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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...

Boston Celtics Ownership Thought of Highly in New ESPN Poll
April 4th, 2014 at 6:19 AM
***PHOTO1*** It seems that ownership in sports is becoming more and more of an important facet to success. It doesn't just take ping-pong balls, a good coach, and warm winter weather to win in the NBA or any other league. It takes steady ownership. ESPN's forecast panel was handed a ballot and...

Brad Stevens Praised Washington Wizards Backcourt Tandem of John Wall and Bradley Beal
April 2nd, 2014 at 1:48 PM
***PHOTO1*** Avery Bradley and Rajon Rondo: are they the building blocks of a championship backcourt? The question has popped up numerous times this year. Injuries have made it nearly impossible to see the two coalesce in any meaningful way. They have shared the floor for 257 minutes and have a -32....

A Look Ahead at the Boston Celtics Schedule This Week Along with Some Thoughts on Avery Bradley and Rajon Rondo
April 1st, 2014 at 10:00 AM
This week we turn the calendar one final time during the 2013-14 Boston Celtics regular season schedule.  Let's take a quick look at what the first week in April has in store for the Celtics. ***PHOTO1*** Who are the Celtics playing this week? Wednesday @ Washington Wizards Season series: 1-1 Friday vs. Philadelphia 76ers Season series: 1-1 Saturday...

Brad Stevens and the Boston Celtics Giving Their All Despite Repeated Disappointment in Close Losses
March 31st, 2014 at 10:16 AM
Bill Parcells made the phrase famous in these parts: "You are what your record says you are." On Sunday night, staring out into the press, Brad Stevens must have felt the same way. This Boston Celtics team is 23-50, and that's exactly what they are. Sure they have played close games,...

Losses Taking a Toll on Brad Stevens and the Boston Celtics
March 30th, 2014 at 12:16 PM
This is why Doc Rivers is in sunny Los Angeles. This is why Paul Pierce convinced Kevin Garnett to join him in Brooklyn. This is why Danny Ainge went with a young, smart, and successful college coach.  ***PHOTO1*** In other words. This is hard. Losing on a consistent basis is hard. The...

Jared Sullinger Needs to Be Careful He Does not Start Attempting Three Pointers Like Antoine Walker
March 28th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
Jared Sullinger received a lot of attention for his fantastic 19 point fourth quarter on Wednesday night. He went 4 for 6 on three pointers, got the team back into the game and unfortunately (or fortunately) the Toronto Raptors hit a few big three pointers of their own to hold...

Danny Ainge Believes Boston Celtics are in Better Postion than They were in 2007
March 26th, 2014 at 1:45 PM
Let's take a trip back to March 2007. The Boston Celtics were in the midst of one of the worst seasons in franchise history. The ping pong balls were looking like they were going to fall in their favor. Down in the college ranks two kids names Greg Oden and...

Danny Ainge Downplays 2014 Draft Talent. He Needs to Draft the Correct Player, not the Best Player
March 25th, 2014 at 2:56 PM
We wonder why players want to play just one year in college then bolt for the NBA's greener pastures. Then we watch the same thing happen nearly every single season.   ***PHOTO1***   Here's what happens. Freshman enter the year over-hyped and over-publicized. They have praise heaped on them endlessly from June-November. Mock drafts...