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Joakim Noah wants Tom Thibodeau to do yoga with him

In terms of interesting people on the Chicago Bulls roster, you have to note that center Joakim Noah would be near the top of the list. Recently, Noah sat down for an interview for The Daily Beast and discussed a myriad of subjects from his time at the University of Florida to growing up in New York to being invited to the White House. When the interview questions went in the direction...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: Joel Anthony-Will Bynum Trade Grade

Boston Celtics: Joel Anthony-Will Bynum Trade Grade By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Celtics Get: Will Bynum Pistons Get: Joel Anthony In a small move, the Celtics have traded Joel Anthony to the Pistons for Will Bynum. However, this trade could have big implications, as it is telling. I will get to that in a second, but 1st let me analyze the trade. I am...
Via HoopStuff
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Will Bynum won’t be a Celtic for very long

The Celtics have way too many guys on the roster, so they’re going to have to make some cuts.  Once of those cuts will very likely be newly acquired guard Will Bynum. Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge and guard Will Bynum are expected to meet on Saturday, according to two NBA sources, and the team is likely to waive Bynum, who was acquired Friday from the...
Via Red's Army
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics likely to waive Will Bynum

Boston acquired guard Will Bynum from the Pistons for Joel Anthony yesterday, a move that's only real purpose was to save the Celtics a little bit of money.  Bynum will make $2.9 million this year, Anthony $3.8 mil.  That $900,000 difference gets the C's about $2 million below the luxury tax line (here's a breakdown of the salary situation from Chris Forsberg of ESPN...
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Another trade coming? Investigating ways the Celtics can get their roster to 15 players

With less than two weeks until opening night, the Celtics have 20 players in camp, five more than the 15 player maximum that they need to cut down to before their first game.However, four of those cuts are relatively easy to project, as Christian Watford, Erik Murphy, Rodney McGruder and Tim Frazier are all working under non-gauranteed contracts/camp invitations. Whenever the Cs...
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Your Afternoon Dump… Where Rajon Rondo and Brad Stevens are on the same page

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. But for the second straight year, and probably more this time, Rondo likes the message. Stevens’ mantra is positive and detail-heavy, and Rondo considers it infectious. “He’s very positive — the most positive...
Via Red's Army
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens uses classic coaching ploy to motivate Avery Bradley

According to the Celtics official Twitter account Brad Stevens says Avery Bradley is not a lock to start at the two position this season: Brad Stevens leaves door open for anyone to start at SG: "Rondo will start at the 1 but we could go with any number of combos next to him."— Boston Celtics (@celtics) October 16, 2014I'm not buying it. You don't give a player...
Via Celtics Life
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics trade Joel Anthony to Pistons for Will Bynum

The Boston Celtics have traded center Joel Anthony to the Detroit Pistons for guard Will Bynum. The Celtics made the move to reduce their books.  Anthony is set to make $3.8 million this season, while Bynum will earn $2.9 million, saving the team $900,000. Anthony, 32, was acquired by the Celtics from the Miami Heat in January. “We’re getting a physical, experienced player...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump…Where Avery Bradley is taking the next step

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 man driving that 3-point train early was Avery Bradley, who put on one of his best shooting performances of the preseason, scoring all 20 of his points in the first half while going 7-for-12 from the floor...
Via Red's Army
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Over/Under: Boston, Philadelphia, Indiana

With NBA tipoff less than three weeks away, Vegas has released its over/under lines for the upcoming season. In this series, I will provide a brief rundown of each team’s situation, while forging a prediction of either over or under Vegas’ proposed win total. This post will examine Boston, Philadelphia, and Indiana.   Boston Celtics            Last […] The post...
Via Outside Analysis
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid's younger brother passes away

Philadelphia 76ers rookie Joel Embiid’s younger brother, Arthur, died Thursday, the team announced. Embiid will not attend the 76ers’ preseason game Thursday night against the Boston Celtics. Sixers head coach Brett Brown, general manager Sam Hinkie and forward Luc Mbah a Moute will miss the game, as well, to be with the young Kansas product. “We obviously consider members...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: What to do with Rajon Rondo?

The Boston Celtics are again left with the question of what to do about their once star point guard. Notice the once. Rajon Rondo hasn’t played a full season since 2009-2010, where he started 81 games for Doc Rivers and company. Since then, the 28-year-old PG’s games per season has been on steady a decrease as injuries have become an issue. After playing in only 53 games in the...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rajon Rondo Shares Connect Four Secret, Halloween Costume In Twitter Q&A

With a hand injury preventing him from suiting up for the Boston Celtics, Rajon Rondo has had a bit of free time on his hands. So, the point guard decided to hold an impromptu Q&A session Tuesday night on Twitter. Rondo fielded a dozen or so questions from fans, covering his taste in TV, music, food and Boston sports. He also offered his take (kind of) on the recently announced...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Rumors: Coach Brad Stevens intent on having a set rotation

In his first season as head coach of the Boston Celtics, Brad Stevens did not have a set rotation. He often rotated players in and out of the lineup. This season he vows to use more reliable rotations, and develop the young talent on the Celtics' roster.Image by Eric Kilby, via Wikimedia CommonsIn a recent interview, coach Stevens said:"I've really made a commitment...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics asking price for Rondo is 'sky high'

Teams looking to acquire the services of Rajon Rondo will have to be willing to pony up one heck of a trade package. That’s according to Grantland’s Zach Lowe, who wrote Tuesday that the Boston Celtics aren’t looking to deal their star point guard for anything short of top dollar. “Boston has gauged the market for both over the last year or so, and its expected price for...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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