Sep 1, 2014, 1:31 PM EDT
This makes more sense, but he could get moved near the deadline.
Aug 29, 2014, 9:24 AM EDT
Celtics forward contributes money toward construction of building named for John Thompson Jr.
Jul 21, 2014, 5:29 PM EDT
Celtics fans are asking “why?” Good question.
Jul 2, 2014, 9:15 AM EDT
Hayward is an upgrade over Jeff Green at the three, but is he really worth a max contract?
Jun 20, 2014, 2:48 PM EDT
Could Carmelo Anthony command a max contract in 2015? That question is at the heart of how he should proceed.
Jun 20, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT
Boston has reportedly offered Timberwolves three first rounders and Kelly Olynyk for Love
May 23, 2014, 4:55 PM EDT
Anthony Bennett was only the start of the problems
Apr 24, 2014, 10:19 AM EDT
Grizzlies guard gets Joe Dumars Trophy over Jeff Green, Channing Frye, Bradley Beal, Damian Lillard and Mike Dunleavy
Apr 8, 2014, 12:51 PM EDT
NBA front offices already have the UConn head coach on their list of people to call.
Mar 28, 2014, 12:35 AM EDT
I don’t think the Philadelphia 76ers are going to go 0-36 to end the season. They are going to get one more win. But when? Most nights they are overmatched — the other team is just more talented. That’s why they lost game 26 in a row Thursday night to the Houston Rockets, 120-98. The…
Mar 21, 2014, 9:45 AM EDT
Then he won’t mind this post.
Mar 9, 2014, 8:00 PM EDT
Just like old times at Oak Hill Academy?
Report: Celtics interested in Utah’s Gordon Hayward. So are a lot of teams. Doesn’t mean he’ll be moved.
Feb 19, 2014, 12:04 AM EDT
Gordon Hayward has a lot of fans in NBA front offices. His ability to shoot it on a catch-and-shoot or off the bounce, his ability to create his own shot, the fact he’s a willing defender has a lot of teams seeing him as a good fit for what they do. He’s also a restricted…
Feb 12, 2014, 9:53 PM EDT
This is exactly what Flip Saunders was talking about when he suggested this will be a slower than expected trade deadline because teams are not willing to part with picks in perceived good drafts. There is buzz out of Boston that GM Danny Ainge is shopping around just about everyone on the roster —Rajon Rondo…
Feb 11, 2014, 3:25 AM EDT
Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while wishing you had a beer refrigerator as cool as Canada’s…. Philadelphia 76ers. They have lost two consecutive games by 40 or more points — 45 to the Clippers on Sunday, 43 to the Warriors on Monday. The only other team to lose back-to-back games…
Feb 6, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
Tell me if this sounds at all familiar. 24 years old, about 6-foot-8, 6-foot-9. Roughly 250 pounds. Stronger and faster than just about everyone. Phenomenal basketball IQ. Highly skilled, but often criticized for what he can’t do instead of appreciated for what he does. That’s Blake Griffin. And at one point, that was LeBron James,…
Feb 6, 2014, 3:58 AM EDT
Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while wondering why anyone would live in a dumpster for a year, voluntarily… Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets. The NBA game is in large part about exploiting mismatches. With all due respect to the solid season Miles Plumlee is having, him trying to cover Dwight Howard…
Jan 27, 2014, 3:29 PM EDT
No Russell Westbrook yet Kevin Durant has pushed the Thunder to the top of the West and the top of PBT’s weekly power rankings. Still strange to see the Celtics and Lakers near the bottom of the poll, but it’s where they belong this season. 1. Thunder (35-10, LW 4). Kevin Durant is making…
Jan 23, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
Some names leaked yesterday for inclusion on the 2014-16 USA Basketball men’s national-team roster – the pool of players who will be considered for upcoming international events. That includes the World Cup of Basketball this summer, possibly 2015 Olympic qualifiers – and, of course, the 2016 Rio Olympics. Marc Stein of ESPN beat today’s official announcement with…
Jan 23, 2014, 4:55 AM EDT
With the game tied 111-111 and 10 seconds left in overtime, we didn’t really expect Boston’s Gerald Wallace to be the guy bringing the ball up the court. And when he did, we expected he would start to drive and pass it off. If not, he would settle for a pull-up jumper. But Wallace kept going,…
Jan 23, 2014, 4:30 AM EDT
Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while getting absorbed in the “Swingers” oral history…. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder. Twitter has dubbed him the “Slim Reaper” and I, for one, like the new nickname. He dropped 36 points tonight on the Spurs, including a couple of clutch threes late and rather…
Jan 21, 2014, 9:46 PM EDT
That is Greg Oden, the injury-riddled Heat big man who debuted with the team last week, starting to look like the guy the Heat hoped they were getting. The guy who can make a defensive difference in the paint. In the second quarter of the Heat/Celtics game Tuesday night, Boston’s Jeff Green got the ball…
Jan 16, 2014, 2:45 PM EDT
Jamie Young is from Indiana and attended college in Illinois, but he’s definitely a Massachusetts guy now. Young is in his 13th season with the Boston Celtics, lasting through the Jim O’Brien and Doc Rivers regimes and surviving into the Brad Stevens era. He’s held a variety of roles and is now an assistant coach.…
Jan 11, 2014, 7:58 AM EDT
I’m feeling a little prophetic. It was late in the fourth quarter Friday night and Boston’s Jeff Green had just made a nice play, driving toward the rim and hitting the little five-foot running jumper to tie the game against Golden State at 97-97. But that left 11 seconds for the Warriors and I had…
Jan 9, 2014, 3:24 PM EDT
We can take Chris Paul’s brilliance as a point guard for granted because he’s the guy throwing the lobs, not the guy finishing the highlight play. Paul can score and take over a game, but his mastery of the point guard play is subtler than that — he takes over games by dictating flow and…
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