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  1. Top 10 training camp questions

    Sep 23, 2010, 8:57 AM EST

    Once training camps get rolling next week, there are going to be a lot of questions around the league — and not all of them are about the Heat. Although it will feel like that for a while. NBC’s Ira Winderman put together a list of those top 10 training camp questions (outside of “What…

  2. Look for Rashad McCants to get a camp invite, beyond that… who knows?

    Sep 22, 2010, 4:22 PM EST

    The Celtics have taken a close look at Rashad McCants this summer, but it turns out they are not alone. McCants agent says the Raptors, Grizzlies and Clippers are in the mix as well as the Celtics, according to a tweet from A. Sherrod Blakely of Comcast New England. All of those teams may have…

  3. Brian Scalabrine gets make good deal with Chicago

    Sep 21, 2010, 9:48 PM EST

    We tried to prepare you for this Celtics fans — the Brian Scalabrine era in Boston has come to an end. The team’s victory cigar at the end of its bench has signed a make-good deal with the Chicago Bulls and will attend their camp, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo. This came about because…

  4. Kobe inspired Boston to go get Shaq… and stop pretending that feud is marketing

    Sep 20, 2010, 12:11 PM EST

    Did anybody really buy the whole “Shaq v. Kobe” feud was marketing. Oh, Shaquille O’Neal is smart enough to know how to make these things marketable, but like ancient myths the elaborate stories built up around some kernel of truth. Then when Kobe got ring number five last June and was quick to say he…

  5. Rondo says his heart was not totally in Team USA adventure this summer

    Sep 19, 2010, 5:56 PM EST

    USA Basketball has a consistent history of coming up with excuses for the last cut from the team. But in Rajon Rondo’s case this summer, they were more reasons that he withdrew as the 13th man. He told Ric Bucher of ESPN that he was hesitant to go in the first place (remember the in-or-out…

  6. Shaq: The brilliant buffoon

    Sep 19, 2010, 2:07 PM EST

    Shaquille O’Neal is officially listed at 7’1”, 315 lbs.(Beefy!). But he brings with him a much bigger personality. Shaq has made a career out of not only thundering dunks but bombastic comments. Prolific nicknames, battle raps, and your run of the mill trash talk from O’Neal has filled column inches (and blog posts) for 15…

  7. Brian Scalabrine to the Bulls? It could happen.

    Sep 18, 2010, 7:00 PM EST

    We last saw Brian Scalabrine cheering on the Celtics from the bench. This season he could be doing it for the Chicago Bulls. Scalabrine and the Bulls have talked this summer and he still could land a spot, according to Sam Smith writing at Bulls.com. And there actually is some logic here. The Bulls have…

  8. Quote of the day: Paul Pierce on the look in Tom Thibodeau's eyes

    Sep 17, 2010, 11:20 AM EST

    “Coach Thibs has square eyeballs from watching so much videotape.” –Boston’s Paul Pierce, on the work habits of former Celtics assistant and now Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau. From Bulls.com.

  9. Also working out for the Celtics: Cuttino Mobley, Rashad McCants, and Trenton Hassell

    Sep 15, 2010, 5:35 PM EST

    The Boston Celtics currently have 17 players on their roster, but that hasn’t stopped them from batting their eyelashes at a handful of available free agent wings. As Kurt mentioned earlier (via Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports), Adam Morrison is among them. He’s the headliner, in a way. As a 26 year-old former No. 3…

  10. NBA Season Preview: The Boston Celtics

    Sep 15, 2010, 12:44 PM EST

    Last season: 50-32 during the regular season, but 17-17 down the stretch as key players got rest and healthy for the playoffs. Then they played like the 2008 Celtics in the postseason and advanced all the way to Game 7 of the NBA Finals before falling. Head Coach: Doc Rivers, back for what may well…

  11. Report: Adam Morrison works out for Boston, hopes for camp invite

    Sep 15, 2010, 12:01 PM EST

    Lakers players spoke well of what Adam Morrison could do in practice, how he was a knockdown shooter you could not give an inch to. That strength didn’t translate into actual games, mind you, but to be fair, Morrison also got very little run to prove himself. Now he’s looking for another chance. In Boston.…

  12. Jermaine O'Neal says he chose Boston because they have walked the walk

    Sep 13, 2010, 1:36 PM EST

    Jermaine O’Neal had options this summer — he was a skilled big man who would be playing for a very affordable contract. Two contenders in the East wanted him, Miami and Boston. O’Neal has been near the top looking down on the rest of the league before, with Indiana in the pre-brawl years. It was…

  13. Celtics' coaching staff will look different after Doc

    Sep 11, 2010, 1:00 PM EST

    The Celtics lost their best assistant coach to Chicago this summer as Tom Thibodeau was finally offered a head coaching gig. But now word comes from Julian Benbow of the Boston Globe that assistant Clifford Ray will also not be returning. The report has not been verified by the Celitcs at this time. Rivers has…

  14. Kendrick Perkins putting the rehab work, coming back with a chip on his shoulder

    Sep 8, 2010, 10:00 AM EST

    We’re not going to see Kendrick Perkins on the basketball court until 2011, likely around the All-Star break. His knee injury in Game 6 of the NBA finals was serious. Right now, for Perkins it’s all about the rehab, that and thinking about what might be for him and the team this season. He sat…

  15. Shaq has post-career life as a sheriff planned out, but first he wants a ring (and to be seen)

    Sep 6, 2010, 9:40 AM EST

    There are plenty of people that think Shaquille O’Neal is just play cops and robbers like a big kid, that he’s not serious. He’s actually very serious. The latest example: His interview with the New Orleans Times-Picayune about his post-basketball plans: I’m either going to be the sheriff in Baton Rouge, Miami or Los Angeles.…

  16. Shaq says Cleveland was selfish, unlike Boston

    Sep 4, 2010, 3:32 PM EST

    It’s been one of those questions about this season’s Boston Celtics: Will the selfless chemistry that defined this team remain the same with Shaquille O’Neal and Jermaine O’Neal and a full year of Nate Robinson? Probably, the leadership at the top of the big three will set the tone. And in case you were worried,…

  17. Doc Rivers son Austin has serious game

    Sep 3, 2010, 9:29 PM EST

    Doc Rivers son Austin is one of the top high school basketball recruits in the nation. Not in the “he could get into a mid-major but is overhyped” kind of way, but in the he crossed-over John Wall kind of way. There is a reason that Doc seriously considered taking a year off to watch…

  18. Celtics fans welcome back Delonte West with open arms

    Sep 3, 2010, 12:45 PM EST

    Like a prodigal son, Boston fans — and Danny Ainge is among those fans — are welcoming back Delonte West with open arms. The fatted calf is running scared right about now. Delonte is back to a place where he had his best seasons — in the pre Big 3 era in Boston West was…

  19. Shaq the wedding crasher

    Sep 3, 2010, 12:02 PM EST

    The only people to crash my wedding were relatives who didn’t get an invite for a reason, but it’s a celebration so you welcome everyone. Kristen and Wes Schifone have a way, way better story. One they told to NESN in Boston. Shaquille O’Neal wandered into their wedding at the Four Seasons, underdressed and not…

  20. Carlos Boozer's expectations for Bulls: "A championship"

    Sep 2, 2010, 9:53 AM EST

    The Miami Heat are the trendy choice, what with three of the best players on the planet on one team. The Lakers have the Trophy. Boston had it a couple years ago. Orlando has been on the cusp recently. But Carlos Boozer likes how his Chicago Bulls look and think they should be in the…

  21. Celtics Doc Rivers going with the "pain of losing as motivation" route

    Sep 1, 2010, 6:55 PM EST

    Losing sucks. Getting close to the ultimate goal and losing really, really sucks. It’s why the Orlando Magic had a photo of the Lakers celebrating in Orlando at the entrance to their weight room, as a reminder. And as a result… okay, not a great example of results. But you get the idea. Doc Rivers…

  22. Delonte West to sign with the Celtics, bolster Boston's already impressive bench

    Sep 1, 2010, 3:09 PM EST

    Delonte West, like a lot of other late free agent signings, comes with a few red flags. For starters, he’ll be inactive for the first 10 games of the season, as a consequence for pleading guilty to weapons charges last month. Go a bit deeper, and there are some understandable concerns about West that have…

  23. Will the Celtics defense be as good next year?

    Aug 31, 2010, 2:59 PM EST

    For all the talk about getting the old gang back together in Boston for one more run, it isn’t exactly the same old gang that is coming back next year. And the changes that are coming could cut right to the core of what won Boston one title and almost two — great defense. Jeff…

  24. Shaq in the city

    Aug 30, 2010, 10:30 PM EST

    Is there a better idea then turning Shaquille O’Neal loose in a city and following him around with cameras? No, no there isn’t. That’s what the Boston Globe did. What we learn is that he is still a big person — one not really built for historic doorways and stoops — and a big personality…

  25. Shaq on Kobe: "I only compete with the big guys"

    Aug 29, 2010, 9:00 PM EST

    Shaquille O’Neal versus Kobe Bryant has become one of the most popular feuds in the NBA. Because they are former teammates and due to the rap disses and press conference disses and general bad blood, it’s natural to wonder how O’Neal feels about Kobe having five rings to his four. O’Neal, though says that he…

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