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Boston Celtics: Start Isaiah Thomas Next Season?

Source: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images North America By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… If you watched the Celtics with Isaiah Thomas, there is no doubting that he is easily their best player. However, he was used as a sixth man and I think that no team’s best offensive player should be a reserve, it just doesn’t make sense, as they wont get the minutes they should...
Via HoopStuff
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics News & Notes From May 22: Celtics Interested in DeMarre Carroll; Kosta Koufos Is A Possibility; Justin Anderson A Fan Of Brad Stevens

Via CLNS Radio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Celtics slighted in FiveThirtyEight rankings of greatest teams

Nate Silver and his team of brainiacs at FiveThirtyEight have released new rankings of the best NBA teams of all-time. And here’s the top 10…   One Celtics team in the top 10? 17 championship teams and one makes the top 10??? Before I start spouting off, let’s look at the criteria: The ratings depend only on the final score of each game and where it was played (home-court...
Via Red's Army
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Team President Rich Gotham speaks on Celtics' future, 'we're further ahead than we though''s Marc D'Amico recently sat down with Rich Gotham.  The topics of conversation included Gotham's faith in Danny Ainge, executing the rebuilding plan, pleasing the fans and luring free agents. Follow Mark Vandeusen on Twitter @LucidSportsFan
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics Draft History: Nights to Remember

Part 1 of a 6 part series looking back at some memorable NBA draft nights for this Celtic fan.
Via CLNS Radio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics prioritizing re-signing SF Jae Crowder

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The Boston Celtics surprised the NBA this past season and were able to make it to the NBA Playoffs. Unfortunately, they ran into the Cleveland Cavaliers and were swept out of the playoffs immediately. According to a report from Adam Himmelsbach, the Celtics have prioritized re-signing small forward Jae Crowder this coming offseason. Celtics pres...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics owner Pagliuca takes over Boston's 2024 Olympic bid

BOSTON (AP) The group leading the bid to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston is shaking up its management. Boston Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca is taking over the bid committee, replacing construction magnate John Fish. The group is trying to revive its chances of bringing the Summer Games to the city after early stumbles left the USOC second-guessing its decision to pick Boston...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens in spotlight during ESPN Radio appearance

Continuing his rise in the ranks of respected NBA coaches, Brad Stevens joined Mike & Mike on ESPN Radio this morning to discuss a wide array of basketball topics. The Celtics’ young mentor weighed in on the use of analytics in the NBA, the best strategy for defending Stephen Curry and the Warriors, how teams approach the draft, and the potential effects of the college...
Via Red's Army
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics may trade up for Willie Cauley-Stein, per report

First, Pacers President Larry Bird called Willie Trill Cauley-Stein “a $100 million player.” Now, the former Boston Celtics great may have competition for Cauley-Stein. A. Sherrod Blakely of CSN New England reports the C’s are interested in moving up to gett Cauley-Stein in the 2015 NBA Draft in hopes of finally landing the franchise center […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Beat w/ Bob Ryan 5/24/15

106: Bob Ryan | Boston Celtics | LeBron James | Kevin Love | 2015 NBA Playoffs| Boston Celtics NBA Off-Season
Via CLNS Radio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Javale McGee better not be an option this off-season

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. The Boston Celtics were close to signing JaVale McGee back in March when the Philadelphia 76ers released him and thus made him a free agent.  Could a second go-around be the charm? Despite the failed efforts...
Via Red's Army
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Post-Lottery Mock Draft: Who Should the Celtics Select?

Now that the lottery has concluded, analysts and NBA executives have a better idea of which prospect will be selected where.  With that in mind, TopSportsReport decided to run an NBA Mock Draft today. Find out who Gavin Felix projects will join Isaiah Thomas, Marcus Smart, and Jared Sulinger as the newest member of the Boston Celtics . NBA Mock Draft Link: http://topsportsreport...
Via TopSportsReport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Who on the Celtics roster should be in their long-term plans?

When your nickname is "Trader" as is the case with Celtics' GM Danny Ainge, there can't be many untouchables on the C's roster. Although Ainge wouldn't hesitate at trading anyone, who should be in consideration for the long-term plans of the team? Isaiah Thomas first comes to mind, but his contract is a gift and a curse. Going into next season, the Celtics spark plug has three years...
Via Celtics Life
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Celtics pursue DeAndre Jordan

One of the biggest weaknesses for the Celtics this past season was their protection at the rim.Boston had an above-average league defense because of guys like Avery Bradley, Jae Crowder and Marcus Smart. Still, get into the paint, and the Celtics defense had some holes.So, how should Boston fill that void? Edward Grennon at ISports Web says the answer might come from Los Angeles...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Boston Celtics should pursue DeAndre Jordan

With NBA free agency fast approaching, all sorts of rumors and reports will circulate around the league. A report that surfaced Tuesday reveals that DeAndre Jordan is unhappy in Los Angeles, and may look to move elsewhere during free agency. Jordan is an unrestricted free agent, meaning he can accept any offer and play for any team he wants. The Boston Celtics should definitely...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics readying to do summer league in Las Vegas this year

23 teams already participate in Las Vegas Summer League. It turns out the Celtics will be team No. 24.  It turns out Boston has already announced part of the team that will be in Sin City when LVSL begins July 10. From CLNS Radio: "The Boston Celtics will send Marcus Smart, James Young and Colton Iverson to Las Vegas to participate on the team. Phil Pressey could be added tot he...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Celtics Should Root For Timberwolves To Win 2015 NBA Draft Lottery

The Boston Celtics’ surge into the 2014-15 postseason guaranteed they wouldn’t be participating in the 2015 NBA Draft lottery. But that doesn’t mean they won’t be keeping a close eye on the ping pong balls, with a focus on one team in particular: the Minnesota Timberwolves. As part of a trade that sent forward Brandan Wright to the Phoenix Suns...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Smart named All-Rookie Second Team

Marcus Smart's consistent effort drew praise from Celtics fans throughout the season.Celtics no. 6 overall draft pick Marcus Smart has been named to the All-Rookie Second Team according to ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg: Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart lands on All-Rookie second team. — Chris Forsberg (@ESPNForsberg) May 18, 2015The 6'4 guard averaged...
Via Celtics Life
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Avery Bradley: ‘I Would Love It’ If Paul Pierce Returned To Celtics

Paul Pierce has reached a crossroads in his career, and he’s got some difficult decisions to make, starting with whether he still wants to play basketball. If Pierce does want to continue his remarkable career, Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley is hopeful Pierce once again dons Celtics green before he hangs ’em up. “I would love it if he came back...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Were Offered First Round Pick At Deadline For Avery Bradley

The Boston Celtics rejected a trade offer at the deadline of a first round pick for Avery Bradley. Bradley was on the first season of a four-year, $32 million deal with the Celtics. Bradley is a well-known favorite of Danny Ainge with his versatility on defense.
Via RealGM
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Will Be ‘Very, Very Active’ In Offseason, Assistant GM Says

If the Boston Celtics don’t make any major trades or free-agent signings this summer, it won’t be for a lack of trying. The Celtics plan to be busy in the offseason and have plenty of assets, including young players and draft picks, to make substantial roster changes with the hopes of competing for a championship in the near future. “We’ve got a lot of opportunities to do...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: top options in the upcoming NBA Draft

The Boston Celtics have four picks in the upcoming NBA draft, which takes place on June 25th in Brooklyn, New York.  Due to the Celtics’ late-season playoff push, their first pick comes at 16, outside the lottery and past the point in the draft where teams typically expect to get a true impact player.  There have of course been exceptions. Boston, in fact, made a draft day trade...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bulls management anxious to fire Tom Thibodeau

With a healthy Derrick Rose, the Chicago Bulls look like a team that is poised to make a run at a championship. Even if they do, their head coach could very well be headed elsewhere this summer. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, Bulls management “can’t wait to rid itself” of Tom Thibodeau. It...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Where do the Boston Celtics go from here?

The Boston Celtics’ improbable playoff run came to an abrupt conclusion on Sunday afternoon. The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Celtics, 101-93, on their home floor, completing the series sweep many had predicted. I didn’t think the Cavaliers would sweep the Celtics. Maybe that was a product of being too close to the action. I wouldn’t call myself a Celtic fan, but I am...
Via Crossover Chronicles
25 days ago  |  Discuss

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