8:34 AM EDT, Sat November 01, 2014
NetsDaily 7 hours ago

Nets try to bounce back in Detroit

That didn't go particularly well. With a new coach, some new players, and an opponent that doesn't figure to be great on offense this year, the Nets got obliterated by the Boston Celtics on Opening Night. Admittedly, it's only one game out of a long 82 game season, but the Nets definitely have some things they need to work on. Waiting for the Brooklyn Nets will be the Detroit Pistons. The Pistons have gotten off to a slow start, losing to Denver and Minnesota on the road. This is the third game four nights for the Pistons, but more importantly, it's the home opener. With new coach Stan Van...

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Celtics sign up for grit, teamwork

In recent seasons, the Boston Celtics have followed a common NBA practice and installed a pull-down screen to hide their locker room whiteboard from prying eyes. But there's a new sign in the team's locker room this season that's been positioned with every intention of being seen. On it are five declarations that second-year coach Brad Stevens hopes his team will remember as they head to the court. The sign reads: WE WILL   (1) Sprint to set OUR defense.

Frazier, McGruder, Watford to Maine

The Boston Celtics assigned training camp invitees Tim Frazier, Rodney McGruder and Christian Watford to the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League on Friday. Each team can assign up to four players this season. Frazier, McGruder and Watford were all camp cuts who spent time with Boston with the expectation they would sign in Maine. Bios from the Red Claws: Frazier, a 6-1 guard out of Penn State University, averaged 14.9 points and a Big Ten-leading 5.
Boston Globe 15 hours ago

Paul Pierce Dressed as Captain America For Halloween, Continuing His Streak of Great Costumes

Paul Pierce is showing off some impressive Halloween game yet again this year, dressing up as Captain America this time around.

Babb to camp with Claws

Chris Babb, a casualty of Boston's bloated roster, will camp with the team's Development League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws, after being assigned as a returning player. Babb, a final camp cut last season, appeared in 33 games for Maine before being signed by Boston to provide late-season depth. Babb spent the summer working with the Celtics, but was cut again in late September after the team's roster bloated following a trade with the Cavaliers.
Boston Herald Oct 31, 2014
Celtics Notebook: Green ready to build off opening win

Celtics Notebook: Green ready to build off opening win

WALTHAM — In a one-game snapshot, Rajon Rondo is the clear front-runner for MVP consideration, the Celtics offense cannot be stopped, and the depth of the roster is so deep coach Brad Stevens can throw a player in anywhere and that player will produce in double-figure scoring.If this was the NFL, where so much is learned and dissected after one game, those snap judgments might hold for a while.The reality is that it is not.

C's rookie leaves opponents Smarting

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Back in late June, Marcus Smart's mother, Camellia, was sitting inside the Boston Celtics' suburban practice facility wearing a homemade T-shirt with her son's name and number on it, proudly describing how, despite routine dialysis appointments, she had only missed two of his college home games at Oklahoma State. A reporter wondered if she'd be able to make the long trek from her home in Flower Mound, Texas to watch her son play as a pro in Boston, and Camellia was adamant that she would.

Practice: Wallace and the rotation

Chris Forsberg/ESPN BostonThe last players on the practice court on Thursday included Phil Pressey and Brandon Bass. WALTHAM, Mass. -- Boston Celtics guard/forward Gerald Wallace received a minor knee injection and sat out practice Thursday, but coach Brad Stevens said it would not impact his availability moving forward. The 32-year-old Wallace did not play in Wednesday's season-opening win over the Brooklyn Nets, but Stevens has maintained an open dialogue with Wallace about his role on this team since the start of training camp.

Video: Glimpse inside the Garden

BOSTON -- A glimpse inside TD Garden as the Boston Celtics hosted the Brooklyn Nets in Wednesday's season-opener: PREGAME VIDEO STARTING LINEUPS
Boston Herald Oct 30, 2014

Celtics rookie Smart ready to hit the ground running

The Boston Celtics chose Marcus Smart as their first pick in the 2014 NBA draft, but they didn’t necessarily pick him to replace Rajon Rondo. And nobody understands that better than Marcus Smart himself.The sixth pick overall, Smart enters the NBA light years ahead of most rookies in terms of maturity and confidence. Though some are quick to say he’s not a great shooter, others, such as SI’s Chris Mannix, are calling him “The next great perimeter defender.”Regardless, this is what the Celtics have been waiting for; a difference maker.
Boston Globe Oct 30, 2014

Rajon Rondo Gives KG a Taste of Gino Time in Dominating Win over Nets

Rajon Rondo made sure old friend Kevin Garnett got the chance to see Gino this time around after the Celtics dominated KG and his Brooklyn Nets teammates all over the floor in a 121-105 blowout win.

Rajon Rondo makes all the difference

BOSTON -- One hour and 45 minutes before game time, Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens finally made it official by announcing Rajon Rondo would play in his team's season opener after all. Stevens then was asked how Rondo's presence would alter the game plan. "It doesn't change anything," Stevens said. Ah, Coach, we disagree. Everything changed once No. 9 padded his left hand, slipped on a sleek black sleeve and commenced his assault on the Brooklyn Nets.
Newark Star-Ledger Oct 30, 2014

Brooklyn Nets fall to Boston Celtics in Rajon Rondo's return, 121-105

Rajon Rondo returned from a broken hand and had 13 points, 12 assists and seven rebounds ain the season opener Wednesday night to help the Boston Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets 121-105.
Boston Herald Oct 30, 2014
Marcus Smart idea to become Celtics leader

Marcus Smart idea to become Celtics leader

It’s an intangible Marcus Smart possesses and one that has been praised again and again by people who have watched him play in college and during his short time with the Celtics:Leadership.It’s what he will need to have at the NBA level as he becomes a focal point of the Celtics’ rebuilding process this season and beyond. He already has a good head start, according to one of his teammates at Oklahoma State.

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