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November 14, 2014 Updates

Granted Rajon Rondo is a point guard and Paul Pierce a small forward, but the new Celtics captain passed his predecessor for fourth on the team’s career assists list in 644 fewer games. After stealing the ball from Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love, Rondo found Kelly Olynyk for a layup 1:27 into the contest, recording his first assist of Friday’s game and the 4,306th of his nine-year career in Boston. Pierce amassed his 4,305 assists in 1,102 games over 15 seasons on the Celtics. Rondo still trails Larry Bird (5,695 assists in 870 games), John Havlicek (6,114 in 1,270) and Bob Cousy (6,945 in 917) on the career list. Judging by the company he keeps, Rondo’s not so bad. WEEI.com

Garnett declined comment when asked if he’d be interested in finishing his playing career with the Timberwolves or with his former Celtics coach Doc Rivers with the Los Angeles Clippers, but the future is never far from his mind. “If you have an opportunity to do what you love, then do it,” Garnett said. “I never want to cut any opportunity short or shut the door on another opportunity. If I’m able to contribute something of value and that value turns into something and I’m able to turn nothing into something, yeah that’s opportunity.” Yahoo! Sports

Love said he was unclear whether Boston ever qualified as a realistic possibility over the summer. “I don’t know. It’s tough because I wasn’t a free agent last summer,” he said. “Potential to be a free agent this summer or next. It’s just one of those things. It’s obviously a tremendous city; people love it here. Basketball and sports in general are huge here. But it’s been fantastic being a part of the Cavaliers now. We have a team that’s formidable, has a big presence, and we see a lot of you guys (media) on a daily basis.” Booth Newspapers

November 13, 2014 Updates

When told about Perkins' comments, Rondo said his stance now is no different than it was on media day in September. "The fans, the people here make me want to stay," Rondo said at that time. "The organization has been great. I can't say enough about Danny (Ainge, Boston's president of basketball operations) and Wyc (Grousbeck who co-owns the team), but when I walk down the street the fans have embraced me from Day One. These people know the game; you can't fool them. The love I get is kind of overwhelming. I want to stay here." CSNNE.com

But as far as Rondo staying, Perkins elaborated on why he thinks that's the best move for his good friend and former teammate. "I think it's a perfect situation for him," Perkins said. "He's got a good group of guys around him. Good young coach. It's his team. He's able to play the way he's capable of playing. He's averaging almost a triple-double. He's got good talent around him. (Jared) Sullinger, Jeff (Green), ... the young kid with the long hair (Kelly Olynyk) ... he's got some talent around him. I think he wants to stay. I think he should." CSNNE.com

Perkins, who was traded to Oklahoma City in 2011 in a deal that netted Boston Jeff Green, also wouldn't rule out a return to the team that drafted him out of high school in 2003. "If the opportunity presented itself, I would," Perkins said. "But you never know. It's not on me. I have to be wanted, to come back." CSNNE.com

Jeff Green broke up the media scrum before the game to give his former coach, Scott Brooks, a hug. “Been a long time since I’ve seen you,” Green told Brooks. “How you been?” “Been good,” Brooks told him. “Shooting a lot of threes, aren’t you?” “Yeah,” Green shot back. “Don’t leave me open. It’s going to continue to go up.” Boston Globe

November 12, 2014 Updates
November 11, 2014 Updates

THE TOP 50 PLAYERS IN CELTICS HISTORY

How bright is Boston's history? Well, the first 19 players in the list won NBA titles with the team.

   

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