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Observations & Overreactions: Celtics Vs. Cavaliers

by Brett Koremenos

Oct 18, 2017 12:51 PM

Here are five of our best (worst?) observations and overreactions from the Cavaliers' narrow win on opening night over the Celtics. Read more »

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Season Questions: Which Unheralded Young Players Could Be Key For Contenders?

by Brett Koremenos

Oct 5, 2017 7:10 PM

DeJounte Murray, Daniel Theis, Wade Baldwin IV and Luke Kennard could play critical roles for contending teams this season. Read more »

Tags: Daniel Theis, Wade Baldwin IV, Dejounte Murray, Luke Kennard, Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons, Memphis Grizzlies, San Antonio Spurs, NBA

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Thirty Futures: Boston Celtics

by Colin McGowan

Sep 20, 2017 8:38 PM

This is the beginning of Kyrie Irving as his own thing, walking around with the giant trademark attached to his name. Read more »

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Atlantic Division Offseason Review

by Keith P Smith

Breaking down the short-term and long-term grades for the offseason moves of the Celtics, Knicks, Nets, 76ers and Raptors. Read more »
The Alternate Universes The Celtics Are Competing With

by Jonny Auping

There's a difference between shuffling talent and building a core. The luxury of Boston's previous core was that it was so easy to build around. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Celtics Trade Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Nets FRP To Cavs For Kyrie Irving

by Christopher Reina

The Cavaliers and Celtics are Eastern Conference rivals and agreed upon a blockbuster trade involving their All-Star point guards. Read more »
2017 Summer League Notes On All 30 NBA Teams

by Keith P Smith

Notes and observations on all 30 NBA teams from how they evaluated their offseason moves and what they saw from their Summer League prospects. Read more »
Celtics Set Course For More Decisions After Landing Gordon Hayward

by Andrew Perna

There is a good chance the Celtics will be the only team in the East capable of claiming they've improved this offseason. But there are roster balance issues and a decision on Isaiah Thomas still to make. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Gordon Hayward Finally Joins Celtics On Four-Year, $128M Deal

by Christopher Reina

With an easier path in the East and a number of ways they can shape their roster, Gordon Hayward made the difficult decision to leave the Jazz for Boston. Read more »
2017 Offseason Preview: Boston Celtics

by Keith P Smith

The Celtics hope to sign one, if not two, superstars this offseason. If they don't, they still have all those assets. Read more »
Danny Ainge Is High On His Own Supply But He Still Knows What He's Doing

by Colin McGowan

If there's been a legitimate recent critique of Danny Ainge, it's that he's trigger-shy and seems to fetishize his own value-multiplying trade wizardry in lieu of assembling an actual team. Read more »
Grading The Deal: 76ers Acquire No. 1 Overall Pick From Celtics

by Christopher Reina

If there's any two teams most likely to meet in multiple Eastern Conference Finals over the next decade, it's the Celtics and 76ers, and that potential rivalry becomes intertwined with the biggest draft week trade since the early nineties. Read more »
LeBron Makes Good On Promise, Cavaliers Hand Celtics Historic Loss In Game 2

by Andrew Perna

What's in store for Games 3 and 4 if the Cavaliers can play better? 140 points? More than 25 made threes? Can LeBron best Michael Jordan's 63, or is he playing too efficiently to take on that type of the scoring load? Read more »
Celtics Run Off Home Floor By Cavs In Game 1

by Andrew Perna

The lack of a rim protector was something the Celtics were able to get away with during the regular season and the early rounds, but was a badly exposed flaw by LeBron and the Cavs. Read more »
Celtics Win Game 7, Approach Current Ceiling

by Andrew Perna

The hard truth is that the Celtics have achieved as much as they can this season. It will be compelling to see what they can do against the Cavaliers and who on the roster shows an ability to give them hope against the defending champions going forward. Read more »
Celtics Clean Up Errors, Use Collective Effort To Win Game 5

by Andrew Perna

You can typically determine how the Celtics will fare based on three very basic stats -- threes, rebounds and turnovers. They won all three in Game 5. Read more »
Tactical Quandaries: Celtics Vs. Wizards Series Preview

by Brett Koremenos

How the Wizards will stop the Isaiah Thomas-Al Horford pick-and-roll and how Boston will prevent Iso-John Wall from taking over the series. Read more »
Avery Bradley Continues To Provide Stabilizing Presence For Celtics

by Andrew Perna

After relying on Avery Bradley to help support Thomas emotionally during an impossible time, the Celtics have placed a huge defensive weight on his shoulders while also asking him to be assertive with the ball in his hands. Read more »
Celtics Fail To Rebound Both Literally And Figuratively

by Andrew Perna

As fallible as they looked in Game 1, the optics were even worse for the Celtics in Game 2 with time to adjust to the advantages the Bulls exploited in the series opener. Read more »
Ten-Year Net Rating Rankings (Infographics For All 30 Teams)

by Christopher Reina

Beyond strictly looking at wins and losses, net rating gives a clear picture of team performance. The following infographics show the trajectory of every team in the NBA in terms of how they rank in the category. Read more »