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Many opposing point guards had an interesting take on that moment last season when Rondo, rested up, came back on the floor to replace his young backup. This was before Ray Allen’s deteriorating right ankle made it necessary for Bradley to start.
“He’s the best defensive guard in the league, hands down. Nobody else is like him,” Rondo said of Bradley Friday. “The league will see soon. Guys on other teams are already talking about him to me.”
Rondo’s eyes crinkled as he broke into a half-smile. He thought back to last season’s comments.
“A couple of guys last year had things to say,” he said. “It’s kind of funny. (Bradley) would finally get out of the game, and I would come in, and they would almost seem relieved — I don’t know if that was an insult to me, or just a credit to the defensive player that he is.”
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Doc says Bradley could play on upcoming trip. "He's played well enough (in practice)." Barbosa (personal) will miss Brooklyn game.
— Mark Murphy (@Murf56) December 23, 2012Doc says that Avery Bradley may play first game during upcoming trip. Final clearance from medical staff all that's needed.
— Mark Murphy (@Murf56) December 23, 2012Who's been saying all...
Avery Bradley was first cleared to practice with the team in Chicago. Bradley had already been playing one-on-one with former Celtic Keyon Dooling who is now the player development coach. He has also had coaches set screens on him which forced him to fight through the screens to test his shoulders.
He had a good practice and afterwards had no setbacks or pain in his surgically...
Avery Bradley's scheduled return was to be January 2nd. However, after participating in his second full practice yesterday, the Boston Celtics could have him back as early as tomorrow. Bradley has been recovering from double shoulder surgery, but he looks ready to go. According to Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe, Bradley reported his return date as being January 2nd, but...
Rajon Rondo, Avery Bradley, Kris Joseph and Courtney Lee play a game of 2-on-2 before Friday's game between the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks at TD Garden. Rondo and Bradley took turns guarding one another. This is a great sight. Bradley is looking good. I wouldn't be surprised to see him return on Christmas day, personally. Thanks to Mike Petraglia for the video...
Over at the Boston Herald, Mark Murphy has an excellent feature on Rajon Rondo and the impact he believes Avery Bradley will have in his return to the Celtics.From the Herald:“A couple of guys last year had things to say,” [Rondo] said. “It’s kind of funny. (Bradley) would finally get out of the game, and I would come in, and they would almost seem relieved — I don’t...
A pretty awesome epic mix by EphinEcko for Rajon Rondo with a lot from last year's playoff run.
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According to multiple reports, the Boston Celtics have signed center Jarvis Varnado of the Sioux Falls NBA D-League team.
The Boston Celtics are signing forward Jarvis Varnado of Sioux Falls in the D-League, league source tells Y! Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA)
Varnado has made his presence known in the NBA D-League averaging 14 points, 10 rebounds...
Here’s part of my afternoon Twitter exchange with Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix.
I’m intrigued by this deal. Pau Gasol would be a huge help to Kevin Garnett, the Celtics jump shot centric offense and (lack of ) rebounding.
I’d hate to give up a decade of Avery Bradley for 3 years of Gasol. And a move like this is extremely short-sighted. But I really believe Gasol could...
Rajon Rondo is scheduled to be handing out dimes to his Celtics teammates on Christmas Day, but that didn’t stop him from spreading the holiday cheer to others this Christmas season.
Rondo played Santa Claus a few days early this Saturday, heading to the Blue Hills Boys and Girls Club in Dorchester, Mass., where he handed out bicycles and played Connect Four with the local children...
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Brandon Jennings said that he and Rajon Rondo probably would have fought during Friday's game if not for the prospect of being fined.
Rajon Rondo spent the early part of this season stalking Magic Johnson‘s record of 46 straight games with double-digit assists. Rondo took the streak so seriously he allowed himself to be kept in the game into the final minute of a loss in Detroit just to notch that decisive 10th assist to keep his run alive.
Rondo’s streak eventually ended at 37 games, which tied John Stockton...
Enterprise News Magic Johnson has high praise for pair of Celtics – Magic Johnson compliments both Rajon Rondo and Paul Pierce, calling Rondo “the best all-around’’ point guard in the league. Boston Herald Rajon Rondo points to Avery Bradley’s pressure - Rondo praises his teammate, Avery Bradley, dishes on his recovery, and explains his importance to the team. Sadly [...]
Brandon Jennings and Rajon Rondo likely won’t be exchanging Christmas presents anytime soon, but they were exchanging unpleasentries on Friday night, which almost led to a fight.
The Bucks’ point guard said he almost fought Rondo, but had second thoughts because of the fines he would incur. Rondo bumped Jennings during the first quarter, and the two had some words.
During the rest of the year, Rajon Rondo spends his time slapping around Kris Humphries.
But during Christmas, Rondo becomes Santa and hands out bikes and toys to the Blue Hill Boys and Girls Club.
Boy, does he do it all.
Boston Globe Celtics’ Chris Wilcox could miss a month with a thumb injury – Gary Washburn discusses Wilcox’s situation, as well as other notes from yesterday’s practice. Boston Herald Avery close call – Mark Murphy tells us that Avery Bradley may possibly return as early as this week. ESPN Boston C’s want to stay big when [...]