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Leandro Barbosa is a Boston Celtic. And as a Phoenix native who watched hundreds of games back in the glory days, I can tell you that this guy can play. The Steve Nash, Shawn Marion, Amare Stoudemire trio led one of the all-time most exciting teams to watch. They were basically the anti-Celtics: they played atrocious defense (other than Marion) and broke 100 points nearly every single game, with some particularly memorable scoring frenzies. Barbosa was probably the 4th most important player on the team from '05-'08. However, he has faded from the headlines since leaving The Valley of the Sun, so the question is, what can we expect?
Barbosa can flat out score. The guy was instant offense off the bench, winning 6th Man of the Year on 18 ppg, 43% 3's, 85% FT's. In his prime, he was one of the NBA's fastest players, and he can still gun it on a fast break. With Nash on the floor, LB would play 2 guard, scoring tons of fast break layups and shooting accurate...
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When the Celtics waived Dionte Christmas and Jamar Smith yesterday, speculation began on what the next step would be. Christmas had become a fan favorite and had impressed coach Tyronn Lue in summer league. He also had become close to Jason Terry, who took the rookie guard under his wing. There were several articles touting Christmas as having the inside track to gain one of the...
Rajon Rondo has long been considered a supremely talented player who has an attitude problem. He was supposed to be the leader of the Celtics for the past few years, but there were reports saying Boston was considering trading him because he had become so difficult. He’s had several run-ins with referees, blowups at the media, and he notably struggled to get along Ray Allen last...
Two things I love, and have been anticipating for months now, have finally started this past week: Boston Celtics basketball and AMC’s phenomenal TV show Walking Dead. Now I’m not sure if the show’s Executive Producer Glen Mazzara and NBA Commissioner David Stern collaborated to bring me this confluence of visual ecstasy, but whoever is [...]
In their second NBA preseason game the Celtics matched up against the 76ers for the first time since last years 2012 NBA Playoffs. The offseason brought all new players to both teams shifting Doc's gameplan and match-ups. One of the most notable differences was the absence of Andre Iguodala who was shipped off to Denver in a multi-player deal that brought former Lakers center...
The NOC has been doing behind-the-scenes videos with new Celtic Jason Terry. In the most recent edition just released, JET and Dionte Christmas play a game of pick-up basketball against 5 female basketball players. Hopefully this wasn't the reason Christmas got waived from the team!
Well, that was unpleasant to watch. Hopefully the Celtics got
that all out of their system and hopefully Doc can start defining roles a
bit more so that they can get into a groove before the start of the
season. Sixers fans aren't all that bad a bunch. They don't seem to
have the vitriol that say Knicks fans or Heat fans or Lakers fans have.
My favorite comment was...
The Boston Celtics have waived guards Jamar Smith and Dionte Christmas.
The new look Nets came to town to face-up against the Boston Celtic’s at home in the TD Garden. Brooklyn entered the Garden as one of the most improved teams in the Atlantic Division and hope to compete for a division title. The Nets were able to hold onto their franchise player, Deron Williams by bringing in six time NBA All-Star Joe Johnson. The Celtics and their fans have gotten...
The Celtics don't have a backup point guard and the signing of Leandro Barbosa continues to reveal how the team is confident that the strategy will work.
9 a.m. ET: Paul Pierce could not have looked much sharper than he did Tuesday, when the Celtics forward scored 29 points in a one-point loss to the Nets. Those same Nets host
Pierce and the Celtics on Thursday at the newly minted Barclays Center.
This is the sixth of eight preseason games for the Celtics, who are still a long way from knowing exactly what starting lineup and rotation...
Dwight Howard will make his Los Angeles Lakers debut Sunday against the Sacramento Kings, according to sources at Yahoo! Sports."He is making progress," one Lakers source told Yahoo! Sports. "There is a good chance he can play Sunday."The Lakers are optimistic Howard can play barring any setbacks with his back over the next few days. He has been out since having...
Defense!! Defense!! That is the common chant roaring from the fans that pack Madison Square Garden for every home game. Defense is the heart and soul of New York basketball. It has been for many decades.
Back in the 90’s, the Knicks and defense went hand in hand. The Knicks were known for their rough and intimidating style of defense. In the early 90’s it was guys like...
The 2012-2013 narratives:
-The Lakers became immediate threats to dethrone the Heat as NBA champs when they acquired Dwight Howard.
-San Antoniomay have lost four straight to OKC to end its season, but they’re gonna be back.
-Boston will be Miami’s biggest threat out of the East.
But the common thread among these perennial NBA contenders? These guys are old. Each team has the...
The Lakers were able to turn a series of cost-saving trades into the acquisitions of Steve Nash, Jordan Hill, Robert Sacre and Darius Morris.