5:24 PM EDT, Tue September 18, 2018
58 mins ago
Boston Celtics daily links 9/18/18

Boston Celtics daily links 9/18/18

All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald US rolls past Panama in World Cup qualifying, 78-48 Source: Celtics' Jabari Bird sought treatment before domestic violence incident Globe Marcus Smart reveals his mother’s death in heartfelt tribute on Twitter Celtics guard Marcus Smart announces his mother's death in emotional note CelticsBlog Report: Jamal Crawford and Celtics share “mutual interest” Summer Film School: point Horford ESPN Marcus Smart of Boston Celtics pays tribute to mother Camellia after cancer battle Celtics' Jabari Bird had sought mental health...
9 hours ago
Summer Film School: point Horford

Summer Film School: point Horford

It’s really nice to have Al Horford on this team The season is on the horizon. It’s time to get back into the swing of things by examining the intricacies of the game and it’s hard to talk about the finer points of the Boston Celtics’ offense without mentioning Al Horford, the center (hah) of basically everything good that happens with this team. Since acquiring Horford, the Celtics have made it to back-to-back Eastern Conference Finals, and his positive impact is undeniably obvious both on and off the box score. After the first two games of the season, the Celtics went on the...
17 hours ago
Report: Jamal Crawford and Celtics share “mutual interest”

Report: Jamal Crawford and Celtics share “mutual interest”

Jared Weiss of The Athletic reports that the Crawford wants to join a title contender. According to Jared Weiss of The Athletic, there is “mutual interest” between the Boston Celtics and veteran guard Jamal Crawford. Weiss joined host Evan Valenti on this week’s edition of Celtics Beat presented by CLNS Media and reported that the 38-year-old has interest in joining the Celtics’ already-deep bench. Here’s the quote from Weiss on the podcast: “I know that there is mutual interest between the Celtics and Crawford. That I do know. The Celtics didn’t make an offer to him....
Sep 17, 2018
Boston Celtics daily links 9/17/18

Boston Celtics daily links 9/17/18

All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald 2 US basketball players stabbed in Romania; 1 seriously hurt One Last Dance: Dwyane Wade returning to Heat for a final season CelticsBlog What Boston Celtics lineups are you most excited for? Lex Nihil Novi Nets Go Down Fighting Walton Goes for 19 & 13 in 25 Minutes NBC Sports Boston Jayson Tatum works out with Penny Hardaway What does Celtics' Yabusele have to do to get more playing time? 'Mutual interest' reported between Celtics and Jamal Crawford Celtics' Theis, back from knee surgery, looks to improve 3-point...
Sep 17, 2018
What Celtics lineups are you most excited for?

What Celtics lineups are you most excited for?

The Celtics are near full health entering training camp. Now, one of the deepest NBA teams in recent memory possesses countless rotation possibilities. Instagram revealed that Kyrie Irving is back on the court before training camp as he predicted, Daniel Theis is at the team’s facilities inching closer to his return, Terry Rozier raved about Gordon Hayward’s mobility and on Thursday, Hayward himself declared that he’s nearly 100 percent. A glance at the calendar reveals that we’re a week away from near normalcy at Celtics training camp. Depth, versatility and top-level talent fill...
Sep 15, 2018
Boston Celtics daily links 9/15/18

Boston Celtics daily links 9/15/18

All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald Prosecutor to review club incident involving Rockets' Harden Ginobili content with retirement after 16 seasons with Spurs Globe Officer involved in Sterling Brown arrest has been fired Gary Washburn: Ex-Celtic Dino Radja truly an international star WNBA players speaking out — loudly CelticsBlog CelticsBlog mailbag answer: 2 starting lineups for the Boston Celtics? Lex Nihil Novi Never Nervous Posts 5 Blocks in One Game Kobe Drawing Interesting Comparisons SI .com SI's Top 100 NBA Players of 2019: 25 Notes and...
Sep 15, 2018
CelticsBlog Pod 50: Gordon is back and reactions to Jabari Bird

CelticsBlog Pod 50: Gordon is back and reactions to Jabari Bird

New host Chris Grenham and Nick Gelso discuss a busy Thursday from the Auerbach Center. CelticsBlog writer and CLNS Media reporter Chris Grenham has taken over the hosting duties while Bobby Manning is overseas, and he and CLNS Media Founder Nick Gelso discussed a chaotic Thursday at the Auerbach Center in Brighton, Massachusetts. The day began with the arraignment of Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird. With the disturbing details of his arrest revealing a serious and scary situation, the team immediately released a statement noting that, first and foremost, their thoughts and are with the...
Sep 14, 2018
Horford over Kyrie? A reaction to SI’s Top 100 (video)

Horford over Kyrie? A reaction to SI’s Top 100 (video)

Jeff Goodman, Mike Petraglia, and Chris Grenham react to SI’s NBA Top 100 list. Sports Illustrated’s Ben Golliver and Rob Mahoney released their annual NBA Top 100 list this week and immediately grabbed the attention of Boston Celtics fans. Al Horford came in as the highest ranked Celtics player at 16, with Kyrie Irving landing just behind him at 17. Naturally, this had many fans up in arms. Are there really 16 players better than Kyrie Irving? Is Al Horford really the Celtics best player? And let’s not forget Jayson Tatum sitting at 39 overall. Jeff Goodman, Mike Petraglia, and...
Sep 14, 2018
CelticsBlog mailbag answer: 2 starting lineups for the Celtics?

CelticsBlog mailbag answer: 2 starting lineups for the Celtics?

Are the Celtics deep enough to field 2 starting-caliber lineups? Here’s a fun one. “Do the Celtics have enough good players to field 2 ‘starting’ lineups, and how would that look?” by DrBoothy Daniel Poarch Honestly, in the current landscape of the Eastern Conference, I think there’s a case to be made that the Celtics could win at least 30 games with a starting lineup of Smart, Rozier, Morris, Theis, and Baynes. Maybe more, if you’re particularly bullish on Scary Terry’s star potential. The offense might run pretty hot and cold -- perhaps a little too much freedom for...
Sep 14, 2018
Reacting to the disturbing details of Jabari Bird’s arrest (video)

Reacting to the disturbing details of Jabari Bird’s arrest (video)

The scary details of Bird’s arrest came out on Thursday at his arraignment at Brighton Municipal Court. BOSTON - Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird was officially arraigned on Thursday afternoon at Brighton Municipal Court, where we learned that the 24-year-old strangled his girlfriend at least a dozen times over a four-hour period last Friday. The details are disturbing to say the least, and Bird’s issues go far beyond the game of basketball, but what are some of the reactions around the team, media, and league? Jeff Goodman, Mike Petraglia, and Chris Grenham discuss their immediate...
Sep 13, 2018
Gordon Hayward is ready to go (video)

Gordon Hayward is ready to go (video)

Jeff Goodman says Gordon Hayward will undoubtedly start for Boston if healthy. BOSTON - Gordon Hayward spoke to the media on Thursday afternoon and said that he’s not concerned with who starts and who doesn’t. His mind is set on getting banner eighteen. Some feel as though there’s a debate to be had over the starting lineup for this year’s Celtics roster, but Jeff Goodman thinks the former all-star will start without question as long as there are no setbacks. Hear what Goodman had to say alongside Mike Petraglia and Nick Gelso below:
Sep 13, 2018
Hayward: “My goal is to help us get that banner” (video)

Hayward: “My goal is to help us get that banner” (video)

Gordon Hayward spoke to the media on Thursday afternoon at the Auerbach Center. BOSTON - The Boston Celtics are lucky to get back a healthy Gordon Hayward for the 2018-19 season, and the all-star spoke to the media at the Auerbach Center on Thursday afternoon. Hayward said that he “100%” expects to be ready to go when the Celtics hit the floor on October 16. Will he be in the starting lineup? That’s something Hayward isn’t worried about. “It’s not something I’m worried about at all. We’re worried about winning and putting another banner up behind you. We have so much depth...
Sep 13, 2018
Boston Celtics daily links 9/13/18

Boston Celtics daily links 9/13/18

All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald Celtics’ Gordon Hayward opens up about injury, is anxious to move forward Globe Here’s what Gordon Hayward said today about his recovery Celtics' Gordon Hayward says he's played four 5-on-5 games Celtics' Jabari Bird is facing charges in an alleged domestic assault CelticsBlog Update: Jabari Bird officially arraigned on charges of assaulting his girlfriend Celtics’ Jabari Bird stepping away from team to face assault charges ESPN Prosecutors allege Celtics guard Jabari Bird strangled woman at least a dozen...
Sep 13, 2018
Jabari Bird out on bail and taking time away from Celtics

Jabari Bird out on bail and taking time away from Celtics

Bird’s agent posted bail Thursday afternoon and the Celtics guard announced he’ll be stepping away from the team to address legal and medical issues. Jabari Bird’s agent, Aaron Goodwin, posted $50,000 bail for the Celtics’ guard Thursday afternoon according to Jared Weiss of The Athletic. Bird appeared in Brighton Municipal Court earlier in the day after his release from the hospital. He did not speak, beside to say he understood the charges against him. Per condition of his release, Bird will stay under supervision of his high school coach, Bill Mellis, and Jaylen Brown’s...
Sep 13, 2018
Report: Jabari Bird to appear in court on Thursday

Report: Jabari Bird to appear in court on Thursday

The guard has been hospitalized since his arrest on Friday night. Per MassLive’s Tom Westerholm, the District Attorney’s office says that Jabari Bird will appear in Brighton Municipal Court on Thursday. Jabari Bird will appear in Brighton Municipal Court today, according to the District Attorney's office. No specific time for the proceedings.— Tom Westerholm (@Tom_NBA) September 13, 2018 Bird has been under guarded watch at a local hospital since he was arrested for assault on Friday night in Brighton, Massachusetts. The 24-year-old guard was arrested for a domestic incident...