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CelticsBlog 1 hour ago
Ime Udoka proved the perfect hire for the Boston Celtics

Ime Udoka proved the perfect hire for the Boston Celtics

Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Patient. Biting. Experienced. Prepared. Ime Udoka faced a tall task in his first year with the Celtics and couldn’t have fared better. When Danny Ainge stepped down and Brad Stevens pivoted upstairs last spring, the Celtics as an organization appeared in decline. Ainge, an institution who couldn’t make a bad move steering the franchise for nearly two decades, left suddenly in the wake of several rough drafts, questionable signings, and Kemba Walker’s unfortunate knee injury. Stevens moving to GM was unprecedented after emerging...
CelticsBlog 1 hour ago
Day 2 NBA free agency open thread

Day 2 NBA free agency open thread

Photo by Elsa/ Free agency is being somewhat overshadowed by a certain trade demand. The first day of NBA free agency is in the books and a LOT of money was handed out. Last I checked the total number was in the billions. None of that was handed out by the Boston Celtics as of this posting, but the day is young and it is early in the process. Some of the potential Boston targets are off the board (Kyle Anderson, Isaiah Hartenstein, Nic Batum, Gary Harris, and others) but there are still plenty others still out there. Of course there could be a longer wait on some of...
CelticsBlog 14 hours ago
Rumor: Danilo Gallinari choosing between Celtics and Bulls

Rumor: Danilo Gallinari choosing between Celtics and Bulls

Photo by Michael Reaves/ The sharpshooter would give the Celtics some needed court spacing The first substantial Celtics rumor of the NBA free agency period has Danilo Gallinari choosing between Boston and Chicago, as reported first by Jake Fischer. Sounds like Danilo Gallinari will be deciding between Chicago and Boston for his next team. The Bulls have much of the full MLE to offer, roughly $8M AAV and a hair more than the Celtics. But Boston appears to be Gallo's preferred landing spot.— Jake Fischer (@JakeLFischer) June 30, 2022 Bulls currently favorite to...
CelticsBlog 14 hours ago
NBA Free Agency open thread

NBA Free Agency open thread

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Comment away on the Boston Celtics free agent moves (or lack thereof) in the early moments of NBA free agency NBA Free Agency has kicked off as of 6:00 PM EST and a slew of Free Agent deals have already been agreed upon and reported. See a complete running list here. So far (as I’m writing this) the Boston Celtics haven’t made any moves to add anyone via trade or free agency, but it is still early yet. As we’ve covered in great detail, Brad Stevens has the green light (pun intended) to use whatever means he has to make the...
NESN.com 14 hours ago

What’s Worst-Case Scenario For Celtics After Kevin Durant Trade Request?

The reported trade request of Kevin Durant briefly was viewed as a positive development for the Celtics — despite the fact Boston probably shouldn’t offer what it takes to acquire him. But an ensuing report noting how Durant included the Miami Heat on his list of desired landing spots might have been met with a […] The post What’s Worst-Case Scenario For Celtics After Kevin Durant Trade Request? appeared first on NESN.com.
CelticsBlog 14 hours ago
SBN Reacts: The Celtics targets with the TPE and MLE

SBN Reacts: The Celtics targets with the TPE and MLE

Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NBA. Each week we ask questions of the most plugged-in Boston Celtics fans and fans across the country. Things move fast in free agency, so I’m pushing these poll results as soon as I can before they become even more obselete. Who should the Celtics get with the MLE? Most of you said T.J. Warren. A good choice in my opinion. How about the TPE? Well, your top choice is already gone with DeJounte Murray headed to Atlanta. Maybe we can still make a move for your 2nd...
NESN.com 15 hours ago

How Celtics Can Offer Nets Best Trade Package For Kevin Durant

The Brooklyn Nets would be wise to let the Boston Celtics in on the Kevin Durant sweepstakes. While the list of Durant’s preferred destinations started to leak out after the superstar requested a trade from the Nets on Thursday, Boston’s potential trade offer could fill the needs of Brooklyn better than nearly any team in […] The post How Celtics Can Offer Nets Best Trade Package For Kevin Durant appeared first on NESN.com.
NESN.com 15 hours ago

NBA Rumors: Mutual Interest Reported Between Celtics, Danilo Gallinari

In what is certainly the biggest NBA news of the day, the Boston Celtics and forward Danilo Gallinari are said to have mutual interest ahead of NBA free agency. While the focus of the NBA world is set on Kevin Durant’s reported trade request, ESPN’s Dave McMenamin reports Gallinari is seeking the mid-level exception and […] The post NBA Rumors: Mutual Interest Reported Between Celtics, Danilo Gallinari appeared first on NESN.com.
NESN.com 15 hours ago

Two Nets Players Celtics Could Target After Kevin Durant Trade Request

Kevin Durant reportedly requested a trade from the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday, and while some figure out offers for the superstar, teams like the Boston Celtics can look at other members of the roster for upgrades. In a follow-up report, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski noted the entire roster is available in trade talks. It’s likely the […] The post Two Nets Players Celtics Could Target After Kevin Durant Trade Request appeared first on NESN.com.
CelticsBlog 17 hours ago
Marcus Smart exit interview: true point guard

Marcus Smart exit interview: true point guard

Photo by Elsa/ In his first season at the helm, the longest tenured Celtic won Defensive Player of the Year. true point guard \ troo-POYnt-gaard \noun1.) a skilled ballhandler and passer who dribbles the ball up the court, sets up teammates for scoring opportunities, and serves as the coach on the floor2.) a relic of 20th century basketball that’s incompatible to the modern game and unnecessary for an effective offense3.) see also: floor general synonyms: Mark Jackson, John Stockton, Andre Miller, Avery Johnson, Chris Paul antonyms: Steph Curry, Derrick Rose,...
NESN.com 17 hours ago

Kevin Durant Odds: Where Celtics, Others Land After Reported Trade Request

Kevin Durant is about to drastically improve some team’s NBA title odds. In the meantime, what’s the safe bet as to where he’ll actually land? Durant on Thursday reportedly requested a trade from the Brooklyn Nets, sending shockwaves through the NBA. Now, as free agency gets set to begin, the Nets are going to hold […] The post Kevin Durant Odds: Where Celtics, Others Land After Reported Trade Request appeared first on NESN.com.
NESN.com 17 hours ago

Celtics Should Tread Carefully As Kevin Durant Requests Trade From Nets

Kevin Durant sent shockwaves through the NBA on Thursday afternoon, a few hours before the official start of free agency, as the superstar reportedly requested to be traded by the Brooklyn Nets. ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski was the first to report Durant’s trade request. Wojnarowski shared that Nets general manager Sean Marks is working […] The post Celtics Should Tread Carefully As Kevin Durant Requests Trade From Nets appeared first on NESN.com.
CelticsBlog 18 hours ago
Payton Pritchard exit Interview: paving his way

Payton Pritchard exit Interview: paving his way

Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Fast PP earned his minutes this year. Now, he needs to solidify a role for himself. Dennis Schroder’s off-season acquisition was seen as a huge coup for the Boston Celtics, but unfortunately, it had a negative effect on Payton Pritchard’s ability to find a rhythm early in the season. Ime Udoka, like most new head coaches, placed his trust with the veterans on Boston’s roster, and the younger players were left fighting for scraps. But then, on December 4, Pritchard had himself a night to remember, as he dropped 19 points on the...
CelticsBlog 19 hours ago
“The rest” exit interview: The end of the bench provided Boston with rhythm and vibes

“The rest” exit interview: The end of the bench provided Boston with rhythm and vibes

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Boston’s bench was filled with potential, filler, and vibes. “The rest” of the Boston Celtics’ roster didn’t have much of a role this season. Ime Udoka ran a tight ship that left very little room for the end of the bench to earn playing time. To put it into perspective, these six players combined to earn 295 minutes this season. Daniel Theis joined the Celtics at the trade deadline and logged 393. But just because they didn’t get much of an opportunity this season, it doesn’t mean they can’t have an impact moving...
NESN.com 19 hours ago

Jaylen Brown Claps Back At Draymond Green Amid Consistent NBA Finals Jabs

Draymond Green continues to talk smack about the Boston Celtics, and members of the team, throughout his post-NBA Finals media tour. Well, Celtics star Jaylen Brown has offered his response. “You can say whatever (when) you win,” Brown wrote in a quote-tweet of Green on “The Old Man & The Three” podcast with JJ Reddick. […] The post Jaylen Brown Claps Back At Draymond Green Amid Consistent NBA Finals Jabs appeared first on NESN.com.

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  • 1 Marcus Smart

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    Marcus Smart exit interview: true point guard

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    Robert Williams

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