Al Horford

Terry Rozier might be playing his way out of Boston

Looking only at the end result, one would figure that the 2017-18 Boston Celtics season went exactly as expected. After signing Gordon Hayward and …

Terry Rozier

The LeBron lure, Durant derby: The intrigue that will dominate the NBA

Here are the top 10 storylines for the NBA heading into training camp:<p>1. LeBron and The Lakers<p>Can “The Chosen One” turn the woebegone Lakers into a …

Donte DiVincenzo

Seven NBA questions the preseason will answer

<i>This article first appeared in the Sept. 24 edition of the Monday Morning Post Up. To sign up,</i> click here.<p>Across the NBA, Monday marks the beginning of most teams' preparations for the 2018-19 season (the Dallas Mavericks and Philadelphia 76ers started up Friday). Not all of those groups can …

Sports

Michael Malone: “I embrace the pressure” as crucial Denver Nuggets season looms

A couple of weeks ago, Michael Malone and Tim Connelly decided to move a meeting from their Pepsi Center offices to the streets of their city. As the …

Denver

Fantasy Basketball Draft Prep: Potential Busts include Jayson Tatum, Paul Millsap

Limiting risk and avoiding overpaying for later in your drafts might be the key to your Fantasy season.<p>After an exciting summer that saw LeBron …

Jamal Murray

Boston Celtics: 3 bold predictions for 2018-19 NBA season

The 2018-19 NBA season is another day closer. Here are three bold predictions for the Boston Celtics ahead of the new campaign.<p>The 2018-19 NBA season …

Boston Celtics

Jayson Tatum needs to let it fly this season

<b>Jayson Tatum</b> came to the Celtics with the reputation as a scorer, and last season he did nothing to dispel that idea. In past decades, Boston has had …

Basketball

Kyrie Irving is ready to prove himself after knee injury

Kyrie Irving is energized as the Celtics prepare for training camp and the preseason. After dealing with a nagging knee injury that ultimately cost …

Jabari Bird

Ranking NBA's Top 5 Rookie Centers Entering 2018-19

Three of the top seven picks from the 2018 NBA draft were centers. It's looking like the strongest position in terms of potential star power.<p>Those three centers ultimately project as long-term cornerstones for their respective franchises. But how quickly will their teams see results?<p>Two more 5 men, …

NBA Summer League

Golden State Warriors: The Boston Celtics are their biggest threat

Heading into the 2018-19 NBA season, it seems as if the Golden State Warriors are locks to win a third straight championship.<p>The Golden State …

Golden State Warriors

Ranking the 5 best frontcourts in the NBA

There was once a time that height was might in the NBA, with franchises needing a talented big man to anchor a successful run in the league. …

Golden State Warriors

High hopes for Celtics heading into the 2018-19 season

Training camp opens with two practices on Tuesday when the Celtics will welcome back Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward to a team that was one win away …

Los Angeles

Kyrie Irving Says He Hasn't Talked To Jimmy Butler Since 2016

Disgruntled Minnesota two-way star Jimmy Butler has seemingly set his preferred future destinations up as the first step towards a superteam …

USA Basketball

Kyrie's comments suggest he's happy in Boston

Kyrie Irving's comments suggest he's happy in Boston<p>In a sit-down interview with Jackie MacMullan on ESPN.com, Kyrie Irving touched on a variety of …

Boston Celtics

Kyrie Irving raves about Celtics’ ‘next level’ pickup games

There’s a lot of hype surrounding the 2018-19 Boston Celtics, and rightfully so. Boston went to the 2018 Eastern Conference Finals and was a game …

Marcus Smart

Mailbag: 5 All-Stars? Captains? Rotations? Warriors Kryptonite?

BOSTON - I asked Celtics Nation to submit questions using the hashtag #CelticsMailbag on Twitter. Now I've answered them... well, most of them.<p>Let's …

Brad Stevens

Kyrie Irving hits on knee rehab, season ahead for Celtics and his own future

BOSTON -- Kyrie Irving looks different. He has just jogged off the Auerbach Center court after an informal pickup session with his Boston Celtics …

New York Knicks

Your Lunchtime Dump... Where we talk about intangibles

<i>Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a</i> …

Lebron James

Why Boston Celtics are a lock to make NBA Finals

The Boston Celtics begin regular season play in under a month, and are in my opinion a lock to reach the NBA Finals.<p>We all know the closing images of …

Boston Celtics

NBA Training Camps 2018: Start Dates, Schedules and Top Storylines to Watch

The two best times on the NBA calendar for fans of teams who miss the playoffs year after year are the draft and the weeks leading up to the regular season tipoff.<p>Hope springs eternal in both of those scenarios as fans envision their team's new star leading them to a championship.<p>As training camps …

Sports

What should we expect from Al Horford?

What should we expect from Al Horford?<p>While that certainly has been a factor in Boston’s success since the four-time All-Star signed as a free agent …

Boston Celtics

Horford Claims C’s Success Will Only Come with Sacrifice

BOSTON – Al Horford sunk into a courtside bench at the Auerbach Center at New Balance World Headquarters on a September afternoon, glistening with …

University of Florida

Boston Celtics: Could Jayson Tatum Lead the Team in Scoring This Season?

Jayson Tatum quickly turned heads in his rookie campaign with the Boston Celtics. After following up the regular season by going super saiyan in the …

Boston Celtics

NBArank: LeBron wins again, but a youth movement is coming

Our annual NBArank forecast of the 100 best players this season is in the books as LeBron James takes the throne for the eighth straight season. …

List-Worthy

LeBron James on Serena Williams: 'What she is fighting for is bigger than just that match'

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James offered support for Serena Williams following her outburst at the U.S. Open earlier this month.<p>In a story by <i>The</i> <i>Hollywood Reporter</i> that published Thursday, James said he feels like he can relate to Williams' frustration in part because of his daughter, …

Lebron James

Adam McQuaid says he’ll ‘always be connected to Boston’ | Boston.com

The Red Sox were soundly defeated in New York by the Yankees on Wednesday, 10-1. David Price’s ERA in Yankee Stadium since joining the Red Sox is …

Massachusetts

2018-19 Player Preview: Jonas Valanciunas - Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog

Share Email<p><i>You can keep up with all of our player previews here.</i><p>Six seasons into Jonas Valanciunas’ NBA career and it is still unclear how good the …

Toronto Raptors

Gordon Hayward’s goal this season is to raise a banner with Celtics

Boston Celtics small forward Gordon Hayward has a big goal for the upcoming NBA season, and it will surely make Boston fans happy.Hayward, who …

Boston Celtics

3 teams Jimmy Butler wants to be traded to, and 3 he may actually end up with

Butler has his ideal landing spots, but the Wolves can move him anywhere.<p>Jimmy Butler has requested a trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to The Athletic’s Jon Krawczynski. The star met with head coach Tom Thibodeau in Los Angeles on Tuesday, and reportedly gave a list of desired …

New York Knicks

Season preview: Boston Celtics

<b>STAYING:</b> Aron Baynes, Jabari Bird, Jaylen Brown, Gordon Hayward, Al Horford, Kyrie Irving, Marcus Morris, Semi Ojeleye, Terry Rozier, Marcus Smart, …

Marcus Smart