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CelticsBlog 16 hours ago
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...

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CelticsBlog 7 hours ago
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 12 hours ago
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 15 hours ago
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 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...
CelticsBlog Oct 22, 2020
Offseason Preview Series: Celtics trade ideas

Offseason Preview Series: Celtics trade ideas

Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via It’s unlikely a blockbuster goes down, but Danny Ainge has never been afraid to make big offseason trades If the Boston Celtics are going to make big roster changes, it’s likely to come via trade. With no cap space and likely having only the Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception of $5.7 million, options are limited to improve the roster via other means. While they lack the full Non-Taxpayer MLE, or even the Bi-Annual Exception, the Celtics have an abundance of tradable pieces. Boston has four draft picks, including three in the first round. The roster is...
CelticsBlog Oct 22, 2020
2020 Draft Profiles: Lottery bigs who could fit the Celtics

2020 Draft Profiles: Lottery bigs who could fit the Celtics

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/ There aren’t a ton of elite big men in this draft class, but two in particular could be targets at the 14th pick. Turning the page from a playoff exit towards the offseason, Danny Ainge has given himself a simple charge: find a way to make this roster better. With three first-round picks, a second-rounder, and a glut of young players already on the roster, the Boston Celtics can only get so young while chasing Banner 18. Without rehashing what the offseason holds (as Keith Smith, Bill Sy and myself discussed in a winter primer), Ainge will have to make some sort...
CelticsBlog Oct 22, 2020
CelticBlog exit interview: Brad Stevens

CelticBlog exit interview: Brad Stevens

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Despite some turbulent moments, Stevens proved why he’s still one of the best young coaches in the league. For the first time in his NBA coaching career, Brad Stevens entered the 2019-20 season looking for redemption. A coach whose stock had been on an upward trajectory since joining the NBA ranks in 2013, Stevens found himself under a microscope following the Celtics dismal 2018-19 season, where they were unceremoniously dumped out of the playoffs in the second round. It wasn’t just the underwhelming exit, but how the team chemistry never felt right all...
CelticsBlog Oct 21, 2020
Daniel Theis undergoes successful left knee surgery

Daniel Theis undergoes successful left knee surgery

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Theis is expected to be fully available for training camp prior to the 2021 season The Boston Celtics announced that center Daniel Theis underwent successful surgery on his left knee. It was an arthroscopic surgery for Theis that included removing a loose body in his knee. #NEBHInjuryReport Daniel Theis yesterday underwent a successful arthroscopic procedure on his left knee, including removal of a loose body. The surgery was performed by Celtics Team Physician Dr. Tony Schena at New England Baptist Hospital.— Boston Celtics (@celtics) October...
CelticsBlog Oct 21, 2020
2020 Offseason Preview Series: Celtics options, guarantees and qualifying offers

2020 Offseason Preview Series: Celtics options, guarantees and qualifying offers

Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Boston has eight players they need to make decisions on for the 2021 season As the offseason approaches, the Boston Celtics have eight players who have a player or team option, a non-guaranteed contract or are eligible to receive a qualifying offer. We covered Gordon Hayward’s player option decision extensively already. We’re going to look at the other seven players here. In order of magnitude they are: · Daniel Theis - $5,000,000 – fully non-guaranteed · Enes Kanter - $5,005,350 – player option · Semi Ojeleye - $1,752,950...
CelticsBlog Oct 21, 2020
Boston Celtics daily links 10/21/20

Boston Celtics daily links 10/21/20

Paul Pierce 2005 All Star Game | Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Globe Jaylen Brown nearly skipped restart after grandfather’s cancer diagnosis What has been settled for the next NBA season? Just about nothing CelticsBlog Post your best Boston Celtics trade ideas CelticsBlog exit interview: Semi Ojeleye 2020 draft profiles: lottery wings who could fit the Celtics 2020 draft profiles: lottery guards who could fit the Celtics If the Celtics need a backup PG, why not give Carsen Edwards a shot? Lex Nihil Novi ...
NESN.com Oct 21, 2020

NBA Rumors: Celtics ‘Monitoring’ Andre Drummond-Cavs Negotiations?

With all respect to Daniel Theis, the Boston Celtics need help in the frontcourt. And, according to a new report, Danny Ainge and Co. might have their eyes on a star to potentially solve their interior woes. The Cleveland Cavaliers are involved in “uncomfortable” contract negotiations with center Andre Drummond, Forbes’ Evan Dammarell reported Wednesday, […] The post NBA Rumors: Celtics ‘Monitoring’ Andre Drummond-Cavs Negotiations? appeared first on NESN.com.
CelticsBlog Oct 21, 2020
If the Celtics need a backup PG, why not give Carsen Edwards a shot?

If the Celtics need a backup PG, why not give Carsen Edwards a shot?

Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via If a departure by Brad Wanamaker forces Boston to fill the void behind Kemba Walker, the Celtics might be better off using their draft picks elsewhere and giving Carsen Edwards the chance to earn that spot. Brad Wanamaker will hit free agency this offseason. He might be back in Boston. He might take an offer elsewhere. There’s no guarantee of his interest or that the Celtics will fight hard to retain him, leaving open minutes behind Kemba Walker in the rotation. The draft naturally provides a route for Boston to fill that gap. Names like Kira Lewis...
CelticsBlog Oct 21, 2020
2020 draft profiles: lottery wings who could fit the Celtics

2020 draft profiles: lottery wings who could fit the Celtics

Photo by Mitchell Layton/ With Boston sitting at #14, adding another shooter or strong-bodied wing would add to their positional versatility. With three first-round picks, a second-rounder, and a glut of young players already on the roster, the Boston Celtics can only get so young while chasing Banner 18. Without rehashing what the offseason holds (as Keith Smith, Bill Sy and myself discussed in a winter primer), Ainge will have to make some sort of move to clear picks or find takers for their 2019 rookie class, as there aren’t enough roster spots to accommodate everyone. In looking at...
CelticsBlog Oct 21, 2020
CelticsBlog exit interview: Semi Ojeleye

CelticsBlog exit interview: Semi Ojeleye

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports After his third season in Boston, was this Semi Ojeleye’s last in green? No one can accuse Semi Ojeleye of not being a good teammate and not lacking in work ethic. In his three seasons with the Boston Celtics, Semi has been involved in a bit of everything for the team, from routinely being the poster boy of Weird Celtics Twitter memes for his massive biceps and chiseled physique to defending the likes of Giannis and Harden routinely through grueling 82-game seasons. The Celtics have a team option on Ojeleye for the 2020-21 season to the tune of $1,752,950....

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