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November 22, 2014 Updates

He is playing at a level that if he were to opt out of his contract at the end of this season, he would be among the more sought-after free agents. A league executive told CSNNE.com on Saturday that the market for Green is as strong, "if not stronger", than it is for Rajon Rondo, who will be an unrestricted free agent this summer. "They're two totally different players and their roles with a team are different, too," he said. "But Green can do a lot of things to help just about any team, as long as you're not making him the guy you build around. Green's the guy you add to the guy you're trying to build around." CSNNE.com

It was Boston's fourth loss in their past five games, and the disappointment from such setbacks is shifting towards frustration for Green. "All-time high" was how Green described his frustration level to Comcast SportsNet New England's Abby Chin. Green added, "I'm tired of losing." CSNNE.com

A. Sherrod Blakely: #Celtics Vitor Faverani (knee) says no timetable for his return. Says there has been no talks about him being out all season. #Celticstalk Twitter @SherrodbCSN

Chris Forsberg: Vitor Faverani in good spirits, but unable to do much (bike, swim). No timetable, just waiting for knee to feel better. Twitter @ESPNForsberg

November 21, 2014 Updates
November 20, 2014 Updates

As Boston Celtics star Rajon Rondo sat next to assistant coach Darren Erman, a reporter decided to put Rondo on the spot: What’s the smartest thing Erman has ever told you? The question came in a half-joking tone, but Rondo, after finishing practice Thursday afternoon at FedExForum, responded with the utmost praise. “He’s the best guy in the league to me as far as scouting reports,” Rondo said. “I call him Baby Thibodeau. Thibs is the best at it, to me, defensively. He’s the best defensive coach I’ve ever played for. (Erman is) pretty much a miniature Thibodeau.” Booth Newspapers

These are the questions that may come to define the Celtics' season, or at least the period between now and the Feb. 20 trade deadline. Rival executives say that Ainge has been firm in his stance that Rondo will not be dealt. But many of those same executives believe that Ainge has to trade Rondo, to avoid losing him for nothing next summer. "They're definitely bravely saying they won't trade him at this point," said one general manager, who nevertheless added, "I definitely think it's the right thing to trade him. I think Danny knows it." Bleacher Report

November 19, 2014 Updates

Rondo's representatives are said to be pursuing a max contract—five years and an estimated $106 million if he stays in Boston, four years and about $79 million if he signs elsewhere. His resume justifies the demand. Rondo has been one of the NBA's top point guards for the last seven years, and one of the few who can dominate a game with his passing alone. Bleacher Report

Or could Rondo take a leap of faith on the Celtics next summer, in the belief that he'll attract the help he needs? "Philosophically, we know who the players are, we know who the guys are that we would love to get," Ainge told Bleacher Report. "But we also know that certain players don't make as much of a difference. We can't sell our stockpile of assets just to appease one player. We've got to be smart in rebuilding. And we do have to remain patient. And yet at the same time, be ready to jump into the fray and pay a high price for special players, transcendent players." Bleacher Report

November 18, 2014 Updates

Maybe it’s their youth, but the Celtics did their best to remain upbeat in the aftermath. Jared Sullinger said, “Confidence is the least of our worries,” echoing Rondo’s pleas that Boston will find a way to start winning these sorts of games. “We have a lot of young talented guys that listen very well and play hard,” Rondo said. “What more could you ask for?” ESPN.com

Green has displayed jaw-dropping athleticism on many of his plays this season, specifically getting into the lane for powerful dunks, and on LeBron-esque chase down blocks. Green doesn’t feel he has done anything differently this season during his hot start, though. “I’m just doing the same thing and that’s just being aggressive. There’s no difference,” said Green, after the demoralizing loss to Phoenix. WEEI.com

Zeller played a season-high 27 minutes off the bench for Boston, scoring 19 points (8-for-9 from the field), a season-high, and grabbing 7 rebounds, tied for a season-high. He also added three assists. Zeller has seen his minutes increase as of late, as he's hit double-digit minutes in his last five games, and at least 15 minutes in his last four. "Much more comfortable," Zeller said of how he feels on the court. "I think I'm starting to figure out my teammates as well as my teammates figuring out what I want to do, where I want the ball. They do a great job of getting the ball to me all the time and making my job easy." CSNNE.com

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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