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Rajon Rondo rates confoundingly low in ESPN's WARP projection for 2015 free agents

ESPN's Kevin Pelton did some number crunching recently and has Rajon Rondo ranked ridiculously low in his WARP (wins above replacement player) projections for the 2015 NBA Free agency class.Not surprisingly Rondo rates below Kevin Love, LeMarcus Aldridge and DeAndre Jordon. However, according to Pelton's calculations, the Celtic's captain also rates below point guards...
Via Celtics Life
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ainge "disciplined" on trade market, not worried about impatience of fan base

The last time Danny Ainge oversaw a rebuild, it took four years. He took over a Celtics team with Paul Pierce, Antoine Walker and not much else in 2003, and began stockpiling assets -- via both the draft and trades -- until he had enough to pull off trades for both Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen in 2007.This time, it appears that some media and fans are expecting things to happen a...
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump..Where Ainge & The Celtics Remain Patient & Disciplined

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.  His general public may be waiting for more, but president of basketball operations Danny Ainge has been wading through a field of bad possibilities for his assets stack. Better to wait. Love is no less a long...
Via Red's Army
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: What Should Be Their Starting 5?

Boston Celtics: What Should Be Their Starting 5? By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Boston Celtics have a lot of young talent and some veterans, like Rajon Rondo and Jeff Green who they should be trying to trade, despite being their 2 best players (statistically). They have to embrace their young players, especially Marcus Smart, Jared Sullinger and Avery Bradley...
Via HoopStuff
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Right Talk Rondo

Finally someone has written a reasonable and thoughtful article about Rondo...http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/86219920/nba-boston-celtics-rajon-rondo-point-guard-value#!bmbc90It isn't surprising that people like to talk about Rajon Rondo. He's a complicated, unique, sometimes-dominant basketball player who currently doubles as the face and captain of an iconic NBA...
Via Celtics Today
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Evan Turner turn things around with Boston?

The Boston Celtics are in the middle of a major rebuilding process, and they decided to take a chance on signing former No. 2 overall pick Evan Turner. Turner had a very productive first half of last season with the Philadelphia 76ers, but then completely disappointed in the second half of the year with the Indiana Pacers. Celtics coach Brad Stevens has had success in the past helping...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Trade odds: Breaking down which Celtics' players are most likely to be traded

Without knowing the exact terms of Evan Turner's deal, it's impossible to know the Celtics exact financial situation. But here is what we know:- The Celtics have 18 players on their roster- 15 of those players have guaranteed deals, while three do not (Keith Bogans, Chris Johnson, Chris Babb)- Not counting Turner or the non-guaranteed guys, the Cs have $71,749,278 in salary...
Via Celtics Life
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: Taking a risk on Evan Turner

Have you even been on a long road trip? You are maybe halfway to your destination, everything has been going pretty smoothly, you feel like you are making great time, and then all of a sudden, BOOM, flat tire?
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rajon Rondo’s Potential Destinations Could Alter Balance Atop NBA (Photos)

Rajon Rondo is still a member of the Boston Celtics — for now. At any point in the next year or so, however, that could change. Whether Rondo is dealt this offseason, sometime before next year’s trade deadline or leaves as a free agent next summer, the Celtics could soon be looking at life without their All-Star point guard and the last remaining member of their 2008 NBA championship...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics finalizing deal with Evan Turner

The Boston Celtics have agreed to a deal with shooting guard Evan Turner, reports Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald. Celtics finishing deal for FA Evan Turner, sources tell Herald. He will get a portion of their mid-level exception. — Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) July 21, 2014 Celtics front-office and agent David Falk just got off the phone finalizing deal for Evan Turner. —...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics unveil new alternate logo

The Boston Celtics unveiled a new alternate logo on Monday. The goal in creating the logo was to extend the Celtics brand with a symbol reflecting the rich tradition of the organization throughout its history, yet versatile enough to work across various formats and products. The new mark was inspired by the team’s past logos and pays homage to the Leprechaun logo from the 1960’s...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics signing Evan Turner to give Rajon Rondo Help

If the boston Celtics want to re-sign Rajon Rondo before he hits free agency, they need to show him they can at least become a playoff team. Last year saw Boston miss the playoffs for just the second time since drafting the former Kentucky Wildcats point guard in 2006. They’ve added some quality players this offseason, but they’re still lacking a good wing player who can allow...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
7 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Knicks looking to clear up their back court; Could they be in the mix for Rondo?

ESPN- Working to clear the logjam in the backcourt, the Knicks are discussing their potential trade options with guards J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert and Shane Larkin, a league source said Sunday. “They’re working on trying to make a move in the backcourt,” the NBA source familiar with the Knicks’ thinking said Sunday. The idea that the Knicks are trying to make a trade to...
Via Celtics Life
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings: Trading For Rondo

Sacramento Kings: Trading For Rondo By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff.. The Sacramento Kings are reported to like the thought of having a Big 3 of DeMarcus Cousins-Josh Smith-Rajon Rondo for some reason, one that I cannot explain. Regardless, if they are to trade for him, it would have to be one big trade. Why? The Kings have some assets, but they aren’t enough for...
Via HoopStuff
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: Trading Rajon Rondo And Jeff Green

Boston Celtics: Trading Rajon Rondo And Jeff Green By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The 2nd that Marcus Smart was drafted 6th in the draft by Boston, who I believe is the best point guard in this draft and the 4th best prospect, I assumed that Rajon Rondo was going to be traded. He is still in Boston, but with Marcus Smart ready to be a starter and an All Star...
Via HoopStuff
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics owner: We definitely hoped to make bigger moves this offseason

Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck told Rob Bradeford of WEEI that he wanted to land a star this offseason to pair with Rajon Rondo. The Celtics want Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love. “We had definitely hoped to try to make bigger moves this offseason, to be honest,” he said. “Having said that, it takes two partners to make a trade, so we focused on longterm trying...
Via Sports-Glory
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rondo to Sacramento is Real?

KHTK in Sacramento, apparently a CBS affiliate, is tweeting that Sacramento is deep in talks with the Celtics and Detroit, and that offers are on the table, and that the two deals are dependent on each other.Was told by a lower management Kings official, talks regarding Pistons F Josh Smith are on hold as of now, due to SAC/BOS Rondo negotiationsWas told reasoning behind slow process...
Via Celtics Today
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Blame It On Rondo

One of the most ridiculous 'factals' that has been propagated into near truth is the claim that Rajon Rondo was awful in 2013-2014.   I suppose that one of the reasons this notion has taken on such legs is that the Celtics organization - as is their wont - badly misled people about what to expect.  We were led to believe that Rondo was expected back by opening day, and...
Via Celtics Today
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rajon Rondo And 15 Big Name NBA Players That Could Be Traded

15 Big Name NBA Players That Could Be Traded By Mike Elworth: Owner And Publisher/Hoopstuff… Yes, many teams are just adding minimal pieces to their roster to get read for the training camp, but now that there are only 2 premier free agents remaining on the market, the trade market is deep. This free agency was incredible and more big names switched teams than I thought, but I...
Via HoopStuff
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rajon Rondo’s Attitude Suddenly Under Assault, Though Timing Is Strange

Kevin Love appears to be headed to Cleveland, where he would join LeBron James and Kyrie Irving in a new “Big Three.” Carmelo Anthony is going back to New York. Marcus Smart, the Boston Celtics’ top draft pick, plays the same position as their team captain. Nothing is going the Celtics’ or Rajon Rondo’s way this summer. Yet there has not been the slightest negative peep...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tanguay blasts Red’s Army… so we return the favor

Local sportscaster Gary Tanguay saw fit to disagree with our take on notorious Rondo-hater Jeff Goodman on Comcast Sports Net tonight.  While we appreciate the mention, we take exception with a few of his points. Ok, all of his points.  So let’s take this point-by-point, shall we? “Rondo is not as popular as fans want to believe. Doc Rivers just didn’t want to coach Rondo...
Via Red's Army
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Russell hospitalized after collapsing while giving a speech

NBA legend Bill Russell collapsed while giving a speech in Lake Tahoe, Nev., on Thursday, according to The Boston Globe. Russell, 80, left the event on a stretcher and was taken to a hospital after feeling faint.  The Hall of Fame center is reportedly feeling better and is expected to fly back to his Seattle-area home as early Thursday night. Russell won 11 titles with the Boston...
Via Sports-Glory
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rondo Makes It Hard For Celtics To Attract FA

Rajon Rondo is known around NBA circles as a guy who can be mercurial, hard to get along with and just simply a guy who doesn’t care for NBA camaraderie. You’ll never here Rondo bragging about his long list of NBA friends or brothers.  According to Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com, Rondo’s personality and penchant for not caring what others think actually scares potential free agents...
Via BlackSportsOnline
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rondo makes it hard for Celtics to attract free agents

Rajon Rondo will never be known as the easiest player to coach. Doc Rivers alluded to that on several occasions during his tenure with the Boston Celtics. But what about as a teammate? Rondo certainly does a great job of sharing the ball and getting everyone involved, but ESPN’s Jeff Goodman says the presence of […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Goodman’s assault on Rajon Rondo reaches a new low

@celticsblog From me talking to numerous players around the league. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) July 17, 2014   @vbamz @celticsblog Not biased. Just not as much of a fan of Rondo as many. I’m hardly alone, either. Call some of his former coaches. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) July 17, 2014 During a twitter exchange this morning with Celtics Blog’s Jeff Clark, ESPN’s...
Via Red's Army
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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