2016 ScheduleAll times ET

2016 Schedule
48-34, 2nd in Atlantic
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2dChris Forsberg

Doc: Think Pierce 'back and forth' on retirement

Doc Rivers said that while he thinks Paul Pierce is "going back and forth" on whether he should retire, the Clippers have plans that would let Pierce walk away as a member of the Celtics.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics announce their full preseason schedule.

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Celtics splurged on second-round pick

Kevin Pelton was quite surprised to learn that Boston is committing $5.5 million over four years to guard Demetrius Jackson, the No. 45 overall draftee. That's the largest potential salary for a second-rounder this year. Rating latest NBA deals (Insider)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Boston Celtics formally announced their flurry of recent moves on Wednesday, signing Gerald Green and draft picks Jaylen Brown, Demetrius Jackson, and Ben Bentil, while re-signing center Tyler Zeller. Bentil, the 51st pick in the draft, will have a partially guaranteed deal and will compete for a final roster spot. In order to process the moves, the Celtics renounced their rights to Gigi Datome, who is currently playing overseas after spending part of the 2014-15 season with Boston.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Al Horford seems to be getting to work with his new Boston Celtics teammates. Second-year guard R.J. Hunter posted a picture to his Instagram account showing the pair alongside teammates Amir Johnson and Jae Crowder. Sweat-drenched Hunter looks to have gone through a fairly rigorous workout.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Celtics mourned the passing of longtime parquet caretaker Rudolph "Spider" Edwards on Wednesday. Edwards, instantly recognizable with his trademark fedora, swept the Garden parquet for 33 years and remained a familiar presence even after hanging up his broom. Edwards did a ceremonial sweep of the Garden parquet last October when the Celtics unveiled only the third parquet in team history. Edwards was beloved by players (Larry Bird, among them), fans, and executives alike. As Celtics assistant GM Mike Zarren wrote on Twitter Wednesday, "When I was 4 years old, the only thing I wanted in the whole world was to be Spider for a day. Really."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Bucks center Larry Sanders posted Twitter polls asking which team would utilize his skills best. The Celtics led one of them.

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Celtics will rise in East again

ESPN's ninth annual Summer Forecast predicts Boston, with Al Horford and first-round draftee Jaylen Brown on board, will make up its eight-game difference behind Toronto in the Atlantic. Forecast: 2016-17 East standings

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Summer Forecast: How the East will play out in 2016-17

Summer Forecast is back! How will the East standings shake out in 2016-17? Will anyone threaten to dethrone the champion Cavs? Our ESPN Forecast panel unveils its early projections.

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Bravo for getting Green back in green

Kevin Pelton likes the Celtics bringing back Gerald Green on a one-year contract. Counting both of Green's stints in Boston, this will be his ninth stop in 10 NBA seasons over a dozen years. Rating latest NBA deals (Insider)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyler Zeller is now the fourth highest paid player on the Celtics' roster, ahead of All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas. A glance at Boston's current cap commitments.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

A look at the Celtics' depth chart after Saturday's flurry of roster activity.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

With Saturday's signings, the Celtics are headed back over the salary cap. Access to the $5.6 million mid-level could allow the team to either inflate the contract of second-round picks like Demertius Jackson or target in-season help.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

After the Celtics' flurry of activity on Saturday, a look at their projected depth chart.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Boston Celtics made a flurry of moves Saturday, including agreeing to deals with Gerald Green and Tyler Zeller. What it seems to suggest is that Boston is willing to head into next season with the roster it has constructed. The Celtics still have the flexibility and assets to explore trade opportunities, but also bolstered their depth assuming no deals materialize.

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9dChris Forsberg

Irked Crowder: Celtics told Durant too much

Jae Crowder thinks the Celtics may have gone too far in their recruitment of Kevin Durant, giving up valuable defensive strategies against the All-Star's new team, the Warriors.

Team Stats

Points Per Game105.75th
Rebounds Per Game44.96th
Assists Per Game24.26th
Points Allowed102.513th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-164834.585
2014-154042.488
2013-142557.305
2012-134140.506
2011-123927.591

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