// Kendrick Perkins

Jeff Green’s Journey

Flashback to June 2007. In a draft that saw Greg Oden and Kevin Durant go first and second respectively, the Celtics selected Jeff Green fifth overall. The Celtics’ brass appeared to be drafting for the future, acquiring a potential heir-apparent to Paul Pierce. As it turned out, Green was actually drafted for the Seattle Supersonics […]

Pierce Goes Toe-to-Toe With Durant as Celtics Beat Thunder

This was the Celtics team we were promised in the preseason. Paul Pierce scored 27, and Jeff Green added 17 from the bench as the Celtics overcame the Thunder and 29 points from Kevin Durant, 108-100. The Celtics’ bench outscored the Thunder’s bench, 35-13. Rajon Rondo dished out 16 assists and grabbed 8 rebounds. Kevin […]

Revisiting the Jeff Green-Kendrick Perkins Trade

Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge has been much maligned for the 2011 trade-deadline deal that sent center Kendrick Perkins to Oklahoma City, and not without reason. In a way, the trade signaled Boston’s fall from championship contention to the second tier in the Eastern Conference pecking order, behind Miami, and succeeded in upsetting […]

Celtics’ Big Three Retrospective Part III: End of an Era

This is part three of a three part series as Sports of Boston looks back at the Celtics’ New Big Three Era. Part one here. Part two here. Celtics Accomplishments in Five Year Span The Celtics failed to win a championship after 2008. All of Boston is left to wonder “what if Kevin Garnett didn’t […]

Celtics’ Big Three Retrospective: Valiant Effort in 2012

This is part two of a three part series as Sports of Boston looks back at what was an incredible and challenging run with the Celtics’ New Big Three. Look for part three on Friday. Part One here. Celtics Grind Out Injury Plagued Regular Season From day one, the 2011-2012 Celtics were never given a […]

Celtics’ Big 3 Retrospective: 2008 Championship Restores Celtic Pride

This is part one of a three part series as Sports of Boston looks back at what was an incredible and challenging run with the Celtics’ New Big Three. Look for parts two and three on Wednesday and Friday. What the Big 3 Meant to Boston When Danny Ainge made the moves in 2007 to […]

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 […]

Video: Blake Griffin Dunks on Kendrick Perkins

Kendrick Perkins is on arguably the best team in the NBA, and by all accounts, the decision to trade Perk to Oklahoma City in a deal for Jeff Green really did not pan out. He’s a multi-millionaire with a rich, long-term contract. He’s a former NBA champion. Sure, life is great for Perk…unless we’re talking […]

Celtics Can’t Overcome Westbrook’s Hot Shooting, Lose to Thunder in Perkins Return

Russell Westbrook hit a pair of key three-pointers in the game’s final two minutes, part of a 26-point night that lifted the Oklahoma City Thunder over the Boston Celtics, 97-88. Kevin Durant added clutch moments of his own, and leading everyone with 28. Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 24 points. Kevin Garnett and Jermaine […]

Celtics’ Free Agency Preview: Forwards/Centers

Sports of Boston concludes its free agency preview with a look at the front-court players available. Last season the Celtics’ went into training camp with four serviceable big men to patrol the middle. Shaquille O’Neal is now retired. Kendrick Perkins is kicking it with his buddies Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. Semih Erden is in […]

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 […]

Kendrick Perkins Arrested in Texas: What Happened?

Former Celtics star Kendrick Perkins was arrested Saturday morning, in relation to a drunken altercation at a club in his hometown of Beaumont, Texas. Perkins was there to host for his annual youth camp and foundation fundraiser, aiming to help kids learn life skills and to raise drug-awareness. Perhaps this is not the best approach. […]

Picking Sides in the NFL Lockout: Ownership vs. Players

Sometimes, when I write for Sports Of Boston, I forget many of my previous memes I developed on my old website are lost on my new readers. I realized this notion during my NFL lockout podcast earlier this week. One central theme revolved around the sentiment that, as fans, our allegiance lays with ownership above everything else. […]

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 […]

Quick Reactions to the Celtics’ Elimination From 2011 NBA Playoffs

The Boston Celtics’ Game 5 loss to the Miami Heat was less than 24 hours ago. While the pain is still fresh, here are a few concluding thoughts on the playoffs and the Celtics’ future. 1) The Celtics Big Three just don’t have the athleticism anymore. Game 2: game tied 80-80 with 7:09 left in […]