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Report: Rajon Rondo Close to Being Officially Cleared

Rajon Rondo’s return date has been up in the air for quite some time, but on Monday, the point guard returned to the hardwood, which could mean he is ready to start his 2013 season. Rondo, Boston’s biggest cheerleader in the 2013 campaign, has been cleared to practice more frequently, according to Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe. Washburn adds that a source told him the decision...
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December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Kelly Olynyk, Keith Bogans Don’t Travel to Atlanta

The Boston Celtics will be without one of their starters and a veteran presence when they play the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night. Kelly Olynyk, who has started six games this season, elected not to fly with the team after suffering a right ankle injury in Friday’s game against the Indiana Pacers, according to Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe. Kelly Olynyk (ankle) and Keith Bogans...
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November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens Enjoys Starting Natural Duo of Kelly Olynyk, Jared Sullinger

Photo via Matt Stone/Boston Herald Staff Head coach Brad Stevens is still feeling out his first NBA head coaching appearance, and he has done well for what it’s worth. And currently, he seems to be comfortable starting his young, natural duo of Kelly Olynyk and Jared Sullinger. Stevens has noticed the intangibles that don’t show in the box score with the duo. He believes they...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Michael Carter-Williams Out for Second Consecutive Game

Photo via Howard Smith/ USA TODAY Sports The Philadelphia 76ers will have to clash with the Atlanta Hawks without their starting point guard Michael Carter-Williams. MCW, rookie general, has been ruled out of Friday’s game with a left arch bone bruise, according to Philadelphia Inquirer’s Keith Pompey. Carter-Williams suffered the injury against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday...
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November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Sixers’ Michael Carter-Williams Has Been Impressive in Rookie Season

Photo via AP Once Brett Brown and the Philadelphia 76ers announced first-year Nerlens Noel will be sidelined for the 2013-14 season, and many people wrote off the Sixers moving forward. But that is not the case after the extraordinary play by rookie point Michael Carter-Williams thus far. MCW, 22, is leading his team with great play on both ends of the floor and most importantly...
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November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics GM Danny Ainge Will Have to Make Tough, Franchise-Changing Decisions Moving Forward

Photo via Rich Obrey/Getty Images When the Boston Celtics traded their two superstars Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to the Brooklyn Nets, it was evident that the 17-time World Champions were heading into their second rebuild in a decade. The speculation of the Celtics “tanking” is undoubtedly preposterous, instead, look at this team as losing with a purpose. When the word ...
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November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

GM Danny Ainge: Rajon Rondo Won’t Return Until Mid-December

Photo via Nelson Chenault/ USA TODAY Sports Rajon Rondo will miss more time than he initially thought. Rondo, who is nursing a torn ACL, will not return to the court until the middle of December, according Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge who told Boston sports radio 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich. Ainge went on to add that when Rondo does return...
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November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Jeff Green, Boston Celtics Hold Off Miami Heat 111-110

Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images With 0.6 seconds left on the clock, the Boston Celtics (3-4) put the ball in the hot hand, Jeff Green, as he soared over LeBron James with a game-winning three-point shot to give the C’s a 111-110 victory over the 2013 reigning NBA champions Miami Heat (4-3) on Saturday. Green, who has cashed in big performances against the Heat in the past...
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November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Celtics Capture Second Consecutive Victory Over Magic 91-89, Improve to 2-4

Photo via USA Today Sports Led by six Boston Celtics (2-4) in double digit scoring, Brad Stevens and company closed out a 91-89 victory against the Orlando Magic (3-3) on Friday. Coming into the game, the Celtics had to focus on three aspects, including keeping possession of the basketball, offensive rebounding, countering points off of turnovers and finishing out the game with...
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November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics-Orlando Magic Preview: Celtics Will Have Complications Handling Underrated Magic Team

Photo via Celtics.com The Boston Celtics (1-4), who are coming off a 97-87 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, will go toe-to-toe with Victor Oladipo and the Orlando Magic (3-2) on Friday. Currently, the Magic are not a team to be wrecking with defeating the Los Angeles Clippers, Brooklyn Nets and New Orleans Pelicans. But after a home victory, head coach Brad Stevens and the...
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November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Knicks-Charlotte Bobcats Preview: Carmelo Anthony, Company Looking to Get on the Right Track

Photo via D. Clarke Evans/Getty Images The Knicks (1-3) are looking to avenge their latest loss, a 102-97 defeat to the Bobcats (3-2), tonight in Charlotte. New York is currently riding a three-game losing streak which very well could have been four after barely beating the Bucks on opening night. There are a lot of issues that the Knicks have to focus on this point of the season...
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November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics-Milwaukee Bucks Preview: Jeff Green Will Have to Continue Scoring Consistency

Photo via Getty Images For the first time in six years, the Boston Celtics will open at TD Garden without Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Doc Rivers, and instead, will have Brad Stevens on the sidelines along with Jeff Green and other talent across the board. Milwaukee Bucks (0-1) are coming off a 90-83 defeat to the Knicks in their season opener on Wednesday and will look to bounce...
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November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Knicks Are Off And Running to Start 2013-14 Season

The Knicks (1-1) nearly took down the Bulls (1-1) in Chicago despite a pretty sloppy performance by the team. New York struggled to take care of the ball, but locked down in the second half and it took a floater with just over five seconds left by Derrick Rose to clip the Knicks by a final score of 82-81. Carmelo Anthony led the way for the Knicks with 22 points but couldn’t really...
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November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Source: Celtics, Avery Bradley Can’t Reach Agreement, Becomes Restricted Free Agent in 2014 Summer

Avery Bradley will be a free agent in the summer of 2014. The Boston Celtics and Bradley have tried to cut a deal for several weeks, and the ongoing dialogue comes to a close without an agreement on a four-year contract, according to a source who told Boston Globe’s Gary Washburn. #celtics and Avery Bradley unable to agree to framework of 4-year deal, according to source. he will...
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November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Allen Iverson Announces Retirement From NBA After 14 Seasons (Video)

The Answer has given his final answer, “I’m formally announcing my retirement from basketball.” Allen Iverson, who played 14 seasons in the NBA, hanged up his popular headband, Iverson-3 sneakers and Philadelphia 76ers jersey on Wednesday in the Well Fargo Center, home of the Sixers. His emotional speech consisted of thanking Michael Jordan for giving him belief to achieve...
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October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics Will Exercise Jared Sullinger’s 2014-15 Option, Decline MarShon Brooks, Jordan Crawford

Jared Sullinger will stick around,  Jordan Crawford and MarShon Brooks, on the other hand, will be out of the mix come 2014. The Celtics president basketball of operations Danny Ainge had to make decisions to exercise certain contracts and he did, according to ESPN Boston’s Chris Forsberg. Ainge still talking with Bradley’s camp; will pick up Sullinger’s 3rd year option; won’t...
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October 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Boston Celtics Among Four Teams Looking to Acquire Romero Osby

The Boston Celtics could add another body to their roster. Romero Osby, a former Oklahoma Sooner, is deciding between four teams and the Celtics happen to be the front-runner, according to Shams Charania of Real GM Basketball. He was recently released by the Orlando Magic and is currently finalizing a deal with the NBA D-League. Osby, the 51st pick in the 2013 NBA draft, is a great...
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October 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Source: Boston Celtics Suspend Jared Sullinger for Season Opener

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge has sent a strong message to his young team. Sullinger, who had a solid preseason, will be suspended for the season opener against the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday in the aftermath of the domestic violence situation he experienced in August, according to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports. Celtics suspending F Jared Sullinger for...
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October 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Source: Philadelphia 76ers Add Brandon Davies

Brandon Davies is returning to his homeland of Philadelphia. Davies, who played a major role in Brigham Young University’s success in the 2011-12 and 2012-13 NCAA tournaments, has agreed to a deal with the Sixers, according to Greg Wrubell of KSL Radio. Coach Rose told us Brandon Davies has a deal to join the Philadelphia 76ers; Davies was waived by the Clippers in the last week...
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October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Sixers Head Coach Brett Brown Believes Nerlens Noel Will Not Play in 2013-14 Season

Photo via Getty Images When the Philadelphia 76ers traded for Nerlens Noel with the New Orleans Pelicans at the sixth pick in the 2013 NBA draft, they thought he may recover from his torn ACL in left knee, but currently, it looks more and more likely that former Kentucky star will sit out the 2013-14 season. Brett Brown, who was hired after helping Gregg Popovich for six years,...
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October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Gerald Wallace Calls Out Celtics for Effort, Ready to Take Charge

Photo via Graham Hughes, AP Gerald Wallace was not happy with the team’s effort 104-89 defeat against Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday, and he made sure to state how he felt. Wallace, who has been the Celtics leading scorer this preseason, approached the media with some criticism around his team’s motivation and determination. “We’re not playing with effort. Guys are out...
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October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Sources: Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce Fires Back at LeBron James’ Recent Comments

Photo via nextimpulsesports.com LeBron James and former Celtics Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce have had a past of clashing heads — in a respective way — but recently, James spluttered with a few comments that were unsettling to the Brooklyn duo. James, who is entering his 10th year in the NBA, gave a whole lot of criticism to Garnett and Pierce backing up his fellow teammate...
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October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets Retire Jason Kidd’s No. 5 Jersey (Video)

No. 5 will be shrined in the Barclays Center. Jason Kidd, the Nets current head coach, was honored with the retirement of his jersey in the rafters of Brooklyn’s home on Thursday. Kidd is the first player to be retired in the Barclays Center. Kidd’s jersey was splashed with the old New Jersey Nets logo and colors. Check out Kidd’s retirement party in the video below.
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October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Celtics’ MarShon Brooks’ Abilities Outweigh Jordan Crawford’s in Lengthy Starting Shooting Guard Battle

MarShon Brooks’ and Jordan Crawford’s skill set is as close as it gets. Brooks, who was acquired in the blockbuster trade this past summer, has played quality minutes when his number has been called, and the same can be said about Crawford. With that, let’s go inside Brooks’ and Crawford’s game and compare the two to determine who has advantage  to start on October 30...
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October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony to Become a Free Agent in 2014 Summer

Photo via USA Today Sports Carmelo Anthony may be leaving New York after a four-year stay. Anthony, who has become one of the NBA’s most prolific scorer, has decided to become a free agent in the 2014 summer, according to James Baumbach of the Long Island Newsday. New York’s forward will be accompanied Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade, Los Angeles Lakers  power forward Pau Gasol...
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October 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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