Thursday, August 31, 2017

Causeway Street Podcast: Kyrie Irving vs Isaiah Thomas

The Celtics have sent a 2020 second round pick to the Cavaliers to officially complete the trade of Kyrie Irving to Boston over a week later, but we take you back to less than 48 hours before these two teams initially swapped point guards. Zach Peloquin joined us to debate why Ainge should look to move Isaiah Thomas for a superstar player like Irving without giving up too much. It's our 'Lost Episode,' one last discussion of Kyrie vs I.T. before we knew that they would actually get traded for one another. Tune in below to Episode 97 of the Causeway Street Podcast:

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Celtics, Cavaliers complete Kyrie Irving deal

Hours before the Thursday morning deadline, the Celtics have agreed with the Cleveland Cavaliers to send a 2020 second-round draft pick, via the Miami Heat, to officially acquire Kyrie Irving and complete the blockbuster trade, per NBA sources.

Isaiah Thomas on his health: 'I'm not damaged'

Isaiah Thomas has finally broken his silence after being traded by the Celtics to the Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving last week.

The All-Star guard spoke with Adrain Wojnarowski about the progress of his hip injury, and when will he return during the 2017-18 season.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Report: Celtics were upfront with Cavaliers about Isaiah Thomas' hip

According to Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald, who was a guest on The Vertical with Chris Mannix, the Cavaliers didn't discover anything new from Isaiah Thomas' physical that wasn't already initially found by the Celtics prior to last week's blockbuster deal.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Report: Cavaliers weighing options after Isaiah Thomas' physical

Isaiah Thomas underwent a physical exam on Friday and his injured right-hip has Cavaliers officials considering voiding the blockbuster trade that sent Kyrie Irving to the Celtics earlier this week.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Ray Allen chimes in on 'loyalty' in the NBA, Isaiah Thomas responds on social media

While it doesn't come as a surprise that Ray Allen still isn't over the way Celtics fans treat him ever since his decision to join the Heat in 2012, Isaiah Thomas' response to Allen's comment days after the deal that sent him to the Cleveland Cavaliers was certainly an eye-opener.

Allen expressed his feelings on loyalty in the NBA and how there's a double-standard between players and organizations.

Ex-Celtics dismisses notion that Isaiah Thomas was not liked in Boston

Isaiah Thomas left a great impression on Boston sports fans in his two-plus years in the city, but apparently in the Celtics locker room it might not have always been in a positive manner.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Causeway Street Podcast: Celtics trade Isaiah Thomas for Kyrie Irving

Celtics finally pull-off a blockbuster/firework trade everyone was waiting for as they have landed Kyrie Irving in exchange for Isaiah Thomas. We discuss all angles of Danny Ainge pulling the trigger on sending Thomas, Jae Crowder and the Nets 2018 unprotected first-round pick to the Cavaliers for the services of arguably a Top-10 NBA talent in Irving. Did Boston get better? We breakdown the pros and cons of this deal for both teams and what Thomas meant to the city of Boston. Tune in below to Episode 96 of the Causeway Street Podcast

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Danny Ainge on the Celtics acquiring Kyrie Irving: 'We think his best years are ahead of him'

Danny Ainge has rolled the dice once again after the Celtics acquired superstar Kyrie Irving from the Cleveland Cavaliers for All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas, forward Jae Crowder, center Ante Zizic and the Nets unprotected first-round pick in 2018 on Tuesday night.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Celtics trade Isaiah Thomas to the Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving

On a quiet August night as the NBA offseason was slowly coming to an end, the Celtics made another huge splash by acquiring Kyrie Irving from the Cavaliers.

According to The Vertical, Danny Ainge has agreed to send Isaiah Thomas, forward Jae Crowder, center Ante Zizic and Brooklyn's 2018 unprotected first-round pick to Cleveland for the disgruntled All-Star guard.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Isaiah Thomas wins NBPA's Clutch Performer Award

The National Basketball Players Association have handed out their 2017 Players Voice Awards and Celtics All-Star Isaiah Thomas was voted this year's best Clutch Performer on Friday.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Celtics will retire Paul Pierce's No. 34 on Feb. 11 against Cavaliers

The Celtics will officially retire Paul Pierce's No. 34 jersey at TD Garden on Feb. 11 against the the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Celtics to retire Paul Pierce's No. 34 this season

Former Celtics captain, and the team's second all-time leading scorer Paul Pierce, will have his No. 34 retired by the C's this season, according to co-owner Steve Paglicua.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Report: LeBron James '100 percent leaving' the Cavaliers after this season

Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse for the Cleveland Cavaliers with the firing of GM David Griffin and a trade demand from All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving, it now seems like the inevitable departure of LeBron James, for the second time, will come sooner rather than later.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Celtics coach Brad Stevens is 'really anxious to get started'

The Celtics head into the 2017-18 campaign as Eastern Conferance Finalist and after the many changes over the last two months, they will look to build on last season's success. No one is more excited for the start of training camp than Brad Stevens.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Celtics 2017-18 regular season schedule released

You can start marking up your calendars as the NBA has released their 2017-18 schedule, which tips-off Tuesday, October 17, when the Cleveland Cavaliers host the Celtics on TNT.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Causeway Street Podcast: How much is Isaiah Thomas worth?

On this 'In case you missed it' episode of the Causeway Street Podcast, we discuss ESPN's projection of the Celtics finishing ahead of the Cavaliers with just 49 wins this season, and debate how much Isaiah Thomas could be paid come next summer. Plus we discuss NBA headlines and more, tune in below to Episode 95

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Ubuntu stays alive in upcoming documentary 'Hoops Africa'

Johannesburg, South Africa, home to the first NBA game on African soil back in 2015 and host of the Basketball Without Borders Africa camp where 80 boys and girls come to learn life lessons while hooping it up with some of the world's best current players and legends.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

ESPN projects the Celtics to win the East this season

Don't look now, but the well known four-letter network and 'world-wide leader in sports' has made a prediction that should make Celtics fans somewhat happy for the upcoming season.