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While writing a story about Doc Rivers, Jackie MacMullan broke news on several other fronts. Go read her story for quotes about Doc, such as: ”They say Doc is a players’ coach, and he is,” Bass said with a grin. “A players’ coach who will kick your ass.” But keep reading this post for some of the news.Ray Allen probably isn’t returning. MacMullan reports he was pissed to be taken out of the starting lineup and maybe even more so by almost being traded midseason: “If you really think Ray Allen is returning, then you haven’t been paying attention,” she wrote.Kevin Garnett talked to Sam Cassell about retirement 10 days ago (they’re former teammates in Minnesota, remember) , but Cassell is trying to convince him to keep playing. Assuming Garnett doesn’t retire, Sam I Am is convinced he won’t play for anyone but Doc: ”KG is a loyal guy,” Cassell said. “I can’t see him playing for anyone else except Doc at this point.Even during his rookie season, which was incredibly unpro
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“First, he has a lot of respect for Doc (Rivers, the C’s coach),” the source said. “I’m not sure there is someone else he could play for at this point. He’s very loyal. But he’s also very proud. As...
Fans of the Boston Celtics better be prepared to hear stories like this for the next few months.
While we await word of whether or not Kevin Garnett will return for his 18th season, we are already hearing that a team not named the Boston Celtics is interested in his services should he decide to lace up his ANTA kicks next year. The interested team is the San Antonio Spurs...
Are the Spurs looking to pair Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde on the court at the same time next season?
If a report by Buck Harvey of The San Antonio Express-News has any legs to it, they just might.
Harvey reports that a source in the Spurs organization told him this weekend that the team will look at all options this summer, including unrestricted free agent Kevin Garnett.
The NBA fined Celtics center Kevin Garnett $25,000 Wednesday for failing to make himself available to reporters following a Game 7 loss in Miami.
Garnett, set to be an unrestricted free agent this summer, left an air of uncertainty about his future when he bailed AmericanAirlines Arena following a 101-88 loss that ended Boston's season.
Of course, $25...
A lot of things could happen in free agency this offseason. Kevin Garnett joining, or even replacing, Tim Duncan with the San Antonio Spurs does not seem likely to be one of them. Because offhand remarks often set off the most absurd speculation, the report that a person within the San Antonio Spurs had "tossed out" Garnett as a free agent possibility drew a lot of attention...
Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston
Garnett's trusted friend Sam Cassell said KG was still talking about retiring as recently as 10 days ago, but Cassell was trying to persuade him otherwise. Cassel's advice: Play as long as you can.
"KG is a loyal guy," Cassell said. "I can't see him playing for anyone else except Doc at this point."
After the Miami Heat beat the Boston Celtics in last night's Eastern Conference Finals game seven to move onto the 2012 NBA Finals, Celtics star Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo decided to hit the showers and skip the post game pleasantries.
Watch as both Rondo and Garnett leave the court without shaking hands with any member of the Miami Heat:
Two days after the San Antonio Spurs were eliminated from the Western Conference Finals, I wrote a piece about what areas the Spurs need to look for this summer in either free agency, the draft, or their international players for team improvement. The areas were another attacking guard and fourth big man who had a perimeter shot and could play defense alongside Tim Duncan.Two nights...
Kevin Garnett has been fined $25,000 for failing to make himself available to the media following Boston's 101-88 loss in Game 7.
Ever since the 1960s, when the Boston Celtics emerged as the most decorated franchise in the NBA, nothing less than a championship has satisfied the team or its fans.
This year's team may have changed that.
Overcoming age and injuries to make it to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals against the more-heralded Miami Heat, the Celtics bowed out of the playoffs on Saturday...
With time still on the clock, Rajon Rondo and Kevin Garnett are seen leaving the court angrily at the end of Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Heat. The 1991 Detroit Pistons were ridiculed for a similar act, though more egregious as they all walked out as a team and the game had to be stopped. LeBron James got lots of flack after the 2009 Eastern Conference...
The Boston Celtics forced the Miami Heat to the brink of elimination. Kevin Garnett channelled his inner "Big Ticket" in the process. Ray Allen and Paul Pierce looked more their age. Through 20 postseason games, KG posted playoff averages of 19.2 points and 10.3 rebounds per night. Allen and Pierce did not help things as much as Celtics Nation hoped they would.
They are the two premier big men of this era - San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan and Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett. Both have dominated the paint offensively and defensively, won NBA titles and garnered many accolades along the way. But now that the season is over and their NBA careers are coming to an end soon, could TD and KG be forming the next "Twin Towers" in San...
It wasn’t that long ago when Danny Ainge brought in Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen to join Paul Pierce, leading the Celtics to their first NBA Championship in 22 years. That season was as fun as they come, and the rest of the four years wasn’t four behind. That trio might have played its last game together, so take a look at this video and remember that first championship run.
The Philadelphia 76ers own three picks in the upcoming NBA Draft – 15th, 45th and 54th overall. With so much uncertainty surrounding the team, the Sixers should be looking to take the best player available with each of their selections.
Draft Express recently published a new mock draft. Here’s who they have the Sixers taking at their respective selections:
15. Austin Rivers,...