Found October 03, 2013 on
Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.
“As I walk around town, more than anything else there are those that say, ‘Hey, don’t win too many games,”‘ said Ainge, the Celtics’ president of basketball operations. “There are so many fans that want us to play for the draft.”
Ainge’s measured response is that they should be more careful what they wish for.
“That’s harder than people recognize,” said Ainge of losing as a strategy. “It’s a really easy thing to conceptualize, and an easy thing to talk about and philosophize about. But it’s a hard thing to live through — for fans, for coaches, for owners, for sponsors, for our TV partners.”
It was the pain of losing that forced his coach of nine years, Doc Rivers, to relocate, with great irony, to the Clippers.
“Right,” said Ainge. “It’s a really hard thing to do.”
Without ever mentioning the name
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Brian Babineau/NBAE/Getty Images
Day two of training camp today is in the books for the Celtics from gorgeous Newport, RI and head coach Brad Stevens had some interesting things to say about forward Jeff Green:
Brad Stevens said Jeff Green has "had his ups and downs." Really the first time Stevens hasn't fully praised someone.
— Jay King (@ByJayKing) October 3...
The outlook for the Boston Celtics this season is bleak at best.
The proud franchise has lost many of its star players and is left with a roster full of young and unproven talent. Naturally, this has many Celtics fans looking to the future, and clamoring for the team to "tank" this year in hopes of perhaps landing Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins.
Just don't expect...
Boston Celtic's head coach Brad Stevens had a lot to take away from day one of training camp yesterday in Newport, RI. Point guard Phil Pressey surprised enough people in summer league to earn himself a contract and a spot on this season's roster. It seems like Pressey hasn't lost a step since Orlando heading into Newport. With Rajon Rondo missing from drills, Stevens...
Kris Humphries donned a Celtics uniform for the first time Monday at the team’s media day, sporting his usual No. 43 on the jersey.
For most Celtics fans, 43 belongs to beloved ex-Celtic Kendrick Perkins. Perk was known for his mean grimace, hard picks and fighting spirit. Some people even called him “the big, mean, green machine.” Humphries isn’t exactly on the same level...
It's been a little over ten months since Darko Milicic left the Celtics to return to his native Serbia. Back in June of this year he said that he would not seek an NBA contract this season. Now that the former #2 overall pick from the 2003 draft appears to have given up on basketball for good, he's found a new focus: competitive carp fishing. Darko is entered in the...
So far the buzz has been great surrounding Lee at this years camp. Devin A., wrote about it today with his article, Will Courtney Lee's role on the Celtics change this upcoming season? Happy Birthday Lee! Let's have a better season.
Boston Celtics rookie Kelly Olynyk noted Wednesday that he had, to that point, been spared from any egregious hazing at training...
Jordan Crawford has become one of those players that you just don't care about,it's not personal,or maybe it is, but his hot and cold style is a turn off for most of us. With Rondo sidelined, the guard positions are pretty much up for grabs, for the likes of Lee, Brooks, and Crawford.
CSNNE-C's Crawford ready for shooting guard role
However, one thing has become...
The Boston Celtics are on an off day today before starting practices in Waltham on Saturday. Coming off of three days of training camp in Newport, RI, a team filled with new faces seem to be enjoying each other's company, according to ESPN Boston.
Here is a taste of what Jeff Green and Brad Stevens had to say about the experience:
Forgive the 2013-14 Boston Celtics for being...
Rondo went through a non-contact, morning walkthrough on day one of camp. Rondo is at a disadvantage of sorts. He won't be able to start this era off with a bang. He'll have to develop his new role as sole team leader on the sideline leading by his voice, and with whatever else he can do that doesn't compromise his rehab. He hasn't been given the title as team captain...
We saw on Media Day just how much conditioning Rajon Rondo has been doing during his recovery from a torn ACL. What we didn’t see that day, was the work Rondo has been putting into his jump shot.
Now that training camp is underway, non-contact drills have been keeping RR involved. Working with new assistant coach Ron Adams, Rondo opted to miss the team bus on Tuesday, working on...
It’s no secret that the Boston Celtics have a plethora of shooting guards on their roster. As training camp approaches Brad Stevens is probably hoping that one or two step up and make their mark so he has some easier decisions to make once the season begins.
Instead of worrying about who might step up, it seems more entertaining (its Friday), to look at the group as a whole and...
By Cort Reynolds
Of the NBA-record 17 championship teams the fabled Boston Celtic franchise
has fielded, which is the very best of the best?
To figure that puzzle out, I put together a fictional tournament of Celtic
champions using the eye test, much reading and research, poring over
Youtube clips on the older teams, and statistical analysis to come up with
which legendary Celtic...
Compared to past years when Kevin Garnett’s salty vernacular dominated the training camp wavelength Celtics practice has lost its NC-17 rating.
“It’s different I would say that” said Brandon Bass smiling at the civil contrast in Brad Stevens’ practices.
But if this team is going to develop some defensive cohesion Garnett’s communication skills have to be re-created...
Rondo was the story for the most part after day 2 of training camp at Salve Regina. Players talked about his leadership from the sidelines. And more than one photo was posted of Rondo staying after all the other players had loaded the bus for the hotel, working on his shot with assistant coach Ron Adams. He is still a long way from being cleared for contact but he's doing...
Earlier today, we got a look at what could possibly be Rajon Rondo’s first shoe with Anta. His teammates have also been wearing some fresh kicks over the first couple of days at training camp. Avery Bradley was seen in a pair of Rajon’s Hyperposites & Jordan Crawford broke out a pair of KD V’s. Check out some pics from the first two days of camp in the gallery below. Pics...