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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.

       

Saturday, 31 August 2013 16:28

What to Expect From Jeff Green in 2013-14

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BOSTON -- During every NBA offseason there comes a time when the rumor mill is relatively silent. The major free agents have signed with various franchises, either re-upping or starting anew elsewhere, and, for the most part, the widely known complimentary pieces have been inked to new deals as well.…
Wednesday, 14 August 2013 00:02

Reaction to ESPN's 2013-2014 NBA Summer Forecast panel

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ESPN kicked off its annual Summer Forecast series this week, in which a panel of experts predicts every facet of the upcoming NBA season. Their first order of business, appropriately, was their expected win total and final ranking for each team in the Eastern Conference.   Boston Celtics fans hoping…
Saturday, 03 August 2013 03:07

The Four Best Moves of the Celtics' Offseason

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Photo Courtesy of MassLive.com BOSTON -- Whether you wanted to admit it or not, the summer of 2013 was almost guaranteed to be a busy one for the Boston Celtics. The team was coming off of a first round playoff exit they suffered at the hands of the New York Knicks and,…
Boston Globe NBA scouts give their take on Celtics' new center, Vitor Faverani - Baxter Holmes reports. Boston Herald Celtics' Marshon Brooks learns from bumpy ride - Tom Layman discusses the ups and downs of Brooks' short career. NESN Keith Bogans’ Tenacity, Professionalism May Go Overlooked on Rebuilding Celtics ESPN…
Boston Globe Celtics gain valuable trade exemption in Nets deal - Baxter Holmes explains how the C's now have an extra $10.3 million to use. Boston Herald Brad Stevens set for C's experience - Mark Murphy shares some quotes from the new head coach regarding not being that much older…
That's right folks, after years of calling themselves a "Sports and Pop Culture" show, your favorite shenangineers are finally bringing you a show with a focus on something that is not sports related!  Tonight at 9 PM EST on CLNS Radio, Matt Rury and Calvin Chamberlain will share their thoughts on the recent verdict in the Trial of George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin. While this sensitive topic will take up a lot of time on the show, the guys will attemp to shift to a lighter NBA discussion in the 2nd half much like they did after the Boston Marathon Bombing in April. Tune in or call 347-215-7771 but keep in mind that The Big Rurbowski is going shoot down any topic wanderers.
Boston Globe A to-do list for Brad Stevens - Gary Dzen examines what the Celtics new head coach should focus on at the moment. Optimistic Jeff Green ready to lead the Celtics - Baxter Holmes share's Green's quotes while watching the Orlando Summer League. Celtics rookie Kelly Olynyk continues to impress…
Boston Globe 'Tanking' vs. 'building' a game of semantics - Gary Dzen breaks down the difference, or lack thereof. Boston Herald Danny Ainge cleans up Celtics roster - Mark Murphy looks at where Boston's GM will go from here. Only pillar left standing from glorious Celtics?  Rajon Rondo - Jeff…
  Just when fans of the Boston Celtics thought losing Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, along with Jason Terry was gut-wrenching enough comes a report that All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo is being shopped.    NESN.com staff is reporting that the Dallas Mavericks have an interest in trading for Rondo…
According to the Boston Herald, the Celtics have not had any trade talks with the Mavericks about sending Rajon Rondo to Dallas in exchange for Dirk Nowitzki.  The rumor started to form Saturday, once multiple media outlets reported that the Celtics were looking to shop Rondo. This Rondo / Dirk…
 After a whirlwind night for the Boston Celtics, continuing a whirlwind week that included the departure of their head coach in Doc Rivers and two of their star players in Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, the team announced the signing of two undrafted free agents after the NBA Draft.   Adrian…
Thursday, 27 June 2013 21:28

Larry Bird returning to Indiana Pacers

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Exactly one year after stepping down Larry Bird is returning to the Indiana Pacers front office, the team announced Thursday. Bird is stepping back into his former role as team president and general manager Kevin Pritchard will remain at his post while Donnie Walsh, who had filled in as president…
Boston Globe Danny Ainge addresses Doc Rivers' departure - Gary Dzen has the story. NBA Draft fits for Celtics - Profiles of 15 possible candidates. Boston Herald Danny Ainge, Celtics feel at a loss over departure of Doc Rivers - Mark Murphy gives his take on Ainge's press conference.  Score…
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers are neaing a deal that would send coach Doc Rivers to LA in exchange for a future first round draft pick. It is unknown if the NBA would approve the trade. Talks of this trade had…
Boston Globe Clippers, Celtics deal declared dead; Celtics want Doc Rivers back - Baxter Holmes has the story. Paul Pierce the forgotten man in Celtics trade talks - Gary Dzen thinks we should be paying more attention to the Captain's future. Boston Herald Deal in doubt, Doc Rivers meets Danny…
Earlier on Saturday, I wrote about my disdain of this entire Doc Rivers, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce to the LA Clippers gossip mill. CLNS columnist, Rich Conte, added his 2 cents shortly after. We both stated our hesitance to believe any such rumors regarding Doc, Danny and the crew. I'm…
Saturday, 15 June 2013 18:34

Why Doc Rivers to the LA Clippers makes no sense

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Where there’s Donald Sterling there’s smoke but no fire CLNSRadio’s Nick Gelso just wrote a great piece about the ongoing Doc Rivers saga.  If you haven’t yet checked it out, it’s a great read.  My attitude towards the rumors, innuendo, and general teeth-gnashing and wailing has been to not let…
An old-school "bloggers" rant on the Doc River situation... Since the overwhelming rumor dump began about Coach Doc Rivers, I've been bombarded with mailbag questions regarding the future of the Boston Celtics roster and coaching staff. So here is my answer to you all, in one short "blog" post... This…
ESPN Boston Doc Rivers still mulling future - ESPN's Chris Broussard says Doc feels "it maybe time for a change." C's getting a closer look at SGs - Chris Forsberg talks about the draft eligible shooting guards Boston is planning to work out. Boston Globe Celtics draft prospect profiles from Gary Dzen:…
Sunday, 09 June 2013 13:32

Boston Celtics Pre-Draft Workouts

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Over the last few weeks, the Celtics have hosted several pre draft workouts. Some potential first round targets from the workouts include: Mason Plumlee – Duke (C) Jeff Withey – Kansas (C) Steven Adams – Pittsburgh (C) If drafted, any of these players would likely jump right into the role…