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Boston Celtics: Why Rajon Rondo is the X-factor

In regard to the upcoming season and looking into next summer’s free agency, the Boston Celtics have a lot of choices to make. They had a great draft and are loaded with young talent. The East is going to be the weaker conference for many years to come. The front office has proven they can build a championship team through drafting, trades, and free agency. They have the pieces...
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Celtics Owner ‘Rejects’ Notion Of Tanking, Hoping For ‘Building’ Season

The 2014 Boston Celtics offseason will be defined by “fireworks” — or, as it’s looking like so far, lack thereof. That term has been written and discussed countless time since Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck first uttered it back in March, and during that time, Grousbeck believes his words might have been twisted a bit. “No, if you go back and look at what I said, I said we...
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Rajon Rondo rates confoundingly low in ESPN's WARP projection for 2015 free agents

ESPN's Kevin Pelton did some number crunching recently and has Rajon Rondo ranked ridiculously low in his WARP (wins above replacement player) projections for the 2015 NBA Free agency class.Not surprisingly Rondo rates below Kevin Love, LeMarcus Aldridge and DeAndre Jordon. However, according to Pelton's calculations, the Celtic's captain also rates below point guards...
Via Celtics Life
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How the Celtics could still benefit from a Kevin Love to Cleveland deal

Last week I posted about how the Celtics have begun to accept that they're no longer in the Kevin Love race, as when all the dust is settled, there's not a truly compelling argument for either side to say 'no' in a potential Wiggins for Love trade. However, the Celtics could potentially benefit in the trade as a facilitator, as they're uniquely equipped with two...
Via Celtics Life
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The Celtics 2014-15 schedule isn't out yet, but Ticketmaster knows a couple things

I got the above email from Ticketmaster yesterday.  I was a little surprised by this, because as far as I knew the NBA's 2014-15 schedule did not exist yet (I think the league is still unsure as to whether or not they'll follow LeBron's orders to extend the All-Star break).I decided to take a quick look at, but the site has nothing about the upcoming season...
Via Celtics Life
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Danny Ainge, Celtics remain patient, disciplined

No amount of chips — and there have been some impressive stacks in play across the league — have been able to pry Kevin Love loose from Minnesota. That could change once the 30-day moratorium on the new contracts of Cleveland’s Andrew Wiggins or Chicago’s Doug McDermott passes, but for now the Timberwolves power forward is in the place he least wants to be. And the Celtics...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtkicks: Smart in Vegas for adidas “Boost” reveal

At an event in Las Vegas this afternoon, adidas hoops officially introduced it’s “Boost” cushioning system. NBA stars and adidas endorsers D.Rose, Joakim Noah, Damian Lillard and others were on hand to help promote and introduce both Rose’s new DRose 5 shoe and the adidas “Crazylight Boost” which will be worn by many adidas athletes this coming season. From Sole Collector...
Via Red's Army
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vitor Faverani wants to return to Boston Celtics at least 90 percent healthy

During a recent interview with Super Deporte, a Spanish website, Vitor Faverani said he plans to return to the Boston Celtics with his surgically-repaired left knee at least 90 percent healthy. The center said he intends to land in Boston on Sept. 5, almost four weeks before the start of training camp. Faverani has been working with a trainer from his former team to recover from...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump..Where Ainge & The Celtics Remain Patient & Disciplined

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.  His general public may be waiting for more, but president of basketball operations Danny Ainge has been wading through a field of bad possibilities for his assets stack. Better to wait. Love is no less a long...
Via Red's Army
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtkicks: Jared Sullinger AJ 2012 p.e.

My friend Drew, aka “The kid w/all the kicks“, is back with another exclusive pair of Celtkicks. Since I first met Drew in 2008, he has been fortunate enough to acquire kicks from the likes of Paul Pierce, KG and many other current & former Celtics. Yesterday, he texted me a photo of his latest pick up: a pair of game-used, player edition Air Jordan 2012 Lite from Jared...
Via Red's Army
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Evan Turner's former coach, Brett Brown, delivers strong vote of confidence for Boston Celtics addition

Would you like to hear nice things about Evan Turner? Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown said plenty of them to the Boston Herald. Speaking to the Herald's Steve Bulpett, Brown started by praising Turner's character. He said Turner loves basketball (a good thing, given his profession) and really wants to improve (a good thing, given that he needs to). And then Brown continued...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: What Should Be Their Starting 5?

Boston Celtics: What Should Be Their Starting 5? By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Boston Celtics have a lot of young talent and some veterans, like Rajon Rondo and Jeff Green who they should be trying to trade, despite being their 2 best players (statistically). They have to embrace their young players, especially Marcus Smart, Jared Sullinger and Avery Bradley...
Via HoopStuff
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Right Talk Rondo

Finally someone has written a reasonable and thoughtful article about Rondo...!bmbc90It isn't surprising that people like to talk about Rajon Rondo. He's a complicated, unique, sometimes-dominant basketball player who currently doubles as the face and captain of an iconic NBA...
Via Celtics Today
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: End of free agency and beginning of an era

With the Evan Turner signing and the Boston Celtics lacking cap space, the Celtics are most likely done constructing their roster. Barring any trades, and we can forget about Kevin Love, the roster the C’s have now is the one they will have when the season opens. With that said, let’s take a look and the best and worst case scenarios this roster can produce for the upcoming season...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Evan Turner turn things around with Boston?

The Boston Celtics are in the middle of a major rebuilding process, and they decided to take a chance on signing former No. 2 overall pick Evan Turner. Turner had a very productive first half of last season with the Philadelphia 76ers, but then completely disappointed in the second half of the year with the Indiana Pacers. Celtics coach Brad Stevens has had success in the past helping...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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