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Obviously, there’s no room in Boston for Mickael Pietrus. The Celtics, according to Pietrus’ agent, have cut off contact with their former backup wing. (Boston Herald)“We haven’t heard from (the Celtics), so we’ll move on,” Pietrus’ agent Bill McKandless said. “I’m not surprised. If we hear from them, Mike will be thrilled, and if not then I guess that’s life in the big city.”For a player as good as Pietrus, it may be difficult to find much daylight here.“Mike is fine,” McKandless said. “He’s had a great career. He’s 30, so he’s in his prime. It’s not as if he’s 36.”With Courtney Lee, Jason Terry and Jeff Green all set to come off the bench whenever Avery Bradley returns to health, Pietrus would have had zero chance to earn any playing time. Even if the Celtics wanted him back, why on earth would Pietrus want to join a team where he might receive 40 or 45 DNP-CDs? There are still teams Pietrus can help as a defender and streak shooter. The Celtics just aren’t one
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Greg Stiemsma, who agreed to a one-year deal worth $3 million with Minnesota earlier this week, said tonight that his experience as a Celtic last season was invaluable.
That said, business was business. The Celtics weren’t prepared to offer the young center anything more than the $1 million qualifying offer they made to him last month.
“I’m not surprised. I...
I spent the latter half of yesterday trying to hitch-hike to Danny Ainge’s house so I could hand-deliver a bouquet of roses and kiss him on his pretty little feet. Not really, but you can imagine what it would have been like if I did.Ainge had a creatively awesome offseason, rebuilding Boston’s bench (damn near from scratch, people!) while establishing a youthful identity that’s...
The Celtics generate a lot of revenue. As a big market team with a massive following, they make a bunch of money… and they will spend it on their roster if they have to.
Mark Deeks at ShamSports.com put together a very comprehensive listing of every dollar every team paid in the luxury tax in the nine years it’s been in use. Here are the relevant highlights:
In looking at this season's schedule, the first thing I did was to circle a few dates of key matchups. Of course, there is the Celtics at Heat opener at 8:00 PM on TNT. Ray's first visit back to Boston will be on January 27. Miami visits the Garden again on March 18 and the Celtics finish the series at Miami on April 12.
Perk and the Thunder visit Boston on November...
Jared Sullinger, aka Sully, aka Smokey the Swag Bear... whatever you want to call him now, you'll be calling him a Celtics starter at some point this season. You can book that.
In a somewhat unexpected move the Celtics have re-signed Keyon Dooling for one year at the veteran minimum: Keyon Dooling has agreed to a one-year deal to return to the Celtics, per a league source.about 6 hours ago via TweetDeckReplyRetweetFavorite@PflannsPaul FlanneryDooling will likely play a much smaller role than he did last year given the Celtics already crowded backcourt...
If Keyon Dooling's lone contribution to the Celtics last season was his role in the "Flexin'" craze, his impact would have been considerable. The dance, which Dooling and Marquis Daniels helped popularize during the playoffs, brought smiles to the faces of Celtics fans and annoyed the heck out of the other team's fans. In other words, Flexin' did exactly...
Mickael Pietrus' agent does not believe his client is a "veteran's minimum player." And he is right. If Pietrus remains a member of the Celtics, as the nine-year veteran from Guadeloupe has expressed a desire to do, it will not be for the veteran's minimum salary. Bill McCandless, Pietrus' agent, told WEEI that "MP will not play for the NBA's veteran...
Last night, CLNS Radio’s Nick Gelso and B-Paul each drafted their own 12-man roster of Boston Celtics legends. The draft saw Gelso take 1984-1985 Larry Bird with the #1 pick. You can find the full rosters for Team B-Paul and Team Gelso here. Tonight, the two teams faced off at the Fleet Center in the [...]
XMas Day NBA Games: Boston @ Brooklyn; Knicks @ Lakers; Thunder @ Heat; Houston @ Bulls; Nuggets @ Clippers.16 minutes ago via TweetDeckReplyRetweetFavorite@SpearsNBAYahooMarc J. Spears #Celtics vs. #Heat: Jan. 27 and Mar. 18 in Boston / Oct. 30 and Apr. 12 in Miami7 minutes ago via TweetDeckReplyRetweetFavorite@JCameratoNBAJessica CameratoFull schedule here.
Jeff Green has agreed to the framework of a four-year deal with the Celtics.
The Celtics time as a group of old geisers has come and passed. We can finally stop saying “can they make one more run at it?” The departure of Ray Allen and the addition of several young players has signaled the end of the Old Team era and the beginning of a new Celtics philosophy. [...]
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