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Jared Sullinger and Trey Burke, Childhood Friends, Will Team up Again in Rising Star Challenge
February 14th, 2014 at 6:31 AM
Jared Sullinger and Trey Burke go way back. In fact, they go back generations. Basketball is in their blood and that blood is tied together. Both boys grew up in Columbus, Ohio with fathers who taught them the game.  ***PHOTO1*** Jonathan Abrams put together a wonderful in depth piece on Grantland about the...

Jared Sullinger Should Be Sitting Out to Rest His Hand, Which is Drastically Affecting His Shooting Accuracy
January 6th, 2014 at 2:39 PM
The idea of Celtic Pride is older than the banners hanging from the rafters in the TDGarden. This summer "ubuntu" was retired when Doc Rivers, Paul Pierce, and Kevin Garnett left Boston. Jared Sullinger promised that this new group of Boston Celtics was going to play with Celtic Pride all year....

Vitor Faverani Should Be the Starting Center for the Boston Celtics
October 17th, 2013 at 11:39 AM
When the Boston Celtics signed Vitor Faverani this summer, fans raced to their computer to see what they could dig up on the big Brazilian. Many brushed it off as a signing of a bench warmer or a project. His three-year guaranteed contract raised some eye-brows and caused some people to...

Boston Celtics Training Camp Countdown – 12 Questions: Who Will Be Traded First?
September 21st, 2013 at 8:00 AM
Danny Ainge is willing to trade anyone and everyone. He's proved it numerous times just ask Kendrick Perkins, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Jason Terry, and Fab Melo. No one is safe, even Fab Melo. ***PHOTO1*** It seems likely that Ainge will continue to mold this roster over the course of the season,...

Boston Celtics Training Camp Countdown – 12 Questions: What Should Kelly Olynyk’s Nickname Be?
September 20th, 2013 at 7:00 AM
We are now only 11 days away from Boston Celtics training camp. Yesterday we discussed who would be the biggest surprise, and Gerald Wallace came out on top. Today, we will look at something a little more light hearted: nicknames. ***PHOTO1*** Question 2: What would be an appropriate nickname for Kelly Olynyk? A...

Danny Ainge Hints That Celtics with Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnet Would not Have “gone Very Far”
September 7th, 2013 at 11:05 AM
Danny Ainge appeared on the B.S. Report with Bill Simmons this past week to discuss the state of the Celtics and some of the decisions that had to be made regarding this year's team. The interview happened on Tuesday, but was not released until Friday.  Here is the full podcast ***PHOTO1*** The most...

Vitor Faverani Talks with CelticsSpa About His Experience Thus Far as a Celtic
August 30th, 2013 at 9:11 AM
In what appears to be a frequent occurrence, Vitor Faverani talked with Spanish language Celtics site CelticsSpa this week and had a few things to say regarding his new team and how the transition has been so far. Here is the full interview with questions from the fans during a podcast. Let's look...

Kelly Olynyk a Big Favorite Among His Peers in NBA Rookie Survey
August 26th, 2013 at 8:14 PM
The NBA likes to know what its rookies think about each other, so they have them fill out a survey with a collection of questions. After the Celtics got crushed in the New England Sports survey last week, the result of this one should make fans feel a little better...

Boston Summer Camp Part 15: Kelly Olynyk
August 16th, 2013 at 7:06 AM
In the final installment of Boston Celtics Summer Camp, we will look at Kelly Olynyk, the first round pick and star of Summer League in Orlando.  ***PHOTO1*** The man who was rated #2 by Mike Prada in his Summer League ranking on SBNation.com, just behind Cody Zeller. The man who averaged 18...

Boston Celtics and Memphis Grizzlies Working on a Deal for Fab Melo
August 15th, 2013 at 12:02 PM
According to The Commericial Appeal, the Celtics are looking to trade Fab Melo to the Memphis Grizzlies for Donte Greene. The two player swap could help the Celtics get below the cap, and also rid them of a player they do not see a future for. Donte Greene is another big body, who...

Boston Celtics Summer Camp Part 14: Vitor Faverani
August 15th, 2013 at 12:00 PM
Vitor Faverani aka "El Hombre Indestructible" is the biggest mystery on this Boston Celtics roster. He has played zero minutes in the NBA, videos and scouting were limited when he was signed. His ability will not be truly understand until he steps onto the court in live action.  Baxter Holmes of...

Boston Celtics Summer Camp Part 12: Fab Melo
August 12th, 2013 at 1:32 PM
Fab Melo is the next summer camper on Celtics 101. Melo is a tantalizing character, he has size and some discernable skills, particularly shot blocking. However, it has not translated to the pro game, at least it did not translate in his rookie year. He spent most of his time...

Boston Celtics Summer Camp Part 5: Kris Humphries
August 4th, 2013 at 12:18 PM
One of the newest Boston Celtics, Kris Humphries, is the next subject of Celtics 101's summer break down. Kris Humphries is a bit of a conundrum, he's blessed with size, one elite skill, and seemingly no personality. How will he fit in with Rajon Rondo and company? Only time will...

Boston Celtics Cut Shavlik Randolph, Keeping Roster at 15 Players
August 2nd, 2013 at 10:38 AM
The Boston Celtics have made the decision to move on from Shavlik Randolph and his $1.1 million guaranteed contract. Keeping Randolph on the books would have bloated the roster to 16 players, and put them even further above the salary cap. Randolph was a bit player at the end of last...

Kelly Olynyk Diagnosed with Plantar Fasciitis
July 29th, 2013 at 9:16 PM
Kelly Olynyk has been diagnosed with possibly one of the most obnoxious and painful injuries a basketball player can have: Plantar Fasciitis. A foot ailment that Joakim Noah has described as feeling like "walking on needles." ***PHOTO1*** Kelly Olynyk was lined up to play for Canada at the end of August in the...

Colton Iverson Leaves Boston Celtics, Signs with Turkish Team.
July 27th, 2013 at 11:53 PM
Colton Iverson was lined up for an unsure future with the Boston Celtics. He witnessed multiple bigs get signed by the Boston Celtics this summer. Instead of worrying about a roster spot, Iverson chose another fate. He signed with Turkish team Besiktas. It's a two year deal, and he can...

Vitor Faverani Added to the Boston Celtics Roster After Signing Three-Year Contract
July 23rd, 2013 at 7:43 AM
In what seems to be a trend over the course of the past 12 months, and especially this summer, Danny Ainge has signed another very tall man to wear the green and white of the Boston Celtics. This time he crossed the Atlantic to find 6'11" Vitor Faverani, a 25 year-old...

Is Colton Iverson Ready to Play for the Boston Celtics?
July 10th, 2013 at 7:00 AM
It's time for another introduction to a possible brand new Boston Celtic. Today, the Celtics' second round pick, Colton Iverson, is the subject. Iverson is rumored to be considering a move to Europe if the Celtics do not offer him a roster spot. He'll have to impress at summer league...

Jason Collins Gets the Start, Now What?
December 20th, 2012 at 12:57 PM
It wasn't at all surprising that coach Doc Rivers shifted the Boston Celtics' starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Celtics were coming off probably their worst stretch of basketball in quite some time. They had lost three in a row - going 0-3 on their three...

Should the Boston Celtics Be Interested in Darko Milicic?
July 18th, 2012 at 6:21 PM
In the past few weeks those media sources that haven't been too busy covering the Boston Celtics' pursuit of Courtney Lee have reported Boston's apparent interest in Minnesota Timberwolves free agent center Darko Milicic. The former second overall pick in 2003 out of Serbia, Milicic has been perceived as one...