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When the Celtics waived Dionte Christmas and Jamar Smith yesterday, speculation began on what the next step would be. Christmas had become a fan favorite and had impressed coach Tyronn Lue in summer league. He also had become close to Jason Terry, who took the rookie guard under his wing. There were several articles touting Christmas as having the inside track to gain one of the two open roster spots. His size, versatility and ability to defend were given as reasons that he was on track to make the team. So, it couldn't have been an easy decision to cut Christmas.
At the same time news came out that Christmas and Smith were waived, the fact that Kris Joseph would get one of those coveted two spots also was announced. This is no surprise as Danny used a draft pick on him and he has a lot of potential. The Celtics like what they have seen from him so far, but he has a ways to go before he gets meaningful rotation minutes. This would be a signing for the future. But wha...
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Figures, I leave the computer for 30 minutes and the Celtics sign a veteran point guard. We all knew that a veteran was coming after Dionte Christmas and Jamar Smith were waived yesterday. I had a feeling that they already had the player in place that they were going to sign or they wouldn't have cut them now.
The Celtics added veteran combo guard Leandro Barbosa to the...
I think Scal was the first person I heard who compared Jeff Green to Laker great James Worthy. Then it kind of caught on because I heard both Mike and Tommy make those comparisons. And fans were starting to make the comparison on a regular basis. Then he dunked on Jason Kidd and we got the comparison again.
But Jeff didn't like being compared to James Worthy without Worthy...
Jason Terry told CLNS he is ready to lead after his first game in the Garden as a Celtic. Rajon Rondo had 11 assists in extended preseason minutes Tuesday night. KG talked the state of the Celtics defense after losing to Brooklyn. Courtney Lee also made his Garden debut Tuesday night. Armond Hill was the [...]
We know it's bound to happen once in a while. The head coach has a player's back and the ref has enough and out goes the coach. It's happened a few times with Doc and will probably happen again. Last night, Doc put his coaches in that position by staying in the locker room after the half. Word is that Doc just wanted to watch the presidential debate but that's...
The NOC has been doing behind-the-scenes videos with new Celtic Jason Terry. In the most recent edition just released, JET and Dionte Christmas play a game of pick-up basketball against 5 female basketball players. Hopefully this wasn't the reason Christmas got waived from the team!
The Boston Celtics have signed free agent guard Leandro Barbosa.
He will fill in as the backup point guard while Avery Bradley recovers from shoulder surgery.
Barbosa appeared in 64 games for Toronto and Indiana last season, averaging 11 points and 1.5 assists per game. He was the leading scorer for Brazil at the London Olympics.
Barbosa was the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year...
Free agent guard Leandro Barbosa has reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Boston Celtics, league sources tell Yahoo! Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) October 17, 2012
More coming as news trickles out.
I love our team this season but here are some thoughts pertaining to the team. It is foggy here in San Francisco so this was the best lighting I could get. Comment and ask me any questions, I will promise and answer.
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Paul Pierce interview via Mike Petraglia. Courtney Lee and KG interviews via Chris Forsberg.
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The new look Nets came to town to face-up against the Boston Celtic’s at home in the TD Garden. Brooklyn entered the Garden as one of the most improved teams in the Atlantic Division and hope to compete for a division title. The Nets were able to hold onto their franchise player, Deron Williams by bringing in six time NBA All-Star Joe Johnson. The Celtics and their fans have gotten...
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1st time all star? Comeback player of the year? Top 25 player in the NBA? How about all three. Jeff Green is back and his resurgence is as important to the Celtic's future as is Rondo's steady climb to become and maintain the title of the league's best playmaker. What is even more important is their connection and how they are able to make eachother better. The duo of...
8 a.m. ET: Any Bostonians with a diehard craving for live
preseason basketball can finally get their fill when the Celtics host the
Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday. Afterward, hopefully those fans can also get
Kevin Garnett presumably will be back in the starting lineup
after getting the night off Monday in the first game of a back-to-back set.
Whatever other machinations...