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22hChris Forsberg

Embracing the gritty Celtics

While Celtics fans groan over the lack of star addition, this team will be pretty irresistible.

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Amir Johnson bolsters Celts up front

Kevin Pelton hails the Celtics' signing of Amir Johnson, who should improve Boston's game up front. Pelton's first-day analysis (Insider)


Johnson agrees to deal with Celtics

Amir Johnson has agreed to a 2-year, $24M deal with the Boston Celtics, sources told ESPN's Jeff Goodman. Johnson averaged 9 ppg and 6.1 rpg last season with the Raptors.

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Offense adds dimension, value to Jae Crowder

Jae Crowder has always been a rugged defender. His improved offensive stats have earned him a spot on Kevin Pelton's list of top NBA free agents. Top 30 statistical free agents (Insider)

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3dChris Forsberg

Celtics introduce rookies to history

The Boston Celtics introduced their four rookies Tuesday, then introduced them to the history of the franchise.

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3dChris Forsberg

Ainge: 'Free agents will come' to Celtics

Danny Ainge has tempered expectations about the competitive free-agent market the Celtics face, but he won't be afraid to swing for the fences.

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3dChris Broussard

Sources: Bulls offer Butler max, other options

The Bulls offered Jimmy Butler a maximum five-year, $90 million contract Monday, leading the restricted free agent to postpone meetings with several other teams.

Celtics: Salary cap room, a promising core and young coach make team attractive to free agents, writes Chris Forsberg

Boston Celtics fell short in draft

Danny Ainge tried the best he could to trade up in the draft but ultimately failed. Instead, the team got some value with their four picks but failed to land any surefire impact talent. For that, ESPN's Chris Forsberg gives them a thumbs-down Draft thumbs-up or thumbs-down

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7dChris Ryan and Andrew Sharp

Grantland: NBA draft winners and losers

Grantland's Chris Ryan and Andrew Sharp detail the strong moves made by Pat Riley and Mitch Kupchak and the excitement Mario Hezonja will bring to the Magic, but they aren't so sure about the draft plans of the Pacers, Celtics, Jazz and Wizards.

Celtics' efforts to draft Winslow rebuffed (2:45)
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7dChris Forsberg

Sources: Celtics dangled up to 6 picks for No. 9

The Celtics made a strong final push to trade up into the top 10 in the draft, culminating in an offer to the Hornets that included as many as six draft picks, sources said.

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Boston offered huge deal for Winslow

The Celtics made a massive play to move up for Winslow on Thursday night, offering as many as six draft picks and four potential 1st-rounders for Charlotte's No. 9 pick, sources told ESPN's Chris Forsberg. They also made unsuccessful attempts to acquire picks Nos. 4-8. Winslow ended up going 10th to Miami.

2014-15 Team Stats

Points Per Game101.413th
Rebounds Per Game43.813th
Assists Per Game24.54th
Points Allowed101.222nd

Team History


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