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Celtics Acquire Donté Greene from Grizzlies, Trade Fab Melo

The Celtics have acquired power forward Donté Greene from the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for center Fab Melo and cash considerations. Greene was a late first-round pick by the Grizzlies in the 2008 Draft, coming out of Syracuse. He was traded twice that summer, ending up in Sacramento, where he spent four seasons. His sophomore season […]

State of the Celtics Roster: Frontcourt

The Celtics roster currently sits full with the NBA limit 15 players under contract. Barring any surprise major moves, the team the Celtics would field on a basketball court today, is likely the one they’ll strut out on opening night. In part one of the Celtics roster breakdown, we looked at the Celtics backcourt. In […]

State of the Celtics Roster: Backcourt

The schedule for the upcoming NBA season has been released, most of the top free agents are off the market, and the Celtics haven’t done much at all since the blockbuster trade that sent Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry to Brooklyn. The lack of activity further suggests that Danny Ainge is looking to […]

Celtics Offseason Notes: Faverani, Pressey Signed, Iverson Heads to Turkey

The Celtics announced this week that they have signed both undrafted point guard Phil Pressey and Brazilian center Vitor Faverani to multi-year contracts. Faverani’s deal is thought to be somewhere in the three-year, $6 million range, while Pressey’s is for the rookie scale minimum. Faverani is a 6’10″ big man who spent last season playing […]

Kelly Olynyk Impresses Celtics at Orlando Summer League

The Orlando Summer League came to a close on Friday, with the Oklahoma City Thunder winning the first-place game on “championship day.” The Celtics finished in seventh place with a 3-2 record after defeating the host Magic, 102-83. The best takeaway from Summer League was the play of first-round draft pick Kelly Olynyk, who finished second […]

Celtics 2013 Draft Targets: Rudy Gobert

For the first isntalment of our Draft preview, on Louisville’s Gorgui Dieng, click here. For part 2, on German PG Dennis Schröder, click here. Name: Rudy Gobert Club: Cholet Basket (France) Position: Center Age: 20 Stats: 7’2″, 240 lbs. Background Gobert will enter the NBA largely on the strength of his physique, much more than […]

Grading the Celtics at the All-Star break

All-Star Weekend is upon us and the Celtics, except for East starter Kevin Garnett, have five full days of rest before embarking on a five-game west coast road trip that starts Tuesday at Denver. The Celtics enter the break in third place in the Atlantic Division at 28-24, and have won eight of their last nine games without […]

The Realities of a DeMarcus Cousins to the Celtics Trade

The NBA trade deadline is still a month away, but general managers across the league are putting out their feelers to gauge the market value of various trade chips. Despite Rudy Gay  and Pau Gasol rumors swirling, it’s quite possible the NBA’s trade deadline could be fairly quiet. One marquee player that might be moving […]

Red Claws Roundup: Melo in D-League Record Books

The Maine Red Claws, the Celtics’ NBA D-League affiliate, closed out 2012 with a comfortable 105-84 home win over the Springfield Armor on Monday. At 10-5, the Red Claws lead the East Division and own the second best record in the league overall. The Red Claws have benefited immensely in recent games from the improved […]

Celtics in the D-League: the first five games

On Sunday, the Celtics’ second-round draft pick, Kris Joseph, played his fifth game for the NBA Development League’s Maine Red Claws, scoring 21 points in a 103-90 win over the Canton Charge. First-rounder Fab Melo also made his fifth D-League appearance on December 6 so, with that milestone out of the way, let’s take a […]

Solutions to the Celtics’ Rebounding Woes

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 […]

What Re-Signing Garnett Means to the Celtics

As you may have already heard, The Boston Celtics re-signed Kevin Garnett to a three year deal worth $34 million. After more than a week of silence from the Garnett camp, Celtic nation finally received their answer on what KG’s future plans were. While a three year deal for a player who is already 36 […]

Video: Danny Ainge Introduces Celtics’ Rookies to Boston Media

The Boston Celtics introduced rookies, Jared Sullinger, Fab Melo and Kris Joseph to the Boston media on Monday at the Jackson/Mann School in Allston. The Celtics will look to develop the young big men behind Kevin Garnett in the coming season. Garnett will be entering his 18th NBA season. Sullinger’s Ohio State Buckeyes stormed through […]

Boston Celtics Take Jared Sullinger at 21, Fab Melo at 22 at NBA Draft

The Celtics drafted Big Ten star Jared Sullinger from Ohio State University with the 21st pick in the NBA draft. Sullinger averaged 17 points and 9 rebounds and led the Buckeyes to the Final Four in the NCAA tournament this March. With the following pick the Celtics took Fab Melo who played center last season […]

Boston Celtics 2012 Draft Targets: Fab Melo

Fab Melo: 21 years old; 7’0″; 255 lbs School: Syracuse Position: Center Background: Fab Melo made huge improvements in his game during his sophomore season at Syracuse. Melo was named Big East Defensive Player of the Year and was the anchor of Syracuse’s zone. He enters the NBA as a well polished rebounder and shot blocker […]