Found December 22, 2011 on Red's Army:
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. Not only was he knocking down jumpers, but he was pulling up for them without any hesitation - something he did not do nearly enough of last season. "We want him to just shoot it," said coach Doc Rivers. "I don't care how many times he shoots." [...] Against the Raptors, Rondo had six free throw attempts (he made 5) while playing about 23 minutes. To put that in perspective, Rondo only had five games all season last year in which he attempted six or more free throws. "That's . . . we need that," Rivers said.  CSNNE: Rondo shows improvement in shooting Rondo was calmly knocking down those jumpers with a motion that looked a lot more fluid than usual.   Could it be Rondo has been working on his shooting?  AND he has an improved attidude?? Man, those trade rum...

Paul Pierce not expected to play on Christmas Day

The Celtics probably won't be getting the season started off on the right foot. Literally. Paul Pierce is still dealing with the heel bruise that he suffered at the beginning of training camp and forced him to sit out of both preseason games. The injury is apparently bad enough that the Captain will likely miss the season opener on Sunday against the Knicks. (CSN New England...

Doc Rivers C's through fog

Doc Rivers has certainly had better views to a season than this one. But on the eve of the 2011-12 campaign,...

Doc Rivers Says Paul Pierce Is 'Doubtful' for Season Opener Against Knicks on Sunday

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Celtics guard Paul Pierce didn't practice Friday because of a nagging heel injury and might not play in Boston's season opener against the Knicks in New York on Christmas Day. Pierce did shoot around after the session, but coach Doc Rivers wasn't optimistic his captain would be available Sunday, when the Celtics and Knicks are playing one of the NBA...

Paul Pierce ruled out for final preseason game

Paul Pierce is apparently still suffering from a right heel injury that first acted up at the beginning of training camp and he won't play in the Celtics' final preseason game against Toronto on Wednesday. Doc Rivers commented on Pierce's injury."I'm concerned," Doc Rivers said on Tuesday. "I'm not concerned long-term, but I am concerned short...

Doc Rivers 'Concerned' About Paul Pierce's Heel Injury, Captain May Miss Season Opener

Paul Pierce's sore right heel has limited his participation in training camp and will once again keep him out of the lineup when the Celtics take on the Raptors on Wednesday. Pierce's status for Sunday's Christmas Day opener remains up in the air. "I'm concerned, not long-term, but I'm concerned short-term," head coach Doc Rivers said about Pierce'...

Rivers Encouraged By Early Results Of 5-5-5 Minute Allotment For Garnett

Doc Rivers plans to utilize Kevin Garnett in 5-minute increments.

Doc Rivers doesn’t expect Paul Pierce to play on Christmas

We’re a long way away from the Chicken Little “the sky is falling” predictions about the Celtics season coming true, but this isn’t a good start. Paul Pierce didn’t practice on Friday and Doc Rivers sounded less than optimistic he would be able to go in the Celtics season opener Sunday against the Knicks, reports…

Help is still wanted

The Celtics are in the market for a free agent, and likely will cut the roster to 14 players to keep a spot open, coach Doc Rivers said last night.

Rivers calls Pierce 'doubtful' for C's opener

Celtics coach Doc Rivers called Paul Pierce "doubtful" for the Christmas Day opener.

Rivers: Pierce 'doubtful' for Celtics-Knicks opener

Paul Pierce remained 'doubtful' to help the Boston Celtics tip off the NBA season against the New York Knicks on Sunday, coach Doc Rivers told reporters.

Pierce doubtful for Christmas

Via the Globe's Gary Washburn: Doc Rivers said he thinks its "doubtful" Paul Pierce will play Christmas Day vs. Knicks #celtics That's not the best news in the world, but it will be really funny when the Celtics beat the Knicks without him and people freak out about the Knicks being overrated.

Doc Rivers: Pierce unlikely to start vs. Knicks

Paul Pierce has made a career out of terrorizing the Knicks but on Christmas Day he may never get off the bench. The Celtics’ All-Star forward is listed as doubtful for the NBA opener with a nagging heel injury.

Celtics waive Jamal Sampson, more cuts to come

Preseason, we hardly knew you. With three days to go before the season opener in New York, the Celtics began the process of trimming their roster down. The first casualty was camp invitee Jamal Sampson, who saw the floor for only the final two minutes of last night's preseason finale. That leaves Boston with 16 bodies and 15 open roster spots.However, the Celtics are only...

Danny Ainge keeps his balance

WALTHAM - Danny Ainge says he is comfortable with the team he's given Doc Rivers for the 2011-12 season. This is,...

Fiddlin' & Diddlin' - Daily Links 12/22

Herald  Doc Rivers C’s through fog JaJuan Johnson a student of Kevin Garnett’s game C’s go without Paul Pierce Celtics get long, winding win Deal with Reggie Evans would provide backup bulk for Clippers Lakers’ status already looks very questionable Derrick Rose’s mega-contract a winner for everyone After a shaky start, Magic, and Dwight Howard, show signs of progress...
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