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  1. Who are the key role players on contending teams?

    Oct 23, 2012, 12:30 PM EST

    Ray Allen

    In the NBA, you win with star players (except if you’re the 2004 Pistons, the exception to every championship rule). They’re the guys you lean on in the closing minutes of tight games. The guys that can affect a game with their sheer talent and turn what looks to be a sure loss into a…

  2. Video: Jeff Green is still athletic, and is developing that Celtics attitude

    Oct 21, 2012, 3:00 PM EST

    Jeff Green

    This is not bad for a guy who’s coming back from heart surgery. The block is exceptional, and nasty. But the attitude that comes with it is quintessential Celtics. Green seems to be embracing this team’s attitude. Gone is the doe-eyed youngster who seemed intimidated by the Celtics’ veterans two-years ago, replaced with a man…

  3. Video: Celtics Jeff Green dunks all over Knicks

    Oct 15, 2012, 10:55 AM EST

    350x-1

    Jeff Green is long and athletic, and when he gets going he can put up some highlights. It’s fun to see those on the court again. But Celtics broadcasters, do us all a favor: Stop comparing Jeff Green to James Worthy. Stop. It. You’ve done it for a few games now. I get that you…

  4. The Celtics may bench Brandon Bass for Jared Sullinger. Quick question: Why?

    Oct 13, 2012, 5:00 PM EST

    Brandon Bass

    From the Boston Herald: “I have no comment on that question. No comment,” Bass responded when asked if he cared whether he started. “We have to keep getting better as a team. I think (coach Doc Rivers) will make the best decision for the team.” Rivers raised eyebrows earlier in the week when he speculated…

  5. Rondo thinks this year’s Celtics are “our best shot”

    Oct 9, 2012, 10:07 AM EST

    Rajon Rondo

    Optimism is running very high in Boston. Last season the Celtics made a run all the way to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals, then this summer the Celtics added Jason Terry and Jeff Green — they got deeper and better. So expectations are high. And Rajon Rondo is talking them up. Here is…

  6. Celtics drop NBA’s preseason opener to Turkish team 97-91

    Oct 5, 2012, 6:00 PM EST

    ilkan Karaman, Brandon Bass

    Don’t read anything into the final score. Yes, the Celtics dropped their preseason opener 97-91 to Fenerbahce Ulker in Istanbul, Turkey. No, at times it was not really pretty — stretches of weak rebounding, too many turnovers and an offense that had fits and starts — but what do you expect in your first preseason…

  7. Rondo says this Celtics team more talented than 2008

    Oct 2, 2012, 10:51 AM EST

    Rajon Rondo

    There is a whole lot of optimism in Boston about this Celtics team. Because they made a run all the way to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals, then brought back Kevin Garnett (who played fantastically in the playoffs), then got deeper and better with the addition of guys like Jason Terry and Courtney…

  8. Differing views of Jeff Green’s big contract in Boston

    Sep 27, 2012, 1:18 PM EST

    Jeff Green

    Jeff Green signed to a four year, $36 million deal with the Celtics last summer. The fourth year is a player option and it contains a number of incentive clauses that could take it up to a $40 million deal. That for a guy that Oklahoma City wanted to move and who missed last season…

  9. Rondo says Celtics are one of five contenders (and other stuff)

    Sep 26, 2012, 2:30 PM EST

    Rajon Rondo

    How many realistic NBA title contenders are there right now? Rajon Rondo thinks there are five, and he plays on one of them. Here is what he told Marc Spears of Yahoo in an interesting interview. “We won a championship and that’s great, but I don’t want to settle,” Rondo said. “I have a lot…

  10. Frye says he likely will miss season with enlarged heart

    Sep 21, 2012, 9:55 AM EST

    Phoenix Suns players rally around Frye and give him high fives after he put the Suns up over the Los Angeles Clippers late in the fourth quarter during their NBA basketball game in Phoenix

    When news first broke Thursday that Suns stretch four Channing Frye would miss time with an enlarged heart, my first thought is it would cost him the season. Because that is what had happened to other players with the same condition. But the team (as teams do) was being vauge and cautious with predictions. Frye…

  11. Suns’ Channing Frye out indefinitely with enlarged heart

    Sep 20, 2012, 6:54 PM EST

    Channing Frye

    Heart screening of NBA players is a regular part of their pre-training camp physicals. It is what found Jeff Green’s heart condition that needed surgery last season. A number of other NBA players such as Ronny Turiaf have faced the same thing. Now Suns forward Channing Frye is out indefinitely with an enlarged heart, the…

  12. NBA Season Preview: Boston Celtics

    Sep 19, 2012, 1:58 PM EST

    Celtics' Garnett talks with Rondo during a time out against Knicks in the second half during their NBA basketball game in New York

    Last season: They went 39-27 and won the Atlantic Division, which was nice but in Boston division titles are not how a team is measured. They handled the Hawks as expected in the first round of the playoffs, then in the second round ran into a plucky but inexperienced Sixers team and Boston won in…

  13. Bill Russell talks this year’s Celtics, Lakers, Jeremy Lin

    Sep 13, 2012, 6:02 PM EST

    Bill Russell Red

    You don’t win 11 NBA championships without a great basketball IQ, without an understanding of what makes a team work together. Bill Russell has those rings and that understanding, which is why he’s always an interesting guy to ask about today’s teams. And that’s just what NBA.com did. While talking to him about his recent…

  14. Rondo says three Celtics keys to a title: defend, rebound, stop LeBron

    Sep 3, 2012, 8:45 PM EST

    Boston Celtics v Miami Heat - Game Seven

    Rajon Rondo is two thirds right about this. Rondo is on his Red Bull sponsored and fueled stop in Hong Kong and spoke with the South China Morning Post for an interesting interview. He discusses having to learn and adjust as a rookie who went from a Kentucky star to third string on a losing…

  15. Rondo says he expects Celtics to win NBA title. This year.

    Aug 31, 2012, 11:20 AM EST

    Boston Celtics v Miami Heat - Game Seven

    There are two franchises where an NBA championship is just expected by a fan base — the Lakers and Celtics. They are not going to win it every year (although combined they have won half of the NBA’s championships) but fans and the front offices expect to be in the mix every year. With that,…

  16. Thursday And-1 links: Heat looking at Harrellson, Birdman

    Aug 23, 2012, 9:57 PM EST

    Philadelphia 76ers v New York Knicks

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points like James T. Kirk loves green women. • The Miami Heat need some depth…

  17. NBA Summer Power Rankings: Free agency moves Lakers up

    Aug 23, 2012, 11:00 AM EST

    Kobe Bryant Dwight Howard

    Summer NBA power rankings are about as meaningful and accurate as preseason college football rankings. At least the NBA isn’t silly enough to have something like this matter in determining a champion. That would be stupid. The top and the bottom of the poll are what you’d expect, but the Lakers and Celtics moved up…

  18. The Inbounds: The unfathomable jump Jeff Green needs

    Aug 23, 2012, 10:30 AM EST

    Jeff Green

    I’ve pretty much always been on the side that thinks Jeff Green can develop into a capable NBA player. In Oklahoma City, he was “the other guy” drafted with Durant, part of the central core. His role was nebulous, falling into that generic “forward” category. It took a while for the debate to start over…

  19. Jeff Green “finally” officially signs deal with Boston Celtics

    Aug 22, 2012, 2:55 PM EST

    Jeff Green

    It didn’t take long at all for Jeff Green to reach deal to return to the Celtics this summer, it was announced back the first week of July that he had agreed terms on what apparently is a four-year, $36 million deal to stay with the Celtics (after missing last season for heart surgery). But…

  20. Wednesday And-1 links: Should Bynum be frustrated with the Lakers?

    Aug 8, 2012, 10:06 PM EST

    Andrew Bynum

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points like 3-year-olds like to throw tantrums. • If Andrew Bynum was frustrated with the…

  21. Celtics’ Jeff Green says he feels “awesome,” is back playing

    Aug 6, 2012, 3:05 PM EST

    Jeff Green

    Boston missed Jeff Green last year. He was going to be their sixth man, the first wing off the bench, a key contributor before he was found to have a heart condition that required surgery. We can discuss how I think Celtics fans (and at first Thunder fans before them) overvalued Green, but it was…

  22. The Inbounds: Indiana and defense of second

    Aug 6, 2012, 12:38 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Indiana Pacers - Game Three

    Welcome to the Inbounds, touching on one big idea, story, or discussion point of the day.  It’s fine to think the Celtics were the second best team in the East in last year’s playoffs (factoring the Bulls post-Rose injury). I mean, they finished second, right? They pushed the eventual NBA champions to seven games, and…

  23. Thursday And-1 links: What the Knicks can learn about USA ‘Melo

    Jul 26, 2012, 11:42 PM EST

    USA v Argentina - Men's Exhibition Game

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points. • Great post from Beckley Mason at TrueHoop with some notes for the Knicks:…

  24. Pietrus will not play for veteran minimum, so goodbye Boston

    Jul 25, 2012, 12:13 PM EST

    Mickael Pietrus

    Boston is already pretty deep with swingmen. They have Paul Pierce starting at the three with Jeff Green back behind him. Avery Bradley starts at the two guard and Courtney Lee is behind him, with Jason Terry able to play that role depending on how Doc Rivers decides his rotations. Mickael Pietrus is a luxury…

  25. The Inbounds: How Danny Ainge created the FrankenCeltics monster

    Jul 23, 2012, 10:20 AM EST

    Boston Celtics' Pierce and Garnett react when the team was called for a technical foul against the Chicago Bulls during NBA basketball game in Chicago

    Welcome to The Inbounds, touching on a big idea of the day. It could be news, it could be history, it could be a tangent, it could be love. OK, it’s probably not love. Enjoy. As Boston entered last year’s playoffs, they were favored against the Hawks. The biggest reason for that, despite what anyone…

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