NBA All-Star Game Starters Announced, Illustrate Flawed Selection Process

Last Thursday, the NBA announced the starters for this year’s NBA All-Star game, as per the popular vote of the fans.  While the majority of this year’s selections seem fair, two of the most polarizing of choices, Carmelo Anthony and Kobe Bryant, are members of big-market yet borderline-abysmal teams. Social media and members of the NBA […]

Danny the Magician: Ainge Making Celtics Disappear in Flurry of Trades

And then there was one. That’s how many players Danny Ainge will have kept in spite of all his flurry of in-season trades. (With plenty left to come, I’m sure.) One player out of five trades, including four in one week. Just call him Danny the Magician. He makes newly acquired Celtics just…disappear.

Welcome Back, Donkey: Nate Robinson Returns to Boston

There was little doubt, after the Celtics sent Jeff Green to Memphis in a three-team trade on Monday, that Danny Ainge was far from done making deals. What we did not see coming was the trade he pulled off on Tuesday night, shipping little-used point guard Jameer Nelson to Denver in exchange for one-time Celtic […]

Grass is Greener in Memphis, But What About for the Celtics?

If you’re a Celtics fan watching tonight’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans, you really do have to hope the grass is greener on the other side (and I’m not just talking about Memphis). Danny Ainge continued his collector’s obsession with future assets, shipping Jeff Green to the Memphis Grizzlies for a future first rounder, […]

VIDEO: Former Celtic Kevin Garnett Gets in Fight With Dwight Howard During Game

Kevin Garnett has never been a shy person, with the Celtics or otherwise. That shows itself from time to time, and during Monday’s game between Brooklyn and Houston, he and Dwight Howard got into quite the altercation. 4:07 into the game, Garnett was called for a loose-ball foul against Howard. Howard then gave Garnett a […]

Celtics Officially Send Green to Memphis in Three-Team Trade

On Monday, Danny Ainge officially took the next step in his rebuilding plan for the Celtics, completing a three-team deal with the Memphis Grizzlies and New Orleans Pelicans. In the trade, Boston’s leading scorer, Jeff Green, went to Memphis, with the C’s receiving veteran small forward Tayshaun Prince and a future first-round pick from the Grizzlies […]

Celtics Trade Brandan Wright to Phoenix for a First-Round Draft Pick

In what will apparently be the prelude to the trade of Jeff Green to Memphis, the Celtics on Friday shipped power forward Brandan Wright to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for a future conditional first-round draft pick and a trade exception. The pick originally belonged to the Timberwolves, and will probably end up becoming two […]

Breaking Down the Potential Jeff Green-to-Memphis Trade

It appears we have entered the peak of this year’s NBA trade season. Following the Rajon Rondo trade, contenders around the league have been scouring lottery-bound teams for unwanted talent. The GM of the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James (we all know David Griffin is just a pawn), has been especially active this year, having successfully […]

Is Kelly Olynyk the Real Deal?

On a CSNNE pre-game show last year, Tommy Heinsohn stated that Kelly Olynyk entered the league with more skill than Dirk Nowitzki. Tommy’s commentary over the years has brought us some undeniably hilarious gems ranging from baseless comparisons between Leon Powe and Moses Malone to an equally embarrassing comment on how Greg Stiemsma’s blocking ability was reminiscent of […]

Smart Era Gets Off to a Good Start with Win over T’wolves

While it was Evan Turner who got the start in Friday night’s matchup against the Minnesota Timberwolves, it was Marcus Smart who closed out the game at the point guard position in a 114–98 Celtics victory. While the commentary was very much centered on the Rajon Rondo trade and the inaugural game of the Smart era, Kelly Olynyk […]

Celtics Send Rondo to Mavs in Exchange for Pupu Platter

Just this morning I wrote about the Rajon Rondo rumor mill starting up again, and Boston Celtics being able to look forward to spending the next month or so reading rumor after rumor, story after story about whether, where, and when Rondo would be traded. Danny Ainge and the Celtics have preempted the rumor mill […]

Here We Go Again: Rondo Trade Rumors Have Begun

Death, taxes, and Rondo trade rumors. Yes, the rumor mill is underway when it comes to Danny Ainge, the Boston Celtics, and their All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo. December 15th marked the first day free agents that were signed this past offseason are eligible to be traded, ergo: Rondo trade rumors. This time around, it […]

Celtics’ Comeback Bid Falls Short in Double OT Loss at Washington

The Celtics completed a home-and-home matchup last night against the Wizards in a double-overtime thriller that unfortunately resulted in a Boston loss. Splitting the series with a 14-6 Washington team is certainly nothing to be ashamed of, but it was still painful to watch this team lose to the Wizards in perhaps the most exciting game so far this […]

Celtics Defeat Lakers 113-96, All Is Right with the World

  Celtics beat Lakers. My favorite sentence ever. To me, it’s synonymous with good defeats evil. I can never get tired of watching Boston beat L.A., regardless of how meaningless the game is. However, the game itself was not the primary storyline entering last evening. Rajon Rondo and Kobe Bryant sharing breakfast together somehow became breaking news, […]

SoB Satire: Sources Say Rondo Was Recruiting Kobe at Breakfast

The following is the latest in our SoB Satire series. Much of the following isn’t real or confirmed to be true, but we totally wish it was. According to sources, it wasn’t “just two a–holes having breakfast” when Rajon Rondo and Kobe Bryant met for breakfast on Thursday morning, contrary to earlier reports. The two players did engage […]