Found October 08, 2012 on Waiting For Next Year:

For the past several years, the great Boston Celtics blog has hosted an annual NBA Bloggers Preview. Basically, every day leading up to the start of the season, one team is previewed by some of the best writers on their team blogs, and then once the division is done, we will post the links to all the previews.

The Cavaliers preview day is tomorrow, so check back then for our preview of the upcoming season. In the meantime, though, check out all the excellent links below to start getting your fill of NBA goodness before the season starts.

Can Andrew Bogut stay healthy this season, and if so, what will his impact on the Warriors be?

And is Harrison Barnes going to make the Cavaliers regret not taking him for years to come? Can the additions of Lamar Odom, Jamal Crawford, and Grant Hill be the missing pieces to put the Clippers into Western Conference Champion contenders? Can anyone in the West stop the new Lakers with their powerhouse lineup of Nash, Kobe, Gasol, Dwight….and Antawn Jamison? What’s going to happen to the Suns now that they have finally lost Steve Nash? Did the Kings do anything this offseason to get themselves into the playoffs in the West so the Cavaliers can finally have their draft pick?

These are just a few of the many questions facing these teams in this upcoming season. To read about these issues and so much more, please pour yourself a cup of coffee and take a few minutes to read all these great previews:

Pacific Division

Golden State Warriors: Golden State of Mind

Los Angeles Clippers: Clips Nation | Gunnerz!

Los Angeles Lakers: Silver Screen and Roll | Hardwood Hype

Phoenix Suns: Bright Side of the Sun | ValleyoftheSuns

Sacramento Kings: Sactown Royalty


Rondo: This is Our Best Shot

Rajon Rondo on winning a title: "This is our best shot...If this team buys into the system the sky's the limit with the championship." — Molly McGrath (@MollyAMcGrath) October 7, 2012 We know that Jason Terry has said several times that he is pretty confident in this team and that he feels that they will win it all this year. Rondo has said that this is the best...

Celtics Close Out Europe Trip With Big 105-75 Win

The Celtics closed out their European camp with a big win over EA7 Emporio Armani Milano. The play of starters and bench alike had Celtics fans feeling very good about the upcoming season. The turnovers that plagued their first game were gone and the defense was tighter and players seem to be getting more used to playing with each other. Sully, Darko and Green all impressed...

GreenLight Madness 2012 Champion: Paul Pierce

Congrats to Paul Pierce who wins the GreenLight Madness 2012 tournament with the play of the year.  You, the readers voted The Truth’s cold-blooded three in Game 5 at Miami, as the play of the year with 75% of the votes over Avery Bradley’s block on Dwyane Wade.  Thank you all for participating in the tournament this year and enjoy the 2012-2013 season that is...

Celtics defense suffocates EA7 Milano, 105-75

It was a close game in the first quarter despite Rajon Rondo's brilliant 17 points on 7-for-7 shooting in the opening frame. Then the Celtics defense kicked in, they held the Italians to 4-of-19 shooting in that second quarter and that was pretty much the story of the game. Rajon Rondo's 17 ended up tying for the team lead with Jeff Green. Paul Pierce added 14 on 4-of...

Darko Milicic Could Bring Depth to Front Line and Other Impressions From Celtics' Win in Milan

Cross Italy off the list of countries that the Celtics hope never receive NBA expansion franchises. Turkey rocketed to the top of that list Friday, when Fenerbahce Ulker led most of the way before handing the Celtics a confounding loss in the exhibition opener. Another stinker against AC Emporio Armani Milano on Sunday might have raised some serious doubts as to whether this team...

Video: Jason Terry asks fans for their autographs

Here's the newest video from the NOC series, "Jason Terry is a Celtic."Also check out: Video: Jason Terry learns a Boston AccentVideo: "Jason Terry is a Celtic" trailer

David Stern: ‘I’m a Celtics Fan’

Stern followed the remark by saying, when it comes to international competition…My most important take away from the Commissioners interview with A. Sherrod Blakely, he says that the new flopping rule will be eased in.

Video: “Jason Terry is a Celtic” Episode 2

A new video from NOCtv featuring Jet turning the tables on Boston fans. Watch as he surprises CelticNation by asking them for their autographs. This is episode 2 in NOCtv’s “Jason Terry is a Celtic” series. You can peep Episode 1 over at NOCtv’s YouTube channel.

Fiddlin' and Diddlin' Daily Links 10/7

Herald  Green means go Pierce faces his world audience Doc trying not to paint Sullinger into box Globe  Celtics coach Doc Rivers works on mental game with Darko Milicic, Rajon Rondo Sports Log Celtics Green  Preview: Celtics at EA7 Emporio Armani Milano 10/7 Some Fun Odds and Ends from the Celtics I Told You It Was the Play of the Game Confidence Key for Another Celtic...

This time Darko is ready

Darko Milicic should have never be drafted with the second pick in 2003 NBA draft. You already know the story so I will save you the time to read it over again. The fact is that he should have never been part of that first round or maybe even of the whole draft itself. Maybe one year later or maybe just not drafted at all would have been much better for all, Milicic included. At...

Positional Battles

The Celtics have a deep team this season and because of that, there are going to be some battles for playing time and for starting and back up positions. The Celtics are a close bunch and have developed great chemistry already, but that won't stop them from competing hard to win playing time. Larry Bird used to credit Greg Kite for making them a championship team because Kite...

What we learned from the Boston Celtics Eurotrip

The Celtics recently wrapped up a two game European swingThe Boston Celtics recently finished up a two game preseason schedule in Europe with mixed results. Of course that means that it is time to blow everything completely out of proportion. Let’s get going:This shouldn’t surprise anyone, but Rajon Rondo looked to be in complete control throughout the entire trip. As usual,...

Fiddlin' and Diddlin' Daily Links 10/9

Herald Celts hope trip stirs up winning mixOlimpia Milano coach can dream of GreenTop rookie with anxiety issue joins Rockets’ camp Globe Celtics experience success and adversity, develop chemistry on European journeyCeltics Green There's Only One Roster ConcernRondo: This is Our Best Shot Incredible Dodgeball Video Is Doc Inventing a New Position with Darko?Celtics Life...

A Puncher's Chance

First of all, it's good to see Zach Lowe writing again. After leaving SI, he's now writing for Grantland. In his first article, he details the contenders and everyone else. He lists just 4 teams as "The Real Contenders" including the Heat, Thunder, Lakers and Spurs. In the next tier, he lists just one team with "A Puncher's Chance", the Boston...

Celtics season preview

The Celtics revamped ‘Big Three’ look to build on last season’s impressive playoff run As the weather starts getting colder, with the Red Sox officially done and the Patriots still trying to find their way early on in this season, it is time for the NBA to return. At the time this was published, training camp has since gotten underway, the regular season just a few short weeks...
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