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 […]
The biggest concern for the Boston Celtics entering free agency is addressing their need for big men. With Shaq now retired, Nenad Krstic going to play overseas and Glen Davis now a free agent, it’s obvious that the Celtics No. 1 goal this offseason is to pick up a power forward or center. I have […]
The Boston Celtics will certainly have some cap space this off season to pursue a couple above average free agents. With the concerns at the center position and the retirement of Shaq, I decided to focus on Nene Hilario for the first of multiple reports of what the Celtics will do this upcoming off season. […]
Shaquille O’Neal has now played his last game in the NBA, officially making the announcement at a Friday press conference near his home in Orlando. Shaq, who said nice things about former coaches Phil Jackson and Doc Rivers, revealed that if he wanted to play for one last season with the Celtics, he would need surgery and face […]
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 […]
Finally after 19 NBA seasons, The Big Shamrock, The Big Aristotle, Superman, Diesel, or just plain old Shaq is calling it quits. Shaquille O’Neal announced via his twitter account with a video from Tout.com that his Hall of Fame career is finally over. The 15-Time All-Star said: “We did it. Nineteen years baby. I want […]
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 […]
With the first 15 picks in the books (Top 5, Picks 6-10, Picks 11-15), we will now focus toward the middle part of the draft. Markieff Morris : PF, Junior, Kansas Markieff is the twin brother of Marcus, who was the Big 12 Player of the Year. Markieff’s numbers were not as impressive as his brothers, […]
Despite what your eyes were telling you and everything you were hearing, did you really think this team would go down 3-0 to the Miami Heat? On their home court? In the waning moments of their glory days? No, you didn’t. Not these legendary players, in this historic city, underneath all those banners. So for now […]
The Miami Heat’s LeBron James was an unstoppable force in Tuesday’s Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals against the Boston Celtics. In the paint, through the lanes, from the key, from beyond the arc, it didn’t matter: James hit shots from every angle and spot on the floor. The Celtics could not contain him, […]
There are going to be some great second round matchups in the 2011 playoffs, but Sunday’s game 1 between the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics will kick off the series that everyone will have their eyes on. The starters for these two teams have combined for 69 All-Star appearances, 10 Championship rings, 5 NBA Finals […]
For the first time in the Big Three era, the Celtics have won a playoff series without Kendrick Perkins wearing their signature green. Yet, it remained challenging for fans and analysts alike to watch Boston struggle at times in their first round match-up against the long playoff-deprived Knicks and not bring up the “P” word. […]
Not a whole lot to write about tonight. Not much going on. Well, ok, the Boston Celtics blew out the New York Knicks, 113-96, to take a 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. They never fell behind or were even tied after scoring their first bucket. I probably ought to mention that Ray Allen […]
With the first ten picks in the books (Top 5, Picks 6-10), we now shift are attention to the last players that will be selected in the lottery. The youth movement continues in this draft, as all five projected picks are players 19 years old or younger.
After breaking the five best players in this years draft, we now turn our attention to the next group of players who should be drafted in the lottery. Here we see a few more international players, a diaper dandy, a conference player of the year and maybe the best player in college basketball.