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Well, we knew a backcourt of just Jason Terry, Courtney Lee, and Avery Bradley would not last the rest of the season, and sure enough, per Chris Forsberg at ESPN — the Celtics swapped the injured Leandro Barbosa for Jordan Crawford.Yes, he is another combo guard with little ball handing skills. Yes the Celtics need a shooting guard with size or a point guard who can handle, and Crawford is neither. Yes he looks funny when he dribbles the ball up the court.He is a guard, and he can score, and Boston picked him up for Barbosa who was out for the rest of the season on a one-year deal. I can only complain so much, ya know?Unexpected bonus– Crawford was the player responsible for dunking on Lebron James, at Lebron’s skills academy, which prompted Mr. James to throw a hissy-fit trying to confiscate the video footage. A stretch, but I will take any mental advantage against last year’s MVP and NBA champion (see: Delonte West).
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Should Pierce get traded, the 27 point comeback vs. the Nets in 2002 will always be my favorite Truth moment
Accoring to Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated, the Celtics are shopping Captain Paul Pierce, but a move remains unlikely because of what they are looking for.
Boston shopping Pierce, but not just looking to offload him. Asking for expiring contracts and draft picks. Move...
According to Celtics radio play-by-play man Sean Grande KG is sitting out tonight to rest.
Kevin Garnett (rest) will not play tonight in Phoenix.It's the first game he's missed this year.
— Sean Grande (@SeanGrandePBP) February 23, 2013
Garnett has played in all 54 games this season, but the C's will have to find a way to avoid an 0-3 start to the road trip without...
Boston Celtics star Kevin Garnett was heckled at Wednesday night's game at the Staples Center by a Los Angeles Lakers fan who simply shouted "Kevin!" over and over again.
ESPN microphones picked up the fan very clearly heckling Garnett at one point during the second quarter as Dwight Howard was shooting free throws.
Although not very creative on the fan'...
Wizards/Celts deal sending Jordan Crawford to Boston will not be for C Fab Melo, per source. Teams still working.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) February 21, 2013
Source: Wizards guard Jordan Crawford will be traded to the Celtics.
— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) February 21, 2013Jordan Crawford desperately wanted trade from Wizards, Celtics taking a flyer, NBA.com reports...
The Boston Celtics currently sit with a roster of 13 bodies, but two — Rajon Rondo and Jared Sullinger — will miss the rest of the 2013 season.
The Celtics may be looking to add a big man to their core, and one name that has popped up is DJ White. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Boston Celtics will look to sign the former Charlotte Bobcat to a 10-day contract.
As the NBA trade deadline nears, the Washington Wizards traded guard Jordan Crawford to the Boston Celtics for Leandro Barbosa, league sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
Latest word out of Boston: Celtics making deadline-day run at player they've pursued before ... Tyreke Evans
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 21, 2013
Kings, until today, have been rejecting all interest in Tyreke. But @mr_jasonjones of Sacramento Bee reports Kings revisiting that stance— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 21, 2013
Milwaukee, Phoenix emerging as frontrunners...
The Celtics marched into Laker-land with dead feet and tired minds. You could see from the get go that the momentum they had built prior to the all-star break was drying up faster than Kevin Garnett's resolve.
We could argue and beat a dead horse about the lack of point guard play, but no one hardly speaks about the elephant in the room. The very real need for a rugged big...
Hearing that Celtics have former Charlotte big man D.J. White in their sights for 10-day deal now that White’s season in China is over
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 22, 2013
White’s yet another under-sized big (6’9″)… but at this point, under-sized bigs are better than no bigs.
White has had success at every level besides the NBA, really. His last D-League...
The NBA trade deadline is Thursday at 3 p.m., and so far nearly every member of the Celtics has been rumored in some sort of trade talks.
That list included Paul Pierce, who was reportedly mentioned in a deal that would send Pierce to Brooklyn in exchange for Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks and a first-round pick.
Pierce, now 35 years old, has spent his entire 14-year NBA career in...
Agent for Rajon Rondo, Bill Duffy, tells USAT that Boston GM Danny Ainge assured him today the Celtics PG won't be traded. Story to come.
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) February 20, 2013
Another update in a crazy time before the trade deadline, this new information seems to be pretty plausible. Rondo is currently out with a season-ending injury, so his value would not be very high...
No KG? No problem! This game wasn’t fun to watch if you are a Suns fan, and the forums showed. Jeff Green started at center for the C’s and had his way with them. The Suns fans were out in full quirkiness with their unabashed sorrow for their awful team. The only thing they got jacked up for was when the Morris’s bro and Garrett got some PT…. oh the good ‘ol days of getting...
The Boston Celtics beat the Phoenix Suns 113-88
CelticsLife Game Recap
Players are graded on a curve
Brandon Bass: 6 Points, 6 Rebounds
He didn't blow up offensively like most of the other players on the team, but he did put in some effort on the boards. It was a quiet game compared to everyone else tonight.
Jeff Green: 31 Points...
Rajon Rondo has been linked to a possible trade in several reports.
Led by Jeff Green's 31 points, the Boston Celtics cruised to a 25 point victory over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night. Highlights above, box score below.
Boston Celtics 113, Phoenix Suns 88 - FINAL - February 22, 2013
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