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Celtics Notebook: Resources offer big opportunity

The Boston Herald (Mark Murphy) — Wyc Grousbeck ’s prediction of fireworks last summer may not have caught a spark, but that doesn’t mean the Celtics aren’t aiming similarly high these days. Team president Rich Gotham is...
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Avery Bradley grows as leader

The Boston Herald (Mark Murphy) — For someone who places great value in his status as an all-league caliber defender, Avery Bradley tried to hide his disappointment yesterday. The Celtics guard was left off the NBA first and...
  • 2 days ago

Celtics have no need for Lottery luck charms this year

Boston.com No lottery, no good luck charms necessary for ascending Celtics.
  • 4 days ago

Smart on 2nd team

The Boston Herald (Steve Bulpett) — Marcus Smart was selected to the NBA All-Rookie second team, announced yesterday by the league. The Celtics guard received 28 first-team votes and 86 for the second team. The balloting closely...
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LeBron on facing Pierce: ‘I knew I had to become much better’

Boston.com The best player on earth paid some big-time respect to his longtime rival Paul Pierce.
  • 5 days ago
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Marcus Smart earns NBA All-Rookie second team honors

Boston.com Celtics point guard Marcus Smart was named to the NBA’s 2014-2015 All-Rookie second team.
  • 5 days ago
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Rebuilding plan gets top marks

The Boston Herald (Steve Bulpett) — CHICAGO — Larry Bird’s laugh was more than just a laugh. Within it may have been the highest praise he’s ever given former teammate Danny Ainge, whom he used to pick on like a little brother...
  • 7 days ago
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Versatile Connaughton puts on show for Celts

The Boston Herald (Steve Bulpett) — CHICAGO — It’s one of those things that had to be confirmed. We’d heard that Pat Connaughton — of Arlington and St. John’s Prep — had walked into his private interview with the Celtics yesterday...
  • 8 days ago
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Brad Stevens holds clout with rookies

The Boston Herald (Mark Murphy) — CHICAGO — What Brad Stevens remembers most is that one of his last acts as head coach at Butler was to fly to Santa Ana, Calif., in an attempt to recruit Elijah Brown, the son of then-Lakers coach...
  • 8 days ago
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Celtics Notebook: Green do a lot of talking these days

The Boston Herald (Mark Murphy) — CHICAGO — The Celtics, armed with the largest stockpile of draft picks in the league, are naturally interested in trading up into the lottery next month, perhaps even the top 10. With that in...
  • 8 days ago
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Celtics: Belles of the ball

The Boston Herald (Steve Bulpett) — CHICAGO — Danny Ainge might be one of the most popular people at the NBA’s draft combine. And he’s not even here. Though the Celtics president of basketball operations was checking into flight...
  • 8 days ago
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Celtics put talent above all needs at combine

The Boston Herald (Mark Murphy) — CHICAGO — Lord knows the Celtics have needs. As the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference, they barely squeaked into the postseason and enter today’s draft combine with as many holes as a...
  • 10 days ago
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Pierce reignites old magic for Wizards

The Boston Herald (Steve Bulpett) — WASHINGTON — As he moves from the practice court toward the dressing room on this off day, Paul Pierce is smiling. And it is still more than 48 hours before his Game 3-winning jump shot would...
  • 13 days ago
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Playoffs place Celtics out of position

The Boston Herald (Steve Bulpett) — Now that it’s over, how do you feel about it? Now that the temporal gratification of four more games to watch and, if you got to the Garden, two more games to hoot at LeBron James has been washed...
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Coach soaks up local flav-uh

The Boston Herald (Mark Murphy) — Brad Stevens views the change as inevitable. His children, 9-year-old Brady and 5-year-old Kinsley, have started dropping their R’s. “They’re already doing it a little bit. It’s all part of the...
  • 19 days ago
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10 Indelible Moments That Defined the 2014-2015 Boston Celtics

Boston.com Let’s take a look back at the wild ride taken by the Celtics on their most improbable run to the playoffs.
  • 19 days ago
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Ainge confident sixth-man Isaiah Thomas will produce regardless of his role

The Boston Herald (Steve Bulpett) — The Celtics of 2015-16 and beyond may have suffered a bit of a blow when Isaiah Thomas didn’t win the NBA’s Sixth Man Award last month. The 5-foot-9 guard has said on many occasions that he would...
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Stevens set for fresh start

The Boston Herald (Mark Murphy) — Every coach has a wish list once the draft becomes the main focus of his franchise, and Brad Stevens certainly has his. The Celtics’ just-completed first-round sweep at the hands of the Cleveland...
  • 22 days ago
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Report: Celtics Plan on Targeting DeMarcus Cousins Via Trade

Boston.com The Celtics will reportedly look to target Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins in a trade this offseason.
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Celtics Notebook: Boss says players learn to love Boston

The Boston Herald (Steve Bulpett) — WALTHAM — Danny Ainge believes the Celtics and the city of Boston can sell themselves as a destination for major free agents. He just has to get them to take a test drive. “Most of the guys...
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Blog Articles

A look at the last 20 years of NBA draft picks 15-20

CelticsBlog (Dustin Chapman) — Following up on our previous breakdown of NBA lottery picks over the last 20 years, we take a look at the mid-first round with draft positions 15-20. In an ideal world, every general manager...
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Build your own Boston Celtics offseason rumor

CelticsBlog (Jeff Clark) — Sources: Celtics interested in [insert name here] Rumor season is upon us and it is difficult to keep up with all the names and faces.  In fact, this blogging business is becoming pretty...
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NBA free agency rumor: Celtics interested in DeMarre Carroll

CelticsBlog (Jeff Clark) — ...and just about every free agent on the market. [sarcasm] Breaking News: Celtics interested in a free agent! [/sarcasm] To the shock of exactly nobody, the Celtics are interested in good...
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Boston Celtics top five stories of the week

CelticsBlog (Jeff Clark) — Here's the top five Boston Celtics stories from this week. Marcus Smart was awarded with a 2nd team All Rookie team selection Avery Bradley did NOT receive a selection...
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Anthony Brown could be the next 3-and-D steal in the NBA Draft's second round

CelticsBlog (Kevin O'Connor) — NBA teams are on the prowl for the next 3-and-D specialist and Stanford's Anthony Brown might be an option for the Boston Celtics. All four teams still standing in the NBA Playoffs have at least...
  • 2 days ago

A look at the last 20 years of NBA draft picks 8-14

CelticsBlog (Dustin Chapman) — Following up on yesterday's piece focusing on the history of NBA draft picks 1-7 over the last 20 years, we round out the remainder of the lottery by covering slots 8-14 today. You may or may not...
  • 2 days ago

What kind of player can the Celtics get at the 16th pick?

CelticsBlog (Justin Danziger) — Past draft classes have shown that the mid-draft pick is all hit and miss. The Boston Celtics were not participants in Tuesday night's lottery, but they've got to feel good about their two first...
  • 2 days ago

Celtics may have interest in JaVale McGee (again)

CelticsBlog (Jeff Clark) — Second time's a charm? Remember when the Celtics had all but signed JaVale McGee and all that was left was the final negotiations and paperwork?  That fell through over the terms of the...
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Avery Bradley misses cut on All Defense teams

CelticsBlog (Jeff Clark) — His teammates were not pleased. Avery Bradley has been recognized as one of the best defenders in the game by most observers.  Unfortunately not enough of those observers voted for him to...
  • 2 days ago

Breaking down the last 20 years of the NBA Draft - Part 1

CelticsBlog (Dustin Chapman) — Draft time is here, basketball heads! Let's take a look at the history and success of the last 20 years of the draft, split up into a five-part piece and starting by breaking down NBA Draft slots...
  • 3 days ago

Boston Celtics Mock Draft Roundup

CelticsBlog (Chris Faulkner) — All the latest mock results for the Celtics. With the draft lottery in the books, the final order of the 2015 NBA Draft has been determined. Now, let's look at the latest mocks from around the...
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Celtics Free Agency 2015: Should the Celtics pursue Greg Monroe?

CelticsBlog (Wes Howard) — Moose is no rim-protector, but he offers things that the Celtics need. Ice is cold. The sky is blue. Nomar Garciaparra is a fun name to say with a Boston accent. The Celtics need to improve...
  • 3 days ago

NBA Draft 2015 - Chad Ford mock draft: Celtics select Kevon Looney

CelticsBlog (Jeff Clark) — And also Chris McCullough The lottery is over and the mock drafts are starting to get serious.  Here's a link to Chad Ford's 5th mock (out of the 100 or so that he'll do before draft night)....
  • 3 days ago

Can the Wolves be a playoff contender next year?

CelticsBlog (Jeff Clark) — If so, the Celtics stand to gain from that. In case you've missed it, the Minnesota Timberwolves won the lottery and will be selecting first in the NBA Draft .  Why does that matter to...
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The myth about max contracts

CelticsBlog (Sean Penney) — What does it really mean to be a "max" guy? What comes to mind when you think of a player worthy of earning the maximum amount allowed under the collective bargaining agreement? Many people seem...
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Ainge discussed trading Paul Pierce to Timberwolves

CelticsBlog (Jeff Clark) — Imagine if the Big 3 had formed up in Minny. There's a great Oral History of Kevin Garnett on bleacher report by Howard Beck.  Lots of great stories in there as you might expect. One that...
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No lottery for the Celtics, will the Lakers lose their pick?

CelticsBlog (Jeff Clark) — And will the Hinkie plan pay off? The Celtics made the playoffs so I've been spared from writing countless articles explaining the lottery odds and how little chance we would have of landing...
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Marcus Smart gets 2nd team All-Rookie honors

CelticsBlog (Jeff Clark) — Edged out of 1st team by Clarkson. Marcus Smart was honored by being selected to the 2nd team All Rookie. Smart on 2nd team | Boston Herald The balloting closely mirrored that for Rookie...
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Rumor: DeAndre Jordan could be a free agent target for Boston Celtics

CelticsBlog (Sean Penney) — The Celtics need a rim-protector and DeAndre Jordan is a free agent. Is this a match made in heaven? Once the Los Angeles Clippers were knocked out of the postseason following a Game 7 loss in...
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Boston Celtics 2015 NBA Draft Big Board 1.0

CelticsBlog (Kevin O'Connor) — Projecting a Celtics draft board based on team needs and offseason plans. With four picks in the 2015 NBA Draft and tons of other ammo, the Boston Celtics are in a position to make significant...
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