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The results of the annual GM survey were published today, and two teams, who are coincidentially our biggest rivals, were in the spotlight. This could either be good news or bad news depending on your perspective. Personally, I like it more when the rivals get such attention because it adds to the pleasure of beating them.
Before diving into the results, I'd like to remind you that these are the same GMs who decided to overpay so many players the year immediately after the dreadful lockout. Yet again, to be fair, none of them picked Carlos Boozer to have a breakout year unlike my favorite ESPN analyst Scoop last year, so their opinion still counts more. (If only we could get rid of Kahn/Buffoon's answers, it would be of more value)
First of all, only 3.3% of the respondents picked (I guess that roughly translates to one GM) the Celtics to win the Eastern Conference, even though 66.7% expects us to clinch Atlantic Division (more GMs think we'll win the division this yea...
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76ers 88 – Celtics 79 The Boston Celtics drop their last preseason game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Boston. This preseason, Jeff Green has gone above and beyond the call of duty and proved just why he deserves his contract after sitting out the entirety of last season. Green’s trend did not stop tonight in [...]
The Celtics have reached a deal with Leandro Barbosa for the league minimum. What kind of impact will the veteran guard have on his new team?
Probably not a large one.
Not to take anything away from Barbosa, but the Celtics are loaded at the guard positions heading into the season. Plus, Barbosa is a huge liability on defense and really the only thing he would be able to contribute...
Welcome to the first edition of the Celtics Green Weekly Recap. In
this first installment, we will examine the highs and lows of the previous week
and summarize the overall state of Celtics Nation. We will also take a quick
look at news around our favorite league, and maybe throw in a bit of fun stuff
Let’s get started:
Preseason blues: The start...
A wrap-up of all the week’s important news Celtics fans will be talking about around the water cooler Monday morning. Celtics go 2-2 this week, rematch against Philly tonight – Every week I will begin this column with a quick summary of the week’s games, with hyperlinks to box scores for further reference. As the [...]
It's interesting how each fan base is different as far as which
Celtics they dislike the most. Chicago, it's Rondo. The Nets, it's
Courtney Lee. Knicks fans seem to hate Jason Terry. But they all hate
the Celtics, so there's that. I think my favorite comment this time was
the guy whose phone auto-corrected Amare to Amateur, and they agreed
that it was...
Herald For this year’s Celtics, Green means go DeAndre Jordan, Clippers beat Warriors 88-71Bulls vow to get by without Derrick RoseGlobe Leandro Barbosa still has something left to offer Celtics Celtics Green A Few Interesting Notes from the GM Survey Revisiting the Chemistry IssueRay Trying to Convince Himself He Made the Right ChoiceCeltics Life What if the Celtics go...
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.
Of the 11 play types tracked by Synergy Sports, transition accounted for a team-high 16.8 percent of Boston’s preseason plays. Boston averaged 1.216 points per play (169 points on 139 plays), which ranked second...
BOSTON -- Throughout training camp and the preseason, the Celtics saluted
Jason Terry, Courtney Lee and others for sacrificing minutes and shots for the
shot at a championship. When Terry signed, he assumed he would split time at
shooting guard with Ray Allen and Avery Bradley. When Lee agreed to a
sign-and-trade from Houston, he was aware of players ahead of him in Boston'...
Sixers fans seem to have a lot of hate for Tommy Heinsohn. I
wonder if they realize that Tommy has 10 championship rings and
therefore is entitled to say whatever he wants about basketball. There
was also some KG hate in this game. My favorite comment was the one
stating that Celtics games should be R Rated because of what the
on-court microphones pick up. He may have...
Celtics fan favorite and CSNNE reporter Brian Scalabrine previews the upcoming season.
6:58 p.m.: Leandro Barbosa's anticipated debut in a Celtics uniform has been delayed by the pesky state department. Apparently there are some visa issues for the Brazilian national to clear before he can don the green and white in an actual game.
Barbosa warmed up prior to the game and spoke to reporters while wearing practice gear, but he joined Darko Milicic and Chris Wilcox...
In the final game of the preseason, the Celtics lose to the Philadelphia 76ers 88-79 (box score), as the Celtics take the next nine days to prepare for opening night against the Miami Heat. Here are some notes from the game:Celtics brought out an interesting starting lineup in Rondo, Pierce, Green, Bass and Garnett. Bass and Pierce both play despite their small physical ailments...
If your a sports fan you probably are familiar with Bill Simmons. If your a Boston sports fan, your probably a die hard Bill Simmons fan as he loves Boston sports and Celtics basketball particularly. "The Sports Guy" has been a writer for ESPN for years and launched his own ESPN affiliate site Grantland.
In his most recent podcast Bill Simmons sat down with Boston...
And on the fourth week, the Celtics rested.
After opening training camp three days earlier than any other team, the Celtics find themselves with an unusually long duration between games this week. They have an eight-day layoff between their final preseason game and their regular-season opener against the Miami Heat next Tuesday, and as the last days of preseason wound down, the...
CHICAGO (AP) -- Carlos Boozer had 24 points, 12 rebounds and five assists to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 94-89 preseason victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night.
The Thunder played without three-time NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, who were rested by coach Scott Brooks.
Serge Ibaka picked up the slack for the Thunder with 24 points on 10...