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Paul Pierce (left) and Kevin Garnett (right) may have played their last game in a Celtics uniform.
As the Boston Celtics head into the off-season, they have many questions to answer. The first is whether they should retain captain Paul Pierce?
Pierce could make $15.3 million this season unless the Celtics buy out Pierce for $5 million. If the Celtics choose to buy out Pierce, they will have to do it by June 30th. The issue is that the Celtics are already committed to $76 million for next season. If they buy out Pierce, they still do not have a lot of money to spend since they save just $10 million and they are already over the salary cap (likely to be in the neighborhood of $59 million). If the Celtics do cut ties with their franchise cornerstone, this could lead to Kevin Garnett also leaving the franchise. Garnett said after the Game 6 loss to the New York Knicks that his future is tied with Pierce. Head coach Doc Rivers left the door open to the possibility of leaving the Celti...
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The offseason is here for the Boston Celtics, and in just a couple of months, they will begin the process of putting next year’s team together. We will take a look at the current Celtics and try to figure out what to do with each of them. We begin today with the biggest question on the roster right now, the captain, Paul Pierce.
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To a twenty-two year old Boston Celtics fan like myself, Paul Pierce is the Boston Celtics. The same way my father and other middle-aged Celtics fans admire Larry Bird, I admire Paul Pierce. Maybe he wasn't a three-time NBA champion or a two-time NBA Most Valuable Player like Bird was, but the way he stuck with the franchise through thick and thin is admirable to a fan...
Photo credit: David Butler II/USA TODAY Sports Damn it. As always, it ended too soon. They should have gone further. They should have done better. They had so much more to say. The writers here at CLNS Radio had so much more to say. Instead, the Boston Celtics have canceled their plans for heading back to Madison Square Garden for Game 7. Instead Kevin Garnett and co. will be...
Paul Pierce's future with the Celtics is in question.Danny Ainge may be giving the players some time away from basketball, but we are calling every player on the roster into our Celtics Town offices for their exit interviews for the rest of this week. Here’s the first in the series: Paul Pierce.Paul,You’ll have to pardon us (and by “us,” of course, I mean the entire Celtics...
The offseason is here for the Boston Celtics, and in just a couple of months, they will begin the process of putting next year’s team together. We will take a look at the current Celtics and try to figure out what to do with each of them. We continue today with Kevin Garnett.
Kevin Garnett finds himself in a significantly better position than Paul Pierce (profiled at great...
With the Celtics having been unceremoniously booted from the first round of the NBA playoffs, there are major questions whether the team’s two longtime stars, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, will return to lead Boston for at least one more year.
Both Garnett and Pierce are under contract next season — and Garnett one more beyond that — but the Celtics also hold a $5 million...
Kevin Garnett has announced to close friends that he's retiring from NBA, according to a source.The source, close to Garnett, told ESPN that Garnett will have to have surgery on not one but both ankles during the off season, and that he came the decision that he wouldn't be healthy to compete next season with the Boston Celtics.Two teammates claim that after the Game 6...
In his 18th season in the NBA, Kevin Garnett is still an incredibly valuable player.
You can see some of that value in his stats (14.8 points and 7.8 rebounds per game in just 29.7 minutes), you can see it on the scoreboard (the Celtics were 6 points better per 100 possessions this season with KG on the court, compared to when he sat), and you can see it in the MVP voting.
Your browser does not support iframes. WEEI play-by-play for the Boston Celtics, Cedric "Cornbread" Maxwell, chimes in on his thoughts about Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Doc Rivers returning next season. You may be a bit surprised by Max's take...
Last season, Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers said he was positive Kevin Garnett was coming back for another year. Now, with rumors circulating that the big man could be mulling retirement, the coach isn’t sure, according to Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston."I have no clue," Doc admitted. "I was positive last year [he was coming back]. I'm not as sure this year...
The question of the day is, “What now for the Celtics?”
After the C’s were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs, the futures of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo and Doc Rivers were immediately questioned. The Celtics’ offseason will be everything but routine, considering that the team has some serious decisions to make.
Danny Ainge could opt to have one more...
The Celtics and Lakers are down once again. But are they out? The cities of Boston and Los Angeles are home to the two preeminent franchises in the National Basketball Association. Their names are forever linked with each other, and are forever symmetrical with professional basketball. The Celtics and Lakers. The Lakers and Celtics. However, for the first time in 20 years, both...
Following the elimination of our Boston Celtics last Friday you may have found your TL in twitter filled with articles of the main reporters out there citing the likeliness of the end of the Garnett era in Boston. That, coupled with the logical sadness after falling to the Knicks may have colored your basketball dreams in black gloom.
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Ronald Martinez/ Getty Images BOSTON—I want # 7 back. No, not Trot Nixon or J.D. Drew but “Big Al” Jefferson. He has not donned a Celtic Green uniform since the end of the 2007 season. In case you forgot, he was part of the blockbuster Kevin Garnett deal that helped the Celtics win Banner 18, one that up until that juncture, had been eluding them for 18 seasons. He began...