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The domestic violence case against Jared Sullinger is going ahead, even as his girlfriend opposes the court’s efforts to pursue the case. The decision whether to move on with the court case against Sullinger is out of the hands of Deann Smith, Sullinger’s girlfriend, who accused Sullinger of attacking her and threatening her during an argument on Aug. 31. The court has decided to press on with the charges, MassLive’s Jay King reports. Sullinger pleaded not guilty earlier this month to charges of assault and battery, destruction of property and intimidation of a witness. He has been barred from contacting Smith unless a third party is present, an order that he and his girlfriend have also challenged. Sullinger appeared in court Monday but did not speak or address reporters, King reports. His next court date is set for Oct. 28. Filed under: Boston Celtics, Headlines, NESN Staff

Sullinger due back in court Oct. 28

  Jared Sullinger’s court case will continue on, though his girlfriend Deann Smith wishes to drop the case completely. The Celtics forward appeared in Waltham District Court on Monday for a pretrial hearing, and is due back for a second pretrial session on Oct. 28, according to media sources. This pretrial hearing is only two days before the Celtics regular season opener in Milwaukee...

Report: Jared Sullinger’s Punishment From Celtics Depends on Outcome of Domestic Violence Case

Jared Sullinger is expected to be on hand when the Celtics open training camp next week at the team’s training facility in Waltham, Mass., just as he has been every day for weeks working out this offseason. Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said Tuesday that he does not see any reason Sullinger would not be present for the team’s media day Monday, according...

Danny talks Rondo, Ray, Tanking and Coach Stevens

Danny Ainge was Boston sports radio 98.5 the SportsHub before the Shamrock Foundation's sixth annual Teeing up For Kids Golf Tournament this morning. It has been rumored that 98.5 will be the radio home of the Celtics this season and so we can expect them to be a bit more aggressive with their Celtics coverage, starting with this morning's interview with Danny Ainge on the...

Avery Bradley has a baby named AB3, also no contract expected

A lot has been going on in the life of Celtics guard Avery Bradley. With the season quickly approaching, the defensive stud recently lost his mother and welcomed a new child into the world, according to ESPN's Chris Forsberg. Ainge also noted that Bradley and his girlfriend welcomed their first child, Avery Bradley III, on Tuesday morning. Said Ainge: "So AB3 we’ll...

Ainge: We Won't Tank

  Danny Ainge was very candid and forthright about the state of the Celtics in his appearance on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher and Rich on Tuesday morning. When asked about tanking, he made himself clear. “I don’t think our team is in that situation,” Ainge said. Furthermore, the Celtics GM expressed his belief that winning is still essential, even after the slew of moves...

Your Celtics Life Week in Review... 9/22/13

After a long hiatus due to an offseason of inactivity and the laziness of yours truly, Celtics Life Week in Reviews are back! What a week is was! We found out about some former Celtics players that are always top of mind like Joe Pace and Johnny McCarthy. It's nice to focus on those guys, because boy is that current Celtics section looking depressing. Catch up on a busy week...

Avery Bradley, Celtics Not Close to Contract Extension, Could Wait Until Next Summer to Begin Talks

Avery Bradley is entering the last season before he becomes eligible for restricted free agency in 2014. The Celtics only have a little more than a month left before they would need to table contract extension talks until next summer, and the team sounds content to wait. Bradley and the Celtics will “most likely” wait until after the season to have substantive negotiations, Celtics...

Celtics GM Would Be ‘Shocked’ If Rondo Returned For Start Of Regular Season

CSNNE Celtics insider, Sherrod Blakely, reported in August that he expected Rondo to miss the first month of the season and now Celtics general manager, Danny Ainge, is backing up that theory. In an interview with ESPN’s Chris Forsberg, Ainge said he would be “shocked” if Rondo were ready for the season opener, also predicting an early December return for the Celtics point...

Kelly Olynyk Rides the Green Line

The Celtics have released the above video of Kelly Olynyk riding the Green Line to the Garden. I really like the way he has gotten involved in the community and the fans this summer. He spent the day at Canobie Lake Park in Salem, N.H. with young people affiliated with the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. He also visited Fenway Park wearing a Red...

Shaq military presses Calif. governor's wife

Shaq Diesel is in the building, folks, and he's military pressing the governor of California's wife, Anne Brown, over his head.

Celtics’ GM Danny Ainge: I’d be ‘Shocked’ if Rondo is Ready for Season Opener

I didn’t think Rondo would be ready by the season opener. And with the Celtics not exactly contenders this season, no reason to rush him back at all. Ainge said he'd be "shocked" if Rondo ready for season opener. Hesitates on timeline and said they will take it week by week and not rush. — […]

Fiddlin' and Diddlin' Celtics Daily Links 9/23

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Kris Humphries Among Must-Watch Aspects of Celtics Training Camp Filled With Intrigue (Podcast)

The goal for the Celtics is a little different this year. Instead of trying to wring one last championship run from the tired, old legs of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, the Celtics have started anew with a younger, far less star-studded roster. A few of the new guys, like Rajon Rondo‘s old nemesis Kris Humphries, might not be so welcomed by Celtics fans. Meanwhile, the familiar...

Sorry Olbermann & Henderson, Bird’s play is still the best ever

The past few days have been full of some fun surprises.  First, Gerald Henderson took a minute to shoot back a rebuttal to my calling Larry Bird’s steal against the Pistons in 1987 “The best play in Celtics history“ Then Keith Olbermann decided he wanted to disagree with me too.  He said John Havlicek’s steal in 1965 was the best. While all three were great plays that can...

Celtics Close To 98.5 Deal, Belichick Has No Patience For Salk and Holley

While it has been rumored as being close for some time now, it appears a deal to make 98.5 The SportsHub the radio home of the Boston Celtics is really close now. Sean Grande and Danny Ainge both appeared on the Toucher and Rich show this morning, and while no announcement has been made yet, it seems pretty obvious that this is going to happen. I’m conflicted on the move to this...
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