome was a direct result of Boston guard Isaiah Thomas'..." April 02

  • Aminu's 28 points carry Blazers past Celtics

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Boston Celtics' game plan was simple Thursday night at the Moda Center: Blanket Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum and make their teammates beat them. It was the perfect time for Al-Farouq "Chief" Aminu to come through with the game of his career for the Portland Trail..." April 01

  • Celtics' Jae Crowder gives thumbs up after practice, not sure if he will play against Portland Trail Blazers

    Mass Live "With a thumbs up, Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder declared himself "good, real good," after his first practice in almost three weeks. His availability for Thursday night's game against the Portland Trail Blazers still isn't known, but Crowder made it through Wednesday's practice without..." March 31

  • Report: Bulls may be open to dealing Butler, Celtics and Magic interested

    The Score "Whether the Chicago Bulls make the playoffs or not, it's been a disappointing season in the Windy City, and the team is now open to trading franchise player Jimmy Butler as a result, according to The Vertical's Chris Mannix. The Boston Celtics, who reportedly inquired about Butler's..." March 31

  • The Power and Polarity of Peter Vecsey

    The Big Lead "It was a late afternoon in early December 1997. Peter Vecsey had an 8 pm deadline for his New York Post column, which ran three times per week, but the Golden State Warriors weren’t returning his calls. Vecsey had recently reported that Latrell Sprewell was on the trade block, and was trying to..." March 30

  • Who's in and who's out for Team USA Basketball's 2016 Olympics roster?

    SB Nation "Team USA Basketball will try to take home its third consecutive gold medal when they head to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics. But before Team USA officially begins that quest, they must select a 12-man roster. USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo and head coach Mike..." March 30

  • Paul hurts ankle as Clippers club Celtics

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Doc Rivers couldn't resist needling Los Angeles Lakers' fans after Paul Pierce went down with an ankle injury Monday night. "It is his ankle, which is good news, because when he went down I thought it was his knee," Rivers said. "Of course, the Lakers' fans thought they were..." March 29

  • Celtics Low-Balled Cavs On Kevin Love Offer At Deadline

    Real GM Basketball "The Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics discussed a Kevin Love trade at the deadline, but talks died when Danny Ainge only offered a low-ball package David Griffin wouldn't consider." March 29

  • NBA's Jae Crowder -- Baby Mama Arrested ... Alleged Spit Attack at Celtics Game

    TMZ "Dramatic night for Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder -- because his baby mama got arrested AT HIS GAME Monday night for allegedly spitting on another woman at Staples Center. TMZ Sports has confirmed ... Dana Lambert was arrested for simple battery last night while Jae's Celtics were in the..." March 29

  • Pierce thinks Celtics can land a star free agent

    Boston "The Celtics have never landed a star via free agency, but Paul Pierce believes that trend could be coming to an end rather soon. The Clipper forward has been impressed recently with how Danny Ainge has rebuilt the team’s current roster following the team’s decision to trade him and Kevin..." March 29

  • Game status of Jae Crowder to be evaluated after Wednesday practice return

    ESPN "Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder is scheduled to return to practice Wednesday and his availability for game action will be re-evaluated after that session, coach Brad Stevens told reporters in Los Angeles on Monday. Crowder, sidelined by a high ankle sprain since March 11, will miss his..." March 28

  • Celtics GM wasn't 'trying' to trade Pierce or Garnett at time of Nets deal

    CBS Sports "Celtics GM wasn't 'trying' to trade Pierce or Garnett at time of Nets deal By Matt Moore | NBA writer March 27, 2016 3:01 pm ET In a wide-ranging piece as part of a follow-up to an in-depth column on the Boston Celtics, Sports Illustrated's Andrew Sharp spoke with GM Danny Ainge about the..." March 28

  • Celtics hang on to defeat Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Isaiah Thomas was making his return to Phoenix, but it was Avery Bradley who had the more adventurous trip to the Valley of the Sun. Thomas scored a game-high 28 points in his first game in Phoenix since being traded a year ago and Bradley added 15 as the Boston Celtics, after..." March 27

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