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New Orleans Pelicans
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What we don’t know yet is how those free agent contracts are structured and how much actual room they will have to finish the roster renovation. The Celtics have to stay under the luxury tax — $70.3 million – to take advantage of more accommodating trade rules in a potential sign-and-trade and then they must stay under the apron — $74.3 million – to complete the roster renovation.
It’s entirely possible that they won’t have enough room left below the apron to use the bi-annual exception — a two-year deal starting at $1.9 million. The bi-annual is a useful bargaining chip for late in the free agent game when veterans are looking for a new home and that tends to be the last demographic to sign deals.
As for a sign-and-trade, team sources indicated this week that the pursuit may take a little while to reach a conclusion....
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I’ve been able to learn a lot about the new salary cap structure recently. I’ve picked up a few of the nuances, but not all of them. Sometimes in the pursuit of being creative within the system, I overlook a simple solution to a problem that can dramatically change the Celtics’ offseason. This is one such solution: A sign-and-trade for Jason Terry.
In regard to outgoing...
It's only 3 days into the 2012 NBA Summer League, and thus far we have seen some promising moments from the Boston Celtics rookies, Jared Sullinger, Fab Melo, and Kris Joseph.
The above video is a highlight mix welcoming the draftees to Boston, featuring their best plays in their Celtics summer league jerseys against OKC, the Nets, and the Pacers, as well as some college footage...
The Summer League Boston Celtics are undefeated, people! As in, no losses!They have won while controlling a game for four quarters, and they have won with a desperate comeback led by a 6-foot-1 point guard (Jonathan Gibson) who played for a Turkish team called “Trabzonspor” last season. They have won with Jared Sullinger tossing bricks at the rim and they have won with him...
Via the Boston Herald:
The Celtics have solved at least part of their frontcourt problem by turning to a familiar player.
A team source confirmed today that Chris Wilcox, who had surgery to correct an enlarged aorta last February, has agreed to what is believed to be a veteran’s minimum contract.
Wilcox, who was cleared for full contact and basketball activity just over a week...
Kevin Garnett announced on the eve of free agency on June 30 that he would return to the Celtics. That started a chain reaction, as the team made several free agent signings over the next couple of weeks. On Saturday, as the Celtics welcomed free agents Jason Terry, Jeff Green, Brandon Bass and Chris Wilcox to new deals, the team also announced that Garnett had been officially re...
Sales of Powerade are about to go waaaay down in Boston. The company seems to have decided to put up a billboard celebrating LeBron James’ first title win almost three miles from the TD Garden.
To read this feature and view photos of the billboard, please click the link below.
The Block Party is back after a week off to cover the NBA Draft with Celtics Hub’s Brian Robb. Robb will be coming on right away so be sure to tune in at 8 sharp. We’ll cover all the big moves across the league over the past week and especially break down the Celtics’ moves. [...]
Irrevocable Differences with Rondo was Ray Allen’s number one reason why he left Ray Allen has taken less money to join the Miami Heat after departing Boston. Many have said that there are many reasons for this, and one of the main reasons was Allen’s deteriorating relationship with the Celtics’ starting point guard Rajon Rondo. [...]
Darren's 6'11 so the other two are...
It was a long time coming. I hadn't written a What The Hell Happened To in quite some time. I had writer's block. A lack of up-to-date information on former Celtics. So I've decided to make a special exception for a guy that was ready to "rock and roll in Boston." That's what he said draft night himself...
First and foremost, most players of any professional game – as well as in any job profession — would more than likely proclaim they are the best in their said area of skill or position, but in a league where we have the point god in Chris Paul, skilled Deron Williams, injured, but athletic Derrick Rose, [...]
Your Old Pal New York Vinnie is going to be walking a treacherous path while writing this column. Frequent visitors to New York Vinnie’s House, know that I live and die with “MY BOYS” the New York Knicks; however what you might not be aware of is that New York Vinnie’s “MAIN CAT” and My Boss here at PRO HOOPS CENTRAL, the SACKMAN grew up in Boston and though as a true...
Throughout this whole ordeal with Ray Allen turning his back on the Boston Celtics and choosing to sign with the team's biggest current rival in Miami, I have been strangely content. I have seen and fully understand the outrage spewing from fans of all ages, but I haven't been feeling that way.
Am I still checked out?
Admittedly, I went pretty much off the grid following...
It’s the greatest internet fantasy geek tournament ever created, and it starts now. Plus it’s a hell of a way to pass the off season rumor mill and FA period by.
That’s right we have brought to The Sports Headquarters for the first time the All Time NBA Mock Draft.
The basis of the competition is simple, we took every NBA player that has ever laced them up and made them...
From the amount of moaning and pitchfork-wielding going on around Boston after Ray Allen decided to sign with the Miami Heat rather than return to the Celtics, people may think Allen's move is among the top tragedies of the century. But Allen doesn't feel that way, as he said when he was introduced by the Heat on Wednesday. And Celtics president of basketball operations Danny...
Detroit Pistons (2-1) vs Boston Celtics (3-0)
Thursday, July 12
11:00 AM ET (replay: 7:00 PM ET)
Amway Center Practice Court
The Celtics remain the only undefeated team in the Orlando Summer League and they put their undefeated record on the line when they take on the 2-1 Pistons today. The Pistons feature the 6'11" Andre Drummond, who...