Found July 01, 2012 on Celtics Town:
Ray Allen is 37 years old, Kevin Garnett is 36 and Paul Pierce will turn 35 before the 2012-13 regular season begins. Danny Ainge swore he would not be like Red Auerbach, that he would not keep the Big Three Celtics together past their expiration date. But still, the hope is to retain the same core next season and enter year six of a three-year plan. (Yahoo!)“We want to get the band back together and add to it,” Rivers told Yahoo! Sports by phone. “We have a great locker room with no issues. Guys want to be back and want to be a part of this.”Part of Ainge’s hesitancy to blow up the nucleus, as evidenced by Boston getting within 10 minutes of the NBA Finals, is that the geezers still have some game. Another aspect is the weak free agent class, which once promised to have Dwight Howard but now is down to one superstar, Deron Williams, who happens to play the same position as Rondo. There are several talented role players available, several of whom the Celtics are after, but few fre...

Report: Ray Allen to Get Quick Offer From Heat, Who Want to Lock Him Up Early in Free Agency

If Ray Allen is taking his talents to South Beach, the Heat would prefer an RSVP sooner rather than later. The Heat have made the Celtics veteran "their prime offseason target and will pursue him strongly" when free agency begins Sunday morning just after midnight, Brian Windhorst of ESPN reports. Miami has risen on the list of landing spots for Allen in recent days. Although...

Wolves showing interest in Allen, others

MINNEAPOLIS The Timberwolves confirmed Tuesday that they have met with free agent forwards Greg Stiemsma, Nicolas Batum and Jordan Hill. Team representatives were also on a call with free agent Ray Allen on Monday. In the first two days of free agency, which began at 11 p.m. on Saturday night, the Timberwolves brought three free agents to Minneapolis. Greg Stiemsma, a forward who...

Doc Rivers Thinks Ray Allen Will Return to Boston, Says Celtics Will Lock Up Jeff Green

Among the uncertainties surrounding whether the Celtics will re-sign Ray Allen and Jeff Green, at least one thing isn't in question -- the coach's opinion. Doc Rivers said Sunday that he wants the C's to bring back both Allen and Green, who are free agents this offseason. He seemed to think Boston would have a pretty good chance getting both players to stay. "We...

Danny Ainge Dismantling Celtics' Big Three of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen Looks Less Likely Every Day

When last season opened, every prediction involving the Celtics included an addendum: "if they can stay healthy." A team dominated by three players 34 years old or older and a fourth, center Jermaine O'Neal, just past his 33rd birthday was bound to run into medical issues eventually. Injuries indeed played a factor in Boston's inability to get past the Miami Heat...

Report: Celtics Express Interest in Jason Terry, Nick Young

Re-signing Ray Allen likely remains the top priority for the Celtics, but they have reportedly begun searching for a replacement just in case he signs elsewhere. The C's are pursuing Jason Terry, and have also shown interest in Nick Young, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. Terry has been with the Mavericks since 2004 but is currently a free agent. Known for...

BREAKING NEWS: Kevin Garnett to return to the Boston Celtics

  Possibly the biggest news for the Boston Celtics came this morning in the Boston Herald. According to the Herald, Kevin Garnett has informed the Boston Celtics this morning that he would be returning for the 2012-13 season! More News To Follow

Jason Terry, Come On Down!

So Marc Spears is reporting that the Celtics will be aquiring Jason Terry for the mid-level exception and still plan to sign Ray Allen. How, why or when are all questions left to people with a better knowledge of the NBA salary cap than me. It’s good to know that if Allen doesn’t re-sign that there will be some security in the form of Terry, but Ray can’t be happy about this...

Davis, Rivers start work in New Orleans

Anthony Davis and Austin Rivers began their first full day as pros together on Hornets owner Tom Benson's private plane. They flew from the New Jersey to New Orleans, where the two 19-year-olds will be expected to ignite the turnaround of an NBA franchise before they're even old enough to participate fully in the Big Easy's renowned night life. They aren't giving...

Living in the Past

  Did Kevin Garnett just become the highest paid coach in professional basketball? Just a couple days after the Celtics wrapped up their 2012 NBA Draft, where they selected Jared Sullinger and Feb Melo with the 21st and 22nd picks, Danny Ainge announced the team was bringing back Kevin Garnett on a three-year, $34M extension. [...]

Free agency buzz: Latest NBA news

The NBA free agency period is under way, with Deron Williams, Kevin Garnett and Steve Nash among the most prominent names. Get all the latest news and rumors right here. Sunday, July 1 Report: Garnett to remain with Celtics The Big Ticket has bought a return fare to Boston. Kevin Garnett has told the Celtics he will return for at least two more seasons, the Boston Herald reports...

Today's Celtics Links 7/2

Herald    Celtics talk to Brandon Bass’ representatives All sides optimistic about Jeff Green return; Allen talks could drag on Celtics take early shot at Ray Allen Delonte West awaits offer as Deron Williams mulls decision Timberwolves pursue Nicolas Batum Clippers turn attention to getting a shooting guard Magic GM: Dwight Howard has indeed reissued trade request Globe  ...

Crunchtime with Macattack LIVE NOW LISTEN HERE

After a 7 month absence from the airwaves, Crunchtime with Macattack returns to CLNSRadio on a new day and at a new time, RIGHT NOW! Kevin Garnett is BACK in Boston! What does this mean for the team going forward? The NBA Draft has come and gone but how did the Boston Celtics make out? [...]
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