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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...

Revisiting the Second Half of the Last Ten NBA Drafts. Danny Ainge Will Have Some Talent to Choose from, He Just Needs to Find It
May 13th, 2014 at 6:30 AM
The Boston Celtics will have a choice to make with the 17th pick in the NBA Draft this June. A lot has been made of the lottery pick that will be announced on May 20, but that 17th pick is already set in stone.  We took a quick look back at...

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: 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: 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 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...

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...

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...

Anthony Davis Shows His Full Potential Against the Boston Celtics in Overtime Victory
March 17th, 2014 at 12:41 PM
Last night in New Orleans, NBA fans were treated to a glimpse into the future of the league. Unfortunately, the Boston Celtics had a front row seat to the show. Anthony Davis had his first 40 point 20 rebound game of his career and also the first in franchise history. ***PHOTO1*** Davis...

The Boston Celtics Have Proven Their Inability to Finish Games Off: a Look at Their Clutch Stats from This Season
March 16th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Kris Humphries and Brad Stevens were the most vocal members of the Boston Celtics following their disappointing finish against the Phoenix Suns on Friday night. Stevens said the team didn't play with any poise. Humphries tossed his towel and left the court early. It was not a good way to...

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...

Boston Celtics Allow 38 Points to Los Angeles Lakers Bench in Fourth Quarter in Lose
February 22nd, 2014 at 1:31 PM
The Boston Celtics looked good for three quarters against the Los Angeles on Friday night. Then, the vaunted Lakers bench took over and won the game for the lesser L.A. team.  ***PHOTO1*** The Los Angeles Lakers starters played a total of zero minutes in the fourth quarter. Players like Jordan Farmar, Kent Bazemore,...

Can Jared Sullinger Accept a Different Role as the Boston Celtics Improve Roster in the Future?
February 15th, 2014 at 11:49 AM
Last night Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk started in the Rising Star Challenge. They held their own, combining for 22 points and they each filled up the box score. Olynyk had nine points, one rebound, two assists, three steals, a block. Sullinger tallied 13 points, two rebounds, and four assists. ***PHOTO1*** These...

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...

Catching up on Some Boston Celtics News
February 8th, 2014 at 6:00 PM
The Boston Celtics have been pretty busy recently, winning three straight games, signing a player to a new contract this week (no, it wasn't Rajon Rondo), and dealing with some nagging soreness. Let's quickly hit on these topics and more. ***PHOTO1*** Chris Johnson earned a new contract that will potentially make him an...

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...

Is Rajon Rondo Still Trade Bait After His Slow Start and More Boston Celtics Questions
January 30th, 2014 at 7:55 AM
If you missed Part 1 of our "Before or After the All-Star break" post, please check it out below. Here is Part 2: ***PHOTO1*** Scenario #4: The Boston Celtics will trade Rajon Rondo. Rajon Rondo's trade stock has not gone up since his return. He is still feeling his way around, he seems nervous to...