CELTICS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Boston Celtics Should Part Ways With Amir Johnson

With a $12 million team option for the Boston Celtics with Amir Johnson, they need to evaluate whether or not they are better off parting ways with one of the most reliable pieces of their front court from last season. The bottom line is that Johnson did nothing to suggest that the Celtics should resign […] Boston Celtics Should Part Ways With Amir Johnson - Hardwood Houdini -...
Via Hardwood Houdini
13 hours ago

Trading Terry Rozier Wouldn’t Be a Terrible Idea

A lot of eyebrows were raised when the Boston Celtics selected Terry Rozier with the 16th overall pick out of Louisville last year. He put together a very good sophomore season at Louisville but the Celtics already had a guard-heavy lineup and it seemed like somewhat of a stretch to pick Rozier in the middle of […] Trading Terry Rozier Wouldn’t Be a Terrible Idea - Hardwood...
Via Hardwood Houdini
21 hours ago

Four players the Boston Celtics should target in the draft

The NBA playoffs are in full swing, with what should be an exhilarating finals being right around the corner. The Boston Celtics are hoping to find themselves in their own dramatic playoff storyline a year from now, and are thinking big blockbuster moves to make it happen. Their third overall pick in the NBA draft seems to be their answer, but they hold other chips which can be used...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics Have a Lot of Freedom to Take Risks

The Boston Celtics are in an incredible position where they do not have to worry about taking the kind of risks that would otherwise be potentially detrimental in a different situation. Draft picks, cap space and a coach that will get something out of any talent allows them to accommodate risky plays, that may wind […] Boston Celtics Have a Lot of Freedom to Take Risks - Hardwood...
Via Hardwood Houdini
1 day ago

Boston Celtics fun trades: Carmelo Anthony

The Boston Celtics are looking for a star and, with Durant even more unlikely to leave the Thunder after their postseason success, it looks as though the best way to acquire a top 20 player is through a trade.  Boston has the treasure trove of assets to woo a star player away from a team looking to unload one but the market appears to be thinning out as both the Clippers and Kings...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What are Boston's free agency options this offseason?

The Celtics are in a rare position they haven't been in for several years. With huge contracts lining the roster going into summer's free agency period, the team is usually only in position to make minor moves. This season, however, Boston has a good chunk of spending money to help add a few key pieces that may just turn the team into a title contender.We've all heard about the big...
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Why Celtics should trade for 76ers C Nerlens Noel

Nerlens Noel could soon be on the move from the 76ers. (Dan Hamilton/USA Today Sports) As Danny Ainge and co. head toward next month’s NBA draft, there’s a potential move available that the Celtics may want to explore. In an interview with ESPN South Jersey 97.3, ESPN’s Chad Ford said he believes there’s a very good chance the 76ers will trade either Jahlil Okafor or Nerlens...
Via Green Street
2 days ago

Nerlens Noel is reportedly on the block and the Celtics should pounce

The NBA draft on June 23 is now less than a month away so trade rumors should start filtering in at a quicker pace.Those rumors will likely have a healthy dose of Boston mentions since the team has a total of eight picks in the first and second round including the No. 3 overall pick and plenty of young players already on the roster who may interest other teams. Another team that...
Via Celtics Life
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics report card: Grading the wings and swings

COMMENTARY As Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge embarks on the biggest offseason of his latest rebuild in Boston, an integral part of the process will be evaluating his team’s own assets. Ainge’s roster took a major step forward in the 2015-2016 regular season with an eight-win improvement over last year’s campaign, but several weaknesses […] The post...
Via Boston.com
2 days ago

How about a Joakim Noah and Al Horford reunion on the Celtics?

Yesterday, Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun Times wrote the following about free agent Joakim Noah:Noah has been telling teammates in recent weeks that he was done with the organization once free agency begins, and 'has no trust in the front office getting this in the right direction,' according to a Bulls player.However, Noah's agent, Bill Duffy, told the Chicago Tribune the following...
Via Celtics Life
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bradley makes 1st Team All Defense, Crowder just misses 2nd team

Avery Bradley was a defensive monster this year, and he’s finally been rewarded by making the NBA’s 1st Team All Defense (he was on the 2nd team three years ago). Bradley joins Kawhi Leonard, Draymond Green, DeAndre Jordan and Chris Paul on the 1st team, making him the only Eastern Conference player on the squad. The second team was made up of Tony Allen, Jimmy Butler, Hassan...
Via Red's Army
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Rumors: Do Celtics Have A Shot At Brandon Ingram With No. 3 Pick?

The Boston Celtics hold the No. 3 pick in the upcoming draft, but reportedly could end up with the No. 2 prospect — forward Brandon Ingram. Lakersnation.com reported Monday the Los Angeles Lakers are considering taking big man Dragan Bender with the second-overall pick. If true, things just got very, very interesting for the C’s. Check out the video above for more on how the...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge: Celtics won’t mortgage future for short-term success

Following their second consecutive early-round playoff exit, the Boston Celtics seem to be on the verge of breaking through in the Eastern Conference. With a ton of young talent and assets available to them in the upcoming NBA Draft, the expectation has to be that Boston wants to make a huge move to reach contending status. Always thinking as much about the long term as he is about...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics 2016 Starting Lineup Prediction

2015 was a largely successful season for the Boston Celtics. Now, with the money and assets they need in their hands, they need to do something big to get into actual contention for a Finals appearance. Here is my prediction for their starting lineup next season: Point Guard: Isaiah Thomas Thomas was clearly the most talented player on the Celtics this past season. He led the team...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons predicts Celtics will trade for Jahlil Okafor

The Boston Celtics have the No. 3 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, and it seems like a foregone conclusion that they are going to trade it. The only question is how much they can get for it in what is considered a two-player draft. Bill Simmons believes the Celtics will trade the No. 3 pick to the Philadelphia 76ers for Jahlil Okafor. “I think the guy they’re going to trade...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kris Dunn’s agents trying to avoid teams with young, established PGs

Projected top-five pick Kris Dunn won’t have to wait long to hear his name called on draft night, but his agents would prefer he not go to a team with young, established point guards. As reported by The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Dunn’s camp did not submit their client to get a physical at the NBA combine, so they will control which teams have access to his medical records...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics would need to surrender No. 3 to trade for Jimmy Butler

The Boston Celtics have the pieces in place to form the NBA’s next great superteam. One problem—they might not want to. Danny Ainge and the Celtics just landed the third pick in the 2016 draft via the lottery. While not a bad slot, it puts the team out of the running for both Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram, meaning a guy as savvy as Ainge might just decide to up and trade the...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Boston Celtics, Danny Ainge Presser after NBA Draft Lottery - Full Version

Full Press Conference with Danny Aigne and Boston Celtics Media, following the NBA Draft Lottery 2016
Via YouTube
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Draft Lottery Recap… Celtics land at three and Dikembe Mutombo is an oracle

I always wondered what it would be like to head into the “top three” commercial break with visions of the number one pick dancing in my head. The Celtics envelop had not been pulled and personally, I spent the next two and a half minutes envisioning Brandon Ingram raining threes or Ben Simmons playing point forward under Brad Stevens. It didn’t take long for those dreams to...
Via Red's Army
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Olynyk had shoulder surgery yesterday

Kelly Olynyk (left), file photo. BOSTON, MA – The Boston Celtics announced today that Kelly Olynyk yesterday underwent a successful right shoulder arthroscopy for recurrent subluxations. He will begin an immediate rehabilitation program and the time frame for his return to basketball activities has not yet been determined. Boston Celtics Yesterday, while many of us were speculating...
Via Red's Army
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Revisiting Boston Celtics’ Luck In NBA Draft Lottery History

When it comes to the NBA Draft Lottery, the Boston Celtics haven’t had much luck. After winning 16 titles through 1986, Boston endured a string of bad luck and misfortune on and off the court, and the draft lottery has been a major part of that. The C’s have another shot at the No. 1 pick on Tuesday night, when the 2016 NBA Draft Lottery takes place. Boston has a 15.6 percent...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 NBA Draft Lottery: Complete Breakdown Of Boston Celtics’ Odds

The Boston Celtics have a 15.6 percent chance of winning the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft when the draft lottery takes place Tuesday night. Boston hasn’t owned the top pick since 1980, when it traded the selection, as well as No. 13, to the Golden State Warriors for center Robert Parish and the No. 3 pick, which turned out to be power forward Kevin McHale. Parish and McHale...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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