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Mavs trade Gonzaga’s Olynyk to Celtics

The Dallas Mavericks traded away the rights to Gonzaga big man Kelly Olynyk in the 2013 NBA Draft on Thursday night to the Boston Celtics for Brazil’s Lucas Nogueira (traded to Hawks), the No. 16 overall pick, and two future second round picks. 2013 NBA Draft | Picks per Team In a separate move the Celtics also picked up Colorado State Center Colton Iverson, the 53rd overall selection, from the Indiana Pacers for cash considerations. Both acquisitions on the heels of an agreement reached between Boston and Brooklyn that would send future Hall-of-Famers Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to the Nets for Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries, Kris Joseph, MarShon Brooks, Keith Bogans and three future first round picks. The proposed blockbuster deal that also includes Jason Terry won’t be official until July 10th when … Read entire article »

Filed under: NBA Draft

Orlando Summer League: Plumlee, Sullinger with strong showings on Day 3

Orlando Summer League: Plumlee, Sullinger with strong showings on Day 3

The summer league is a chance for incoming rookies to show that they belong in the ultra-competitive NBA and two such incoming rookies from the high-profile 2012 draft class are doing their utmost to prove that worth in the first week of summer ball at the Orlando Summer League this year. Former Duke power forward Miles Plumlee and Ohio State power forward Jared Sullinger laced them up early Wednesday afternoon in Day 3 of summer league … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2012 Summer League, Game Recaps

Orlando Summer League: Sullinger, Jones III shine in NBA debuts

Jared Sullinger dropped a game-high 20 points for the victorious Boston Celtics while Thunder forward Perry Jones III demonstrated his versatile skill set scoring 16 to go along with 8 rebounds as the Celtics beat the Thunder 73-65 in Game 2 of Monday’s Summer League action from Orlando, Florida. 2012 NBA Draft Both collegiate stars curiously dropped in the 2012 NBA draft albeit their well-documented successes with Sullinger falling to the mighty Boston Celtics at No. 21 and Jones sticking with the Thunder at No. 28. However, as showcased in their NBA debuts Monday afternoon, these two forgotten forwards may rival for the biggest steals of the draft by season’s end. Sullinger, who came off the bench Monday, knocked in 6-of-12 shots from the field netting all seven of his free throw attempts while … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2012 Summer League, Game Recaps, NBA Draft

Micky Arison welcomes Ray Allen to Heat family via Twitter

Looks like Ray Allen will be joining the Miami Heat after all. Owner Micky Arison sent the below tweet from London detailing his excitement. https://twitter.com/MickyArison/status/221416768030248962 It had been reported throughout the past few days that Allen was struggling with the decision to leave the Boston Celtics and go to South Beach for an attempt at another title run. For Miami this gives the team an extremely viable weapon to use in spacing the court all the more for their two dynamic wings in LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. Ironically, Boston went out and offered former Dallas Mavericks combo guard Jason Terry a 3-year, $15 million deal to run with their veteran ball club making Allen’s already decreasing role more limited. No news has yet been announced as to the years or total amount of the … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2012 NBA Free Agency, News

Celtics can’t defend or score against Heat in the paint

Celtics can’t defend or score against Heat in the paint

Not a good sign when you shoot just 46% from point blank range in the playoffs.  And unfortunately for the Boston Celtics that is exactly what happened in Monday night’s Game 1 79-93 Eastern Conference Finals loss to the Miami Heat. NBA Playoffs Schedule and Scores Even worse the C’s gave up 77.8% shooting to the Heat on Monday on an incredibly efficient 17 of 27 shots from inside the painted area. Very difficult to stop James and … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2012 NBA Playoffs, Feature Stories, NBA Playoffs

Tommy Points All Around

Tommy Points All Around

What has gotten into the Boston Celtics of late? It was but a week ago that the ailing veteran ball club lost to an even more dire Suns’ group at home while scoring a total of just 71 points. That shocking home defeat, incredibly, was there sixth in seven games and it only furthered a surging, yet understandable sentiment around the Association that the once-dominant Celtics had the look of an aging giant in need of a serious reality check. But what a … Read entire article »

Filed under: Feature Stories

Celtics suffering through a brutal stretch

Celtics suffering through a brutal stretch

Wow these are not the Boston Celtics we’ve become accustomed to seeing. The mighty mighty Boston Celtics.  The arrogant, but with reason Boston Celtics.  The solid veteran Celtics that always seem to have an answer. No this is not the Celtics of very recent memory.  These particular Celtics are suffering through a brutal stretch having lost five straight games.  News that wouldn’t be all that alarming if it weren’t for the fact that their recent 5-game losing … Read entire article »

Filed under: Feature Stories

Rookie Greg Stiemsma giving Celtics unexpected lift upfront

Rookie Greg Stiemsma giving Celtics unexpected lift upfront

The Boston Celtics are getting an unexpected lift upfront from 26-year old rookie center Greg Stiemsma this season. In four Celtics’ games Stiemsma, the 2009-10 D-League defensive player of the year for the Sioux Falls Skyforce, is putting in an efficient 5.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in just 17.5 minutes of action per game. With 15-year vet Jermaine O’Neal (hamstring) sitting out Monday night’s contest against the visiting Washington Wizards Stiemsma highlighted his fine beginning … Read entire article »

Filed under: The Rookie Series

Inside the Numbers: How the Heat took out the Celtics

Inside the Numbers: How the Heat took out the Celtics

So the Miami Heat have taken out the reigning Eastern Conference Champion Boston Celtics in dominating fashion. I mean we all knew the Heat would be great at some point, but this soon? Regardless of when we actually thought the Heat would rise above those mighty Celtics in the Eastern Conference hierarchy, one thing is for certain, they are now a legitimate force to be reckoned with and whichever team, whether that be the Bulls or the … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2011 NBA Playoffs, Feature Stories

Inside the Numbers: How the Celtics swept the Knicks

Inside the Numbers: How the Celtics swept the Knicks

The Boston Celtics completed there impressive four-game sweep of the New York Knicks with a 101-89 victory from Madison Square Garden Sunday afternoon, so as they sit back and patiently wait for their next opponent in these 2011 NBA Playoffs we thought it’d be nice to take a deeper look inside the numbers to break down just how in fact this veteran group was able to sweep right by New York in just four games. The … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2011 NBA Playoffs, Feature Stories