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2017 Schedule
53-29, 1st in Atlantic
Warriors just the latest in a long line of superteams (1:38)
Pierce responds to Tatum comparisons (1:19)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Marcus Morris knows how to endear himself to a new fan base. During an introductory conference call on Wednesday, Morris said: "How could I be upset about going to the Boston Celtics? Paul Pierce has always been my favorite player." Morris said he has reached out to Pierce. "The first thing he said to me when we talked, he said I was gonna love it [in Boston]," said Morris. "That's all I needed to hear."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Gordon Hayward is just one of 11 signings the Celtics will make this summer (if you include Paul Pierce's ceremonial signing/retirement). Boston formally signed veteran big-man Aron Baynes on Wednesday. The Celtics have also inked rookies Jayson Tatum, Ante Zizic, Abdel Nader, and Semi Ojeleye. Deals for rookies Guerschon Yabusele and Daniel Theis should be completed soon. Boston also signed Kadeem Allen to one of two available two-way contracts.

ESPN Stats & Information

He's coming home

Paul Pierce was the face of the Celtics during his time in Boston, and his numbers as a Celtic were nothing short of impressive.

The last time Stevens coached Hayward (2:35)

Bobby Marks ESPN 

Creative use of the stretch provision by the Celtics on the contract of Demetrius Jackson. Boston exercised the 2019-20 non-guaranteed team option on Jackson one day prior to waiving the former second round pick. Exercising the option allowed Boston to stretch the contract over seven years and not five. The cap hit per year is $92,857 instead of $130,000.

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3dChris Forsberg

Pierce signs deal to retire as 'a Celtic for life'

The Celtics announced Monday that they have signed Paul Pierce to a contract so the 10-time All-Star can retire with the team where he spent his first 15 seasons in the NBA.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics announce they've signed Paul Pierce, who officially retires as a member of the Celtics.

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Mavs advance to summer league semis

Yogi Ferrell (20 points) and Nicolas Brussino (18 points) led the 5-0 Mavericks to a 91-74 win over the Celtics, who finish 4-1 in Las Vegas. No. 9 draftee Dennis Smith Jr. shot just 1-for-6 from the field with three points for Dallas, while No. 3 pick Jayson Tatum did not play for Boston.

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5dKevin Pelton

Summer League Rookie Report: Jayson Tatum

Tatum showed the scoring and rebounding skills that made the Celtics trade down to take him, averaging 20 points and nine rebounds per 36 minutes.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics say Jaylen Brown (quad), Abdel Nader (calf), Jayson Tatum (patellar tendonitis), and Ante Zizic (hamstring) are out vs. Dallas.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Celtics are finalizing a series of roster moves that will overhaul the back end of their roster. Boston is signing 2016 second-round pick Abdel Nader and 2017 second-round pick Semi Ojeleye to four-year deals while waiving Demetrius Jackson. Once the team finalizes an agreement to keep 2016 first-round pick Guerschon Yabusele stateside (he was stashed in China and the G-League last year), it will soon be at 15 players signed for the upcoming season. A look at their current depth chart, using Brad Stevens' preferred three-position system:

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Gordon Hayward will wear No. 20 for the Boston Celtics, meaning the number will not be retired for Ray Allen. No one had worn that number since Allen bolted for Miami in 2012.


Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Danny Ainge on waiting for Gordon Hayward's decision: "It was nerve-wracking, quite honestly. I think that we were hopeful. We felt like we had a great meeting with him July 2 and had a good day with him. … We were just on pins and needles the whole [July 4] until we finally got the word."

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6dChris Forsberg

Hayward: Had 'special feeling' about Celtics

The Celtics formally signed Gordon Hayward to a four-year, $128 million maximum contract after a series of transactions to free up the necessary cap space.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics make official the signing of Gordon Hayward.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

The waiver of Jordan Mickey in Boston is a cap casualty based on the imminent signing of Gordon Hayward. The Celtics have elected to leave the $2.2M first round hold of Guerschon Yabusele counting against the cap. As a result, Mickey would need to be waived to create the $29.7M in room to sign Hayward. Boston does have the option to sign Mickey after he clears waivers.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Boston Celtics waived third-year forward Jordan Mickey on Friday before his contract became guaranteed for the 2017-18 season. Mickey's departure will allow Boston to make a series of roster moves including signing All-Star free agent Gordon Hayward to a maximum-salary contact.

Brown creating a bond with NBA rookies (0:59)
Bird helps Celtics cruise by Warriors (0:52)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics rookie Ante Zizic, the 23rd overall pick in the 2016 draft, put up 14 points, 10 rebounds, and 3 blocks over just 17 minutes in Boston's 93-69 win over the Warriors on Thursday. The 7-foot Zizic, who played in Croatia and Turkey while stashed last season, is just 20 years old and, despite some ups and downs at summer league, will have a chance to earn minutes this season for a team thin on pure bigs.

Team Stats

Points Per Game108.07th
Rebounds Per Game42.027th
Assists Per Game25.24th
Points Allowed105.415th

Team History