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Boston Celtics: Why Rajon Rondo is the X-factor

In regard to the upcoming season and looking into next summer’s free agency, the Boston Celtics have a lot of choices to make. They had a great draft and are loaded with young talent. The East is going to be the weaker conference for many years to come. The front office has proven they can build a championship team through drafting, trades, and free agency. They have the pieces...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vote: Who Will Be Celtics’ Starting Point Guard When Next Season Opens?

For the first time in seven years, the Boston Celtics could have a new man handling the point guard duties. While the Celtics remain adamant that Rajon Rondo will not be traded, others believe the writing is on the wall for the four-time All-Star. The team’s drafting of Marcus Smart creates an apparent logjam at point guard, where the 28-year-old Rondo is entering his final season...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Rookie James Young Cleared To Play After Car Accident

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Former Kentucky guard James Young says he is “good to go” after a concussion that kept the Boston Celtics first-round draft pick from playing in the NBA’s summer league. Young sustained the concussion and whiplash in a car accident before the NBA draft in June. The Celtics chose the 6-foot-6 swingman with its second first-round pick — No. 17 overall ...
Via NESN.com
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Someone needs to explain this picture of Floyd Mayweather, Demar Derozan, Dion Waiters, Olden Polynice & Brandon Bass to me

Dear Readers,Above is a picture of boxer/gambler Floyd Mayweather, Team USA Members Dion Waiters and Demar Derozan, current Boston Celtic reserver Brandon Bass, and former Sacramento King, Olden Polynice. And I'm completely open to suggestions on how, and why, this photo occurred. Thanks in advance,Matt Richissin
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump…Where the C’s may not regret missing out on Love

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.  The well of Celtics news has been dry lately, so bear with me: 1) The Celtics would have had to overpay to acquire Love Trades in the NBA are largely predicated on distinct circumstances. Back in May, the Celtics...
Via Red's Army
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Celtkicks: James Young sports fresh cut & the Air Jordan 5LAB3

James Young showed up to Coach Cal’s ProCamp with a fresh haircut and a fresh pair of the Air Jordan 5LAB3. The shoe, part of Jordan Brand’s “Elements” collection features an ultra cool reflective upper that looks stunning in the right light. While speaking with the media this morning, Young was asked if his new haircut was a “Celtics requirement” to which he replied...
Via Red's Army
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Owner ‘Rejects’ Notion Of Tanking, Hoping For ‘Building’ Season

The 2014 Boston Celtics offseason will be defined by “fireworks” — or, as it’s looking like so far, lack thereof. That term has been written and discussed countless time since Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck first uttered it back in March, and during that time, Grousbeck believes his words might have been twisted a bit. “No, if you go back and look at what I said, I said we...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rajon Rondo rates confoundingly low in ESPN's WARP projection for 2015 free agents

ESPN's Kevin Pelton did some number crunching recently and has Rajon Rondo ranked ridiculously low in his WARP (wins above replacement player) projections for the 2015 NBA Free agency class.Not surprisingly Rondo rates below Kevin Love, LeMarcus Aldridge and DeAndre Jordon. However, according to Pelton's calculations, the Celtic's captain also rates below point guards...
Via Celtics Life
2 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Celtics could still benefit from a Kevin Love to Cleveland deal

Last week I posted about how the Celtics have begun to accept that they're no longer in the Kevin Love race, as when all the dust is settled, there's not a truly compelling argument for either side to say 'no' in a potential Wiggins for Love trade. However, the Celtics could potentially benefit in the trade as a facilitator, as they're uniquely equipped with two...
Via Celtics Life
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtkicks: Smart in Vegas for adidas “Boost” reveal

At an event in Las Vegas this afternoon, adidas hoops officially introduced it’s “Boost” cushioning system. NBA stars and adidas endorsers D.Rose, Joakim Noah, Damian Lillard and others were on hand to help promote and introduce both Rose’s new DRose 5 shoe and the adidas “Crazylight Boost” which will be worn by many adidas athletes this coming season. From Sole Collector...
Via Red's Army
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Vitor Faverani wants to return to Boston Celtics at least 90 percent healthy

During a recent interview with Super Deporte, a Spanish website, Vitor Faverani said he plans to return to the Boston Celtics with his surgically-repaired left knee at least 90 percent healthy. The center said he intends to land in Boston on Sept. 5, almost four weeks before the start of training camp. Faverani has been working with a trainer from his former team to recover from...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: What Should Be Their Starting 5?

Boston Celtics: What Should Be Their Starting 5? By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Boston Celtics have a lot of young talent and some veterans, like Rajon Rondo and Jeff Green who they should be trying to trade, despite being their 2 best players (statistically). They have to embrace their young players, especially Marcus Smart, Jared Sullinger and Avery Bradley...
Via HoopStuff
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Right Talk Rondo

Finally someone has written a reasonable and thoughtful article about Rondo...http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/86219920/nba-boston-celtics-rajon-rondo-point-guard-value#!bmbc90It isn't surprising that people like to talk about Rajon Rondo. He's a complicated, unique, sometimes-dominant basketball player who currently doubles as the face and captain of an iconic NBA...
Via Celtics Today
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: End of free agency and beginning of an era

With the Evan Turner signing and the Boston Celtics lacking cap space, the Celtics are most likely done constructing their roster. Barring any trades, and we can forget about Kevin Love, the roster the C’s have now is the one they will have when the season opens. With that said, let’s take a look and the best and worst case scenarios this roster can produce for the upcoming season...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Evan Turner turn things around with Boston?

The Boston Celtics are in the middle of a major rebuilding process, and they decided to take a chance on signing former No. 2 overall pick Evan Turner. Turner had a very productive first half of last season with the Philadelphia 76ers, but then completely disappointed in the second half of the year with the Indiana Pacers. Celtics coach Brad Stevens has had success in the past helping...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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