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  1. LaMarcus Aldridge thinks he should have been an All-Star starter

    Jan 24, 2014, 2:53 PM EST

    Boston Celtics v Portland Trail Blazers

    If the NBA coaches and players were voting for who got to be an All-Star Game starter, LaMarcus Aldridge would be a lock in the West. But the fans wanted to see other guys (Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin and Kevin Love is your West starting frontcourt) so Aldridge will again be selected by the coaches…

  2. Let’s actually set criteria for selecting All-Stars

    Jan 22, 2014, 2:00 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Toronto Raptors

    Has Dwyane Wade or Kyle Lowry had a better season? Lowry smashes Wade in win shares (6.4 to 3.1) and tops him in Estimated Wins Added (6.5 to 5.7), too. There’s value in staying on the court, and because Wade has been hobbled by knee issues this year, it’s clear Lowry, an impressive and consistent…

  3. The Extra Pass: Mark Cuban happy to have his friend Nowitzki around longer; plus Tuesdays’ recaps

    Jan 22, 2014, 8:00 AM EST

    NBA: Pelicans v Mavericks

    To them this is more than a business — Mark Cuban and Dirk Nowitzki are friends. Technically they are boss and employee, but neither sees it that way. “I kick his ass whenever I’ve wanted to,” Cuban said last week, joking around about his friend the way you ride yours. “It’s kind of like we…

  4. Celtics’ Avery Bradley sprains ankle, could miss some time

    Jan 21, 2014, 11:22 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Boston Celtics

    There haven’t been a lot of bright spots in the Celtics’ season, Avery Bradley has been one of them — healthy in his fourth NBA season he has broken out to average 14.8 points a game, shoot 36.5 percent from three and as always be a pesky, impressive defender on the perimeter. But now he…

  5. Celtics to be without Jerryd Bayless at least a week due to toe injury

    Jan 21, 2014, 2:00 PM EST

    Toronto Raptors v Boston Celtics

    Since coming over from Memphis Jerryd Bayless has averaged almost 20 minutes a night for Boston, averaging 7.1 points (on just 38 percent shooting) and three assists a night. However Bayless sprained his toe, is out Tuesday night against Miami and will be out 7-10 days, reports A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE.com. Right now Rajon…

  6. Kris Humphries says he wants to stay in Boston

    Jan 21, 2014, 12:09 PM EST

    Toronto Raptors v Boston Celtics

    In a few weeks, close to the trading deadline, Kris Humphries could be playing in another uniform in another city. Humphries is upping his trade value with his play since becoming a starter in Boston, averaging 9.7 points and 9.1 rebounds a game plus doing all the dirty work inside he is known for. Actually,…

  7. Rondo on Celtics-Heat: ‘It’s not a rivalry. But I still don’t like those guys.’

    Jan 21, 2014, 9:31 AM EST

    Miami Heat v Boston Celtics

    Rajon Rondo has returned from injury, but he’s the only star veteran remaining from a team that won a championship in 2008, and had many memorable playoff battles in the years that followed — including against the Miami Heat. While there may no longer be a rivalry between the two teams based on the talent…

  8. PBT NBA Power Rankings: At season midway Pacers, Portland on top (not exactly Stern’s dream finals)

    Jan 20, 2014, 1:20 PM EST

    Indiana Pacers v New Orleans Pelicans

    We’re at the midway point in the NBA season and the Indiana Pacers sit on top of the ProBasketballTalk NBA power rankings — we knew they’d be good but they have been better in the regular season than expected. Portland is second, and that is a surprise, but also a team on a win streak.…

  9. Kevin Garnett: ‘I would do anything for’ Rajon Rondo

    Jan 20, 2014, 11:20 AM EST

    Miami Heat v Boston Celtics - Game Six

    It can be a little difficult keeping track of the feuds among the members of the Boston Celtics’ last title team. Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce don’t like Ray Allen. Doc Rivers reportedly tried to fight Rajon Rondo. Rondo said he “didn’t feel anything” when Garnett and Pierce were traded. It’s dizzying. But between Garnet…

  10. Rajon Rondo on aftermath of first game back: ‘I’m alive’

    Jan 20, 2014, 9:15 AM EST

    Rajon Rondo

    If the Boston Celtics are going to trade Rajon Rondo, they need him to prove he’s healthy. Though the Celtics could theoretically be willing to sell low, NBA teams are typically too risk-averse to trade for a player in Rondo’s condition. He needn’t be the same player he was pre-injury, but he at least must…

  11. Report: GMs around the league expect Celtics to trade Rondo

    Jan 19, 2014, 5:00 PM EST

    Detroit Pistons v Boston Celtics

    Rajon Rondo made his return to the court on Friday in Boston’s loss to the Lakers, so now that he’s back playing, the reports have already begun to ramp back up that the Celtics will look to trade him as soon as the right offer comes along, largely because he won’t fit into the team’s…

  12. Kobe includes Rajon Rondo when discussing future Hall of Famers who played for 2010 Celtics

    Jan 18, 2014, 9:30 AM EST

    Rajon Rondo, Kobe Bryant

    Kobe Bryant is still a spectator these days, not expecting to return from the fractured bone in his knee until sometime in February. With his Lakers taking on the Celtics in Boston on Friday, memories of better times were brought to the surface, and Bryant was among those sad to see the Paul Pierce and…

  13. PBT Podcast: Is Lance Stephenson an All-Star?

    Jan 17, 2014, 5:49 PM EST

    Brooklyn Nets vs Indiana Pacers

    Lance Stephenson‘s 28 points on the Knicks — and how he plays with a real flair — has a lot of people around the NBA asking if he is an All-Star? That’s the first topic in the latest edition of the ProBasketballTalk Podcast, featuring myself and Brett Pollakoff of PBT, plus Eytan Shander of NBC…

  14. Rondo returns to Celtics Friday. With a minutes restriction, but he returns.

    Jan 17, 2014, 11:42 AM EST

    Los Angeles Clippers Vs. Boston Celtics At TD Garden

    Rajon Rondo is back. For about five minutes a quarter, but he is back. After missing basically a year with a torn ACL, the Celtics’ All-Star point guard is set to return Friday against the Lakers to the Boston lineup — a lineup that is very different than the one he was last on the…

  15. Boston Celtics assistant coach Jamie Young to run Boston Marathon

    Jan 16, 2014, 2:45 PM EST

    Boston Red Sox Victory Parade

    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.…

  16. Boston assigns Rajon Rondo to D-League but just for workout

    Jan 15, 2014, 1:48 PM EST

    Rajon Rondo

    There had been talk that the Boston Celtics would send Rajon Rondo to their D-League affiliate for a tune-up game, but that’s not what is happening here. Rondo is just traveling a long way for a workout. Boston officially assigned Rondo to the D-League’s Maine Red Claws on Wednesday but that is not likely to…

  17. Lance Stephenson’s alter ego “Sir Lancelot” wants you to vote for his man for All-Star Game (VIDEO)

    Jan 15, 2014, 12:59 PM EST

    Lance Stephenson

    Sir Lancelot is emphatic. If nothing else. A lot of players have gone to the Web with attempts at viral videos to get you to vote for them for the All-Star Game (Ty Lawson in Denver was the latest) but most are about as funny as Carrot Top. Lance Stephenson hit it out of the…

  18. Report: Warriors add Jordan Crawford for guard depth in three-team trade with Celtics, Heat

    Jan 15, 2014, 12:28 PM EST

    Boston Celtics Jordan Crawford goes up for the jump shot in front of Toronto Raptors John Lucas III in Toronto

    Golden State has been looking to add depth behind Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson all season — the offense has been down just slightly this season, and Warriors missed the spark Jarrett Jack brought off the bench last season (not to mention wanting to get Curry some reduced minutes in the second half of the…

  19. Report/rumor: Boston Celtics close to trading Jordan Crawford

    Jan 15, 2014, 9:50 AM EST

    DeAndre Jordan, Jordan Crawford, Blake Griffin

    Rajon Rondo is returning soon, so the Boston Celtics must… Nothing, really. I guess they’ll have to move Keith Bogans to the inactive list, but that’s really the extent of it. Considering Bogans is excused from the team for personal reasons and rarely played prior to that, the move has no significance. The Celtics don’t…

  20. Rajon Rondo tweet hints he will return Friday vs. Lakers… in a very Rondo way

    Jan 14, 2014, 8:45 AM EST

    Charlotte Bobcats v Boston Celtics

    We passed along a report last week that said Boston’s Rajon Rondo was targeting a return Jan. 17 — this Friday against the rival Los Angeles Lakers. A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE.com also said that date was the goal. Rondo basically confirmed that on twitter Monday night — but in a very Rondo way. 29,233,380…

  21. PBT NBA Power Rankings: New York teams rising but Pacers on top still

    Jan 13, 2014, 2:32 PM EST

    Toronto Raptors vs Indiana Pacers

    Here are the weekly PBT power rankings, with some improving teams out of New York. For you fans in Dallas, Denver, Phoenix, Minnesota and Memphis — teams with dreams of the Western Conference playoffs — know that the pace right now is 47-48 wins just to get the 8 seed. Plan accordingly.   1. Pacers…

  22. Report: Rajon Rondo plans return Jan. 17 against Lakers

    Jan 10, 2014, 5:54 PM EST

    Detroit Pistons v Boston Celtics

    Boston is 13-23 this season and has been a solid defensive team — signs that Brad Stevens can coach at the NBA level (Brandon Bass told PBT he was impressed with the young mentor). The question has been: How good will the Celtics be with Rajon Rondo in the lineup? We may find out sooner…

  23. Stephen Curry moves past Chris Paul as starter in latest NBA All-Star balloting

    Jan 9, 2014, 3:24 PM EST

    Denver Nuggets v Golden State Warriors - Game Six

    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…

  24. Whether with Celtics or youth and fitness, Brandon Bass is trying to lead by example

    Jan 8, 2014, 2:44 PM EST

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Boston Celtics

    It’s a tough year in Boston. Players are fighting through snow banks to get to a practice facility or games, but once inside it doesn’t feel a lot warmer. They are part of a 13-22 team that has lost eight of nine and as of today wouldn’t even make the playoffs is a sad Eastern…

  25. It’s official: Grizzlies/Celtics/Thunder three-team trade involving Jerryd Bayless, Courtney Lee

    Jan 7, 2014, 12:39 PM EST

    San Antonio Spurs v Memphis Grizzlies - Game Four

    For a couple days you’ve been reading about a potential Jerryd Bayless swap for Courtney Lee, with the Thunder jumping in to offload Ryan Gomes. Now it’s official, it has been announced by the teams. Here is who gets what: Memphis Grizzlies: Lee plus a 2016 second round pick from Boston. Boston Celtics: Bayless and…

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