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Report: Pistons considering Celtics' Mike Zarren for their new GM

From CSNNE's A. Sherrod Blakely:Mike Zarren, the Celtics' well-respected, numbers-crunching, assistant general manager, is again under consideration for another job. He is among the early names to surface for the soon-to-be vacant GM job with the Detroit Pistons. Longtime Pistons GM Joe Dumars will not have his contract renewed this summer as the Pistons failed to make the...
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Playoff roundup Day 1: Pierce comes up big, Blake throws water on a fan, the Pacers stink

How are you at every sporting event?Day one of the playoffs is in the books, here's how it all went down.Nets 94, Raptors 87Toronto called Pierce and KG dinosaurs. And their GM is not all that fond of Brooklyn. But Paul Pierce did what Paul Pierce does -- shuts up opposing fans with dagger after dagger. Pierce was silent for the majority of the game, scoring only six points in...
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PLUS/MINUS: Does Danny Ainge "Love" fireworks?

PLUS/MINUS is a weekly column that makes five hypothetical statements about the state of the Boston Celtics. PLUS means you agree, MINUS means you don’t. These statements deal with beyond the boxscore factors and dig deep to find the true value these athletes bring to Boston.This week Burak Terkin, Clint Corey, and Padraic O'Connor discuss the Celtics snapping a nine game losing...
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NBA salary cap and luxury tax going up $5 million - what this means for the Celtics

Big news coming out this afternoon about the NBA salary cap. According to Marc Stein of ESPN.com, the NBA is bumping up their salary cap and luxury tax by about $5 million each next season, a much bigger bump than we've seen the last few summers. According to Stein, the cap is moving from $58.6 million up to $63.2 million, a bump of $4.6M. The tax is going up even more, from...
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Toronto Sun insinuates Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett are as old as dinosaurs, Pierce comes up clutch to give the Nets a 1-0 series lead

 Toronto has been doing a bit of trash talking. Not just the Raptors fans, but their media and front office personnel as well.Saturday's Toronto Sun had a large picture of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, claiming that "they are so old, the Raptor had to ask his dad about them." Either this fueled Pierce or he didn't get the memo that he was old, as he dropped 9...
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Updated NBA draft lottery odds for ever team; a look at the Celtics' possible options (most likely pick is 6)

Boston AGM and stats guru Mike Zarren put together the above chart for Celtics.com, which presents the final lottery odds after the Celtics/Jazz "coin flip" yesterday.The Celtics have three probable scenarios, and the way I see it there are also three distinct groups of player options for each:A) 33.4% - Boston moves up into the top 3 and gets Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker...
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Poll: Who wins every first round playoff series?

I had been meaning to do a predictions article with all of the CelticsLife writers, but ran out of time.And then I had been meaning to do a more substantive breakdown of the match-ups myself, but ran out of time. So now, with the clock ticking under an hour (at the beginning of writing this) -- it's time for a quick and dirty predictions rundown, plus polls for you guys to vote...
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Danny Ainge: King of the news tease

With the 2014-15 NBA regular season in the books, Danny Ainge is giving the people what they want: Lots of news teases to keep Celtics Nation on it's toes! Ainge could see Hump back on C's next season, but not at $12M. Although, "He has the chance to hit the jackpot again on a sign-and-trade."— Ben Rohrbach (@brohrbach) April 17, 2014 I don't know if there...
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Celtics lose draft lottery tiebreaker coin flip to Jazz, Nets move up one place

 A short while ago, the virtual coin flip occurred for teams that were tied in the standings in order to determine draft positioning. The Boston Celtics, who were tied with the Utah Jazz for the 4th worst record, unfortunately lost the coin flip, decreasing their chance at a higher draft position.So what does that mean for the Celtics? At the May Draft Lottery, the C's will...
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The 2013-14 season is finally over, time to get excited again

It's over. It's finally over. The 2013-14 NBA season can be put to bed, and the door shut behind it, and the door locked, and the house demolished.This has been a very trying season for Celtics fans. All year long there was the "pro-tank" side arguing with the "anti-tank" side and questions were raised about who was a "real fan." No one enjoyed...
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Three more Top-20 picks declare for draft, an updated look at who's in and who's out

A few hours ago we mentioned that projected top-three pick Jabari Parker was entering the NBA draft, the last of the "big three" to make his decision.But Parker is not the only first round pick that made his decision in the last day or so, we've actually had three other projected top-20 picks decide that they will be making the jump to the NBA as well. First we had...
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Danny Ainge and Jackie Mac talk Rajon Rondo and tradability

 Now that the Boston Celtics' season is over, there has been a whirlwind of media coverage surrounding what did and did not transpire this year, as well as the future of the Boston Celtics. GM Danny Ainge and sportswriter Jackie MacMullan spoke with Dale and Holley on WEEI today (full audio will eventually be posted here), and one of the tidbits that was discussed included the...
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CelticsLife season ending awards: MVP, NBA 1st-team, Celtics MVP and more

The 2013-14 NBA season is in the books, and that means it's time for two things.#1 The playoffs. Thank the good lord no more watching basketball games hoping your team loses, no more calculating lottery odds, and for Celtics fans, no more being nervous until the draft lottery on May 20th. Time to unwind and watch some teams that are actually good at playing basketball. #2 Awards...
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Jabari Parker Will Enter the Draft

The Celtics season ended about 10 hours ago, and we've already got good news. Jabari Parker will enter the 2014 DraftFrom Jabari via SI.comI realize how much of a privilege and an honor it is to join the ranks of the NBA. I will do everything in my power to help deliver championships to the franchise that drafts me. At the same time, I recognize the obligation to represent the...
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Video: Boston Celtics 2013-2014 bloopers and funny moments

It's that time of the year again! The Celtics' season has concluded, and we can now look back upon it in the Celtics Life 2013-2014 blooper reel.This year, captain Rajon Rondo and rookie Kelly Olynyk are prominently featured. They both show off their dance moves (along with Brandon Bass), and Olynyk also demonstrates his propensity to pass the ball to people in the audience...
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Rondo's awesome 'Boston Strong' kicks

One of the nice things about approaching this year's Boston Marathon is all the small, but very nice, sweet gestures being made in regards to last year's tragedy. And while skeptics might point to the gesture made by Rajon Rondo and his shoe company Anta as simple marketing, one can't deny the end-result; a really awesome pair of sneakers that have a really nice message...
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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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4 days ago  |  Discuss

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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