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Nets complete impressive late season tank; draw Raptors, then Heat in playoffs

Yesterday I discussed the fact that the Nets were tanking in an attempt to fall to the #6 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.  All they needed to make it happen on the final day of the regular season was a Washington victory in Boston, and loss in their visit to Cleveland.Brooklyn held Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Joe Johnson, Deron Williams and Shaun Livingston (among others...
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Video: Rondo talks being the Celtics leader and the team's future

Following the Celtics final game, Rajon Rondo spoke to the media about the season and the team's future.Video via Mike Petraglia.
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Gordon Hayward only player in Jazz history other than "Pistol" Pete to average 16-5-5. Is he a viable option for Boston this off season?

Tonight Gordon Hayward of the Utah Jazz became the first player other than "Pistol" Pete Maravich to average at least 16 points, five assists and five rebounds for the organization in a season. Yes, these are rather pedestrian numbers to be considered historic, but anytime you're mentioned in the same breath as "The Pistol" it's noteworthy.Even better...
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Celtics lose, Jazz win, Nets lose; a final look at Celtics lottery odds and draft picks

What a night.Sure, the Celtics lost for the 57th time this season, and the playoffs will be played without them for the first time since 2007. But tonight, even if for only one night, the basketball gods smiled down on the Celtics. Boston's loss to the Wizards dropped them to 25-57, clinching at worst the 5th worst record in basketball. But then the Utah Jazz pulled off a fairly...
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Celtics drop finale to Wizards 118-102

The 2013-14 season has come to an end for the Boston Celtics, and in traditional losing fashion (as far as this season is concerned).Six playoff runs in a row, and somehow, this season feels like the longest in recent memory. Like, 2006-07 kind of long. Losing takes its toll, but it's finally over. Now we can just sit and wait, and hopefully watch some offseason "fireworks...
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What Danny Said

Prior to the final game/merciful end of the 2013-14 Boston Celtics season, Danny Ainge spoke freely about the first year of the rebuilding season and where he sees his squad going in the immediate future. Give the assist to Jay King's Twitter account. Ainge obviously strong with Stevens support: "Brad might be the only thing in this whole organization that I'm not...
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Video: Brandon Bass receives the Red Auerbach award

Brandon Bass has received this year's Red Auerbach award, which goes to the Celtic who best embodies Red Auerbach, and displays his dedication both on and off the court.The official Boston Celtics YouTube page posted the above video, where coach Brad Stevens touts Bass' work ethic and performance both on and off the court this year, and the video below from ESPN's Chris...
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Jeff Green does not want to be a go to guy. What's Boston's next move?

According to Jay King at masslive.com Jeff Green just does not possess the drive or genetic composition to be a go to guy in the NBA.“I can’t do it alone,” Green told Holmes.“People don’t realize that this is the first time of me being ‘that guy,’ ” Green added. “I didn’t know what to expect. I didn’t know how to handle it.”And my personal favorite: “You’ve...
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The Nets are tanking for the 6th seed, and it is awesome

The Brooklyn Nets trailed by 21 points at home in the 4th quarter last night to a lottery-bound New York Knicks team that was playing without Carmelo Anthony (they eventually fell 109-98).  Kevin Garnett started at center, played 15 minutes, didn't score, and grabbed only two rebounds.  Paul Pierce saw just 21 minutes of action.  Meanwhile Marcus Thornton was on the court...
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Cauley-Stein decides to return to Kentucky, to the befuddlement of many

Apparently watching your team lose the national title while you ride the pine can have a pretty big impact on how you see your future.Either that or some other crazy reason has made Kentucky big man Willie Cauley-Stein decide to return to school for his junior year, and possibly giving up millions in guaranteed money in the process.I'm proud to say I'm coming back for my...
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Lamar Odom nearing deal with New York Knicks for next season

Now that Phil Jackson has arrived in New York, he is working on a deal with one of his former players, free agent Lamar Odom, which is expected to be completed this week. Odom played some of his best years under Jackson in Los Angeles, including receiving the Sixth Man of the Year award in 2011, but has been out of the NBA for some time due to off-court issues. He recently played...
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Sullinger, Humphries, and Bayless might be done for the season

By this time on Thursday, the 2013-14 Boston Celtics season will come to a hault. A merciful halt. A season long, valiant effort, that deserves a nice long break before getting back into the swing of things over the summer. Even in a loss, of which there were many this season, this team worked HARD. This version of the Celtics didn’t make it easy for anyone least of all themselves...
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Poll: Would you rather have been the Suns or Celtics this year?

This is something I was asking on twitter last night, and I wanted to bring it to the site.As a fan, would you have rather had the season the Suns had, or the season the Celtics are about to finish off? Before we get to the poll, lets break down each team's season. The Suns were finally eliminated from the playoffs last night, losing to the Grizzlies at home in Game #81 of the...
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Videos: Rajon Rondo's near triple-double, and Kelly Olynyk's career high 28 points vs. the 76ers

Rajon Rondo flirted with a triple double last night against Philadelphia with a stat line of 8 points, 11 rebounds, and 14 assists. Rondo's only triple-double of the season was also in a loss to Philadelphia on April 4th. Rondo's highlights are in the video above.Kelly Olynyk scored a career-high 28 points, along with 9 rebounds and 3 assists. The rookie has put together...
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Danny Ainge believes 2014-2015 will be the best of Rondo's career

According to Gary Washburn at the Boston Globe Danny Ainge has been especially impressed with Rajon Rondo's progress and play since returning this season from right knee surgery:“I think Rondo’s going to have a great year next year,” Ainge said. “I think he’s going to have the best year of his career.Truthfully, Rondo's return this season has produced mixed results...
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Rajon Rondo may sit out season finale

After the Celtics loss in Philadelphia last night, CSNNE's A.Sherrod Blakely sent out this tweet:#Celtics Rajon Rondo says he "doesn't know yet" if he'll play in the season finale on Wed. vs. #Wizards. #Celticstalk— A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) April 15, 2014Rondo fell just shy of a triple-double against the Sixers, finishing with 8 points, 11 rebounds...
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A look at the Celtics' lottery possibilities with one game left

The NBA season is winding down. Playoff positions are still on the line in both conferences, but so is lottery positioning for many teams. Particularly the four through six spots in the lottery -- which is exactly where the Boston Celtics find themselves smack dab in the middle.After a Celtics loss on Monday, they are now the lone owners of the fifth lottery position with 25-wins...
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Wyc Grousbeck says rebuild will be a "multi-year process"

Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck recently sat down for a Q&A with Sam Amick at USA Today.Grousbeck talks about drawing players to Boston, his thoughts on Doc Rivers and what the ownership group thought about paying three guys max money in Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen back in 2007, among other topics. It's a fantastic piece and deserves a full read, but here's a...
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The tank is back on: Sixers beat Celtics for the third time this season, 113-108

For the third time this season, the Sixers beat the Celtics. Philly won 113-108, led by Michael Carter-Williams (21 points, 14 rebounds, 6 assists) and Tony Wroten (20 points), just the Sixers fourth win in their last 39 games (three of those four vs Boston).The Celtics were led by Kelly Olynyk (28 points, 9 boards), Jeff Green (27 points), Avery Bradley (23) and Rajon Rondo (8 points...
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This just in: Rajon Rondo to play in tonight's Celtics-76ers game

This just in: after it was originally questionable whether Rajon Rondo would play in tonight's Celtics-Sixers game due to a shin injury, NESN is reporting that Rondo will in fact be in the starting line-up:6:13 p.m.: After testing his leg with a medium-strenuous warm-up, Rondo will attempt to play. He will start, although one assumes he will be under close surveillance by the...
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Final edition of Wiggins Watch: Celtics could finish anywhere from 3rd to 6th in tank standings

What the hell, Celtics.After bottoming out Wednesday night with yet another fourth quarter collapse in Atlanta, the Celtics went to great lengths on Friday and Saturday to screw up their season long quest to finish in the bottom-five of the lottery. After briefly tying the Magic for the third worst record in the league, consecutive wins against the Bobcats and Cavs have dropped the...
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Rondo believes fans provide great reason to remain in Boston

The 2013-14 season is all but over for the Boston Celtics. Two more meaningless games remain on their schedule, games that they would be better off losing. It's all about the future for the Celtics right now, and a potential huge piece of that future is Rajon Rondo.Next year will be the final year on Rondo's contract. With Rondo unlikely to sign an extension for financial...
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Arizona freshman Aaron Gordon said to be declaring for the draft this week

Marc J. Spears also reported this story two weeks ago (so I'm not going to write the same stuff all over again), but I guess at the time he didn't know exactly when Gordon was going to declare.Yahoo Sports source: Arizona freshman forward Aaron Gordon will announce this week that he is entering the NBA Draft. http://t.co/BzSp9ZoYjF— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) April...
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Video: Paul Pierce calls Marquis and Jeff Teague "the ugliest brothers in the league"

Need a laugh? During Friday night's Brooklyn Nets-Atlanta Hawks game, the broadcast picked up Paul Pierce joking around off-camera.You can hear Pierce calling Marquis and Jeff Teague "the ugliest brothers in the league, by far" in the video above (by The Brooklyn Game on YouTube). He goes on to emphasize "by far" multiple times.
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John Johnson Almost Played for the Celtics?

If I were to tell you the Celtics acquired an All Star in 1977 and he remained on the team for 3 months in the offseason before having to be returned to his old team, would you believe me?  A guy who has his own t-shirt?  A guy who was a starter on an NBA title team and who maybe, just maybe, could've helped push Boston over the top in 1980?  Well it's very true.On June...
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