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Ainge's weekly appearance on "the Big Show" has given us a lot of valuable information about the Celtics difficult week ahead, but one gem that might get lost in all the "what's going to happen next?" talk is his view on Jeff Green's efficiency. Green's performance has confused us often especially early in the season when he'd play great one night and then become an invisible man the next. According to Ainge, it's all about match-ups and how we make use of them (or don't):
"(...)we exploit a matchup. Jeff comes in, and he can play the two, the three, the four. We have a matchup advantage, we go to Jeff, and he scores a couple of baskets in a spectacular fashion. He makes a beautiful pass to a wide-open Jason Terry for a three when they come to double-team him. And then, they make the adjustment at halftime and they come to double-team him and front him in the post. They’re not going to let him catch the ball in the post and take ...
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The season is at the halfway mark and the Celtics have clawed there way back into the playoff conversation as the seventh seed. Being in the Eastern Conference practically guaranteed them a spot in the post season; plus, they still have an opportunity to improve their position in spite of their up and down play.
They managed to fend of the Chicago Bulls last night who like Boston...
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Other than Rajon Rondo, no one player’s value has been more debated this year than Jeff Green’s. He struggled early on in the season after coming off of major cardiac surgery. But as Jackie MacMullan writes...
Danny Ainge tells Globe Rondo underwent ACL surgery Tues Performed by James Andrews. Ainge says Rondo suffered no other knee damage #celtics
— gary washburn (@GwashNBAGlobe) February 13, 2013
I know the mere mention of “Dr. James Andrews” with the name of a player on your team is enough to bring chills, it’s because he’s the best of the best. And the fact that he only...
Danny Ainge tells Globe Rondo underwent ACL surgery Tues Performed by James Andrews. Ainge says Rondo suffered no other knee damage #celticsabout 4 hours ago via Twitter for AndroidReplyRetweetFavorite@GwashNBAGlobegary washburnThis news above via Gary Washburn is good news, but the additional piece of the story, potentially typical Rondo hubris comes from his statements as quoted...
Danny Ainge will not pull the trigger on a trade sending Rondo for Howard unless the Celtics receive assurance that Howard would re-sign with Boston in the offseason.
Year after year we hear the rumors, some years more active than others. Danny Ainge listens to offers and also explores new to his aging roster. And yet, the Celtics continue to prove their doubters wrong. Every spring the Celtics grow to become a contender and enter the playoffs scaring everyone.
This year it will be the same story. The Celtics face the injury of a key member...
Jeff Green ranks sixth on the Celtics in rebounds per game.
Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett clarified comments he made suggesting this week would be his last All-Star Game.
In an interview with ESPN Radio on Friday in Houston, Garnett said he was not hinting at retirement, just saying he didn't think he would make it to another All-Star Game with all the young talent in the league.
According to Gery Woelfel of the Racine Jornal Times (he's a beat guy for the Bucks), the Celtics are 'salivating' over potentially acquiring Josh Smith, and are willing to give up Brandon Bass and Jeff Green for him. From Woelfel's article.
I’ve heard for a few weeks now that Boston is salivating over Atlanta forward Josh Smith and would be receptive to unloading...
Danny Ainge said Leandro Barbosa will undergo ACL surgery next month after his MCL sprain heals.
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Kevin Garnett has been mentioned in trade conversations, but the veteran All-Star forward says he will not waive his no-trade clause.
The Boston Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls 71-69
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Kevin Garnett: 12 Points, 11 Rebounds
KG was one of the few Celtics who shot decently tonight, and did his job helping to carry the burden of most of the other players struggling. He did a good job on the boards against a very dangerous team in...
In the past twelve hours, three major trade rumors involving the Celtics have leaked.
First, we saw a proposed trade that would send Rajon Rondo to the Lakers for Dwight Howard. Then Kevin Garnett was rumored to be going to the Clippers for Eric Bledsoe and DeAndre Jordan. Now, the Celtics are interested in acquiring Josh Smith from the Hawks for Jeff Green and Brandon Bass, according...
I don’t know much about Gery Woelfel, except that he’s a columnist/report for the Journal Times in Racine, Wisconsin.
What does he mean by primary destination? That Smith wants to come to Boston?
I don’t see how the Celtics can make a deal for Josh Smith. Atlanta isn’t taking back Brandon Bass and Courtney Lee. Would they take a Jeff Green combo?
I just don’t see how it works.