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Boston Celtics exercise options on Olynyk, Sullinger, Zeller

NBA.com reports that the Boston Celtics have exercised the options on the contracts of Kelly Olynyk, Jared Sullinger and Tyler Zeller. The team announced the deals late Wednesday night. In a clear rebuilding mode, Boston hopes to get big seasons out of all three young power forwards. Olynyk had a strong performance in the Celtics dominating 121-105 victory over the Brooklyn Nets...
Via Basketball Bicker
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett’s Bonds With Rajon Rondo, Boston Still Strong As Ever

BOSTON — To each his own. While Rajon Rondo napped, Kevin Garnett did some downward dog. With another emotional return to TD Garden looming, Garnett hit the yoga studio Wednesday morning. Whereas Rondo was looking to sleep off any lingering pain in his broken left hand, Garnett was simply trying to shake the nerves that come with his return to the city he called home for six seasons...
Via NESN.com
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rajon Rondo will play for Celtics in season opener against Nets

BOSTON — It’s official: Rajon Rondo is back. Celtics head coach Brad Stevens announced Wednesday that Rondo will in fact be in the lineup for Boston opens its regular season against the Brooklyn Nets at TD Garden. Rondo will start in his usual point guard spot after missing the entire preseason with a broken hand. Had he not been able to go, rookie Marcus Smart would have gotten...
Via NESN.com
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Breaking down each Celtics players' entertainment value dollar by dollar (based on my season ticket price)

Tonight I'll be heading to the TD Garden for my eighth straight opening night as a Celtics season ticket holder.  Last year was the first season I began to question my investment, so I took it upon myself to assign each player a dollar value portion of my $70 ticket in order to determine if I was still getting my money's worth (I then reevaluated at mid-season). The good...
Via Celtics Life
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: 2014 Season Preview

The first year outside of the Big Three era went about as well as expected. With stud point guard Rajon Rondo out for the first half of the year to a torn right ACL, the Boston Celtics struggled to piece together wins under new coach Brad Stevens. Boston finished just 25-57, good for the sxith overall pick in the draft, which the Celtics turned into guard Marcus Smart. While still...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rajon Rondo on playing opener: ‘When I wake up from my nap, I’ll let you know’

Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo said he will finalize his game status for Wednesday’s season opener against the Brooklyn Nets when he wakes up from his typical game-day nap. “When I wake up from my nap, I’ll let [reporters] know. Around 4:30,” Rondo said, via ESPN.com. “If I sleep really really well tonight, and [Wednesday] afternoon with my nap, I’ll let you...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Celtkicks: Jordan Brand signs James Young

According to Nice Kicks, James Young of the Boston Celtics has been signed on as an official endorser of Jordan Brand: The 2014 NBA Draft was regarded by many to be one of the best in recent memory. While that notion may have changed, plenty of young prospects will become vital cogs to various teams around the NBA. With this in mind, Jordan Brand has secured its very own young prospects...
Via Red's Army
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Boston Celtics Season Preview

Year two of the rebuild for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics is underway and the roster is filled with new life and youth after this offseason. While the Eastern Conference is still very weak, the Celtics aren’t likely to make the playoffs yet. Let’s take a look at what this offseason was like: In: Tyler Zeller, Marcus Thornton, Marcus Smart, James Young, Evan Turner and Dwight...
Via Total Sports Live
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Who will make the Celtics rotation?

With the Celtics preseason in the books, fans can feel pretty confident that this team will be at least better than last years team. The Celtics constant ball movement and high pressure defense looked strong through many stretches of the preseason. After finishing 5-3 and using a plethora of different lineups, were still yet to see who cracked the rotation and who will be spending...
Via Red's Army
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Weekly Column: Start the show

The show that NBA fans have been anxiously waiting on will finally be here this week. It’s the NBA regular season! Off-season moves and superstars joining forces has made this season into a much anticipated spectacle. The contributors at isportsweb.com have decided to bring the fans a weekly column that will highlight hot topics around the league. Enough small talk. Let’s get...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Waive Guard Will Bynum, Cut Roster To 15 Players

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the 2014-15 Boston Celtics. The Celtics finalized their opening-night roster Monday, two days ahead of their regular-season opener. Will Bynum, acquired in a trade with the Detroit Pistons just 10 days ago, was one of the unsurprising cuts to pare down the roster to the maximum allowable 15 players. Bynum joined Tim Frazier, Rodney McGruder, Erik Murphy...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

End of an era: Will Bynum officially waived by Celtics (plus the Cs make 5 other cuts)

As quickly as he came into our lives, Will Bynum has left them.The Celtics just announced that they have waived the 31-year-old point guard, along with five other players. The Celtics have waived Will Bynum, Tim Frazier, Rodney McGruder, Erik Murphy, Christian Watford and Jarell Eddie: http://t.co/ZNZwGkaRtJ— Boston Celtics (@celtics) October 27, 2014The Cs roster now officially...
Via Celtics Life
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ainge: Everybody Wants To Build Around Three Max Players

The Boston Celtics have a fairly even roster as they look to rebuild out of their Big 3 era. “If everybody were designing an NBA roster, I think they would probably suggest that you have three max [salary] players that are All-Star players like we’ve had in the past,” Danny Ainge said. “Like Miami had, like Cleveland has now. That would be ideal because it’s pretty clear...
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens, Jared Sullinger, Kelly Olynyk discuss Celtics' brutal November schedule (Video)

Take a quick at Boston's November games (after the home opener Oct. 29 vs Brooklyn):@ Houston@ DallasTorontoIndiana@ ChicagoOklahoma CityClevelandPhoenix@ Philadelphia@ MemphisPortlandChicagoSan AntonioOuch.  Other than Indy and Philly, do you see any Ws on the list?  I think going 4-9 in that stretch would have to be considered a fairly impressive achievement.  Luckily Brad...
Via Celtics Life
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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