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Boston Celtics: Marcus Smart isn’t captain material

NBC Sport’s Boston’s A. Sherrod Blakely recently wrote that Marcus Smart should be named the Boston Celtic’s captain ahead of the 2019-20 NBA season. But Blakely couldn’t be more wrong. Smart is a far cry from captain material, not for the Boston Celtics, anyway.  Antoine...

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11 hours ago, Hardwood Houdini, Boston Celtics

History week: How will you remember the 2010-2019 Celtics?

Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports Potential championships lost at the beginning and end. Unforeseen excitement in between. Devastating injuries that left us saying “what if.” We look back on the essential moments of the 2010-2019 Celtics. The 2010-2019 Boston Celtics marked my first decade of basketball...

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12 hours ago, CelticsBlog, Boston Celtics

Larry Legend’s last game

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images Bird’s brilliant career came to a sad, unsentimental end at Cleveland in a seventh game in 1992. On Saturday afternoon, NBA TV broadcast Game 7 of the 1992 Eastern Conference semifinals between Boston and Cleveland, played at the Richfield Coliseum...

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15 hours ago, CelticsBlog, Boston Celtics

History of Celtics retired numbers

Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images The biggest quandary that players have when coming to Boston is trying to find a number that hasn’t been retired. There have been 23 numbers retired by the Celtics, more than by any other team by far. We all know the numbers that are on the banners, but...

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17 hours ago, CelticsBlog, Boston Celtics

Could Daniel Theis start at center for the Boston Celtics this season?

The Boston Celtics made several signings this summer to bolster their big-man depth, but without a true standout, could Daniel Theis find himself starting at some point this season? It’s going to be a very long time before we stop talking about Al Horford’s departure from the Boston Celtics...

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18 hours ago, Hardwood Houdini, Boston Celtics

The 1981 Eastern Conference Finals: the greatest playoff series ever

Down 3-1 to the 76ers, Boston rallied to win each contest in the final seconds. The 1981 Eastern Conference Finals series between fierce foes Boston and Philadelphia is arguably the greatest post-season series in NBA history, especially among non-Finals series. Certainly, it was as good or better than...

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20 hours ago, CelticsBlog, Boston Celtics

Team USA beats Spain in exhibition match behind impressive play from Celtics' core

Friday night, Team USA laced up their shoes once again to face off in an exhibition match, this time against an outside opponent. The national team of Spain traveled to the Honda Center in Anaheim, California to face off against the training USA roster as they approach the end of their camp.Boston Celtics'...

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1 day ago, Celtics Life, Boston Celtics

Celtics Co-Owner Pagliuca: 'I Almost Crashed My Car' Hearing About Kemba Walker

Suffice it to say Celtics management is excited about the new talent in Boston. Celtics principal owner Wyc Grousbeck heaped praise on Kemba Walker during a radio appearance ...

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1 day ago, Bleacher Report, Boston Celtics

Celtics' Marcus Smart Cleared to Return for Team USA After Calf Injury

Marcus Smart has reportedly been cleared to return to Team USA activities after missing more than a week with a calf injury...

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1 day ago, Bleacher Report, Boston Celtics

USA vs. Spain notebook: Celtics fans should like what they see

USA vs. Spain notebook: Celtics fans should like what they see

Marcus Smart is confident he will get healthy enough to make final Team USA roster.

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1 day ago, NBC Sports, Boston Celtics

Celtics’ streaks quiz

Photo by Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images Free throws, win streaks, and beating the Knicks. If one wishes to try the harder All-Star edition of the quiz, try to answer the questions without looking at the multiple choice offerings; extra points only apply as possible if the correct answer to the...

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1 day ago, CelticsBlog, Boston Celtics

Grant Williams accuses Tacko Fall of cannibalism

Celtics rookies Carsen Edwards, Grant Williams and Tacko Fall were out and about yesterday at Canobie Lake Park with children from the MSPCC (Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children). Everything was all fun and rides until we found out that Tacko Fall was a cannibalistic. CONFIRMED:...

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1 day ago, Celtics Life, Boston Celtics

Appreciating the 2001-02 Boston Celtics

Photo by Gregory Shamus/NBAE via Getty Images An unexpected run to the ECF wasn’t sustainable, but it was fun. On January 8, 2001 Rick Pitino stepped down as head coach of the Boston Celtics. Jim O’Brien was named interim head coach and a new era had begun. There were no championships during this...

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1 day ago, CelticsBlog, Boston Celtics

Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown aggressive in Team USA win over Spain

Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images To be an effective scorer in the NBA, you need to get easy buckets. If you’re a big man, that could mean at-the-rim attempts in the restricted area. If you’re a perimeter shooter, open corner 3’s can be a sweet spot. But for wings and swingmen, aggressive drives...

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1 day ago, CelticsBlog, Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics have no “face of the franchise” and that’s okay

The Boston Celtics have had one defining leader the past few seasons and have had moderate success in the playoffs. They might not have one anymore…and that could be a good thing. Isaiah Thomas. Kyrie Irving. Rajon Rondo. Since the 2013-14 season, the Boston Celtics have leaned on the skill of...

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2 days ago, Hardwood Houdini, Boston Celtics

Boston Celtics: No team had a bigger fall from grace in past year than the C’s

There was no team that had a bigger fall from grace over the past year than the Boston Celtics Rewind the tape to one year ago today and no team in the NBA had a brighter future than the Boston Celtics. No team was better primed to topple the four-headed monster that was the Golden […] Boston Celtics:...

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2 days ago, Sir Charles In Charge, Boston Celtics

Boston Celtics: What happens if Hayward bombs, Part One 

The Boston Celtics need a greatly improved version of Gordon Hayward for the 2019-2020 NBA season. Is this something they can count on? And what would it mean for the Celtics if Hayward can’t pull things together? There has been a lot of talk this offseason surrounding Boston Celtics’...

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2 days ago, Hardwood Houdini, Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics will severely struggle against talented big men in 2019

Though the Boston Celtics have been bestowed one of the “easiest” schedules in 2019-20, they’re bound to have a few hiccups as the season progresses. A majority of these should come against talented front courts. Coming into the 2019-20 NBA season, the Boston Celtics are yet again projected...

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2 days ago, Hardwood Houdini, Boston Celtics

Former Celtics PF Guerschon Yabusele to play in China

After being released by the Celtics earlier this offseason, Guerschon Yabusele appears poised to return to China. A source tells Emiliano Carchia of Sportando that Yabusele has agreed to terms with the Nanjing Monkey Kings of the Chinese Basketball Association. Yabusele, 23, has previously spent time...

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2 days ago, Yardbarker, Boston Celtics

Another former Boston Celtics player takes his talents overseas

A few weeks ago I wrote an update on the whereabouts of former Boston Celtics guard, Shane Larkin. Larkin is playing for a Turkish club overseas, and now former Celtics big, Jonas Jerebko, has inked a deal to play in Russia according to Keith Smith.Jonas Jerebko has signed a two-year deal with Khimki...

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2 days ago, Celtics Life, Boston Celtics

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