Ainge: Deal with Clippers is 'dead'
By Corey BourassaAfter days of back and forth negotiations on a blockbuster trade that would send head coach Doc Rivers and players to the Los Angeles Clippers, Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge told the Boston Globe on Tuesday morning that the deal is "dead." The proposed deal would have sent Rivers, Garnett and either Courtney Lee or Jason Terry to Los Angeles for center DeAndre Jordan, forward Caron Butler and a first-round draft pick. On Monday, the Celtics reportedly asked for a second first-round draft pick but the Clippers believed that package was too stee... Celtics Blog | Providence Journal
Where the pre-draft workouts rank
The Boston Celtics worked out 12 players during pre-draft sessions over the past two days at their training facility in Waltham. A look at where those prospects currently sit on colleague Chad Ford's Top 100 rankings and his projections for each player: The Celtics have only one pick in this year's draft, No. 16, and traded away a pair of second-round picks to Portland as part of the three-team sign-and-trade swap that delivered Courtney Lee last summer. Boston Celtics Blog | ESPN Boston
Report Card: Courtney Lee
Jared Wickerham/Getty ImagesCourtney Lee's season didn't play out as he expected.After the Boston Celtics' 2012-13 campaign met an untimely end, we've busted out our red pens and assigned grades to each player based on their individual performances this season. This is the 13th in a series of end-of-the-season report cards: Player: Courtney Lee 2012-13 averages: 7.8 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 1.8 apg, 24.9 mpg, 46.4 FG%, 37.2 3PT% 2012-13 salary: $5 million Season in a paragraph: Despite limited offseason resources last summer, the Celtics worked a creative three-team sign-and-trade deal that sent out f... Boston Celtics Blog | ESPN Boston
Lineup Watch: First sub is first-rate
On Sunday, we documented Chris Wilcox's elevated play since the trade deadline. One of the big questions facing Wilcox after the team traded away Jason Collins was whether he could raise his production as the first sub, fetching Kevin Garnett five minutes into the first quarter. Early returns are extremely encouraging for Boston. Over the past four games since the trade deadline, a Wilcox lineup playing alongside four starters in Avery Bradley, Courtney Lee, Paul Pierce, and Brandon Bass, is the team's third-most commonly used lineup (11 minutes). Boston Celtics Blog | ESPN Boston
In February, he did it consistent-Lee
Brian Babineau/NBAE/Getty ImagesCourtney Lee came on strong in February.Between the Celtics winning seven of their first eight games in February, the All-Star break, the trade deadline, and the recent five-game road swing, Courtney Lee wasn't about to dominate the headlines, but the versatile guard just delivered arguably his finest month of the season. Like many on Boston's roster, Lee had struggled through waves of inconsistency, but February saw him deliver a consistently balanced game that featured season-highs in a wealth of statistical categories. Boston Celtics Blog | ESPN Boston
Trade winds: C's eye Evans?
From ESPN.com's Marc Stein: Latest word out of Boston: Celtics making deadline-day run at player they've pursued before ... Tyreke Evans— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 21, 2013 With Sacramento seemingly motivated to clean house, could the Celtics find a deal to bring in a talented guard that Danny Ainge has lusted over in the past? In order to take on Evans' $5.3 million salary, Boston would have to move a rotation player like Courtney Lee or Brandon Bass in return (potentially with a third team involved if the Kings desire a straight salary dump or future draft picks). Boston Celtics Blog | ESPN Boston