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Paul Pierce in a Wizards Jersey? Woof

Gary Dzen has covered one Celtics championship run and one 18-game losing streak. He was there for Belichick's 4th-and-2.

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Related Topix: Sports, Washington Wizards, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Paul Pierce

Tue Sep 16, 2014

BleacherReport

Every NBA Team's Worst Nightmare for 2014-15 Season

When the 2014-15 NBA season commences, most teams will have lofty dreams of hoisting the Larry O'Brien Trophy next June. Reality will soon thwart those grand plans for all but one franchise, however.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, New Jersey Nets, Atlanta Hawks, Paul Millsap, Al Horford, NBA Players

Sporting News

NBA's most overpaid: A less subjective approach to salary

When you're dealing with the millions that teams give to NBA players each year, there is usually an instinct to revert to crotchety-old-man mode - you know, crinkle your face like Statler and Waldorf on the balcony, shake your fist and shout, "They're all overpaid!" Granted, but even within the world of the NBA and its mega-salaries, there can be good values, guys who genuinely earn what they're paid. And there's the flip side - overpaid players, be they stars or scrubs.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Oklahoma City Thunder, Phil Pressey, NBA Players, Steven Adams

MassLive.com

Brad Stevens: Marcus Smart of Boston Celtics could be 'very special' defensively

If you want to get excited about Marcus Smart, watch DraftExpress' video of all the college possessions he matched up against No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Marcus Smart, James Young

Examiner.com

Maine Red Claws enter sixth season with Boston, could develop opponents' rookies

While this is certainly exciting for Red Claws fans, many of whom are also fans of the Boston Celtics , the real surprise came later in the release. With the Fort Wayne Mad Ants being the only team without a single affiliation, they are now the minor league affiliate of the 13 remaining NBA teams.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball

MassLive.com

Scott Morrison officially named Maine Red Claws head coach by Boston Celtics

As expected, the Boston Celtics have hired Scott Morrison to coach their D-League affiliate. Morrison was officially announced as head coach of the Maine Red Claws on Tuesday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Chris Babb, Vitor Faverani

Thunderous Intentions

Could Rajon Rondo end up with the Oklahoma City Thunder?

Let me start this article by clearly stating that this is all very circumstantial and based on nothing but a whisper in the wind. But honestly, could Rajon Rondo actually make his way to the Oklahoma City Thunder? The internet was flooded with thoughts surrounding this topic when Sean Deveney from The Sporting News mentioned the Northwest Division champions as a potential "team to watch" in the Rondo stakes.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Oklahoma City Thunder, Rajon Rondo, Reggie Jackson, NBA Players, Avery Bradley

Isportsweb.com

Boston Celtics: The center question

Just under a month away from the start of the preseason, the Boston Celtics are looking at a surplus of young talent at the center position. While Head Coach Brad Stevens still has time to make the call on who gets the first tip, the decision is not an easy one by any means.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Jared Sullinger, NBA Players, Joel Anthony, Tyler Zeller, Brandon Bass, Cleveland Cavaliers, Vitor Faverani

Boston Celtics

Kelly Olynyk's rookie year put him in good company in NBA history

Kelly Olynyk's name often gets mention among the likes of Dirk Nowitzki and Larry Bird because of his long hair, the team he plays for, and the number he wears. While it's fun for fans to make these comparisons, it's unfair since the bar shouldn't be set so high for Kelly, or most any other player for that matter.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Kelly Olynyk, NBA Players

MassLive.com

Lionel Hollins ends any doubts about Kevin Garnett's plans, says ...

Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Garnett shoots over Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger as Boston Celtics guard Jeff Green looks on from the floor in the first half of their their NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in New York. Kevin Garnett will stop playing basketball someday.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Jeff Green, Jared Sullinger, NBA Players

Mon Sep 15, 2014

BleacherReport

NBA Training Camp 2014: Biggest Question Each Team Must Answer

NBA training camp is set to open Sept. 30 , and while casual fans won't truly refocus on basketball until the regular season, there are plenty of storylines available to pique the interest of the Association's most avid followers.

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Related Topix: Sports, Atlanta Hawks, NBA Basketball, New Jersey Nets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, LeBron James, NBA Players, Rajon Rondo

BleacherReport

Breaking Down Boston Celtics' Small Forward Position for 2014-15 Season

When the Boston Celtics dealt Paul Pierce in 2013 they knew they were opening up some questions about their small forward position, but they likely A late-season surge in 2012-13 seemed to cement Jeff Green as the starter of the future, but a lackluster season as a first option has created some problems for Boston's wing situation. The Celtics will inevitably have issues this season , but right now the small forward spot could go either way.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Rajon Rondo, Avery Bradley, Marcus Smart, Jeff Green, NBA Players

Rant Sports

Boston Celtics Should Trade Marcus Thornton

After an uneventful summer, it's time for Boston Celtics GM Danny Ainge to make moves, and it begins with Marcus Thornton . The former LSU product is now available to be traded and should be the first player to be shipped out of Boston.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Marcus Thornton, NBA Players, Rajon Rondo, Phil Pressey, Chris Babb, Chris Johnson

Wiz of Awes

NBA Rumors: Washington Wizards Add Xavier Silas, Damion James To Training Camp Roster

Sep 27, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards guard Xavier Silas poses for a portrait during Wizards media day at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports We're a few weeks away from the start of training camp, and for the most part, we know what each NBA roster will look like before the regular season begins.

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Related Topix: Sports, Washington Wizards, NBA Basketball, San Antonio Spurs, Kevin Seraphin, Marcin Gortat, NBA Players, Drew Gooden, Kris Humphries

MassLive.com

ESPN ranks Boston Celtics' Chris Babb 499th out of top 500 NBA players

By getting slotted 499th out of 500 players, the Boston Celtics wing narrowly avoided the ignominious title of ESPN's worst NBA player. Babb only beat out Shayne Whittington, an undrafted big man who inked a nonguaranteed deal with the Pacers this summer.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Chris Babb, Chris Johnson, Shayne Whittington, Indiana Pacers, Golden State Warriors, Ognjen Kuzmic

Boston Celtics

What will it take for Chris Johnson to stick this year and beyond?

At this point in the offseason, it's very possible that Danny Ainge is beginning to think less about creating fireworks and more about the minor, in-house roster decisions that he'll ultimately have to make. Among those decisions is what to do with Chris Johnson , who will be entering training camp on a completely non-guaranteed contract and is one of many on the Celtics ' current roster that occupy the guard position.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Chris Johnson, Dayton Flyers NCAA Basketball, University of Dayton NCAA, NCAA Basketball, NCAA Sports

Sun Sep 14, 2014

NewsOK.com

NBA offseason: Grading the Eastern Conference Player movement

In this Dec. 2, 2010 file photo, Miami Heat forward LeBron James smiles as Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, right, watches in the second quarter in Cleveland. Comment: Sefolosha should help bolster the Hawks' perimeter defense.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons, Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, New Jersey Nets

Dunking with Wolves

Are Rajon Rondo and Ricky Rubio the same player?

Oct 20, 2013; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio sets up his teammates during the first quarter against the Boston Celtics at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports We'll answer the question in the title right away: no, of course not; but they're pretty darn similar.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Minnesota Timberwolves, Rajon Rondo, NBA Players, Ricky Rubio

Hardwood Houdini

Are The Celtics The Best Defensive Franchise In NBA History?

Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Boston Celtics former center Bill Russell in attendance during the 2013 NBA all star shooting stars competition at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports When most scouts, fans and critics think of the Celtics scheme they typically think defense.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Rajon Rondo, NBA Players, Washington Wizards, Paul Pierce

Boston Celtics

Rango El Hombre: Breaking Down Vitor Faverani's Three-Point Jump Shot Mechanics

In order for Vitor Faverani to stick in the NBA, it might be necessary for him to fix a glaring flaw in his jump shooting mechanics. V itor Faverani was an enigma for the Boston Celtics last season, as he seemed to be a "love him or hate him" type of player.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Vitor Faverani

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