TAG: boston celtics

Smack / Sep 23, 2014 / 10:30 am

Celtics Owner Says Rondo Is “Super Stubborn” And “It’s Hard With Him”

Rajon Rondo

Over the weekend Celtics GM Danny Ainge dithered about the chances he would trade Rajon Rondo, saying the C’s weren’t looking to move their all-star, before cautioning that anyone could be traded. The same weekend, Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck was a guest on WBZ-TV’s “Sports Final Overtime” and attempted to explain his mercurial point guard, clouding Rondo’s future in a C’s uniform even more. Read More »

Latest News, Twitter / Sep 22, 2014 / 10:00 am

Danny Ainge Says, “I’m Not Trying To Trade Rondo,” But “Nobody Is Untradeable”

Rajon Rondo

The future of Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo is in flux. He claims he never asked to be traded out of Boston, but plugged-in Boston scribe Jackie MacMullen believes otherwise. When Bill Doyle of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette asked Celtics GM Danny Ainge about it on Sunday, Ainge talked in circles, claiming he didn’t want to trade Rondo, but “the possibility of a trade is not out of the question.” Read More »

Latest News / Sep 15, 2014 / 7:15 pm

Report: Don’t Rule Out Oklahoma City Thunder Trading For Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo may or may not have made a trade request to the Boston Celtics, but it’s safe to say he wants out of Beantown regardless. And according to one national writer, the Oklahoma City Thunder are a realistic destination for the disgruntled Celtics star. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 1, 2014 / 10:15 am

Report: Rondo & Agent Deny Making Trade Request

Rajon Rondo

The news, by way of Jackie MacMullan on an unaired segment of ESPN’s “Around the Horn,” that Rajon Rondo had requested a trade from the Celtics before he becomes a free agent next summer, is being denied by Rondo and his agent, Bill Duffy, despite how convinced MacMullan’s extemporaneous comments were. Read More »

Latest News / Aug 31, 2014 / 10:45 am

Report: Rajon Rondo Tells Celtics He Wants Out

Rajon Rondo

Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo will be a free agent next summer, but the Celtics wanted to see how much better he’s gotten since ACL surgery, and trading him before he possibly leaves in free agency isn’t a priority. Except, new revelations from the estimable Jackie MacMullan indicate Rondo wants out, as he’s told GM Danny Ainge and the C’s brass despite the public facade. Read More »

NBA / Aug 28, 2014 / 8:45 pm

Dime Q&A: Marcus Smart On Team USA Minicamp, Becoming A Respected Shooter & More

Marcus Smart

Marcus Smart has had a busier summer than most 20 year-olds. Aside from NBA Summer League and the rookie photo shoot, this year’s No. 6 pick has already had the chance to compete against some of the best players in the NBA as a member of the Team USA Select Team. Read More »

Smack / Aug 26, 2014 / 7:15 pm

ESPN Writer Continues To Claim Rajon Rondo Has Bad Reputation With His Peers

Rajon Rondo, Celtics teammates

The same ESPN writer who said NBA players don’t want to play with Rajon Rondo, ESPN Insider’s Jeff Goodman, spoke with SB Nation’s Celticsblog.com today to discuss his thoughts on Rondo, particularly in relation to Rondo’s peers. Goodman was pointedly asked why he publicly derides Rondo’s leadership ability and espouses the theory some NBA players don’t want him as a teammate. Read More »

2014 Free Agency / Aug 25, 2014 / 9:00 am

Celtics Aren’t Making Rajon Rondo Trade A Priority

Rajon Rondo

The Boston Celtics are in the process of carving out more room to add players, and either trading Rajon Rondo or signing him to an extension aren’t high on their priority list, according to the Boston Globe‘s Gary Washburn. He appears destined for a free agency tour next summer, and the C’s want more evidence he’s bounced back from his ACL surgery before determining whether he’s a part of their long-term rebuilding effort. Read More »

Smack / Aug 4, 2014 / 5:45 pm

Brian Scalabrine Pens “I’m Coming Home” LeBron Parody For Boston Return

Brian Scalabrine

There aren’t many role players with the following of True Ginger-American Hero, Brian Scalabrine, which is why many of his fans in New England lamented his move to become a Warriors assistant coach. After being demoted to the Dubs’ D-League outfit by dictatorial former coach Mark Jackson, Scalabrine announced in a CSNNE.com exclusive today he would be returing to Boston’s broadcast booth again. His announcement doubled as a fun parody of LeBron James‘ “I’m coming home” essay for Sports Illustrated. Read More »

We Reminisce / Jul 31, 2014 / 2:45 pm

We Reminisce: On This Day In 2007, The Celtics Traded For Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo

Seven years ago today, the Minnesota Timberwolves agreed to trade Kevin Garnett to the Boston Celtics. It ended a disappointing era in Minnesota, and reignited Garnett’s career and revived the Celtics franchise. Read More »