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The Celtics are at a crossroads this offseason, and they really won't know what they can do until they hear back from a future Hall of Famer. C's president Danny Ainge said that if Kevin Garnett does not retire, it's likely that the free agent would return to Boston. Ainge also said that there's a chance that Garnett will take a wait and see approach before deciding whether or not he wants to continue playing. Of course, the Celtics might be taking a gamble in sitting around and waiting, as they can't be totally sure what they would get from...

Kevin Garnett could hold up Boston's plans to rebuild with retirement decision

Kevin Garnett balled out during the NBA playoffs. Next year would be his 18th NBA season however, and he's 36 years old. He is on the books for just over $20 million next year too, and is contemplating retirement. If he does retire, or his rights are renounced by the Celtics, $20 million dollars is quite a number for Danny Ainge to work with. The Celtics are rebuilding, and that...

Top Ten Reasons Why Kevin Garnett Is Thinking About Retirement

10) Since he skipped college and has played in a bunch of playoff games, he's actually 73 years old9) Keeps getting called for fouls he totally did not commit, and his conscience just can not abide it8) These young'uns keep failing to show him the proper deference and respect when he elbows them in the groin7) If you had to hang out with, and defend the action of, Rajon Rondo...

Your Morning Dump… Where Danny wants to reload for another run

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. “I’m giving Kevin a little bit of space these last four or five days and we’ll continue to communicate,’’ Ainge said. “He has not made any decisions yet, but we’ll communicate soon.’’ When asked...

Flip Saunders is Confident In Kevin Garnett’s Return To The Celtics

Flip Saunders knows Kevin Garnett almost as well as anybody in NBA circles. Saunders coached Garnett for a while back in KG’s Minnesota Timberwolves’ days. One would tend to believe then that when it comes to KG, anything that Saunders has to say about the future of the 14- time All-Star Forward/Center has got to [...]

Ainge: Garnett Considering Retirement

Danny Ainge shed some light on Kevin Garnett's impending free agency.

Report: Boston Celtics showing interest in Jared Sullinger

When news broke on Monday that Ohio State power forward Jared Sullinger had been medically red-flagged with a back issue, you could pretty much hear the footsteps of numerous NBA executives running away from drafting him. At the same time, you could only imagine the smiles of other team execs sitting outside of the lottery hoping that the All-American falls to them. According...

Danny Ainge’s difficult task

Sometime within the next month or so, Danny Ainge needs to acquire at least nine more players, determine what to do with his team’s three draft picks, make decisions on the team’s 19 million (approximate) free agents, and formulate a plan for rebuilding, whether that plan begins now or following a year or two in which all of (or most of) the Core Four remain in place as a bridge...

Danny Ainge Cites Fan Enthusiasm as Factor in Celtics' New Partnership With Red Claws (Video)

PORTLAND, Maine -- Since the Maine Red Claws came into existence three years ago, the NBA Development League club has consistently been among the highest-drawing D-League teams. Either Mainers are really into basketball and are happy to have a professional team in their state, or they are desperate for any indoor entertainment during the brutal winter months. No matter the reason...

Ainge Hopes To Reload For Another Run At Title

Danny Ainge hopes to reload the Celtics for another run at the title.

Comparison of Big 3 Intros: Boston Celtics (2007) vs Miami Heat (2010)

With the Miami Heat on the cusp of winning their first NBA title in the "Big 3" / "Miami Thrice" era, this is an interesting video which compares the introduction of the Boston Celtics Big Three (Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen) in 2007 to that of the Heat (LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh) in 2007.  

The 11 Most Significant Injuries in Modern NBA Playoff History.

There’s never a good time to get injured, but is there a worst time than when it counts the most?

Hibbert Top Target for C's?

From Boston Globe: Celtics general manager Danny Ainge (left) has money to play with for the first time since assembling the new Big Three in the summer of 2007. Ainge has $30.5 million committed to Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo, Avery Bradley, and JaJuan Johnson, and that's it. That leaves plenty of cash to sign other players and fill out the roster. Some of that money could be...

Celtics may or may not have given promise to Royce White

Royce White canceled the remainder of his workouts, teams believed he received an NBA Draft promise, reporters investigated which team did that, Chad Ford found a source who claimed it was the Boston Celtics, Sam Amick found a source who denied it was the Boston Celtics, and Dan Duggan quoted a source saying the Celtics as a rule don’t give promises.Where that leaves us, I...

Nicholson, Harkless and Melo are potential draft targets

During an appearance yesterday on WEEI, Danny Ainge said he does not expect the Celtics to select a transcendent player: “[The draft is] not that deep, no,” Ainge said Wednesday afternoon. “It won’t have as many transcendent players as [the 2003] draft had. But I think when people say it’s deep, I think that you might get a player that can break into your rotation at 30...

Celtics' Ed Lacerte selected as Athletic Trainer of the Year

Celtics Press Release: BOSTON – The National Basketball Athletic Trainers Association named Ed Lacerte as their 2011-12 recipient of the Joe O’Toole Athletic Trainer of the Year. The award is chosen each year by his peers to be recognized for exemplary achievement or outstanding service to the NBA, the National Basketball Athletic Trainers Association or his community. Lacerte...
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