Found September 01, 2013 on Celtics Life:
There are five players on the current Boston roster that the average Celtic enthusiast might consider as building blocks for the future: Rajon Rondo, Avery Bradley, Jeff Green, Jared Sullinger, and Kelly Olynyk.  For now I'm going to refer to them as the "core 5."  Most fans are probably hoping for that group to become the starting five as well, but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it. Any sort of success the C's have in 2013-2014 may likely depend on how well the "core 5" come together and develop as a unit.  My guess is their best chance for victories will be to get out and run as much as possible on offense, and simply work harder than their opponents on defense.  It appears new head coach Brad Stevens has a similar vision.  Stevens recently sat down with CSNNE's A. Sherrod Blakely, and shared some of his thoughts on the upcoming season: What style of play do you envision for this Celtics team, and will that be the same or ...

Your Morning Dump… Where Brad Stevens is lying to us about Rajon Rondo’s timeline

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.  Jared Sullinger hinted he might be back in December, and other reports have Rondo being ready by opening night in his rehab from offseason knee surgery. New Celtics head coach Brad Stevens has heard all the scenarios...

What to Expect From Brandon Bass in 2013-14

BOSTON -- In yesterday's edition of What to Expect, our panel of CLNS Celtics beat writers shared their thoughts on what they expect to see from Jeff Green during the 2013-14 season.  The general consensus seemed to be that Green is in line to have a breakout year on the offensive end of the floor, as all three participants predicted he would tally at least 20 points per game...

What to Expect From Keith Bogans in 2013-14

In  yesterday's edition of What to Expect, we discussed what the immediate future holds for Celtics forward, Brandon Bass.  Next in line is one of the new pieces Boston required in the blockbuster trade with the Brooklyn Nets, Keith Bogans. Read on to see what Rich and I expect from Bogans as he goes through his first year in Beantown. *Stat Predictions include minutes per...

Celtics won’t put timeline on Rajon Rondo’s return

Throughout the offseason, there have been talks that Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo could miss the first month of the regular season, he could be back at some point in December, or he could be ready to suit up for opening night. Whatever the case, head coach Brad Stevens is not interested in prognostication, as he told Tom Layman of the Boston Herald that he’s yet to hear...

Chris Wilcox Open To Playing Overseas

Chris Wilcox's primary goal is to return to the NBA for next season, but the veteran big man is also open to giving consideration to heading overseas. “I am open to going overseas,” Wilcox said. “At the same time, I would love to stay here in the NBA. If it’s something that I have to do, then I’ll do it.” It is unlikely Wilcox will return to the Boston Celtics.

Fiddlin' and Diddlin' Celtics Daily Links 9/1

 CelticsGreen   JR Smith Fans the Flames - Says Paul Pierce is BitterCelticsBlog   A brief look at two Boston Celtics training camp invites: DeShawn Sims and Kammron TaylorESPN   Camp invites in focusLex Nihil Novi  Mountain Man Leads Balanced Attack, as Blazers Hold off Buffalo Grampa Celtic Weighs InCLNS Radio  What to Expect From Jeff Green in 2013-14Red's Army ...

Surprise surprise, Fab Melo clears waivers

Fab Melo has cleared waivers, league source tells Y! — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) September 1, 2013 Actually not a surprise at all. If any team in the NBA wanted Fab for free they could of had him when the Celtics were offering him around the league like weed at Woodstock. The only team that would bite was Memphis and that was only if the Celtics kicked in cash to pay...

Stevens Will Let Celtics' Roster Dictate Style Of Play

Brad Stevens will adjust his system to the strengths of his players, instead of insisting that players fit the system. "I don't think style of play is defined by coaches,” Stevens said. “I think it's defined by who the players are. You try to fit with your players to the best of their abilities at both ends of the floor, while at the same time provide a framework...

Fiddlin' and Diddlin' Celtics Daily Links 3/31

 Herald  Brad Stevens: No timeline on Rondo Globe  Big names come out to TPC Boston for a little fun CelticsGreen   SQ13#38—Handling the Rookies Memphis Waives Former Celtic Fab Melo Celtics Invite Iowa State's Chris Babb to Training Camp CelticsBlog  PG Kammron Taylor invited to Celtics training camp The left behind effect - how will the Celtics players adjust to the...

It’s 1am. Do you know where your point guard is?

He’s in Houston. Doing the two-step with the newly married Brandon Bass! Congrats BB! Thanks to Adna for the tip:

Kris Humphries: 'There should be a support group for husbands of the Kardashians'

Soon-to-be (or eventual depending on how you choose to look at it) ex-husband of Kim Kardashian Kris Humphries feels that Lamar Odom is being targeted in the wake of the news surrounding his alleged drug abuse. A source close to Humphries who was traded to the Boston Celtics this offseason was quoted in an article on RadarOnline as saying that Humphries "knows first-hand"...

Fiddlin' and Diddlin' Celtics Daily Links - 9/2

 CelticsGreen  Damen Bell-Holter - Another Training Camp InviteCongratulations to Mr and Mrs Brandon BassCelticsBlog  NBA Comparison: MarShon BrooksWhy Watch Next Season?Celtic Heart ESPN  Add Bell-Holter to camp list Summer Forecast: Thanks to C's bloggers Lex Nihil Novi  Recently Acquired Kermit Washington Helps Celtics Hold Off Nets, and Furious Fourth Quarter RallyThe...

Karl on the Kayak Episode 8-Featuring Dan the Camera Man

Back after a 3 month hiatus. Talking Celtics, bull sharks, gingers, Tom Brady, and my favorite summer moments from the banks of the Potomac. Good to be back. Thanks as always to Dan the Camera man for filming. I am coming to Boston next weekend and will be doing an episode from the Charles River. Come by and watch! Follow me on Twitter-Karl_Dillinger

Stevens: Rondo 'progressing really well'

Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens played in the pro-am at the Deutsche Bank Championship on Thursday at TPC of Boston in Norton and fielded some basketball questions after his round. Asked about the health of rehabbing point guard Rajon Rondo and Jared Sullinger's recent statement that Rondo might not be back until December Stevens told the Worcester Telegram & Gazette...

Stevens won’t put timetable on Rondo

The two main questions surrounding the Boston Celtics right now is when Rajon Rondo will return and when he does will they trade him? The Boston media has asked every member of the organization that they see when Rondo will be back and the answers have been all over the place. We’ve heard it could be soon. We’ve heard it could be December. One person who won’t put a timetable...
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