// Danny Ainge

Like in 2007-08, Championship Celtics can be Built Around Rondo

Michael Felger said on Felger and Mazz Tuesday that “teams can not be built around a point guard. It does not work” I disagree: with the proper players around Rajon Rondo, he can lead a team and win championships. He might not average 20 points per game, but he can absolutely be the foundation of something […]

The Atlantic, Week 4: Celtics’ Confidence and Andrea Bargnani Trending Up

Welcome to “The Atlantic,” a weekly column where we ‘trend up’ and ‘trend down’ news and notes from the NBA’s Atlantic Division. The Boston Celtics are no longer the most disappointing team in the Atlantic Division – the Knicks are. Is Andrea Bargnani a top-10 power forward? Can the New Jersey Nets still make the […]

Boston Celtics’ Offseason Grades, Part 1

Chris Paul is headed to the Los Angeles Clippers. David West signed a two-year deal with the Indiana Pacers. Celtics’ GM Danny Ainge didn’t make the league shaking moves it looked like he might. I’m kind of glad he didn’t. I want to watch Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, and Rajon Rondo chase one […]

Celtics Sign Sasha Pavlovic to Apparently Second Season

In a move sure to please anyone named Sasha Pavlovic, the Celtics re-signed Sasha Pavlovic to a one-year deal Monday. The move is undoubtedly a thing come true for Celtics fans, who best remember Pavlovic as the guy Ray Allen made cry during the 2008 NBA Finals. Wait, that was Sasha Vujacic? Then who the […]

Sorting Through the Rumors: Is Rajon Rondo Being Shopped?

It’s become an annual NBA offseason gala event, the Rajon Rondo trade rumors. In a way it makes a lot of sense: Rondo has a ton of potential, but at the close of every season he leaves fans and management wondering if he is truly a piece you can build a championship team around. There have been […]

Celtics Extend Qualifying Offer to Jeff Green and Pick Up Option On Bradley

The Celtics have been active as they’ve made a one-year qualifying offer to forward Jeff Green. The $5.9 million offer now makes Green a restricted free agent. The fourth-year forward was the premier piece that came to Boston in the highly criticized mid-season trade that sent fan-favorite Kendrick Perkins to Oklahoma City. Boston also picked […]

Book Review: “When the Game was Ours” by Jackie MacMullan

Jackie MacMullan’s When the Game was Ours is the story of Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Larry Bird. The story starts with Bird’s and Johnson’s appearance at the April 1978 World Invitational Tournament in Kentucky, an electrifying few seconds in which the two future superstars and Hall of Famers hit each other with a series of […]

Celtics, Doc Rivers Agree on 5-Year Contract Extension

After last year’s loss in the NBA Finals, Doc Rivers was uncertain about returning, but opted gave it one more chance to win another title with the same group. As you know, the Celtics were recently eliminated by the Heat, a team that came together to beat the Green-team. This time, after the season-ending loss […]

Oopsies! Playoff Loss Shows Why Deadline Deals Hurt The Celtics

My Momma always told me “Brian, If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Celtics GM Danny Ainge could have used my Momma. After a 97-87 Game 5 loss to the Miami Heat ended the Celtics season, it became all too clear that the gambles Ainge took at the trade deadline left him with nothing but […]

The Perkins-Green-Krstic Trade: Was It Worth It?

Another regular season has come and gone, and the Celtics will be the No. 3 seed In the Eastern Conference come playoff time. Not too shabby, especially considering Danny Ainge took a mammoth risk by trading the defensive rock of the team, Kendrick Perkins, to the Thunder for someone that the average basketball fan probably […]

Celtics Right Ship in Possible First Round Preview

Boston needed a win to keep pace with Chicago, and they got it Wednesday, beating the Indiana Pacers at the TD Garden 92-80. The first thing to note was that it was “Mike and Tommy” night at the Garden. CSN-NE broadcasters Mike Gorman and Tommy Heinsohn are in their 30th season calling Celtics games, making […]

Were We Wrong to Hate Danny Ainge at the Trade Deadline?

With newly acquired Thunder guard Nate Robinson having knee surgery that will cause him to miss 4-6 weeks, and with Kendrick Perkins out for Oklahoma City as well since February 22 with knee problems of his own, Celtics Nation has to wonder: is it possible Boston got the better end of the recent trade? Did […]

Perk-olations on the Celtics Trade

We saw Kendrick Perkins transform from a ham-handed, pudgy and angry teenager into the main player in the Celtics’ championship ensemble of toughness. Kevin Garnett brought the fire. Paul Pierce brought the balls. Ray Allen brought the smooth. Kendrick Perkins brought the tough. A sudden and austere move by Danny Ainge, Perk’s disappearance was Keyser […]

Celtics Back on Track in Win Over Clippers

The Clippers tried to get the better of the Celtics in L.A. once more, but with a big 3rd quarter, the Celtics beat the Clippers 99-92. Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic made their Celtics debuts, and had fairly decent ones at that. Krstic got two offensive rebounds (of his six and Boston’s 14) and the […]

Celtics, Delonte West Agree on Deal

Delonte West has played a big part in Celtics success the last few years — without ever playing a game for the team. He was the key part of a Summer 2007 deal that sent him, Wally Szczerbiak, and No. 5 pick Jeff Green to the then-Seattle Supersonics for Ray Allen and Glen ‘Big Baby’ […]