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Old/new/old friend Kris Joseph is moving as far away from Danny Ainge as humanly possible.
Joseph, who was cut by the Celtics in July after being acquired as a salary equalizer in the mega-deal between the Celtics and Nets, is heading to China. Here's the blurb from ESPN's rumor page.
Free agent forward Kris Joseph has made a decision where he's going to play this upcoming season.
Ryan Wolstat of Toronto Sun tweeted early Monday morning: "Canada's hoops roster is now set. Kris Joseph has left team to sign contract to play in China and Kyle Landry is out due to injury."
Teams in China don't like to give NBA-outs in player contracts and there is a good chance this applies to Joseph's contract. The earliest Joseph could attempt to re-sign with an NBA club is after the CBA season in late March to early April.
While most players would like the option of an opt-out, I can picture Joseph simply being happy knowing that there is no feasible way th...
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From the Boston Globe's Gary Washburn in his "Sunday Basketball Notes" column:
"Also on the market is former Celtic Chris Wilcox, who said he would like to return to Boston, but that’s highly unlikely with the new regime. Wilcox said that recovering from aorta surgery affected him last season and he promised to be in better shape this season."
On the heels of the news that Chris Wilcox wants to return to the Celtics but the Celtics don't want him, let's take a look back at really the best part of his Celtics career.
The Rajon Rondo to Chris Wilcox connection was also one of the most surprising but entertaining parts of year's past. Wilcox couldn't find his way into the rotation at times, but man could...
Avery Bradley joined Celtics' broadcaster Cedric Maxwell for a charity event today, where the Celtics presented a family in New Hampshire with a "RE/Max home court remodel" (judging from tweets it appears the family got a furnished basketball court..not sure if they received anything else). At the event, Bradley spoke about a number of things, including his physical...
The Boston Celtics are most likely going to have a rough go of it in 2013-14.
Some pundits have them pegged as a lottery team in the 2014 NBA Draft.
Players View won’t go that far but it can be stated that if Jared Sullinger is correct, the Celtics are due to get off to a rocky start.
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I, for one, am pretty excited to see Brooks in green this season. I think he is still young and raw but very talented. He should be able to develop more under the Celtics franchise than during his time in NJ/Brooklyn. Once he realizes his defensive abilities and puts together a more mature all round game, I truly believe he can become an all star caliber player.
But I digress, here...
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Two months to go before Halloween deadline for extensions for Class of 2010 draftees. John Wall & Larry Sanders only two with deals so far
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) August 26, 2013
Other 2010 first...
Show your love for the man that was the face of the Boston Celtics franchise since 1998. Who is also only one of three Celtics along side Larry Bird and John Havlicek, who have scored over 20,000 points in their Celtics careers alone. He also holds the Celtics record for most three-point field goals mad. Honor the man that grinded it out over the years and brought us the Championship...
Happy Birthday to Tommy Heinsohn who turns 79 today!! If you are a Celtics fan, you love Tommy for his absolute love of the Celtics that he hides from no one. When I do the Comments from the Other Side columns, almost every one includes fans from the other team commenting about how much they hate listening to Tommy because he broadcasts in the only way he knows: through green colored...
The Celtics just uploaded this nice short video paying tribute to one of the greatest Celtics on his 79th birthday. Tommy got an early birthday present last week when Brad Stevens added Tommy favorite Walter McCarty to his staff.
Related: Happy Birthday Bob Cousy!
DeShawn Sims will compete for a roster spot.
Sims, a former Michigan Wolverine, has received an invitation to training camp from the Boston Celtics.
For everyone that is asking about my basketball future I will be attend Vet Camp and Starting this season with the Celtics!
— Deshawn Sims (@Peedi3416) August 26, 2013
This is not Sims’ first go-around with the Celtics. After being...
Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge has stated publicly -- several times -- that point guard Rajon Rondo wants to return from ACL surgery by training camp and play on opening night.
Yet while speaking with WSYX Columbus on Friday teammate Jared Sullinger shared a different timetable for Boston's four-time All-Star.
"He's back working out again...
Avery Bradley has looked fit and says he is up to 196 pounds, the most he has ever weighed, with the hopes of lasting through a full season without wearing down.
"I feel a lot stronger, sometimes even when I’m walking down the street in Boston people will say, 'You look a lot bigger now.' And I laugh," Bradley said. "I’ve been eating a lot different,...
suggest that the most valuable Celtic this year will not be a player. This is a building year. The most valuable Celtics’ builders will not
be players but the coach and GM. Danny must
finagle the pieces and Stevens must develop, groom, and build a cohesive
chemistry. This organizational process
will be far more important for the course of this franchise than this year’s...
Jared Sullinger gave his hope for when Rajon Rondo could return to the Boston Celtics' lineup after undergoing surgery on a torn ACL.
"He's back working out again and hopefully he'll be back by December," Sullinger said.
Danny Ainge has maintained he believes that Rondo could return as soon as opening night.
Sullinger also has spent time rehabilitating his back.
Only about 50 days had passed since Kelly Olynyk was last in Boston but boy had expectations grown.
Dubbed a complementary role player by Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge on draft night all it took was a stellar five-game performance at his pro debut at the Orlando Pro Summer League for some Boston fans to ready Olynyk for the Hall of Fame.
On a pristine late...