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2017 Schedule
53-29, 1st in Atlantic
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36mMarc Stein and Chris Haynes

Sources: Cavs talked 3-way trade for George

The Cleveland Cavaliers engaged in serious three-way trade discussions leading up to the NBA draft on a deal that would have brought them Paul George from the Indiana Pacers and landed Kevin Love with the Denver Nuggets, sources told ESPN.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Caught up with Paul Pierce courtside during one BIG3 game. Flew from LA to be in Brooklyn for this. Said he's spoken to Ice Cube about playing next year. Asked him what name would be on the back of his jersey; would it be his nickname? "C'mon, man. You know it. It's gotta be The Truth."

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Drexler to LeBron: Celts, not Rockets, first Big 3

Clyde Drexler appreciates LeBron James' thought that the 1995-96 Houston Rockets were the first superteam, but the Hall of Famer said Sunday that honor belongs to the Boston Celtics of the '60s.

Celtics too stubborn for their own good? (2:04)
Top NBA draftees show off signature moves (2:28)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said that Isaiah Thomas is doing "much better" as he navigates rehab from his season-ending hip injury and believes he'll have further imaging done in mid-to-late July to finalize next step, which could still include surgery. Ainge said the belief is Thomas will be ready for training camp regardless and noted, "that's what we're all hoping, that's what we all think."

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2dChris Forsberg

Ainge: Celtics weren't engaged in Butler talks

Danny Ainge says the Celtics took several shots to acquire new Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler over the years but that the team wasn't involved in negotiations this week before Minnesota swooped in for the three-time All-Star.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Danny Ainge asked if he's seen Isaiah Thomas in ESPN's Body Issue. "Is he wearing clothes?" Told he's not and that there's a butt shot, Ainge deadpans, "Uh oh. No thoughts on that. I have to sprint out to get that magazine."

Ainge wasn't surprised to see Butler traded (0:29)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said he wasn't surprised to see Jimmy Butler traded on draft night. Said Celtics had "many conversations" with Chicago about him over last year but suggested there were none in recent weeks.

Was it a mistake for Celtics to pass on Jackson? (2:22)
Canceled workout cause for C's passing on Jackson? (0:44)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Jayson Tatum and his No. 11 Celtics jersey being introduced at the team's practice facility.

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2dChad Ford

NBA draft grades: Celtics earn solid marks

Just like last year, Boston took a dynamic small forward at No. 3, but Jayson Tatum isn't Jaylen Brown. Semi Ojeleye (No. 37) and Kadeem Allen (No. 53) were more typical Celtics picks.

Ainge: 'Never talked' with Jackson (0:47)
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3dChris Forsberg

Celtics irked that J. Jackson canceled workout

Danny Ainge said Celtics brass "tried not to overreact" to Josh Jackson canceling a recent workout after they had traveled cross-country to see him, but he acknowledged that he was "mad."

Bilas sees longevity in young group of NBA draftees (1:56)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Danny Ainge on trade rumors around the Celtics, including Porzingis chatter: "A little blown out of proportion. I'll leave it at that."

Team Stats

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

Team History