Found September 18, 2012 on
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ESPN’s John Hollinger has published his 2012 scouting reports and player profiles for the Celtics.
For those of you without ESPN Insider Access, I’ve pulled out some of the more interesting (good and bad) analysis.
One of the league’s most unique players, Rondo is either great or horrible at nearly everything, producing wildly divergent viewpoints as to his overall value. In the same season, he was passed over in favor of Luol Deng for the All-Star team and named on eight MVP ballots…
The general consensus was that Rondo’s defense slipped a bit last season, that he gambled too much and his effort wavered. While opposing point guards mustered just a 10.9 PER against him, Boston gave up more points with him on the court, and his foul rate was so low (barely one every 20 minutes) that it supported the idea that he was saving himself for the offensive end. His steals rate was also a career low, although still well above par for his position.
BEST OF MAXIM
Unlike most professional athletes, Rajon Rondo didn’t spend his offseason vacationing at some tropical oasis. Instead he spent his interning at GQ.
In the video, Rondo recaps his tasks at GQ, while throwing in some no-so-subtle plugs for his sponsors. I would’ve never guessed it, but Rondo is a cleverly funny guy and this video shows a different side of the Boston Celtics point...
Ten days from today, the Celtics training camp will open. The young guys and the new guys have been in town for awhile now, some all summer, working on their game and their chemistry. The veterans will be coming in this week in preparation for camp. Things are heating up and it's going to be an exciting season for Celtics fans.
The Celtics have the deepest bench they have...
32 years old Keyon Dooling is from Ft Lauderdale, Florida. He transferred to Dillard High School as a senior to team with longtime friend Clarence Gilbert. Dillard High School is a historic public school located in Fort Lauderdale. Dillard was established in 1907 and is a magnet school for African American students for Computer Technology and...
All has been quiet on the Mickael Pietrus front so far this offseason, but interest in the happy-go-lucky veteran is reportedly picking up. Three NBA teams have expressed major interest in Pietrus, and two of the teams "seem motivated to get a deal done," according to CSNNW.com. The 30-year-old reportedly also has a strong overseas option on the table that contains an escape...
Doc Rivers wants the Boston Celtics to hate the Miami Heat, Kevin Garnett feels better than he has in years, Fab Melo has trimmed down and Courtney Lee has (already) been named the starting shooting guard. For the first time in weeks, we actually have exciting Boston Celtics topics to discuss. Co-hosts Jay King and [...]
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THE BRIGHT SIDE
Celtics fans were disappointed when the team lost Ray Allen, but Austin Rivers has a positive outlook.
35 years old
Jason Terry grew up in Seattle, Washington and was the second of 10 children. His mother, Andrea Cheatham, was a Metro bus driver. His father, Curtis Terry, was a high school hoops legend. For most of his young life, Jason had to be the man of the house. He changed diapers, got his younger siblings to bed on time, and filled...
Listen to internet radio with CLNSRadio on Blog Talk RadioDoc Rivers wants the Boston Celtics to hate the Miami Heat, Kevin Garnett feels better than he has in years, Fab Melo has trimmed down and Courtney Lee has (already) been named the starting shooting guard. For the first time in weeks, it feels like, we actually have exciting Boston Celtics topics to discuss.Join co-hosts...
As some of you have noticed, I've been updating most of the graphics for the blog and forum in preparation for the upcoming season (so exciting isn't it!?). So while I was trapped in photoshop land today, I decided to post the history of the C's logos. So here goes...
In the early years of the Celtics life they used pretty primitive logos compared to today (examples...
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