Friday, June 30, 2017

Report: Celtics will make qualifying offer to Kelly Olynyk

Just when you thought the Celtics were going to say goodbye to Kelly Olynyk, they went and made the seven-footer a qualifying offer.

According to Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald, Danny Ainge will make Olynyk a restricted free-agent ahead of the qualifying offer deadline at midnight. Boston will retain the right of first refusal if another team signs the Canadian big man to an offer sheet.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Report: Indiana's asking price is 'unrealistic' for Danny Ainge, Celtics

As expected, Indiana's price tag on Paul George is reportedly very steep.

It's so high that if the Celtics aren't willing to part ways with their most-coveted first-round draft pick that's sitting in their treasure chest of assets, then they can wave goodbye to the possibility of landing their biggest star since Kevin Garnett.

Celtics release summer league roster, schedule

While the free agency season is heating up -- only days away from its official kickoff date (July 1) -- the Celtics' top prospects will be gearing up for an NBA summer league championship run.

Gordon Hayward to meet with the Celtics on Sunday

Utah Jazz free agent; Gordon Hayward will test the market for the first time in his career when he meets with the Miami Heat on Saturday, according to ESPN.

Hayward is scheduled to meet with the Celtics on Sunday, then followed by the Jazz Monday.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Isaiah Thomas recruits Blake Griffin on social media minutes after Chris Paul deal

Minutes after it was announced that Doc Rivers and the Clippers reached a blockbuster deal sending Chris Paul to the Rockets in exchange for a boatload of players, a future first-round pick, and cash, Isaiah Thomas reverted to once again using his social media platform to recruit a free agent to Boston.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Report: Celtics are focused on Gordon Hayward, Paul George duo, according to Woj

The saying "where there's smoke, there's fire" doesn't typically apply to NBA off-season rumors, unless that report is made by The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski.

The league's aficionado of trade reporting dropped a #Wojbomb on which players the Celtics are feasting their eyes on heading into NBA free agency season -- that kicks off July 1.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Avery Bradley snubbed from NBA All-Defensive Team, players react on Twitter

One year after making his first-career All-Defensive first team, Avery Bradley was surprisingly left off of the 2016-17 teams when the NBA made its announcement on Monday.

Isaiah Thomas finishes 5th in MVP voting

Isaiah Thomas finished his historic career-defining season as the league's fifth most valuable player.

Russell Westbrook took home the MVP award at this year's first annual NBA Awards. James Harden was the runner-up and Kawhi Leonard finished third.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Causeway Street Podcast - Celtics & NBA Live Draft Show

It's the 2017 Causeway Street Live Celtics/NBA Draft broadcast from The Greatest Bar Boston (across from the TD Garden), powered by CLNS Media Network. We discussed potential deals Danny Ainge was rumored to make leading up to the draft including trading for Jimmy Butler or Paul George. Plus instant reaction to the C's selecting Jayson Tatum as the No. 3 pick with guests Bobby Manning (CLNS), Mike Petraglia (WEEI), Alan Veratta (Title Town Apparel) and George Deveney (Section 328) and what's the next step this summer. Tune in below to Episode 90:

Friday, June 23, 2017

Danny Ainge, Celtics draft Jayson Tatum at No. 3, the prospect they wanted all along

The Celtics didn't make the blockbuster deal that many anticipated heading into the draft. Instead, Jimmy Butler was traded to the Timberwolves, and Danny Ainge drafted his favorite player of the draft class -- Jayson Tatum.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Josue Pavon's 2017 NBA Mock Draft

We're only hours away from this year's NBA Draft. The Celtics may have traded the No. 1 pick but if they end up picking the guy who is best fit for their roster, fans will eventually warm up to Boston's top 2017-18 rookie.

Check out my Top-15 mock draft.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Josh Jackson: It was 'too late' to work out with the Celtics

Josh Jackson said he did not work out with the Celtics due to not having enough time after Boston agreed to trade the No. 1 pick to the Philadelphia 76ers.

The deal, which was finalized on Monday, saw the Sixers send the No. 3 pick to Boston. Jackson was scheduled to work out with the Celtics on Tuesday, but it never happened.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Report: Knicks open to trading Kristaps Porzingis, Celtics interested

Add Knicks big man Kristaps Porzingis to the list of possible Celtics trade targets.

Knicks president Phil Jackson is reportedly listening to offers for Porzingis and according to the New York Daily News, the Celtics are interested.

Causeway Street Podcast - Celtics Draft, Markelle Fultz & Danny Ainge

With the NBA Draft just days away, Sean Dutra tells us how he really feels about Markelle Fultz and the deal to the Sixers. Zach Peloquin joins us in studio to discuss Danny Ainge's possible plans for this year's Celtics pick, plus what are some potential free agents to go after or All-Stars to trade for before LeBron James & the Cavaliers get to them. We'll also talk NBA headlines and about our live draft broadcast/viewing party happening in Boston, tune in below to episode 89 of the Causeway Street Podcast

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Who the Celtics could consider in Free-Agency

The Celtics have the third best odds to win the NBA championship next season and have the No. 1 pick in next week's draft.

While Danny Ainge still decides on whether to select Markelle Fultz (who worked out with the Lakers today) as the top overall choice or trade the first pick for an All-Star, it's clear that signing a top-tier free agent this summer is also on the C's agenda.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

LaVar Ball on Fultz: 'I think Markelle is a better fit in Boston'

LaVar Ball has made it clear that he hopes to see his son, Lonzo Ball, wearing a Lakers hat at this year's NBA Draft on June 22.

And explained why he thinks top prospect Markelle Fultz is a better fit for the Celtics than his son.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Gordon Hayward's wife post picture of their daughter wearing a shamrock shirt, then deletes it

These days it's easy to speculate when it comes to posts or pictures on all social media platforms. Such was the case on Sunday when Robyn Hayward, wife of potential free agent; Gordon Hayward, posted a picture of their daughter wearing a 'Go Green!' Shamrock t-shit on Instagram.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Causeway Street Podcast - NBA Finals & Celtics Draft

Josue Pavón is back from some much deserved time-off, as we discuss the NBA Finals and if the Cavaliers can extend this series to six or even seven games. CEO & Founder of CLNS Media Network; Nick Gelso makes his first appearance on Causeway Street to talk everything from LeBron James and the Celtics Draft to grilled cheese sandwiches. Plus we take a trip around the NBA for the latest headlines, you definitely want to tune-in to Episode 88 below:

Thursday, June 8, 2017

How the Cavaliers ultimately losing in the NBA Finals falls on LeBron James

First and foremost I want to preface this piece by stating that I believed the Cleveland Cavaliers were not only going to win the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors, but I predicted that LeBron James and company were going to hoist the Larry O'Brien trophy in six games.

Report: Ante Zizic will miss EuroBasket tournament to focus on Celtics

Ante Zizic believes he's ready to join the Celtics next season, and will spend his entire summer preparing for the 2017-18 NBA season.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Markelle Fultz on his trip to Boston: "It's almost like I belong here"

Markelle Fultz capped off a two-day visit to Boston with a tour of the TD Garden, which included a up close look at the Celtics locker room and the 17-championship banners hanging from the rafters.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Paul Pierce: Kevin Durant 'may be the best player in the world today'

Former Celtics captain Paul Pierce has never been shy when it comes to speaking his mind. The future Hall-of-Fame inductee has blessed us all as an ABC/ESPN analyst for a second consecutive year during the NBA Finals between Cleveland and Golden State.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Markelle Fultz to meet with the Celtics on Monday

According to ESPN, potential top-overall draft choice Markelle Fultz is expected to meet with the Boston Celtics on Monday and Tuesday.

Fultz will meet the C's brass and have a full physical and medical testing on Monday followed by a work out with the team on Tuesday.

Boston Celtics: The NBA's Next 'Super Team?'

I will be the first to admit it; I have doubted virtually every move Danny Ainge and the Celtics have made over the last 18 months. From the 2015 NBA Draft (the offseason of 'fireworks'), to the signing of Al Horford.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Are the Raptors interested in Celtics Free Agent Amir Johnson?

Amir Johnson has been a huge part of the Celtics starting-lineup for the past two campaigns. The 30-year-old made 80 regular season appearances (77 starts) while averaging 20 minutes, 6.5 points and 4.6 rebounds per game this past year.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Danny Ainge says Al Horford & Marcus Smart were dealing with injures in the playoffs

The Celtics were clearly more banged up than they led on for the last couple of months of their season.

According to a report via the Boston Globe, Danny Ainge said the Al Horford and Marcus Smart were playing injured throughout the playoffs.