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Your Morning Dump… Where a bigger Marcus Smart sent Green to the bench

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 considering the players that were getting the bulk of the minutes Sullinger and Green usually get, Stevens made the right call in going away from them. Brandan Wright, Kelly Olynyk and Brandon Bass all played...
Via Red's Army
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Crowder impresses in loss to Orlando; draws comparisons to Marcus Smart

While suffering a tough loss after a tremendous comeback effort against the Orlando Magic tonight, head coach Brad Stevens was impressed with the competitiveness of new Celtic Jae Crowder. Despite sitting for the entire first half and finishing with just two points, two rebounds, and one assist, Crowder was able to add some toughness on the floor, disrupt Orlando’s play, and...
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Notes: Jared Sullinger, Jeff Green Pull Disappearing Act vs. Magic

This embed is invalid" /> A fan of puns or dad jokes might call it a Magic trick. We’ll put it in plainer terms: Jared Sullinger and Jeff Green were nowhere to be found Tuesday night. Normally two of the Boston Celtics’ most consistent scorers, Sullinger and Green barely registered on the scoresheet in a 100-95 loss in Orlando, prompting head coach Brad Stevens...
Via NESN.com
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Celtics can't overcome slow start and lose to the Magic: 100-95

First QuarterJameer Nelson, the all time assist leader for the Orlando Magic, made his first start in Celtic green against the franchise where he starred for a decade. Unfortunately, this did not inspire Boston as they started out 0-10 from the floor and finished the quarter with a mere nine points on 2-22 shooting. Nikola Vucevic dominated the overmatched Celtic bigs (mostly Zeller...
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kelly Olynyk nominated for Eastern Conference player of the week

The Celtics' seven foot hippie has been rolling lately, and it's evidently been noticed. Via Jay King at MassLive.com, Kelly Olynyk was nominated for this past week's Eastern Conference player of the week award along with LeBron James, Kyle Lowry, Jimmy Butler, and winning recipient Al Horford.Boston went 3-1 for the week while Olynyk averaged 19.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists...
Via Celtics Life
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Grandpa Nelson will lead them

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. “People are calling me and asking me if I’m OK,” Nelson said. “I’m OK. I play basketball for a living, something I love to do. I’m the oldest on the team, literally. When guys come up and talk about...
Via Red's Army
2 days ago  |  Discuss

David Aldridge: “Celtics poised to be a major player in all aspects of player acquisition”

Every Monday David Aldridge of NBA.com publishes his “Morning Tip” column on the league’s official website.  Aldridge has long been one of the best and most informed writers within NBA circles.  So when he has tidbits of news relating to the Celtics, it’s always worth your time to read it (it’s actually always worth your time to read it).  In today’s column, the Rajon...
Via Red's Army
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jameer Nelson and Boston Celtics Discuss Future with Team

Jameer Nelson was traded to the Boston Celtics on Thursday as a part of the package that sent Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks.
Via CLNS Radio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: Grading the Rondo trade

The Boston Celtics finally closed the page on the Rajon Rondo era, shipping the point guard to the Dallas Mavericks (along with Dwight Powell) for Jae Crowder, Jameer Nelson, Brandan Wright, and draft picks. This move was a long time coming as Rondo’s name had appeared in trade rumors for the past several years. With the team in its current rebuilding state coupled with Rondo...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics' GM Danny Ainge is in a position to make some big moves

Now that Rajon Rondo has been traded away, the Boston Celtics and general manager Danny Ainge stand at a crossroad. Ainge has stocked up an abundance of picks over the last few years, and he is set up to potentially make some big moves in the near future. 
Via CLNS Radio
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Reasons To Not Hate the Rajon Rondo Trade

Brandan Wright - averaging 8.8 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks in 19 minutes per game Jae Crowder - averaging 3.6 points, 1.2 rebounds, and 0.6 steals in 11 minutes per game Jameer Nelson - averaging 7.3 points, 4.1 assists, and 2.7 rebounds in 25 minutes per game
Via CLNS Radio
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics Trade Rajon Rondo to the Mavericks

The highly anticipated deal to send All-Star guard Rajon Rondo from the Boston Celtics to the Dallas Mavericks has reportedly been agreed to. ESPN’s Marc Stein was the first to break down the specifics of the deal.  Rondo, a four-time All-Star who is set to become a free agent this upcoming offseason, goes to a Mavericks team that is now firmly in contention for a conference title...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rajon Rondo traded to Mavs for three players, picks

Rajon Rondo is headed to Dallas. After a 24-hour span of heavy negotiations and rumors, the Boston Celtics have finally agreed to a trade involving their franchise point guard. ESPN SportsCenter says the Mavs are sending Jae Crowder, Brandan Wright, Jameer Nelson and two draft picks to Boston in return for Rondo and Dwight Powell....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics co-owner: 2024 Olympics would be 'boon for Beantown'

Bringing the 2024 Summer Olympics to Boston would be “transformative” and would “set the course for what we want our city and the commonwealth to look like for decades to come,” the co-chair of Boston’s 2024 finance committee writes.   Stephen Pagliuca, better known around Boston as co-owner and managing partner of the Celtics, wrote an article posted on BankerandTradesman...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics in serious trade talks involving Rondo

  This embed is invalid   " /> It appears that the Boston Celtics’ trade machine has kicked into high gear. The Celtics are “exhibiting a renewed willingness” to trade point guard Rajon Rondo, sources told Yahoo! Sports on Wednesday. “As much as ever in his nine seasons in Boston, the Celtics have left strong impressions with rival organizations that...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Making an attempt to understand Celtics' priorities

Just about exactly a year and a half ago, the Boston Celtics announced that they were rebuilding a new team, and they did so in grand style. A seismic draft-night trade sent franchise icons Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to the Brooklyn Nets, in exchange for three to four first-round picks. (The Celtics have Brooklyn’s first-round picks for 2014, 2016, and 2018, plus the option...
Via The Sports Post
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Evan Turner on being booed by 76ers fans: ‘Jesus was hated too’

Evan Turner visited his former team for the first time as a member of the Boston Celtics on Monday, and he did not receive a warm reception. Turner was booed by Philadelphia 76ers fans at the Wells Fargo Center every time he touched the ball. That didn’t stop the point guard from feeling like royalty....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Evan Turner on being booed by 76ers fans: 'Jesus was hated too'

Evan Turner returned to Philadelphia last night for the third time since being traded by the 76ers to the Indiana Pacers last season. The former No. 2 overall pick in the 2010 draft now comes off the bench for the Boston Celtics, a team that, by virtue of the fact they are in the same Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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