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The Celtics will reportedly receive three first-round picks (2014,’16, and ’18), Gerald Wallace and his eye-sore of a contract, Kris Joseph, Reggie Evans, Keith Bogans, and the expiring contract of one Kris Humphries. They will also have the right to trade first-round picks with Brooklyn in 2017 if the Nets have the higher pick.
The Nets in return will get the NBA’s version of the Golden Girls in Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Jason Terry. This deal will mark the end of an era in Boston, where Pierce has played his entire career since all the way back in 1998.
Pierce alongside Garnett and Ray Allen were brought together in 2007 and helped the Celtics win their first NBA Championship since 1986, but failed to reach that glory again during the era of “The Big 3”. Last season Allen left the Celtics as a free agent. Many blamed it on the issues that Allen reportedly had with point guard Rajon Rondo. Allen ended up helping the Miami Heat win their second Championship in a row.
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In light of last night’s blockbuster move, Danny Ainge said today in the Boston Globe that they are not looking to trade All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo. He said that the Celtics organization is comfortable building their team around Rondo, but after that Danny was asked if everyone on the roster is tradeable and he said:
“If Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar are...
Doc Rivers‘ decision to leave the Boston Celtics is a little easier to understand now.
While addressing reporters during Thursday’s NBA draft, the new head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers was asked to react to the news that Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, two star players he had grown close to during his time as coach of the Celtics, had been traded to the Brooklyn Nets. While...
When Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce going to the Clippers was still a possibility, there were jokes about the Clippers becoming the West Coast Celtics. It turns out they still will be, just not on the court.
The Clippers’ bench will look at lot like the Celtics’ bench of the last few years, as Doc Rivers plans to bring most of his assistant coaches with him to Los Angeles. Kevin...
According to DallasBasketball.com:
The Mavericks are engaging in trade talks involving Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, sources tell DallasBasketball.com. Meanwhile, Dallas has taken a position on Chris Paul and is also investigating bids on point guards Tyreke Evans and Brandon Jennings – and we’ve got the scoop on what’s happening with all four.
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“Celtics-Nation,” realized big changes were on their way, after the club granted former bench boss Doc Rivers his release from his contract in Boston, to take over as head coach and Vice President of the Los Angeles Clippers, earlier this week. The other shoe dropped, or at least started to dangle, on Thursday night as the “Boston Globe” has reported that the Celtics have...
The Boston Celtics used the 16th overall pick on 20-year-old Lucas “Bebe” Nogueira, a lanky 7-foot, 220-pounder from Brazil who has tons of athleticism and raw talent, but will need a lot of polishing to get his game NBA ready (as it turned out Nogueira ended up with the Atlanta Hawks after a confusing multi team trade between the Celtics, Mavs and Hawks). Where Nogueira’s...
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Nets and Celtics are in advanced talks about a blockbuster deal that would send veterans, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to Brooklyn. The deal has reached ownership level and according to ESPN’s Marc Stein, has been presented to Garnett to waive his no-trade clause.
The Brooklyn Nets are in advanced talks with the Boston Celtics to...
Doc Rivers will have final say on all basketball decisions in his dual role as head coach and senior vice president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Clippers.
Rivers' job title places him above vice president of basketball operations Gary Sacks.
"I've always been open to working with the coach on everything and everybody incorporating our entire front office...
ESPN’s Bill Simmons is a die hard Boston Celtics fan. He doesn’t hide it or distant himself from that fact. It’s what his career is based on. Naturally, he had a lot to say about the recent move west by former Celtics head coach D0c Rivers to take over the Clippers. Simmons went on an emotional rant about Rivers saying he quit on the Celtics.
During Thursday night’s ESPN’s...
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Nets and Celtics are discussing blockbuster trade that would send 37-year-old, Kevin Garnett, and 35-year-old, Paul Pierce, to Brooklyn.
The Nets would reportedly send Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace, Tomike Shenglia and three first-round draft picks in exchange for the Celtics veterans.
Kevin Garnett has yet to be approached...
The Boston Celtics aren't going to get what they really need with the No. 16 pick in Thursday's NBA draft.
They won't be able to select a coach, unless general manager Danny Ainge has found a loophole in league rules that allowed him this week to trade Doc Rivers to the Los Angeles Clippers. And, with their only pick of the night coming in the middle of the first round...
Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry are already on their way
to Brooklyn, and a fourth former Celtic may find a home in the
borough this offseason, as well.
Straight like that.
ESPN NBA analyst Bill Simmons, who is an unabashed Boston Celtics fan, has been slandering the good name of one Doc Rivers saying that he he “quit” on the team, ever since he made it clear that he didn’t want to stick around for the rebuilding years.
Last night during ESPN’s NBA Draft coverage, Rivers was asked about the Celtics blockbuster trade with...
Let’s forget about Kevin Garnett for a second. Had he (and he most certainly will) retired with ay other team other than the Boston Celtics, it would have been okay. As much as Garnett has become a part of Celtics lore and has embodied what it means to be a Celtic, he was never originally a Celtic. He came to help Paul Pierce win a title, just like Ray Allen did.
Paul Pierce is...
Not sure what to call this digital art/commentary but it certainly brings us no delight this afternoon as reality of an ending era is made palpable by the recent departure of Doc Rivers and current talk of moving KG and Pierce to Brooklyn.
But recall when this current crop of Celtics were brought together back in 2007-08 and how the proverbial window was conservatively estimated...