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One of the good things about having a deep and talented roster: Any veteran willing to sign a minimum deal probably cares more about winning than playing time.Leandro Barbosa understands that when everybody’s healthy, he’s probably fifth in the Celtics guard rotation. For someone who has averaged double digit points in six of the past seven seasons (including 11.1 last year and 18.1 in 2006-07), the prospect of such limited playing time could be a hindrance. But Barbosa knows what he signed up for. I assume he’d like as much playing time as possible, but he says he just wants to win. (Boston Herald)“We’ve been talking to him, but obviously he’s been out there probably waiting for a bigger deal or whatever,” said coach Doc Rivers before last night’s 88-79 preseason finale loss to the Philadelphia 76ers at the Garden. “One thing I will give him credit for (is) I think he had us zeroed in on his radar, and he understood all the players in front of him, and he didn’t care. He kept saying t
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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 [...]
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...
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...
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 [...]
Jeff Green and Jason Terry Lead the Celtics’ rally from a 20-point deficit to a 109 – 98 Preseason Win Over the New York Knicks. If Jeff Green can keep up his efficient scoring pace, he might not have to ask James Worthy for permission to use his nickname. Too soon? Probably, but as the [...]
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...
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...
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...
BOSTON -- There sat Jeff Green, feet plunged in ice,
plotting the demise of the Boston Celtics from his cubby in the corner of the
locker room. He was so nefarious, cracking jokes with teammates as though it
were the most innocent thing in the world, all the while hiding his role in the
downfall of the winningest organization in the NBA.
If Green comes across as just some 26...
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...
Doc Rivers, Gregg Popovich and Doug Collins are candidates to replace Mike Krzyzewski as head coach of the United States' national basketball team.