14 hrs ago
Could Rajon Rondo end up with the Oklahoma City Thunder?
Let me start this article by clearly stating that this is all very circumstantial and based on nothing but a whisper in the wind. But honestly, could Rajon Rondo actually make his way to the Oklahoma City Thunder? The internet was flooded with thoughts surrounding this topic when Sean Deveney from The Sporting News mentioned the Northwest Division champions as a potential "team to watch" in the Rondo stakes.
21 hrs ago
Boston Celtics in ESPN #NBARank: Chris Babb, Phil Pressey, Chris...
The Celtics won 25 games last year, so it's not really a surprise that four of the 15 players on their roster were in the bottom fifth of the NBA, per ESPN's annual #NBARank. As always, the rankings are fun, a little ridiculous, and a great way to pass time between now and when games start in October.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
Boston Celtics Should Trade Marcus Thornton
After an uneventful summer, it's time for Boston Celtics GM Danny Ainge to make moves, and it begins with Marcus Thornton . The former LSU product is now available to be traded and should be the first player to be shipped out of Boston.
Breaking Down Boston Celtics' Small Forward Position for 2014-15 Season
When the Boston Celtics dealt Paul Pierce in 2013 they knew they were opening up some questions about their small forward position, but they likely A late-season surge in 2012-13 seemed to cement Jeff Green as the starter of the future, but a lackluster season as a first option has created some problems for Boston's wing situation. The Celtics will inevitably have issues this season , but right now the small forward spot could go either way.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Dunking with Wolves
Are Rajon Rondo and Ricky Rubio the same player?
Oct 20, 2013; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio sets up his teammates during the first quarter against the Boston Celtics at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports We'll answer the question in the title right away: no, of course not; but they're pretty darn similar.
Are The Celtics The Best Defensive Franchise In NBA History?
Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Boston Celtics former center Bill Russell in attendance during the 2013 NBA all star shooting stars competition at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports When most scouts, fans and critics think of the Celtics scheme they typically think defense.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Predicting the Boston Celtics' Player Rotation In 2014-15
The Boston Celtics' offseason was everything but busy as the team declined to make any blockbuster moves. That did not calm down any of the trade buzz though as Celtics' management is focusing down the road rather than today.
Celtics @ 7: What Are The Expectations For This Year's Celtics?
Saturday's edition of "Celtics @ 7" on 98.5 The Sports Hub featured a pairing as host Adam Kaufman was joined in studio by Jessica Camerato, Senior NBA Writer for Basketball Insiders.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Will the Celtics' defense improve next season?
On Avery Bradley Day at CelticsBlog, let's talk defense. Even though the Celtics finished a dismal 25-57 last season, Boston ranked 13th in points allowed.
High Five with Sean Deveney of Sporting News
I've enjoyed reading Sean Deveney of Sporting News for many years and especially this summer since I find his measured and informed take on Rajon Rondo to be on point. He's provided perspective and updates at various points this summer and my viewpoint on the situation aligns very much with his angle.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Rajon Rondo's 2014-15 Season All About Increasing Trade Value
't many - the most well worn may be the Boston Celtics ' floor general can often be too unselfish for his and his team's own good. But with Rondo and the Celtics facing a season of uncertainty ahead of the All-Star point guard's impending free agency next summer, the directive 's snafu like some scriptural revelation, the writing had long been on the wall.
67RIEFNS No. 3: Brad Stevens with NBA experience
The NBA is full of talent, personality and suspense. During the doldrums of the offseason, It's easy to forget how wonderful the league can be.
Will someone please take Kieth Bogans from the Celtics?
For all intents and purposes, Keith Bogans isn't an NBA player at this moment. He's a commodity.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Espn NBA Future Power Rankings place Boston Celtics at No. 24
The Boston Celtics could certainly struggle in the coming season. But will they be one of the NBA's seven worst teams through 2016-17? An ESPN panel of Chad Ford, Amin Elhassan, Tom Haberstroh and Kevin Pelton believes so.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
New NBA television contract could raise salary cap $16M in 2016
This is what makes Danny Ainge a great GM: the new TV deal money could come into play as early as next summer, right when the Celtics will be freeing up cap space and rebuilding hard core. Talks have progressed so rapidly that details are emerging on a massive agreement that would see the league's annual rights fee more than double, with ESPN and Turner combining to pay more than $2 billion per year on average.
Maine Red Claws likely to have a brand new roster in 2014-15
The Maine Red Claws , NBADL affiliate of the Boston Celtics , will likely see a lot of roster turnover from last season as they enter training camp in two months. According to various sources, eight of the eleven players on the Red Claws roster at the end of the 2013-14 season have already signed with other teams: Seven have signed in Europe and one in the NBA.
5 Early Games That Stand Out On Boston Celtics 2014-15 Schedule
The 2014-15 Boston Celtics are a team caught in the middle. Should they continue to rebuild by dumping player contracts like star point guard Rajon Rondo or should they be pursuing established players to place around Rondo and make a push for the playoffs? These five early games might be the deciding factor on which way the Celtics will go.
What Is Rajon Rondo's Real Trade Value?
The one underlying reason that hasn't changed, however, is that it is incredibly difficult to determine his true trade value. The team around him has changed over the years, and that has certainly created wrinkles in his value, but he remains in Boston because no one, Celtics GM Danny , which will expire next summer with a lucrative next deal on deck, Boston feels extra pressure to trade him before potentially losing him in free agency.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
...What if they're good?
I saw somewhere a writer say that Rondo was secretly hoping that this team could be the Phoenix Suns of this year and be sneakily good. This got me to thinking.
Was the Boston Celtics' rim protection acquisition promise fulfilled with Tyler Zeller?
Remember back in May when Jared Sullinger's father, Satch, said that the Boston Celtics "kind of promised" they were going to acquire a center this summer? Fans salivated about the possibility of acquiring a player like Omer Asik or Larry Sanders, but instead the Celtics served up Tyler Zeller. Sullinger has started losing weight , so he is keeping his end of the bargain, but have the Celtics? Even though Sanders is still available, it's likely that Boston's apparent "rim protection acquisition promise" begins and ends with Zeller.