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NBA News & Rumors

NBA News & Rumors

Here you will find the CLNS magazine page that focuses on the NBA at large.


Boston Globe Celtics Rajon Rondo looks good, but still has ways to go - Baxter Holmes reports on the point guard's progress. Boston Herald With new staff, it's all in details - Mark Murphy shares quotes from players regarding how detail oriented Brad Stevens is. CSNNE C's Pressey confident he'll…
Boston Globe Danny Ainge, Chris Herren will be part of CSNNE’s Celtics coverage; Donny Marshall, Greg Dickerson out - Chad Finn reports the major changes in store for the team's television coverage. Can the rebuilding Celtics capture our attention? - Gary Dzen wonders if this year's club will be worth…
Sunday, 29 September 2013 23:30

NBA Likely to Revert Back to 2-2-1-1-1 Finals Format

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The NBA appears likely to change its Finals format from 2-3-2 back to the original 2-2-1-1-1 game schedule.   According to Steve Bulpett of Boston Herald and Brian Windhorst of ESPN, multiple sources claim that the league's competition committee met this weekend to vote on the proposed change of game…
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 19:29

Early December the Return Target for Rajon Rondo

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  President of basketball operations Danny Ainge has made himself very clear: The Boston Celtics will not rush the return of point guard Rajon Rondo. In an interview on 98.5 The Sports Hub on Monday morning Ainge stated that early December is currently the target date for the All-Star point guard.…
Boston Globe Prosecutors pursue case against Celtics’ Sullinger - Although his girlfriend has said she wishes to drop the case. Story via the Associated Press. CSNNE Sullinger headed back to court on Oct. 28 - A. Sherrod Blakely reports. Ainge: Rondo may make return in December - The C's GM…
CSNNE Sullinger seeing counselor after domestic charge - A. Sherrod Blakely updates what's going on with the case, which Sullinger's girlfriend does not wish to pursue.  ESPN Boston C's ownership to be honored at Tradition - Chris Forsberg reveals that the team's owners will part of a ceremony today at The Sports Museum in…
Friday, 13 September 2013 18:57

What to Expect From Rajon Rondo in 2013-14

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Tim MacLean (@TimMacLean_) Predicting what the 2013-14 campaign has in store for Rajon Rondo is a bit tricky. At this point in the offseason we still aren’t sure when he’ll be ready to suit up and, as recent as today, the Celtics still have “no timetable” for his return. But…
Wednesday, 11 September 2013 19:23

What to Expect From Avery Bradley in 2013-14

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Tim MacLean (@TimMacLean_) For Avery Bradley, the 2013-14 campaign is one that will ultimately aide in determining the young guard’s NBA future. Currently in the last year of his rookie contract, the Celtics have until October 31st to sign Bradley to an extension. However should they fail to do so,…
Tuesday, 10 September 2013 17:21

What to Expect From Kelly Olynyk in 2013-14

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Tim MacLean (@TimMacLean_) Prior to the 2013 NBA Draft many people wondered whether or not Kelly Olynyk has what it takes to be an effective big man at the NBA level. Standing seven feet tall and weighing in at 238 pounds, Olynyk doesn’t possess the Herculean mass that you see…
Monday, 09 September 2013 20:28

What to Expect From MarShon Brooks in 2013-14

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Sloan Piva One of the most intriguing new additions to the Celtics roster, MarShon Brooks could be a delight to watch this season. The 24-year-old, previously drafted by the Celtics in 2011 then carelessly traded for JaJuan Johnson, could be here to stay now. He's young, he's cheap, he's quick…
Sunday, 08 September 2013 20:55

What to Expect From Courtney Lee in 2013-14

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Sloan Piva Courtney Lee struggled mightily last season, appearing to lack a true identity in Doc Rivers' offense. While he shot fairly well from the field (46 percent), he showed very little aggressiveness and seemed to mistrust his jump shot. Expect a slight bounce-back from Lee this fall, as he…
Saturday, 07 September 2013 17:56

What to Expect From Kris Humphries in 2013-14

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Tim MacLean (@TimMacLean_) Prior to falling out of favor in Brooklyn last season, Kris Humphries was one of the few players in the league that exemplified what it meant to be a walking double-double. Humphries achieved the aforementioned feat during both the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons while playing starter’s minutes…
Bill Simmons welcomed Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge on the “B.S. Report” Friday, discussing a range of different subjects including the blockbuster Brooklyn trade, Doc Rivers' departure to the Clippers, and Rajon Rondo's short-term and long-term future in Boston.   Simmons, ever the basketball historian (and Boston…
Friday, 06 September 2013 17:46

What to Expect From Gerald Wallace in 2013-14

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Sloan Piva (@sloanpiva) "Crash" comes to Boston as one of the more expensive parts of the Pierce/KG trade, but he's also probably the best all-around offensive player of the mix. Wallace will cost the C's over $30 million over the next three seasons, so it's a distinct possibility he gets…
Thursday, 05 September 2013 17:46

What to Expect From Vitor Faverani in 2013-14

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Next in line for the What to Expect series is Vitor Faverani. This year will be very imperative to Faverani's career success. If he shows promise then the future could be bright for him as a servicable big man. But if not, he could just be another failed experiment. Sloan…
Wednesday, 04 September 2013 18:42

What to Expect From Phil Pressey in 2013-14

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In today's edition of our What to Expect series, the panel will be discussing Phil Pressey.  As we got closer and closer to the regular season, Pressey's role remains unknown. Read on to see what the CLNS writers think Pressey means to this Boston Celtics team. Sloan Piva (@sloanpiva) Pressey…
Tuesday, 03 September 2013 19:46

Boston Celtics Reportedly Interested in Sebastian Telfair

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As if the summer season hasn't been wild enough for the Boston Celtics, they now appear to be interested in journeyman point guard Sebastian Telfair. According to Sam Amico of Fox Sports, the Celtics are one of the three teams intrigued by the prospective services of the 28-year-old Telfair, who…
Monday, 02 September 2013 20:39

What to Expect From Jordan Crawford in 2013-14

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Yesterday we discussed the potential impact that Keith Bogans could have on this young Boston Celtics team. Both Rich and I seemed to agree that Bogans' tenure in Boston will most likely end up being a short one due to the team's ability to let him go at the end…
Monday, 02 September 2013 17:28

What to Expect From Keith Bogans in 2013-14

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In  yesterday's edition of What to Expect, we discussed what the immediate future holds for Celtics forward, Brandon Bass.  Next in line is one of the new pieces Boston required in the blockbuster trade with the Brooklyn Nets, Keith Bogans. Read on to see what Rich and I expect from…
Sunday, 01 September 2013 18:37

What to Expect From Brandon Bass in 2013-14

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BOSTON -- In yesterday's edition of What to Expect, our panel of CLNS Celtics beat writers shared their thoughts on what they expect to see from Jeff Green during the 2013-14 season.  The general consensus seemed to be that Green is in line to have a breakout year on the offensive…