// J.R. Giddens

What If? A Look At Celtics’ Recent Draft History

A day after the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA Draft Lottery and will pick first in the 2011 NBA Draft, it’s time to look back on how the Celtics have done/not done this past decade in the draft. Of course, it’s natural for the Boston Celtics to flop on the draft lottery night. Historically, the […]

Will Nate Robinson Make an Impact?

For such a little guy, he can make a lot of noise. Last week when Nate Robinson was traded from the New York Knicks to the Boston Celtics, there was a lot of criticism on both parts of the trade. The first is that Celtics GM Danny Ainge traded away fan favorite Eddie House along […]

Nate Robinson Traded to Celtics

The Boston Herald has reported that the Celtics have made a trade for Knicks’ guard, prodigal son, and Slam Dunk Champion, Nate Robinson. The Celtics sent Eddie House, J.R. Giddens, and Bill Walker to New York for Robinson and Marcus Landry. Robinson has sat out for nearly half the year, but is certainly a strong […]

Diagnosing the Ailing Celtics

The NBA regular season is almost half-way over and the Boston Celtics sit at 27-13. The record has the Celtics atop of the Atlantic Division and leading the Toronto Raptors by 7.5 games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are the only Eastern Conference team with more wins than the C’s. Certainly, the Celtics are right where they want […]

J.R. Giddens Offered to Knicks for Nate Robinson, Assigned to Red Claws

According to CSNNE.com’s Gary Tanguay, the Celtics reportedly offered point guard J.R. Giddens and future considerations to the New York Knicks for Nate Robinson during a 14-game stretch in December when Robinson didn’t see any action. Then, when Robinson exploded for 41 points in a win over the Hawks on Jan. 1, the trade landscape […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings 1-16-10

Three of the top four teams in this week’s SoB NBA Power Rankings are from the Eastern Conference, but the defending champion LA Lakers remain at No. 1 for the third consecutive poll. The Celtics slipped to No. 3 after being leap-frogged by the Cleveland Cavaliers, who sit in the second place spot just one […]

No Rondo. No Pierce. No Garnett. No Problem?

The last time I was certain the Celtics would lose was during their franchise-worst 24-58 season in 2006-2007. Somewhere in the first half of the infamous 18-game losing streak, I stopped thinking the Celtics would lose every night, in part because teams usually don’t lose that many games in a row in any sport, period. […]

Grading the Celtics Backup Point Guard Options

It should not be a secret to any Celtics fan that the team is without a true backup point guard. In the 2007-2008 campaign, the team picked up Sam Cassell in March, and he helped guide the team towards their 17th NBA Championship. Last season, the Celtics again entered the campaign without a true backup […]

Rondo, Wallace Lead Celtics Comeback Over Nets

Playing without Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, and Paul Pierce, the Celtics looked like a shell of themselves for the first two quarters. The Nets took a 60-47 lead into the half, and it appeared the team would mail it in because it’s a preseason game. Who cares? Rajon Rondo does. Rondo played 40 minutes and led a Celtics comeback with […]

Luck of the Irish is with the Celtics

It was a relatively close game for much of the afternoon as the Celtics defeated the New Jersey Nets 100-93. No time at all was wasted as Yi Jianlian of the Nets committed the fist foul of the game just two seconds in on the scramble for the opening tip-off. Rasheed Wallace came into the […]

Celtics 2009-2010 Season Preview: Guards

It’s been a quiet coupe of months in Celtics Nation, but with October upon us, the Celtics season will soon begin. Sports of Boston will preview the team from all sorts of angles, giving you everything you need to get ready for the upcoming season. In this edition, we will explore the team’s guards. One […]

Poor Defensive Effort Costs Celtics In Loss to Thunder

The Celtics allowed the Oklahoma City Thunder to shoot 58% from the field in a 94-82 loss Wednesday evening. Oklahoma City’s electrifying effort was led by explosive 2nd year point guard, Russel Westbrook. The Celts couldn’t find an answer for Westbrook, who finished the game with 26 points and five assists. For the second day in […]

Wild Shootout Ends in Celtics’ Loss to Orlando

The Celtics’ summer league team stormed back, blew a lead, and couldn’t complete a second comeback on their way to a 85-82 loss to the Orlando Magic Monday afternoon. The Celtics were down by as many as 13 in the first quarter before they sped up to a nine-point lead in the 3rd. However, with […]

Celtics Open Summer League Play With Rout of Jazz

As players are trying to make statements about their worth in the NBA, the Celtics’ Orlando Summer League team made a collective statement in their opening game Monday night, crushing the Utah Jazz 87-56. Bill Walker led the summer squad with 14 points, while big man Nick Fazekas added 13, including 9 straight in the […]

2009 Celtics Summer League Team Preview

The Celtics announced their Orlando Summer League roster a few days ago. The roster contains four players we’re all familiar with: Gabe Pruitt, Bill Walker, J.R. Giddens and newly drafted rookie Lester Hudson. The C’s should get a good look at Hudson as he will be going up against pretty tough competition at either guard […]