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Blown Double-Digit Lead Costs Celtics Double-Meaning Win Over Mavericks

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 […]

Perry Jones III Flipped to Celtics

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 […]

What David Lee Can Bring to Boston

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 […]

Celtics Trade For David Lee

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 […]

Celtics Sign Amir Johnson to 2-Year, $24 Million Deal

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. […]

Celtics Propose Blockbuster Trade to 76ers

According to Broderick Turner of the L.A. Times, the Boston Celtics have offered Marcus Smart, their number 16 and 28th picks in the first round, to the Philadelphia 76ers for Nerlens Noel and the third overall pick in Thursday’s annual draft. The 76ers however, decided to decline their offer. The 76ers already have five picks […]

Why This Year’s NBA Draft Doesn’t Really Matter

A lot has been made of the difficult time the Celtics have had trying to workout prospects. Some players, such as Wisconsin’s Sam Dekker have pulled out of their workouts and it is unclear why. Whether they think the 16th spot is lower than they would want to go or its lower than they think they should […]

If Celtics Are Willing to Trade Up in Draft, Must Target Justise

With the draft less than three weeks away, the rumor mill has been abuzz with talk of the Celtics potentially trading up in the draft for a lottery pick. Outside of the top three picks, which are almost certainly Karl Anthony-Towns, Jahlil Okafor, and D’Angelo Russell, the rest of the draft remains fairly uncertain and offers […]

How to Build the Next Celtics Dynasty

In the 21st century, Boston is a city that has become accustom to winning. Since 2000, its major sports teams (Patriots, Celtics, Red Sox and Bruins) have combined to win nine championships. The Celtics though, despite being the one of the two most accomplished and winningest NBA teams in history, have only contributed one. On […]

Realistic Impact Free Agent Targets for the Celtics

The Future Looks Bright Coming off of an unexpected playoff appearance, the Celtics look like a team on the rise in the Eastern Conference. Danny Ainge has put together a promising mix of young prospects and proven NBA players that seems to thrive under the tutelage of Brad Stevens. This group of guys has bought […]

Regarding Paul Pierce’s (Potentially) Impending Free Agency

While Paul Pierce can always pick up his $5.5 million player-option with the Washington Wizards, the growing consensus among league insiders suggests he’ll opt out this off season and sign elsewhere.  Whether or not this next season is Pierce’s last is anyone’s guess, and despite his still-impactful presence on the court, the 10x All-Star is now 37 years old and […]

The Truth is (Still) Out There: An Update on Paul Pierce

On Monday night, in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals, Pierce was already 5-of-6 from three when Washington Wizards coach Randy Wittman decided it was time for Paul Pierce to, once again, unleash his late-game heroics.  With 9.5 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, down 104-101 to the Atlanta Hawks, everybody in the Verizon Center […]

Can Danny Ainge Set Off Fireworks this Offseason?

On Thursday, the Celtics Twitter account quoted Danny Ainge saying “I don’t think we’ve ever had cap space in the history of the Celtics, at least since I’ve been here. We need to spend it wisely.”  While Ainge is undoubtedly excited to test how attractive of a free agent destination Boston really is, and thus contradict the […]

Marcus Smart’s Progression Through his Rookie Season Impressive

The Boston Celtics kicked off their first round matchup in the NBA Playoffs with a 113-100 road loss against the Cleveland Cavaliers Sunday afternoon. Despite the C’s being a part of the playoffs, this is a good time to take a look at how Celtics rookie Marcus Smart progressed this season. If you take a […]

Date with Destiny: Celtics Set to Face Lebron, Cavs in Return to Playoffs

Some Celtics fans were probably hoping for the team to lose its last two games and avoid the Cleveland Cavaliers and their league best record 34-9 over the last three months in Round One. A first round matchup against the struggling and banged up Atlanta Hawks certainly seemed preferable, right? Well, destiny took the decision out […]