TAG: Danny Ainge

NBA, Smack / Feb 27, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Rajon Rondo Says Birthday Off-Day Story “My business…Not Yours.”

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo (David Butler II/USA TODAY Sports)

Perhaps you’ve missed the recent Rajon Rondo non-story. According to Rondo’s most recent words on the subject, following Boston’s 115-104 win in Atlanta on Wednesday, that’s intentional. When asked by reporters after the game what the story was, Rondo replied in a typically annoyed fashion, “It’s my business. It’s not yours.” Which, well, he’s right. Read More »

NBA / Feb 20, 2014 / 12:30 pm

10 Bold Predictions For The NBA’s Second Half

Andrei Kirilenko, Carmelo Anthony

Andrei Kirilenko, Carmelo Anthony (Jim O’Connor/USA TODAY Sports)

We’re technically past the halfway point in the NBA season, but really, let’s be serious: Things don’t start to heat up until after the All-Star break. Now we’re on the cusp of the trade deadline, and soon teams will be fighting for playoff spots and lottery ping-pong balls. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jan 19, 2014 / 6:49 pm

Report: League GM’s Believe Celtics Will Deal Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo, Tyreke Evans

Rajon Rondo, Tyreke Evans (David Butler II/USA TODAY Sports)

Point guard Rajon Rondo is back on the court for a Celtics team vastly different than the one he last suited up for in the last few days of January, 2013. Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett are gone, as is coach Doc Rivers, and GM Danny Ainge continues to transition the team into a rebuild this season by hiring a young coach and stockpiling draft picks. But Rondo might be the next, and the final key cog from their championship-winning team in 2008. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jan 15, 2014 / 1:13 pm

Report: Celtics Trade Jordan Crawford & Marshon Brooks to Warriors In 3-Team Deal With Heat

Marshoon Brooks, O.J. Mayo, Jordan Crawford

Marshon Brooks, O.J. Mayo, Jordan Crawford (Benny Sieu/USA TODAY Sports)

The Celtics, Warriors and Heat just closed a 3-team trade with Boston sending Marshon Brooks and Jordan Crawford to Golden State, while the Warriors send Toney Douglas to the Heat, and the Heat send Joel Anthony and a future first and second round pick to Boston, sources tell Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski. Read More »

NBA / Jan 9, 2014 / 3:45 pm

The 15 Best Shooting Duos In NBA History

Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry

Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

It’s rare when you can have two extremely gifted shooters on your team. The game just flows easier when you have multiple guys that can knock down shots from the stripe. After their breakout performances in last year’s playoffs, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson (also known as “The Splash Brothers”) received the ultimate praise from their head coach Mark Jackson when he said in the Western Conference Semifinals last May, “I said I’ve got the greatest shooting backcourt that’s ever played the game.” Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Dec 19, 2013 / 2:15 pm

Report: Houston Rockets Back Away From Omer Asik Trade Talks

(Andrew Richardson/USA TODAY Sports)

(Andrew Richardson/USA TODAY Sports)

It seems the Rockets’ self-imposed deadline today to trade resentful center Omer Asik will come and go and Asik will continue to back-up Dwight Howard in Houston — much to his chagrin. After a bevy of trade rumors had our heads spinning on Twitter yesterday, the Rockets apparently can’t find what they’re looking for in exchange for the Turkish center. Read More »

NBA / Dec 18, 2013 / 5:00 pm

Sifting Through The Rubble Of Trade Rumors For Omer Asik

(Russell Isabella/USA TODAY Sports)

(Russell Isabella/USA TODAY Sports)

Since word filtered out a couple weeks ago the Rockets were planning to move disgruntled center Omer Asik before a self-imposed deadline that ends tomorrow, December 19, all manner of rumors have leaked about the Celtics, the Sixers, the Hawks, Cavs, Bobcats, Bucks and probably a partridge and a pear tree. All are interested in the offensive quagmire who plays excellent defense, so let’s try and figure out where Asik stands today, and what we’re likely to see heading into tomorrow’s self-imposed “deadline” for his services. Read More »

NBA / Nov 22, 2013 / 3:15 pm

Gregg Popovich Learns From Rookie Coach Brad Stevens?

Gregg Popovich

Gregg Popovich (photo. Instagram/officialspurs)

Gregg Popovich has captured four NBA titles while coaching the San Antonio Spurs for more than 15 years, and he’s kept them in title contention even with aging stars Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili in the twilight of their careers. Despite the resume, he recently paid the ultimate compliment to first-year Celtics coach Brad Stevens when he claimed to have learned from the former Butler helmsman. Read More »

Latest News / Nov 18, 2013 / 11:15 am

Panicky Knicks Looking To Trade Shumpert, Stoudemire & Felton; Interested In Rajon Rondo

Iman Shumpert

Iman Shumpert (photo. adidas Basketball)

Knicks provocateur and sullen beat reporter for the New York Daily News, Frank Isola, dropped a bit of a bombshell on Sunday night. Sources tell him the Knicks have been shopping wing Iman Shumpert, most notably to Boston in exchange for still-recovering point guard Rajon Rondo, but Isola also reveals Shump had a secret second surgery on his knee this summer. Read More »

NBA / Nov 7, 2013 / 1:30 pm

Why We’re Rooting For Losses: Inside The Mind Of A Celtics Fan

Jeff Green

Jeff Green (photo. David Deal)

Before last night’s win over the Jazz, the Celtics had started out 0-4. In a normal year, that would be extremely disappointing. But under the circumstances, is it such a bad thing?

On one hand, there is talent on the roster and a promising new coach. On the other, that talent is extremely young and their superstar is still recuperating from a torn ACL. Last year, with more or less the same roster (oh and two Hall of Famers), the Celtics were ousted in the first round. Read More »