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While trades are commonplace in the NBA, many might have perceived that when the Boston Celtics traded Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to the Brooklyn Nets, Rajon Rondo might have felt something regarding the deal. However, it appears that the “hard facts” of the NBA kept from feeling much about the loss of two of his teammates and his head coach, Doc Rivers: “It wasn’t difficult at all,” said Rondo. “I didn’t feel anything. I actually landed in LA the night of the draft. I had 45 text messages come through the phone. I thought I was traded. “It’s not the first teammates that I’ve been close to who were traded away — Perk, Tony Allen. It’s part of the process. This is a fresh start for us, a new coach and a new team. I’m excited about the fresh start.” *** Rajon Rondo is friends with Brad Stevens [Boston Globe]  

Boston Celtics Media Day: Rondo Unsure of Return

WALTHAM, MA — Eight months after tearing his ACL, Celtics All-Star Rajon Rondo was still unsure when he would return to the floor at Celtics 2013 Media Day Monday. After catching a football from Jordan Crawford and making his way to the podium, Rondo refused to commit to a timeframe for a return and pointed to Derrick Rose as precedent. “When I’m mentally ready, I’ll play...

Kidd, Garnett already at odds in Brooklyn?

Coach Jason Kidd and Kevin Garnett already have had a disagreement Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd and veteran Kevin Garnett apparently had a meeting that “didn’t go too well” in Garnett’s words. With a star-laden roster comes star-laden egos and that is exactly what first year head coach Jason Kidd will have to keep in check. And it may be easier said than done. Already,...

Video: Rondo, Bradley and Lee interviews from Media Day

Austen and D'Amico's extended interviews with the Celtics 3 main guards at yesterday's Media Day courtesy of the Boston Celtics. Related: Video: Ainge and Stevens interviews from Media Day Bradley's mind is set on bigger role this season Rajon Rondo on the value of reputation and embracing change 

Kevin Garnett on Brooklyn Nets: 'I'm here to get another ring'

Former Boston Celtics forward-center Kevin Garnett says the only reason he and teammate Paul Pierce came to Brooklyn to play for the Nets is to win another championship. “I’m here to get another ring,” Garnett said to USA Today Sports. “That’s the only reason we came to Brooklyn.” Nets coach Jason Kidd, 40, was entering New York Knicks training camp as a 

The Return of Rondo: The Jump Shot Upgrade

We saw on Media Day just how much conditioning Rajon Rondo has been doing during his recovery from a torn ACL. What we didn’t see that day, was the work Rondo has been putting into his jump shot. Now that training camp is underway, non-contact drills have been keeping RR involved. Working with new assistant coach Ron Adams, Rondo opted to miss the team bus on Tuesday, working on...

Rajon Rondo says he Didnt Feel Anthing when KG & Paul Pierce were Traded

Can’t fault him for being honest. But you at least expected Rondo to be somewhat sad that Pierce and KG had to leave. Rajon Rondo on how he felt after Garnett and Pierce were traded: "It wasn’t difficult at all, I didn't feel anything…" Ouch. — NBA Legion (@MySportsLegion) October 1, 2013

Deron Williams, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and other Nets veterans hang out in pool

With the acquisition of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett in the offseason, the Brooklyn Nets have become a more veteran-oriented team and it appears that those veterans needed some pool time after the first day of training camp. Check out the below Instagram image posted on Deron Williams Instagram account of veterans Joe Johnson, Pierce, Garnett, Deron Williams, and Jason Terry chilling...

Reputation aside, Rajon Rondo finds a friend in Brad Stevens

Rajon Rondo has made two additions to his life. “The bike has become my friend” the Celtics point guard said yesterday during media day referring to of one of his primary means of rehabilitating from ACL surgery. It’s not out of the question that his new coach Brad Stevens could join Rondo on a tandem bike ride someday soon. “Me and Brad have become best friends” Rondo...

Kevin Garnett Does Not Want to Rest During Back-to-Backs, Was ‘Honest’ With Coach Jason Kidd

Welcome to Doc Rivers‘ world, Jason Kidd. Rivers and Kevin Garnett butted heads at times over the last few seasons over how many minutes the veteran big man would play and against which opponents he would rest. When the Nets acquired Garnett in this summer’s blockbuster trade, new coach Kidd remarked that Garnett, 37, would probably sit the first or second game on any two-game...

Kevin Garnett Not On Board With Jason Kidd Limiting His Minutes

Nets head coach, Jason Kidd, recently said that it was unlikely he would play Kevin Garnett in back-to-backs games this season, so he spoke to the 18-year NBA veteran about limiting his minutes, but “it didn’t go too well,” according to Garnett. The 37-year-old is not on board with Kidd limiting his minutes, telling USA Today that he thinks it’s important for the team...

Rajon Rondo Says Communication With New Coach Brad Stevens Has Been ‘Great’ (Video)

One of the most talked-about storylines heading into Brad Stevens‘ first year with the Celtics has been how Stevens, who has never coached at the professional level, will be able to deal with the notoriously temperamental Rajon Rondo. Stevens made building a relationship with his point guard a priority during the offseason, including making a visit to Rondo’s basketball camp...

Green Kick Of The Season: The Winner Is…

The 2012-13 season was disappointing for the Celtics; injuries, not living up to the hype, and eventually losing to the Knicks in the first round of the Playoffs. One positive to come from the season was the amount of great kicks that found their way on to the court. We started with 16 of the best kicks from the season and you, the people have had your say. The inaugural winner...

Training Camp Update - Day One

A few random thoughts from yesterday's media coverage of the first day of training camp. First, Brad Stevens' system is finally getting a bit clearer. From MetroWest Daily News: During Monday’s media day, he revealed that he wants to be a defensive-first team that pushes the ball up-tempo off the turnover or rebound. He said he wants ball movement, floor spacing, and...

Brandon Bass’ defense garners attention

Compared to past years when Kevin Garnett’s salty vernacular dominated the training camp wavelength Celtics practice has lost its NC-17 rating. “It’s different I would say that” said Brandon Bass smiling at the civil contrast in Brad Stevens’ practices. But if this team is going to develop some defensive cohesion Garnett’s communication skills have to be re-created...

KG Says He Doesn’t Like Jason Kidd Telling Him What To Do

NBA season is right around the corner and that means we get to see the revamped Nets, including Boston transplants Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. We also get to see how new coach Jason Kidd will be able to manage this talented but seasoned team. According to reports Kidd has gotten some players to buy into the theory that he will be able to better relate to them because he is just...
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