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Herald Phil Pressey gets a shotRajon Rondo still fashions slow return to CelticsGlobe Celtics coach Brad Stevens will get Paul Pressey more minutes CelticsGreen Celtics Minute with Emily Austen for 10/8Practice Update for October 8C...
Herald Phil Pressey gets a shotRajon Rondo still fashions slow return to CelticsGlobe Celtics coach Brad Stevens will get Paul Pressey more minutes CelticsGreen Celtics Minute with Emily Austen for 10/8Practice Update for October 8Celtics Preview: Preseason Game 2 Knicks (0-0) at Celtics (0-1)Celtics Minute with Emily Austen for October 9CelticsBlog The Celtics and "Positionless" Basketball Boston Celtics Preseason: Game One ObservationsWill the Boston Celtics trade Rajon Rondo?Connect three: why Sullinger-Olynyk-Wallace worksESPN Practice: Crawford, Brooks leave session C's put emphasis on hockey assist Rondo talks road to recoveryVideo: Celtics training days W2W4: C's vs. Knicks (Preseason Game 2) Lex Nihil Novi Ainge: Mum's the Word on GarnettTim Thomas, Tracy McGrady Still PossibilitiesCLNS Radio Game Preview: New York Knicks at Boston CelticsRed's Army Celtkicks: Rajon Rondo officially announces Anta dealYour Morning Dump… Where the ghosts of KG and Paul Pierce haunt the Celtics locker roomBrad Stevens wants to be more like the Boston BruinsCeltkicks: Anta "Rondo I" detailed photosCelticsLife Wallace can help lead the team through this dark timeCeltics.com Game Preview: Knicks at CelticsStevens, Celtics Embrace Value of Film StudyCSNNE Green, Wallace form Celtics small forward tandemStevens looking for improvement on the glass Rondo speaks on Doc, Garnett, recovery process Stevens pleased with Celtics selflessness Pressey ready for action vs. KnicksRondo signs deal with Chinese apparel maker AntaNESN Avery Bradley, MarShon Brooks Need Long Looks in Celtics’ Jumbled Backcourt in Preseason Celtics-Knicks Live: Brad Stevens, Celts Settle in for Second Preseason Tilt in ProvidenceCeltics Hub Practice Report: Celtics Missing Crawford, Brooks in BackcourtTruth On Causeway Hein-Sight Podcast: Episode #7Green Street Kris Humphries just needed a change of sceneryRajon Rondo: Why would I want out of Boston?Mass Live Brad Stevens: Kelly Olynyk better in practice than during Boston Celtics preseason debut Rajon Rondo 'itching' to get back from injury, hopes to return to Boston Celtics - when he's ready - in MVP form Avery Bradley: Kyrie Irving of Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo the two toughest players to defendCeltics Title Town Rondo speaks about KG,Pierce, and demanding more from his new teamKG and Pierce debut in first game with Nets Celtics Morning Joe: Rondo wants to coach Please no more glass problems The talkin box score: Toronto Raptors - Boston Celtics 97-89NY Post Melo, Shumpert still ‘not over’ playoffs loss Bleacher Report Who Will Be Boston Celtics' X-Factor This Season? Amar'e Stoudemire Steps Up Workouts, but His Return Remains a MysteryWhy Rajon Rondo Is the Key to Boston Celtics' SeasonHoopsworld Stevens: NBA Game ‘Really, really different’ WEEI Reality check: In defense of Kris Humphries Philly.com NBA preseason schedule: Knicks vs. Celtics headline Wednesday's actionGMA Network NBA: 10 questions with Larry BirdCBS Sports Left behind in Celtics' breakup, Rondo looks to a future on his ownLarry Bird back in the game, gives Pacers another shot -MetroWest Daily News Celtics practice report: Expect big minutes for Phil Pressey in ProvidenceSports Media 101 New York Knicks Set to Open Exhibition Schedule Against Boston CelticsHighs and Lows from Boston Celtics Preseason Opener ProJo Celtics to face Knicks Wednesday at Dunkin’ Donuts Center Star Telegram Forgotten in Boston, Melo eager eager to prove his value with MavericksEnterprise News Providence homecoming for Celtics’ guard MarShon BrooksSacBee Leadership Style of Celtics Coach Brad Stevens Explored NBA.com NBA Rooks - Kelly Olynyk: Moving In USA Today The Brooklyn Nets are brand new and it is mildly unsettling
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If you’re in the market for a 5 bed, 5 bath, 11,ooo sq. ft. spread, then you should check out Kevin Garnett’s house in Concord: Majestic waterfront Contemporary Estate sited on 12+ acres designed by international award winnin...
If you’re in the market for a 5 bed, 5 bath, 11,ooo sq. ft. spread, then you should check out Kevin Garnett’s house in Concord: Majestic waterfront Contemporary Estate sited on 12+ acres designed by international award winning architects Machado and Silvetti Associates, celebrated creators of the Getty Villa in Malibu. Sun flooded interiors with elegant custom finishes, young fresh design offering a sumptuous master bedroom suite with an amazing oversized dressing room. Fully finished lower level with a wine cellar,media room and a gym fit for a champion. A stunning modern masterpiece overlooking a serene pond on beautifully secluded acreage. Rare property with provenance, and celebrity cache. The glamour and style of California in a gorgeous New England setting. Fit for a champion indeed. Here’s a look at the media room. I can envision KG watching Celtics games in there when he was out with an injury. If those walls could talk… What’s on the big screen? Looks like a scrum between the Celtics and Knicks. Can’t be the Honey Nut Cheerio game, can it? (h/t CBS Boston)
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As we saw last night, Rajon Rondo’s eight-year endorsement deal with Anta was finally made official. Check out some detailed, close-up pics of the Celtics point guards’ first signature shoe. They feature a partial mesh upper ...
As we saw last night, Rajon Rondo’s eight-year endorsement deal with Anta was finally made official. Check out some detailed, close-up pics of the Celtics point guards’ first signature shoe. They feature a partial mesh upper for breathability, Anta’s “auto arch” technology in the midfoot and a silhouette of Rajon on the tongue. Images via RenRen.
about 3 hours ago
Ok the C's have a logjam at the 4 spot with a overabundance of players who can play the position. Now considering Bass, Sully, Big O, Green and Humpries all can all play at the 4, some fans, myself included think one of these players i...
Ok the C's have a logjam at the 4 spot with a overabundance of players who can play the position. Now considering Bass, Sully, Big O, Green and Humpries all can all play at the 4, some fans, myself included think one of these players is expendable and should be moved for the good of the team to open up more minutes for the other players at the 4 and also be utilized as trade bait to help the C's remedy another team need ( like a legit center I think is most needed at this moment). The question is who should be retained and who should be moved? I personally like Bass as a player and think Ainge trading him for Baby was a steal, but with Sully and big O drafted in the past 2 years, considering thier promise and upside, the addition of Humpries (who I like alot) and the emergence of Green who can spot at the 4 to, I think Bass is currently expendable and is the player that most likely can and should be traded. Considering Bass has had a good run in Boston, is young and talented he does have value so my hope is maybe Ainge can move him to a team in need of a 4, along with a draft pick etc (maybe in a multi team trade) to help the C's acquire a higher tier serviceable center that I think they really need to add to the roster. But thats just my 2 cents so Id like to hear what some of the rest of you think, so please have at it. Poll Should Bass be traded ? Yes No 1 votes | Results
about 3 hours ago
Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens brought his former Butler numbers guru to town to help with statistical analysis. One of Cannon’s early tasks: Track hockey assists. In practice. What are hockey assists? It’s an advanced hoo...
Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens brought his former Butler numbers guru to town to help with statistical analysis. One of Cannon’s early tasks: Track hockey assists. In practice. What are hockey assists? It’s an advanced hoops stat that spotlights the player who assists the player who assists a made field goal. In hockey, a second assist is often credited on goals, but it’s fairly easy to track when a typical game features only a handful of scoring plays. In basketball, where the Celtics, for instance, averaged 37 made field goals per game last season (61.4 percent of which were assisted), it’s a far more daunting chore that often requires video review to truly track with accuracy. [...] “I’ve tracked it before in my career because I’ve coached for a lot of teams that didn’t have what you would consider to be a pure point guard,” Stevens said. “And I think it is important when you’re trying to emphasize the extra pass, and you’re only focused on assists, then you’re not giving any credit to the guy who created the play. So we do track that [and] we will start tracking it more. “ ESPN Boston: C’s put emphasis on hockey assist This is great.  There’s no better way to get guys to do what you want than to create a statistic for it and let guys know who’s doing it well. Guys love their stats.  Anyone in the league who tells you he doesn’t know what his stats are is probably lying to you.  Stats make contracts, and great stats make great contracts.  So if a guy can go to a GM and say “I led my team in hockey assists last year,” that now means something. I’ve long advocated for the hockey assist in basketball.  The pass to set up the pass is just as important as the assist, so I’m glad guys are getting credit for it now.  And on this team, with a lack of guys who can really create their own shot, assisting the assist is going to give the Celtics their best chance to score baskets. I do think Jeff Green is going to get lost in this system a little bit, though, if he doesn’t ramp up the aggressiveness.  There’s making the extra pass, and then there’s playing passively.  Jeff’s got to understand that the Celtics not only need his scoring on the floor, they need the threat of his scoring to soften the defense and make those eventual extra passes more effective.  He needs to be more of a threat out there because doing so forces more defensive attention on him, and it makes it tougher for defenders to rotate and chase the ball.  If Green makes it tougher for defenses to do that, he gives his teammates that extra tick they need to get a clean look versus a contested shot. C’s play the Knicks tonight… let’s see if they can clean it up a bit from Monday and get that crisp ball movement going.
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Game Preview: Knicks at Celtics
Game Preview: Knicks at Celtics
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Brad Stevens' offense is a quick trigger system. The ball is supposed to be in constant motion (and for what it's worth, Jeff Green's comments about the a**hole mentality coming back worry me a little); if you're not taking an open jump...
Brad Stevens' offense is a quick trigger system. The ball is supposed to be in constant motion (and for what it's worth, Jeff Green's comments about the a**hole mentality coming back worry me a little); if you're not taking an open jumper or making a move, swing it to the other side of the floor. You force the defense to make multiple decisions on their coverage until you can take advantage of a crack when it's open. While Jared Sullinger, Kelly Olynyk, and Gerald Wallace seem as unlikely a trio as Avery Bradley and Jordan Crawford a back court duo, it works for so many reasons. In their own words: Sullinger: "Very unselfish players. I mean, honestly, everybody's very unselfish, but they just always move, especially Kelly and Gerald. I don't know about myself. I don't think I'll be moving like them. They're constantly moving, constantly open, so it's easy to find them." Olynyk: "Guys are making hard cuts, setting good screens. You want to reward them for that kind of stuff. Any time you get other people involved and make people around you better, that's a great thing to do in the game of basketball." Wallace: "They're able to spread the floor. I'm a slasher. I'm a guy who likes to get to the rim and cut. Those guys are able to spread the floor, pop back, shoot 3′s, knock down the 15-footers and it opens up the middle of the floor for me to cut and drive. And then on top of that, when I'm cutting, those guys with the ball I think they're great passers. They're able to make the passes that I need when I'm cutting. I think that's what benefits all of our games." One more quote from Stevens on Wallace: "The one thing I've learned about Gerald Wallace in my short time knowing him is he's going to give it everything he has, regardless of whether it's in practice, an exhibition game or a regular-season game. That guy plays hard, and it'll be good. I think that sets a really good tone for our team." At 31, Gerald Wallace may not have the talent and upside that Jeff Green does today, but he knows who he is and what he does best. It was just a preseason game, but Crash was at his best last night and it's no surprise that he flourished while paired with Sullinger and Olynyk. Olynyk is a point guard at heart and you could see those PG instincts at work Monday night against the Raptors. He got a lot of touches above the free throw line in decision-making positions. That forced his man (often times, fellow seven footer Jonas Valanciunas) outside of the paint, freeing up the lane for cutters (Wallace) and bangers (Sullinger). Sullinger, like a fish in water, wreaked havoc in the key. It's not hyperbole when Heinsohn gushes about Sully's ability to root out space and be in perfect position for a pass or a rebound. With all three working together, it becomes that final scene in The Avengers with Hulk smashing on the ground, Ironman zipping through the air, and Thor swinging that hammer. The set starts with all three players in positions of strength: Olynyk at the top of the key, Wallace on the wing, and Sullinger on the low block: Early in the game, Olynyk caught the ball in rotation. 1) Instead of facing up and going into a triple threat, he swung it quickly to Wallace. 2) Sullinger fakes a ball screen. The defense overcompensates expecting a Crash drive. 3) As soon as Sullinger's defender (Hansbrough, I think) overplayed the strong side, Sullinger sealed him off, Wallace touch-passed it back to Olynyk, and 4) Olynyk found Sullinger below the basket for a layup. The ball didn't touch the ground once. Later, same starting position, different action. Olynyk tries to pass to Wallace free throw line extended but Rudy Gay denies the ball. 1) Gay's aggressiveness sets Sullinger up for back pick and 2) Wallace cuts through the paint to the opposite corner three. Wallace draws the attention of two defenders so 3) Olynyk dribble hands off to Sullinger and sets a pick. 4) Sullinger and Olynyk play pick-and-roll with
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Sep 28, 2012; Waltham, MA, USA; The Boston Celtic logo on the hardwood floor during the media day at the Celtics training facility. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports Baxter Holmes gives more reaction after the first prese...
Sep 28, 2012; Waltham, MA, USA; The Boston Celtic logo on the hardwood floor during the media day at the Celtics training facility. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports Baxter Holmes gives more reaction after the first preseason game against the Toronto Raptors.  The Celtics are still mixing and matching on the lineup, trying to find solid pairings of players, but the plus-sized trio of Kelly Olynyk, Jared Sullinger and Gerald Wallace proved to be an intriguing combination of players, as Stevens foreshadowed before the game. Ken Powtak of the National Post gives a reaction from the Raptors point of view.  Rudy Gay and Tyler Hansbrough both scored 17 points to lead the Toronto Raptors to a 97-89 pre-season victory over Boston on Monday night in Celtics’ coach Brad Stevens’ NBA debut. DeMar DeRozan had 13 points and Terrence Ross added 12 for the Raptors. Rondo opens up about his recovery.  Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo appeared at the Four Seasons hotel in Boston on Wednesday night to announce a long-rumored partnership with ANTA sneaker brand. He chatted with reporters afterward about his recovery from ACL surgery and the rebuilding process the Celtics are starting this season. A couple of highlights from the Q&A. Super C’s fan, Bill Simmons, and Jalen Rose give a season preview.  Jordan Crawford and Marshon Brooks don’t attend practice session. The Boston Celtics could be short two guards for Wednesday’s preseason tilt against the New York Knicks as Jordan Crawford and MarShon Brooks both departed Tuesday’s practice session early. Crawford was excused for a death in the family, while Brooks developed a headache in the middle of practice and was advised to take the rest of the day off. Celtics coach Brad Stevens said that the absences should open the door for others, including undrafted rookie point guard Phil Pressey, who did not play in Monday’s exhibition opener. The Celtics emphasize hockey assists.  Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens brought his former Butler numbers guru to town to help with statistical analysis. One of Cannon’s early tasks: Track hockey assists. In practice. Boston Celtics Sausage Links - Hardwood Houdini - Hardwood Houdini - A Boston Celtics Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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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.  Q: When you said you felt nothing when the trade went down … RR...
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.  Q: When you said you felt nothing when the trade went down … RR: “That was blown out of proportion.” Q: So what was the story behind it? RR: “I don’t really say much and speak out on exactly what happened. I talk to Kevin all the time. I talk to P. Obviously it was different when the trade went down. I didn’t expect it to happen. I had just gotten off the plane. It happens, and that’s the business. I’m not going to say it was, ‘forget about it’. We still talk about them in the locker room today, tell stories about how KG was, things Paul did. At the end of the day, I still talk to every one of those guys. I talk to Jet, I talk to P, I talked to Kevin yesterday. We still check on each other. It’s a brotherhood. It’s something that you can’t break. We won titles together. We been through the fire together. It’s just something for life.” CSNNE Haunt may be a bit of a stretch but I’m in the Halloween spirit. I can’t tell you how much I love to hear Rajon Rondo say he’s telling stories about KG and Paul in the locker room. I know I’ve knocked him for his maturity, but Rondo’s leadership is really shining through this preseason. Yes, he won’t truly be tested until the team is mired in an 8 game losing streak in February, but he’s doing everything right – right now. This is the Celtics tradition. Passing on the secrets of success from era to era. It’s also why Rondo is so important to this team. You need someone, a non-coach, to reign in the youngsters and establish a veteran work ethic. Rajon also made it clear he wants to be here: RR: “I love it here. The fans are great here. And Danny (Ainge, Boston’s president of basketball operations) has been straightforward with me. This is my team. Why would I want to leave? Why would I want out? I never really backed away from a challenge. This would be a challenge. I’m looking forward to working with coach Stevens. It’s a brand new start for us as a team. A lot of new players and a lot of young guys willing to listen, so I’m very excited about that.” If you want more on Rondo’s shoe deal with Anta, KWAPT will have an update later this morning. The rest of the links: ESPN Boston – C’s put emphasis on hockey assist | Rondo talks road to recovery | Celtics training days | CSNNE – Vitor likes his sleep | Green, Wallace form small forward tandem | Stevens wants improvement on glass | Rondo speaks on Doc, Garnett, recovery | Herald – Pressey gets a shot | Rondo fashions slow return | WEEI – In defense of Kris Humphries
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via 4.bp.blogspot.com So it's a preseason game between the Celtics and Raptors, but Jeff Green has already submitted a candidate for block of the year, defensive play of the year and highlight of the year. It would be safe to say that ...
via 4.bp.blogspot.com So it's a preseason game between the Celtics and Raptors, but Jeff Green has already submitted a candidate for block of the year, defensive play of the year and highlight of the year. It would be safe to say that Green is back to being 100% from his heart surgery two years ago. K, I'm going to watch this another hundred or so times, you can go about the rest of your morning or you can watch this awesomeness with me.
about 7 hours ago