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Robert Williams Gushes Over Work Ethic Of Al Horford, Aron Baynes

Robert Williams couldn’t have asked for a better situation upon entering the NBA. The Boston Celtics selected Williams with the... Read More »
ClutchPoints 21 hours ago
Celtics’ Robert Williams marvels at Al Horford, Aron Baynes’ work ethic

Celtics’ Robert Williams marvels at Al Horford, Aron Baynes’ work ethic

The Boston Celtics are on a mission this upcoming season to make the NBA Finals after coming so close last season despite a slew of key injuries. Now, with everyone back healthy and ready to go, the Celtics’ mission is simple: Make the NBA Finals and compete for a championship. As they welcome their main stars […] The post Celtics’ Robert Williams marvels at Al Horford, Aron Baynes’ work ethic appeared first on ClutchPoints.
CelticsBlog Aug 7, 2018
Boston Celtics daily links 8/7/18

Boston Celtics daily links 8/7/18

All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Globe Former Celtics center Greg Monroe to sign with Raptors Jayson Tatum’s father says son’s workout with Kobe Bryant is ‘just more fuel’ Center Greg Monroe to sign with Raptors Brad Stevens on how Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward affect Celtics' lineup CelticsBlog Brad Stevens talks Kyrie Irving, Isaiah Thomas, and more with Chris Mannix Should Al Horford come off the bench this year? Lex Nihil Novi Walton Gives Clippers a Different Look CLNS Media Maxwell: Best Celtics Player of All-Time is Not Larry Bird or Bill...
CelticsBlog Aug 7, 2018
Should Al Horford come off the bench this year?

Should Al Horford come off the bench this year?

Here’s the case for it The Boston Celtics are the deepest team in the NBA and are going to have to find a way to juggle roles for a lot of gifted players. The word from Keith Smith at summer league is the team is even looking to rest guys throughout the year just so they can have the ability to play some of their talented reserves. Chances are, if the team is winning at a high-pace and not being involved in close games, it opens the door for more guys to be on the court which could quell some of those concerns. Also, just winning in general usually keeps the most disgruntled at bay. But...
CelticsBlog Aug 3, 2018
ESPN projects Celtics to finish second in the Eastern Conference

ESPN projects Celtics to finish second in the Eastern Conference

Boston is projected to finish behind Toronto ESPN has released their projections for the 2018-19 NBA season and they might cause Boston Celtics fans to raise an eyebrow. Kevin Pelton, who puts together the projections for ESPN, has the Celtics finishing second in the Eastern Conference with 53 wins. This is two wins off the 55 Boston tallied last season. Pelton does note that the projection for Boston is influenced by last year’s point differential being closer to that of a 51-win team. He goes on to comment that projections for Gordon Hayward and Al Horford are conservative in his...
CelticsBlog Aug 2, 2018
Rumor: 76ers vs. Celtics will tip off next season on October 16th

Rumor: 76ers vs. Celtics will tip off next season on October 16th

A rematch of last year’s Eastern Conference semis could be slated for Opening Night. Here’s the scoop from The Globe’s Gary Washburn: Hearing there's a good chance TNT season-opening slate will be #Sixers-#Celtics and #Thunder-#Warriors on Oct. 16— gary washburn (@GwashburnGlobe) August 1, 2018 With LeBron James now in Los Angeles, the Eastern Conference is wide open so it makes sense that the NBA would feature the two teams slotted to be the heirs of the throne. Jayson Tatum vs. Ben Simmons. Jaylen Brown vs. Markelle Fultz. Joel Embiid vs. Al Horford, Aron Baynes, and...
CelticsBlog Aug 1, 2018
Summer film school: the case for starting Aron Baynes

Summer film school: the case for starting Aron Baynes

It’s been widely assumed that Brad Stevens would start the same five players he did on Opening Night a year ago: Kyrie Irving, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Gordon Hayward, and Al Horford. With Irving and Hayward healthy and a year and under the belts of Brown and Tatum, that starting five could be special. It’s Boston’s version of the Death Lineup and could also close a lot of games. It’s tough to make a case against any of them to not start. The elephant--the gentle giant, the wall, All of Australia--in the room is Aron Baynes. Here’s just a quick statistical case for Baynesy...
CelticsBlog Jul 31, 2018
Magic number: Gordon Hayward at the 4

Magic number: Gordon Hayward at the 4

With the Celtics overflowing with wing depth, we could see Gordon Hayward more at the 4. Per Basketball-Reference, Gordon Hayward played 70% of his playing time at small forward for the Jazz in 2016-2017. For the Celtics, he started at the 4 on that fateful night in Cleveland. With Kyrie Irving firmly at the point and Al Horford manning the 5, Hayward is the obvious choice to be the de facto power forward. To some extent, it really doesn’t matter how we categorize Hayward’s position. Particularly with the starting lineup, the parts are so interchangeable that traditional labels get...
CelticsBlog Jul 31, 2018
Summer film school: Daniel Theis, rim protector

Summer film school: Daniel Theis, rim protector

Heading into his second season, Daniel Theis has shown shot blocking abilities that will only strengthen the Celtics’ league-best defense. As a staunch proponent of small ball, Brad Stevens utilized Daniel Theis pretty efficiently in his first season. With flexibility the name of the game in Boston these days, Theis allowed the team to stay small when defensive linchpin Al Horford was off the court. The big German won over many with his end to end rim play as a rookie and registered a team high 1.8 blocks per 36 minutes. In today’s video breakdown, we review a defensive play from the...
CelticsBlog Jul 28, 2018
Boston Celtics daily links 7/28/18

Boston Celtics daily links 7/28/18

All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Globe As Sterling Brown fights for an NBA job, he’s embraced his role in a bigger struggle CelticsBlog Which former NBA players would you want the rest of the Celtics working out with? Lex Nihil Novi Lakers and Clippers Face Off Amid Walton Trade Talk NESN Kyrie Irving ‘Nothing But Excited’ To Lead Celtics In Upcoming Season Celtics’ Jayson Tatum Worked Out With ‘Favorite Player’ Kobe Bryant Hardwood Houdini Boston Celtics: Evaluating the Al Horford replacements Is Kyrie Irving a Legit MVP Candidate for the Boston...
CelticsBlog Jul 26, 2018
Do the Celtics have enough minutes for Marcus Morris next season?

Do the Celtics have enough minutes for Marcus Morris next season?

There’s a lot of talent on the Celtics and someone will get fewer minutes. Is Marcus Morris going to be satisfied with a reduced role? Last season Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Terry Rozier each proved that they are key rotation players on a contending team. Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving are returning to a team that also features critical veterans in Al Horford and Marcus Smart. Sprinkle in some Aron Baynes, Daniel Theis, and Semi Ojeleye and you’re not left with a lot of minutes. So where does Marcus Morris fit into this equation? You are welcome to add up the math as you see fit...
CelticsBlog Jul 20, 2018
Mailbag answers: draft picks, rotations, and seeing into the future

Mailbag answers: draft picks, rotations, and seeing into the future

Marcus Smart’s payday, Al Horford’s minutes, future draft picks, and more. Awesome questions this time everyone. Though that shouldn’t surprise me anymore. You guys and gals are the best. Around what position and when do you think the Kings and Grizzlies picks will convey? - Kingfish71 Kings pick is top 1 protected. They have no reason to tank but they’ve got a super young team playing out West where they’ll be stomped frequently. My best guess is that they’ll finish in the bottom 5 and then it is up to the lottery odds to work the rest out (keep in mind that the lottery...
CelticsBlog Jul 20, 2018
Magic number: how much should the Celtics play Al Horford to keep him fresh for the playoffs?

Magic number: how much should the Celtics play Al Horford to keep him fresh for the playoffs?

In order to maximize the Celtics` big man in the playoffs, Boston will need to play him less in the regular season. Earlier this week, Yahoo!’s Ben Rohrbach reported that it was unlikely that Al Horford would negotiate an extension before deciding on his player option for 2019-2020. He’s potentially due $30M in the final year of his contract, but for a majority of Celtics fans who see Big Al as an integral part--if not the integral part--to Boston’s success, they want him back for more. Horford turned 32 last month and doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Instead of picking up his PO,...
CelticsBlog Jul 19, 2018
Open mailbag - give me your Boston Celtics deep offseason questions

Open mailbag - give me your Boston Celtics deep offseason questions

I have free time, ask me anything. Marcus Smart is re-signed. All is right with the world. That feeling when you realize that All Star Al Horford could be your 4th or 5th option on offense and he's totally cool with that. pic.twitter.com/bvaHhTqlJZ— CelticsBlog (@celticsblog) July 20, 2018 Still, I’m sure you have more questions about the Boston Celtics and I’m here to answer them. If you don’t have any questions, humor me and make some up. I’ll try to answer as many as I can. I may even be able to look into the future. Hello me from 2016, I'm you from the future. 2018...

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