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Marcus Smart Details Incredible Journey to Boston Celtics

Marcus Smart grew up in, and battled adversity throughout his young life. Drafted by the Boston Celtics with the sixth overall pick in last year's NBA draft, Smart appears ready to become a key component to the team's rebuilding process.
Via CLNS Radio
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rondo hoping for an opening night return from broken hand

TweetBoston Celtics All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo suffered a broken hand before training camp that is supposed to have him sidelined up to 8 weeks, but Rondo is hopeful he can return in time for the Celtics season opener in about a month. “Hopefully I won’t miss any games this year,” Rondo said in an interview with CSNNE’s Mike Gorman. “Lord willing I heal correctly...
Via Los That Sports Blog
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where the Celtics will pick up the pace this year

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. “I thought I was too gradual last year,” Stevens said after the Celtics’ first practice of the season on Tuesday. “We’re going to be a lot quicker in that but at the same time, at the appropriate time...
Via Red's Army
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rajon Rondo has idea for an invention

If you’re one of those people who uses the shower as prime “thinking time” and your only wish is to have a waterproof writing utensil, have no fear. Rajon Rondo feels your pain. The Boston Celtics star is going to be out for several weeks with a broken hand after taking a fall in his shower, but the 28-year-old point guard was in good spirits on Monday during the Celtics media...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Sign Evan Turner To 2-Year Deal

In a move that has been discussed since mid July, the Boston Celtics signed swingman Evan Turner to a deal according to reports. ESPN sources say Evan Turner's deal with Boston is a two-year pact worth $6.7 million — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) September 29, 2014 The second pick in the 2010 draft averaged 17.4 points for Philadelphia in 54 games last season before being traded...
Via BlackSportsOnline
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Zeller Very Excited To Play For Boston Celtics

  At Boston Celtics Media Day 2014, new center, 7 foot-1 inch, Tyler Zeller said that he is very excited to play for the Boston Celtics this season after two years in Cleveland. 
Via CLNS Radio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics officially sign Evan Turner

The Boston Celtics announced Monday that they have signed guard/forward Evan Turner. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Turner, who was acquired by the Indiana Pacers on February 20, 2014, appeared in 81 games during the 2013-14 regular season and averaged 13.9 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. The former second overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft has averaged...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Trampoline park employees deny Rondo broke hand at party

No, folks, Rajon Rondo did not break his hand at a trampoline park. Multiple employees at Altitude Trampoline Park tweeted over the weekend, and a NESN.com source confirmed, that Rondo did nothing but sit and watch his kids jump at a birthday party Tuesday, dispelling rumors that the Boston Celtics point guard was untruthful about how he broke his hand. Rondo, 28, underwent surgery...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Waive Malcolm Thomas and John Lucas III, Sixers Grab Chris Johnson

In a continuation of the Keith Bogans trade, the Boston Celtics waived Malcolm Thomas and John Lucas III, as expected and Chris Johnson found a new home, also as expected. 
Via CLNS Radio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics waive John Lucas III and Malcolm Thomas (as expected); Sixers sign Chris Johnson

Two guys on non-guaranteed deals acquired in the Keith Bogans trade, this was basically just a formality:ESPN sources say that the Boston Celtics have officially waived John Lucas III and Malcolm Thomas— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) September 28, 2014The Evan Turner contract signing imminently awaits...It didn't take long for somebody to grab Chris Johnson, and it wouldn'...
Via Celtics Life
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Rumors: Rajon Rondo's trade value destroyed

Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo broke his hand in a shower incident, and now, his trade value has gone down the drain.Image by kowarski, via Wikimedia CommonsKirk Minihane and Gary Tanguay commented on the Rondo situation:"I'm going to set the over/under [on Rondo's recovery] at two months. Now you're talking about a guy with a bad knee, he's had back issues...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump…Where Marcus Smart has next

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. Smart noted before Rondo’s injury that the All-Star guard looked full-strength in regards to his knee. Smart noted: “He’s making cuts, stopping on a dime, knocking down shots, full-out sprints. You couldn’t...
Via Red's Army
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rajon Rondo suffers broken hand, out 6-8 weeks

Rajon Rondo might not be on the court when the Boston Celtics begin training camp Tuesday, but not because he’s been traded. The point guard underwent surgery Friday to repair a broken hand, sources told The Boston Globe’s Baxter Holmes. His “return timetable is unclear,” per Holmes. This obviously is a huge loss for the Celtics, as Rondo was expected to enter the season...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Full Breakdown of the Keith Bogans trade and the addition exception it created for the Celtics

Mark D. Smith; USA TodayLast night, the Celtics completed a trade with Cleveland which sent Keith Bogans to the Cavs and a handful of players and second round picks to Boston.  In the relentless pursuit of asset collection, Danny Ainge has managed to turn Bogans contract into another trade exception equal in value to Bogans $5.3M contract.  Here are the ways in which the numbers...
Via Celtics Life
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Darko Milicic retires from basketball to take up kickboxing

Darko Milicic will most likely always be remembered as THE bust of the 2003 NBA Draft. After all, as the second overall pick in one of the most talented drafts in recent memory, Milicic stands out for all the wrong reasons when one considers who was drafted around him. Just look at the top five draft picks of 2003: 1. LeBron James 2. Darko Milicic 3. Carmelo Anthony 4. Chris Bosh...
Via Next Impulse Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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