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Celtics talked with Rockets, Lakers, did drive-by's with the Kings and Nets. But teams believed Boston was focused on the Dallas offer.
Pau looks just a tad younger in this picture. http://t.co/Irh7GOH2SC
As the last 24 hours unfolded, rival execs got a strong sense Boston was locked in on dealing with Dallas. Other talks to drive up price.
After playing Brandan Wright this year, Stevens told front office he considers big man undervalued.
Stevens says all 3 new acquisitions are here in Boston and finishing mandatory physicals. None of them are available for tonight's game.
All three acquired players are in town. "All three of them have roles on this team," Stevens said. They won't play tonight.
Stevens responding with fire. Backs Rondo to the end. Adds, "I'm excited about the guys we have in the locker room." Vows club will compete.
Stevens: "This team is gonna prepare every day to win. We're ready to compete. Verbal leadership may have to be taken by younger guys."
Marcus Smart available tonight for a Celtics team now without Rajon Rondo
Stevens on Smart: "He still has to progress. He is available tonight." Stevens emphasizes that Smart needs to be consistent game-to-game.
Spoelstra on Granger, "He looked better today in the shootaround."
Stevens doesn't know how PG situation will unfold. Said Marcus Smart has to get healthy first and stay that way. He's available tonight.
Rookie point guard Marcus Smart is available for tonight's game vs. Minnesota.
Here's your one-stop on the Celtics' draft picks the next three years. Yes, there will be a quiz later. http://t.co/zIpQZBrLVo
Marcus Smart is available tonight.
Brad Steven on if he felt Rondo was ever conflicted about his desire to stay in Boston. "Never. Not from him."
Stevens on Rondo's reputation: "He never looked disengaged. Credit to him, he was always a part of the team and did his best."
Did Stevens ever get a sense Rondo was divided on staying? "Never. Not from him. ... He never looked disengaged."
David Blatt confirms that Mike Miller will get his first start of season for Cleveland. Shawn Marion to the bench.
Bit of a delay, physicals, Fri afternoon traffic etc... So Rondo press conference looking more like 5pm
Stevens said Celtics gathered to discuss how appreciative they were of Rondo. And now they have to focus on the team in the locker room.
Mike Miller is in for Cleveland
Brad Stevens: "We wish Rajon Rondo nothing but the best and we're thankful for what he did for this organization." http://t.co/Szpazw1LEF
Stevens: "We're excited to welcome Jameer, Brandan and Jae. All three come highly recommended as people and as basketball players."
Stevens: "We wish Rondo nothing but the best, and are thankful for what he meant to this organization."
Stevens: "We're really thankful for what he meant to this organization."
Stevens: “We all feel like Rajon had a tremendous impact on this organization, on this city. We wish him nothing but the best."
Stevens: "We all feel like Rajon had a tremendous impact on the organization, and the city... To a man, we wish him nothing but the best."
Brad Stevens: "Rondo was a championship member of the Celtics. To a man, we wish him nothing but the best."
We mentioned earlier today Marlins are looking to trade McGehee after getting Prado. Fox reports Marlins now talking to Giants about McGehee
Big contrast in styles tonight. Hornets slow pace/low turnover. Sixers high pace/high turnover.
Rondo/Powell press conference about to get underway. Quotes forthcoming...
Quin Snyder's big message pregame was "GUARD THE BALL" in change from last game v. Orlando
Clifford has talked for a while about finding MKG some minutes at power forward when the matchup allows.
I don't even know what that means, but that's awesome.
Again: This isn't considered a serious sprain for Kevin Durant. Lightly limped out of arena last night. No boot. Should return soon.
Good to see Kendrick Perkins is still the spokesperson for Rajon Rondo. Perk, remember, kick started the Rondo-CP3 rivalry a few years back.
Evan Turner will start the first post-Rondo game at point guard for the Celtics tonight.
Look for P.J. Hairston to play some tonight and for MKG to play some power forward against a small, quick opponent.
Marcus Thornton, James Young, Jameer Nelson, Jae Crowder, Brandan Wright all out for Boston tonight. Celtics will play with 10.
This will be Kevin Durant's 18th missed game this season. Missed 16 total in his previous seven years.
Looks like Jeff Taylor will be activated tonight. First time in nearly a year following the Achilles injury.
King Rice said the original plan was to have everyone back for practice on Christmas night, but that was (wisely) changed.
Kevin Durant (right ankle sprain) will NOT play against the Lakers tonight. He remains day-to-day.
Kevin Durant is out tonight against the Lakers with a right ankle sprain. He'll be re-evaluated tomorrow to see if he can go Sunday.
Monmouth hosts St. Francis on the 23rd, everyone leaves, then comes back on the 26th. Hawks host Rutgers at the MAC on the 28th.
John Henson flying to L.A. today to join Bucks and will be listed as questionable for Sat. game vs. Clippers.
Interesting to see how Jimmy Butler & Iman Shumpert both entered the NBA at same time and yet only one has seen his career take off.
How much time Monmouth was going to get off around Christmas has been a topic of conversation after last season's debacle against Wagner.
It's safe to say that Rajon Rondo will be one of the most highly sought-after free agents in the NBA next summer.
Portland State’s motto: “Let Knowledge Serve the City” …. does university pres. Wim Wiewel know about it?
Dirk on Rondo: "We got to keep moving and get used to probably some crazy passes that we haven’t seen around here in awhile."
Griz announce they have re-assigned Jarnell Stokes to Iowa Energy
"He’s a one-man fast break. He gets the ball out in transition, always has his head up, can make any pass in the game." -- Tyson on Rondo
Chandler Parsons on Rajon Rondo: "I think we’ll feed off of each other and make the game easy for each other. I think it’s a perfect it.”
"Anytime you can bring in an elite point guard like him, it’s going to be beneficial to your team.'' -- Chandler Parsons on Rajon Rondo
Young Pau. http://t.co/3ZHeb9YkYn
Meet the longest tenured Celtic, Avery Bradley, drafted in 2010. http://t.co/VWUduDMkMQ
From Elias: Bucks had NEVER won a road game (0-27) when under 50% FG and under 30 REB before Thursday in Sacramento.
J.J. Redick on Rondo trade: "It’s just another dynamic player on a very good team already, so it makes it more competitive for sure."
J.J. Redick: "You always have to wait and see, but Rondo’s figured it out. He’s 1 of the smartest players in the league and uber competitive
BBL. Sheffield Sharks 69 Glasgow Rocks 55
I'm giving away Free haircuts 4 boys 12 & under 2morrow n Newark, NJ. 11 am-4 pm. $5 for 13 yrs old & over. http://t.co/ZCh5X8QXaI
Chris Paul on Rajon Rondo trade: "It doesn’t mean anything until you see how a team plays."
Pretty sure Donnie Walsh isn't on Twitter and I'm positive he'd never respond like that to criticism.
Dirk on Rondo: "Anytime you have a chance to grab a top point guard in this league, you got to go for it.''
Phil should remember one thing; Charles Barkley always kills the Knicks. And this year, more than ever before, the criticism is valid.
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Talked to Chris Paul about Rondo trade and he mentioned when Pau Gasol went to Lakers. Sure he remembers when Gasol nearly left too.
House of LeBron. http://t.co/DFeDcvOpe6
That said, Wagner may be 2-6 this season, but tomorrow is a game Wagner believes it's going to win. It's a certainty
Ahead of Monmouth-Wagner tomorrow, a stat: Hawks are 0-5 (0-4 in NEC-play) against Wagner under King Rice. Last year was a rock fight, 59-52
Half-kidding Dirk on Rajon Rondo meshing with Mavs' high-powered O: "Find me a lot on the offensive end and he’ll be OK."
Tyson Chandler on maybe more minutes: "I’m cussing [coach] every time I come off floor anyways. Maybe I can save a couple of curse words."
Haven't run into any Australians yet today, but it's still early.
Panathinaikos-Barcelona resuming after the bomb threat
Mike Miller would be a good move. But I think he's a band-aid. The Cavs have a question at SG that I don't think can be answered internally
JV remains terrible at hiding his emotions, which is both endearing and perhaps not ideal.
Re-reading my Oct. 2012 profile of JV. "Sometimes I get pissed off at myself because I'm not doing well on the court or in life."
There are two NBA teams getting less production than the Cavs from the shooting guard position: Sacramento and Philadelphia.
Going on the record now as believing that Drew Stanton will play on Sunday.
Twitter wars are funny.
Is it me or does the Raptors new look compare similarly to the Nets logo? Just sayin .
In the air http://t.co/kWr1I7z2U6
2 FT for Pilepic and 67-70! 6'' and Obradovic calls time out.
When someone tells Rondo they can beat him at Connect 4 https://t.co/rqvavtNvAG
Hopefully a big benefit to adding Brewer will be to slightly reduce minutes for Ariza (2nd in league), Harden (5th). Both playing too many.
Opinion on branding.
Sun poking through in Portland as the idiot dark clouds move back south. Great day!
"Actually, it's about ethics in games journalism." https://t.co/rqvavtNvAG
Love that Redskins PR/web site gets its jollies off tweeting transactions/injury updates six minutes before sending a press release. Scoops!
The game at OAKA may restart in 15 minutes after the bomb threat
All work before we play http://t.co/HwfrAbNHzV
He looks thrilled. https://t.co/rqvavtNvAG
The status of Kevin Durant on the other hand is up in the air. Durant is said to be a game-time decision.
Got my Wilt Chamberlain stamps today. Had to wait in line behind 20,000 women.
BBL. Leeds Force 56 Newcastle Eagles 93, Surrey United 56 Leicester Riders 85, Worcester Wolves 70 London Lions 75
Rondo press conference going to be on NBA TV?
Panathinaikos-FC Barcelona stopped because someone said there is a bomb in OAKA ready to explode in a hour?
I like the Brewer trade a lot for Houston because it allows them to use Harden at point or Ariza at power forward more often.
Corey said he never asked or wanted a trade, despite the way this season is turning out for Wolves
Inside sources say Rockets made trade just so Corey would stop putting 51 up against them
Doc Gooden "Mr. Dwight on the windshield of your Z20 Camaro...w bunny rabbits painted on both sides. Oh, and the big fuzzy dice"
Pretty likely Brewer negotiated deal w/ Rockets over what they'd pay him next year if he opts out this summer. Rockets sought that, I'm sure
Daniels can shoot it and wolves badly need that.
The Warriors are a win away from 23-3, which is the record the 72-win Chicago Bulls and Steve Kerr began with in 1995-96.
Portland State… get yourself over to the NAIA title game and see if there weren’t a few HS kids who could play in this state.
“Anytime you have a chance to grab a top point guard in this league, you got to go for it.'' -- Dirk on Rondo
Just updated blog w/ pick info: Wolves get Kings' 2015 2nd rounder (as long as it doesn't fall picks 50-60) and Houston's own 2nd in 2016
The NFL fined Santana Moss $22,050 for his unsportsmanlike conduct penalty and disqualification on Sunday, according to the league.
5 points game (53-48) in Berlin after Delas scoring for 2! http://t.co/tjIdwmfu8a
Clippers getting a look tonight at a player they should target in trade: Wilson Chandler.
Tough to say goodbye to Brewer, a consummate pro who set good example. But injuries forced wolves' hand. Youth movement in full effect.
Alex King is out of the game because of a problem with his hand! http://t.co/1DyxEd0SGE
Not a big Brewer guy, but he'll fit well in Houston, and Rox need depth badly. I like them going wing over big (B. Bass).
Brewer cited all kinds of Houston connections: JB Bickerstaff worked him out in '07, Buckner was vet on his rookie team, Dunn an asst here
Southern Oregon chopping wood right now in the NAIA title game… up 24-7 in the first half.
Daniels is signed for $816K this season and $947K next season
Last night during interviews, bars of CoCo were intermittently sung. Rebellious jokesters, those Warriors.
Warriors tried to play CoCo after a win on the road trip & PR who turned down volume hilariously was greeted of questions of "Who you with?"