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As previously reported, the Rajon Rondo trade rumors are going nowhere.
According to Jay King at Masslive.com, the Pistons have asked about Rondo's availability.
The Pistons are said to have plenty of interest in acquiring Rondo, and Dumars admitted he spoke to Boston about its All-Star point guard's availability. But according to the Detroit Free Press, talks never progressed far enough to include specific players.
"Never happened, never even a conversation about Brandon," Dumars said, referring to a recent Boston Globe report that Detroit wants to swap Knight and an expiring contract for Rondo. "That trade rumor is not true."
Of course Dumars didn't mention anything about packing either of Detroit's two big men Greg Monroe or Andre Drummond, but reports are Drummond is as close as untouchable as a player gets in the NBA.
Bottom line is if a trade between Detroit and Boston for Rondo did happen, it's not going to happen before the season ...
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Paul Pierce said goodbye to the city of Boston and the Celtics with 44 photos on Instagram of himself and the team throughout the years of his career. “I cannot say it enough. Boston, you’ll always be a part of who I am.#THANKYOUBOSTON,”
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Great video just came my way of a little kid in Houston responding to Shaquille O’Neal’s diss of Houston. The local ABC affiliate has footage of a VERY VERY animated kid. The kid was upset at Shaq for calling Houston a “little town”, comments which he did back track on later. The child made sure Shaq knows “Don’t ever disrespect Houston again”. I’m pretty sure...
On Monday the Boston Celtics introduced new players Keith Bogans, MarShon Brooks and Kris Humphries. None of the three guys looked happy to be there.
Standing holding their jerseys next to new head coach Brad Stevens and general manager Danny Ainge, the three men looked like they were about to face a firing squad. All three were acquired in the trade that sent Kevin Garnett, Jason...
A.B. As of last weekend, Paul Pierce is officially no longer a member of the Boston Celtics. Considered by many to be one of the top 5 Celtics players of all time, Pierce spent the last 15 years as a member of the Green. During that span Pierce won an NBA Championship in 2008 and scored over 20,000 career points. So while Pierce’s career will continue, “The Truth” will take...
The Detroit Pistons offered Brandon Knight and an expiring contract to the Boston Celtics for Rajon Rondo.
The Celtics would seek Andre Drummond, who the Pistons will not give up in a trade for Rondo.
The Pistons want to evaluate the frontcourt of Drummond, Greg Monroe and Josh Smith before making any major decisions about their future.
Kevin Garnett said last year that Jeff Green has a chance to be one of the greatest players in NBA history. The Celtics are about to test Garnett’s theory, big time.
Green, who spent much of last season as the fourth offensive option behind Paul Pierce, Garnett and Rajon Rondo, respectively, will start next season without at least two and perhaps all three of those players. Pierce...
Former Louisville point guard Peyton Siva was arguably one of the top point guards competing at last week’s NBA Summer League in Orlando.
Players who are drafted at the end of the second round don’t usually last past training camp, however Siva more than proved that he’s worthy of a roster spot in the NBA.
In four summer league games last week, Siva averaged 7.8 points, 6...
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Kris Humphries has been around the NBA long enough to understand how the business of the league works. So, when Humphries sat down with Nets general manager Billy King after the Nets saw their season end at the hands of the Bulls in the first round of the playoffs, he knew there was a good chance he’d be playing elsewhere next season.
“I wasn’t surprised,” Humphries said...
Joe Dumars loves the potential of 19-year-old center Andre Drummond.
Drummond is so highly thought of by Dumars, that he apparently doesn’t have to worry about being traded anytime sooner.
According to the Detroit News, Drummond is the only untouchable Piston on the roster.
“There are guys who, a pecking order of things we would or wouldn’t do, Drummond is certainly one of...
The Boston Celtics acquired a $10.3 million trade exception in their trade of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to the Brooklyn Nets.
The Celtics will have 365 days to use to the traded player exception.
When you enter Celtics games at the TD Garden they hand you a free mini "program" with stats and information about the team. In my years as a season ticket holder I've always paid attention the section which lists each player's date of birth, comparing their ages to my own. Paul Pierce was born six months after me in October of 1977, so he's been my constant...
The Orlando Magic have signed free agent big man Jason Maxiell, adding a veteran presence to an injury-depleted front court.
General manager Rob Hennigan announced the signing Thursday.
The 30-year-old Maxiell comes from Detroit, where he appeared in 72 games last season. He was drafted in 2005 and has spent his entire eight-year NBA career with the Pistons.
The 6-foot-7 Maxiell...
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports the Magic will sign Pistons power forward Jason Maxiell to a two-year deal worth $5 million. Wojnarowski reports the Magic hold a team option on the second year worth $2.5 million. Vincent Goodwill of The Detroit News confirmed the report and the contract numbers. Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports that the second year of the...
Jason Maxiell has agreed to a two-year deal with the Orlando Magic.
Maxiell has been with the Detroit Pistons since 2005.