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Deveney: Rondo and Celtics on the same page

Another report has surfaced from Sean Deveney of The Sporting News confirming Rondo's intention to stay in Boston to start the season and the Celtics' plan to wait until next summer to make a decision on their prized point guard. Here's the meat of Deveney's article: Sources on both sides disputed the suggestion that emerged this weekend that Rondo had requested a trade from the Celtics - it is still his intention to play out his contract in Boston, and it's still the Celtics intention to begin the season with him as the starting point guard. That, of course, could change. Despite...

Burning Q's: How's Phil doing so far?

With training camp less than two months away, we’re examining the burning questions facing the New York Knicks. Today’s question: How would you grade Phil Jackson so far? When Phil Jackson took over as Knicks president in mid-March, he had the tall task of rebuilding the Knicks in his desired image of team ball, keeping Carmelo Anthony, fixing the Knicks’ salary cap and finding a new coach. In just a few months, Jackson has already put his finger prints on the organization.

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philly.com Aug 30, 2014

Sixers rookie McRae heading to Australia

Jordan McRae, with an assist from Sixers coach Brett Brown, signs to play for Melbourne team for upcoming season.
philly.com Aug 29, 2014

Sixers' Jordan McRae signs with Australian team

Jordan McRae, the 76ers 6-foot-6 rookie forward from the University of Tennessee who raised his profile by averaging 21 points in four Las Vegas Summer League games, has signed to play in Australia.

National treasure for Smart, Olynyk

Boston Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca has deep Duke University roots, so a text from coach Mike Krzyzewski isn't particularly noteworthy on its own. But Pagliuca's phone buzzed earlier this month with a message from Coach K that made him smile. "Coach K actually sent me a text that said [Celtics rookie guard] Marcus [Smart] was a fantastic player [with] the USA [select team] in Las Vegas," said Pagliuca. "That’s great that Coach K mentioned what a great player he is.

Hollins: D-Will's health key to flourishing

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. -- Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams, plagued by ankle injuries in each of the last two seasons, has talked about lacking confidence on a few occasions. Deron Williams #8 PGBrooklyn Nets 2014 STATS GM64 PPG14.3 RPG2.6 APG6.1 FG%.450 FT%.801 In Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, Williams went 0-for-9 from the field and was held scoreless. Kobe Bryant wondered to Sports Illustrated how something like that could happen to a player of D-Will’s caliber.

Lopez confident he'll be better than ever

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. -- Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez has spoken briefly with former Cleveland Cavaliers center Zydrunas Ilgauskas, who also underwent an osteotomy procedure during his playing career. But Lopez doesn’t think their situations are going to be exactly the same. “Like I said before, I’m not looking for any restrictions,” Lopez told two reporters Friday. “I’m confident I’m gonna be able to go out there and be better than I’ve ever been.
Boston Globe Aug 29, 2014

Jeff Green Donates $1 Million to Georgetown Athletics

Celtics forward Jeff Green celebrated his 28th birthday on Thursday in a unique way: with a $1 million gift to his alma mater.

Burning Q's: Can D-Will regain star form?

With training camp less than two months away, we’re examining the burning questions facing the Brooklyn Nets. Today’s question: Will Deron Williams return to All-Star form? Much of it depends on if Williams can make a full recovery physically and mentally after undergoing surgery on both of his ankles in May. The physical part appears to be on track as Williams is said to be making progress. But it is in his and the Nets’ best interest for the point guard to take a cautious approach in camp.

Burning Q's: Will defense be an issue?

With training camp less than two months away, we’re examining the burning questions facing the New York Knicks. Today’s question: Will the Knicks' defense be an issue again? I think the Knicks’ defense will have its challenges again this season. I also believe that Derek Fisher will get the Knicks to play better D by installing a better scheme. Last season, the Knicks were often confused on defense and all the switching did not go smoothly.

Green donates $1 million to Hoyas

While celebrating his 28th birthday on Thursday, Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green announced he'll make a $1 million donation to the Georgetown athletic department for the John R. Thompson Jr. Intercollegiate Athletics Center. "I'm very fortunate to be in a position to give back to the University and to the program that has done so much for me," Green said in a release from the school. "The environment created by Coach [John] Thompson III and his staff helped shape me both academically and athletically.
Is outgoing CFL commissioner Mark Cohon the man MLSE is looking for?

Is outgoing CFL commissioner Mark Cohon the man MLSE is looking for?

There are a number of reasons to suggest Mark Cohon's name would be at the top of whatever list MLSE assembles.
philly.com Aug 28, 2014

Grateful for Sixers years, Young excited to move on

Thaddeus Young is very happy about his new home in Minnesota, while also being appreciative of his time at his old one.

Summer Forecast: Will C's trade Rondo?

Jim Davis/The Boston Globe/Will Danny Ainge be intrigued by an in-season offer for Rajon Rondo?Each weekday for a three-week span, our summer panel of prognosticators -- a motley crew featuring our friends in the Celtics blogging community -- joined forces to tell you how the 2014-15 season will play out for Boston. We gazed into our crystal balls and attempted to answer all your questions before this season's team even hits the floor together for the first time.
philly.com Aug 27, 2014

Thaddeus Young exits 76ers with class

Thaddeus Young is extremely happy about his new home in Minnesota while also being appreciative of his time at his old one.

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