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Danny Ainge is saying he hasn't decided what he's going to do with the Celtics. It was looking unlikely that the Celtics would be able to contend this season without a major trade. Now with Rajon Rondo out for the year Ainge has to decide whether adding a band aid for the season and hoping to make the 2nd round of the playoffs is the best strategy or if the team should go into full rebuild mode.
While Ainge has lamented how little value his veterans have on the trade market, if he chooses to trade Paul Pierce and/or Kevin Garnett, the Memphis Grizzlies and New Jersey Nets could be their next homes respectively.
One team that rival execs expect to be at the forefront of the Pierce pursuit is Memphis, which delayed but did not solve its long-term payroll concerns by getting under the luxury-tax line with last week's trade with Cleveland. While Memphis can survive for the rest of this season without trading Rudy Gay, Zach Randolph or Marc Gasol, it still cannot sustain s...
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Paul Pierce had a triple-double against the Miami Heat today, notching 17 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists. Enjoy some of the highlights of his great performance.
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The moment we got news about Rajon Rondo’s torn ACL, all the armchair doctors on the planet offered up time-tables for his return. I heard anywhere from 8 to 16 months.
Here’s what Danny Ainge told the Herald’s Mark Murphy:
Though the recovery from reconstructive knee surgery can vary, depending on the player, Ainge said he expects Rondo to be ready for the start of training...
A torn ACL is a death sentence to any athlete. When a star in the league suffers that gruesome injury, all you can do is feel for them. It is a helpless feeling being that player, especially when they believe it is only a minor injury. That was the case for Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, after he thought he had only hyperextended his knee during Boston’s double overtime loss...
Paul Pierce talked to the media today for the first time since that heart-rending post-game interview with Doris Burke on Sunday, and he had some revealing things to say about Boston’s mentality going forward from Rondo’s injury, and on his own desires to retire in a Celtics’ uniform.From WEEI’s Ben Rohrbach:Yes, I’m aware that Pierce wouldn’t flat out tell the media...
The Boston Celtics lost to the Atlanta Hawks 123-111
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Kevin Garnett: 24 Points, 10 Rebounds
Kevin Garnett gave us a great performance tonight, and it was unfortunately wasted. He rebounded well, shot well, and was only slowed down by fouls/minutes. He got gassed at the end, and his last two fouls were stupid...
Paul Piece found out about Rajon Rondo’s torn ACL in a postgame interview following the Celtics double-overtime 100-98 win over the Miami Heat, and he was taken aback. Check out the hilarious bewildered expression which Paul dropped after hearing the news. It should also be noted that Pierce got his seventh career triple-double with 17 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists.
Paul Pierce hit a go-ahead jumper with 31 seconds left and the Boston Celtics beat the Miami Heat 100-98 in double overtime Sunday after learning that All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo was out for the season with a knee injury.
Rondo will have surgery for a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. He was hurt late in Boston's 123-112 loss, also in two overtimes, to...
Was going to wait until tomorrow to post this, but the hell with it. I love this video from Golden Hoops. This is a short clip entitled “Kevin Garnett: The Love For the Game”. It has the perfect blend of video & audio to capture the intense emotion and unwavering spirit of the man known as The Big Ticket.
Boston Celtics star Paul Pierce showed up for his pre-practice meeting with reporters carrying a basketball, which he bounced from time to time while answering questions.
Get used to it: Pierce will have the ball in his hands a lot more from now on.
Two days after learning that Rajon Rondo has a torn knee ligament that will keep him out the rest of the season, the Celtics returned...
Rajon Rondo is out for the season with a torn ACL suffered during the Boston Celtics’ loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Friday. Rondo never collapsed, fell to the floor, or needed to be taken off the court as if he had suffered a major knee injury Friday, so the news was surprising to many. ESPN believes it identified the play where Rondo got hurt. They showed it during the telecast...
Behind a triple double from Paul Pierce, the Boston Celtics came away victorious against the Miami Heat on Sunday in double OT.Paul Pierce, not knowing Rajon Rondo had been diagnosed with a torn ACL earlier in the game with the news being broken by Doris, Pierce was a bit shocked about the injury to the Celtics point guard.Video @jose3030
On Sunday, after a double-overtime win over the Miami Heat, Boston Celtics star Paul Pierce learned of Rajon Rondo's season-ending injury on live television. The expression that crossed his face, and the "Oh my God" he muttered as a first reaction, was what it looks like when a great team's present and future come crumbling down.
This is the end for the Boston...
I can’t even get my head wrapped around all of this. I’m still in a glass case of emotion. Paul Pierce’s face sums it up well.
But despite the depressing news of Rajon Rondo having a torn ACL hanging over fans like a dark cloud, the Celtics played one of the best games of the year, beating the Miami Heat in double overtime, 100-98.
The Green: Just the overall team effort was...
Miami Heat @ Boston Celtics 1:00 ET 1/27
The Celtics are in the midst of their worst losing streak (six straight) since Kevin Garnett joined the team in the 2007-08 season. As exhibited by their double-overtime loss to the Hawks on Friday night where they blew a 27-point lead, this team is finding new and creative ways to lose. The prevailing buzz states that the C’s have hit rock...
Shortly before the Celtics faced off against the Miami Heat on Sunday, point guard Rajon Rondo was scratched from the game and having an MRI. He hyper extended his knee on Friday during a game against the Hawks during a double-overtime. It was a game that marked his second consecutive triple-double. The news that came out was bleek. Rondo has torn the ACL in his right knee and...