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Some Links to Trade Rumors for the Boston Celtics
February 19th, 2014 at 10:18 AM
***PHOTO1*** The rumors just keep on rolling in... Marc Stein still thinks the New York Knicks are on the Rajon Rondo trail: Knicks pursuing Celtics' Rondo. What it would take: Danny Ainge and Celtics would probably want unprotected first-round draft picks or a rising star on a cheap contract in exchange for Rondo. They'd...

Report: Boston Celtics Would Be Willing to Go Over Luxury Tax If They are Offered a Trade They Like
February 17th, 2014 at 2:22 PM
***PHOTO1*** CBS Boston is reporting that the Boston Celtics ownership might be willing to go over the salary cap in order to get a player that would improve the Celtics. Here is the link. This is pretty big news right now considering the Celtics seemed like they were hamstrung by the salary cap.  So...

Catching up with Some Boston Celtics Trade Thoughts.
February 17th, 2014 at 12:20 PM
The trade rumors will not stop until we pass the trade deadline. Ian Thomsen offered some new thoughts about what teams might be players in this week's trade extravaganza.  ***PHOTO1*** Ian Thomsen - Biggest Questions heading into the Trade Deadline. Boston (Celtics)president Danny Ainge is in the most interesting position: When he told...

Can Jared Sullinger Accept a Different Role as the Boston Celtics Improve Roster in the Future?
February 15th, 2014 at 11:49 AM
Last night Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk started in the Rising Star Challenge. They held their own, combining for 22 points and they each filled up the box score. Olynyk had nine points, one rebound, two assists, three steals, a block. Sullinger tallied 13 points, two rebounds, and four assists. ***PHOTO1*** These...

Jared Sullinger and Trey Burke, Childhood Friends, Will Team up Again in Rising Star Challenge
February 14th, 2014 at 6:31 AM
Jared Sullinger and Trey Burke go way back. In fact, they go back generations. Basketball is in their blood and that blood is tied together. Both boys grew up in Columbus, Ohio with fathers who taught them the game.  ***PHOTO1*** Jonathan Abrams put together a wonderful in depth piece on Grantland about the...

Boston Celtics Have Their Eye on Summer of 2015 as Trade Deadline Looms
February 12th, 2014 at 10:05 PM
There has been a lot of talk about the 2014 draft class and what the Boston Celtics will be able to do in the trade market to get better next season. In some ways, we have all become extremely shortsighted in this rebuilding process. The Celtics have a ton of...

Catching up on Some Boston Celtics News
February 8th, 2014 at 6:00 PM
The Boston Celtics have been pretty busy recently, winning three straight games, signing a player to a new contract this week (no, it wasn't Rajon Rondo), and dealing with some nagging soreness. Let's quickly hit on these topics and more. ***PHOTO1*** Chris Johnson earned a new contract that will potentially make him an...

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...

Catching up with Some Old Boston Celtics Friends: Courtney Lee, Jordan Crawford, and MarShon Brooks
February 4th, 2014 at 7:45 AM
It's been a month since Courtney Lee was traded by the Boston Celtics to the Memphis Grizzlies. It's been about three weeks since Jordan Crawford and MarShone Brooks were shipped to the Golden State Warriors. We thought we'd take a quick moment and catch-up with the former Celtics and see how...

Boston Celtics Get Best Rajon Rondo Performance in Victory Over Orlando Magic
February 2nd, 2014 at 4:52 PM
Jared Sullinger brushed off his bad January and kicked off February in style. Rajon Rondo recorded his first double-double since his return. Avery Bradley played like he had never really been gone. Sunday afternoon was a good day for the Boston Celtics. They recorded their 16th win of the season through...

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...

Is Rajon Rondo Still Trade Bait After His Slow Start and More Boston Celtics Questions
January 30th, 2014 at 7:55 AM
If you missed Part 1 of our "Before or After the All-Star break" post, please check it out below. Here is Part 2: ***PHOTO1*** Scenario #4: The Boston Celtics will trade Rajon Rondo. Rajon Rondo's trade stock has not gone up since his return. He is still feeling his way around, he seems nervous to...

Will Jeff Green Get Traded Before or After the All-Star Break and Other Questions About the Boston Celtics
January 29th, 2014 at 6:36 AM
The Boston Celtics might be focused on the next game, trying not to look too far into the future. Here at Celtics101, we have decided to do just the opposite. It's time to play our own type of game. Let's call it, "Before or After the All-Star Break." ***PHOTO1*** We created some...

Return of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett Brings Back Memories and Offer an Important Lesson for Fans
January 27th, 2014 at 11:39 AM
Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett returned to Boston with the Brooklyn Nets first time since being traded this summer. The tributes were poignant, and there were many a teary eye in the TDGarden during the wonderful videos. The only thing missing would have been a quick little Geno clip following...

Is Jared Sullinger Hitting the Wall?
January 26th, 2014 at 12:24 PM
Last season Jared Sullinger played in 45 games for the Boston Celtics. He improved steadily each month, then his back started causing issues and he missed the last two months of the season. He played last minutes per game and his responsibilities on the court, and off the court, were much...

Rajon Rondo Says He Would Extend in Boston for 10 Years, but It’s Still a Business
January 25th, 2014 at 12:56 PM
"It's a business" is a line that every athlete has on the tip of their tongue when the questions about contracts come up. Rajon Rondo was the latest to throw out the line following the Boston Celtics loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.  ***PHOTO1*** When asked about his contract and his future...

Who is Going to Stop Kevin Durant in Boston Tonight?
January 24th, 2014 at 7:46 AM
The Boston Celtics welcome the Oklahoma City Thunder to the TDGarden tonight. The only visit from the Western Conference contenders will be sure to be an interesting game given the skeleton crew that the Celtics are suddenly playing with.  ***PHOTO1*** Kevin Durant is playing like no other person on the planet right...

Boston Celtics Trying to Make Things Work in the Back-court
January 22nd, 2014 at 11:17 AM
Suddenly, the Boston Celtics are scrambling for back court players. It was not long ago that it seems jam packed at the point guard and shooting guard position. Then Courtney Lee was shipped out, Jordan Crawford and MarShon Brooks were traded for a big man, then  Jerryd Bayless sprains a...

Boston Celtics Still in Search for That Valuable Closer to Finish Off Close Games
January 20th, 2014 at 10:51 AM
In every sport a team needs a closer. Baseball even has a position called closer, to do just that. Close a game. The Boston Celtics, in their last two losses, have been lacking a closer.  ***PHOTO1*** In the past Celtic fans were used to watching Paul Pierce do this: ***VIDEO1*** Then, last year the...

Boston Celtics Have Some Winnable Game Ahead, Starting with Orlando Magic on Sunday
January 19th, 2014 at 1:47 PM
The bottom of the Eastern Conference is struggling to win basketball games right now. Looking at the standings, the bottom five teams have a total of 24 straight losses right now. The Orlando Magic are a big reason for that loss total. They come into Sunday's game against the Boston...