Thursday, June 30, 2016

Celtics give qualifying offers to Sullinger & Zeller

Despite all the recent Kevin Durant and Dwight Howard talks this past week, everyone in Boston had forgotten about two of the C's own free agents until Wednesday.

According to sources, the Celtics announced it will extend qualifying offers to Jared Sullinger and Tyler Zeller, making them restricted free agents [instead of unrestricted] ahead of Thursday's NBA deadline. The team will have the right to match any offer sheet the two big men sign.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Free Agent No-No's - Four FA's That the Celtics Need to Avoid

Mark Stein is reporting that the Celtics have secured a meeting with Dwight Howard and plan on trying to lure him to Boston.


After the NBA Draft debacle [see here] and now this Dwight Howard talk, I am starting to seriously concern myself with thoughts that Danny Ainge may have sold his soul in that Kevin Garnett/Paul Pierce deal and now is cursed. Someone call the Mormon Witch Doctor and send him over to the TD Garden ASAP. July 1st is only two days away.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Celtics Free Agent Options to Watch

With the 2016 NBA Draft now over, the Celtics start an interesting summer of speculation. Boston has been rumored with numerous trades and free agents but has come up rather short in the past when it comes to the bidding block. C's fans will have their collective hearts set on the arrival of former NBA MVP Kevin Durant, but here are a few additional options Danny Ainge and the Celtics may want to consider during their summer shopping

Sunday, June 26, 2016

CWS Podcast - Welcome Jaylen Brown

The Jaylen Brown era has begun in Boston whether Celtics fans like it or not. We break down how Danny Ainge's decision to use the third pick in the NBA Draft rather than trading it for all-star type players has C's supporters all up and arms. Plus we discuss reports on Kevin Durant naming the Celtics as one of six teams he plans to meet with come July 1st in New York, while we also take a trip around the NBA and much more. Enjoy the latest episode of the Causeway Street Podcast below:

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Kevin Durant will meet with the Celtics on July 1st

The Celtics will get a shot to lure Kevin Durant to Boston.

They are one of six teams that Kevin Durant will meet with on July 1st when Free Agency begins, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Celtics Draft 2016 - The Great Letdown

For the second consecutive year Boston Celtics fans were taken on a roller coaster of emotions leading up to draft day only to be dumped on their collective backsides. The C's held eight picks in the 2016 NBA Draft and ended up making one deal to dump two of the picks to a (semi) rebuilding Memphis Grizzlies team. In short, the Celtics laid an egg...again.

Celtics Draft 2016 - The Worst Night Of The Danny Ainge Era


Everything was supposed to get better on Thursday Night.

The Celtics were stocked with a multitude of draft picks that would make any NBA GM jealous. This was the night where the rebuild would end! The Celtics were going to cash in on there treasure trove of assets for the elusive NBA All-star that we've all been waiting for.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Celtics Wyc Grousbeck on trade talks for No. 3 pick: 'We weren't even close'

After the Celtics chose Jaylen Brown at No. 3, co-owner Wyc Grousbeck heard the boos from Celtics fans at TD Garden's draft party rain through the hall and into the locker room -- where the team's brass were seated.

Celtics draft Jaylen Brown at No. 3

After reportedly negotiating with teams like the 76ers and Bulls for the No. 3 picks, the Celtics drafted California's Jaylen Brown.

Celtics Draft 2016 - Is the Brooklyn Trade Slowly Turning Into A Failure?

The overwhelming feeling that the Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce trade is going to go down in history as a failure is starting to take over my brain.

If Danny Ainge can't package Brooklyn's 3rd Overall pick in tonight's NBA Draft to acquire an All-Star, the return for the best two players in recent Celtics history will be halfway gone. If Ainge does keep the pick, all the Celtics will have to show for the first half of their major haul from Brooklyn is James Young, and the third best player in a two player draft.

 That is depressing as hell.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Report: Celtics trade talks with Utah for Gordon Hayward are heating up

The NBA trading season has officially begun, and according to one source -- the Celtics are pushing hard to acquire Utah forward Gordon Hayward before Thursday's NBA Draft.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Podcast - Celtics Draft

Just days away from the NBA Draft, we discuss what Danny Ainge needs to do this time around for the Celtics to have a successful night. More Jimmy Butler talks, plus we recap the NBA Finals and Game 7 between the World Champion Cavaliers & the Warriors. We also take a trip around the league with some headlines and lots more. Enjoy this week's Causeway Street Podcast below. Don't forget to also follow Josué [@Joe_Sway10] & Sean [@SeanDutra] on Twitter as well

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Jimmy Butler thought he'd be a Celtic in 2011

Do you remember when Jimmy Butler almost came to Boston?

Let me refresh your memory because it's not this past February's NBA trade-deadline I'm referring to but instead the 2011 NBA Draft.

Celtics Summer Madness Tournament - Vote in The "Thank you, Brooklyn" Bracket Finals

Final Round of the Celtics Summer Madness "Thank You, Brooklyn" Bracket!! 

Cast your vote here on what you think the Celtics and Danny Ainge should do with the #3 pick in the NBA draft. We've narrowed it from eight draft pick or trade options down to the final two.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Celtics Workout Report: Marquese Chriss

As the Celtics prepare for June 23's NBA Draft, Causeway Street will be reporting on the Celtics' pre-draft workout with prospects for first-round picks 3, 6 and 23. 

Buddy Hield and his remarkable display of shooting wasn't the only thing that impressed Danny Ainge and co. when they made their trip to California to work out a pair of potential No. 3 picks.

CWS Podcast - Celtics Summer Madness

A week away from the NBA Draft, we break down what Danny Ainge could do with the number 3 pick including reports on Jimmy Butler, and who else the Celtics have their eye on in the upcoming weeks with guest/fellow Causeway Street Blog writer Zach Peloquin [@ZapSports508]. Plus we take a trip around the NBA and much more. Enjoy this week's episode of the Causeway Street Podcast below and take sure to follow Sway [@Joe_Sway10] & Dutra [@SeanDutra] on Twitter!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Josue Pavon's 2016 NBA Mock Draft 2.0

We are one week away from the 2016 NBA Draft.

Sean Dutra and I will have 2.0 versions of our dueling Mock Drafts leading up to June 23. Here's my 2.0 version, Sean's will be posting his before next week's NBA Draft.

Celtics Summer Madness - Vote in Round Two of The "Thank you, Brooklyn" Bracket

The draft is only a week away and the buzz surrounding the Celtics #3 Overall Pick is deafening. We decided to gauge the voice of the fan with our Celtics Summer Madness Tournament, where round one was eye opening. Favorites dominated the first round of The "Thank you, Brooklyn" Bracket, except there was one HUGE upset.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Celtics Workout Report: Buddy Hield

As the Celtics prepare for June 23rd's NBA Draft, Causeway Street will be reporting on the Celtics' pre-draft workouts with prospects for first-round picks 3, 6, and 23. 

After the Celtics watched Kentucky's Jamal Murray drop a record-breaking 79 out of 100 from deep in Waltham last week, Buddy Hield was the successor to the Celtics' pre-draft workout 3-point shooting record on Monday in a one-on-one workout in California.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Celtics Workout Report: Domantas Sabonis, Cheick Diallo

As the Celtics prepare for June 23's NBA Draft, Causeway Street will be reporting on the Celtics' pre-draft workouts with prospects for first-round picks 3, 16, and 23.

Along with potential No. 3 pick Jamal Murray, the Celtics also hosted an individual workout with Gonzaga forward Domantas Sabonis and a group session that included Kansas forward Cheick Diallo, last Wednesday.

Isaiah Thomas is interested in joining Team USA: 'I wish I could get a chance'

After pushing a #DuranttoBoston campaign last month on Twitter, Isaiah Thomas is now pleading his case for a roster spot on USA Basketball's 2016 Olympics team.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Celtics Summer Madness - Vote in the "Thank you, Brooklyn" Bracket!

Welcome to Celtics Summer Madness 

We want hear from our loyal readers and die hard fans of the Boston Celtics on what YOU think the Celtics should do this off season. Every Celtics fan out there has a passionate opinion on what the best course of action is for the Celtics to improve this off season. Here at Causeway Street we want you to be heard, so it's time for you to vote!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Celtics Workout Report: Jamal Murray

As the Celtics prepare for June 23's NBA Draft, Causeway Street will be reporting on the Celtics' pre-draft workouts with prospects for first-round picks 3, 16, and 23. 

After making Celtics pre-draft workout history in Waltham this week -- it's safe to say that Jamal Murray's confidence is through the roof.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Celtics Workout Report: Jaylen Brown

As the Celtics prepare for June 23's NBA Draft, Causeway Street will be reporting on the Celtics' pre-draft workouts with prospects for first-round picks 3, 16, and 23.

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge had great things to say about the team's workout session with Cal's forward Jaylen Brown. 

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Josue Pavon's 2016 NBA Mock Draft

It's time for my first 2016 NBA Mock Draft.

Paul Pierce to make decision on retirement in next few weeks

It's been interesting to watch Paul Pierce during the NBA Finals as an analyst on ABC/ESPN. But could the former Celtics captain be preparing for life after he hangs it up? According to 'The Truth' that could be sooner rather than later.

Kevin Love to Boston Saga Continues

LeBron James has ruined Kevin Love.

Part of this is Kevin Love's own fault; he really wanted to sit with the cool kids at lunch and approved the trade to join up with James, Kyrie Irving, and the rest of the then rejuvenated Cavaliers. He had the chance to get out after a rocky first year in Cleveland. He did not, instead Love drank the Kool-Aid again and signed a max deal.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Why Kevin Durant will not become a Celtic

It's been a little more than a week since the world or 19.8 million people to be exact, according to TNT, watched Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder cough up a 3-1 series lead and lose in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals to the Golden State Warriors.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Dutra's 2016 NBA Mock Draft

It is time for some speculation!!! Let's start pointing out all flaws of every great college and international basketball player that is dreaming to make it to the NBA! It's tradition!!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Isaiah Thomas continues the Kevin Durant recruitment process

Last week Celtics All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas sent out a not so under the radar tweet  moments after the Oklahoma City Thunder were eliminated by the the Golden State Warriors in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals. It was clear that the recruitment process of Kevin Durant to Boston had gone underway.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

2016 NBA Finals - LeBron's Legacy & The Warriors' Shot At Greatness

The long term significance of this NBA Finals match up between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors can not be overstated. Obviously, every year the Larry O'Brien Trophy represents the highest level of  basketball dominance and that is huge, but this year it means so much more.

CWS Podcast - NBA Finals Preview

We discuss the rematch from a year ago between LeBron James & Steph Curry as Game 1 tips off Thursday night! We make our 2016 NBA Finals predictions/preview and bring in our guest, fellow writer and Off the Wagon Sports Radio [@OTWSportsRadio] host Zach Peloquin [@ZapSports508] as we ask him 'a million & one questions' about the city of Cleveland & Oakland. Plus our take on if the Celtics can actually land free agent Kevin Durant this summer, what will it cost to surround him with other all-stars? And of course we take a trip around the league with NBA news and much more, take a listen to Causeway Street Podcast below. Enjoy.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016