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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 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...

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...

Some Things to Look Forward to When Rajon Rondo Returns on Friday Night Against the Los Angeles Lakers
January 16th, 2014 at 9:28 PM
***PHOTO1*** The guessing is just about over on the Rajon Rondo return. Friday is looking like the day. The drama will now shift from his return to trades. Chris Forsberg on Rondo's return. Rajon Rondo to Return Friday While the Celtics have been coy, all indications have been that Rondo would return Friday....

Rajon Rondo Tweets Out a Possible Hint Regarding His Return
January 14th, 2014 at 5:53 PM
***PHOTO2*** Rajon Rondo tweeted out a very interesting number on Tuesday afternoon.  ***PHOTO1*** Thanks to CelticsBlog for doing the math.  23,233,380 seconds is not a line from Rent, it is, however, how many seconds are in 338 days. 338 days since Rondo's first tore his ACL is this Friday January 17th. The Boston Celtics play...

Rajon Rondo Speaks About a Possible Stint with the Maine Red Claws
January 3rd, 2014 at 10:45 AM
Rajon Rondo spoke on Thursday in Chicago about the possibility of playing a few games with the Maine Red Claws. An idea that came up earlier this week. Chris Forsberg wrote about it on ESPN. Rondo Would Embrace Camping with the Claws You can see the whole video interview HERE. ***PHOTO1*** Rondo had one loose moment...

MarShon Brooks Assigned to Maine Red Claws
January 1st, 2014 at 1:40 PM
MarShon Brooks' career took another hit today when it was announced by the Boston Celtics that he was being assigned to the Maine Red Claws in the D-League. The former Providence College star has been the most disappointing member of the Celtics trade with the Brooklyn Nets. One has to...

Rajon Rondo’s Possible Rehab with Maine Red Claws Another Example of the Boston Celtics Thinking Outside the Box
December 30th, 2013 at 5:40 PM
Major League Baseball has been doing it for years: using it's lower level affiliates to get players ready before coming back to the big club. It eases the transition from injury to live major league level baseball. ***PHOTO1*** Now, it seems like the Boston Celtics are possibly entertaining a similar idea with...

Can the Boston Celtics Disprove History and Compete for a Future Championship with a Point Guard as Their Best Player?
December 24th, 2013 at 10:00 AM
Championship teams are built in multiple ways. They have different strengths and weaknesses, they have different types of talented players and different philosophies.  However, one thing that that seems to be consistent through the last 20+ years is that teams do not need an elite point guard to win. Sure, some...

Rajon Rondo is Practicing, but not Quite Ready for Full Contact and 5-on-5 Drills
November 7th, 2013 at 6:24 PM
In the latest chapter of Rajon Rondo's rehab, Danny Ainge told 98.5 The Sports Hub that Rondo has been practicing, but only in 1-on-1 type drills. Nothing too intense yet. Ainge delivered a very familiar line this morning when asked about when Rondo would return to the court. It's up to the...

Avery Bradley Could Become a Valuable Trade Chip for the Boston Celtics
October 28th, 2013 at 8:49 PM
October 31st marks a somewhat important date for Avery Bradley. The chance for a contract extension beyond the 2013-14 season closes once November 1st arrives. What does it say if Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics brass decide to let Bradley finish out his rookie contract? It could mean a...

Nerlens Noel and Derrick Rose Could Drive the Rajon Rondo Comeback
October 23rd, 2013 at 10:02 AM
The Philadelphia 76ers announced that it’s prized rookie from Kentucky, Nerlens Noel, would most likely sit out the entire season. After tearing his ACL last season in college his draft stock plummeted. His health does not seem in doubt at this point, his youth and modern medicine should have him ready...

Gerald Wallace Toeing the Line Between Team Leader and Complainer
October 21st, 2013 at 10:05 AM
Gerald Wallace is starting to find his voice following Boston Celtics losses. After the Philadelphia 76ers trounced the Celtics last week Gerald Wallace called out his teammates, "We just have to get everybody playing with the same effort" he said last week. On Sunday evening, after the Minnesota Timberwolves put the...

Phil Pressey Has a Lot to Play for in the Final Two Preseason Games with the Boston Celtics
October 20th, 2013 at 7:07 PM
Phil Pressey has impressed greatly over the course of the last two weeks. He has sparked a huge comeback against the New York Knicks, proved he can run the offense both in transition and in the half court, and he has earned the trust of his teammates.  His ankle injury which...

Gerald Wallace Will Need to Continue His Momentum Throughout the Preseason
October 9th, 2013 at 7:00 AM
Gerald Wallace comes across as a streaky player. He feeds off energy and momentum. The opening preseason game was a good start for the veteran seeking a fresh start in Boston. The aptly nicknamed "Crash" scored 16 points, earned a few Tommy Points, and ran hard throughout his 26 minutes. As...

What Would It Look Like with Jeff Green Playing Shooting Guard
October 4th, 2013 at 7:00 AM
It's been overstated, but it bears repeating. The Boston Celtics are jam packed with shooting guards. Over the summer, the conversation never drifted towards Jeff Green. He seemed like a sure bet as a small forward, strictly because of all the shooting guards on the team. ***PHOTO1*** However, on Thursday Brad Stevens...

Rajon Rondo Discusses the Timeline for His Return to Basketball at Media Day
September 30th, 2013 at 7:11 PM
Rajon Rondo entered Monday's media day after a long hiatus from the game and from the media as a whole. His press conference gave some insight into his injury, but he was reluctant to give any sort of return date. When asked about a return date, Rondo bluntly said "the...

Boston Celtics Training Camp Countdown – 12 Questions: with Their Powers Combined, are the Celtics Guards the Perfect Player?
September 27th, 2013 at 11:26 AM
It's no secret that the Boston Celtics have a plethora of shooting guards on their roster. As training camp approaches Brad Stevens is probably hoping that one or two step up and make their mark so he has some easier decisions to make once the season begins.  Instead of worrying about...

Boston Celtics Training Camp Countdown. 12 Questions: Why is Paul Pierce Talking About Returning to Boston?
September 26th, 2013 at 7:00 AM
Nostalgia, it's something we all have the capability of feeling. Some feel it more strongly than others. Whether you move towns, change jobs, or break-up with a long time love there is that small pang in your heart forcing you to consider the possibility of things returning to the way...