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According to Zach Lowe of Sports Illustrated, the Memphis Grizzlies are talking to teams about trading for Rudy Gay, and one of those teams he proposes that could be a candidate is the Boston Celtics.
Lowe states that the Celtics could trade for the 26-year-old small forward within a deal that would entail Avery Bradley, Jeff Green, and Courtney Lee:
A package of Green, Courtney Lee, and Avery Bradley works, though it only saves Memphis about $1.4 million in salary (and the same amount in tax payments). Memphis might be able to cut the rest by salary-dumping Marreese Speights or Bayless later (Speights isn’t trade-eligible until Jan. 15 and can veto any deal), and they could sell at least Lee and Bradley as helpful pieces that fill needs now and going forward. (Read more)
As much as the Celtics have to assess their rebounding woes, Gay would be a perfect fit and an ideal player for Danny Ainge and company.With Paul Pierce almost on his way out, the six-year swingman could easily fill the void for “The Truth” when father time calls his number and currently could provide a ton of scoring for Doc Rivers’ team,
Currently, yes, this is only talk and a possible scenario, but this could actually happen. At age 26, Rudy Gay can provide leverage and a key part of the green team’s future. And why not have another University of Connecticut alum join the team since it has been well-known in Celtics past (aka Ray Allen).
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Avery Bradley made his return to the court Wednesday in the 93-83 loss to Memphis, and he brought a little reality with him.
The team did show some flashes of confidence with number zero back and had more fight in them than the previous few games, but one thing became clear as the game progressed: Avery Bradley is not the savior of the Celtics.
Granted, he only played 20 minutes...
Jared Sullinger continues to make a case to be in the Celtics starting line-up
Rejoice! The Boston Celtics finally broke a four game losing streak by beating the Indiana Pacers on Friday night. Coming after a lack-luster performance on Wednesday night against the Memphis Grizzlies, the Boston Celtics went back to something that catapulted them to the Atlantic Division crown a year...
Finishline is running a 50% off sale this weekend. This offers a chance for Celtics fans to get a deal on the shoes many players wear. Here are the highlights of the sale.
Jared Sullinger’s shoe of choice the Air Jordan 2012 Lite is only $83.99. CLICK HERE to see if your size is still available.
The Nike Hyperdunk has been wore by Collins, Bass, and Jeff Green this season....
One thing that is apparent after the last three games: The Celtics don’t yet trust each other. That’s not to say that Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Rajon Rondo don’t trust each other; they do. They don’t trust some of the newcomers, and Garnett made that clear after Sunday’s 118-96 loss in Sacramento.
The Celtics are not on the same page. Some players continue to laugh...
Click here to read the original version from yesterday. In the first half last night the Celtics played exactly as you might expect for a team on the road against a quality opponent on night two of a back to back, and they trailed the Hawks by 15 at the break. But it the second half Boston exhibited the same defensive intensity we saw the day before against the Pacers.
Celtics rookie Fab Melo suffered a concussion last weekend after bumping his head on the doorway in his Sioux Falls hotel room while the Maine Red Claws (Melo’s NBA Development League assignment) were in South Dakota for back-to-back games against the Skyforce.
Melo was seen by the Red Claws medical staff and did not play in the team’s Monday afternoon game. On Wednesday, the...
The guys wore ties… Kurt compares the Celtics to communism… and Stats preaches patience in the latest episode of Gang Green TV. There’s also the requisite trade speculation, Avery Bradley discussion, and even a Star Wars mention.
Another great show from the guys…. and as an added bonus, here’s the show you didn’t see from before Christmas because… well… I’m the...
The Boston Celtics recently called up rookie Fab Melo from the D-League, and it isn’t because he has been dominant, because he has. No, the rookie out of Syracuse was brought up to see the team doctor because he suffered a concussion. The concussion was not suffered in a game. The 7 foot center gave himself a concussion by walking into, rather than through, a doorway, at a hotel...
Tommy is such a treasure. The man has been a Celtic for over 50 years. He loves the Celtics and I love that about him. Other teams' fans may bemoan the fact that they get the Celtics feed, but I hate listening to anyone else. Tommy started out with this gem:
On Rondo's importance to the Celtics "He has to be, in an essence, the rabbit for the greyhounds.Let'...
But the Grizzlies are about $4 million over the luxury tax, staring at a very expensive four-man core that, if left intact, could take Memphis over the tax line in this season and the following two. Three straight tax seasons wouldn’t trigger the dreaded repeater tax penalties, but that path would hamstring Memphis’ roster-building flexibility during those three years and could...
Last night's game was another ugly matchup followed by an ugly performance. Despite a great first quarter, the Celtics managed to fall behind by nine at the half. The third quarter was basically the same, just no shots going in with little defensive resistance on the other end. The Celtics rallied in the fourth quarter, but the mountain was to tall to climb. But, there is some...
They are going to put it together. They are going to go on a run. They will make the playoffs. They will contend for the title this year. Anything is possible!
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The Celtics have finally put together a performance they can be proud of and against a worthy opponent too. The team has been struggling mightily and the players haven't been putting forth a consistent effort but the energy from Garnett inspired a monster performance. The initial quarter looked bleak and the Celtics...
Boston Celtics vs Indiana Pacers highlights above and box score below.
Indiana Pacers 75, Boston Celtics 94 - FINAL - January 4, 2013
Indiana Pacers (19-14)
For the second consecutive night, the Boston Celtics (16-17) find a way to come out victorious in a back-to-back setting beating the Atlanta Hawks (20-12) 89-81.
Doc Rivers’ team experienced a tale of halves tonight. To start off the game the Celtics were horrific with no rhythm on offense and a lack of defense.
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“That was terrific...