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Walter McCarty Arraigned on Larceny Charge

Beloved ex-Celtic and current Celtics’ assistant coach Walter McCarty was arrested this week on larceny charges. He pleaded not guilty in a Framingham court Thursday, and is now due to show December 11 for a pretrial hearing at the Massachusetts District Court. In the wake of a recent and embarrassing streak of athlete and ex-athlete arrests, […]

And Then There Were 16: Celtics to Waive Four Players, Bynum Next?

The Boston Celtics invited everyone who had ever picked up a basketball to their preseason training camp, so it comes as no surprise that they had to make some cuts with a week to go before the start of the NBA season. Four players will be waived by Danny Ainge before the start of the […]

Can Jared Sullinger Become a Legitimate Deep Scoring Threat?

Jared Sullinger has always had a knack for rebounding. This can certainly be attributed to his oversized derriere, which effectively allows him to carve out space and grab loose rebounds which, on the offensive end, can turn into easy points. Former Celtics coach Doc Rivers recognized Sullinger’s talents on the boards early on, and primarily assigned him […]

Danny Ainge Strikes Again with Will Bynum Trade

The Celtics may not win many games in 2014—15, but when it comes to getting rid of dead money, nobody in the NBA does it better than Boston general manager Danny Ainge. On Friday, the Celtics shipped little-used veteran center Joel Anthony and his $3.8 million salary to Detroit in exchange for point guard Will […]

Celtics, Nets to Play Experimental 44 Minute Game in NBA Preseason

There’s a Neil Young song called “My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)” and another titled “Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black).” This is what this experimental 44 minute preseason game between the Boston Celtics and the Brooklyn Nets feels like: an NBA decree completely out of the blue as the Celtics venture […]

What Can We Expect from Marcus Smart This Season?

While the majority of us New Englanders have primarily devoted our attention to the roller coaster ride that are the Patriots’ and Bruins’ seasons, some of us, including myself, have been watching Brad Stevens’s young Celtics team enjoy a somewhat enjoyable preseason. While these games essentially have no consequence, they do offer us a peek into the Celtics’ future and their young players. Perhaps […]

Celtics Show Up in Second Half in First Preseason Game: Player Report Cards

A Celtics team without Jeff Green and Rajon Rondo would typically get blown out by 20, and not blow out another team by 20. On Monday night the Celtics did in fact win by 20 points, in a game where their starting five had a combined 10 years of NBA experience.  The Celtics were trailing at the half, […]

Who Will Start Opening Day at Point Guard?

As we learned last week, Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo injured his hand allegedly falling in his shower, leaving him injured for up to 10 weeks, meaning he’ll miss the first few games of the 2014—15 season and the Celtics will now have to find another starter to begin the season. Boston has grown accustomed to finding […]

Celtics Officially Sign Turner, Finalize Training Camp Roster

Monday was media day for the Boston Celtics, and in addition to getting to see the players in uniform for the first time in 2014—15, including the injured Rajon Rondo, the Celtics made some roster moves. The biggest one was the signing of free agent small forward Evan Turner, which was reported months ago but […]

Rondo Breaks Hand, Will Miss First 2-4 Weeks of Season

Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo fractured a metacarpal bone in his left hand after falling at his home on Thursday night. He underwent surgery at New England Baptist Hospital on Friday and is expected to be out six to eight weeks. Boston opens its regular season on October 29 against Brooklyn, so Rondo could miss anywhere between […]

Rumors, Rondo and the Keith Bogans Trade: A look into Danny Ainge’s Plans

It was a relief to Boston fans and members of the Celtics organization alike when Keith Bogans was traded last night.  The disgruntled veteran became such a stick-in-the-mud last season that he was excused for “personal reasons”.  Those “reasons” may or may not have anything to do with the fact that he has very little talent and is […]

Celtics Get Something for Nothing with Bogans Trade

Danny Ainge proved once again on Thursday that he is the master of the salary-dumping trade by sending shooting guard Keith Bogans and two future conditional second-round picks to Cleveland. In exchange, the Celtics received point guard John Lucas III and power forwards Erik Murphy, Dwight Powell and Malcolm Thomas along with two second rounders. Bogans, an 11-year […]

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 […]

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 […]