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2017 Schedule
1st in Atlantic
Stars getting settled in new places (1:54)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics announce they've signed forward Ryan Kelly. Would seem to be D-League candidate given overstocked roster.

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Can Celts get best of LeBron's Cavs?

Zach Lowe presents his annual preseason tiers for all NBA teams. Since some thrifty Celtics contracts will expire after this season, he sees this as an opportune time for Boston to make a run at Cleveland. Lowe's NBA tiers


R&K: Are We All Drunk?

Ryen and Danny discuss if Aaron Rodgers is back? Monday headlines today. Al Horford, Tedy Bruschi, Field Yates and Jessica Mendoza stop by. Also, are we all drunk?

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Tests on the injured ankle of Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart came back negative but president of basketball operations Danny Ainge hesitated to put a timeline on Smart's return to game action. "Marcus is better today. I don't know a clean timeframe. I think those are always dangerous this early in the rehab," said Ainge. "His tests are good. It's a sprained ankle and he's going to take it day by day, I guess."

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Green to make Celtics' roster; Bentil released

Gerald Green will make the Celtics' roster, and Boston's decision on who will earn the final roster spot will come down to former first-round picks James Young and R.J. Hunter.

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Al Horford on his choice to sign with Celtics

Celtics C Al Horford comments on his decision to join Boston, his role for the team, which of his new teammates has impressed him most and what playing for Brad Stevens is like.

Horford is most impressed with Smart (1:25)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Tests came back negative for Marcus Smart's injured ankle. Danny Ainge won't offer a timeline but dubs him day-to-day.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Boston Celtics trimmed their roster to 16 on Friday by releasing rookie forward Ben Bentil. The second-round pick had a partial guarantee ($250,000).

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NBA Lockdown: Eastern Conference Contenders

Jorge Sedano, Amin Elhassan and Cassidy Hubbarth break down the top teams in the Eastern Conference and wonder if anybody can seriously challenge the Cavaliers.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Boston Celtics waived training camp invites Marcus Georges-Hunt, Damion Lee, and Jalen Jones on Thursday. The trio is expected to land with Boston's D-League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws, after clearing waivers. The Celtics still must trim two more players to get to the regular-season limit of 15.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics injury updates after Danny Ainge's weekly appearance on Boston sports radio 98.5 the Sports Hub: Team is still evaluating Marcus Smart (ankle) and are uncertain on timeline; Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) likely not back until mid-November.

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Celtics' Smart sprains ankle; return unknown

Celtics guard Marcus Smart left Wednesday's preseason finale against New York after spraining his left ankle in the second quarter of Boston's 121-96 loss.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Brad Stevens on Marcus Smart's ankle injury: "Twisted his ankle. Will be re-evaluated tomorrow. Early indication -- he's had an ankle sprain or two in the past -- but early indications are that it looks like hopefully not too long term. We don't know what it means; we'll have a better idea in the next couple days."

Smart injures ankle in Celtics' preseason finale (0:40)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart suffered a left ankle sprain in the second quarter of Wednesday's final preseason game against the New York Knicks and will not return.

Porzingis denies Brown (0:19)
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Sale 'Big Papi'; entra Horford

El dominicano Al Horford llega a Boston luego de que David Ortiz dejara unos estándares muy altos de calidad con los Medias Rojas. ¿Está listo para asumir esa responsabilidad? Aquí su respuesta. Leer

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Los Boston Celtics, con aromas competitivos en el Este

Con Brad Stevens de coach, Boston Celtics está en la terna de planteles fuertes en la Conferencia Este, en ese grupo de tres o cuatro equipos que buscarán romper el dominio de Cleveland Cavaliers y LeBron James. Leer

Brad Stevens opens up about unique challenges as Celtics coach (3:00)
How recognizable is Brad Stevens in Boston? (1:03)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN's Basketball Power Index pegs the Brooklyn Nets with a 21.2% chance at the top pick in June's draft. The Boston Celtics can swap spots with the Nets this year.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Boston Celtics debut at No. 5 in ESPN's initial Basketball Power Index rankings for the 2016-17 season. Boston projects at 50.5 wins and owns an 87 percent chance at securing one of the top four spots in the East.

Team Stats

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

Team History


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