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CELTICS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Brandon Bass turns 30, is his time in Boston over?

Brandon Bass turned his jersey number (30) on Thursday. There were times this season when he looked ready to emerge as a consistent veteran leader for the Boston Celtics on the court, and there were times when he looked lost and confused as he did in the round one playoff series against the Cleveland Cavaliers. This makes it especially hard to speculate whether the Celtics will...
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: Week in Review

Eliminated from the playoffs, the Celtics have a long list of needs and wants heading into the offseason.
Via CLNS Radio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics' GM Danny Ainge Finishes 4th In Executive Of The Year

In a season where the Boston Celtics jumped from 25 to 40 regular season victories, GM and President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge was duly acknowledged, finishing 4th in Executive Of The Year voting.
Via CLNS Radio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens talks Celtics future on Zolak & Bertrand

Brad Stevens talked the experience playing the Cavs, the team's future, adjustments he will make, whether Olynyk meant to injure Love and if Isaiah is a starter on the Zolak & Bertrand show today. Check out the audio via CelticsLowdown above or some quotes from the show on CBS Boston.
Via Celtics Life
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where you can bank on the C’s trying to trade for DeMarcus Cousins

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 good news for Boston: Ainge and his staffers are creative, aggressive and understand all of those dynamics as well as anyone. And that’s why the Celtics realize their next major talent infusion is perhaps...
Via Red's Army
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Beat w/ Jay King 5/3/15

103: Jay King | Boston Celtics | 2015 NBA Playoffs| Boston Celtics NBA Off-Season
Via CLNS Radio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A Collection of Creatively Hateful Tweets to Kelly Olynyk

A plethora of fans across America have expressed their recent dismay with what has transpired over the past couple days between Boston Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk and Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love. Although Olynyk does have his backers who claim that Olynyk’s dismantling of Love’s arm is a part of the game, many have expressed vitriol disgust due to the fact that Love...
Via Cavaliers Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics' Gigi Datome won't forget you chanting his name

The Celtics’ season has come to a close and today one player announced he’s making the move home for the offseason. The North End officially has one less man-bun to call its own. Luigi "Gigi" Datome has left the city. Sigh.Before he left on a jet plane, Gigi gave a shout-out to his local Volvo dealer. I get it. I drive a Volvo, Volvo's rock! Maybe that's why I love this so much...
Via Celtics Life
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics questions going into the offseason

What a year. Big time trades, crazy games, a fan-base unsure whether to hope for losses or wins, this Celtics team was extremely interesting. A year after winning 25 games the Celtics gave every fan hope for the future, and got to measure themselves against the best, which is more than anyone can ask for. However, the road is still a long way from being completed. This was a perfect...
Via Red's Army
4 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Free Agents: Who’s Coming Back, Who’s Heading Out?

As the Boston Celtics players return home for the offseason, Danny Ainge & Co. are preparing to get to work. This is shaping up to be another busy summer for the Celtics, as all signs point to Ainge making another bid to land the kind of big-time name the team failed to bring in in last year. Before we worry about any potential new faces, though, let’s take a look at Boston’s...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

No beef with Boston

I have no problem with how the Boston Celtics played in their first round series against the Cavaliers. Yes, they were dirty. Yes, they were underhanded. Yes, Kelly Olynyk yanked Kevin Love’s shoulder out of its socket and Isaiah Thomas grabbed at an inbounds pass while it was still in LeBron James’ hands. Yes, Jae Crowder, he who would not be intimidated, clobbered LeBron...
Via Waiting For Next Year
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: Future bright after playoff exit

The Boston Celtics surprising trip to the playoffs is over as quickly as it could have been.  LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers made short work of Brad Stevens’ young crew, defeating the Celtics in four straight games.  It’s a disappointing end to an otherwise successful year for Boston.  The team rebounded from a dismal 2013-14 campaign, even as general manager Danny...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith suspended two games for hitting Jae Crowder

As if the day following the Cavaliers finishing the sweep over the Boston Celtics could not get any worse, the NBA has announced that JR Smith has been suspended two games. This coming after the news that Kevin Love will miss the entire upcoming Eastern Conference Semifinal series with a dislocated shoulder. During Sunday’s game and after an already very physical couple of quarters...
Via Waiting For Next Year
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sources: Celtics to offer 1st round pick to any team willing to take Wallace

Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders has a few tidbits on the Celtics off-season plans. Let’s start with Gerald Wallace: Gerald Wallace remains the lone veteran contract Boston would like to move and sources say the Celtics would be willing to part with one of the half dozen or so first-round draft picks they have amassed to move him this off-season. Wallace will be entering the...
Via Red's Army
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kelly Olynkyk: I'd probably get killed if I went to Cleveland

Kelly Olynyk reiterated Monday what he said after Sunday’s loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers: He did not intentionally injure Cavs forward Kevin Love. “Obviously, I would never intentionally hurt him or any player on the floor,” the Boston Celtics center told The Boston Globe. “I don’t think anybody in our league would intentionally try and hurt someone, especially at this...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: 2014-15 season awards by isportsweb

The Boston Celtics season finally came to a conclusion, falling to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers 101-93 on Sunday to complete the sweep. It was a disappointing end to the season, but fans must feel optimistic about the direction this team is heading in. Seemingly destined for a lottery pick, the Celtics played some of the best basketball in the Eastern Conference during...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Love injury a powerful argument for playoff reform

If you were to ask 100 people in a room about the length of the NBA’s first-round playoff series, you’d get a reasonable number of responses advocating a return to the best-of-five format: This Love/Olynyk incident is a reminder of why the NBA needs to go back to best-of-5. A meaningless game led to an unnecessary injury. — Llama Buffalo Fan (@chrisskreager) April 26...
Via Crossover Chronicles
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Former NBA’er Darko Milicic is enjoying life

Sooooo Darko is having fun post-NBA! Darko Milicic was filmed having himself a blast. And by “having himself a blast,” I mean going shirtless at what appears to be a family function, chugging brew with no hands, singing out loud and making sure his tattoos are also guzzling beer. I’ll just leave this here. The post Former NBA’er Darko Milicic is enjoying life appeared...
Via Crossover Chronicles
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs complete sweep of Celtics

There might be some drama in Cleveland after the Cavaliers completed a sweep of the Boston Celtics on Sunday afternoon. J.R. Smith was ejected from the game after a dirty play against Celtics forward Jae Crowder. In addition to this, big man Kendrick Perkins received a flagrant foul after throwing jabs Crowder’s way earlier in the game. Both could be facing suspensions. This...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Evan Turner defends Kelly Olynyk for Kevin Love arm crank

Most people are in agreement that Kelly Olynyk fouled Kevin Love intentionally and committed a dirty or “bush league” play on him during Game 4 of the Cavaliers-Celtics series on Sunday. Evan Turner is not one of those people. After the game, Turner defended his teammate for the play that led to Love suffering a...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Love rips Kelly Olynyk for 'bush league' play

After the Cleveland Cavaliers completed a sweep of the Boston Celtics on Sunday, Kevin Love revealed that he suffered a dislocated shoulder during the game. He felt it could have been avoided without dirty play from Celtics center Kelly Olynyk. Love told reporters he felt Olynyk grabbed his arm intentionally and that the league should...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: JR Smith ejected for hitting Jae Crowder in face

The Cleveland Cavaliers may very well sweep the Boston Celtics, but it’s uncertain whether the team will be at full strength when they start their second-round series against an unnamed opponent. Just minutes after Kendrick Perkins was given a flagrant 1 for this horribly dirty play against Celtics forward Jae Crowder, yet another ugly play happened in the third quarter of Game...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Marcus Smart overslept, could get less playing time

BOSTON — Marcus Smart might see his role diminished for the Celtics as they look to stave off elimination Sunday at TD Garden. Smart arrived late to the team’s shootaround ahead of Game 4 of Boston’s first-round playoff series with the Cleveland Cavaliers after oversleeping, head coach Brad Stevens said in his pregame news conference. Stevens said the rookie point guard...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics forward Jae Crowder: No one on the Cavs is intimidating

After Kyrie Irving’s stellar playoff debut on Sunday and the LeBron James and Irving tag team effort on Tuesday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers are off to a 2-0 start against the greatly disliked Boston Celtics. The Celtics have shown a lot of gumption, giving the Cavaliers a handful in the first two games, and casting doubt on any premonitions of a Cavs sweep. In both games, the...
Via Waiting For Next Year
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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