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It's put up or shut up time for Jeff Green.
During Green's five-year career, he's always been seen as a player with superstar talent who has never quite lived up to his potential. Some of that criticism may be warranted as Green has yet to really breakout, but he's never been in the right situation to showcase his talents. In Oklahoma City, he was battling for touches with one of the best small forwards in a generation in Kevin Durant and a point guard who loves to shoot in Russell Westbrook. In Boston, Green was playing second banana to Paul Pierce.
Now with Pierce gone and Green penciled into the starting small forward spot for the next few years, this is the best opportunity he has ever had to prove what kind of player he truly is and for him to try to salvage his career to show that he really is a star in this league. And the Celtics need him to seize the moment, as they have several more pressing questions to answer:
Will Rajon Rondo come back healthy? Is Jar...
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This off-season for the Celtics has been very interesting to say the least. Since early June, things have quieted down significantly, and this seems to be the team that the C’s are going to take into this season. With the roster being so bare this upcoming season, the Celtics have hardly any nationally televised games, and most fans will have to buy NBA league pass to watch their...
Robert Parrish was arguably the best center to ever slap on a Boston Celtics uniform.
Like many retired players, when things got squirrely with his former team, Parrish spoke up about the transitions that the Celtics are going through.
Parrish said that he is aware of the perception issue that exists about point guard Rajon Rondo.
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Can they make it work?
With the release of the NBA schedule a few hours ago, the reality of what may very well be a difficult season hits home. While most of the people reading this(hopefully) are die hard Celtics fans through thick and thin, the truth is many fans will not follow the Celtics as closely this year because they probably won't be contenders. This makes me sad...
So I just stumbled across this and figured, hey, nothing else is going on, why not share it with the world?
Or at least the slice of the world that reads our site. This was the intro video I created for our CelticsLife Live show awhile back. Of course, I was thinking that we could play it before the show started on the broadcast, no such luck!
Maybe one day.
Anyway, here it is...
Adam Figman of SLAM Online interviewed Paul Pierce who spoke a lot about his transition to a new team and city, and a little bit about the Celtics:
SLAM: I imagine the return to Boston will be pretty emotional.
PP: Oh it’s definitely gonna be emotional. You spend almost half of your life in Boston, so a lot of emotions are gonna run deep, because of friends and the things you...
Of the 15 man playoff roster taken into the 2008 Finals by
the Boston Celtics only Rajon Rondo and Tony Allen were above average NBA athletes. Now “average” NBA athlete is a pretty awesome
superlative; but think about it, this Championship team ran slower and jumped
lower than most of the teams they decimated in April, May, and June. So just how did they beat the snot out...
Although the first season of the Boston Celtics' rebuilding stage has yet to begin, the newly-released NBA schedule serves as a blatant reminder that the KG and Pierce era has ended. The 1,230-game schedule, announced Tuesday at 6 p.m. ET, glaringly reveals how competitive the league considers Boston's current squad. For starters, their opening game will be against the...
The Boston Celtics cleared forward Jared Sullinger for full basketball-related activities last week, and the second-year pro told reporters – including Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe – that he expects to be ready by the start of training camp.Jared Sullinger said he was cleared for full basketball activity last week and should be ready by start of training camp #celtics—...
Boston Celtics: What They Should Have Received In Trade From Nets
By Jordan Van Beek: Hoopstuff Writer…
The blockbuster trade on draft day between the Celtics and Nets wasn’t really fair for the Celtics. They got rid of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Jason Terry and D.J. White and got the expiring contract of Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace and his big contract, Keith Bogans, MarShon...
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.
So how’d that Hornets jersey feel? “Un-com-fortable,” Parish said. “In my mind, I would always be a Celtic. I was very thankful and humbled that the Hornets saw fit to allow me to play a couple more years...
Paul Pierce suggested yesterday that he won't be making the trip to Boston for the Nets-Celtics preseason game on October 23rd, and will instead wait for the regular season to make an emotional return to the TD Garden.
From ESPN Boston:
Former Boston Celtics captain Paul Pierce hinted Thursday that he will attempt to avoid an exhibition matchup at TD Garden when the Brooklyn...
Imagine if Larry Bird (33) and Kevin McHale (32) did not conclude their Hall of Fame careers with the Boston Celtics.
The Boston Celtics made an unprecedented move in the history of their franchise this summer – they traded active legendary players. When President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge pulled the trigger on a deal to send Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Jason Terry...
Paul Pierce doesn’t hold a grudge against Danny Ainge or the Boston Celtics ownership group in the wake of the trade that sent him to Brooklyn.
"I understand they're a business. At the end of the day it's not about Paul Pierce. The Boston Celtics have a business to run, and [they're] going to be around a lot longer than I'm going to be able to play," Pierce...
The stories are legendary of players with such an inner
drive that they elevated themselves from good to great. Bird and Russell,
Olajuwon, Garnett—all these players improved by leaps and bounds after entering
the pros, and were known for their dedication to offseason training. All had physical gifts, but so do hundreds of
others that were (or should have been...
Yesterday I talked about the difference between the burn to
be great and the smolder to be mediocre. That seems a perfect lead in to discuss some
young Celtics with a real opportunity to dramatically improve. It doesn’t mean that they will, but early
signs are encouraging. Every great
player has come back the next fall with something new—physique, inside moves,