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2017 Schedule
53-29, 1st in Atlantic
Brown dunks on unsuspecting people (0:29)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

How's Isaiah Thomas spending his offseason? Devouring game film at midnight on a Friday in July, evidently. Thomas' wife, Kayla, playfully posted a video of Thomas watching late-night film on her Instagram in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Former first-round pick Jared Sullinger is in New York this weekend playing in The Basketball Tournament, looking to show NBA teams that he's in top shape again. Sullinger, a free agent, was injured in the preseason last year in Toronto and returned to the team in poor shape. He was subsequently moved to Phoenix, which released him. Sullinger is playing in the tournament, which has a $2 million prize on the line, with the Scarlet and Gray -- an Ohio State alumni team. The Scarlet & Gray play tomorrow at LIU Brooklyn in the TBT Super 16 round.

Warriors just the latest in a long line of superteams (1:38)
Pierce responds to Tatum comparisons (1:19)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Marcus Morris knows how to endear himself to a new fan base. During an introductory conference call on Wednesday, Morris said: "How could I be upset about going to the Boston Celtics? Paul Pierce has always been my favorite player." Morris said he has reached out to Pierce. "The first thing he said to me when we talked, he said I was gonna love it [in Boston]," said Morris. "That's all I needed to hear."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Gordon Hayward is just one of 11 signings the Celtics will make this summer (if you include Paul Pierce's ceremonial signing/retirement). Boston formally signed veteran big-man Aron Baynes on Wednesday. The Celtics have also inked rookies Jayson Tatum, Ante Zizic, Abdel Nader, and Semi Ojeleye. Deals for rookies Guerschon Yabusele and Daniel Theis should be completed soon. Boston also signed Kadeem Allen to one of two available two-way contracts.

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He's coming home

Paul Pierce was the face of the Celtics during his time in Boston, and his numbers as a Celtic were nothing short of impressive.

The last time Stevens coached Hayward (2:35)

Bobby Marks ESPN 

Creative use of the stretch provision by the Celtics on the contract of Demetrius Jackson. Boston exercised the 2019-20 non-guaranteed team option on Jackson one day prior to waiving the former second round pick. Exercising the option allowed Boston to stretch the contract over seven years and not five. The cap hit per year is $92,857 instead of $130,000.

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Pierce signs deal to retire as 'a Celtic for life'

The Celtics announced Monday that they have signed Paul Pierce to a contract so the 10-time All-Star can retire with the team where he spent his first 15 seasons in the NBA.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics announce they've signed Paul Pierce, who officially retires as a member of the Celtics.

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Mavs advance to summer league semis

Yogi Ferrell (20 points) and Nicolas Brussino (18 points) led the 5-0 Mavericks to a 91-74 win over the Celtics, who finish 4-1 in Las Vegas. No. 9 draftee Dennis Smith Jr. shot just 1-for-6 from the field with three points for Dallas, while No. 3 pick Jayson Tatum did not play for Boston.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics say Jaylen Brown (quad), Abdel Nader (calf), Jayson Tatum (patellar tendonitis), and Ante Zizic (hamstring) are out vs. Dallas.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Celtics are finalizing a series of roster moves that will overhaul the back end of their roster. Boston is signing 2016 second-round pick Abdel Nader and 2017 second-round pick Semi Ojeleye to four-year deals while waiving Demetrius Jackson. Once the team finalizes an agreement to keep 2016 first-round pick Guerschon Yabusele stateside (he was stashed in China and the G-League last year), it will soon be at 15 players signed for the upcoming season. A look at their current depth chart, using Brad Stevens' preferred three-position system:

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Gordon Hayward will wear No. 20 for the Boston Celtics, meaning the number will not be retired for Ray Allen. No one had worn that number since Allen bolted for Miami in 2012.


Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Danny Ainge on waiting for Gordon Hayward's decision: "It was nerve-wracking, quite honestly. I think that we were hopeful. We felt like we had a great meeting with him July 2 and had a good day with him. … We were just on pins and needles the whole [July 4] until we finally got the word."

Team Stats

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

Team History