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Oct 15, 2017
Hoops Hype
Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens is known for his positionless basketball philosophy, which means more playing time for Jayson Tatum. Brad Stevens suggests that opening night lineup likely: Kyrie Irving, Jaylen Brown, Gordon Hayward, Jayson Tatum, and Al Horford. — Chris Forsberg (@ESPNForsberg) October 15, 2017 Tatum played well during summer league and the preseason, though his role as a starter may be more out of opportunity than anything else. Marcus Morris, who was acquired by the Celtics earlier this offseason in exchange for former starter Avery Bradley, will miss time at...
CelticsBlog Oct 16, 2017
Boston Celtics daily links 10/16/17

Boston Celtics daily links 10/16/17

All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald Bulpett: Five keys to a successful Celtics season Al Horford's skillset in perfect sync with Celtics' versatile lineup Celtics notebook: Kyrie Irving plays it cool in return to Cleveland Jae Crowder turns page on former teammates with Celtics Murphy: Early plot lines for the Celtics' season Celtics notebook: Brad Stevens ready to tip things off Celtics to keep Marcus Morris out of action for at least a week Globe Morning sports update: Kyrie Irving is expecting a rowdy crowd for the Celtics' season opener Marcus Morris will...
Chowder and Champions Oct 16, 2017

Boston Celtics: Predicting every 2017-18 game and playoffs series

The Boston Celtics season will begin on Tuesday night in Cleveland as Kyrie Irving returns to take on the Cavaliers. Here’s how I see that and every game playing out this season. Kyrie Irving. Gordon Hayward. Al Horford. Marcus Smart. Jaylen Brown. Terry Rozier. Jayson Tatum. This Boston Celtics team is loaded, and they’re ready to […] Boston Celtics: Predicting every 2017-18 game and playoffs series - Chowder and Champions - Chowder and Champions - A Boston Sports Site - Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, Bruins and More!
Hoops Hype Oct 15, 2017
Jayson Tatum may begin season as starter; Markelle Fultz off bench

Jayson Tatum may begin season as starter; Markelle Fultz off bench

Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens is known for his positionless basketball philosophy, which means more playing time for Jayson Tatum. Brad Stevens suggests that opening night lineup likely: Kyrie Irving, Jaylen Brown, Gordon Hayward, Jayson Tatum, and Al Horford. — Chris Forsberg (@ESPNForsberg) October 15, 2017 Tatum played well during summer league and the preseason, though his role as a starter may be more out of opportunity than anything else. Marcus Morris, who was acquired by the Celtics earlier this offseason in exchange for former starter Avery Bradley, will miss time at...
CelticsBlog Oct 12, 2017
Preseason mailbag: predictions, lineups, and great hair

Preseason mailbag: predictions, lineups, and great hair

Gordon Hayward has some great hair... for a no-mag. I asked for Mailbag questions a few days ago and I’m finally getting around to answering them. Hope you enjoy. terd ferguson's hat If Marcus Smart is coming off of the bench, who is the "Defensive Leader" of the starting 5? I think Jaylen Brown is going to be counted on to provide some defense on the perimeter and Al Horford and Marcus Morris (assuming he starts) will have to provide the paint protection. deftouch Do you think it would be better to start both Brown & Tatum, allowing the vets to carry them when necessary, and bring Smart...
CelticsBlog Oct 11, 2017
Baynes and Theis out, Morris in for final preseason game

Baynes and Theis out, Morris in for final preseason game

Aron Baynes and Daniel Theis will miss Boston’s final preseason game against the Hornets as Marcus Morris will make his Celtics debut The Boston Celtics will wrap up their preseason schedule on Wednesday night as they take on the Charlotte Hornets at the Spectrum Center. Kyrie Irving, Al Horford, and Gordon Hayward are all expected to play tonight after missing Monday’s game against the Sixers, but Boston will be missing two big men against the Hornets. Aron Baynes suffered a left knee sprain in the first half of the Sixers game, and will miss Boston’s final preseason game to...
CelticsBlog Oct 11, 2017
Realistic Expectations for Celtics - SB Nation Upside Podcast

Realistic Expectations for Celtics - SB Nation Upside Podcast

Mike Prada of SB Nations’ Limited Upside Podcast asked Nick Gelso to join for a Celtics’ season preview I was invited to join Mike Prada, Ben Epstein and Paul Flannery on the Limited Upside Podcast. We gave an entertaining, yet informative (Thanks, Flannery) 1-hour preview of the Boston Celtics upcoming season. Listen to SB Nation’s Boston Celtics preview here. The Celtics had the East's best record last year, then promptly turned over more than two thirds of their roster. What's left is a new superteam built around Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward, and Al Horford, but also one with...
CelticsBlog Oct 6, 2017
Celtics defeat Sixers 110-102 in second preseason game

Celtics defeat Sixers 110-102 in second preseason game

The Celtics looked better in their second preseason game against Philadelphia The Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers by a score of 110-102 on Friday night at Wells Fargo Center. Boston got their first look at the Sixers in each team’s second preseason game. One of the major storylines going into this one was the development of Boston’s chemistry, especially between Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward, and Al Horford. Against Charlotte, the Celtics were able to generate a lot of open shots off of their ball movement, but the shots weren’t falling. Tonight the ball movement was still...
CelticsBlog Oct 5, 2017
Marcus Smart asked Brad Stevens to come off the bench vs Hornets

Marcus Smart asked Brad Stevens to come off the bench vs Hornets

Smart requested to be Stevens’ sixth man on Monday when his coach was trying to figure out his starting lineup. The Boston Celtics defeated the Charlotte Hornets 94-82 in their first taste of preseason action as a unit. Brad Stevens has nearly a brand new roster to work with after an offseason that returned four players from last year’s roster. A lot of was made out of how Stevens would field the starting lineup around his new “Big Three” in Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward, and Al Horford. Going into the first preseason game, we were in line to get an idea of what Stevens plans on...
CelticsBlog Oct 4, 2017
Marcus Smart volunteered to come off the bench

Marcus Smart volunteered to come off the bench

Paving the way for Jaylen Brown to be the starting guard next to Kyrie Irving. The question that has lingered on fans’ minds for weeks now has been “who will be the starters?” The obvious choices included Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward, and Al Horford. We heard rumblings that the team was leaning toward starting Horford at the 5 and it seems like we got confirmation when Al said he didn’t mind playing center. That probably means that Marcus Morris will be starting at the 4 next to him. So that leaves the shooting guard spot up for grabs. Apparently that’s something that Brad...
Chowder and Champions Oct 4, 2017

Boston Celtics 2017 player preview and predictions: Al Horford

Al Horford, the Boston Celtics’ biggest signing from a year ago, may be the forgotten man on the team this year. When I say the forgotten man, I don’t mean that Boston Celtics big man Al Horford is going to come off the bench and only see a certain amount of minutes per game. He’s […] Boston Celtics 2017 player preview and predictions: Al Horford - Chowder and Champions - Chowder and Champions - A Boston Sports Site - Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, Bruins and More!
CelticsBlog Oct 2, 2017
Celtics open preseason with 94-82 victory over the Hornets

Celtics open preseason with 94-82 victory over the Hornets

New look Celtics clicked from the jump The new-look Boston Celtics kicked off the preseason with a win over the Charlotte Hornets 94-82. Brad Stevens called on Aron Baynes and Jaylen Brown to join presumed mainstays Gordon Hayward, Al Horford and Kyrie Irving in the starting lineup. With Marcus Morris still away from the club while his trial continues, Boston went with a group that could be used against bigger lineups this year. There were some early misfires, as was to be expected for a group that has only been together about a week, but overall the results were encouraging. The ball...
CelticsBlog Oct 2, 2017
Celtics name all but one starter for first preseason game against Charlotte

Celtics name all but one starter for first preseason game against Charlotte

The Celtics listed four starters for their first preseason game, but left one spot “TBA.” According to Brian Robb of Boston Sports Journal, the Boston Celtics only listed four starters for Monday’s preseason opener against the Charlotte Hornets. Celtics list following players as projected starters for the preseason opener vs. Hornets tonight: Irving, Smart, Hayward, Horford, TBA— Brian Robb (@BrianTRobb) October 2, 2017 Robb also noted that Al Horford is listed as the starting center, and that the final spot to be announced is a forward. With Marcus Morris’ court case...
CelticsBlog Oct 2, 2017
Al Horford can thrive as complementary third star

Al Horford can thrive as complementary third star

Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward have never played with a big man with Horford’s facilitating and spacing skills. Perhaps the most uncontrollable aspect of building a modern “super team” is projecting how the trio or quartet of star players will coalesce, both on and off the floor. General managers stockpile assets with hopes of one day ascending to the super team status, but one ill-advised front office decision could crumble team harmony and ruin championship aspirations. Coaches are tasked with trying to maximize everyone’s talents, but there are only a finite number of shots to...
CelticsBlog Oct 1, 2017
Celtics preseason tidbits with Celtics Roundtable

Celtics preseason tidbits with Celtics Roundtable

Jared Weiss joings the CLNS Celtics’ Roundtable crew for a training camp review and preseason preview. Jared Weiss (@JaredWeissNBA) of CelticsWire.com joins Zaire (@RebelLifeMedia) and Matt Ignal (@mattignal) to discuss all of the tidbits that we’ve heard from training camp. Ask questions for the Monday Mailbag in the YouTube comments! SHOW NOTES 0:20 Will the Celtics start Al Horford at the 5? 3:30 Are the Celtics worried about Marcus Morris’ Trial 11:30 Kyrie Irving needs to get up to speed on defense 15:00 Is Dwyane Wade going to help LeBron James stay on the Cavs? 21:00 Jared...

What Al Horford means to Boston

What Al Horford means to Boston

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