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Fab Melo Re-Assigned to Maine Red Claws
The Celtics have designated Fab Melo, the 22nd overall pick in this year’s draft, for assignment in the D-League. The 7-foot center out of Syracuse played a total of eight minutes in garbage time during the C’s recent wins over the Magic and Lakers.
Melo has been outstanding in Maine this year, over 20 games with the Red Claws he is averaging an absurd 3.4 blocks to go along with 11 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. However the lanky rookie seemed to lack the speed and awareness necessary to play well in the NBA, and management has decided that he needs more experience before the Celtics can work him into the rotation.
Now that Boston has another roster spot open, they may look to add a key player for their run at the title:
Luke Ridnour- A veteran point guard with the ability to shoot or pass could fit seamlessly into the Celtics new look spread offense. Minnesota is actively shopping Ridnour since Ricky Rubio has returned to full form and there is a chance he could land in Boston.
J.J. Redick- Danny Ainge has already stated that he covets Redick as a potential asset, but it appears the Magic are looking to move the sharpshooter to Milwaukee for a big man, likely for some combination of players including Samuel Dalembert.
Samuel Dalembert- In that same interview, Ainge also admitted that size has to be a priority for the Celtics, so perhaps they would move for the physically gifted, yet raw, center that can’t find much playing time for the Bucks. The C’s could definitely use the lengthy Dalembert, who has averaged 8.1 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game over his career. He was an anchor for the Sixers defense for six years before failing to fit in with the Rockets, Kings, and now the Bucks, but playing alongside Kevin Garnett would likely improve the fundamentals of a player that didn’t pick up a basketball until he was 16.
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Six straight wins have lifted the Celtics three games over .500, and into 7th place in the Eastern Conference. Not ideal playoff position by many stretch, but the team has flourished since losing Rajon Rondo for the season, and it seems they've done enough to impress team President Danny Ainge. According to Ric Bucher, Ainge has taken note of the recent stretch, propelled by...
BOS G Rajon Rondo’s surgery is expected to be on Feb 12 or 13 and will be a procedure using either his ligaments or a cadaver,source told Y!
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) February 8, 2013
After a brief burst of “maybe Rondo will return quicker than we think” stuff last night, it’s now obvious his season is over.
Spears added that Rondo has “spoken to three doctors...
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“We are different without him,” Ainge explained. “We’re running better now because five guys are running. Honestly, I think we rely on Rondo too much.
“For example: With Rondo out, you see Jeff Green grab...
Boston Celtic veterans Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce have had their names come up in trade rumors throughout the season. However, general manager Danny Ainge doesn’t expect either player to be traded, reports Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston."Yeah, I think that's by far the most likely thing. Sure," he said when asked whether he was comfortable saying the two stars...
Paul Pierce and Avery Bradley speak after the Celtics exciting 7th straight win.
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As a man who loves his cupcakes, this story about Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers is right up my alley.Prior the Celtics blowout win over the Lakers on Thursday night, Doc decided to give some sweet treats to his players to commerate his 400th win as Celtics head coach.The below sweet treats came from Georgetown Cupcakes and look mighty tasty:(Courtesy of NESN)Doc Rivers decided...
Celtics (41-13) vs. Indiana (27-29)
February 8, 1980
The Celtics continued to roll over the competition, squashing Indiana, 130-108, on New Bedford Night at the Garden. While Olympic boxing hopeful Andre McCoy was being honored and boxing fans were salivating over his future, the Celtics were busy winning their sixth straight game. This was already the fourth...
Things appeared pretty grim for the Boston Celtics just a few weeks ago.
Rajon Rondo went down with a torn knee ligament, and the team's playoff hopes took a major hit.
Well, the Celtics haven't lost in the seven games since and their latest victory proved they're going to be tough to beat - even without their star point guard. Paul Pierce had 27 points, 14 rebounds...
I find it ironic that KG says if it is up to him he would retire a Celtics, when it is up to him. He has a no trade clause so if he wants to stay a Celtic forever that is his choice.
KG himself spoke on how it is a business and he understands the possibility of being traded, so his comments that it is all the media fault for the rumors sounds silly.
“On a last note, I just want...
In his 14 years in the league, Paul Pierce has seen it all - the ups and downs, the losing and the winning, the rise and fall. It just wouldn't be right to see the Truth and all that he's worked hard for winding down on either a rebuilding Celtics team or a contending opposing one. It just ain't right. Truth belongs to a fighting, competing ballclub right here in...
In helping the Celtics defeat the tough and talented Nuggets, 118-114 in triple OT last night, The Truth netted his ninth career triple-double with 27 points, 14 rebounds and 14 assists. But it was Truth's clutch three here with 5.2 seconds left in the second OT which not only forced the third OT but also pumped up the then-very weary C's through the final five minutes...
More Snow, Please
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Celtics 116, Lakers 95
It took all of 49 seconds for the Celtics to dispatch the Lakers at the TD Garden on Thursday night. Sure, they led by approximately ten points for most of the game, but in the final minutes of the third quarter Boston put the game out of reach with a 14-3 run. Jason Terry started the spurt with a triple, Jeff Green provided a thunderous dunk before sprinting...