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Final Regular-Season Grades for Boston Celtics Players

April 14th, 2015
With a constantly revolving door of players and a roster that lacked top-shelf talent, the Boston Celtics’ surprising charge into the playoffs is a testament both to their chemistry and Brad Stevens’ system as well as the weakness of the Eastern Conference. Many expected the C’s to tank as they had ...

Boston Celtics Schedule Breakdown and Record Predictions for January 2015

December 30th, 2014
For better or worse, it looks like January could be the month that decides the rest of the Boston Celtics' season. The Celts have struggled since Rajon Rondo was dealt but are still hanging around the Eastern Conference's bleak playoff picture.  That will surely be tested in a month that sees Boston play ...

Winners and Losers from Week 2 of Boston Celtics’ NBA Preseason

October 18th, 2014
The Boston Celtics may have played just two games in their second week of preseason action, but we learned a lot over those 96 minutes. The C's lost a tight 92-89 contest to the Toronto Raptors but rebounded by hammering the Philadelphia 76ers 111-91. Jeff Green, Brandon Bass and Avery Bradley all returned ...

What Is Avery Bradley’s Role with Boston Celtics Next Season?

July 12th, 2014
There are still plenty of questions for the Boston Celtics to figure out before the 2014-15 season tips off. Will they trade for Kevin Love? Does it make sense to deal Rajon Rondo? One thing’s for sure, though: Avery Bradley is going to be in green for a long, long time. ESPNBoston.com’s ...

Do Indiana Pacers Need a Trade Before the Deadline?

February 8th, 2014
The Indiana Pacers have been the toast of the league in 2013-14, ripping through opponents behind a stifling defense, the continued development of Paul George and Lance Stephenson and a bench that suddenly goes more than two guys deep.  However none of that—not their elite point differential, not their spot at the top of the ...

6 Things We’d Like to See from the Boston Celtics in 2014

December 31st, 2013
2013 was a weird year for the Boston Celtics. In the span of one calendar year, the most successful franchise in league history lost its star point guard to an ACL tear, lost to the New York Knicks in the first round of the playoffs, traded its two future-Hall of Fame ...

Winners and Losers from Week 2 of Boston Celtics’ NBA Preseason

October 19th, 2013
It's a good thing the NBA's preseason doesn't count for much, because the Boston Celtics and their 1-5 record have not exactly been putting the league on notice. The C's finally notched their first win with a drubbing of the New York Knicks' garbage-time team, but they lost a pair ...

Winners and Losers from Week 1 of Boston Celtics’ Preseason

October 12th, 2013
At the end of the day there is one indisputable loser from the Boston Celtics' 2013 preseason: Celtics fans. The new pieces of the team have not fit together well. New coach Brad Stevens has them playing quality defense and sharing the ball, but the team began its preseason 0-3. Week ...

Costliest Decisions by NBA Front Offices So Far This Season

January 5th, 2013
Oftentimes, it is impossible to judge the decisions of an NBA front office until the season is well under way. What looks like a brilliant move in June proves to be complete folly, and a risky gamble can be the catalyst for a surprisingly successful season.Moves like the Los Angeles ...

4 Bad NBA Teams That Will Be Even Worse Next Season

August 3rd, 2012
One of the oldest adages in the NBA is that the worst thing a team can do is tread water. Obviously improvement is ideal, but even becoming markedly worse can be preferable to showing no change at all from year to year.  While the 2011-2012 season featured some thrilling, dominant ...