Found July 11, 2013 on
Over the last two years, the usual No. 34, No. 5 and No. 9 jerseys at TD Garden have gradually be joined by a new digit: Zero. Avery Bradley‘s jersey has become a fan favorite, especially among a younger set of fans for whom the championship of 2008 is just a distant memory. (It doesn’t seem like that long ago, but a Celtics fan born on the day the team clinched its last championship would be beginning kindergarten this fall.) In just two short NBA seasons — his rookie year was mostly spent watching from the bench or playing in the D-League — Bradley has come to personify what the Celtics perceive to be their identity. The question is, what is that identity worth? Bradley, 22, will make a shade over $2.5 million this season as the incumbent starting shoot guard. That’s more than a fair rate for a defensive menace, tricky cutter without the ball and capable corner 3-point shooter. Ardent Bradley fans would even argue he has greater value as a “glue” guy for a team in transition. The ...

Your Morning Dump… Where Brandon Bass isn’t paid enough to play GM

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. Bass sometimes checks just to make sure he’s still a Celtic, but he leaves the rest of it to others. He doesn’t want to ponder the hoop hypotheticals. “I don’t know, man,” Bass said. “I don’t really...

Boston Celtics take out full page ad to thank Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett

It doesn’t seem that long ago that the Boston Celtics landed Kevin Garnett from the Minnesota Timberwolves for a bevy of other players. The move catapulted the C’s from a league doormat to the top of the heap in the NBA, along with the signing of Ray Allen. Garnett and Allen formed a new Big 3 with Paul Pierce, and somewhat spurred a new trend in the NBA because of the immediate...

Jeff Green, Jared Sullinger, Courtney Lee Reject ‘Rebuilding’ Talk With Celtics

A lot people — including their own top personnel man — seem to think the Celtics are not going to be very good next season. Three members of the Celtics’ young core are not among those people. Speaking with reports at the Orlando Summer League, Jeff Green, Courtney Lee and Jared Sullinger bristled at talk of the Celtics “tanking” or “rebuilding” in the near future....

Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Jason Terry Brooklyn Nets Jerseys Already For Sale (Photo)

The trade sending Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry to the Brooklyn Nets became official Friday, and the Nets wasted no time getting their new acquisitions’ black-and-white jerseys up for sale. The team listed authentic and replica jerseys of Garnett, Pierce and Terry for sale on its online store, selling the home white and road black versions. The authentic Garnett adidas...

Celtics add Shrewsberry to coaching staff

Baxter Holmes, Boston Globe: Purdue men's basketball assistant coach Micah Shrewsberry, who was an assistant under Brad Stevens at Butler University, is set to join Stevens' staff in Boston as an assistant coach, sources close to the situation told the Globe Thursday. Shrewsberry joins assistants Jay Larranaga and Jamie Young on the Celtics' coaching staff. Both Larranaga...

Kevin Garnett To Wear No. 2 For Nets To Honor Former Teammate Malik Sealy

Friday, Kevin Garnett officially became a Brooklyn Net, and along with a new team, the 18-year NBA veteran will also be sporting a new jersey number this season. After wearing No. 5 with the Celtics for the last six seasons, the future Hall of Famer will wear No. 2 for the Nets to honor his former Timberwolves teammate, Malik Sealy, who was killed by a drunk driver in 2000 as he...

Longtime Boston Celtics Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett Say Goodbye to Boston, Hello to Brooklyn

July 12 marks an important date for the Boston Celtics’ and Brooklyn Nets’ history as Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett move on from a tremendous era and say hello to a new beginning. The Celtics, one of the most storied franchises in all sports, upped their loyalty and respect to their players. Their latest gesture includes a full-page ad in the Boston Globe.   Hours later, when...

Report: Carmelo Anthony wanted Knicks to trade for Rajon Rondo earlier this summer

In less than 48 hours, the Celtics and Nets will finalize their mega-deal, and Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett will officially be gone. It's going to be tough to see them go, but at the very least most Celtics fans understand the deal. Boston needs to rebuild, and picking up three first round picks in exchange for two guys on the wrong side of 35 is a good deal for the long term...

Photo: Boston Globe dedicates full page to Pierce, Garnett

The trade sending Celtics greats Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to Brooklyn was made official on Friday, and the Boston Globe sent the two off with a full-page ad.

Jason Kidd discusses Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Jason Terry at Orlando Pro Summer League

Kevin Garnett dunks on his new coach, Jason Kidd. ORLANDO- Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd spoke to media for the first time since the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets blockbuster trade became official Friday afternoon prior to the Nets final summer league game at the Amway Center. The final iteration of the trade sends Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Jason Terry, and D.J. White to the...

Olynyk impresses, Melo struggles as Celtics fall to Rockets in summer league action

Summer league day 4 action today in Orlando as the Rockets knocked off the Celtics 85-78. I've now watched 240 minutes of Celtics summer league action over the past four days, and therefore I think if anyone has the ability to judge Tim Abromaitis and Phil Pressey, it's me. Click to enlarge box score - Kelly Olynyk struggled a bit on defense but once again starred on...

Celtics-Nets deal finally becomes official

The deal that the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets agreed to during last month’s NBA Draft has become official today with the opening of the NBA offseason trade window. The deal sends Celtics veterans Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry to Brooklyn and signals a definite start to the C’s rebuilding period. Here’s a full breakdown of the deal: Nets get: Paul Pierce Kevin...

Sources: Celtics Hire Micah Shrewsberry As Assistant Coach, Also Considering Ron Adams

The Boston Celtics have hired Micah Shrewsberry as an assistant coach, according to a sources with knowledge of the situation. Shrewsberry spent four years under Brad Stevens at Butler, before joining the Purdue staff in 2011. Stevens is also expected to hire an experienced lead assistant, with league sources indicating Ron Adams is being considered for that position. Adams was let...

Shrewsberry leaves Purdue for the Celtics

Purdue coach Micah Shrewsberry will join Brad Stevens and the Boston Celtics, a source confirmed to Boiler Sports Report.

Painter can be creative with new hire

The news of Micah Shrewsberry's departure to the Boston Celtics surprised just about everybody in West Lafayette, but not head coach Matt Painter. Now, Purdue must move on without its ace recruiter. Painter can be creative in finding a replacement.
NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.