Celtics waive just-acquired guard Purvis

The Boston Celtics have waived guard Rodney Purvis, according to a report by Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports. Sources: The Celtics have waived guard Rodney Purvis, who was acquired last week in trade sending Abdel Nader to Oklahoma City. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 30, 2018 The Celtics acquired Purvis from the Oklahoma City Thunder […]

No limitations in Hayward’s workouts

NBA skills coach and Pure Sweat Basketball CEO Drew Hanlen has been working with Boston Celtics small forward Gordon Hayward this summer as Hayward makes his way back onto the court after suffering a fractured left ankle in the Celtics’ season-opening loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Oct. 17. Hayward had a procedure on May 31 to remove a […]

Celtics’ Irving expects to be 100 percent for training camp

At Team USA minicamp in Las Vegas on Thursday, Boston Celtics star point guard Kyrie Irving said he expects to be 100 percent for the start of training camp. Irving underwent season-ending knee surgery in April and then had another procedure to remove screws which were placed in his knee from the injury he suffered in the 2015 Finals […]

Celtics sign second-year guard Bird to two-year pact

The Boston Celtics have signed guard Jabari Bird to an NBA contract. According to Sam Amick of USA Today, the deal is a two-year, $3 million pact. Jabari Bird’s new Celtics deal is two years, $3 million combined (minimum), per source. The restricted free agent was on a two-way deal during his rookie campaign in […]

Report: Celtics offered several of their best draft assets to Spurs for Leonard

The Boston Celtics were willing to part with some of their future draft picks from other teams to acquire Kawhi Leonard, but the San Antonio Spurs were not interested in packages which were heavy on draft picks — according to ESPN reporter Zach Lowe. In their conversations with the Spurs, the Celtics never offered Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward, Jaylen […]

Report: Irving pleased with his Celtic surroundings

Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving said earlier this summer that he doesn’t plan on signing a contract extension with the franchise this offseason. Irving will be an unrestricted free agent during the summer of 2019 if he declines his player option and likely command a max contract. The All-Star is set to make $20.1 million in 2018-19. […]

Celtics sending Nader to Thunder to Purvis

The Boston Celtics were prepared to waive Abdel Nader, but have instead traded him to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Rodney Purvis. Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports the Celtics will also be sending cash considerations to Oklahoma City as part of the deal. The Celtics are finalizing trade to send Abdel Nader to the […]

Thomas reached out to Ainge about signing with Celtics

Isaiah Thomas reached out to Danny Ainge about signing with the Boston Celtics before he reached his agreement with the Denver Nuggets, Thomas told ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski. Thomas and Ainge talked for about 15 minutes on the phone. Ainge was open to the idea, but the Celtics needed to work through Marcus Smart‘s restricted-free-agency discussions before they […]

Smart ‘ecstatic’ to be back with Celtics

After officially signing his four-year deal to remain with the Boston Celtics, Marcus Smart says he’s “ecstatic” to be back with the franchise and ready for what appears to be a special year for the team. Smart signed a four-year, $52 million deal with the Celtics. It wasn’t a smooth process for the rugged defender, as […]

Celtics waive former second-round pick Nadel

The Boston Celtics have waived swingman and former second-round pick Abdel Nader, according to a report from Yahoo Sports. Nader’s contract was set to become guaranteed Aug. 1, as Yahoo noted. Nader is 6-foot-7 and was selected by the Celtics with the No. 58 overall pick in the 2016 draft. He spent most of his […]

Hayward’s road back in dunk-and-recover mode

Apparently, Gordon Hayward’s recovery from the devastating injury to his left ankle six minutes into Game 1 of last season in Cleveland is coming along quite nicely. The Boston Celtics forward, who missed the entire season after suffering the injury against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena, hit a milestone every basketball player can […]

Smart agrees to four-year deal with Celtics

Restricted free agent guard Marcus Smart has agreed to a contract to return to the Boston Celtics, according to a report from Yahoo Sports. Per the report, the contract is for four years and $52 million. Smart, 24, was a restricted free agent, giving the Celtics the right to match any offer he received from […]

Report: Smart, Celtics finalizing four-year deal

The Boston Celtics and guard Marcus Smart are close to finalizing a four-year deal, according to a report from Jordan Schultz of Yahoo Sports. Smart averaged 10.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 4.8 assists this past regular season. He underwent surgery in March for a torn ligament in his right thumb. Source: #Celtics are finalizing a deal […]