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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...

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...

Some Quick Injury Updates on the Boston Celtics
March 4th, 2014 at 2:24 PM
ESPN's Chris Forsberg gave an update on the some Boston Celtics' injuries. Here is the link. Olynyk Returns to Practice for Ailing C's ***PHOTO1*** Olynyk gave his toe injury a test run on Tuesday morning. Olynyk has not played since February 24. He will have his toe re evaluated on Wednesday morning before the game against the...

Some Links to Trade Rumors for the Boston Celtics
February 19th, 2014 at 10:18 AM
***PHOTO1*** The rumors just keep on rolling in... Marc Stein still thinks the New York Knicks are on the Rajon Rondo trail: Knicks pursuing Celtics' Rondo. What it would take: Danny Ainge and Celtics would probably want unprotected first-round draft picks or a rising star on a cheap contract in exchange for Rondo. They'd...

Catching up with Some Boston Celtics Trade Thoughts.
February 17th, 2014 at 12:20 PM
The trade rumors will not stop until we pass the trade deadline. Ian Thomsen offered some new thoughts about what teams might be players in this week's trade extravaganza.  ***PHOTO1*** Ian Thomsen - Biggest Questions heading into the Trade Deadline. Boston (Celtics)president Danny Ainge is in the most interesting position: When he told...

Who is Most Likely to Be Traded by the Boston Celtics This Week
February 11th, 2014 at 7:05 AM
The Boston Celtics will be receiving a lot of calls in the next week for players on their roster. They have plenty of guys that could be fantastic pieces on teams that are more developed than this Celtics squad.  ***PHOTO1*** The top assets that Danny Ainge will be getting calls about are,...

Boston Celtics Get Best Rajon Rondo Performance in Victory Over Orlando Magic
February 2nd, 2014 at 4:52 PM
Jared Sullinger brushed off his bad January and kicked off February in style. Rajon Rondo recorded his first double-double since his return. Avery Bradley played like he had never really been gone. Sunday afternoon was a good day for the Boston Celtics. They recorded their 16th win of the season through...

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...

Boston Celtics Really Struggling, with No Light at the End of the Tunnel
January 8th, 2014 at 4:18 AM
This is only going to get worse before it gets better. The Boston Celtics seem like they are in a full fledged tail-spin. Back-to-back blow out losses. One win since Christmas. Six of their next nine games on the road (a mini road trip against the Miami Heat, Orlando Magic,...

Shifting Expectations Might Be Wearing on Some of the Boston Celtics
January 2nd, 2014 at 12:15 PM
Over the course of any season expectations change, sometimes on a daily basis, but typically at certain benchmarks of the season. The Boston Celtics started their season ready to prove to everyone that they are better than what people expected. They were going to play with Celtic Pride. Jared Sullinger...

Brad Stevens and Jason Kidd are Doing Their Jobs Very Differently So Far
December 10th, 2013 at 8:56 AM
The Brooklyn Nets host the Boston Celtics tonight in their first meeting since the massive trade that was supposed to make the Nets a contender and the Celtics a rebuilder. So far, the outcome of that trade has been the exact opposite of what many thought. The Celtics are on...

Boston Celtics Shooting Very Successfully on Mid-Range Shots, a Lost Art in the NBA
December 8th, 2013 at 10:00 AM
The NBA season is slowly creeping past the "small sample size" that statisticians always warn fans away from. Chris Forsberg broke down the Celtcs' Turnover Percentage and how it had improved in the past 7 games.  ***PHOTO1*** We thought that we would follow Forsberg's lead and look for a stat or stats...

Brad Stevens’ Bulldog Attitude is Translating to the Boston Celtics
December 6th, 2013 at 9:33 AM
Brad Stevens must be one heck of a motivator. For six years as head coach of the Butler Bulldogs, Brad Stevens led the underdogs to back-to-back National Championships. He recruited players that no one else wanted. He is basketball's Statue of Liberty, he took basketball's tired and poor and made...

The Boston Celtics Starting Five for the Week of December 2
December 2nd, 2013 at 11:54 AM
Another week of Boston Celtic basketball is behind us. Let's take a look back at the week that was and also the upcoming week in the latest edition of The Starting Five. 1. A .500 week In a season marked by winning and losing streaks, the Celtics steadied the ship a little...

Brad Stevens and the Boston Celtics are Finding Their Groove in the Fourth Quarter
November 26th, 2013 at 10:02 AM
The beginning of the 2013-14 campaign for the Boston Celtics was marked with multiple warts. One of the biggest was the way the team was closing out games. They lost their opening four games after holding the lead in the fourth quarter each time. They were lost and confused and...

Jordan Crawford and Brandon Bass Help Boston Celtics Snap Their Losing Streak.
November 24th, 2013 at 12:45 PM
Yesterday morning we here at Celtics 101 were bouncing around the idea that Brandon Bass might be falling out of favor with Brad Stevens. The column was written, and then we thought about of it. It seemed like Saturday night against the Atlanta Hawks could provide him a shot at...

The Boston Celtics Monday’s Starting Five
November 4th, 2013 at 1:37 PM
Every Monday we take a moment to reflect on the Celtics past week while looking forward at what the team has in store coming up. 1) A tough first week The Boston Celtics started their 2013-14 campaign on a low note, losing their first three games. The three losses were all painful...

The Boston Celtics Home Opener and the Things We Should Be Watching For
November 1st, 2013 at 2:13 PM
The Boston Celtics open their home schedule on Friday night against the Milwaukee Bucks. This will be their second game against a team that could potentially be mired in the bottom of the Eastern Conference trying to decide whether to make a run at the 7 or 8 seed or...

Starting Five: Countdown to the Regular Season
October 21st, 2013 at 9:25 PM
The Boston Celtics close out their preseason schedule on Wednesday. Let's take a look at last week through the eyes of Celtics 101's Starting Five. 1) A quick look back The Celtics went 0-3 this week, losing to the Brooklyn Nets, Toronto Raptors, and Minnesota Timberwolves. The games against the Nets and Raptors...

Highs and Lows from Boston Celtics Preseason Opener
October 8th, 2013 at 8:27 AM
The Boston Celtics opened up their preseason schedule with a 97-89 loss to the Toronto Raptors at TDGarden last night. There were some bright spots from the game and also a few surprises. Months of discussion about multiple players and their roles finally had some light shed on them, for...