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One of the obstacles in the way of the Celtics getting more things done is the fact they were looking at so many different types of deals, for now and for the future. Where, for example, Atlanta was mainly focused on seeing what it could fetch for Josh Smith, the C’s were said to be extremely busy talking about many of their players.
“You know what? I think that a lot of teams find themselves in that position,” said Ainge. “You know, I’m trying to make our team better. That was my objective, but when other alternatives come before you, you have to look at all alternatives. So there was a time that I was talking about almost all the players, just trying to figure out value and what my options were. There was a lot of that that went on at this trade deadline.”
[...] This time, Ainge was serving many masters.
“It was diff...
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The Celtics added some much needed depth to their depleted backcourt prior to Thursday’s trade deadline when they acquired guard Jordan Crawford from the Washington Wizards in exchange for Leandro Barbosa.
Barbosa, who signed a one-year deal with the Celts before the season, has an expiring contract and will not play for the remainder of this season due to a torn ACL he suffered...
He seems to be happy.
I had already posted some statistics about Jordan Crawford early in the morning because that deal made too much sense, (CelticsLife: always gives you the fastest updates and insights) but now that it's official I would like to delve more into the subject.
First of all, the Celtics have found the almost perfect replacement for Leandro Barbosa. Jordan Crawford...
I have been away from the internet since the trade deadline passed, but I'm sure there's an outrage somewhere because "Danny Ainge hasn't blown this team up" or that "Danny Ainge didn't make any big moves." (Reportedly, Felger was ripping Ainge apart yesterday, and I'm not shocked to hear that from someone who doesn't know anything about...
Boston Celtics star Kevin Garnett was heckled at Wednesday night's game at the Staples Center by a Los Angeles Lakers fan who simply shouted "Kevin!" over and over again.
ESPN microphones picked up the fan very clearly heckling Garnett at one point during the second quarter as Dwight Howard was shooting free throws.
Although not very creative on the fan'...
According to David Aldridge, the Celtics traded for Wizards third leading scorer, Jordan Crawford, who recently fell out of the team’s rotation.
Opting for a offense focused on ball distribution, the Wizards have gone 5-3 without the more 1-on-1 styled Crawford. In 43 appearances, the 3rd year guard has averaged 13.2 points, 3.7 assists and 3.1 rebounds.
The Celtics will send...
Someone really, really wanted Kevin Garnett’s attention at Staples Center last night. In the second quarter of Wednesday night’s game against the Lakers, a persistent fan began yelling, “Kevin…Kevin…Keeevviinnnn…KEVIN!!” He did not respond.
It’s not a trade involving Kevin Garnett or Paul Pierce, but it’s still worth talking.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Boston Celtics have dealt Leandro Barbosa’s expiring contract for Jordan Crawford. This deal originally involved Fab Melo, but the C’s persuaded Washington.
Celtics will send the Leandro Barbosa expiring contract to the Wizards for Jordan...
Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said Tuesday before the Celtics' 97-90 loss to the Denver Nuggets that a trade before Thursday's deadline would be unlikely, which may stun a few personnel people around the league.
Everyone listen close now: This man bleeds green!
While Kevin Garnett was emphatic in the days leading up to the NBA trade deadline that he did not want to play for anyone but Boston, that didn’t keep other teams from trying to make a move for him. That included the Clippers, who were among the prime trade partners, with Eric Bledsoe and DeAndre Jordan reportedly on the block in...
Apparently, Chris Paul is in charge of the Clippers front office (he would probably be better than some of the people they have had in the past).
According the Bleacher Report, CP3 tried to get KG to waive his no-trade clause so he could be dealt to LA, but KG wasn’t having it.
Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald found that Chris Paul spoke to KG prior to the deadline and made...
Kevin Garnett will sit tonight vs the Phoenix Suns and Jeff Green will get the start in his place. Small ball doesn't begin to describe what we will see tonight. More like "Mini Ball."
There is help on the way, however. The Celtics are set to sign DJ White, who could be in uniform as soon as Sunday.
White, who is a 6'9" forward, played in China this past...
On Tuesday, BYU basketball head coach Dave Rose received a commitment from a young man with a last name that’s familiar to BYU fans. Jake Toolson from Highland High School in Arizona gave his word that he would sign at BYU and follow in the footsteps of family members Danny Ainge and Andy Toolson.
The very same Fab Melo that lit up the D-League and gloriously watched from the Celtics bench, is being dangled by Danny Ainge as possible trade bait.
In pursuit of guard help, the Celtics have made rookie center Fab Melo available in trade offers, league sources tell Y! Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 20, 2013
A couple months ago, Fab Melo was all the rage...
The Boston Celtics sat Kevin Garnett Saturday and still easily defeated the Phoenix Suns -- thanks to Jeff Green.
The fifth-year forward dominated, making 11-of-14 shots, including three 3-pointers, for 31 points. He added a full stat line of seven rebounds, four assists, two steals and five blocks in 39 minutes. It was a dominant performance, but one that we've come to expect...
I half expected to tune into 93,7 FM this morning and find John Dennis gone. Instead, both Dennis and Gerry Callahan were there, and they were joined by Kirk Minihane, who, as Chad Finn reports, will be the third host, and not a flash guy.
Entercom couldn’t really fire either Dennis or Callahan due to contractual obligations, so instead they added a third voice into the mix. I...