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Avery Bradley's contract will look like a bargain when it's all said and done

Search on Google for "Avery Bradley overpay" and you'll be pummeled by articles claiming that the Boston Celtics overpaid to re-sign their 23-year-old guard to a four-year, $32 million contract extension. They're all dead wrong. With the rising salary cap and Bradley's ascending skills, the contract could actually turn out to be a bargain for the Celtics....
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Rodney McGruder, Erik Murphy And Christian Watford Cut From Boston Celtics

In order to shave down the roster to 15 players, the Boston Celtics have cut camp invitees Rodney McGruder, Christian Watford and Erik Murphy from the squad. 
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The 44-Minute Game: Four minutes shorter and a better flow?

On Sunday afternoon, the Nets and Celtics participated in one of the NBA’s most interesting preseason experiments in recent memory: a shortened, 44-minute game with four 11-minute quarters. The idea follows suit with the MLB considering a “pitch clock” along with other initiatives to speed up games that routinely go past three hours. There has also been a lot of talk about...
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The 44-Minute Game: Four minutes shorter and a better flow?

On Sunday afternoon, the Nets and Celtics participated in one of the NBA’s most interesting preseason experiments in recent memory: a shortened, 44-minute game with four 11-minute quarters. The idea follows suit with the MLB considering a “pitch clock” along with other initiatives to speed up games that routinely go past three hours. There has also been a lot of talk about...
Via Crossover Chronicles
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rajon Rondo Could Be Ready For Celtics Season Opener

Rondo hinted at such a prognosis a few weeks back. Celtics coach Brad Stevens told the media that Rajon Rondo could be ready to go for the Celtics season opener after getting a reevaluation of his broken hand. Rondo still has not been cleared for contact. “I don’t know. I still haven’t had any contact yet,” Rondo said when asked about playing on opening night. “The opener...
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Rajon Rondo Could Be Ready For Celtics Season Opener

Rondo hinted at such a prognosis a few weeks back. Celtics coach Brad Stevens told the media that Rajon Rondo could be ready to go for the Celtics season opener after getting a reevaluation of his broken hand. Rondo still has not been cleared for contact. “I don’t know. I still haven’t had any contact yet,” Rondo said when asked about playing on opening night. “The opener...
Via BlackSportsOnline
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Injury Update: James Young's return looming, could play Wednesday

Rookie forward James Young of the Boston Celtics appears to be recovering well from the hamstring strain he suffered back on Oct.13. After only getting to play in one preseason game, I’m sure Young and the Celtics would love to get the kid back out sooner than later.As for Young’s return, Sherrod Blakelyof CSNNE.com reported that after participating in the Celtics’ first practice...
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8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Danny Ainge was "active" on the trade market this summer

For the Celtics, the 2014 offseason will be remembered more, at least in the short term, for what didn't happen instead of what actually did.The team made a couple great draft picks, in terms of potential, with Marcus Smart and James Young, re-signed Avery Bradley, picked up a versatile wing on the cheap in Evan Turner and made a couple smaller trades to help further Boston GM...
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9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics Trim Roster To 16 After Waiving Four Players

The roster trimming has begun for the Boston Celtics. Head coach Brad Stevens informed Erik Murphy, Tim Frazier, Christian Watford and Rodney McGruder that they will be waived. Stevens sat down with the four players Tuesday morning to tell them the news, adding that Frazier will remain with the team through Wednesday’s preseason finale against the Brooklyn Nets because of the...
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Celtics cut Rodney McGruder, Christian Watford, Erik Murphy; more coming

Boston began trimming it's roster today from the 20 available bodies for training camp down to the 15 allowed during the regular season:Brad Stevens says Celtics will keep Tim Frazier through tomorrow night but will waive Rodney McGruder, Christian Watford, Erik Murphy today.— Marc D'Amico (@Marc_DAmico) October 21, 2014There are no surprises here, although there was a...
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Rondo working on dribbling drills in practice; Opening night still in question

Rajon Rondo works on his dribbling skills with coaching associate/head video coordinator Kwame Graves. https://t.co/fOmesel1IN— Boston Celtics (@celtics) October 21, 2014 The swirl over the last few days has been that Rajon Rondo may be ready to go for opening night. While dribbling drills in practice are far from being prepared for full on NBA action, but this is an encouraging...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Another down year expected for Celtics

BOSTON (AP) The Boston Celtics didn't get the franchise player they need from the draft. Now general manager Danny Ainge must decide whether to buy another ticket for the NBA lottery or put together a package of picks and players like the ones that brought Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett to Boston in 2007. Until he does, the Celtics will likely be stuck in the middle again: Too...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gerald Wallace content despite knee pain, possibility of limited role with Boston Celtics

One year ago, Gerald Wallace feared for the Boston Celtics. Even before the preseason ended, he delivered the message multiple times: his team needed to improve or it would get whipped just about every night. At least for now, though, the grumbling has ceased. The veteran seems content with his place on the roster and the direction of his club. “I feel pretty good about our team...
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Rajon Rondo: Celtics ‘Going To Surprise A Lot Of People’ Under Brad Stevens

Last season was a trial run of sorts for Brad Stevens. Mediocrity was expected from the 2013-14 Boston Celtics, no matter who held the position of head coach. Now, in his second year on an NBA bench, Stevens knows what to expect. And, perhaps more importantly, he has the full trust of the players he’s leading. “Even though it’s a different level, he’s had success at the college...
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Bass is thinking three

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. But first Bass has to adapt to this new distance. Initially, it hasn’t been as simple as stepping back a mere two more feet. He has stepped outside his comfort zone. “When I first started shooting it, it felt...
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Celtics Injury Update: Rajon Rondo could be ready come opening night

The Boston Celtics head into Wednesday's game against the Brooklyn Nets with a record of 4-3 on the preseason. Coming off a 25-win season, the Celtics need to improve mainly on the offensive end of the court, where they averaged just 96.2 points per game last season. There's good news on the injury front, as veteran guard Rajon Rondo is progressing nicely and could be ready...
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rondo 'progressing great' still waiting for full clearance, but Celtics consider opening night a possibility

After the latest examination of Rajon Rondo's left hand, an opening night return remains a possibility. But the Boston Celtics star no longer wants to target a certain date. “I don’t know,” he said before Monday’s practice. “I still haven’t had any contact yet. Opener’s a little bit over a week away. I don’t want to put any set goals. I just want to go as my...
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22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Trial 44 Minute Game Tested, Boston Celtics @ Brooklyn Nets

After much speculation on how the shortened game time would effect the game it was finally put to a test yesterday. In Boston, they wanted to see how much the 44 Minute game time would effect not only the playing time of each player but the amount of points scored in games. Players who benefit the most out of the 11 minute quarters are your run of the mill big power forwards, such...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rajon Rondo: Celtics ‘Going To Surprise A Lot Of People’ Under Brad Stevens

Last season was a trial run of sorts for Brad Stevens. Mediocrity was expected from the 2013-14 Boston Celtics, no matter who held the position of head coach. Now, in his second year on an NBA bench, Stevens knows what to expect. And, perhaps more importantly, he has the full trust of the players he’s leading. “Even though it’s a different level, he’s had success at the college...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Joel Anthony Traded For Will Bynum

For the past seven years Joel Anthony played for the Miami Heat. In January 2014 he was sent to the Boston Celtics in a three-way trade. As of Friday, October 17th, the Center is now a member  of the Detroit Pistons. According to ESPN, Anthony was traded to the Pistons in exchange for point guard Will Bynum. Bymun who signed with the Pistons in 2008 is now  playing for the Boston...
Via Basketball Bicker
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Rookie James Young Practices, On Track For Wednesday Return

WALTHAM, Mass. — James Young should have one final preseason game to showcase his skills for the Boston Celtics. Young, the 17th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft, has been sidelined since the preseason opener with a hamstring injury but is nearing a return to action. Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said Monday that the rookie will participate in Monday’s non-contact practice...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens says it's possible Rajon Rondo could play opening night, Rondo isn't so sure

Reports from the Celtics practice today in Waltham:Brad Stevens says Rajon Rondo is progressing well and could begin contact drills as early as next week.— Boston Celtics (@celtics) October 20, 2014#Celtics coach Brad Stevens: a chance Rajon Rondo could be cleared for contact by end of week, opening night still possible.— Scott Souza (@scott_souza) October 20, 2014Rondo had a...
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rajon Rondo calls Brad Stevens most positive coach he’s ever had

Every season, there is a Rajon Rondo trade rumor. There are always whispers that he wants out of Boston because he doesn’t want to see the rebuild through. But Rondo has mentioned publically every time that he wants to help out. And he has high praise for second-year Celtics coach Brad Stevens. He talks about Stevens with David Aldridge in NBA.Com’s Morning Tip: Whatever issues...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rajon Rondo could be back for opening night

Brad Stevens says Rajon Rondo is progressing well and could begin contact drills as early as next week. — Boston Celtics (@celtics) October 20, 2014 #celtics Head Coach Brad Stevens says it’s possible @RajonRondo could play opening night. pic.twitter.com/VL3oRjmqVB — Scott Sullivan (@SullyBunz) October 20, 2014 Nice bit of news coming out of Celtics practice today.  The...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump..Where Sully Played Hard

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. “He was good,” said Celtics head coach Brad Stevens. “I want him to play as many minutes as he can right now. It’s good for him. He’s playing well. Hopefully he can continue.” In an interview with Comcast...
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