Boston Celtics News, Rumors, Injuries & Recruiting
Fansided: Boston Celtics sign Greg Monroe to a 10-day contract
Of course, the Center is no stranger to Celtics fans as he has already had a stint with the team back last season. Monroe played 26 games for Boston and averaged 19.1 minutes per game, 10.2 points, and 6.3 rebounds.
His best performance as a Celtic came in a 111-104 win over the Chicago Bulls on April 6, 2018. He became the first Center since Robert Parish to record a triple-double, it was also his second ever as he finished with 19, 11, and 10.
The 28-year-old had previously played 38 games for the Toronto Raptors earlier this seasons and even managed to make a couple of starts.
CelticsBlog: Report: Greg Monroe signing 10-day contract with Celtics
According to Shams Charania, the Boston Celtics are signing Greg Monroe to a 10-day contract.
The former Celtic was signed by the Toronto Raptors in the offseason but was traded to the Nets and released during the year. He played 38 games, averaged 4.8 points and 4.1 rebounds in 11.1 minutes per game for the Raps.
Monroe showed flashes of his talent for a shorthanded Celtics team last season. With Baynes dinged up and Al Horford looking for some rest, this may be a move to eat up some minutes with a big man that already knows the system and how to fit in on this roster.
CelticsBlog: Let's wind down the Celtics season with an open mailbag.
There are 10 games left in the Celtics season so it seems a good enough time to take inventory and gear up for the playoffs. Ask me your questions in the comments below and I'll do what I can to get to as many of the questions as I feel like.
For the moment I'd encourage you to leave the offseason questions till the offseason (when we'll have many months to cover that ground). The team's focus right now is on the postseason so let's focus on that for now.
Want to know my thoughts on matchups, seeds, rotations, and which current or former Patriots players the Celtics will adopt this year?
Celtics Life: Greg Monroe re-signed to Boston on a 10-day deal
It doesn't feel that long ago we were looking to Greg Monroe as a potential star to speed up the rebuild.
Now, the former starting big man has had considerable trouble sticking to a modern NBA roster, the game having left his post-heavy style of play behind, including a tough stint with the Boston Celtics last season.
So, you'd be forgiven if you wondered why Boston would bring him back to fill their final open roster slot on a 10-day deal, as reported by Shams Charania, and the answer is likely a simple one.
Celtics Life: CLP 94: IT returns, BOS stumbles & the playoff seeding becomes clearer
For the slow month of March, the Boston Celtics are finding ways to stay busy, and not all of the results are so great.
But the fundamentals of play missing at the start of the season are becoming more consistent despite the unfavorable results over the last few games, which should give fans a shred of hope as the regular season winds down.
And with that winding down comes some clarity regarding what Boston's postseason will look like in terms of seeding and opponents.
CelticsBlog: Gordon Hayward, Aron Baynes eyeing weekend return
The word coming out of Charlotte is good news on the Celtics' injury front:
#NEBHInjuryReport Aron Baynes had an MRI on his ankle yesterday that came back encouraging, according to Brad Stevens. He's back in Boston now and could play as soon as Sunday.-- Boston Celtics (@celtics) March 22, 2019
#NEBHInjuryReport Brad Stevens says that Gordon Hayward is continuing to progress through concussion protocol and is unlikely to play tomorrow, though he has not yet been ruled out.-- Boston Celtics (@celtics) March 22, 2019
The Celtics are preparing to face the Hornets on Saturday and will return to the Garden for a Sunday showdown against the visiting Spurs.
CelticsBlog: Thomas Robinson is a candidate for Celtics' 15th roster spot
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. In Thomas Robinson's case, it might be "try, try, try, try, try, try again." After being claimed off waivers last weekend by the Maine Red Claws, Robinson hopes that his stint in the G-League clears a path for an NBA return with the Celtics.
The Sacramento Kings made Robinson the 5th overall pick back in 2012, but the former Kansas Jayhawk struggled to find a home. In five seasons in the NBA, he also made stops in Houston, Portland, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, and Los Angeles.
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CelticsBlog: Discussion: Can the Celtics still get the 3rd seed?
The Celtics won 3 out of the 4 games against the Sixers this season, but the loss on Wednesday significantly hurt the Celtics chances of getting the 3 seed in the playoffs.
With 10 games left in the regular season, the Celtics are running out of time to make up the 4 games that they trail the Sixers in the standings. In fact, they are still looking up at the Pacers a well.
Boston does have two games remaining against Indiana, so they have every chance of pulling ahead and securing home court advantage in the 4-5 series.
Boston.com: Kevin Durant helps lead Warriors past Pacers after childhood friend was shot to death
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Kevin Durant established Golden State's defensive energy by swatting away shots early. Eventually, the Warriors got going on the other end as they almost always do.
Durant had 15 points, six assists and three blocks after losing a close friend earlier in the day, and the Warriors ran away from the Indiana Pacers 112-89 on Thursday night.
Durant led a balanced Warriors attack, playing the same day childhood friend Cliff Dixon was shot to death in Atlanta. Warriors guard Quinn Cook also was close with Dixon as they're all from the Washington D.
Celtics Life: After losing to 76ers, Boston's playoff seeding is coming into focus
If nothing else, the Boston Celtics learned two things in their loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.
The first being that it takes damn near everything the 76ers have to beat Boston, and even then, required several key rotation players to miss large parts or even the entire game. The second is the fact that, barring a miracle, the Celtics will end up either the fourth or the fifth seed going into the playoffs.
With that certainty, the Celts can turn their attention to preparing for an almost-equally-certain first.
Red's Army: 5 thoughts from last night's not-so-crushing loss to the 76ers
Look, Philadelphia was due for a win. We can't beat them every time, can we? Without Gordon Hayward, Aron Baynes and Marcus Smart, the Celtics simply didn't have enough umph to steal this game. I'm over it.
Here are 5 thoughts from the game...
5. Jayson Tatum isn't making an impact
If you ignore his inconsequential buzzer-beater, Jayson Tatum had one bucket and two shots in 6 minutes of 4th quarter action. His average of 2.7 FGA in the 4th is the lowest of his quarterly averages. He's barely taking more shots than Mook (2.
Boston.com: New Maine Red Claw Thomas Robinson is eager for another shot in the NBA
New Maine Red Claw Thomas Robinson is hoping for another chance in the NBA.
"I'm better at knowing the things I need to do to be great at that level and help teams win," Robinson told Boston.com in a phone conversation Tuesday evening.
A consensus first-team All-American at Kansas, Robinson was selected fifth overall by the Sacramento Kings in 2012 draft, yet he never found his footing as a pro. The 6-foot-9 power forward bounced around the league, playing for six teams in five years, before heading overseas to continue his career.
After a year with BC Khimki in Russia, Robinson signed with -- but was subsequently waived by -- the Atlanta Hawks at the start of this season.
Fansided: Boston Celtics: Danny Ainge shares injury updates on Gordon Hayward and Aron Baynes
The Boston Celtics lost Aron Baynes Wednesday night during their marquee matchup with the Philadelphia 76ers to what initially appeared to be a severe ankle injury. The team has already been without Gordon Hayward for several games while he continues to navigate the NBA's concussion protocol.
Fortunately for the Celtics both are set to return to action sooner rather than later, according to Danny Ainge. On his weekly appearance with 98.5' The Sports Hub's "Toucher and Rich" Ainge commented on the status of Aron Baynes following the diagnosis of a Grade 2 ankle sprain.
"I don't know.
Boston.com: Marcus Smart fined $50,000 by NBA for shoving Joel Embiid
Celtics guard Marcus Smart was fined $50,000 for forcefully shoving 76ers center Joel Embiid to the floor in Wednesday night's game at Philadelphia, the NBA announced Thursday.
Smart, however, was not suspended. The large fine was a result of Smart's two prior incidents this season, which also drew fines.