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Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (39) / 10/22/1976
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Coach Brad Stevens said that the Celtics will likely keep the No. 3 pick.
"But if you do end up trading it, it has to be pretty impactful," Stevens said. "There are a lot of good players that are available in this draft, in my opinion. I'm just scratching the surface of learning about each of them at a deep, deep level. But there are some good guys. And I'm excited about having the third pick. So, if we were to move it, then I would say it would have to be something pretty special to move it for." The Celtics have a total of eight picks this summer and could move some of them in exchange for an impact player, but it sounds like they're planning on keeping No. 3 for now. Jun 5 - 12:24 PM
Source: ESPN

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The Celtics have extended the contracts of Brad Stevens and Danny Ainge.

"Danny architected the 2008 championship team with his excellent drafting and the transformative trades of the summer of 2007," said Celtics' CEO Wyc Grousbeck. "His recommendation that we hire Brad Stevens is another mark of distinction. He's simply the right person to head basketball for us." Ainge is phenomenal at what he does, as is Stevens, so this was obviously a no-brainer for Boston.
Source: NBA.com
Jun 1 - 11:08 AM

Danny Ainge heaped praise on Brad Stevens for his ability to develop young talent.

"He has done a magnificent job," Ainge said of Stevens. "I think we’ve seen the development of a lot of our young guys, especially Avery [Bradley] and Marcus [Smart] have really developed. We saw Terry [Rozier] late in the year, and we saw some things he can do. There’s a lot more he can do." Stevens is quickly climbing the NBA's coaching ladder, and he's already proven himself as a top-five option on the sidelines.
May 9 - 12:09 PM

Isaiah Thomas said Brad Stevens could become the best coach ever.

While it's beyond a bold statement about a coach who has yet to win a playoff series, Thomas cited Stevens' demeanor, willingness to list and adapt, and preparation as reasons behind his statement. "It sounds crazy,'' Thomas said, "but Brad has the potential to be one of the greatest coaches who ever lived.'' A series win against the Hawks would be a small first step towards fulfilling Thomas' prophecy, so we'll have to take this one with a grain of salt for now.
Source: ESPN
Apr 26 - 11:32 AM

Brad Stevens has returned to the Celtics and he will coach Sunday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

Stevens traveled to Indiana on Thursday to visit one of his former players (Andrew Smith) who is currently battling non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, but he'll be back at with the team tonight. Check out the link below for a great quote from Stevens regarding Smith's situation.
Jan 10 - 5:29 PM

Brad Stevens has traveled to Indiana to visit one of his former Butler University players, and he will not be available to coach Thursday's game vs. the Bulls.

Stevens did not elaborate on the visit, but he shouldn't be away from the team for long. Assistant coach Jay Larranaga will man the helm in his absence.
Source: NBA.com
Jan 7 - 5:46 PM

"Some folks" in the front office believe the Celtics should play with a smaller lineup more often.

David Lee's nightmarish on-court numbers has prompted those folks to call for his benching, and the Celtics may turn to the small-ball game more often with Marcus Smart (leg/knee) back in the lineup. Isaiah Thomas said the spacing in the small lineup "helps me a lot," and admitted that he'd like to play with that style more often. Stay tuned.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 10:03:00 AM

Celtics coach Brad Stevens said that he may have to shake up his rotations following Friday's loss to the Hawks.

The Celtics have lost four out of their last five games, so this report isn't really a huge surprise. Stevens said he will have a better idea of what to do after the team's practices this weekend, so we should have additional details prior to Monday's game vs. the Wolves. To be clear, Stevens didn't mention what positions he is looking at tweaking.
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 12:51:00 PM

Brad Stevens said that he won't commit to a consistent rotation this season.

"I’m going to spend a lot less time committing to a plan that was preconceived and a lot more time evaluating what’s going on," Stevens said. "Who is playing well? How do they best complement each other? If we can find some consistency in that, it would be helpful." This quote illustrates the nightmare of owning one of Boston's frontcourt players, as it's anyone’s guess as to who will be receiving consistent playing time on any given night. The five-way timeshare has essentially rendered David Lee, Tyler Zeller, Amir Johnson, Kelly Olynyk and Jared Sullinger useless in standard formats.
Source: Telegram
Wed, Nov 4, 2015 02:01:00 PM

Brad Stevens said on Sunday that he has still not decided on a starting lineup for the Celtics.

"I think [Marcus Smart, Avery Bradley and Jae Crowder] are all really good defenders and can get into the ball, and David can kind of act as the point forward that we've talked about with that group," Stevens said. "So at the end of the day we'll see if that stays or we'll see if that changes. I'm not dead set on it by any means." Bradley and Lee look like they've each locked up a spot in the starting unit, but Jae Crowder, Marcus Smart and Tyler Zeller's status remains undetermined. The Celtics are very deep team, particularly with regards to the frontcourt, so guys like Jared Sullinger, Kelly Olynyk and Amir Johnson could struggle to get meaningful playing time on a consistent basis.
Source: Mass Live
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 07:55:00 PM

Brad Stevens said that he's been thinking about the Celtics' rotations for the past two months, and he'd like to have the initial one finalized by Boston’s first preseason game on October 6.

Stevens has previously said he's contemplating using a 10-man rotation, and he hasn't yet tipped his hand at a starting lineup. The position battle between Marcus Smart and Isaiah Thomas is one will be watching closely during training camp, in addition to how he plans to distribute minutes among David Lee, Jared Sullinger, Amir Johnson, Kelly Olynyk and Tyler Zeller.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 12:40:00 PM

Brad Stevens, who recently said he didn't want to have more than a 10-man rotation, said Tuesday he still doesn't know his starting lineup.

A 10-man rotation is still pretty big and Stevens has never been a coach to find a lineup or rotation and stick with it. The tinkerer seems to change his mind often and at this point, Isaiah Thomas looks likely to be the most reliable Celtic this season, even if he comes off the bench. And if that's the case, the Celtics could be a fantasy mess.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 12:34:00 AM

Brad Stevens said he would have no problem using a 10-man rotation due to the Celtics depth.

While a 10-man rotation wouldn't be a huge issue for players like Isaiah Thomas and Marcus Smart, it could hinder the minutes of the likes of Jae Crowder and Evan Turner. We'll keep an eye on the Celtics rotation early in the season, but the team's depth could have an adverse affect on its fringe fantasy players.
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 12:16:00 PM

Clippers head coach Doc Rivers said it was evident to him that Celtics players respect head coach Brad Stevens.

Speaking at a charity event in Boston, Rivers said, "After all the trades you could see there was a group of guys who all believed in Brad Stevens." Stevens is quickly becoming one of the more respected coaches in the league and will elevate his status that much more if he's able to lead the Celtics to a second consecutive playoff appearance in 2015-16.
Thu, Sep 3, 2015 09:55:00 AM

Coach Brad Stevens said he's "interested to see" the Celtics using bigger lineups next season.

Last year, they used a heck of a lot of Jae Crowder at the four down the stretch. In the offseason, they picked up Amir Johnson and David Lee, so they will likely have a more traditional lineup while the team is healthy. Lee is an intriguing pick late in drafts while Crowder is a bit of a question mark.
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 06:30:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Isaiah Thomas
2Marcus Smart
3Terry Rozier
4Demetrius Jackson
SG1Avery Bradley
2R.J. Hunter
SF1Jae Crowder
2Jaylen Brown
3James Young
PF1Amir Johnson
2Jonas Jerebko
3Jordan Mickey
C1Al Horford
2Kelly Olynyk
3Tyler Zeller