Found February 19, 2013 on
Undermanned and over the luxury tax line, the Celtics do not have many options as the trade deadline approaches. They had won eight of their last nine games entering Tuesday, but season-ending injuries to three key players have created the need for the Celtics to shake up their roster somehow.
One option could be dumping salary sometime before Thursday’s 3 p.m. trade deadline. Separate reports suggested the Celtics could deal Jason Terry or waive Leandro Barbosa to get below the luxury tax line. A move like those might be the most likely avenue for the Celtics after Danny Ainge said Tuesday that the team was unlikely to swing a major deal.
Staying below the luxury tax line is very important to most teams now that the penalty will increase next season from the current dollar-for-dollar tax to a graduated tax. Any team that remains above the tax line the following season would be subject to the same graduated tax as well as a “repeater” penalty.
The Celtics are currently less than $2 ...
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Some he said/she said stuff with less than two days to go before the trade deadline. Here's Danny Ainge:
I’m not trading Rajon Rondo away for discounted dollars because he’s hurt. We collectively as an organization have decided not to do that.
And now Chris Broussard:
Sources say Boston willing to trade injured PG Rajon Rondo in right deal.
For one reason or another a lot...
The Herald’s Mark Murphy offers this update on the Celtics need for a guard:
The Celtics are reportedly on the verge of signing a guard to a 10-day contract — a hedge in case a more desirable player is available in another two weeks — though management was still sifting through possibilities.
Shelvin Mack, the Maine Red Claws point guard, remained with his team on its road...
Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said Tuesday before the Celtics' 97-90 loss to the Denver Nuggets that a trade before Thursday's deadline would be unlikely, which may stun a few personnel people around the league.
A somewhat short handed Red Claws team lost on the road 106-98 to the Reno Bighorns. Of note in this game, however is the debut of Doc Rivers' son Jeremiah, who has been on the inactive list since the beginning of the season with an ankle injury. Rivers finished with 6 points, 2 rebounds and 6 assists and only 1 turnover in 22 minutes of play in his first game for the Red Claws...
For those that aren’t familiar with was ACL actually stands for, a quick Google search will not only get you the answer but you will also find out how often a tear of this ligament occurs in major sports. Seemingly every day, a new athlete in a major sport goes down to the dreaded ACL tear. In just that past few months many famous athletes are either coming off an ACL tear (Adrian...
The NBA trade deadline is Thursday at 3 p.m., and so far nearly every member of the Celtics has been rumored in some sort of trade talks.
That list included Paul Pierce, who was reportedly mentioned in a deal that would send Pierce to Brooklyn in exchange for Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks and a first-round pick.
Pierce, now 35 years old, has spent his entire 14-year NBA career in...
KG shares with Craig Sager that he likes the Celtics team. I'm with KG. I like this team and hope that Danny just adds a couple of nice pieces or makes a very minor trade. I hate all the blow it up trade ideas I'm seeing. I still say that KG and Paul Pierce have earned the right to retire as Celtics.
Anyway, after that, KG once again launches a critique on Craig Sager...
Agent for Rajon Rondo, Bill Duffy, tells USAT that Boston GM Danny Ainge assured him today the Celtics PG won't be traded. Story to come.
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) February 20, 2013
Another update in a crazy time before the trade deadline, this new information seems to be pretty plausible. Rondo is currently out with a season-ending injury, so his value would not be very high...
Tonight at 9pm EST, NBATV will air “Mr. Russell’s House”, a one-hour special that chronicle’s Russell’s life and career with the Boston Celtics:
NBA legend Bill Russell chats with Bill Simmons about growing up and playing for the Celtics during the Civil Rights era. Also covered are Russell’s battles with Wilt Chamberlain, and President Obama honoring him with the Presidential...
The Celtics could be headed for a seismic shake-up, and it could be happening very soon.
Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski has a nugget-filled post about the Celtics and their trading prospects with the Thursday trade deadline looming. While he reports a potential deal that would send Kevin Garnett to the Los Angeles Clippers is dead for now, it could certainly be revitalized...
Rajon Rondo has been linked to a possible trade in several reports.
Guards Luke Ridnour, J.J. Barea and Brandon Roy and forward Derrick Williams are all available, according to league sources. So is Memphis' first-round draft pick, which the Wolves own.
To get Boston's Avery Bradley, the Wolves would have to sacrifice Williams and a future first-round pick, according to a league source. That's not happening.
What it do?! Figured we should post this video that's been making the rounds everywhere in Celtics Nation. Knew about Kevin Garnett and his morning runs, but the yoga thing is new to me. Interesting that KG is still trucking hard at the age of 36, similar to a former Celtics great, Robert Parish, who also had his own unique way of staying in shape as he practiced martial arts.
Danny Ainge has discussed Rajon Rondo in trade talks in the past.
Now that the All-Star break is over, Boston’s 10-man roster seems entirely inadequate to cope with the grueling schedule that they’re face with over the final 30 games. While there has been talk of blockbuster trades involving Kevin Garnett or Rajon Rondo, it seems very unlikely that president of basketball operations Danny Ainge will make any moves involving the C’s core players...