Sunday, May 31, 2015

Celtics will look to move up in Draft

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With hopes of acquiring talent this summer, the Celtics will try to trade up in next month's NBA Draft in order to bring in one of its most promising athletes.

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge told that he is interested in moving up in the draft but doesn't have his eyes on any particular player.
"There are some guys I'd like to acquire, sure," Ainge said. [CSNNE]
One team that Ainge will definitely be calling on draft day will be the New York Knicks. Rumors about the Knicks willing to listen to trade offers for their 4th overall pick almost immediately picked up after the NBA lottery was announced.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Kevin Love to Boston reportedly a 'Legitimate Possibility'

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We're in for another Kevin Love to the Celtics kind of summer in Boston.

While Kevin Love's Cleveland Cavaliers gear up to take on the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals this week without him, talk about the injured forward opting out of his contract and joining the Celtics are already heating up.

According to Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski, Love may not be in Cleveland next season. Wojnarowski joined The Jason McIntyre Show on Yahoo Sports Radio and said that the Celtics and the Lakers are two teams Love will consider signing a long-term deal with if he decides to leave the Cavs this summer.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Isaiah Thomas: 'Danny [asked] if there's any free agent out there I'm interested in, to let him know'

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As the upcoming off-season steadily approaches, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge has turned to one of his best players for his opinion on which free agent he would like the Celtics to go after.

Isaiah Thomas recently told the Boston Globe that Ainge reached out to him about this summer's off-season and asked for his input.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Truth is... Pierce May Return to Boston, but What Are the Odds???

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Since the Boston’s first round exit  from the NBA Playoffs, most Celtics fans switched from rooting for their hometown team, to rooting for the hometown team’s former legend, Paul Pierce. We all watched "The Truth" turn back the clock this postseason when he dismantled the Toronto Raptors. Then he showed why he's still deserves the clutch tag against the Hawks with a couple of buzzer beaters.

We all know how it ended for Pierce and the Wizards, and all know that this would have been one million times better if he was still doing this in Celtics Green. That brings us to now and what he will do this off season. He has a player option and technically has the choice of doing whatever he wants at this point. So who knows what he plans to do but lets put some odds and perspective on what may or may not happen in the upcoming months.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

4-Things We've Learned during the NBA far

It's been an exciting month of NBA Playoff basketball to say the least. With the Eastern and Western Conference Finals set to kickoff tonight, we here on Causeway Street are taking a look back at some key points that we've learned over the last four weeks of postseason play

Monday, May 18, 2015

Marcus Smart named to All-Rookie Second Team

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Marcus Smart has been voted to the NBA All-Rookie second team. The Boston Celtics guard finished with 142 total voting points (28-first team and 86 second-team) by 130 sportswriters and broadcasters.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Top-5 Celtics Plays of the Year

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While Kevin Love is busy not accepting Kelly Olynyk's apology, and former C's captain Paul Pierce continues to turn the clock back in D.C. we here on Causeway Street are counting down the top Celtics plays of the 2014-15 season. In a year of uncertainty and what most believed was another trip to the draft lottery, Brad Stevens' group of young gritty ball-players not only made the playoffs as the seventh seed, but took us all on one hell of a ride in the process.

Here's a look back of some clutch plays:

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Celtics Draft Preview: Finding a Rim Protector

The most glaring need in the Celtics organization since the departure of the artist formerly known as Kendrick Perkins is a “Rim Protector”. Now for people who may not like to get caught up in the popular clichés that NBA writers always use, basically this means they are looking for a defensive minded center who can block shots and alter the opposing teams strategy of attacking the rim.

The Celtics' chances of drafting a certified big man that can provide that needed presence in the middle really takes a huge hit since they are not drafting in the top-five. Anthony Davis (1st overall), Dwight Howard (1st), Tim Duncan (1st), Shaquille O’Neal (1st), Dikembe Mutumbo (4th), Patrick Ewing (1st), Hakeem Olajuwon (1st) are not dropping to the Celtics at the 16th overall pick in the draft.

Karl Anthony Towns and Jalil Okafor are projected to be in the same category of those great NBA centers. They will be off the board and whoever snags the first and second pick this year in the lottery most likely will not be looking to deal.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Podcast - Celtics Offseason

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The writers discuss the Celtics short playoff run against the Cavaliers and what's next for Danny Ainge this summer in free agency, is DeMarcus Cousins coming to Boston a reality? Plus special guest's Adrian Mendoza stops by and makes his predictions for league MVP and who he thinks the NBA Champions will be now that San Antonio has been eliminated.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Is DeMarcus Cousins on Ainge's Radar?

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The Boston Celtics are looking to make headlines this offseason after a surprise playoff push that led to finishing with the Eastern Conference's seventh best record at 40-42. What better way to turn some heads than going after big man DeMarcus Cousins?

According to ESPN's Marc Stein who reported on Friday that the Sacramento Kings center is among the many trade targets as Danny Ainge looks to add some more talent to his roster this summer.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Smart finishes fifth in Rookie of the Year voting

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Boston Celtics point guard; Marcus Smart has finished fifth in the NBA's Rookie of the Year voting.

Smart received one second-place vote and three third-place votes for six total points among the 130 ballots cast by sports writers and broadcasters. Minnesota's Andrew Wiggins, who won the award, finished with 604 total points. Chicago's Nikola Mirotic (335 points), Philadelphia's Nerlens Noel (141) and Orlando's Elfrid Payton (79) all finished ahead of Smart.

2014-15 Season in Review

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Another Boston Celtics season in the books, despite getting swept in four games to LeBron James and the Cavaliers, there are still lots to take away from an unexpected playoff berth during year-two of the rebuild. Here at Causeway Street we're looking back at the positives that was the 2014-15 season here in Boston. Plus we predict the long awaited NBA MVP race winner and who will be holding the Larry O'Brien trophy come June.

Here's what we said in our season wrap-up