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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...

Is Jared Sullinger Hitting the Wall?
January 26th, 2014 at 12:24 PM
Last season Jared Sullinger played in 45 games for the Boston Celtics. He improved steadily each month, then his back started causing issues and he missed the last two months of the season. He played last minutes per game and his responsibilities on the court, and off the court, were much...

Who is Going to Stop Kevin Durant in Boston Tonight?
January 24th, 2014 at 7:46 AM
The Boston Celtics welcome the Oklahoma City Thunder to the TDGarden tonight. The only visit from the Western Conference contenders will be sure to be an interesting game given the skeleton crew that the Celtics are suddenly playing with.  ***PHOTO1*** Kevin Durant is playing like no other person on the planet right...

Gerald Wallace is Having Difficulty Finding Any Pleasure in the Boston Celtics’ First Win
November 7th, 2013 at 11:42 AM
Gerald Wallace wants to win basketball games. He's an intense player whose nickname "Crash" is apt. However, it seems that Wallace's desire to win is only matched by his desire to do it on his own terms, the way he likes it. Before last night's victory over the Utah Jazz Gerald...

Gerald Wallace Toeing the Line Between Team Leader and Complainer
October 21st, 2013 at 10:05 AM
Gerald Wallace is starting to find his voice following Boston Celtics losses. After the Philadelphia 76ers trounced the Celtics last week Gerald Wallace called out his teammates, "We just have to get everybody playing with the same effort" he said last week. On Sunday evening, after the Minnesota Timberwolves put the...

Jeff Green’s Shooting Slump in Preseason Means He Needs to Start Filling the Box Score
October 13th, 2013 at 9:51 PM
A lot of the summer of 2013 was spent planting hope in the Boston Celtics garden. The growth would take time. The garden was not going to get completely pulled apart, there were some seeds that would remain. Jeff Green was one of those seeds. Celtics fan watched him grow...

Gerald Wallace Will Need to Continue His Momentum Throughout the Preseason
October 9th, 2013 at 7:00 AM
Gerald Wallace comes across as a streaky player. He feeds off energy and momentum. The opening preseason game was a good start for the veteran seeking a fresh start in Boston. The aptly nicknamed "Crash" scored 16 points, earned a few Tommy Points, and ran hard throughout his 26 minutes. As...

Boston Celtics Training Camp Countdown – 12 Questions: Who Will Be the Biggest Surprise This Season
September 19th, 2013 at 7:00 AM
Training camp is coming quickly. Thankfully our NBA thirst will be somewhat quenched when players actually begin to take the court again.   We here at Celtics 101 thought we could ask 12 questions as a countdown to the merciful day that Brad Stevens will don a lanyard and a whistle...

Jared Sullinger Reportedly Hires Aaron Hernandez Laywers
September 4th, 2013 at 6:53 PM
***PHOTO1*** In a report from Comcast Sports Network, Jared Sullinger has hired two lawyers from the Aaron Hernandez defense team. Charlie Rankin and Jamie Sultan accompanied Sullinger to his hearing on Wednesday morning in Waltham District Court. Sullinger pled not-guilty to the domestic violence charges brought against him. Allegedly Sullinger pinned his girlfriend...

Jared Sullinger the Latest Boston Athlete Making Headlines for the Wrong Reasons
September 3rd, 2013 at 6:34 PM
Jared Sullinger has spent the entire off-season talking a big game. He spoke of Celtic Pride and believed that tanking was not in the team's vocabulary. He was turning into a leader of this young bunch of non-tanking, up-starts ready to prove all the pundits wrong.  ***PHOTO1*** Then on Tuesday morning Sullinger turned...

Boston Celtics Inviting Damen Bell-Holter to Training Camp
September 2nd, 2013 at 7:07 PM
Damen Bell-Holter, a former Oral Roberts power forward has been invited to the Boston Celtics training camp according to The Alaska Sports Blog, through some good digging by Red's Army.  Judging by his highlight reel below, Bell-Holter is an effective scorer in the post, and also rebounds well on the offensive end...

Boston Celtics Summer Camp Part 6: Jared Sullinger
August 5th, 2013 at 2:37 PM
Jared Sullinger, the man who stayed at Ohio State one year too long, the man who plummeted in the draft due to injury concerns, the man who wants to revive Celtic Pride, is next on our summer camp preview. ***PHOTO1*** Sullinger, a rookie last year, steadily improved with every passing game. The...

Boston Celtics Summer Camp: Brandon Bass
August 1st, 2013 at 9:00 AM
Brandon Bass is entering his third season on the Boston Celtics, a season that could be much tougher than his previous two seasons. His numbers went down last year. His minutes got cut down a little, and he seemed a little bit less involved. Beyond the numbers he seemed like...

Boston Celtics Summer Camp Part 2: Gerald Wallace
July 31st, 2013 at 8:00 AM
Gerald Wallace came to the Boston Celtics in the Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett trade. His three-year $30 million contract can easily be called an "Albatross." In fact that could be his nickname in Boston if he performs the way he did in Brooklyn last season. He had his worst...

Boston Celtics Summer Camp Part One: Jeff Green
July 30th, 2013 at 12:20 PM
It's August in the NBA. The rosters are (almost) set, and it's time for players to start improving their games. Here at Celtics 101, we are going to go through the Celtics roster and pick out a few things that each Celtic can do to improve his game before the...

Boston Celtics Might Have to Choose Between Shavlik Randolph and Jordan Crawford
July 29th, 2013 at 1:37 PM
The deadline is fast approaching for the Boston Celtics to make a decision regarding Shavlik Randolph. On Wednesday, Randolph's team option worth 1,106,942, per HoopsHype, will either be picked up by the Celtics, making all that money guaranteed, or they will elect to not pick it up and Randolph will make...

Jeff Green Will Be Thrust into Leadership Role This Season with Boston Celtics
July 17th, 2013 at 8:00 AM
Jeff Green's journey to this 2013-14 season was long and winding. Starting with the 2007 NBA Draft  when the Celtics actually took him with the fifth pick overall and now culminating in a rebuilding process that may allow him to claim his place as the foundation of a new Celtics...

Boston Celtics’ Brandon Bass Answers with Best Game of the Season
February 27th, 2013 at 10:47 AM
The Boston Celtics fans and paparazzi have been extremely critical of Celtic forward Brandon Bass this season. After a career year in 2012, Bass signed a three- year contract extension in the offseason with Boston, but he has regressed in every single significant statistic this year, leading many question why the...

The Boston Celtics and Finding Jeff Green in His Spot
November 15th, 2012 at 5:24 PM
Much as been made of Jeff Green's slow start this year for the Boston Celtics. Much has also been made of his breakout performance Wednesday night against the Utah Jazz. It should surprise no one that Green spent a while trending on Twitter last night. After all when you throw down...

Should the Boston Celtics Start Jared Sullinger?
November 5th, 2012 at 3:41 PM
Boston Celtic rookie Jared Sullinger got the first start of his NBA career on Saturday, November 3rd against the Washington Wizards. Coincidentally (or not) the Celtics got their first win on Saturday, beating Washington 89-86 on the strength of Paul Pierce's go ahead three and Jason Terry's two clutch free...