Friday, February 28, 2014
Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe first reported that Stevens revealed Gerald Wallace has a torn meniscus and bone spurs in his ankle. Team president of basketball operations Danny Ainge has confirmed he will need surgery and will miss the remainder of the season.
Wallace still has two more years left on his current contract. This is a tough break for the forward, who had been playing well as of late.
Keith Bogans continues to earn a paycheck while sitting at home (hang in there bud), and Vitor Faverani missed his 12th straight game, nursing a knee injury.
You can add Kelly Olynyk as the latest victim to catch the injury bug with a sprained toe, which he apparently suffered this past Saturday against the Kings.
He could have fooled us when he scored 21 points, grabbed eight rebounds and handed out four assists in 28 minutes off the bench Monday night versus the Jazz. Word got out two days ago that he would not suit up against Atlanta. Brad Stevens confirmed Olynyk would miss some time.
Due to all the latest injuries, Boston was looking add some depth in the back court since there is no estimated timetable for when Avery Bradley will return, and he has already been ruled out against the Pacers tomorrow night. And Rajon Rondo is still not playing on second nights of back-to-backs yet
Thursday, February 27, 2014
After the Celtics had dug themselves into a 15-point hole in the first half, Jerryd Bayless and Rajon Rondo decided it was time to take over and never look back, as the home team beat the Hawks 115-104 last night.
Boston was coming back from a winless west coast road trip, dropping their last five straight. It was time for Brad Stevens to shake up the lineup a bit by inserting Bayless to pair up with Rondo in the backcourt, to start the game.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
According to Chris Haynes of CSNNE.com, despite having very little wiggle room cap wise, Danny Ainge is looking to sign 6'2 point guard Rodrigue Beaubois. The 26-year-old from France worked out with the Celtics yesterday in Waltham.
No deal was made at last Thursday's trading deadline because there wasn't a trade worth making and the Celtics' losing streak is only making things even better for Ainge.
Danny has options.
Celtics are currently in the position for a top five draft pick. The five game losing streak was topped off by three straight losses to the three worse teams in the Western Conference (Lakers, Kings, Jazz) and the schedule doesn't get easier for the Celtics.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Steve Bulpett first reported in the Boston Herald, that Rajon did not travel with the team Friday night, and did not receive official permission to stay in Los Angeles.
Rondo did not want to discuss the matter before Boston took on the Jazz in Salt Lake City Monday night.
Salt Lake City – The Celtics were looking to end their four-game post all-star, west coast trip with a win. But unfortunately the Jazz were looking to end a six game skid themselves as they beat Boston 110-98 last night at Energy Solutions Arena.
It was the Celtics fifth consecutive lost, and third straight to the three worst teams in the western conference (Lakers, Kings, Jazz).
Celtics were without Jared Sullinger, who missed his second straight game with a mild concussion. It was reported he suffered the hit when Chris Kaman elbowed him in the head during Friday night’s loss to the Lakers.
Sullinger woke up Saturday morning complaining of a headache and dizziness.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
The Boston Celtics are continuing the rest of this season with thier all-star point guard Rajon Rondo. Danny Ainge made no moves at the trading deadline Thursday afternoon, and Rondo is here to stay for the near future.
Rondo on the other hand, turns 28 today, and has more to celebrate than the simple fact he is still a Celtic. He's recovering from major ACL surgery, and he's the Celtics captain in a rebuilding season, meaning he should be sticking around in the forseeable future. But as usual the media was not convinced that Rondo was not going to be dealt. That can't be easy, doesn't matter how much he tries to ignore the rumors.
"It gets annoying at times," he said. "It's been like that the last eight years, though. It's what I do for the time being. [I'm 28] I have a long life to live. I have a lot of things going on outside of basketball for me right now and it's part of what happens when you're an NBA player."
This time it was MarShon Brooks, who scored 10 of his 14 points in the fourth quarter to help the Lakers add another chapter to their historic rivalry with the Celtics by beating them 101-92 at the Staples Center last night.
Friday, February 21, 2014
Maybe not a fire sale like say Philly, who pretty much cleaned up house yesterday (fair to say, they won't be making the playoffs. Thanks guys.), but as much chatter as there was all season long, no deal was made for Boston.
Danny Ainge decided that there are bigger fish to go after in June and July.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
It had been exactly a week since the Celtics played their last game. The Suns were coming off an overtime victory in the mile high city Tuesday night and responded well at home. Six Phoenix players scored in double figures despite 35-percent first half shooting and 18 turnovers for the game.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
For 72 hours, all get to reminisce of the good old days and how times have changed. But of course comes the media's obsession with LeBron James and his thoughts on what he believes to be 'true', usually means you got a good story to chuckle about as you shake your head.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Throughout the season, Rajon Rondo and Jeff Green have been the most talked about Celtics players in trade discussions but with the trade deadline less than two weeks away, reports say Danny Ainge has been receiving calls about Bass more than any other player.
The rising star registered his sixth consecutive double-double, 18th overall this season, and Boston evened their season series at two games apiece by beating the Buck 102-86 last night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
Monday, February 10, 2014
In last week's three games, Sullinger averaged 20.3 points and 12.7 rebounds per game. His most impressive performance of the week was against the Sacramento Kings when he scored a career-high 31 points and grabbed 16 rebounds. He's also posted five consecutive double-doubles.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Wednesday night was another step in that direction when Jeff Green's 36 points proved to help the cause, as Boston avenged their loss to Philly from last week, winning 114-108 at the Wells Fargo Center.
Monday, February 3, 2014
Rajon Rondo celebrated his first victory since returning to the lineup on January 17. He completed his first double-double with a season-high of 19 points on 9-of-11 shooting and 10 assists.