2:45 PM EDT, Thu September 19, 2019
ClutchPoints 5 hours ago
Why the Celtics’ ‘Eight-Peat’ is not as impressive as the Bulls’ two Three-Peats

Why the Celtics’ ‘Eight-Peat’ is not as impressive as the Bulls’ two Three-Peats

For the longest time, the Boston Celtics’ eight straight championships have stood as the standard of excellence for professional basketball teams. And why not? Their “eight-peat” arguably remains the single-most impossible team record to break. The 1990s Chicago Bulls came the closest to accomplishing the feat, with six championships (1991-93, 1996-98) in eight years. Those […] The post Why the Celtics’ ‘Eight-Peat’ is not as impressive as the Bulls’ two Three-Peats appeared first on ClutchPoints.
CelticsBlog 6 hours ago
Third year’s the charm: Semi Ojeleye and Daniel Theis look to solidify roles in rotation

Third year’s the charm: Semi Ojeleye and Daniel Theis look to solidify roles in rotation

Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via After riding the bench for much of last year, two Celtics are primed to be contributors this season. Which third year player is a Celtic after the trade deadline: Semi Ojeleye or Daniel Theis? Jeremy Stevens: This is tough because both are towards the end of the rotation, but not completely out of it. They also both play log-jammed positions without a clear hierarchy. I think Ojeleye stays since he’s on a cheaper deal and he’s one of our own draft picks. Theis is good trade bait on a 2-year, $10 million deal with a team option for the second...
ClutchPoints 20 hours ago
4 burning questions for the Boston Celtics ahead of NBA training camp

4 burning questions for the Boston Celtics ahead of NBA training camp

The Boston Celtics finished the 2018-2019 season with a 49-33 record and lost in the Eastern Conference Semifinals the year after losing in the Eastern Conference Finals. It was a rather disappointing year that was filled with issues on the court and inside the locker room. With a new-look roster and a new star point […] The post 4 burning questions for the Boston Celtics ahead of NBA training camp appeared first on ClutchPoints.
CelticsBlog Sep 18, 2019
Boston Celtics Training Camp Roster Re-set

Boston Celtics Training Camp Roster Re-set

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Up to six players are competing for the 15th spot on the Celtics roster After a long, eventful offseason, we’re almost there! In less than two weeks, the Boston Celtics will have Media Day and then will kick off training camp for the 2019-20 season. Boston recently completed filling out their 20-man roster for training camp/preseason with the addition of Yante Maten. Here is where the Celtics currently stand roster-wise: · Fully Guaranteed Contracts (14): Jaylen Brown, Carsen Edwards, Gordon Hayward, Enes Kanter, Romeo Langford, Semi Ojeleye,...
ClutchPoints Sep 18, 2019
Boston Celtics: 3 secrets to a championship in the 2019-20 NBA season

Boston Celtics: 3 secrets to a championship in the 2019-20 NBA season

Over the summer, the Boston Celtics lost two of their main guys in Kyrie Irving and Al Horford. These two All-Star caliber players entered free agency this offseason, and both decided that their time in Boston was up. Irving made his way to the Brooklyn Nets to form a new dynamic duo with Kevin Durant, […] The post Boston Celtics: 3 secrets to a championship in the 2019-20 NBA season appeared first on ClutchPoints.
CelticsBlog Sep 18, 2019
Return of the Sixth: Gordon Hayward, Marcus Smart, and coming off the bench

Return of the Sixth: Gordon Hayward, Marcus Smart, and coming off the bench

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports Both players have served as sixth men and one will have to do it again next season. Who makes the better sixth man: Marcus Smart or Gordon Hayward? Jeff Clark: The good news is there is no bad choice here. Both guys are versatile winners with the right mindset and attitude. Each has proven that they can swallow their pride and both have the ability to come in and make a difference with the second unit - in particular running the offense. So for me it boils down to preference and fit. In an ideal world I like to have Gordon Hayward starting and Marcus...
ClutchPoints Sep 17, 2019
REPORT: Celtics signing Yante Maten to Exhibit 10 deal

REPORT: Celtics signing Yante Maten to Exhibit 10 deal

The Boston Celtics expanded their training camp roster by signing forward Yante Maten to an Exhibit 10 deal on Tuesday, per the Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe. NBA teams have the ability to invite up to 20 players to training camp despite the regular season roster restriction to 15 players plus a pair of […] The post REPORT: Celtics signing Yante Maten to Exhibit 10 deal appeared first on ClutchPoints.
CelticsBlog Sep 17, 2019
The Boston Celtics’ defense without Al Horford and with Enes Kanter

The Boston Celtics’ defense without Al Horford and with Enes Kanter

Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Without Horford, Boston has to change their tactics to a simplified scheme. One of the most popular questions about the 2019-20 Boston Celtics heading into the season is some version of “how will the defense look by swapping out Al Horford for Enes Kanter?” Sometimes, a less nice version of the question is asked more as a statement by saying, “the Celtics defense is going to be terrible with Kanter/without Horford.” Let’s dive into some numbers! Under Brad Stevens, Boston has consistently posted anywhere from solid to very good Defensive...
ClutchPoints Sep 16, 2019
Celtics news: Nicolas Batum, Evan Fournier heap praise on Vincent Poirier

Celtics news: Nicolas Batum, Evan Fournier heap praise on Vincent Poirier

The Boston Celtics may have unearthed a gem in French big man Vincent Poirier. Poirier was quite a revelation for France in the FIBA World Cup in China. While he played in limited minutes — largely as a backup for star big man Rudy Gobert — Poirier took advantage of the opportunities given to him […] The post Celtics news: Nicolas Batum, Evan Fournier heap praise on Vincent Poirier appeared first on ClutchPoints.
CelticsBlog Sep 16, 2019
Debate: The future of the Celtics on Team USA

Debate: The future of the Celtics on Team USA

Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Do Jerry Colangelo’s comments give the Celtics who played leeway, or were they a wakeup call to the American elite? SI released its top-100 NBA rankings, featuring Marcus Smart, Gordon Hayward, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum and Kemba Walker. We debated the criteria, before a forthcoming interview with Coach Nick to assess the four players who represented Boston with Team USA, coming up later this week on Havlicek. The Celtics Blog Podcast — Havlicek Stole the Pod — is back featuring myself, Alex Kungu and occasional roundtable appearances by...
ClutchPoints Sep 16, 2019
Celtics’ Marcus Smart reacts to Derrick Rose’s shoutout in autobiography

Celtics’ Marcus Smart reacts to Derrick Rose’s shoutout in autobiography

Despite what others say, NBA players still get flattered whenever a notable individual praises them over their game. For Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart, that moment came when Derrick Rose was complimenting his game in his new autobiography. The guard out of Oklahoma State was on his way to Los Angeles on personal business when […] The post Celtics’ Marcus Smart reacts to Derrick Rose’s shoutout in autobiography appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Sep 16, 2019
Danny Ainge, Brad Stevens’ wives played large part in hiring of women to Celtics staff

Danny Ainge, Brad Stevens’ wives played large part in hiring of women to Celtics staff

The NBA has been among the most progressive leagues in terms of hiring women, each year populating their benches and front offices with more diverse talent. The Boston Celtics have added former WNBA star Kara Lawson as an assistant coach and Allison Feaster as their director of player personnel. President of basketball operations Danny Ainge […] The post Danny Ainge, Brad Stevens’ wives played large part in hiring of women to Celtics staff appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Inquisitr Sep 14, 2019
NBA Rumors: Celtics, Pacers Could Explore Trade Centered On Myles Turner, Per ‘Hardwood Houdini’

NBA Rumors: Celtics, Pacers Could Explore Trade Centered On Myles Turner, Per ‘Hardwood Houdini’

Despite losing Kyrie Irving and Al Horford this summer, the Boston Celtics still decided to remain a competitive team in the Eastern Conference. Instead of getting younger, the Celtics surrounded Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown with quality players whom they believe could help them contend for the NBA championship title in the 2019-20 NBA season. In the 2019 NBA free agency, the Celtics immediately found replacements for Irving and Horford by signing Kemba Walker and Enes Kanter. With the core of Kemba Walker, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Gordon Hayward, and Enes Kanter, most people are...
ClutchPoints Sep 14, 2019
Celtics rookie Tacko Fall focusing on pick-and-roll defense this summer

Celtics rookie Tacko Fall focusing on pick-and-roll defense this summer

Tacko Fall went undrafted in the 2019 NBA Draft, and while he put on a solid performance for the Boston Celtics in the Summer League, he knows very well that he has a lot to work on. According to Tom Westerholm of Mass Live, the 7-foot-7 behemoth has spent the entire summer working on his […] The post Celtics rookie Tacko Fall focusing on pick-and-roll defense this summer appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Sep 13, 2019
Report: Celtics’ Tacko Fall will only miss a week with a knee sprain

Report: Celtics’ Tacko Fall will only miss a week with a knee sprain

The Boston Celtics received encouraging news on Friday when it was reported that center Tacko Fall should only miss one week after suffering a sprained knee in workouts: Tacko Fall has a mild knee sprain from a collision going up for a block during workouts and is expected to be out for just a week, […] The post Report: Celtics’ Tacko Fall will only miss a week with a knee sprain appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Celtics Player News

  • 1 Semi Ojeleye

    Semi Ojeleye

    Third year’s the charm: Semi Ojeleye and Daniel Theis look to solidify roles in rotation

  • 1 Daniel Theis

    Daniel Theis

    Third year’s the charm: Semi Ojeleye and Daniel Theis look to solidify roles in rotation

  • Kemba Walker

    Kemba Walker

    Debate: The future of the Celtics on Team USA

  • Jayson Tatum

    Jayson Tatum

    Debate: The future of the Celtics on Team USA

  • Enes Kanter

    Enes Kanter

    Enes Kanter jokes he waited all summer long to dunk on Tacko Fall

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