With the Doc Rivers coaching watch heating up to a fever pitch in the past few days with a countless number of credible reports, we decided it’s time to get our crew back together and address the speculation. 1. On a scale of 1-10, how confident are you Doc Rivers will coach the Celtics next [...]
Despite all the rehab, Rajon Rondo is finding ways to keep busy this offseason. Just a couple weeks after appearing on E!’s Fashion Police show, the point guard was back on TV last night, in a fun segment on Jimmy Kimmel Live called Mean Tweets. In it, celebrities, or in this case NBA players, read [...]
The whispers around Paul Pierce’s future with the Celtics continue to surface in the fourth week of Boston’s offseason. Unconfirmed report after unconfirmed report has circled in, stating anything from Pierce’s house being on the market, to the team being “likely” to buy him out. Locally, plenty of Celtics fans seem resigned to the fact [...]
It was a tough start to the offseason last week for Terrence Williams. After standing out as one of the bright spots on the Celtics roster late last season, he was taken into custody last week with the disturbing allegation that he pulled a gun during a domestic dispute with his son’s mother and her [...]
What has Rajon Rondo been up to this offseason beyond rehabbing his ACL injury? Rubbing elbows with Joan Rivers, that’s what. Just one summer after spending some time showing off his fashion sense in an internship with GQ, Rondo went one-on-one with Rivers on E’s Fashion Police, since well he has some time on his [...]
Acquiring any player, whether it’s via trade, free agency, or the draft, comes with an air of uncertainty. The NBA has no guaranteed covenant and all sales are final, no matter how talented, proven, or productive the player may have been in year’s past. But these memories—especially recent ones—often clouds the judgment of a [...]
Kevin Garnett, PF23 MIN | 3-6 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 4 AST | 6 PTS | -25
Ended up with short duty when it became clear this one was a fait accompli, which is french for ‘no chance to win this game’. Even so, GS’s relentless energy kept him from finding an offensive rhythm and forced him to be a passer — and an ineffective rebounder.
Paul Pierce, SF33 MIN | 4-20 FG | 3-3 FT | 4 REB | 3 AST | 13 PTS | -27
With Rondo out, Pierce had no choice but to keep shooting even after it was clear he was lucky to draw iron on some of those first quarter shots. The misses are hardly cause for ongoing concern but it was a terrifying look into an alternate universe where Pierce doesn’t have an elite PG getting him open looks and delivering the ball where he likes it.
Jason Collins, C9 MIN | 0-0 FG | 2-2 FT | 1 REB | 1 AST | 2 PTS | -7
There’s something farcical about starting Collins. It’s like dating a girl you know you’ll never marry and who you’re always on the verge of dumping, if only you could find someone even remotely decent to take her place. Except here the girl is seven-feet tall and can’t rebound to save her life.
Jason Terry, SG40 MIN | 6-19 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 3 AST | 13 PTS | -18
We need to talk about Jason. It will happen soon. And it will be unpleasant.
Courtney Lee, SG40 MIN | 6-13 FG | 4-4 FT | 5 REB | 0 AST | 18 PTS | -11
Came to play. Shot a decent percentage. Went long minutes. Got beat on defense a few times (feels like you can go around him more easily than you can shoot over him) but competed all night long.
Jarvis Varnado, PF5 MIN | 0-0 FG | 1-2 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 1 PTS | -2
A shout out to Jarvis for his five uneventful minutes. Given the kinds of “events” the other guys on the roster delivered tonight, it was a borderline triumph.
Jared Sullinger, PF25 MIN | 6-8 FG | 0-1 FT | 8 REB | 1 AST | 12 PTS | 0
The kid just gets after it, you know? Another efficient scoring night, a good haul on the rebounding front and some real hustle on both ends. If he were two inches taller, we’d be doing backflips over his potential.
Brandon Bass, PF26 MIN | 3-6 FG | 4-5 FT | 5 REB | 3 AST | 10 PTS | -5
Much livelier than in recent games. More effective, too. Ideally, your second big off the bench. Or maybe your third. I’m running out of ways to say Brandon Bass is mediocre.
Jeff Green, PF34 MIN | 2-11 FG | 2-4 FT | 9 REB | 3 AST | 6 PTS | +5
Appreciate the periodic effort on offense but remember the defensive breakdowns, the 2-11 shooting and the 6 points in 34 minutes. Put aside the blather about him being an important backup SF to defend LeBron in the playoffs. There are other defensive-minded small forwards that don’t suck up this kind of cap space. His value is roughly equivalent to how easily the Celtics can trade him.