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Well, Celtics Nation, you knew this day was inevitable. The minute the Celtics created the Big Three of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Ray Allen in 2008, you knew that it would be an exciting but limited ride. The night of the 2013 NBA Draft effectively ended a six year period where Celtics basketball became relevant again, as the Green (a team currently without a head coach after trading Doc Rivers earlier in the week) traded Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Jason Terry to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Keith Bogan, Gerald Wallace (who I think will be amnestied before playing a minute for the Celtics), Kris Humphries (who also will never play a game in a Celtics uniform), Marshon Brooks, Kris Joseph (remember him?), and 3 future first round picks. The word has been thrown out in the open for the last couple of seasons, but there is no doubt about it now…the Celtics are in “rebuild” mode. Danny Ainge will never admit it, but the goal for the 2013-2014 Celtics is to become the worst team in the NBA to better position themselves for what could be the best NBA Draft in the past decade featuring the…
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In light of last night’s blockbuster move, Danny Ainge said today in the Boston Globe that they are not looking to trade All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo. He said that the Celtics organization is comfortable building their team around Rondo, but after that Danny was asked if everyone on the roster is tradeable and he said:
“If Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar are...
According to DallasBasketball.com:
The Mavericks are engaging in trade talks involving Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, sources tell DallasBasketball.com. Meanwhile, Dallas has taken a position on Chris Paul and is also investigating bids on point guards Tyreke Evans and Brandon Jennings – and we’ve got the scoop on what’s happening with all four.
That’s all the info I can...
It looks like Rajon Rondo may not be headed to Texas after all.
Multiple news outlets reported Friday afternoon that the Dallas Mavericks have contacted the Celtics about possibly acquiring the All-Star point guard. Just hours later, NBA sources are reportedly shooting down that theory.
“The Celtics haven’t had any conversations with Dallas about Rondo,” one source told the...
It’s been awhile since we had some meaningful basketball at the Palace and it’s also been awhile since the Pistons have had a player other teams feared.
Simply put it’s time to remedy both those problems and Rajon Rondo could be the guy to do that for Detroit. And since Rondo could in a sense help revive basketball in the Motor City here’s why the Pistons need to explore...
Danny Ainge has denied trying to trade Rajon Rondo, and two league sources corroborated his stance by dismissing a report that the Celtics president discussed a deal that would send Rondo to Dallas. "The Celtics haven't had any conversations with Dallas about Rondo," said one source. "That's ridiculous. There's no truth to it. What in the world does Dallas...
Just when fans of the Boston Celtics thought losing Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, along with Jason Terry was gut-wrenching enough comes a report that All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo is being shopped. NESN.com staff is reporting that the Dallas Mavericks have an interest in trading for Rondo and have contacted the Celtics. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports and Gary Washburn...
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Nets and Celtics are in advanced talks about a blockbuster deal that would send veterans, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to Brooklyn. The deal has reached ownership level and according to ESPN’s Marc Stein, has been presented to Garnett to waive his no-trade clause.
The Brooklyn Nets are in advanced talks with the Boston Celtics to...
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Low-budget options will be the C’s norm for a while.
As one member of the organization cautioned last week, “We’ll be dealing with veteran minimum contracts this year and not much else. Next summer, we’ll...
Doc Rivers‘ decision to leave the Boston Celtics is a little easier to understand now.
While addressing reporters during Thursday’s NBA draft, the new head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers was asked to react to the news that Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, two star players he had grown close to during his time as coach of the Celtics, had been traded to the Brooklyn Nets. While...
Let’s forget about Kevin Garnett for a second. Had he (and he most certainly will) retired with ay other team other than the Boston Celtics, it would have been okay. As much as Garnett has become a part of Celtics lore and has embodied what it means to be a Celtic, he was never originally a Celtic. He came to help Paul Pierce win a title, just like Ray Allen did.
Paul Pierce is...
Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry are already on their way
to Brooklyn, and a fourth former Celtic may find a home in the
borough this offseason, as well.
When Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce going to the Clippers was still a possibility, there were jokes about the Clippers becoming the West Coast Celtics. It turns out they still will be, just not on the court.
The Clippers’ bench will look at lot like the Celtics’ bench of the last few years, as Doc Rivers plans to bring most of his assistant coaches with him to Los Angeles. Kevin...
The Cleveland Cavaliers selected Anthony Bennett with the first pick in the NBA Draft, solidifying their post presence to match the Kyrie Irving/Dion Waiters backcourt. They passed on the big men Alex Len and Nerlens Noel, whom the Cavaliers were expected to pick.
That was not the biggest surprise of the night. Not by far.
The Pelicans acquired All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday...
As wild as surprisingly entertaining as Thursday's NBA Draft was, the story of the night was the trade between the Celtics and Nets. The headline was Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry heading to Brooklyn ... but the real story was the Celtics blowing it up and starting from the ground up. That skims over what really happened.The Celtics are starting over. This...
The Boston Celtics began their rebuilding process by taking Kelly Olynyk in the NBA Draft on Thursday.
The Boston Celtics are clearly in full rebuilding mode.
On Thursday, the Celtics agreed to trade Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Jason Terry to the Brooklyn Nets for Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries’ expiring contract, MarShon Brooks, Keith Bogans, Kris Joseph, and three future...