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Revisiting the Gordon Hayward to Boston Celtics Conversation
May 15th, 2014 at 9:59 AM
"Gordon Hayward to Boston"  was a hot topic during the season, which makes sense considering the Brad Stevens connection. The Boston Celtics need a scorer badly, and Gordon Hayward could potentially be that guy. ***PHOTO1*** Bleacher Report broke down the top five free agents the Celtics should pursue this summer. Hayward was...

Revisiting the Second Half of the Last Ten NBA Drafts. Danny Ainge Will Have Some Talent to Choose from, He Just Needs to Find It
May 13th, 2014 at 6:30 AM
The Boston Celtics will have a choice to make with the 17th pick in the NBA Draft this June. A lot has been made of the lottery pick that will be announced on May 20, but that 17th pick is already set in stone.  We took a quick look back at...

Four Teams That Could Be Interested in Avery Bradley During Free Agency
May 10th, 2014 at 10:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Avery Bradley is garnering a lot of discussion since the end of the Boston Celtics' season. The shooting guard, entering restricted free agency this summer, could have a few suitors if the Celtics allow him to test the waters. Bradley turned down a four-year $24 million dollar offer this winter,...

Where Does Boston Celtic Avery Bradley Stand Among His Shooting Guard Peers as He Seeks a New Contract
May 7th, 2014 at 1:07 PM
After a 25-57 year, anything can happen to the Boston Celtics roster. Trades, free agency, and the draft promise to alter the look of the fourth worst team in the NBA last year.  ***PHOTO1*** Avery Bradley is one of those players that could be on the way out, he is a restricted...

Would Dante Exum Be the Right Choice Even with Rajon Rondo on the Roster?
May 4th, 2014 at 1:22 PM
The Boston Celtics do not need a point guard. They have an All-Star championship winning one already: Rajon Rondo. However, this June the draft could force Danny Ainge to decide on whether he should choose a player based on need or based on talent. ***PHOTO1*** Enter, Dante Exum. The 6’6” point guard...

Could the Boston Celtics and Oklahoma City Thunder Swap Russell Westbrook and Rajon Rondo This Summer?
May 1st, 2014 at 7:42 AM
***PHOTO1*** It's been a slow hard few weeks without any Boston Celtics basketball to watch. The playoffs have been highly entertaining, but without the Celtics playing it just is not the same.  The challenge is finding things to continue to write about, so we'll continue to write about possible players Danny Ainge could...

Could Dion Waiters Fit in with the Boston Celtics
April 29th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
The Boston Celtics need to look in many different places in order to put together a team that can get back into the playoffs, gain experience, and win an 18th banner. While the slew of draft picks are wonderful, some of this building might have to come from trades. ***PHOTO1*** Last week...

Boston Celtics Could Be Waiting to Pounce on Wounded Playoff Teams This Summer, Making Houston Rockets’ Center Omer Asik a Target Again.
April 24th, 2014 at 7:58 AM
The Boston Celtics need a lot of pieces in order to climb out of the NBA's basement over the next season or two. They have put themselves into a position to do a lot of really great climbing with a slew of draft picks and some young talent that might...

Boston Celtics’ Bright Spots for the 2013-14 Season: Jared Sullinger
April 23rd, 2014 at 7:00 AM
Jared Sullinger started his 2013 summer spouting Celtic Pride. He stepped forward as a vocal leader. Then he got himself into some personal trouble, causing him to get suspended by the team for the opening game of the season (doesn't that feel like a really long time ago?). ***PHOTO1*** Sullinger's talent was never...

Boston Celtics’ Bright Spots for the 2013-14 Season: They’re in the Lottery
April 20th, 2014 at 10:27 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Boston Celtics are back in the lottery for the first time in 7 years. In 2007 the Celtics had the 5th pick in the draft after a horrible season and a disappointing lottery outcome. Greg Oden and Kevin Durant were the prizes at the top of that lottery. The...

Boston Celtics’ Bright Spots from the 2013-14 Season: Avery Bradley’s Offense
April 19th, 2014 at 12:46 PM
***PHOTO1*** Avery Bradley's offense was always the question mark. The All-NBA defensive talent needed to close the gap between his defensive prowess and his offensive ability. The 2013-14 season, while still hampered with injury for Bradley, was a step in the correct offensive direction. Some people have said that Bradley's shooting returned...

Boston Celtics’ Bright Spots from the 2013-14 Season: Brad Stevens
April 18th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
This is a no-brainer, right? Brad Stevens came out of nowhere a few years back in Butler with back-to-back NCAA Championship appearances. Last July he came out of nowhere again when it was announced he was going to be the next coach of the Boston Celtics. People were shocked, but...

Boston Celtics’ Bright Spots from the 2013-14 Season: Rajon Rondo’s Health
April 17th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
The season started with continuous questions regarding Rajon Rondo's health and his return to the court. The summer of 2013 was full of promise. Danny Ainge said it was "possible" that Rondo would be back by opening night. He was off by a few months. He returned on January 17, 2014. ***PHOTO1*** However,...

Boston Celtics’ Bright Spots from the 2013-14 Season: Kelly Olynyk
April 15th, 2014 at 9:39 AM
It's been a rough season for the Boston Celtics. They lost a lot of games. They lost a lot of close games. They showed some signs of regression throughout the season, and we here at Celtics101 tended to focus on the negative rather than the positive this season. ***PHOTO1*** So we decided...

Playing Around with the NBA Draft Lottery Outcomes for the Boston Celtics
April 13th, 2014 at 12:40 PM
***PHOTO1*** ESPN has a draft lottery machine and we decided to play around with it. You should too, here's the link. We played the game 10 times and wrote down the picks the Celtics won. They have a 8.8% chance at winning the lottery currently. In our 10 clicks on the lottery game...

Rajon Rondo Will Be in Boston This Summer and Would Like to “be Involved” in the Team Building Process
April 12th, 2014 at 12:43 PM
Rajon Rondo is excited for the summer. Then again, who isn't excited for the summer? The Boston Celtics will wrap up this long hard season on Wednesday night. A season that has showed fans some promise and some disappointment, while still keeping that flickering light, hope, lit.  ***PHOTO1*** The Celtics head into...

Rajon Rondo Has not Changed His Game Enough According to Tommy Heinsohn
April 10th, 2014 at 12:42 PM
The Boston Celtics have wiggled their way to the third worst record in the Eastern Conference, and also the entire NBA. They've done it through a 1-14 record March 9. The Celtics have found ways to lose close games and big leads over the last month of basketball.  ***PHOTO1*** Last night was...

The Boston Celtics Await the NBA Draft Lottery and Other Important Dates This Off-season
April 8th, 2014 at 9:53 AM
The Boston Celtics season is at the point where dates, countdowns, and college players are more important than the games themselves.  ***PHOTO1*** May 20 is the first big date for the future of the Celtics. The ping pong balls will fall where they may, and the Celtics will know exactly where they...

Taking a Look Back at Our NBA Predictions from the Start of the Season
April 7th, 2014 at 4:46 PM
The NBA regular season is winding down, the Boston Celtics have a few days off before playing their final five games. We thought we look back at the Eastern Conference predictions we made in October and compare them to what has actually happened.  ***PHOTO1*** Prediction              ...

The Boston Celtics Need to Finish the Season with Six More Losses: Fans Don’t Remember Bad Finishes to Regular Seasons
April 5th, 2014 at 5:15 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Boston Celtics have six games remaining in their 2013-14 campaign. They should lose them all, they have nothing to gain from any victories at this point. The season is over, their chance at improving is pretty much gone, there are no true moral victories on the schedule either. They...