2014 FIBA World Cup Expert Picks: Round of 16 Results

The Round of 16 is over. Spain and the United States each moved on, while Greece couldn’t stay undefeated. Three other games were decided by no more than five points. It was a tough round for the countries involved, but since all our experts picked the same winners, it didn’t matter for us. Still, there’s […]

2014 FIBA World Cup Expert Picks: Round of 16

The knockout stage is here. Things kick off with Mexico looking to down the United States, a most unenviable task. Fellow unbeatens Spain and Greece face Senegal and Serbia respectively, with some great action in between. For the knockout stage, picking a winner successfully is worth two points. Not that it matters at all now, […]

2014 FIBA World Cup Pick ‘Em: Group Stage Results

The group stage is over in the World Cup, and to nobody’s surprise, the United States cruised. Spain also moved through handily, but what nobody saw combing was how well Greece did, winning all five games and helping push group favorite Argentina all the way down to third place. At least one team in each […]

Rajon Rondo Trade Rumors: 5 Teams He Could End Up With

On Friday, Jackie MacMullan said that four-time All-Star Rajon Rondo has told the Celtics that he “wants out” of Boston. While nobody can blame the 28-year-old for wanting to play for a team with a legitimate shot to make the playoffs rather than a rebuilding organization that appears to constantly be trying to trade him, Rondo trade […]

2014 FIBA World Cup Pick ‘Em: Group Stage

The FIBA Basketball World CUp is underway. The USA will attempt to defend their title, but will have to do so without Paul George following his horrific injury. In the meantime, several nations should put up quite a fight, especially late in the knockout stages. But for now, the Americans will have to deal with […]

Five Targets for the Celtics’ Rebuilding Process

With a GM as secretive and prone to throwing out red herrings as Danny Ainge, it’s nearly impossible to understand his train of thought and  predict who the Celtics will try to acquire in their quest to raise banner number 18. Yet we cannot help ourselves as it compels our experience watching a lackluster team […]

Celtics Should Continue Patient Approach to Rebuilding Process

The Boston Celtics will officially lose out on the services of superstar power forward Kevin Love on August 23. Once the calendar turns to that date, the Cleveland Cavaliers are going to send the first overall pick of the 2014 Draft, Andrew Wiggins, along with a few other assets to Minnesota in exchange for Love. Before […]

Photo: Paul Pierce with Al Pacino on Private Jet

Say what you want about Al Pacino’s acting skills (OK, I will — his role in “Two For the Money” was trash. Pure garbage), but he picks some good company to hang out with. Right Paul Pierce?

Video: Celtics Smart (Aleck) Pranks Fellow Rookies for SportsNation Scavenger Hunt

First, Marcus Smart was highly touted for his play as a member of the USA Select Team, younger players chosen to play against the candidates for the USA National Team in this summer’s FIBA World Championship. The Celtics rookie, one of just two first-year players picked to play against the best American NBA players, was […]

Scalabrine Returns to Boston, LeBron-Style

While there has been a lull in the Celtics’ offseason activity over the past couple of weeks, former Boston power forward Brian Scalabrine gave fans something to smile about with a parody of LeBron James‘s recent “I’m Coming Home” Sports Illustrated article. In a similar first-person piece published Monday on CSNNE.com, Scalabrine announced that he […]

Celtics’ Vitor Faverani Arrested on DUI Charges in Spain

Celtics center Vitor Faverani has been arrested on DUI charges in Spain, according to reports. Faverani is accused of running a red light and crashing his BMW into a bus. No one was injured in the collision. The 6-foot-11, 260-pound Brazilian blew a 0.18 blood alcohol content (above Spain’s legal limit of 0.06), police said.

Celtics Should Forget About Love, Try to Move Rondo

The Boston Celtics have been in the midst of trade talks since the end of the 2013-14 NBA season. The C’s have been mentioned in a wide range of rumors from acquiring Minnesota’s Kevin Love to trading Rajon Rondo. Through the whirlwind of these rumors, the Celts have remained rather quiet, however. The C’s were […]

Celtics to Sign Evan Turner

The Celtics have agreed to sign 25-year-old swingman Evan Turner, and it’s likely for a portion of the mid-level exception. The final terms of the contract are not yet known, as the Celtics have around $7 million in non-guaranteed salary, so the amount of room they will have under the cap is not yet determined. Turner […]

Celtics Send Humphries to Wizards in Sign-and-Trade, Retain Pressey

The Celtics completed a deal with Washington on Saturday, re-signing unrestricted free agent power forward Kris Humphries to a three-year, $13 million contract and subsequently trading him to the Wizards in exchange for a conditional second-round pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. Humphries was quite solid last year for the Celtics, who acquired him from Brooklyn […]

Celtics Legend Bill Russell Hospitalized

NBA legend Bill Russell, widely considered as one of the 2 or 3 best centers in league history, was hospitalized Thursday after feeling faint while giving a speech in Nevada. The 80-year-old Russell was taken away from the event on a stretcher and taken to the hospital as a precaution.