Do you remember those Kevin Garnett commercials after the Boston Celtics won the NBA title in Year One of the Big Three era? “It’s all about eighteen.” The 2015-16 Celtics may not be quite ready to contend for the franchise’s 18th championship, but Wednesday’s loss was all about the number 18: the first quarter lead […]
Welcome to the Jungle! That’s the song that will be blasting through the speakers at tip off tonight as the Boston Celtics take on the Philadelphia 76ers in the home opener at TD Garden. The crowd will be rockin’ in anticipation of a young Celtics team that finished last season on a 24-12 run to lock […]
Longtime NBA head coach Flip Saunders, the current coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves, has died. He was 60 years old. Saunders died of cancer. He announced over the summer that he was being treated for Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Walk into any Boston sports bar any day of the week, and you can get into a heated discussion with everyone from the waitress to the regular on the bar stool next to you about who the best Celtics players of all time are and why. Whether you favor Larry Bird over Bill Russell or […]
The Celtics began their pre-season, exhibition action in Milan, Italy, beating EA7 Emporio Armani Milano 124-91. Now, they will fly to Madrid, Spain for a tilt on Thursday, October 6th at the RealMadreid Barclay’s Center.
With NBA summer league in the books and time before official team activities begin Coach Brad Stevens and Evan Turner crossed the ocean to promote the NBA in Africa last week. The pair spent time in Johannesburg, South Africa where they participated in the first NBA game on the continent of Africa. Stevens role was […]
‘The Truth’ and other NBA stars from around the league told the world and, most importantly, the media, what they believe to be the truth about awards handed down for NBA players. In the first annual NBA Players Association (NBPA) Players Awards hosted in Las Vegas, taped on Sunday and aired Tuesday night, players were […]
The Celtics have waived reserve point guard Phil Pressey to make room in the already crowded Boston backcourt. Pressey played two seasons in Boston, providing high energy, defensive intensity, and ball handling. The 24 year old Pressey was a coaches dream in Boston. He was happy to have the chance to play on the parkay […]
The Boston Celtics have acquired athletic wingman Perry Jones III, a 2019 second round pick from the Detroit Pistons and cash considerations from the Oklahoma City Thunder for a future conditional second round pick. Jones averaged 4.3 points and 1.8 points per game for the Thunder last season. As Royce Young of ESPN noted, Jones […]
Last season David Lee was injured, lost his starting job, at times was irrelevant and when you look at his numbers they are shockingly competent. Sure, he can’t defend at all but at 6’9” with limited athleticism and short arms, what do you expect? And its not like his lack of defense is going to […]
Summer league basketball has officially begun giving the opportunity for players to demonstrate why they should be playing in Boston for the Celtics at the start of the season rather than in Portland for the Maine Red Claws. Summer ball affords the Celtics coaching staff and front office the chance to evaluate what they have […]
Summer league for the Celtics officially started Monday night and it was a joy to watch. Despite the loss, it is exciting to watch these younger players compete and perform. While conclusions about the future success of these guys cannot be drawn from one summer game, there were a number observations I took away from Monday night’s game. James […]
Talk about a change of scenery. After only a few weeks of becoming an NBA Champion, Golden State Warriors’ center David Lee has been traded to the Boston Celtics for Gerald Wallace. Lee averaged a respectable 7.9 points and 5.2 rebounds per game for the Warriors. ESPN’s Marc Stein reported shortly after the Warriors clinching […]
Over the last three days of NBA free agency mayhem, the Celtics seemed strangely under the radar. Throughout the draft process and leading up to free agency, what always gave me, and others, hope was that “Ainge has a master plan.” Well, I am starting to think that plan will look a little too similar […]
The Boston Celtics signed Amir Johnson to a 2-year, $24 million deal on Wednesday. Last season he spent his sixth season with the Toronto Raptors, in which he averaged 9.3 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. He helped the Raptors earn the Atlantic division championship last season and the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference. […]