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I agree with some parts of these player breakdowns and not with others, but overall its been a fun Summer League and I am liking the talent we are showcasing. Here is a little excerpt I agreed with the most.
Of all of the players on Boston’s roster, Dionte Christmas might have been the most impressive. He is a do-it-all player and was the most polished player the Celtics ran onto the court this week. He scored with consistency and rarely made poor decisions. As a guard who shoots the ball a lot and also handles the ball a lot, his ability to avoid ugly turnovers is an impressive trait. There are no glaring weaknesses in Christmas’ game, as he scored, rebounded, assisted and defended in every single game this week. He also displayed great footwork at the defensive end and seems to have the foot speed to keep up with shooting guards at the NBA level. Another characteristic, leadership, cannot go unmentioned. He led by example, and he spoke up on the court when he needed to.
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I’ve been able to learn a lot about the new salary cap structure recently. I’ve picked up a few of the nuances, but not all of them. Sometimes in the pursuit of being creative within the system, I overlook a simple solution to a problem that can dramatically change the Celtics’ offseason. This is one such solution: A sign-and-trade for Jason Terry.
In regard to outgoing...
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The above video is a highlight mix welcoming the draftees to Boston, featuring their best plays in their Celtics summer league jerseys against OKC, the Nets, and the Pacers, as well as some college footage...
Via the Boston Herald:
The Celtics have solved at least part of their frontcourt problem by turning to a familiar player.
A team source confirmed today that Chris Wilcox, who had surgery to correct an enlarged aorta last February, has agreed to what is believed to be a veteran’s minimum contract.
Wilcox, who was cleared for full contact and basketball activity just over a week...
Kevin Garnett announced on the eve of free agency on June 30 that he would return to the Celtics. That started a chain reaction, as the team made several free agent signings over the next couple of weeks. On Saturday, as the Celtics welcomed free agents Jason Terry, Jeff Green, Brandon Bass and Chris Wilcox to new deals, the team also announced that Garnett had been officially re...
Sales of Powerade are about to go waaaay down in Boston. The company seems to have decided to put up a billboard celebrating LeBron James’ first title win almost three miles from the TD Garden.
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The Block Party is back after a week off to cover the NBA Draft with Celtics Hub’s Brian Robb. Robb will be coming on right away so be sure to tune in at 8 sharp. We’ll cover all the big moves across the league over the past week and especially break down the Celtics’ moves. [...]
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First and foremost, most players of any professional game – as well as in any job profession — would more than likely proclaim they are the best in their said area of skill or position, but in a league where we have the point god in Chris Paul, skilled Deron Williams, injured, but athletic Derrick Rose, [...]
Your Old Pal New York Vinnie is going to be walking a treacherous path while writing this column. Frequent visitors to New York Vinnie’s House, know that I live and die with “MY BOYS” the New York Knicks; however what you might not be aware of is that New York Vinnie’s “MAIN CAT” and My Boss here at PRO HOOPS CENTRAL, the SACKMAN grew up in Boston and though as a true...
Throughout this whole ordeal with Ray Allen turning his back on the Boston Celtics and choosing to sign with the team's biggest current rival in Miami, I have been strangely content. I have seen and fully understand the outrage spewing from fans of all ages, but I haven't been feeling that way.
Am I still checked out?
Admittedly, I went pretty much off the grid following...
It’s the greatest internet fantasy geek tournament ever created, and it starts now. Plus it’s a hell of a way to pass the off season rumor mill and FA period by.
That’s right we have brought to The Sports Headquarters for the first time the All Time NBA Mock Draft.
The basis of the competition is simple, we took every NBA player that has ever laced them up and made them...
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Detroit Pistons (2-1) vs Boston Celtics (3-0)
Thursday, July 12
11:00 AM ET (replay: 7:00 PM ET)
Amway Center Practice Court
The Celtics remain the only undefeated team in the Orlando Summer League and they put their undefeated record on the line when they take on the 2-1 Pistons today. The Pistons feature the 6'11" Andre Drummond, who...