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I’ve had the pleasure of being at a few Celtics home games this year, and one of the things I’ve enjoyed the most is watching AB shut opposing players down.
Mark Murphy-Avery Bradley Sets Himself Apart With Defense
His jump shot is improving, and he has a unique knack for back-cuts. But like Tony Allen before him, Avery Bradley gets his primary thrill from breaking down an offensive player.
Demoralizing him. Filling him with doubt.
Once the opposing point guard starts to grumble or panic at the thought of not reaching midcourt, Bradley gets a little thrill from the induced frustration.
But there is at least one plum left that has just been out of Bradley’s reach, and it remains the sweetest fruit still on the tree. He has never forced a backcourt (eight-second) violation in an NBA game.
In today’s NBA, with guys tryin...
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Some he said/she said stuff with less than two days to go before the trade deadline. Here's Danny Ainge:
I’m not trading Rajon Rondo away for discounted dollars because he’s hurt. We collectively as an organization have decided not to do that.
And now Chris Broussard:
Sources say Boston willing to trade injured PG Rajon Rondo in right deal.
For one reason or another a lot...
The Herald’s Mark Murphy offers this update on the Celtics need for a guard:
The Celtics are reportedly on the verge of signing a guard to a 10-day contract — a hedge in case a more desirable player is available in another two weeks — though management was still sifting through possibilities.
Shelvin Mack, the Maine Red Claws point guard, remained with his team on its road...
A somewhat short handed Red Claws team lost on the road 106-98 to the Reno Bighorns. Of note in this game, however is the debut of Doc Rivers' son Jeremiah, who has been on the inactive list since the beginning of the season with an ankle injury. Rivers finished with 6 points, 2 rebounds and 6 assists and only 1 turnover in 22 minutes of play in his first game for the Red Claws...
For those that aren’t familiar with was ACL actually stands for, a quick Google search will not only get you the answer but you will also find out how often a tear of this ligament occurs in major sports. Seemingly every day, a new athlete in a major sport goes down to the dreaded ACL tear. In just that past few months many famous athletes are either coming off an ACL tear (Adrian...
KG shares with Craig Sager that he likes the Celtics team. I'm with KG. I like this team and hope that Danny just adds a couple of nice pieces or makes a very minor trade. I hate all the blow it up trade ideas I'm seeing. I still say that KG and Paul Pierce have earned the right to retire as Celtics.
Anyway, after that, KG once again launches a critique on Craig Sager...
Celtics (44-14) vs. Seattle (44-16)
February 17, 1980
King County Domed Stadium
The Seattle SuperSonics reminded a national audience that the defending NBA champions were still the prohibitive favorite to win the championship. Though it was close, the Sonics fought past the Celtics, 109-108, scoring the final eight points of the game to complete a season sweep of the best team...
Kevin Garnett enjoys Craig Sager‘s company, in that The Big Ticket always seems to enjoy himself at Sager’s expense when the two cross paths.
On Sunday, Garnett was at it again during the NBA All-Star Game, doing his impression of how Sager chooses his always-ridiculous attire. The TNT man seemed to take it all in stride, just as he did Saturday when KG teamed up with Carmelo...
Agent for Rajon Rondo, Bill Duffy, tells USAT that Boston GM Danny Ainge assured him today the Celtics PG won't be traded. Story to come.
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) February 20, 2013
Another update in a crazy time before the trade deadline, this new information seems to be pretty plausible. Rondo is currently out with a season-ending injury, so his value would not be very high...
Tonight at 9pm EST, NBATV will air “Mr. Russell’s House”, a one-hour special that chronicle’s Russell’s life and career with the Boston Celtics:
NBA legend Bill Russell chats with Bill Simmons about growing up and playing for the Celtics during the Civil Rights era. Also covered are Russell’s battles with Wilt Chamberlain, and President Obama honoring him with the Presidential...
Rajon Rondo has been linked to a possible trade in several reports.
Guards Luke Ridnour, J.J. Barea and Brandon Roy and forward Derrick Williams are all available, according to league sources. So is Memphis' first-round draft pick, which the Wolves own.
To get Boston's Avery Bradley, the Wolves would have to sacrifice Williams and a future first-round pick, according to a league source. That's not happening.
What it do?! Figured we should post this video that's been making the rounds everywhere in Celtics Nation. Knew about Kevin Garnett and his morning runs, but the yoga thing is new to me. Interesting that KG is still trucking hard at the age of 36, similar to a former Celtics great, Robert Parish, who also had his own unique way of staying in shape as he practiced martial arts.
Now that the All-Star break is over, Boston’s 10-man roster seems entirely inadequate to cope with the grueling schedule that they’re face with over the final 30 games. While there has been talk of blockbuster trades involving Kevin Garnett or Rajon Rondo, it seems very unlikely that president of basketball operations Danny Ainge will make any moves involving the C’s core players...
The Nets are offering Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks and a first round pick for Paul Pierce.