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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Boston Celtics Rest up Before a Heavy Stretch of Games
March 24th, 2014 at 8:04 PM
The Boston Celtics have an interesting stretch of games this week. They have not played since losing Friday night to the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center. They will return to action on Wednesday night against the Toronto Raptors at the TD Garden.  Let's take a look at the entire week...

Brad Stevens Could Be Paving the Way for Other NCAA Coaches
March 23rd, 2014 at 2:06 PM
***PHOTO1*** Boston Celtics fans have had two very different experiences with coaches making the leap from college to the pros. Rick Pitino signed a massive contract in 1997 with the hope of drafting Tim Duncan and leading the Celtics to their 17th banner. Needless to say, that is not how it went...

Jeff Green’s Rollercoaster Season with the Boston Celtics Cannot Be the Norm
March 23rd, 2014 at 5:10 AM
Jeff Green had it all in front of him this season. The superstars were gone. Rajon Rondo was injured. The coach was new. The stage was his. Unfortunately, it wasn't all neat and tidy like so many in Boston had hoped. The smooth and silky forward continued his strange relationship...

Boston Celtics’ Field Goal Percentage is Dropping Fast All Over the Floor
March 19th, 2014 at 10:49 AM
On December 8, 2013 we broke some shooting stats for the Boston Celtics after 21 games of their season in an article called Boston Celtics Shooting Very Successfully on Mid-Range Shots, a Lost Art in the NBA. ***PHOTO1*** They were 9-12 and leading the Atlantic Division and playing some decent basketball. They...