Marcus Smart is still sick (stomach bug) and will miss a second consecutive practice today.
MassLive.com "Hopes of Rajon Rondo slinging no-look passes on opening night might be getting more realistic. The point guard’s latest step toward a return: a full-contact practice Friday. The Boston Celtics planned for a "hard, contact, physical" practice, according to head coach Brad Stevens, before..." October 24
Boston Globe "Celtics assistant coach Walter McCarty was in Framingham District Court Thursday morning to face a larceny complaint. The former NBA forward plead not guilty to the charge. McCarty is in his second year as an assistant coach on Brad Stevens’ staff and is also a longtime fan favorite in Boston..." October 23
ESPN Boston "Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said Wednesday that injured point guard Rajon Rondo has begun participating in contact drills but is still relegated to wearing a large pad on his left hand in order to do so. "He's progressing well," Stevens said. "He'll continue to do a little bit more..." October 23
The NBA draft lottery reform has been voted down at Board of Governors meeting, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. System stays.
Brad Stevens says Celtics will keep Tim Frazier through tomorrow night but will waive Rodney McGruder, Christian Watford, Erik Murphy today.
Celtics Blog "Search on Google for "Avery Bradley overpay" and you'll be pummeled by articles claiming that the Boston Celtics overpaid to re-sign their 23-year-old guard to a four-year, $32 million contract extension. They're all dead wrong. With the rising salary cap and Bradley's ascending skills, the..." October 21
Yahoo! Sports "Everyone understands the reasons the Philadelphia 76ers want the NBA to wait on implementing a plan to reform the draft lottery: They need one more season to complete a most brazen two-year tanking cycle. The Sixers didn't invent the idea of gutting a roster to short-circuit a path to the No. 1..." October 21
MassLive.com "After the latest examination of Rajon Rondo's left hand, an opening night return remains a possibility. But the Boston Celtics star no longer wants to target a certain date. “I don’t know,” he said before Monday’s practice. “I still haven’t had any contact yet. Opener’s a little bit over a week..." October 21
NESN "Last season was a trial run of sorts for Brad Stevens. Mediocrity was expected from the 2013-14 Boston Celtics, no matter who held the position of head coach. Now, in his second year on an NBA bench, Stevens knows what to expect. And, perhaps more importantly, he has the full trust of the players..." October 21
MassLive.com "One year ago, Gerald Wallace feared for the Boston Celtics. Even before the preseason ended, he delivered the message multiple times: his team needed to improve or it would get whipped just about every night. At least for now, though, the grumbling has ceased. The veteran seems content with his..." October 21
Boston Globe "Jared Sullinger does not want to declare himself a proven 3-point threat — yet. But thanks to preparation that began when Sullinger was a youngster he should not be considered a long shot to establish himself as an effective long-range shooter. “Coach has a lot of confidence in me to take those..." October 20
Boston Herald "Evan Turner was 5 years old when he bolted away from his mother on a Chicago sidewalk, straight into traffic. Iris James didn’t have time to react, beyond blurting a quick, horrified prayer as her son was hit by a car. Impact knocked him into the air, and he landed head-first in the..." October 19
Boston Globe "Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge and guard Will Bynum are expected to meet on Saturday, according to two NBA sources, and the team is likely to waive Bynum, who was acquired Friday from the Detroit Pistons. Bynum, 31, is in Boston and will take his physical before he and..." October 19
Bynum won't play in last two preseason games, but sources say Celts will wait to check for other moves before waiving him.
James Young is "most likely" not to play tomorrow against Brooklyn, according to Brad Stevens. Gerald Wallace is expected to be available.
CSN New England "As another rebuilding Celtics' season approaches, Sports Illustrated senior writer Ian Thomsen joined Kyle Draper and Bob Neumeier on Sports Tonight to discuss just what fans can expect from the Green. Short answer: As Rajon Rondo goes, so goes these Celtics. And Rondo is likely to go, out of..." October 18
MassLive.com "Shedding a bit of salary, the Boston Celtics are finalizing a trade that will send Joel Anthony to the Detroit Pistons for Will Bynum, according to ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg. With Bynum set to make about $2.9 million in guaranteed money, compared to $3.8 million for Anthony, the Celtics will..." October 18
Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association will consider basing teams in Europe if the arenas are up to league standards, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. The NBA would have to weigh the benefits of increasing the size of the 30-team league against possible costs, such as spreading television..." October 16
Celtics Blog "Grantland's Zach Lowe writes that the Celtics have tested the market for both Rajon Rondo and Jeff Green over the course of the past year, and he predicts they will hold on to Rondo but move on from Uncle Jeff. Lowe says, as expected, the Celtics have asked for a huge return for Rondo, but no..." October 14
NBA going to try out 44-minute game w/ fewer timeouts when Nets take on Celtics Sunday. I like the idea, but how does it mesh with TV deal?
Part of reason Smart should have big role, per Stevens: "You're inevitably drawn to guys that do the right thing over and over and over."
Pro Basketball Talk "The Boston Celtics have guys with 16 guaranteed contracts on the roster, someone has to be waived before the season starts as you can only carry 15. Brazilian center Vitor Faverani has left the Celtics training camp to go to a trusted doctor in Spain to get a second opinion on his troublesome..." October 13
ESPN.com "Much of the crowd had emptied to the gaming floor outside the Mohegan Sun Arena and the court would soon be inhabited by a who's who of NBA Development League-bound talent, but there was Boston Celtics third-year big man Jared Sullinger playing deep into the fourth quarter. On a night where..." October 12
Pro Basketball Talk "It’s one of the fun questions at the start of every NBA season: What are the referees going to focus on and call the first half of the season. Every year the NBA referees are given new points of emphasis, and we get these calls for the first half of the season. Then between a combination of..." October 12
CSN New England "If you arrive at a Boston Celtics game early and you see Rajon Rondo on the floor getting up shots, don't get too excited. The four-time All-Star, still on the mend following a broken left hand injury, has yet to be cleared for full contact which is a precursor to him returning to the Celtics'..." October 11
CSN New England "Every game, Phil Pressey shows up ready to be a starter only to discover that more often than not, he'll play few if any minutes. This is the life of an undrafted point guard who finds himself buried behind guys with the three P's going for them - proven track record (Rajon Rondo), potential..." October 10
CSN New England "You can count Danny Ainge among those not convinced that Ray Allen will sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers ... at least not right now. "Ray can really help them, but I anticipate that Ray will wait and see the landscape of the NBA," Ainge, the Boston Celtics' president of basketball operations,..." October 10
ESPN Boston "Boston Celtics rookie James Young strained his left hamstring before his preseason debut on Monday and played through the discomfort, but could now be sidelined for an extended period. Young said he felt "a few pops" while stretching on Monday, but adrenaline helped carry him through his..." October 09
Boston Herald "He was the No. 2 pick in the 2010 NBA draft, and at his best Evan Turner has made that distinction sparkle. More often, though, Turner’s draft status has been used against him. He never settled into a comfortable role in Philadelphia. And when the Sixers traded him to Indiana last spring,..." October 08
Boston Herald "You might think Gerald Wallace would be trying to bust his way out of town. You might think that, at 32 and in his 14th NBA season, he would rather be on a club with a chance to compete for a championship than playing it out as a fringe rotational guy for a team that figures to be rebuilding for a..." October 06
Boston Globe "As smooth as his 3-point jumper flowed during the Celtics’ scrimmage on Friday at TD Garden, James Young is still a 19-year-old rookie who missed summer league because of concussion-like symptoms. And the organization remains unsure what to expect this season from the draft’s second-youngest..." October 05
Jeff Green has a mild calf strain. Questionable for tomorrow night. Will miss practice today. Our shooting now though. Not serious.
Marcus Smart has a strained groin. Won't practice today. Between questionable and probable tomorrow.
Joel Anthony (groin) and Vitor Faverani (knee) will not participate in tonight's open practice scrimmage.
Boston Herald "Brandon Bass was brought here in the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season to support Kevin Garnett, in particular, and to help prop open the Celtics’ window of contender’s opportunity. He stayed with the club, re-signing as a free agent in the summer of 2012, to do the same. But a year later, the..." October 03
Source: white (possibly starting) team at practice today was Smart, Bradley, Green, Sullinger and Olynyk.
CSN New England "The race to replace an injured Rajon Rondo in the Boston Celtics starting lineup is just beginning, but the early leader appears to be Evan Turner. The 6-foot-7 Turner is firmly entrenched in the mix for the job, along with rookie Marcus Smart and second-year guard Phil Pressey. Celtics..." October 01
Avery Bradley won't be an option at PG for the #Celtics. Brad Stevens said he wants to see him more at SG
CBSSports.com "Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, who had surgery on his broken right hand last Friday, said that he won't rule out returning by opening night, via CSNNE: "Hopefully I won't miss any games this year," Rondo said in an exclusive interview with CSNNE's Mike Gorman. "Lord willing I heal..." October 01
Covers.com "The Westgate LV SuperBook released its updated list of 2014-15 NBA regular season win totals on Monday with LeBron James and his new-look Cavaliers topping the list. Here's a look at the odds for every team at the book: HAWKS 40.5 CELTICS 26.5 NETS..." October 01
NESN "If you’re one of those people who uses the shower as prime “thinking time” and your only wish is to have a waterproof writing utensil, have no fear. Rajon Rondo feels your pain. The Boston Celtics star is going to be out for several weeks with a broken hand after taking a fall in his shower,..." September 30
Fox Sports "No, folks, Rajon Rondo did not break his hand at a trampoline park. Multiple employees at Altitude Trampoline Park in Billerica, Mass., tweeted over the weekend, and a NESN.com source confirmed, that Rondo did nothing but sit and watch his kids jump at a birthday party Tuesday, dispelling..." September 30
Hoops Rumors "The deal is finally official, the team announced via press release. Boston cleared room under the preseason limit of 20 players with a series of moves in the past few days to accommodate Turner." September 29
ESPN sources say that the Boston Celtics have officially waived John Lucas III and Malcolm Thomas
Celtics brass aware Rondo went to trampoline park on Tuesday (for his daughter's b-day party). Ainge & Co. still believe shower incident.
Kentucky Sports Connection "The Boston Celtics have confirmed the injury via press release. Rajon Rondo underwent successful surgical fixation of a left metacarpal fracture this morning at New England Baptist Hospital. The injury was a result of a fall at his home last night. The surgery was performed by Dr. Hervey..." September 27
CSN New England "Chris Johnson's time with the Celtics may be over, but his future in the NBA still has promise. The Celtics waived the 6-foot-6 guard, along with Chris Babb, on Thursday to make room for Erik Murphy, John Lucas III, Dwight Powell and Malcolm Thomas, who were acquired in a trade with the..." September 26
NESN "The Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers apparently are wheeling and dealing once again. The Celtics helped pave the way for LeBron James’ return to Cleveland earlier this summer by acquiring Marcus Thornton and Tyler Zeller as part of a three-team trade involving the Brooklyn Nets. Now,..." September 26