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The 2013-14 Boston Celtics have been under a magnifying class since the All-Star break of 2012. It was that time of year again- the All-Star Break aka when people start shouting their opinions as loud as possible. Celtics fans topic-hopped from wondering why more Celtics weren’t in All-Star discussions, to what free agents Boston should target in the off-season, to asking what Danny Ainge could really get for Rajon Rondo, to coming to terms with Ray Allen being traded FOR REAL this time.
Ray Allen wasn’t traded, Rondo’s value continued to fluctuate with each game, Garnett & Pierce reinforced it was Rondo’s team, and the unofficial catchphrase became, “let’s just get to the post-season.”
Fast-forward 17 months and here we are on Preseason Eve. The Big Three Era is complete, the cornerstone of a team is doing his best to make friends with the LA media, and Celtics fans are divided on whether to trust in Danny Ainge or publically flog him on Causeway Street. I guess some thi...
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If you’ve been reading Celtkicks, you’re already aware that Rajon Rondo has been spotted wearing Chinese sneaker company Anta’s shoes. Well now comes news via the Globe’s Gary Washburn that #9 will make it official tomorrow:
It looks like Rajon Rondo will officially announce he’s signing with Anta shoe company Tues night. Rondo was previously with Nike #celtics
Rajon Rondo has recently been spotted wearing a black & green “away” colorway of a new shoe from Anta. Even though the Chinese sneaker company has yet to confirm they’ve signed Rajon, it’s becoming clear he’ll be wearing the company’s kicks this season.
Today at Celtics practice, he was seen in a white & green “home” version of the same shoe. My sneaker spies...
Rajon Rondo has been confined to the sideline in practice and he was solely an observer from the bench in Monday’s preseason game, so his alibi is airtight. He can’t possibly be the person who gave Kris Humphries the shiner Humphries sported before the exhibition against the Raptors.
The origin of Humphries’ bruised left eye was a mystery, as no one would own up to landing...
As far as predictions go, this is a lot less bold than saying Michael Jordan will come back for one game. Still, this one is notable for including absolutely no hedging. Most of the talk involving Rajon Rondo and the Celtics this season centers around the team’s supposed need to trade the 27-year-old point guard if it is truly dedicated to rebuilding. Once Rondo returns from his...
Bill Simmons thinks the new ownership of the Sacramento Kings will want to make a splash and that splash will be a trade for Rajon Rondo.
Here’s the scenario:
The Celtics move out Rondo, Gerald Wallace and MarShon Brooks for Ben McLemore, Greivis Vasquez (expiring), Patrick Patterson (expiring), John Salmons (expiring) and Jimmer Fredette. Boston would also have the option to swap...
Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose have been doing a series of Grantland video podcast previews for each NBA team, ranking them in reverse order from #30 up to #1. Today they featured #24, the Celtics. When the topic of conversation turned to Rondo's future with the team, here's what they had to say:
Simmons: "Clairvoyant Bill thinks Rajon Rondo has 20 games or less left...
Being in the building for a game always feels like a completely different experience to me than watching a game on television. I am returning home from sitting court side, about 20 feet from the Boston Celtic's bench. I have not taken a peak at the box score, but here are some of my take aways from the first preseason game. No numbers, just pure observations (plus some mixed...
With the leaders of this team being traded to Brooklyn this off season, Danny Ainge knew that he would need someone to step up and be a veteran leader. From what Danny has said, he doesn't plan to trade Rondo and he will be the new face of the franchise, replacing Paul Pierce. But, Rondo has always had a veteran to lean on and the inclusion of Keith Bogans in the trade insures...
With the pre-season officially upon us, we here at CelticsLife thought it would be fun to dish out some pre-season award predictions for the Celtics. We came up with eight awards (four positive, four not-so-positive), and will be giving out writer predictions on each of them over the next week or so.
These awards will be named after Celtics greats (and not-so-greats), and hopefully...
Tonight the Celtics play their first game with all the pieces in place, expect Rajon Rondo of course.
Fans will get to see how out of shape Jared Sullinger is after back surgery; how Avery Bradley can adjust to play the point after a pretty bad go of it last season; how Kelly Olynyk looks against real NBA talent; how Jeff Green approaches being the go-to guy for the first time in...
For six years the question was whether the Celtics would win the championship. Now Danny Ainge finds himself overseeing a far less promising environment. All of the big names who played for or coached the championship team of 2007-08 are now in Los Angeles or Miami or Brooklyn or (in the case of Rajon Rondo) on indefinite leave. Instead of trying to win should they now be trying...
Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge began training camp last week believing he had just hired the best coach in college basketball to lead his team for the next six years.
But even a process-driven guy like Brad Stevens isn’t going to turn a week of drills into basketball artistry.
“Camp is camp” Ainge said yesterday when asked about his initial impressions...
So ESPN has been doing this "#NBARank" thing where they are ranking the top 500 players in the NBA, starting with 500 and counting down.
Their method is having each of their 215 "experts" rank each player from 1-10 based on the "quality and quantity of their expected production". They then gave each player a score based on their average ranking and...
Before the Seattle Supersonics relocated to Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant played one season in the Emerald City and won the rookie of the year award.
Recently, Durant spoke about his one year to the Philadelphia Inquirer and his hardship about trying to replace Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis during his rookie season:
“It was tough for me especially coming in as a young player. I thought...
With many NBA teams allowing themselves to get especially bad for the 13-14 season, Kevin Durant recently spoke of his experience for a bad Seattle SuperSoincs' team during his rookie season.
“It was tough for me especially coming in as a young player,” Durant said when asked about his experience dealing with the process. “I thought I was going to play with Ray Allen and...