7:54 PM EDT, Fri September 19, 2014

Green: Trying to take next step as leader

BOSTON -- When Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green was asked about some extended summer stubble dangling from his chin, team president Rich Gotham playfully interjected that he must be going for a "Bill Russell look." Chris Forsberg/ESPN BostonCeltics team president Rich Gotham, Jeff Green, and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at an education event in Mattapan.Green, who returned to the area this week to start ramping up towards the start of Celtics training camp later this month, joined Gotham and U.
Boston Globe Sep 17, 2014

Age Don't Lie: Rasheed Wallace is 40-Years-Old Today

The magnificent Rasheed Wallace turned 40-years-old Thursday

Zeller eager to earn starting center role

LOWELL, Mass. -- Four days before his July wedding, Tyler Zeller learned that he had been traded to the Boston Celtics. He phoned his wife-to-be, Caitlyn, who was too busy preparing for the big day to answer her phone. Chris Forsberg/ESPN BostonTyler Zeller delivers a donation from the Celtics to the Merrimack Valley Food Bank."She was getting her hair done -- a practice 'do or whatever -- and her mom picked up. I was like, ‘I need to talk to my fiancé,’" explained Zeller.
Boston Globe Sep 16, 2014

Paul Pierce in a Wizards Jersey? Woof

Don't look now, but there's Paul Pierce sporting a Washington Wizards jersey.

#NBARank: Babb + Bogans at tail end

Boston Celtics guards Chris Babb (No. 499) and Keith Bogans (462) are among those at the tail end of ESPN.com's annual ranking of the league's 500 players. Babb, with a rating of 1.31, creeps on the list a spot ahead of Indiana's Shayne Whittington. After starting last season in the D-League, Babb can take solace in simply being on the list after finishing the 2013-14 season with Boston. His ranking only hammers home his long odds to stick on Boston's overcrowded roster.
Boston Globe Sep 12, 2014

Hawks GM Danny Ferry Taking Indefinite Leave of Absence

Hawks GM Danny Ferry will be on an indefinite leave of absence from the team in the wake of inflammatory comments read by Ferry pertaining to free agent forward Luol Deng
Boston Globe Sep 11, 2014

Paul George Apologizes for Insensitive Twitter Rant on Ray Rice, Domestic Violence

Paul George sparked outrage across social media Thursday morning for his tweets on Ray Rice and domestic violence, which have now been deleted.

Will C's be more watchable than we think?

As part of its 2014-15 season preview countdown, USA Today is ranking the 30 NBA teams based on watchability. The Boston Celtics landed at No. 29, just one spot in front of the basement-dwelling Philadelphia 76ers. It's not hard to understand Boston's low position. You have a rebuilding team coming off a 25-win season that made only minor tweaks this offseason. Heck, the NBA schedule-makers seem to agree with the rankings considering Boston landed only one national TV game -- an unremarkable mid-January tilt with the Atlanta Hawks.

Grantland: C's 2nd in Court Power Rankings

Grantland ranked all 30 NBA teams by their court design and we've got good news and bad news for fans of the Boston Celtics. The good news? Boston ranked No. 2 in the power rankings. Writes curator Zach Lowe: "The parquet looks nice even without the history, and we can’t penalize Boston just because you could purchase actual pieces of the floor where things like “Havlicek stole the ball!” actually happened. The logo, designed by Red Auerbach’s brother Zang, has stood the test of time; even the Celtics’ new alternate logo is just a white silhouetting of the original.
Boston Globe Sep 9, 2014

Celtics Rank A Disappointing 24th in ESPN's Future Power Rankings

The future of the Boston Celtics may not be looking so great after all, as an ESPN panel placed the Celtics at 24th in its NBA Future Power Rankings.

Insider: C's 24th in Future Rankings

ESPN Insider projected the future success of all 30 NBA teams based on a five-category ranking system -- players, management, market, draft, and money -- and the Boston Celtics landed 24th overall. A snippet from Insider's Kevin Pelton: "Our panel certainly isn't sold on the Celtics' talent, ranking the team 29th in players. To improve that score, Boston will need recent draft picks Kelly Olynyk and Jared Sullinger to take a major step in their development.
Boston Globe Sep 8, 2014

Atlanta Hawks Owner Selling Team After Racist Email Surfaces

The discovery of a 2012 internal email containing racist comments written by Robert Levenson has led to the Atlanta Hawks co-owner announcing he will sell his stake in the franchise.

McCarty says C's staff prepared for new year

BOSTON -- This time last year, members of Brad Stevens' coaching staff were scrambling to simply get to know each other and prep for the start of the new head coach's first training camp. This time around, there's a lot more continuity and an understanding of everyone's responsibilities. "We’ve just all been on the same page," said assistant coach Walter McCarty. "I thought we did a really good job last season coming together, getting to know each other before the season, and getting our assignments and learning how to work together.

Sullinger, Turner finally set to team up

BOSTON -- Jared Sullinger will always wonder what might have been if Evan Turner had returned for his senior season at Ohio State. evanalmighty12 on InstagramEvan Turner and Jared Sullinger will finally get to be teammates in Boston.Sullinger sounds fairly certain that the Buckeyes would have competed for a national championship. Even after Turner leaped to the NBA, Ohio State won its first 24 games of that 2010-11 season and earned the top seed in the East before being upset by Kentucky in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament.

Celtics prez Gotham preaches optimism

BOSTON -- Boston Celtics team president Rich Gotham still shudders when he reflects on sitting in the lottery war room in late May when the team's draft fate was determined and dreams of a top pick were dashed. While pleading for patience as part of the team's current rebuilding process, he's not bashful in admitting that he hopes that both he and the team can avoid the lottery process again for the foreseeable future. And three months after the ping-pong balls defied Boston, and a couple months since Boston plucked Marcus Smart (6th) and James Young (17th) in the 2014 draft, Gotham...

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