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Posts Tagged ‘ Boston Celtics ’

Celtics hire…Brad Stevens?

  The Boston Celtics have finally replaced Doc Rivers, and you’re never gonna believe who they chose.   The next coach in ‘Beantown’ will be Butler head coach Brad Stevens. According to Yahoo Sports, his deal is for six years and $22 million. There are some NBA veterans who wish they could get that amount....
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Redemption: Keith Bogans finally gets paid

  If you’re a lifelong BlogNBAsketball fan then you’ll know the story of Keith Bogans. I have shed light in the past on this man and his history of being pooped on by numerous franchises. He’s the example of how the NBA doesn’t take care of its veterans, as they get recycled like spare parts across the league.   Two...
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Rivers dead right for blasting ESPN “fan”

  Those of you who follow me on Twitter (twitter.com/@nbaknez) know what I think of Bill Simmons. I am not going to expound on it right now. Especially, considering that Doc Rivers has echoed my sentiments 100%.   The new Clippers coach addressed the criticism he received on national TV last night, a night reserved...
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Nets-Celtics blockbuster trade is official

  The whirlwind trade talks between the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets in the last 24 hours culminated to this…..a blockbuster trade that was all but finished. All that was needed was for Kevin Garnett to waive his no-trade clause. He has officially done so.   Brooklyn will get: Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Jason Terry. The Nets don’t...
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Nets pursuing Garnett, Pierce

  Yahoo! Sports is reporting that the Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics are having “serious discussions” about a trade involving Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. This should surprise no one after the departure of coach Doc Rivers.   The Nets have discussed sending Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace, Tornike Shenglia and three first round picks to the Celtics for...
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Paul Pierce to Cavs?

  The Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics have reportedly talked about a trade involving Paul Pierce.   Cleveland would like to upgrade their small forward position to go along with Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters.   The Cavs have offered multiple second-round picks hoping to acquire the leading scorer in Celtics history. While the talks are still in the preliminary stages,...
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Doc Rivers agrees to deal with Clippers

    On Friday, Doc Rivers had told the Clippers he was no longer interested in the position. On Saturday, L.A. Began contract negotiations with other candidates Byron Scott and Brian Shaw. On Sunday, the story made a 180-degree turn.   After over a week of intense rumors (and month of not-so-intense ones), Doc...
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Celtics reject Clippers’ offer

  The Los Angeles Clippers have informed Doc Rivers that they won’t accept the Boston Celtics’ recent offer, according to sources.   The Clippers have been trying to acquire Doc as their coach, along with Kevin Garnett, in exchange for DeAndre Jordan and a future 1st round pick.   The Celtics also wanted Eric Bledsoe...
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NBA suspends J.R. Smith

  The NBA Sixth Man of the Year will miss Sunday’s game, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. J.R. Smith was called for a Flagrant 2 foul in the 4th quarter of Game 3. He did a ’swing through’ move on Jason Terry that connected above the neck. Smith was trying to clear some space from Terry, who had just violently swung and hit...
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Recap: Knicks take second half, game from Celtics

  The Boston Celtics finished Game 2 at Madison Square Garden without a single field goal in the final 9:15 of the game, missing their last 13 shots. Still wondering which team won the game?   The New York Knicks responded to Boston’s inspired play in the 1st half by blitzing them from start to...
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Recap: Celtics’ offense disappears, Knicks take Gm 1

  The New York Knicks beat the Boston Celtics in Game 1 on Saturday. It was a playoff-worthy 85-78 game.   As great as the Knicks’ defense was, Boston’s offense failed them in this one. The Celtics scored 25 points in the second half and only 8 in the entire fourth quarter. They seemed...
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Preview: Will Knicks shoot Celtics out the playoffs?

  The No.2 New York Knicks face the No. 7 Boston Celtics in the first round of the playoffs. The ‘Melo-KG’ beef may be dead but the bad blood still flows (like Cheerios) between the two cities.   Matchups: C    Tyson Chandler           Kevin Garnett PF  Carmelo Anthony       Brandon Bass SF   Iman Shumpert          Paul Pierce SG  ...
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Pacers at Celtics canceled

  Following the events in Boston on Monday afternoon, the NBA has decided to cancel the Celtics’ final home game of the season.   The Indiana Pacers were scheduled to face Boston on TNT Tuesday night. With no playoff implications whatsoever in that matchup, that game is not taking place.   The Celtics, locked...
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Kevin Garnett may be out until playoffs

  Before I begin, let me first mention “Florida Gulf Coast” for SEO purposes….. It looks like Steph Curry isn’t the only guy with ankle issues. Kevin Garnett has inflammation in his left ankle and will sit for the next two weeks, according to GM Danny Ainge. Ainge did his usual poor job of downplaying the...
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Official Review: blown calls in Boston & Chicago

  The Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls both lost big games in ‘crunch time’ Monday night. While no one is taking anything away from the Denver Nuggets and Miami Heat, respectively, there was a key play reviewed late in each contest. In my estimation, both calls went the wrong way. When referees go to...
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