8:32 PM EST, Fri December 19, 2014
Liberty Ballers 12 hours ago

Casual Friday Sixers Links: Rondo? More Like Gondo!

We'll bring the links, you bring the discussion. Casual Friday open thread discussion fun for everyone! In this week's edition of Casual Friday, the Celtics trade Rondo and are less cynical than the Sixers. Maybe. We think. Welcome back to Casual Friday Sixers Links. Housekeeping: • Work may keep away from LB night at the Sixers, but don't let it keep you away from LB night at the Sixers! Meet your fellow LBers and have a giant LB party while watching the Sixers! Fun for everyone! • Missing you, Dave's Jerry Stackhouse jersey • Liberty Ballers effete snob writer Michael Baumann has...
Kris Willis / Peachtree Hoops 10 hours ago

Hawks assigning Mike Muscala to D-League per report

The Atlanta Hawks have reportedly assigned Mike Muscala to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA D-League. Mike Muscala is reportedly headed back to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA D-League. The AJC's Chris Vivlamore reports that Muscala will be in uniform for tonight's game against the Westchester Knicks. Hawks have assigned Mike Muscala to Fort Wayne. Will play tonight. Adreian Payne will play tonight for Austin. #ATLHawks — Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) December 19, 2014 Muscala spent a two-game stint with the Mad Ants earlier this season and averaged 13.5 points and nine...
Plain Dealer 1 min ago
Cleveland Cavaliers, Brooklyn Nets, Dec. 19, 2014 (slideshow)

Cleveland Cavaliers, Brooklyn Nets, Dec. 19, 2014 (slideshow)

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Plain Dealer photographers are at Quicken Loans Arena tonight as the Cleveland Cavaliers face the Brooklyn Nets. The gallery will be updated throughout the game. Check back for all the action....
Canis Hoopus 1 hour ago

Timberwolves at Celtics Game Thread

With both teams trading away veteran starters in the last 24 hours, the Wolves visit the Celtics in a rebuilidng match. Wolves at Celtics6:30 pm CSTFS North Both the Wolves and Celtics have traded away veteran starters in the last 24 hours, cementing their status as "re-building" franchises. Whatever that means. What it certainly means is that these are two pretty lousy teams. The Celtics traded away their star point guard, Rajon Rondo, yesterday to the Dallas Mavericks for some picks and parts, while the Wolves moved Corey Brewer to Houston this afternoon for three point specialist Troy...

More Atlantic Rumors & News

Nets not very good, but likely good enough

CLEVELAND -- The Brooklyn Nets can shop their stars and try to retool on the fly. They can lose nearly every game they play against opponents with records of .500 or better. They can experiment with lineups and rotations. And they can take all the time in the world trying to get acclimated to new coach Lionel Hollins' system. Because given the state of the Eastern Conference at this juncture, the Nets are going to make the playoffs. It's almost as if they’d have to try to miss them.

Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks about the Rondo trade 12-19-14

Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks with MFB about Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and how this will have an effect on the Celtics rebuild process

W2W4: C's vs. Wolves (Game 24 of 82)

The Boston Celtics (9-14, 6-8 home) host the Minnesota Timberwolves (5-19, 2-9 away) on Friday night at TD Garden (7:30 p.m., CSN). Here's what to watch for: • Post-trade fallout: Celtics coach Brad Stevens talked Thursday about the difficulty in getting his team to focus even as trade rumors swirled around his team. Now Stevens must figure out how to keep his team on task in the aftermath of Thursday's trade, even when all the talk is likely to focus on a player that's no longer here in Rajon Rondo.

Celts assistant McCarty gets charge dismissed

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- Boston Celtics assistant coach Walter McCarty has agreed to pay more than $20,000 to a contractor for the purchase and installation of kitchen cabinets, and in exchange a larceny charge will be dismissed. The MetroWest Daily News reports that under a deal reached in court Thursday, the 40-year-old McCarty has until Dec. 31 to pay the money. Prosecutors say McCarty ordered more than $30,000 worth of cabinetry for the home he's building in Wayland.

New Celtics choose jersey numbers

The Boston Celtics announced the jersey numbers for their latest acquisitions: • Brandan Wright: 12 • Jameer Nelson: 28 • Jae Crowder: 99 Crowder is only the third player to wear No. 99 in team history and first since Darko Milicic. Nelson is first to wear No. 28 since Mickael Pietrus. Wright takes the digits from departed Dwight Powell. [Basketball Reference: Celtics number register]

MacMullan: Rondo leaves complicated legacy

He wasn't just KG and Pierce and Ray's little brother -- he was yours, too. When Rajon Rondo arrived in Boston, with that spindly body and those giant grizzly bear mitts, he was only 20 years old but already oozing intrigue. Even though he spent a chunk of his rookie season playing behind Sebastian Telfair -- Sebastian Telfair! -- the kid conjured up at least one play every week that made you exclaim, "Whoa.'' A no-look bounce pass. A deft steal in backcourt that was equally electric for his team and demoralizing for the unsuspecting opponent.

C's to face national TV Rondo

NBA TV announced Friday that is has added the Jan. 2 game between the Dallas Mavericks and Boston Celtics, which should serve as Rajon Rondo's first game against his former team. It'll also be the first time that Boston will be on the other side of national TV Rondo. Rondo has long saved his best performances for the national stage.
Boston Herald 17 hours ago
Critical points in time

Critical points in time

Rajon Rondo was anything but dull during his career with the Celtics. Now that he’s been traded to the Mavericks, here’s a quick look at some of his best and worst moments in green.TOP 5 RONDO MOMENTS
Boston Herald 18 hours ago
Buckley: Rajon Rondo latest to leave Boston

Buckley: Rajon Rondo latest to leave Boston

Rajon Rondo is a fine basketball player who has an eye for the spotlight, if not always the basket. He’s a flashy player who brings added sizzle to the biggest of the big games, and now he’s headed to the Dallas Mavericks, a playoff-bound team with an expectation of making regular appearances on national television come springtime.

Atlantic Player News

  • 6 Jameer Nelson

    Jameer Nelson

    Nelson goes from contending to rebuilding

  • 5 Brandan Wright

    Brandan Wright

    The case for Brandan Wright: one of the league's most efficient big men

  • 4 Jae Crowder

    Jae Crowder

    Mavericks could finalize Rajon Rondo trade by Thursday night

  • 3 Carmelo Anthony

    Carmelo Anthony

    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban appears in New Yorker’s Bar-Mitzvah video along with Carmelo Anthony

  • 1 Sergey Karasev

    Sergey Karasev

    Karasev to sit against the Raptors

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