2:16 PM EDT, Sat August 30, 2014

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.

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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.

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.

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.
Boston Globe Aug 27, 2014

Why is Kobe Bryant Studying Paul Pierce's Game at Age 36?

Kobe Bryant is trying to adapt his game at age 36 and he's looking to an unlikely source for some help: long-time rival Paul Pierce.
Boston Globe Aug 27, 2014

Doc Rivers Signs Contract Extension With Clippers

Doc Rivers won’t have to deal with Donald Sterling for the next five years, but he’ll definitely still be with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Single-game tixs on sale Wednesday

Individual tickets for the Boston Celtics' 2014-15 home games go on sale on Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. Here's the press release from the team with info for those seeking tickets for the upcoming season: To secure seats for the most anticipated matchups of the season, including opening night against Kevin Garnett and the Brooklyn Nets, the return of LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, and a visit from the NBA champion San Antonio Spurs, fans can go to Celtics.

Summer Forecast: Biggest weakness

AP Photo/LM OteroCan the Celtics and Jeff Green turn those 2013-14 frowns upside down?Each weekday for a three-week span, our summer panel of prognosticators -- a motley crew featuring our friends in the Celtics blogging community -- will join forces to tell you how the 2014-15 season will play out for Boston. We'll gaze into our crystal balls and attempt to answer all your questions before this season's team even hits the floor together for the first time.
Boston Globe Aug 26, 2014

Celtics Individual Game Tickets To Go On Sale Wednesday

Individual game tickets for the Boston Celtics' 2014-15 home schedule will go on sale Wednesday morning at 11 a.m.
Boston Globe Aug 26, 2014

NBA Expanding Open Space on Baseline Following Paul George Injury

The NBA is expanding the amount of open space along the baseline in an effort to improve player safety following last month's gruesome injury to Paul George.

Summer Forecast: Biggest improvement

Stan Honda/AFP/The Celtics have plenty areas for potential improvement during the 2014-15 season.Each weekday for a three-week span, our summer panel of prognosticators -- a motley crew featuring our friends in the Celtics blogging community -- will join forces to tell you how the 2014-15 season will play out for Boston. We'll gaze into our crystal balls and attempt to answer all your questions before this season's team even hits the floor together for the first time.
Boston Globe Aug 25, 2014

Kobe Bryant Trash-Talked LeBron James Via Text Message After 'The Decision'

Kobe Bryant's trash talk doesn't stop during the offseason apparently. A new report indicates the Lakers' star took some shots at LeBron James via text in the summer of 2010.

Summer Forecast: Dates to circle

Brian Babineau/NBAE/LeBron James' return to Boston with the Cavaliers is a top date to circle this season.Each weekday for a three-week span, our summer panel of prognosticators -- a motley crew featuring our friends in the Celtics blogging community -- will join forces to tell you how the 2014-15 season will play out for Boston. We'll gaze into our crystal balls and attempt to answer all your questions before this season's team even hits the floor together for the first time.
Boston Globe Aug 23, 2014

It's Official: Kevin Love Has Been Traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers

The long rumored Kevin Love-Andrew Wiggins trade became official this afternoon as part of a larger three-team deal.

Video: Pags takes Ice Bucket Challenge

Steve Pagliuca completed his Ice Bucket Challenge and -- like co-owner Wyc Grousbeck before him -- enlisted the help of Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge and team captain Rajon Rondo (video courtesy of the Celtics):

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