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Boston Globe:President of basketball operations Danny Ainge said he had a private conversation with Rondo regarding his third suspension in nine months, and he understands that Rondo’s temper and passion won’t change.
“Rondo and I talked and I think Rondo is not happy with the fact that he’s not there on this team in the next two games,” Ainge said Friday. “I think that’s the most important thing. Rondo’s a very emotional player, he’s a tough competitor. And I think he realizes that it’s more important to play.”
When asked about Rondo’s growing reputation as a volatile player, Ainge said: “I think [three suspensions in nine months] is high. I just hope the next nine months is better.
“Hey, listen, it’s not good. There’s nothing good about it but I love the kid, he’s a competitor, he’s a warrior, and he needs to be in control, and I’m confident he will.
“If it happens once in the next nine months, then maybe that’s progress instead of three times. I don’t expect that
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From Gary Washburn's twitter.
#Celtics team president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said team is not pressed to fill 15th spot, but PF/C is more of need than PG
— gary washburn (@GwashNBAGlobe) November 30, 2012
Obviously one of the key statement's here is that the C's are in no rush to fill the spot left by Darko, but it does signal which direction they are...
The Boston Celtics announced today that they have recalled forward Kris Joseph from their NBA Development League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws.
Joseph, a 6’7 forward, averaged 25.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.0 block in two games while on assignment.
Kris Joseph will be back in uniform with the C's tonight. The Celtics would have probably...
From ESPN Boston’s Chris Forsberg: Celtics officially recall Kris Joseph from Maine.about 4 hours ago via EchofonReplyRetweetFavorite@ESPNForsbergChris ForsbergJoseph hasn’t had an extended stay in the D-League, but it’s been quite successful so far, as he’s averaging 25.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in two games.This move, unfortunately, isn’t about Joseph’s success. It’s...
Rajon Rondo will miss the next two games while serving a suspension
Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo was suspended by the NBA on Thursday for his role in an altercation in Wednesday night’s game against the Brooklyn Nets. The total number of games was two, which is a slap on the wrist considering Rondo has been suspended twice already this calender year and David Stern has...
Rondo’s ‘determined to show I can become a leader’ campaign took a hit in many people’s eyes when he lost his composure in the game on Wednesday against the Nets. I do not see it that way, as he showed he can become the emotional leader once the days of Kevin Garnett are over. Sure he was short fused, but he also displayed unrivaled support for his teammates. There...
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Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers was asked for his reaction to the punishment handed down to the Spurs, and he was unfazed.
Herald Nothing soft about C’sNBA roundup: Thunder hold off Jazz 104-96, sweep homestand Courtney Lee lights spark as C’s pound Portland David Stern fine Spurs thoughts from Doc RiversDoc Rivers will point in-house to spell guard Celts cruise without Rondo, top Blazers 96-78 Globe Final, Celtics 96-Trailblazers 78 Jeff Green leads Celtics over Trail Blazers with 19 pointsDanny...
The Celtics have an open roster spot and Danny Ainge said that another big man is a more pressing need than a backup point guard.
The Celtics Dancers had a launch party this week for their first ever calendar. You can check out more pics on boston.com or watch the Dirty Water TV video of the event below.
photo via Yahoo NBA
The Celtics pasted the Portland Trailblazers at TD Garden tonight, 96-78. Courtney Lee and Jeff Green both stepped-up, and Kevin Garnett was vintage KG. He scored his 10 points on a variety of bank shots, fadeaways and sweet jumpers. Ticket also finished with 5 boards & 4 assists in 23 minutes. Jeff Green was aggressive from the jump and led the C’s with...
The story of the day is Greg Popovich's $250K fine for resting his players vs. the Heat. Doc reacts.
First of all this sets up a pretty heated Christmas Day game right off the bat. It should get some good ratings. You have to wonder if the league wanted to set up a rivalry between these two teams for ratings purposes. Yes, I know I'm getting into tinfoil hat areas here, but I can't help but wonder.
In the first outing between the Celtics and the Nets, Keith Bogans...
The Celtics were hungry. Hungry for a home victory after an emotional loss to the Nets on Wednesday night. A game that was filled of intense aggression. Rajon Rondo was suspended for two games for being too aggressive and intense, and knocking Kris Humphries literally into the stands. The C's wanted to come out and show their fans they're not going to lie down. That'...
Tommy started off in rare fashion with a rant on Rondo's suspension. Tommy is from an era when you stood up for each other and what Rondo did was a nightly occurrence. The whole league has gotten soft.
On Rondo's 2 game suspension "Absolutely overkill.For crying out loud he stood up for his teammate.""I'm yelling!I'm really yelling!