A Superstar is Born

Jayson Tatum’s first game in Orlando was not pretty.

He went 2-for-18, scoring only 5 points against Milwaukee on July 31.

He didn’t even actually make one of those shots, as one was actually a missed defensive rebound opportunity by the Bucks which they accidentally knocked back into the basket.

Since that game, Tatum has been on fire.

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Playing Without Gordon Hayward

The injury woes continue for Gordon Hayward in Boston.

Hayward sprained his ankle in the 4th quarter of the Celtics win against the 76ers on Monday, which was revealed to be a Grade 3 sprain. This type of sprain means ligament tears in some capacity. The initial recovery time is reported to be 4 weeks, but that could be optimistic. Continue reading “Playing Without Gordon Hayward”

Boston Celtics Extend Brad Stevens

Sorry to disappoint Boston sports radio, but Brad Stevens is sticking in Boston for the foreseeable future.

The Boston Celtics gave Brad Stevens the ultimate vote of confidence yesterday, announcing they will be giving him a contract extension. Continue reading “Boston Celtics Extend Brad Stevens”

State of the Boston Celtics

Prior to the suspension of the NBA, the Boston Celtics were 43-21, good for 3rd in the Eastern Conference.

They were playing with an ease and chemistry that they desperately lacked a year ago, which can be attributed to the departure of players like Kyrie Irving, Al Horford, Marcus Morris and Terry Rozier.

Now? Kemba Walker has replaced Kyrie, and Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown have stepped up. Gordon Hayward looks like the player Boston signed from Utah, albeit lower in the pecking order. Marcus Smart has continued to make winning plays, and Daniel Theis has stepped in admirably into the starting lineup, filling in the hole that Horford left behind.

The rest of the roster? Well, as has been seen during the team’s first 4 games in The Bubble, it’s a work in progress.

With 4 games remaining before the playoffs begin, the Celtics are in position to secure the 3rd seed in the East, but can they make a deep run?

Lets explore. Continue reading “State of the Boston Celtics”