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In the rich and glorious tradition of the Boston Celtics, where they have won the most NBA titles in league history, it may come as a surprise as to how subpar the franchise's ability has been to acquire a top free agent. I had the discussion recently and it seems all the Celtics' top players of all time were acquired via a trade or the draft.
In researching the candidates, I basically found a lot of guys that either didn't lead them to anything relevant or were only around for 1 season of the title-run. It's amazing that in their history the Celtics have never landed a big-time player via free agency, a clear-cut top 20 guy in the league at the time. It's even more amazing how there's no one worth mentioning between 1995 and 2007 (could this have anything to do with the Buffoon or Evil Emperor?)
Free agency hasn't been around that long so let's take a look back at the marquee guys Boston inked and vote in the poll who was the best ever.
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As John wrote earlier today, Doc Rivers, Paul Pierce, Jet & KG were all absent from today’s workout. So who kept things organized while the vets & head coach were away? As Chris Forsberg tells us, it was none other than “Zero Tolerance”:
Rajon Rondo is off rehabbing an ACL injury and the practice floor featured nearly as many newcomers (4) as guys who started the season...
Good win for the Celtics. They looked a bit rusty at times but did what it took to win the game. It's refreshing to see fans admit that they are getting the benefit of the calls. A fun game and some fun comments. I've highlighted my favorites in bold. Enjoy......
Back to back 50 point nights for curry. Book it.
Celtics can't hang with us...this is a...
Molly updates the Celtics practice on Sunday. Armond Hill led the practice, as Doc was up in Maine watching his son play. Celtics veterans Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Jason Terry were all given the day off as well. The practice was mainly to get the newest Celtics some repetitions with the Celtics system. I really liked this line from Hill: "Repetition is the mother of learning."
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Chris Wilcox has shown encouraging signs since his role has become more clearly definedThe Boston Globe’s Baxter Holmes dropped this article late last night on Chris Wilcox and his new, better-defined role for the Celtics since Jason Collins was dealt to the Washington Wizards. (I apologize for the long block quote).Shortly after the Feb. 21 trade deadline, Chris Wilcox approached Doc...
Tonight, the Celtics won again. It wasn't an amazing win, but it had quality. After the first quarter, they began to fade, but still held onto the lead. Pierce and Green each had great games, but nobody else really did. Tonight was a night that was solid, but not amazing.
Tonight's USOTN goes to the bad performance by Kevin Garnett. KG scored just 7 points on 2/10 shooting...
The Boston Celtics got revenge for the last game against the Warriors, beating them 94-86 and limiting Stephen Curry to 27% shooting
Celticslife Game Recap
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Kevin Garnett: 7 Points, 13 Rebounds
KG had a game that was good on one end and bad on the other. He did a good job defensively in terms of protecting...
The Celtics made the announcement a short time ago…
The Boston Celtics announced today that they have signed forward Shavlik Randolph to a 10-day contract.
Randolph, a 6’10” forward, appeared in 28 games for the Foshan Long Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association this season averaging 32.0 points, 14.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.0 blocks in 36.5 minutes per...
Our friends over at CLNS Radio were able to catch up with Terrence Williams after the news broke that he'd be sticking around Boston for the rest of the season (and likely next). T-Will was noticeably happy and relieved to be able to unpack his bags. Time to stock up at CVS.
7:00: Tonight, the Celtics will head home to host the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors currently sit at 33-25 overall, but just 15-18 on the road. Today's biggest story revolving around the C's is the re-signing of Terrence Williams. Williams hasn't been amazing recently, but definitely deserved to keep his job. Anyway, tip-off for this one is at 7:30. Enjoy it.
We once again go buzzer to buzzer with the ONLY fully interactive halftime Celtics show anywhere. You can submit questions or comments via the chat… you can log onto Twitter and add #RedsArmy to any tweet to get on the show… or you can fire up your webcam and ask a question or make a comment on the air.
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When we reported a week ago that Mike Krzyzewski would not return as head coach of Team USA, speculation began to spread as to who exactly would be the best candidates to replace coach K. Now, according to Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal, we have an idea of some potential candidates.
Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers, and San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich...