2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
53-29, 1st in Atlantic
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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23hChris 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.

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1dDarren Rovell

Vin Baker reinventing self as summer camp director

The four-time NBA All-Star has gone as far as working at Starbucks as he puts his life back together. Now his comeback story includes directing a summer basketball camp in the Berkshires in Massachusetts.

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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1dChad 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.

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1dMorty Ain

Isaiah Thomas: 'If I were 6-5, I'd be the best player in the world'

Isaiah Thomas might be only 5-9, but his dominant stats for the Celtics last season meant he often seemed larger than life. And after posing for the ninth annual Body Issue, Thomas explained how his height is actually an advantage to his game.

Ainge: 'Never talked' with Jackson (0:47)
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2dChris 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."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Danny Ainge on Jayson Tatum: "There's a lot to like about Jayson. He's going to be a terrific player."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics wrapped up their four-pick night by selecting 24-year-old defensive-minded Kadeem Allen out of Arizona at No. 53 and soon-to-be 23-year-old Jabari Bird out of Cal at No. 56.

Team Stats

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

Team History