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Boston Celtics 2012 Draft Targets: Jared Sullinger

Jared Sullinger: 20 years old; 6’9″; 268 lbs School: Ohio State Position: Power Forward Background:  Sullinger led Ohio State to the NCAA Final Four this past winter as a Sophmore. In his freshman season Sullinger turned heads by branding himself as a hard nosed forward capable of rebounding against anyone. Sullinger energetic post-game is aided by his […]

Video: CSNNE Shows Stark Difference Between Heat, Celtics Big 3′s

Nothing sums up the differences between the Heat and the Celtics than this video posted on CSNNE.com. This Miami Heat team has always been about flash and arrogance, as opposed to being able to get your hands dirty when you needed to in order to win the big game. The latter is exactly what the […]

Celtics Almost Traded Ray Allen to Grizzlies, Paul Pierce to Nets

On March 15th, Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics came ever so close to finally moving on from the Big 3. In the final hours of this season’s trade deadline, the Celtics had a trade in place to send the aging, injured Ray Allen to the Memphis Grizzlies for O.J. Mayo and a draft pick. […]

The Atlantic, Week 9: Evan Turner and Celtics Roster Continuity Trending Up

We’re in the home stretch of the NBA season, and Sports of Boston is on top of all the recent news and notes in “The Atlantic”. Will continuity help the Celtics? Is Evan Turner a budding star? Who will be on the Nets’ billboards this summer in Brooklyn? The playoffs are just weeks away for […]

What We Learned This Week: Professor Paps, Peyton’s Place?

What We Learned This Week Week of March 3 – March 10   Peyton Manning Got Cut From a 2-14 Team What a scrub! I hope the poor guy can somehow catch on with another team. It will be strange to see Peyton Manning in another uniform (or another helmet) but Johnny Unitas with the […]

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 […]