Team Snapshot
Points Per Game 112.4 14th
Rebounds Per Game 44.5 22nd
Assists Per Game 26.3 5th
Points Allowed 108.0 23rd
2019-20 Atlantic Standings
TEAM W L PCT STRK
Toronto 58 24 .707 W2
Philadelphia 51 31 .622 W1
Boston 49 33 .598 W1
Brooklyn 42 40 .512 W3
New York 17 65 .207 L1

Boston Celtics News

  • @celtics • 2h

    Celtics Life: Two Boston Celtics stars chosen as newest captains of Team USA

    The news came out yesterday that USA head coach Gregg Popovich has selected his team captains for the FIBA World Cup in China this fall, and Celtics fans couldn't be happier.

    Kemba Walker, Donovan Mitchell, and MARCUS SMART are the Team USA captains. So, don't expect Smart to get cut when Gregg Popovich sends one last guy home.

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    The first of the three captains is the Celtics' newest All-NBA point guard Kemba Walker, who has been the leader on this roster since the training camp started a few weeks back.

    The news came out yesterday that USA head coach Gregg Popovich has selected his team captains for the FIBA World Cup in China this fall, and Celtics fans couldn't be happier.

    Kemba Walker, Donovan Mitchell, and MARCUS SMART are the Team USA captains. So, don't expect Smart to get cut when Gregg Popovich sends one last guy home.

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    The first of the three captains is the Celtics' newest All-NBA point guard Kemba Walker, who has been the leader on this roster since the training camp started a few weeks back.

  • @celtics • 6h

    Boston.com: Marcus Smart and Kemba Walker have emerged as leaders for Team USA

    Thursday, the Associated Press reported via ESPN that Team USA had named its captains for the upcoming FIBA World Cup. The captains included two Boston Celtics players, Kemba Walker and Marcus Smart, as well as Utah's Donovan Mitchell.

    Friday, Marc Stein of the New York Times reported that Team USA had actually not named the team captains. Stein reports that Popovich was just speaking about how he relied on the leadership of the players in question.

    Point of clarification: There was a report in Australia this week that Gregg Popovich had formally named Kemba Walker, Donovan Mitchell and Marcus Smart as Team USA captains.

    Thursday, the Associated Press reported via ESPN that Team USA had named its captains for the upcoming FIBA World Cup. The captains included two Boston Celtics players, Kemba Walker and Marcus Smart, as well as Utah's Donovan Mitchell.

    Friday, Marc Stein of the New York Times reported that Team USA had actually not named the team captains. Stein reports that Popovich was just speaking about how he relied on the leadership of the players in question.

    Point of clarification: There was a report in Australia this week that Gregg Popovich had formally named Kemba Walker, Donovan Mitchell and Marcus Smart as Team USA captains.

  • @celtics • 8h

    Celtics Life: Tacko Fall hinted at which jersey number he plans to wear with the Celtics

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    Tacko Fall's first tall task will be to make the Boston Celtics roster, but in the meantime he plans to rock the number 99 jersey for the C's. Tacko mentioned his plans at a recent community event according to John Karalis of masslive.com.

    For me, the number 77 would have been a nice play on his 7'7" height, but 99 will do.

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    Tacko Fall's first tall task will be to make the Boston Celtics roster, but in the meantime he plans to rock the number 99 jersey for the C's. Tacko mentioned his plans at a recent community event according to John Karalis of masslive.com.

    For me, the number 77 would have been a nice play on his 7'7" height, but 99 will do.

  • @celtics • 12h

    Red's Army: Your Morning Dump... Where Walker and Smart are co-captains

    Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.

    Walker is arguably the best player on the team, so it's no surprise that he's a captain. Mitchell being named a captain isn't a shock either, when you consider how he came in as a rookie and showed tremendous ability as a leader with the Jazz and has continued to build off that success.

    But Smart's selection as a captain speaks to why his brand of leadership goes beyond the box score.

    Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.

    Walker is arguably the best player on the team, so it's no surprise that he's a captain. Mitchell being named a captain isn't a shock either, when you consider how he came in as a rookie and showed tremendous ability as a leader with the Jazz and has continued to build off that success.

    But Smart's selection as a captain speaks to why his brand of leadership goes beyond the box score.

  • @celtics • 14h

    Boston.com: Celtics rookies reflected on the NBA Draft in the new docu-series 'Lucky Rooks'

    What is it like to be a rookie on the Boston Celtics?

    In the new docu-series, "Lucky Rooks," the team gives an inside-look at the experiences of each of their signed rookies: Grant Williams, Tremont Waters, Carson Edwards, and Romeo Langford, throughout their journey from the NBA Draft to the Summer league.

    In episode 1, "Opportunity Knocks", the rookies reflected on the moment they were drafted while heading to the Auerbach Center in Boston for their introductory press conference.

    "I had my phone on ringer and Adam Silver comes out," Grant Williams recalled from draft night.

    What is it like to be a rookie on the Boston Celtics?

    In the new docu-series, "Lucky Rooks," the team gives an inside-look at the experiences of each of their signed rookies: Grant Williams, Tremont Waters, Carson Edwards, and Romeo Langford, throughout their journey from the NBA Draft to the Summer league.

    In episode 1, "Opportunity Knocks", the rookies reflected on the moment they were drafted while heading to the Auerbach Center in Boston for their introductory press conference.

    "I had my phone on ringer and Adam Silver comes out," Grant Williams recalled from draft night.

  • @celtics • 15h

    Fansided: Boston Celtics: Would Chris Paul have been a better fit at point guard than Kemba Walker?

    Heading into the 2018 campaign, with a healthy Kyrie Irving running the show at point guard, the Boston Celtics were penciled in as one of the favorites to represent the Eastern Conference in the NBA Finals. Their overall talent seemed, on paper, likely to be too much for opposing defenses to face off against.

    However, fast forward a year later and we see a team coming off of an upsetting second round exit to the Milwaukee Bucks and with two of their franchise cornerstones off the roster heading into 2019.

    Though the team lost both Irving and Al Horford this offseason via free agency, Boston managed to soften the overall blow by nabbing one of the league's best point guards, Kemba Walker.

    Heading into the 2018 campaign, with a healthy Kyrie Irving running the show at point guard, the Boston Celtics were penciled in as one of the favorites to represent the Eastern Conference in the NBA Finals. Their overall talent seemed, on paper, likely to be too much for opposing defenses to face off against.

    However, fast forward a year later and we see a team coming off of an upsetting second round exit to the Milwaukee Bucks and with two of their franchise cornerstones off the roster heading into 2019.

    Though the team lost both Irving and Al Horford this offseason via free agency, Boston managed to soften the overall blow by nabbing one of the league's best point guards, Kemba Walker.

  • @celtics • 17h

    Celtics Life: Kemba Walker, Team USA beat Aron Baynes and the Australian Boomers in exhibition match

    Early this morning, Team USA faced off against the Australian Boomers at MARVEL Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. The game was at 5:30 a.m. eastern time for us here in America, so it certainly was not an easy one to catch on a weekday morning. That being said, it was a memorable game as Team USA (though a bit rocky in the first half) ended up winning with a score of 102-86 and the Celtics' core once again filled the stat sheet.
    In a change of pace for Team USA, Boston Celtics' shooting guard Jaylen Brown started for the first time alongside his newest Celtics' teammate Kemba Walker.

    Early this morning, Team USA faced off against the Australian Boomers at MARVEL Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. The game was at 5:30 a.m. eastern time for us here in America, so it certainly was not an easy one to catch on a weekday morning. That being said, it was a memorable game as Team USA (though a bit rocky in the first half) ended up winning with a score of 102-86 and the Celtics' core once again filled the stat sheet.
    In a change of pace for Team USA, Boston Celtics' shooting guard Jaylen Brown started for the first time alongside his newest Celtics' teammate Kemba Walker.

  • @celtics • 20h

    Boston.com: Here's what Bob Cousy had to say after Donald Trump gave him the Presidential Medal of Freedom

    President Donald Trump honored Celtics legend Bob Cousy with the nation's highest civilian award Thursday afternoon at the White House: the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

    And the 91-year-old former basketball player, coach, and broadcaster paid Trump back with some high compliments as well.

    "Mr. President, I know in your world you're well on your way to making America great again," Cousy said in his acceptance speech. "In my world it's been great for 91 years."

    The six-time NBA champion, who played point guard for the Celtics from 1950 to 1963, used his speech to thank his family and friends, and expressed gratitude for the "good fortune" to make a career out of a "child's game.

    President Donald Trump honored Celtics legend Bob Cousy with the nation's highest civilian award Thursday afternoon at the White House: the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

    And the 91-year-old former basketball player, coach, and broadcaster paid Trump back with some high compliments as well.

    "Mr. President, I know in your world you're well on your way to making America great again," Cousy said in his acceptance speech. "In my world it's been great for 91 years."

    The six-time NBA champion, who played point guard for the Celtics from 1950 to 1963, used his speech to thank his family and friends, and expressed gratitude for the "good fortune" to make a career out of a "child's game.

  • @celtics • 22h

    Boston.com: Donald Trump stumbled over the pronunciation of Worcester during ceremony for Bob Cousy

    President Donald Trump's mispronunciation of certain places and words has been scrutinized in the past, but he's hardly the first to struggle when it comes to Worcester.

    During a White House ceremony Thursday afternoon to present the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Boston Celtics great Bob Cousy, the president was reading from written remarks recalling the Holy Cross alum's early basketball-playing days when he encountered the puzzling spelling of New England's second-largest city.

    After a brief pause, Trump gave it his best guess.

    "By the end of his collegiate career, the Wizard of 'Werster' was a three-time All-American and was on his way into being drafted into the NBA," he said.

    President Donald Trump's mispronunciation of certain places and words has been scrutinized in the past, but he's hardly the first to struggle when it comes to Worcester.

    During a White House ceremony Thursday afternoon to present the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Boston Celtics great Bob Cousy, the president was reading from written remarks recalling the Holy Cross alum's early basketball-playing days when he encountered the puzzling spelling of New England's second-largest city.

    After a brief pause, Trump gave it his best guess.

    "By the end of his collegiate career, the Wizard of 'Werster' was a three-time All-American and was on his way into being drafted into the NBA," he said.

  • @celtics • 1d

    CelticsBlog: Marcus Smart, Kemba Walker named Team USA captains

    Marcus Smart and Kemba Walker have both been named captains along with Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz for the Team USA squad currently representing the country for the FIBA World Cup. Smart and Walker, both teammates next year for the Celtics, have been able to build a strong rapport this summer with fellow teammates Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown through their involvement with Team USA.

    Three out of the four teammates suited up last night against Australia for an exhibition match before official tournament play begins in September.

    Marcus Smart and Kemba Walker have both been named captains along with Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz for the Team USA squad currently representing the country for the FIBA World Cup. Smart and Walker, both teammates next year for the Celtics, have been able to build a strong rapport this summer with fellow teammates Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown through their involvement with Team USA.

    Three out of the four teammates suited up last night against Australia for an exhibition match before official tournament play begins in September.

  • @celtics • 1d

    Celtics Life: Los Angeles Lakers left with slim pickin's in their search for a new center

    With DeMarcus Cousins tearing up his knee and scheduled to miss significant time again, the Los Angeles Lakers are scraping the bottom of the barrel for his replacement.

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    Although Cousins may have been a shell of his former self, the Lakers were still hopeful to get good production from him.

    With DeMarcus Cousins tearing up his knee and scheduled to miss significant time again, the Los Angeles Lakers are scraping the bottom of the barrel for his replacement.

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    Although Cousins may have been a shell of his former self, the Lakers were still hopeful to get good production from him.

  • @celtics • 1d

    Fansided: 3 potential landing spots for Tacko Fall if the Boston Celtics release him

    It would bring tears of regret and sadness to the eyes of Boston Celtics if Tacko Fall ever panned out for a different franchise. After becoming a sensation in summer league due to his larger-than-life frame, there have been doubts on whether or not Fall is long for the Celtics' regular season roster.

    Fall's agent recently commented on the matter. Justin Haynes, the former UCF product's agent, had the following to say regarding Fall's next steps if it doesn't work out in Boston:

    "If the Celtics release him, I don't think he goes unclaimed. I think somebody will take a shot on him because he's done enough to show he can find a place in the NBA.

    It would bring tears of regret and sadness to the eyes of Boston Celtics if Tacko Fall ever panned out for a different franchise. After becoming a sensation in summer league due to his larger-than-life frame, there have been doubts on whether or not Fall is long for the Celtics' regular season roster.

    Fall's agent recently commented on the matter. Justin Haynes, the former UCF product's agent, had the following to say regarding Fall's next steps if it doesn't work out in Boston:

    "If the Celtics release him, I don't think he goes unclaimed. I think somebody will take a shot on him because he's done enough to show he can find a place in the NBA.

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    Fansided: Boston Celtics: Gordon Hayward looking to prove his worth in 2019-20

    When the Boston Celtics initially landed Gordon Hayward in the summer of 2017, they thought of it as the ideal signing. A 27-year-old small forward in the prime of his career coming off of his first All-Star season, Hayward looked to be the final piece to form Boston's own version of a big-3 with Al Horford and, soon after, Kyrie Irving in tow.

    Fast forward two seasons later and we see Hayward has missed 91 out of a potential164 regular season games, has averaged a mere 11.3 points and 4.4 rebounds per game and is the sole survivor the Boston's talented trio.

    When the Boston Celtics initially landed Gordon Hayward in the summer of 2017, they thought of it as the ideal signing. A 27-year-old small forward in the prime of his career coming off of his first All-Star season, Hayward looked to be the final piece to form Boston's own version of a big-3 with Al Horford and, soon after, Kyrie Irving in tow.

    Fast forward two seasons later and we see Hayward has missed 91 out of a potential164 regular season games, has averaged a mere 11.3 points and 4.4 rebounds per game and is the sole survivor the Boston's talented trio.

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