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Danny Ainge speaks with Celtics center Fab Melo at summer league in Orlando (Photo courtesy of Red’s Army)
ORLANDO- When I watch these Boston Celtics summer league games, I don’t view the game holistically; instead, I zoom my focus in on individual players, judging their actions and skills in an effort to predict what impact they could have in the regular season.
With Kelly Olynyk, it’s easy to see where he’ll fit in at the next level. The only other summer league player under contract with the Celtics–Fab Melo–is a much different story.
Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge drafted Melo with the 22nd overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft–one pick after he selected Jared Sullinger. Sullinger was the NBA-ready sure-thing (medical red flags withstanding), while Melo was a developmental project.
Only a year into Melo’s noteless career, it’s hard to imagine him ever becoming a valuable NBA player and he appears to be a wasted draft pick–especially when compared with this y...
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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...
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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...
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....
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.
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- Kelly Olynyk struggled a bit on defense but once again starred on...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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:
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...
Purdue coach Micah Shrewsberry will join Brad Stevens and the Boston Celtics, a source confirmed to Boiler Sports Report.
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.