Troubling details have emerged from the Boston Celtics’ 2020-21 season, which ended with a disappointing first round playoff loss. The Celtics entered the 2020-21 season with high expectations, hoping to contend among the Eastern Conference’s elite. Instead, Boston was forced to play in the play-in game to lock up the No. 7 seed. The Celtics then lost to the Nets in the first round of the playoffs.
All is not well in the Boston Celtics locker room. When Blake Griffin was choosing a team to join this season after his buyout from the Detroit Pistons, he reportedly "asked a Celtics player if he should join the team midseason and was told not to come to Boston because of the apparent dysfunction," per Jared Weiss of The Athletic.
Well, the Boston Celtics offseason is officially underway. Brad Stevens traded Kemba Walker to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Al Horford to kick-off his tenure as President of Basketball Operations. With the move, the C’s shed a bunch of salary for the future. However, they also find themselves with a...
The Boston Celtics are starting a new era with Brad Stevens as their GM. The former coach took over after Danny Ainge left the team, and he's already making moves this offseason. The C's are still looking for a new head coach, but they started working on their roster for...
Brad Stevens isn’t wasting much time in his new role with the Boston Celtics. It took him under three weeks to find a trade partner for All-Star guard Kemba Walker. A Walker trade had been on the horizon ever since the Celtics’ season came to an end. He was an awkward fit on a Boston team already deep on guards. Stevens orchestrated a trade to deal him away on Friday.
The NBA off-season never seems to disappoint. From new stories of unhappy stars like Luka Doncic and Zion Williamson to surprising coaching openings and new coaching free agents, this week has led to more speculation and wild possibilities. For fans, speculating about what could possibly be next is the fun part, and at Hardwood Houdini we are here for the speculation regarding the first order of business for our Boston Celtics: a new head coach.
In the summer of 2019, Al Horford opted out of his deal with the Boston Celtics and then signed a four-year contract with the Philadelphia 76ers. Fast forward a few years later, he’s back in Beantown. On Friday morning, the Celtics traded Kemba Walker, a 2021 first-round pick and a...
Things were so bad with the Boston Celtics this season that a star player was told to stay away when he became available. After a disappointing regular season and a quick playoff exit, the Boston Celtics started their offseason quickly with Danny Ainge stepping down as president of basketball operations and coach Brad Stevens moving up to replace him. On Friday the first significant player move came with Kemba Walker being traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Some within the Boston Celtics organization were reportedly alarmed by the lack of reaction to Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving stomping on the team's logo this season. According to Jared Weiss of The Athletic, a source said the Celtics players' flippant response to Irving's logo stomp came across as a "red flag they did not exhibit the same sense of pride in the organization that has been the Celtics' calling card in years past."
Could Celtics Target Lonzo Ball After Trading Kemba Walker To Thunder?. Remember when Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving stomped on the Boston Celtics’ midcourt logo following a Game 4 playoff win at TD Garden last month?. If so, you probably remember a number of former Celtics like Kevin Garnett,...
For once I feel like giving credit to fans for actually being spot on with a trade prediction. After a rough season from Kemba Walker, many people envisioned a trade in which Walker would be sent to Oklahoma City for former Boston Celtics center Al Horford. Although, people probably weren’t...
DALLAS - The Boston Celtics are in search of a new head coach, and a future Hall-of-Fame bench boss with Boston ties is available. But the Celtics reportedly do not have Rick Carlisle on their list of finalists for the vacancy created after Brad Stevens was elevated from head coach to president of basketball operations.
Through all the commotion, injuries, quarantines, losses, and wins, Boston Celtics fans kept their eyes on what the TPE would birth, hoping it could salvage an already sunk ship. At the deadline, Ainge acquired Evan Fournier from the Orlando Magic for two second-round picks. Still, Fournier was only making $17 million at the time, leaving $11 million left on the TPE.
It doesn't take a genius to look at the the current Celtics roster and see it's not a finished product. There's still plenty of time to make more moves and have a more balanced roster, but in terms of making a blockbuster deal to acquire a star player, Brad Stevens might have made his job quite a bit harder due to his first trade.
Celtics player reportedly told Blake Griffin not to sign here; Plus how Kyrie Irving continues to play you
In Jared Weiss latest piece for The Athletic which chronicalled what led to the Celtics trade of Kemba Walker yesterday there was this doozy from a source:. Brooklyn’s Blake Griffin asked a Celtics player if he should join the team midseason and was told not to come to Boston because of the apparent dysfunction.
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Several players for the Boston Celtics reportedly had issues with Brad Stevens' approach as head coach. Per Jared Weiss of The Athletic, the dynamic between Stevens and Kemba Walker was "tension-filled," and at some point they did "butt heads, though the pair were considered to have a productive working relationship and mutual respect for one another."
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Since the Boston Celtics were eliminated from the NBA postseason by the Brooklyn Nets in the first-round, there have been a ton of trade talks about the Boston Celtics looking to move on from Kemba Walker. When Boston made the move to promote Brad Stevens to general manager, these talks began to escalate and now, news broke on June 18 about the Oklahoma City Thunder striking a deal with the Celtics.
Could Celtics Target Lonzo Ball After Trading Kemba Walker To Thunder?. If you’re particularly pessimistic about the Boston Celtics, this story won’t make you feel any better. The Athletic’s Jared Weiss on Saturday published a lengthy piece detailing apparent dysfunction within the 2020-21 Celtics. The story was inspired by Friday’s...