Friday, February 28, 2014

Wallace out for the season

As if things couldn’t get any worse for Brad Stevens and the Boston Celtics health wise, there was another blow to the roster at the team’s practice facility in Waltham today.

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.

Celtics Injury Update: Sullinger, Bradley, Olynyk

Celtics went into Wednesday night against the Hawks with only nine available players.

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.

Celtics set to sign Chris Babb

The somewhat depleted Celtics are expected to sign 6’5 guard Chris Babb to a 10-day contract Saturday afternoon.

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

Celtics 115 – Hawks 104: Rondo, Bayless lead C’s past Hawks, snap five game losing streak

Boston – It was one of those feel good moments at the TD Garden, when you thought to yourself ‘they are due for one, right?’

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

Celtics workout free agent point guard

The Boston Celtics only have 14 players under contract on the current roster and may be looking to add one more.

According to Chris Haynes of, 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.

Celtics' 2013-14 season ending outlook: Draft picks, losing streaks, and tanking

Danny Ainge has the Celtics right where they need to be.

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

Rondo takes night off without team's permission, will meet with Danny Ainge

After last Friday night’s loss to the Lakers, Rajon Rondo was not scheduled to play Saturday in Sacramento, the secod night of a back-to-back and stayed in Sacramento with the team's permission.

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.

Jazz 110 – Celtics 98: C’s lose fifth straight, go winless on West Coast trip

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

After trade rumors, Rondo celebrates 28

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."

Lakers 101 - Celtics 92: LA beats Boston at Staples Center

Los Angeles - Another former Celtic decided to put the kabosh on a possible road win for Boston.

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

Danny, Celtics stand pat at the Deadline

It didn't matter if you are a part of the 'tank' club or not, most Celtics fan were expecting some sort of move to be made before 3:00 PM yesterday but the deadline came and went without a single change to the Celtics roster.

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

Suns 100 – Celtics 94: C’s get eclipsed late in the fourth

Phoenix – It was seven years ago when Gerald Green last suited up for Boston, what seemed like a lifetime ago, he has now found a home in the valley of the sun and his 6-for-14 shooting last night contributed to beating his former team 100-94 at US Airways Center.

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

Bill Russell teaches LeBron James a lesson

It's not just All-Star weekend without talking about some of the past greats of the game of basketball.

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

Report: Brandon Bass drawing trade interest from Suns, Warriors, Bobcats

Brandon Bass may be the most wanted player on the Celtics roster.

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.

Celtics 102 - Bucks 86: Green, Olynyk lift C's past NBA's worst

Milwaukee - Jared Sullinger continues to prove why he should start in this week's Rising Stars Challange at All-Star Weekend.

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

Jared Sullinger named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

Jared Sullinger was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week earlier today by the NBA.

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

Celtics 114 - 76ers 108: C's sieze payback in Philly, win two in a row

Philadelphia - It's been the talk of Celtics nation after Sunday's win over the Magic, players wanted to let it be known that there will be absolutely no 'tanking' between now and the end of the season.

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

Celtics 96 – Magic 89: Rondo and Sully shine, C’s Snap four-game losing Streak

Boston – Coming off their worst record in franchise history for the month of January (2-15), the Celtics, behind Jared Sullinger’s 21 points and 12 rebounds (his 14th double-double), got their third win of the new year, beating Orlando 96-89 at the TD Garden yesterday afternoon.

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.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Jared Sullinger: Ready to step up

This season, Jared Sullinger became the first Celtic to record a 20-20 game since Kevin Garnett did it in 2007 (his first and only time as a Celtic). Celtics have high hopes for the promising power forward and believe he can flourish into one of the game's elite.