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One underrated aspect of Danny Ainge’s offseason manna from heaven is that, just like last year, he managed to stock the roster with quality human beings who are likely to form a cohesive locker room and maybe even help several elderly women cross the street. Jason Terry, Courtney Lee, Jeff Green, Jared Sullinger and Chris Wilcox make a second unit that will have considerably more talent than last year’s. But importantly to Ainge, the bench also contains zero knuckleheads.Terry and Lee are known as solid influences on a team. Dirk Nowitzki almost drowned Germany with tears when the Dallas Mavericks let go of Terry — or, at least, that’s how I envision it. The Celtics liked Green enough to treat him as a brother during his recovery from heart surgery, and the same goes for Wilcox. Sullinger seems like a down-to-earth college superstar always prepared with a grin, not to mention an explanation of basketball skills that highlights his knowledge of the game.Moving further down the bench, Dionte Christmas seems like a humble, hungry dude with a work ethic hardened by three years overseas. Keyon Dooling is known as “The Reverend” and earned enough respect in Boston that his occasional halftime locker room speeches go over well even among the superstars. Jason Collins could use a better pair of mitts, but he’s a veteran who knows his role. And I barely know anything about the personalities of Fab Melo, Jamar Smith and Kris Joseph, but I imagine they spend their Saturday nights volunteering at homeless shelters.Ainge’s biggest goal last year was ridding the bench of problem children. He accomplished that same goal this year while significantly upgrading the team’s talent level.A-plus, Danny. A-plus.(h/t Celtics Life)
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According to our most recent poll, 94% of Celtics fans are pleased with the team’s roster acquisitions this off-season. We’re not the only ones. Moke Hamilton of Sheridan Hoops ranks the Celtics the 2nd biggest winner in free agency:
Danny Ainge has done a masterful job this offseason. His first move was agreeing to an extension with Kevin Garnett the day before Garnett would...
I spent the latter half of yesterday trying to hitch-hike to Danny Ainge’s house so I could hand-deliver a bouquet of roses and kiss him on his pretty little feet. Not really, but you can imagine what it would have been like if I did.Ainge had a creatively awesome offseason, rebuilding Boston’s bench (damn near from scratch, people!) while establishing a youthful identity that’s...
It's no secret that Danny Ainge is a controversial figure in Boston. The Perk trade had people calling for his head. The constant Rondo trade rumors the last two seasons had people questioning his ability as a general manager. However, I've always thought Danny was a good manager and knew what was best for the Celtics. He has proved it this off-season.
Someone as brash...
Our latest poll is over, and you have chosen Rondo’s Nike Hyperdunk low p.e.’s as the winner. They beat out another nice shoe, KG’s Anta away signature kicks, by getting 65% of your votes. Now, onto the next two seeds…
10) Rajon Rondo Nike Huarache 2K4 (Kobe)
The Nike Huarache 2K4 Kobe edition was one of Rondo’s faves during last year’s playoffs. This was the shoe...
Jared Sullinger, aka Sully, aka Smokey the Swag Bear... whatever you want to call him now, you'll be calling him a Celtics starter at some point this season. You can book that.
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This week in What the Hell Happened To, we remember yet another in an endlessly long line of players in Celtics' history who came to the team after being an All Star elsewhere and fulfilled the dream to win an NBA title. Scott Wedman was acquired by the Celtics in what turned out to be a steal, a trade for first round pick Darren Tillis. He had come to the Celtics as one...
Pretty funny vid about us Celtics fans. I'm sure we all have said something is this video at one point or another. It's good to laugh at yourself every now and then.
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