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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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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

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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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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2 days ago  |  Discuss

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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2 days ago  |  Discuss

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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