Category - Boston Celtics

Isaiah Thomas Wants a Max Deal from The Celtics

Everyone is getting paid big money this year, and if you are a 5’9″ point guard, you want nothing but a max deal!!

The 28-year-old point guard, Isaiah Thomas said he was nothing but a max deal. He went on and told A. Sherrod Blakely from CSN New England.

“My time is coming,” Thomas said. “They know they’ve got to bring the Brinks truck.”     

Why wouldn’t you pay him the max deal, he is the best player in your team Even though he is a liability on the defense of end, you cannot loose him to a different team. Especially in the eastern conference. You might believe he is going to be overpaid, just think Otto Porter will be getting paid $100 million for the next 4-years.

Lonzo May Only Work Out for Lakers

According to Ramona Shelburne from ESPN, Lonzo Ball may only work out for the Lakers before the NBA Draft.

LaVar Ball said, “That’s all we working out for is the Lakers, There’s nobody else that we need to work out for.” per Lakers Nation.

 




The former UCLA Bruins, Lonzo Ball is one of most talented player in this years NBA draft. I’m sure, the Lakers fans would love to have Lonzo in their team. Having a young talented point guard who can make others teammates better, would help the Lakers make some noise in the western conference and maybe make it to the playoffs next year.

The Celtics have the 1st pick, they will be choosing from a batch of young talented players like Markelle Fultz, Josh Jackson, De’Aaron Fox, and Jayson Tatum.

 

Celtics Receive 1st Overall Pick In NBA Draft.

The Boston Celtics have won the 2017 NBA Draft Lottery due to their 2013 trade owning the rights to the Brooklyn Nets’ pic


With the Los Angeles Lakers staying in the top-3, they will keep their pick this season, lose their first round pick to Philadelphia in 2018, and no longer need to send a first round pick to the Orlando Magic.

The Philadelphia 76ers moved from No. 5 to No. 3 due to a pick swap with the Sacramento Kings made by Sam Hinkie during the 2015 offseason.

1. Boston Celtics (via Brooklyn Nets)
2. Los Angeles Lakers
3. Philadelphia 76ers (via Sacramento Kings pick swap)
4. Phoenix Suns
5. Sacramento Kings (via Philadelphia 76ers pick swap)
6. Orlando Magic
7. Minnesota Timberwolves
8. New York Knicks
9. Dallas Mavericks
10. Sacramento Kings (via New Orleans Pelicans)
11. Charlotte Hornets
12. Detroit Pistons
13. Denver Nuggets
14. Miami Heat

Ray Allen Responds to 2008 Celtics Championship Reunion

The night after the 2008 Celtics small reunion on Area 21, Ray Allen uploads an interesting picture on his Facebook page. Last night, KG, The Truth, Rondo, Kendrick Perkins, Big Baby and Rondo sat on Area 21 and spoke about Ray Allen leaving the Boston Celtics for the Miami Heat and company.

Not sure what this picture implies, but it saves to say these former teammates are not going to speak to each other anytime soon.

 

 

 

Brandon Jennings Talks Sh*t About Paul Pierce After Final NBA Game

 

Paul Pierce played his last NBA games Sunday night against the Utah Jazz.

After the game, “The Truth” took to Twitter to say goodbye to the NBA community.

Wizards guard Brandon Jennings wasn’t feeling Pierce’s farewell tour and fired a subliminal tweet to Celtics legend.

After Jennings deleted his tweet but lucky for us, someone screenshot it. What do you think, is Paul Pierce a legend or just an ordinary NBA Star.

Being Loyal Costs

Carmelo Anthony had a promising career, until he became a New York Knick.

In 2011 at the NBA trade deadline the New York Knicks traded Wilson Chandler, Danilo Gallinari, Raymond Felton, Timofey Mozgov and picks to acquire Denver Nuggets superstar Carmelo Anthony. Although the Knicks landed the scoring machine, many Knicks fans were irate about how much was given up to acquire Carmelo.

Despite the fans dismay to the blockbuster deal, the trade had a very high ceiling. Having two of the top 5 scorers in Melo and Stat (Amare Stoudemire) on the roster, a championship point guard that can still orchestrate an offense in Chauncey Billups. The pieces were in place to build around but to no one’s surprise, things went downhill fast.

The Knicks managed to make the playoffs the first three seasons with Melo in his peak prime years, the front office failed to put help around the superstar. In the 2012-13 season, the Knicks went 54-28 and were the number 2 seed in the Eastern Conference. With the amazing play from the established veterans and an unstoppable Melo, the Knicks were back in championship contention. They beat the Boston Celtics in 6 and then went on to face the blazing hot Pacers in the East Semis and lost that series in 6. Despite Melo averaging 29 PPG and 7 RPG, he was battling a left shoulder injury for most of his playoff run which ultimately led to an earlier than expected playoff exit. Anthony was heavily criticized for not getting his team over the hump and evidently underachieving.

The 2013-14 season was supposed to be a fresh start for Carmelo and the Knicks. The Knicks had their core guys remain on the roster despite losing veteran leadership. The Knicks only won 37 games after winning 54 the previous year. Carmelo averaged 27 a night but his teammate’s inconsistency and lackadaisical effort were a direct effect of losing that veteran leadership in the locker room. The highlight of the season was Melo scoring 62 on 23-35 shooting in 39 minutes and the hiring of new President of Basketball Operations, Phil Jackson at the end of the season. The Knicks just missed the playoffs at the 9th seed to cap off a disappointing season.

Phil Jackson’s resumé falsely gave New York Knick fans something to be excited about. Phil won 13 championships in his career, two as a player and eleven as a coach. He coached some of the greatest players of all time in Shaquille O’Neil, Kobe Bryant, Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan. Phil Jackson’s basketball mind being in control many assumed better days were ahead. Phil immediately dismantled the roster. Mike Woodson and the entire coaching staff were fired and hired his long-time point guard in Los Angeles, Derek fisher. Phil then resigned Carmelo to 5 years 124 million contract and traded Raymond Felton and Tyson Chandler to the Dallas Mavericks for Jose Calderón, Shane Larkin, and Samuel Dalembert. The trade was pointless.

The next season the Knicks posted their worst season to date only winning 17 games. Melo battled injuries all season only playing 40 games and Phil Jackson traded Iman Shumpert and Jr. Smith to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Phil Jackson has been less than unflattering these past few seasons. Jamming the outdated triangle offense down the Knicks organizations throats without having the proper personnel to execute. Constantly ripping Carmelo to the NBA media and selling false hopes and dreams with no real solution in sight. Sure, Phil has been active in his signings but what was supposed to be the end result? How are the players that Phil is acquiring complementing Carmelo Anthony’s game? I’m no executive but the moves were hollow.

Melo’s prime years were wasted by a team that never really cared for him. Anthony’s loyalty remains to the fans and the city of New York. He has been nothing short of professional and his front office has been nothing short of ill-mannered. Carmelo gave his blood sweat and tears to the city of New York and all they did in return was spin the narrative in his entire career making him a villain in a city where he should have been a hero.

 

Celtics Considered To Trade For Melo At The Deadline

The Boston Celtics’ coaching staff was in favor of trading for Carmelo Anthony at the deadline


Danny Ainge, however, had reservations about trading for Anthony. The Celtics have sought cap space for 2017 and acquiring Anthony would have taken that option off the table.

Jae Crowder is a player of interest for the New York Knicks, who could have been acquired during the 2014 Tyson Chandler trade.

The Celtics could use cap space to absorb Anthony’s contract if Ainge strikes out in free agency.

Anthony has a full no-trade clause with the Knicks.

NBA Star Isaiah Thomas Sister Killed

Isaiah Thomas’ sister, Chyna, dies in a one-car accident early Saturday Morning.


A woman who died in a car accident on Interstate 5 in Federal Way, Saturday Morning. Chyna J Thomas, 22, the sister of Isaiah Thomas, an NBA superstar who plays for the Boston Celtics

According to the Washington State Patrol, Chyna Thomas died at the scene of the accident on the shoulder of I-5. The accident occurred around 5 a.m. near South 288th Street per @KIRO7Seattle

“All of a sudden it started to drift very casually onto the left shoulder,” State Patrol spokesman Trooper Nick King said.

The car traveled about 50 feet partially off the roadway until it hit a Jersey barrier.

“That vaulted the vehicle head-on into the sign post,” Nick King also said.

The State Patrol reports that Chyna Thomas was not wearing her seat belt. Prayers go out to the Thomas Family.

The Celtics are scheduled to play the Chicago Bulls in the NBA playoffs Sunday in Boston.

Schedule/TV info for Game 1s of NBA playoffs

Finally, the NBA playoffs are among us and we have interested match-ups. Below is the set matchup for Game 1 of the Eastern and Western Playoffs.

Saturday

  • Indiana at Cleveland, 3 p.m. ABC
  • Milwaukee at Toronto, 5:30 p.m., ESPN
  • Memphis at San Antonio 8 p.m., ESPN
  • Utah vs. LA Clippers TBD 10:30, p.m., ESPN

Sunday

  • Atlanta at Washington, 1 p.m., TNT
  • Portland at Golden State, 3:30 p.m., ABC
  • Chicago at Boston, 6:30 p.m. TNT
  • Oklahoma City at Houston, 9 p.m., TNT

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