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Source: Knicks' asking price for Kristaps Porzingis too high right now for Celtics

Source: Knicks' asking price for Kristaps Porzingis too high right now for Celtics

The Celtics, leaders in the field right now if New York president Phil Jackson is indeed interested in trading his so-called unicorn, are waiting for the asking price on Kristaps Porzingis to drop as we close in on tonight’s NBA draft.
Jun 20, 2017
Josh Jackson wanted to meet with Celtics, couldn't work it out

Josh Jackson wanted to meet with Celtics, couldn't work it out

NEW YORK — Former Kansas forward Josh Jackson shot down the notion that he was unwilling to work out for the Celtics, saying, instead, that he would love to play for Boston.Speaking a pre-draft availability, Jackson said that he wanted to work out with the Celtics after they traded down to the No. 3 slot, but he couldn't get the scheduling right.
Jun 19, 2017
No Celtics workout today for draft prospect Josh Jackson

No Celtics workout today for draft prospect Josh Jackson

At this point, the Celtics may not see Josh Jackson unless they possibly draft him Thursday night.A team source confirmed an ESPN report that the Celtics were unable to arrange a workout with the Kansas forward today. "Not yet," the source said when asked if the team was still hoping to schedule a session with Jackson prior to Thursday night’s draft.
Jun 18, 2017
A look at Celtics targets Josh Jackson, Jayson Tatum

A look at Celtics targets Josh Jackson, Jayson Tatum

Danny Ainge clearly has a great capacity for fallout if one of his big gambles doesn’t work. That gambler’s confidence explains why the Celtics president sounded excited Monday about trading out of the top pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft.Markelle Fultz presented a conundrum that the Celtics ultimately couldn’t tolerate — a potentially great scorer with mediocre defensive upside. Brad Stevens’ system values defensive versatility, and perhaps the Celtics coach was squeamish about eventually pairing one defensive liability with another in Isaiah Thomas.
Jun 18, 2017
Celtics' Danny Ainge confident he will get his guy at No. 3

Celtics' Danny Ainge confident he will get his guy at No. 3

Danny Ainge shed some light on his motives for sending the No. 1 overall pick to Philadelphia for the No. 3 and a highly protected first-rounder down the road.The Celtics were going to take someone other than Markelle Fultz if they held onto the top pick in Thursday night’s draft, Ainge said. The team believes that same player will be available to them now in the third slot.
Jun 16, 2017
Markelle Fultz set to visit 76ers amid trade talks with Celtics

Markelle Fultz set to visit 76ers amid trade talks with Celtics

Talks between the Celtics and Philadelphia over the top pick in Thursday’s draft will take a major step today, with Markelle Fultz set to work out for the Sixers in the early evening.A source close to Fultz told the Herald of the visit. Sixers management has told Philadelphia media that the team, after working out Kentucky point guard and high lottery prospect De’Aaron Fox, has another workout scheduled for tonight.
Jun 14, 2017
Celtics-Lakers set to highlight Las Vegas summer league slate

Celtics-Lakers set to highlight Las Vegas summer league slate

Get ready for a new level to the Celtics-Lakers rivalry — this time in summer league. The NBA unveiled the schedule for the summer leagues in Utah and Las Vegas next month. And the Celtics and Lakers will be featured prominently in their first game in Vegas during a game televised on ESPN.That could pit the first two picks of next week’s NBA draft against each other. It might be Markelle Fultz in green and Lonzo Ball in the purple and gold. 
Jun 13, 2017
Isaiah Thomas, Al Horford follow Gordon Hayward on Instagram

Isaiah Thomas, Al Horford follow Gordon Hayward on Instagram

Let the overreacting commence.NBA free agency doesn't open until July 1, but that doesn't appear to be stopping the Celtics from hitting the recruiting trail. At the least, they're stirring the pot on social media.It sounds ridiculous, but this doesn't seem to be a coincidence. One day after Isaiah Thomas followed soon-to-be free agent Gordon Hayward on Instagram, Al Horford has followed suit. Their actions -- the simple pressing of a follow button -- have been noticed.
Jun 4, 2017
Celtics getting to know Markelle Fultz in visit to Boston this week

Celtics getting to know Markelle Fultz in visit to Boston this week

Markelle Fultz’s quest to become the top pick in the June 22 NBA draft entered an important stage today, when the former University of Washington guard began two days of meetings and workouts with the Celtics.Today’s slate was expected to include interviews with team president Danny Ainge, coach Brad Stevens, and the team’s scouting and personnel staff.
May 31, 2017
Five NBA Finals storylines to watch

Five NBA Finals storylines to watch

The wait -- the long, seemingly endless wait -- is over, and it's finally time for the tip-off of the NBA Finals tonight between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors, who host Game 1 at 9 p.m. at Oracle Arena.
May 25, 2017
Isaiah Thomas opens up on difficult end to Celtics season

Isaiah Thomas opens up on difficult end to Celtics season

How difficult was it for Isaiah Thomas to obey the orders of doctors and shut it down for the last three games of the Eastern Conference finals?Very difficult.Thomas said today that in the locker room after Game 2, when the Celtics medical staff decided the condition of Thomas’ right hip was too deteriorated for him to continue playing, he insisted he was adamant about playing.
May 24, 2017
Celtics' season ends with Game 5 rout by LeBron, Cavs

Celtics' season ends with Game 5 rout by LeBron, Cavs

Someday, at a more mature stage when their young and future stars have been tempered by a few more postseasons, the Celtics might have this ability to move in for the kill.Cleveland walked onto the parquet Thursday night, not with thoughts of Golden State, but with a mind to putting these exacerbating Celtics down for the year.The C’s certainly made themselves felt against the defending champs, first with a Game 3 win in Cleveland and then a surprising length of time in the lead in Game 4.
May 24, 2017
Cavs 'expect a lot of fight' from backs-to-the-wall Celtics tonight

Cavs 'expect a lot of fight' from backs-to-the-wall Celtics tonight

Elimination games in the NBA playoffs inspire acts of desperation.Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue mentioned the challenges of facing a desperate team during the Cavaliers’ shootaround this morning at the TD Garden.The Cavaliers can advance to the NBA finals against the Golden State Warriors for the third straight year with a victory over the Celtics in tonight’s Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals.
May 22, 2017
Celtics' valiant effort falls short in Game 4 loss

Celtics' valiant effort falls short in Game 4 loss

CLEVELAND — Brad Stevens was talking about his team’s Game 3 shooting Tuesday morning when he said, “The only time you don’t believe in the law of averages is when your team is hot.”So the Celtics came out hot again and led for the majority of the second and third quarters, and discovered that in the Eastern Conference,the law of averages is generally dictated by LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love.
May 22, 2017
Isaiah Thomas in process of seeking opinions on ailing hip

Isaiah Thomas in process of seeking opinions on ailing hip

Isaiah Thomas met with his first hip specialist yesterday, and based on what Brad Stevens had to say this morning, the Celtics guard may have many visits to make before he decides on a course of action, including surgery.According to a team source, Thomas planned to speak with doctors in Boston and New York, and may expand the process to other parts of the country as well.