Monday, July 31, 2017
The Celtics will celebrate this upcoming season regardless of results from Brad Stevens' version of the current roster, as it will mark a decade since the raising of the franchise's 17th banner.
Friday, July 28, 2017
As the Kyrie Irving and LeBron James saga continues in Cleveland, teams around the NBA have reportedly continued to inquire about a possible trade for the Cavaliers four-time All-Star point guard.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Isaiah Thomas will not need hip surgery, according to Danny Ainge. On Wednesday the Celtics president of basketball operations said that his point guard has resumed light on-court workout and has increased his cardiovascular training off the court.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
We discuss why LeBron James has made the Cleveland Cavaliers dysfunctional as Kyrie Irving has recently demanded a trade. How does this affect the Boston Celtics going forward and would a possible Irving for Isaiah Thomas swap make the C's better or not? Plus we debate on where Paul Pierce ranks as an all-time Celtic. Click below to enjoy Episode 94 of the Causeway Street Podcast
Monday, July 24, 2017
Just when you thought the 2017 NBA offseason was quietly fading away into the night, news that Kyrie Irving had requested a trade out of Cleveland on Friday dropped like a bomb that could shake up the landscape of the Eastern Conferance.
While there's been plenty of speculation into why, few, if anyone, may actually know the plethora of reasons behind the All-Star's demand.
Saturday, July 22, 2017
After three years of dominating the Celtics and the Eastern Conferance, it looks like the Cavaliers might not be heavy favorites to reach the NBA Finals this upcoming season.
According to ESPN, Kyrie Irving has formally requested to be traded out of Cleveland after meeting with Cavaliers' owner Dan Gilbert earlier this month.
Friday, July 21, 2017
It took five years for Ray Allen to finally tell off Celtics fans that criticized him for leaving Boston for Miami back in 2012, but the response -- one that was so uncharacteristic of Allen -- was worth the wait.
After turning in two productive seasons in Detroit, Marcus Morris was surprised when he learned he was heading to Boston in a swap for Avery Bradley.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Danny Ainge continues to add to an already full Celtics roster by signing EuroLeague standout point guard Shane Larkin, according to agent Jim Tanner.
The Celtics have signed rookie guard Kadeem Allen to a two-way contract on Wednesday afternoon.
Boston becomes the latest to take advantage of one of the NBA's newest rules, which allows teams to develop players at the Gatorade-League (formerly the D-League) level, while also giving them an opportunity to be called up to the main roster.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Aron Baynes took less money to sign with Celtics for an increased role: 'I'm always trying to expand my game'
For Aron Baynes, this summer wasn't about signing with the team that was willing to pay him the most, he wanted an opportunity to earn an increased role -- one that he wasn't going to find in Detroit.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
While the Celtics looked to be done with their 15-man roster with the signing of their 2017 second-round pick (37th overall), forward Semi Ojeleye, Danny Ainge could be keeping his eyes on New Orleans big man Anthony Davis throughout the first half of the 2017-18 season.
Monday, July 17, 2017
Paul Pierce will retire as a member of the Boston Celtics.
The team announced Monday that it has signed Pierce to a contract that will allow him to retire as a member of the organization.
Sunday, July 16, 2017
We discuss the 10 days of cap clearing moves made by Danny Ainge for the Celtics to officially announce the signing of Gordon Hayward. We debate the additions vs the subtractions and if the Celtics are considered better than the 53-win roster from a few months ago. Plus we talk Jayson Tatum and Las Vegas Summer League and the rest of the NBA in free agency. What was considered the best move and which team made the most significant modifications? Click below for Episode 93 of the Causeway Street Podcast
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Just when you thought Danny Ainge was done shaping his roster, especially after the announcement of Gordon Hayward officially signing his 4-year, $128 million max deal on Friday, the Celtics reportedly have waived Demetrius Jackson and signed 2017 second-round draft pick Semi Ojeleye.
Friday, July 14, 2017
It only took 10 days, but the Celtics have finally announced the signing of their top free agent target Gordon Hayward on Friday afternoon.
Though Hayward and the Celtics agreed upon a 4-year, $128 million deal back on July 4, Danny Ainge had to clear some cap room over the last week in a half to make space for the signing.
The Celtics and guard/forward Abdel Nader have agreed to a 4-year, $6 million deal, according to The Vertical's Shams Charania.
Another move directly associated with the pending signing of free agent Gordon Hayward, the Celtics have officially waived third year big man Jordan Mickey, according to multiple sources
Thursday, July 13, 2017
If you needed another reminder about the many changes of players' uniforms before this upcoming NBA season, Avery Bradley is no longer a Boston Celtic but rather the latest acquisition made by the Detroit Pistons.
The Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers are scheduled to play a regular season game at the O2 Arena in London on January 8, 2018 as part of the NBA Global Games, according to Yahoo Sports.
Then there were eight.
Jonas Jerebko becomes the latest 'former' Celtic from the 2016-17 roster that reached the Eastern Conferance Finals, to find a new home. The 6-foot-10 forward has signed a 2-year, $8.2 million deal with the Utah Jazz, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojanarowski.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
It's been nearly a decade since the Celtics raised their 17th banner to the TD Garden rafters and while it's only been a short four years that Doc Rivers was last on the C's bench, the subject is always worth reminiscing about.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Jayson Tatum, Demetrius Jackson, Jabari Bird shine in win over 76ers, push C's to 3-0 in Las Vegas Summer League
Jayson Tatum turned in yet another impressive performance Tuesday night against the 76ers, while him, Demetrius Jackson and Jabari Bird led the Celtics to a narrowed victory.
Monday, July 10, 2017
Sunday, July 9, 2017
In the wake of Avery Bradley getting traded to Detroit for Marcus Morris on Friday, the Celtics have reportedly added another former Pistons to their roster.
Accroding to Shams Charania of The Vertical, the Celtics have signed center Aron Baynes on a one-year, $4.3 million deal.
Saturday, July 8, 2017
Isaiah Thomas has reminded the Celtics that his time to finally get paid, is coming and fast.
With the addition of Gordon Hayward and the subtraction of Avery Bradley this week, Thomas has made it clear that when his contract expires next summer, he expects to make max money.
Friday, July 7, 2017
Kelly Olynyk became another casualty of Danny Ainge clearing cap space once Gordon Hayward announced his decision to join the Celtics on Tuesday.
Olynyk will be taking his 'man-bun' to South Beach as he has agreed to a 4-year, $50 million deal with the Miami Heat, after the Celtics renounced their rights to the seven-footer, making him an unrestricted free agent.
The longest tenured Celtic has been shipped out of Boston as the process of cutting salary to make room for the signing of Gordon Hayward is well underway.
According to Shams Charaina of The Vertical, the Celtics have reportedly traded two-guard and defensive specialist Avery Bradley, plus a 2019 second-round (according to ESPN) to the Detroit Pistons for power-forward Marcus Morris.
Thursday, July 6, 2017
"The Is Bounce Real" for those who don't know about a certain Celtics Twitter hashtag and now so is Kelly Olynyk's pay increase.
The Celtics unrestricted free agent is taking his talents down to South Beach. It didn't take long for the 26-year-old to choose a city he liked as Olynyk will now get his payday, according to his agent Greg Lawrence, who told ESPN that his client has agreed to a 4-year, $50 million deal with the Miami Heat.
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Gordon Hayward has agreed to sign with the Celtics, but is Danny Ainge not done adding to his roster yet?
According to Chris Mannix of The Vertical, two league executives told him that Boston is looking to possibly make a run at Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol. The Celtics, who agreed to sign Hayward at $128 million, for four-years on Tuesday, could challenge the Cavaliers, on paper, with a huge roster addition like Gasol.
The Celtics and Kelly Olynyk have parted ways, after a Tuesday filled with chaos surrounding the announcement of Gordon Hayward formally choosing to play in Boston for the next four-years.
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Free agent Gordon Hayward has agreed to sign with the Celtics, according to multiple reports, including Chris Haynes of ESPN, who first broke the news.
For the first time since his high school days, Jaylen Brown scored 29 points in a game -- which led all scorers in the Celtics' first game of the Utah Summer League -- but it was Jayson Tatum's go-ahead jump shot with 5.7 seconds left that propelled the Celtics to an 89-88 victory.
Monday, July 3, 2017
While optimistic Celtics fans get ready for the start of summer league tonight in Salt Lake City against Markelle Fultz and the 76ers, the realistic and pessimistic ones in Boston are prepared to hear what ever decision Gordon Hayward has decided to make regarding his future.
Sunday, July 2, 2017
The Celtics have put Tyler Zeller on waivers, which becomes the latest move by Danny Ainge to create salary cap space for the possible signing of free agent Gordon Hayward.
We try to understand the Indiana Pacers' thought process on trading Paul George to the OKC Thunder versus waiting for a better deal the Celtics reportedly had on the table. CausewayStreetBlog.com's Zach Peloquin joins the roundtable discussion on what's next for Danny Ainge if he doesn't land Gordon Hayward, now that the 'super-team' that was rumored to be assembled in Boston this offseason is no longer a reality. Plus we talk free agency around the NBA with the latest headlines and more, tune-in below to Episode 91 of the Causeway Street Podcast
Gordon Hayward's second meeting on his itinerary began with a visit to Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox.
Hayward, along with his wife; Robyn, were spotted at 'America's oldest ball park' with Celtics brass that included Isaiah Thomas and Al Horford.
Saturday, July 1, 2017
In the last 24 hours, Paul George has been traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder, while Blake Griffin has agreed to re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers.
If you thought things couldn't get any worse for the Celtics and their fans dreaming of the NBA's next 'super-team' being assembled in Boston this offseason, here's a harsh reality, the Celtics summer plans going forward rest solely on a decision from Gordon Hayward.
Just hours before the official start of free agency, the Celtics were unable to land Paul George. The Indiana Pacers traded their small forward late Friday night to the Oklahoma City Thunder for guard Victor Oladipo and power forward Domantas Sabonis.