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Tyler Zeller among league's most underrated players?

Seven months ago, Tyler Zeller was trade filler, valued simply as a shedded contract that allowed the Cavaliers to bring LeBron James and Kevin Love to Cleveland. Things have changed a bit since then. The Celtics acquired Zeller, shooting guard Marcus Thornton and a Cleveland first-round pick last July 10 in a three-team deal with the Cavs and Nets. Though Zeller averaged 6.9 points...
Via Celtics Life
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Where are they now? The 2008 Boston Celtics Championship Team (Players Edition)

It’s been a while since Banner 17! Francis does some sleuthing, and finds out what our proud Celtics from that championship run have been up to. No views yet
Via In The Neutral Zone
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Smart to miss game against Warriors

As reported by the Celtics, Marcus Smart will not play against the Warriors tomorrow due to a death in his family. On behalf of CelticsLife, our deepest condolences to Marcus Smart and his family. Marcus Smart (family death) will not be with the Celtics for Sunday's game against the Warriors. He will rejoin the team in Salt Lake City.— Boston Celtics (@celtics) January 25, 2015
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kelly Olynyk Out For At Least A Month With Ankle Injury

According to coach Brad Stevens, Boston Celtics big man Kelly Olynyk will likely miss the next month and possibly more with a sprained ankle. 
Via CLNS Radio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics looking to trade Tayshaun Prince

The Boston Celtics acquired veteran forward Tayshaun Prince in the deal that sent Jeff Green to the Memphis Grizzlies, and now it appears that they would like to trade him prior to the February 19th trading deadline. Prince is still a perfect veteran presence for a contender to pick up at a cheap price, and there will likely be plenty of teams that show some level of interest...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Celtics’ Pressey has unique way to get through screens

Sometimes you got to think out of the box and that’s just what Boston’s Phil Pressey did against the Nuggets. Seeing a screen coming his way, instead of running around it, maybe slicing between the defender, Pressey goes all out and fights through the screen. Like literally through the screen. As in underneath the defender’s legs. No joke! Brilliant Phil! I guess being short...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: Week in Review

The Boston Celtics went 2-1 over the course of the week, which included strong wins at Portland and Denver.
Via CLNS Radio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Even with an uncertain future, Tayshaun Prince is producing for the Celtics

When Tayshaun Prince's name was included in the Jeff Green trade last week, nobody expected the 34-year old to play a second in Celtic green. While waiting to hear what his future holds, Prince, in only two games, has proved valuable to the young C's squad.The 12-year old veteran, who won a title in 2004 with Detroit, could have asked for a buyout, refusing to suit up for the Celts...
Via Celtics Life
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sporting News: Brad Stevens Leaving Celtics For Indiana Was Media ‘Delusion’

Brad Stevens is not walking out that door. As the Boston Celtics limp through Stevens’ second season as head coach — Thursday’s last-second win over the Portland Trail Blazers notwithstanding — rumors have swirled about the former Butler coach eyeing a return to the college basketball ranks. These rumors refuse to die despite Stevens refuting them...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump…Where Ainge’s history as GM is quantified in baseball metrics

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. For this exercise, we’ll consider former, current or potential perennial NBA All-Stars a home run, go-to options a triple, front-end rotation players a double and other noteworthy contributors a single. Players...
Via Red's Army
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Game #40 Recap: Evan Turner nails game-winning three to lift Celtics over Portland

The Celtics jumped out to an early lead, then lost it, then came back and won it late. A great heads-up play from Jared Sullinger in the waning minutes of the fourth quarter led to an Evan Turner game-winning three to help Boston snap their three game losing streak.
Via CLNS Radio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Boston Celtics Will Not Make The Playoffs In 2015

Since the beginning of the NBA season back in 2014 the Boston Celtics organization has been under a lot of pressure from local media and fans. Which is why the past few weeks have been busy for the Boston Celtics, and why it’s been a busy season overall, as well. The Celtics went from being a slightly below-average team with a chance to make the playoffs to a team that now seems...
Via The Awesome Boston
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Buying the Celtics was a good investment for Wyc & Co.

According to Forbes, the Celtics are the 4th most valuable franchise in the NBA: #4 Boston Celtics Current value: $1.7 billion Revenue: $173 million Operating income: $55 million The Celtics are one of the NBA’s most profitable teams since they pay no rent at TD Garden and pull in over $60 million a year in local television revenue, including their equity stake in Comcast SportsNet...
Via Red's Army
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Marcus Smart is silencing his critics

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “Marcus is probably playing as well in his role as he has all year,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. “He’s been in a lot of games at the end, especially games he’s playing well. He would probably say...
Via Red's Army
4 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Players Most Likely to Be Part of the Boston Celtics’ Future

Could Jared Sullinger (7) and Kelly Olynyk (41) be a part of the Boston Celtics’ future plans? (Mandatory Credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) With the way the Boston Celtics’ front office has been wheeling and dealing this year, it’s hard to tell if anyone on the current roster is part of the team’s future plans. However, as hard as it is to believe, this current team...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Can’t Handle DeAndre Jordan As Clippers Hold On For Matinee Win

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Celtics whittled a 23-point deficit down to three Monday afternoon, but an improbable victory ultimately eluded them in a 102-93 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center. OFFENSE SLEEPS IN The Celtics could get nothing done offensively in the first half, hitting just one of their first 12 shots and never elevating their...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: Rebuild Continues

The Boston Celtics accelerated their rebuilding phase this week  with several trades. Leading scorer and forward Jeff Green was dealt to the Memphis Grizzlies in a three-team trade that netted the Celtics  guards Austin Rivers and Tayshaun Prince and a protected first round pick (Memphis). The New Orleans Pelicans acquired forward Quincy Pondexter and the Grizzlies second round...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Are All the Celtics’ Draft Picks Worth It?

2014 first round draft picks Marcus Smart (36) and James Young (13) were the first in a line of draft picks in the Celtics’ current rebuilding phase. (Mandatory Credit: AP Photo/Steven Senne) More trades, more players going out, more draft picks coming in. That seems to be the trend with the Boston Celtics these days, as the team has taken part in nine trades over the course of...
Via The Sports Journal
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics’ Brandon Bass Drawing No Serious Trade Offers

Danny Ainge would not say Monday if the Boston Celtics were done making deals, but for now, at least, the team might be forced to take a trade hiatus. That’s because Brandon Bass, the veteran forward who seems like a natural to be the next to go in the Celtics’ garage sale, “has yet to attract any serious offers,” Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

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