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I spent the latter half of yesterday trying to hitch-hike to Danny Ainge’s house so I could hand-deliver a bouquet of roses and kiss him on his pretty little feet. Not really, but you can imagine what it would have been like if I did.Ainge had a creatively awesome offseason, rebuilding Boston’s bench (damn near from scratch, people!) while establishing a youthful identity that’s being overshadowed by the presence of the New-Age Big Three but still fucking rocks.The wizard (even though he spent $36 million on a backup small forward, which actually could look like a good deal one day) told CSNNE he’s content with the current Boston Celtics roster but still won’t close the door on further acquisitions prior to opening night.“I’m always looking for ways to improve the team,” Ainge told CSNNE.com. “I like our team; I like our guys. But I’m always looking. You’re never going to hear me say, ‘I’m done.’ Because you never know what may open up down the road or in the near future.”Ainge
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It's no secret that Danny Ainge is a controversial figure in Boston. The Perk trade had people calling for his head. The constant Rondo trade rumors the last two seasons had people questioning his ability as a general manager. However, I've always thought Danny was a good manager and knew what was best for the Celtics. He has proved it this off-season.
Someone as brash...
Greg Stiemsma, who agreed to a one-year deal worth $3 million with Minnesota earlier this week, said tonight that his experience as a Celtic last season was invaluable.
That said, business was business. The Celtics weren’t prepared to offer the young center anything more than the $1 million qualifying offer they made to him last month.
“I’m not surprised. I...
One underrated aspect of Danny Ainge’s offseason manna from heaven is that, just like last year, he managed to stock the roster with quality human beings who are likely to form a cohesive locker room and maybe even help several elderly women cross the street. Jason Terry, Courtney Lee, Jeff Green, Jared Sullinger and Chris Wilcox make a second unit that will have considerably...
The Celtics generate a lot of revenue. As a big market team with a massive following, they make a bunch of money… and they will spend it on their roster if they have to.
Mark Deeks at ShamSports.com put together a very comprehensive listing of every dollar every team paid in the luxury tax in the nine years it’s been in use. Here are the relevant highlights:
In looking at this season's schedule, the first thing I did was to circle a few dates of key matchups. Of course, there is the Celtics at Heat opener at 8:00 PM on TNT. Ray's first visit back to Boston will be on January 27. Miami visits the Garden again on March 18 and the Celtics finish the series at Miami on April 12.
Perk and the Thunder visit Boston on November...
Jared Sullinger, aka Sully, aka Smokey the Swag Bear... whatever you want to call him now, you'll be calling him a Celtics starter at some point this season. You can book that.
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This week in What the Hell Happened To, we remember yet another in an endlessly long line of players in Celtics' history who came to the team after being an All Star elsewhere and fulfilled the dream to win an NBA title. Scott Wedman was acquired by the Celtics in what turned out to be a steal, a trade for first round pick Darren Tillis. He had come to the Celtics as one...
XMas Day NBA Games: Boston @ Brooklyn; Knicks @ Lakers; Thunder @ Heat; Houston @ Bulls; Nuggets @ Clippers.16 minutes ago via TweetDeckReplyRetweetFavorite@SpearsNBAYahooMarc J. Spears #Celtics vs. #Heat: Jan. 27 and Mar. 18 in Boston / Oct. 30 and Apr. 12 in Miami7 minutes ago via TweetDeckReplyRetweetFavorite@JCameratoNBAJessica CameratoFull schedule here.
Once again, we look at this day in Celtics history as a day of sadness and pride. One of the quickest and most herky jerky players in the league. He was supposed to carry the torch after Larry.
July 27, 1993 - Reggie Lewis was pronounced dead at 7:30 p.m. at Waltham-Weston hospital after collapsing while practicing at Brandeis University earlier in the day...
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Jeff Green has agreed to the framework of a four-year deal with the Celtics.
The Boston Celtics schedule was revealed last night back to the 82 game grind we know and love after last years condensed behemoth.
In addition to the aforementioned Ray Allen return, there are a couple of other key games on the schedule as well.
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As I've said before, I let my Insider subscription lapse last season because I was really upset with the NBA for the lockout and all of the games they were playing. But this year, I'm very excited about the roster Danny has put together and re-upped my subscription to Insider and I'm glad I did. There are great tidbits about the Celtics like the one I found in David...