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The Boston Celtics have won four straight, including their last game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday afternoon. During the game, rumor started circulating that the Clippers are looking to trade for Kevin Garnett of the Celtics. The deal being discussed would send Eric Bledsoe and Caron Butler to the Celtics for the 36-year-old, Garnett,  reports WEEI.

Garnett would have to waive the no-trade clause in the contract he signed over the summer in order for a deal to go through.
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14 games into the 2012-13 season, the Celtics are dead last in the NBA in rebounding, and it’s not even close. At 36.9 boards per game, Boston trails the next worst team, Portland, by nearly two full rebounds, and the first-place Pacers by an outrageous 11.5.

It’s not just a case of the Celtics games having fewer possessions than most, as the Celtics are also last in rebounding differential, being out-rebounded by 4.9 boards per contest. The problem isn’t new, either, as the Celtics have ranked in the bottom two each of the last three years, and hasn’t been in the top half since the 2008-09 season.

With the Celtics giving up more points than we’re used to seeing (at least 100 in each of the last four games), improved rebounding figures to be an important factor in returning Boston to the league’s defensive elite. Let’s take a look at different ways they could bring those numbers up, from most to least likely: Continue reading Solutions to the Celtics’ Rebounding Woes »

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All it took was a 1-4 start for the Lakers to part ways with their Head Coach. USA Today reports that the Lakers have fired Mike Brown.

The team has been without Steve Nash for the past two games, and Dwight Howard, though playing, is still working his way back into shape after having offseason back surgery. Much has been made of the Lakers lack of depth on their bench, but it is obvious now that Lakers’ management had seen Brown as part of the problem. One has to wonder how much influence Kobe Bryant had in this decision.

No announcement has been made as to who will replace Brown, but speculation is that former Suns and Knicks Head Coach, Mike D’Antoni, is strongly in the running. The Lakers play Golden State tonight and it seems likely either assistant coach Bernie Bickerstaff or Check Person will assume the interim duties.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a Celtics fan, a Knicks fan, or a fan of any other team with title aspirations, it’s quite fun when the Lakers are a mess.

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Following the Celtics Game 7 loss to the Miami Heat, one of the questions raised entering the offseason of the team was the future of Ray Allen. It seemed clear that between possible conflict between himself and Rajon Rondo, as well as his demotion to the bench in favor of Avery Bradley that Allen would seek playing time elsewhere.

Obviously it didn’t come as a shock that Allen left town, but it was difficult to stomach him taking a two-year deal at $3 million per year, when the Celtics reportedly offered twice as much. In the end the future Hall of Fame player decides to take his talents to South Beach, where admittedly he has the best shot at a championship. The wrinkle in Allen’s contract is that he can opt out of the final year after next season.
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The Celtics used their full mid-level exception on Wednesday to make their signing of veteran guard, Jason Terry, official. Terry’s deal will be worth approximately $15 million over the course of three seasons.

Danny Ainge had tried to persuade the Dallas Mavericks to sign-and-trade Terry to the Celtics so that he could maintain the team’s mid-level exception to pursue another starting caliber guard. The Mavericks signed OJ Mayo on tuesday with the remainder of the team’s cap space. It is believed that the Mayo signing killed any potential deal the Celtics and Mavs could have reached. Continue reading Celtics Officially Sign Jason Terry, Pursue Courtney Lee »

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Rondo and Garnett among NBA’s most popular jerseys internationally

The NBA released it’s top-10 internationally sold jerseys on Thursday. Kevin Garnett was the fourth most popular jersey, while Rajon Rondo’s #9 sold the seventh most. Both Celtics’ players ranked above the likes of Carmelo Anthony, Blake Griffin and Kevin Durant.  Arch-rival, Kobe Bryant, was the top selling jersey abroad.

Ainge says Garnett will take another week to decide future

In an interview with WEEI, Celtics’ GM, Danny Ainge, stated that he expected at least another week before himself and the rest of Celtics’ nation will know anything about what the future holds for Garnett. Garnett is expected to choose between retirement and a return to the Celtics by sometime around the start of NBA free agency on July 1st. Continue reading Celtics’ News Roundup, 6/18-6/23: 2013 Title Odds, Garnett’s Future, Royce White »

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Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan

We’re just one day removed from the Celtics’ loss in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals in Miami, but that hasn’t stopped the rumor mill from turning.

According to the San Antonio Express-News, the Spurs are interested in pursuing Kevin Garnett, who is set to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

“The Spurs will consider everything and everyone this summer when free agency begins. But one option tossed out this weekend by one in the Spurs organization is not just another name. Kevin Garnett,” Buck Harvey reports. Continue reading Report: Spurs Interested In Kevin Garnett? »

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