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Shortly after the season-ending loss in Miami last May, a conversation with a ranking Celtics [team stats] official turned toward the 2011-12 season.
Having just watched the club stagger down the stretch for a second straight season, beset by injuries and harder questions about an aging core, a bright light appeared on the horizon.
With the NBA and players’ union headed for collective bargaining hell, there was certainty among basketball people that the league would be looking for major givebacks and that a lockout was sure to ensue.
It was suggested that, hey, the Celtics would have to welcome a shortened season. Hope for one even.
The official looked up quickly as he walked toward the arena door in Miami.
“I’m not saying this,” he said, “but o-o-o-o-oh, yeah.”
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Can I just say that it's great to actually talk about basketball instead of collective bargaining, BRI and other nonsense that myself and other hoops fans couldn't care less about? Thanksgiving weekend and work got in the way of me being able to write anything about this, but now that the lockout is (presumably) over it's time to talk about what the Celtics need to...
Paul Pierce's The Truth on Health
Paul Pierce and The Boston Foundation Challenge Thousands of Local Youth to Log 1 Million Hours of Fitness in 2012 as part of “Million Hour Challenge”
One million hours of jumping, running, playing, dancing and MOVING in 2012! That’s what Paul Pierce asked hundreds of youth to take on at a kick-off rally today for the Million Hour Challenge...
According to a story by Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald this morning, Big Baby is already prepped for December 9th. Which is, of course, when free agency is scheduled to begin. Fans shouldn't be surprised if he's no longer a Celtic after that date either. Murphy cites sources that list New Jersey, Orlando, Denver, Atlanta, Detroit and New Orleans as places Baby's camp...
The NBA is -- tentatively -- on its way back, which means the Celtics drive for an 18th championship begins Dec. 9, when abbreviated training camps and the free-agent signing period are expected to open. With Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo, the Celtics will be among the favorites in the Eastern Conference during the regular season, but beyond those top four...
Now that we have a season once again, it comes time to fill out the roster before the start of the season. Currently the Boston Celtics have 6 able bodies under contract (Garnett, Pierce, Allen, Rondo, Jermaine O’Neal, and Avery Bradley), 1 restricted free agent (Uncle Jeff) and 1 retired veteran (Sheed) who is still costing Wyc money. The Celtics have a total of $54,867,622...
For any basketball fan, the news this morning was the best Black Friday deal anyone could have asked for. The NBA lockout is going to come to an end.
For Celtics fans, the gravity of the situation is even greater. We thought we were about to lose the last season, the last run at banner 18 with this current group. Not anymore.
One last chance to see Rajon Rondo throw an alley-oop...
While yesterdays segment focused primarily on the effects it will have on the league as a business and the Celtics specifically, we will now take a look at what we can expect to see on the floor for the 2011-12 NBA Season: 1. Will the Grizzlies be able to continue their upward trend? The [...]
When Celtics coach Doc Rivers walked past Ray Allen at an Orlando-area celebrity golf tournament in October, he might have wanted to use mental telepathy to tell his shooting guard to stay in shape in case the NBA lockout ended.