10:51 PM EDT, Mon October 26, 2020
ClutchPoints 13 hours ago
A Gordon Hayward trade doesn’t make sense for Pacers

A Gordon Hayward trade doesn’t make sense for Pacers

According to SNY’s Ian Begley, the Indiana Pacers have interest in acquiring Gordon Hayward from the Boston Celtics. In June, The IndyStar’s J. Michael told NBC Sports Boston’s A. Sherrod Blakely that the Pacers would “no doubt” have interest in acquiring Hayward from Boston. This would be a forced transaction on the Pacers’ end. Hayward is […] The post A Gordon Hayward trade doesn’t make sense for Pacers appeared first on ClutchPoints.
CelticsBlog 11 hours ago

Offseason Preview Series: Celtics and the Mid-Level Exception

Photo by Christian Petersen/ Boston will likely have only the Taxpayer MLE of $5.7 million this offseason The 2020-21 Boston Celtics are likely to be an expensive team. Math favors Gordon Hayward opting in, or opting out and re-signing at a relatively slight discount for 2020-21, while adding more...
ClutchPoints 5 hours ago

Rumor: Celtics’ Gordon Hayward eyeing ‘Al Horford plan’ this offseason

Boston Celtics swingman Gordon Hayward has a $34.2 million player option for the 2020-21 NBA season, one he would seemingly accept given the financial state of the league and the uncertainty of free agency. However, ESPN’s Zach Lowe reports there is a possibility Hayward will opt out in search of another...
CelticsBlog 54 mins ago

Report: “Something is mildly afoot here” with Gordon Hayward

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via ESPN’s Zach Lowe spent time going over some Gordon Hayward “smoke” The Boston Celtics have a lot to do this offseason, and the team’s to-do list could expand even more with the looming decision of Gordon Hayward with his player option. Does he opt in?...

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CelticsBlog 6 hours ago
Boston Celtics daily links 10/26/20

Boston Celtics daily links 10/26/20

Kevin Garnett vs Lakers 6/10/08 | Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald Boston is no longer Title Town as Los Angeles and Tampa threaten for best sports city in America CelticsBlog The case for Celtics continuity Lex Nihil Novi Dream Come True for #32 NBC Sports Boston Forsberg’s Focus: Gordon Hayward’s health is essential for Celtics’ success Injuries have made Gordon Hayward’s Celtics career a giant ‘what if?’ Celtics Wire On this day: Jaylen Brown, Vincent Poirier, Tacko Fall Celtics debut New...
CelticsBlog 14 hours ago
The case for Celtics continuity

The case for Celtics continuity

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Alternate title: the grass isn’t always greener. Building a competent sports franchise must be immeasurably difficult. And even through all the difficult parts like scouting and drafting, developing and coaching, and game planning and executing are manageable, we are also at the mercy of whatever group of obscenely rich people decide to buy our favorite sports teams. They are chosen not by their knowledge and love of the game, but by how financially suited they are to own a sports franchise. Do you trust the owners of mega-corporations to make decisions...
CelticsBlog Oct 25, 2020
Boston Celtics daily links 10/25/20

Boston Celtics daily links 10/25/20

Jayson Tatum vs Pacers 2/9/18 | Photo by Omar Rawlings/ All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. CelticsBlog Celtics Offseason Preview, Trade Ideas and NBA Draft Scenarios (Garden Report) Do the Boston Celtics need a star big man? Lex Nihil Novi Those Southern Californians, They’re So Laid Back CLNS Media NBA Draft Preview, should the Celtics move up? - The Garden Report Are Celtics or Lakers greatest NBA FRANCHISE after LA wins “Banner 17?” - Garden Report NBA Trade Rumors: Garden Report Celtics Offseason Preview Celtics Wire On this day: Celtics...
CelticsBlog Oct 25, 2020
Celtics Offseason Preview, Trade Ideas and NBA Draft on the Garden Report

Celtics Offseason Preview, Trade Ideas and NBA Draft on the Garden Report

The Garden Report crew kicks around some offseason Trade scenarios involving the Boston Celtics. John Zannis, Josue Pavon, Jimmy Toscano and Bobby Manning discussed how to best handle Hayward’s free agency on the Garden Report (21:21), plus trade possibilities for Marcus Smart (00:00), the upcoming NBA Draft on Nov. 18 (32:03) along with reaction to the Lakers winning their 17th championship (48:20) and LeBron James’ fourth (37:17) in his chase to match Michael Jordan. The case for the Celtics to TRADE Marcus Smart The Garden Report assesses the Celtics’ trade options, including...
CelticsBlog Oct 25, 2020
The Celtics center shell game

The Celtics center shell game

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Does Boston need a star big man? The Boston Celtics have invested heavily in perimeter players. The team’s top five in minutes per game last year - Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Gordon Hayward, Marcus Smart, and Kemba Walker - are all best described as wings or guards. The difference between Boston’s fifth most relied upon rotation player, Walker, and the first big man to emerge on the list, Daniel Theis, is a full seven minutes per game. Such a heavy emphasis on allocating playing time to the Celtics’ bevvy of talented perimeter options is in many ways...
CelticsBlog Oct 24, 2020
Boston Celtics daily links 10/24/20

Boston Celtics daily links 10/24/20

Al Jefferson vs Hawks 1/24/07 | Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Globe NBA is targeting a Dec. 22 start to the 2020-21 season For Celtics assistant Jerome Allen, he’s now an open book CelticsBlog Report: NBA looking at possible late December start for next season The Boston Celtics are up to something, ...unless they aren’t CelticsBlog exit interview: Vincent Poirier The Leap: projecting Langford and the Williamses as Avery Bradley, Draymond Green, and Clint Capella Lex Nihil Novi There’s a New Sheriff in the...
CelticsBlog Oct 24, 2020
CelticsBlog exit interview: Vincent Poirier

CelticsBlog exit interview: Vincent Poirier

Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports With limited chances to shine in his rookie campaign, we look ahead to Vinny’s opportunities in Boston next season. Celtics big man Vincent Poirier formerly of Baskonia in the Spanish Liga ACB was heavily scouted in 2018-19 by Boston’s director of player personnel Austin Ainge. With stints in the 2016-2017 Summer League, Poirier played nine games stateside as NBA scouts kept tabs on the Frenchman for years prior to making the leap to the NBA. The shot blocking, ability to catch lobs above the rim, and tenacious rebounding were traits the team...
CelticsBlog Oct 23, 2020
The Celtics are up to something, ...unless they aren’t

The Celtics are up to something, ...unless they aren’t

Staff photo by Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Portland Press Herald via Doesn’t get much more informative than that, does it? BLUF (bottom line up front): This is an article about nothing. If that’s your sort of thing, keep reading. If not, I won’t be mad if you click on to the next thing. This could be a very boring offseason - at least as offseasons go. There’s always going to be rumors and speculation and a general thirst for transaction talk. But the Celtics are a younger team that was a few games short of a Finals appearance and nobody would be too shocked if they largely ran it...
CelticsBlog Oct 23, 2020
Report: NBA looking at possible late December start for next season

Report: NBA looking at possible late December start for next season

Photo by Omar Rawlings/ Next season could be right around the corner for the Celtics. While the NBA Finals just wrapped up less than two weeks ago, the start of next season might be closer than originally anticipated. According to Shams Charania of the Athletic, the NBA is eyeing Dec. 22 as the start date for the 2020-21 season — it was first reported the NBA was looking at Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a potential starting point — as well as shortening the regular season to 72 games to finish before the Summer Olympics begin. The NBA is targeting Dec. 22 for the start of the...
CelticsBlog Oct 23, 2020
The leap: projecting Langford and the Williamses as Avery Bradley, Draymond Green, and Clint Capella

The leap: projecting Langford and the Williamses as Avery Bradley, Draymond Green, and Clint Capella

Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via With the Celtics looking to add bench depth this winter, development within could be their best route. Championship contenders will only go as far as their best players take them. However, role players can elevate the stars’ games and ultimately, push their teams to the next level. Great playmakers need to be surrounded with equally great shooters. Great defenses can be built around great defensive players, but it takes everybody moving on a string for it to work. Last season, it was Daniel Theis seamlessly fitting in with the Celtics’...
CelticsBlog Oct 23, 2020
Boston Celtics daily links 10/23/20

Boston Celtics daily links 10/23/20

Isaiah Thomas vs 76ers 1/6/2017 | Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Globe Daniel Theis is expected to be ready for training camp after knee surgery Celtics announce Daniel Theis undergoes successful knee surgery CelticsBlog Indiana Pacers rumored to have interest in trading for Gordon Hayward CelticBlog exit interview: Brad Stevens 2020 Draft Profiles: Lottery bigs who could fit the Celtics Offseason Preview Series: Boston Celtics trade ideas CelticsBlog exit interview: Carsen Edwards Lex Nihil Novi Ainge Promises to be...
CelticsBlog Oct 23, 2020
The Celtics’ foundation is built on positionless basketball

The Celtics’ foundation is built on positionless basketball

Photo by David Dow/NBAE via The Celtics may be looking at some offseason moves, but it is important to remember their success is built off a foundation of positionless basketball. The Celtics have entered the offseason with many questions. They have possible free agents opting out and three first round draft picks in November. Despite a crowded roster and the impending luxury tax of the salary cap, the intrigue is high on how to get this team ready to compete again to make it all the way next year. The good news is that the Celtics already have a solid foundation in place. This...
CelticsBlog Oct 23, 2020
CelticsBlog exit interview: Carsen Edwards

CelticsBlog exit interview: Carsen Edwards

Photo by Kathryn Riley/ Carsen Edwards struggled to adapt to the NBA game as a rookie, and now his future as a Celtic — and maybe as an NBA player — could be in question. It’s hard to argue that a player fell short of expectations as a second-round pick. Tabbed as one of the 2019 Draft’s potential sleeper hits after being acquired by the Celtics in their draft day trade with Philadelphia, though, Carsen Edwards came close. With his rookie season in the books, the biggest offseason question surrounding Carsen Edwards is an unfortunately simple one: is he an NBA player? The...
CelticsBlog Oct 22, 2020
Boston Celtics Big 3 has their NBA 2K21 next-gen ratings revealed

Boston Celtics Big 3 has their NBA 2K21 next-gen ratings revealed

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via With the next-gen version of NBA 2K21 on the horizon, player ratings for Jayson Tatum, Kemba Walker, and Jaylen Brown were revealed. In anticipation of their next-gen release on November 12th for the Xbox Series X and Playstation 5, NBA 2K21 is on a promotional tour revealing ratings for some of the game’s most popular players. LeBron James came in it at a 98 overall, the highest mark among active players. Big names like James Harden and Kevin Durant also got their ratings, as did the Boston Celtics trio of Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Kemba...

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    Boston Celtics daily links 10/26/20

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    Jayson Tatum

    Offseason Preview Series: Celtics and the Mid-Level Exception

  • 1 Kemba Walker

    Kemba Walker

    Offseason Preview Series: Celtics and the Mid-Level Exception

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    Marcus Smart

    Offseason Preview Series: Celtics and the Mid-Level Exception

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