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Could Rajon Rondo’s Interest in Free Agency Hurt His Trade Value
February 5th, 2014 at 4:08 PM
Rajon Rondo spoke last week about his interest in the free agency dance. While he said he "hadn't thought about it at all" he had a lot to say. That makes sense, usually people have a lot to say about things they haven't thought about at all. Clearly, Rondo has thought...

Rajon Rondo Finds Free Agency and Late Night Phone Calls Enticing
February 1st, 2014 at 11:20 AM
Players and teams crave security. Players want to feel desired, they want to feel like they are being taken care of. Teams want to know that a player won't just wander off during free agency (hence the all valuable expiring contracts).  ***PHOTO1*** Rajon Rondo and the Boston Celtics right now are in...

Source: Boston Celtics to Add Leandro Barbossa
October 17th, 2012 at 8:11 PM
Yahoo! Sports is reporting that the Boston Celtics have brought their training camp roster back up to 17 by signing veteran free-agent combo guard Leandro Barbosa. A former Sixth Man of the Year with the Pheonix Suns, the Brazilian Barbosa has averaged 12.5 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists in...

Boston Celtics Agree with Darko Milicic
September 20th, 2012 at 1:23 PM
Story The Boston Celtics have reportedly agreed to a contract with veteran center Darko Milicic according to CSNNE.com. Terms of the deal have yet to be released but it is believed to be a one year contract for the veteran minimum. Milicic will join Boston in camp by the end of...

Breaking Down the Dwight Howard Deal and How It Effects the Boston Celtics
August 11th, 2012 at 1:47 PM
News came down late Thursday afternoon that Dwight Howard is finally leaving the Orlando Magic, heading to the Los Angeles Lakers in part of a four team deal involving the Magic, Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers and Denver Nuggets. While it's a major coup for L.A.,  and Celtics fans are never happy when...

Are the Boston Celtics the Deepest Team in the NBA?
August 9th, 2012 at 10:56 PM
The Boston Celtics probably had the thinnest bench in the NBA at the end of the 2012 season. They made it all the way to Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Finals before running out of steam in the fourth quarter, but Celtic GM Danny Ainge has reloaded in a...

Ray Allen Left the Boston Celtics Because He Wanted to Go to Miami – It is That Simple
August 3rd, 2012 at 12:55 PM
Can anybody think of a better way to wrap up a Hall of Fame career than hanging out in the corner waiting to two of the best players in the game to find you for open threes, then heading to the golf course on your off days and shooting 18...

Who Should the Boston Celtics Use Their Bi-Annual Exception On?
July 29th, 2012 at 1:19 PM
The Boston Celtics have been very active this offseason. It all started the night before the draft when the Celtics announced that defensive anchor Kevin Garnett had decided to put off retirement and return to the Celtics for another three season. Since then Celtic President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge...

Boston Celtics Acquire Guard Courtney Lee
July 19th, 2012 at 7:10 PM
Story After much speculation and rumors the Boston Celtics finally got their guy Thursday afternoon when they acquired Courtney Lee in sign and trade deal with the Houston Rockets. The Celtics sent JaJuan Johnson, E'Tuan Moore, Sean Williams, and a second round pick to Houston in order to accommodate Lee's $4.25...

Should the Boston Celtics Be Interested in Darko Milicic?
July 18th, 2012 at 6:21 PM
In the past few weeks those media sources that haven't been too busy covering the Boston Celtics' pursuit of Courtney Lee have reported Boston's apparent interest in Minnesota Timberwolves free agent center Darko Milicic. The former second overall pick in 2003 out of Serbia, Milicic has been perceived as one...

Boston Celtics Roster Taking Shape, Who Fills Remaining Holes?
July 15th, 2012 at 8:09 PM
The Boston Celtics have already made a number of moves this offseason. They drafted Jared Sullinger, Fab Melo, and Chris Joseph, re-signed Kevin Garnett, Brandon Bass, Jeff Green, and Chris Wilcox, and added Jason Terry in free agency. The top of Boston's roster is quickly taking shape with most of...

Why Lee Over MP? Boston Celtics Pursuing Courtney Lee but not Mickael Pietrus
July 10th, 2012 at 1:28 PM
There has been a lot of buzz over the interwaves in the last few days about the Boston Celtics reportedly pursuing Houston Rocket free agent shooting guard Courtney Lee. The Rockets rescinded their $4.4 million qualifying offer to Lee at the start of the offseason making him a free agent, and...

Seeing Green: Jeff Green Reportedly Agrees to Deal with Boston Celtics
July 8th, 2012 at 11:02 PM
Story Specifics of the deal have not been revealed, but word coming out of Boston is that the Celtics and free agent forward Jeff Green have agreed to a multiyear deal. After arriving in Boston at the 2011 trade deadline along with Nenad Kristic in exchange for Kendrick Perkins and Nate...

Ray Bolts to Miami: Reaction to Ray Allen Signing with the Heat
July 7th, 2012 at 7:46 PM
Reports coming out of Miami are that free agent Ray Allen has turned down a two year offer from the Boston Celtics and instead has agreed to a three year contract with the world champion Miami Heat. Here are the main things to take away from the move that has...

Bass is Back: Reaction to Brandon Bass Re-Signing with the Celtics
July 6th, 2012 at 6:54 PM
Terms of the deal are not yet known, but sources indicate that Brandon Bass will sign a long term contract extension to remain with the Boston Celtics when the NBA free agent moratorium lifts on July 11th. Bass started 39 games for Boston in 2012, posting career highs in minutes,...

Bench Gets a Boost, Reaction to the Reported Jason Terry to Boston Move
July 4th, 2012 at 7:15 PM
Free agent guard Jason Terry cannot officially sign with the Boston Celtics until July 11th. That appears to be a mere formality at this point. After spending the past eight seasons with the Dallas Mavericks the former sixth man of the year is set to sign on with Boston and...

Top Targets for the Boston Celtics in Free Agency
July 1st, 2012 at 12:28 PM
The 2012 NBA free agency period began at midnight on July 1st. With the news that Kevin Garnett will be returning to the Boston Celtics, agreeing to a three year $34 million extension Saturday night, a number well below market value for the future Hall of Famer, the Celtics suddenly...

Take Him or Leave Him: Greg Stiemsma
June 26th, 2012 at 7:30 PM
Story 2012 was somewhat of a storybook season for Boston Celtic center Greg Stiemsma. A long shot to make the team out of training camp  after kicking around the NBA Development League for four years, Stiemsma put together a terrific preseason, made the roster, and emerged as Boston's top reserve big...

Boston Celtics Sasha Pavlovic: Take Him or Leave Him
June 24th, 2012 at 2:38 AM
Story It's hard to judge Sasha Pavlovic based on his 2012 performance because he really never got a regular chance to play. There are things to like about the veteran swing man. His ability to come in and contribute after not playing for a significant stretch with strong defense and abovie average...

Take Him or Leave Him: Brandon Bass
June 21st, 2012 at 8:13 PM
Story Boston Celtic forward Brandon Bass had a heck of a season in 2012. Traded to Boston in the offseason for Glen Davis and Von Wafer after spending seven seasons as a quality backup with the Dallas Mavericks and Orlando Magic, Bass eventually moved into a starting role in Boston and...