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Midseason Grades for Each Boston Celtics Player

January 18th, 2017
The Boston Celtics are living up to the lofty expectations pegged on them by fans, writers and sportsbooks in Las Vegas before the start of the 2016-17 season. They are 26-15 through 41 games, which puts them on pace to finish with a 52-30 record. Several players (Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Avery ...

Best Potential 2016-17 NBA Trade Deadline Targets for Boston Celtics

January 3rd, 2017
The Boston Celtics are a top-three team in the Eastern Conference, but there are still a couple glaring flaws on the roster.   The biggest issue is Boston ranking 29th in defensive rebounding rate, a problem that comes as no surprise to president of basketball operations Danny Ainge. “My biggest concern even ...

Quarter-Season Grades for Each Boston Celtics Player

December 22nd, 2016
The Boston Celtics faced high expectations this preseason, but they have struggled to live up to that hype a quarter of the way through their 2016-17 campaign. Several players are putting together terrific individual numbers—such as Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley—but the team overall has been saddled by uneven stretches for ...

3 Players Who Still Have to Step Up for the Boston Celtics

November 23rd, 2016
Optimism surrounding the Boston Celtics is on the rise following a rocky start to the 2016-17 NBA season. Buoyed by the returns of Al Horford (concussion) and Jae Crowder (ankle) to the starting five, the Celtics (8-6) have won their last two road games, climbing back into the Eastern Conference's top half.  When ...

Diagnosing Boston Celtics’ Remaining Roster Flaws

November 9th, 2016
The Boston Celtics are just six games into the 2016-17 NBA season, but concern is already starting to bubble up in the wake of a 3-3 start.  Key rotation pieces, including Kelly Olynyk (shoulder), Marcus Smart (ankle), Jae Crowder (ankle) and Al Horford (concussion), have already missed time. But their absences do ...

2016-17 NBA Season Predictions for Each Boston Celtics Player

October 26th, 2016
For the past two seasons, the Boston Celtics have been a feisty underdog team in the Eastern Conference. They will be expected to be much more in 2016-17. An improved supporting cast that includes free-agent addition Al Horford now surrounds All-Star Isaiah Thomas. Those upgrades make the 5'9" point guard believe ...

Predicting Boston Celtics’ Final 15-Man 2016-17 Roster

October 12th, 2016
The Boston Celtics begin the 2016-17 season saddled with high expectations for the first time during Brad Stevens’ tenure as head coach. Those lofty aspirations have created an incredibly competitive atmosphere during the preseason, as 16 players with guaranteed contracts battle for 15 spots.  While the starting lineup looks settled with the ...

Boston Celtics 2016-17 NBA Training Camp Roster Rankings

September 28th, 2016
The Boston Celtics enter the 2016-17 NBA season facing a new challenge within head coach Brad Stevens' tenure: high expectations.  After surprising the league with a 48-win campaign in 2015-16, the Celtics are considered among the Eastern Conference's elite after adding All-Star Al Horford to an already deep roster. It's a ...

Why the Boston Celtics Should Go All-in on Blake Griffin

July 17th, 2016
The 2016 free-agency bonanza may be drawing to a close, but the Boston Celtics are still on the hunt for another key piece to add to their improved core.  That search has reportedly taken them out West. Sean Deveney of the Sporting News noted last week the Celtics have targeted Los ...

Boston Celtics Are Still Chasing a Star This Offseason

July 13th, 2016
LAS VEGAS — The Boston Celtics’ rebuild appeared to take another important step forward this summer when the team lured All-Star center Al Horford away from the conference-rival Atlanta Hawks. The acquisition of a second All-Star to pair with standout point guard Isaiah Thomas should produce immediate dividends, but Thomas, who also doubles ...