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Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (40) / 10/22/1976

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Celtics coach Brad Stevens reiterated that he doesn't plan on resting his studs down the stretch.
"They've been great all year," he said of his preferred starting lineup. "I would like to just get them more minutes together. I think they got us off to a great start on Sunday. The more time they can play together, they certainly have been good from a numbers standpoint all year." Al Horford and Avery Bradley have missed a lot of games due to injuries, so it makes sense that Stevens wants them to develop more chemistry. Fantasy owners have to love this with so many players resting these days. Mar 16 - 9:32 AM

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Celtics coach Brad Stevens said he doesn't anticipate the Celtics making a major move prior to Thursday's trade deadline.

"When we have a team like we have now, I don’t anticipate a ton of change. But you never know what comes to the table," said Stevens. The Celtics certainly have the assets to pull off a blockbuster deal; however, they've also played extremely well of late and may be hesitant to shake things up. Boston has won 11 of their last 13 games prior to the All-Star break and are just three games behind the Cavs for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.
Source: CSN NE
Feb 18 - 11:08 AM

Everyone except Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) will be available on Monday vs. the Nets according to coach Brad Stevens.

Stevens played a total of 15 guys last game and hinted that he will use the same rotations this time around.
Mon, Oct 17, 2016 05:59:00 PM

Celtics coach Brad Stevens said that replacing Evan Turner's production will be tough.

"That’s going to be a tough role to fill. He was a heck of a player for us," Stevens said. "Time will tell; we’ll find out. We’ve got a lot of guys that will get an opportunity to step up and fill his void, but it is a void." Marcus Smart is the favorite to see a bump in minutes off the bench which puts him on the radar as a late-round pick, while rookie Jaylen Brown and second-year guard Terry Rozier could also have decent roles off the bench, assuming they outplay Gerald Green.
Source: ESPN
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 01:43:00 PM

Brad Stevens said his contract will keep him in Boston for a while.

While Stevens wouldn't get into the details of his extension from June, he made it clear he won't be going anywhere for a while. "We're not going to get into the terms, but I'll be here for a while," Stevens said. This is great news for Celtics players and fans as the young coach is already thought of as one of the top coaches in the league.
Tue, Aug 9, 2016 10:45:00 AM

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.
Source: ESPN
Sun, Jun 5, 2016 12:24:00 PM

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.
Wed, Jun 1, 2016 11:08:00 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.
Mon, May 9, 2016 12:09:00 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
Tue, Apr 26, 2016 11:32:00 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.
Sun, Jan 10, 2016 05:29:00 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.
Thu, Jan 7, 2016 05:46:00 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