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Marcus Smart is available tonight.
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
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."
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.
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."
Evan Turner will start the first post-Rondo game at point guard for the Celtics tonight.
Marcus Thornton, James Young, Jameer Nelson, Jae Crowder, Brandan Wright all out for Boston tonight. Celtics will play with 10.
Meet the longest tenured Celtic, Avery Bradley, drafted in 2010. http://t.co/VWUduDMkMQ
Everyone that covered Rondo over the past 9 seasons has a different take today, and that's what makes him such a fascinating subject.
Stevens says Wright, Nelson and Crowder might be in the building tonight, but won't be available to play.
Stevens cites Gerald Wallace as the guy who will fill the leadership void. God help us all.
Stevens says Rondo gave little indication of whether he was excited to go to Mavs or upset about leaving C's, which is so Rondo.
Stevens on Rondo: "I think he's going to a team he'll fit in great with and obviously has a chance to do something special."
Stevens met with Rondo shortly after the trade went down, thanked him for his service to the Celtics and wished him the best in Dallas.
On the bright side, there are 2 potential franchise cornerstone centers in the 2015 NBA draft: Duke's Jahlil Okafor & Kentucky's Karl Towns.
Here's the new player number rundown: Brandan Wright 12, Jae Crowder 99, Jameer Nelson 28.
Crowder only third to wear 99, first since Darko; Nelson first with 28 since Mickael Pietrus. Wright takes digits right off Dwight Powell.
Celtics announce new player numbers: Brandan Wright: 12 Jameer Nelson: 28 Jae Crowder: 99 No word if they will be available tonight.
New player uniform numbers: Brandan Wright: #12 Jameer Nelson: #28 Jae Crowder: #99
Celtics announce new player numbers: Brandan Wright: 12 Jameer Nelson: 28 Jae Crowder: 99
NBA TV has added Mavs-Celtics (Rondo's return) to its schedule. Boston gets a taste of national TV Rondo.
Many complain about what they don't have. But they should think more about what they don't do; what they don't learn; how they don't grow!
Also really interested to see if Rondo still has that extra gear. If he does, man, the Mavericks could be scary. Otherwise...
NFL coaches. They're just like us.
Also, no matter how this changes the Celtics, my job got less interesting last night. Rondo is a lot of things. Boring was never one.
The Mavericks will really, really miss Wright. Will be neat to see whether he can produce in similar fashion for Boston.
Also, that trade wasn't great for Tyler Zeller. Lost a load of easy buckets and no longer the best finisher or rim protector on the team.
It's probably too early, but is Evan Turner a starting point guard in the NBA now?
I want to take the Dallas fans for your support. And also thank the Boston Fans...this is part of my journey in life... Truly Blessed
Should we tell Shaughnessy Rondo was SINGING F'ING CHRISTMAS CAROLS AT BOSTON CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL the day he was traded or leave it alone?
Shaughnessy, basically: I wasn't around Rondo a lot … but what the heck, I'll assassinate his character anyway!
Seriously, no more Rondo, Serial or Colbert Report. Now, I actually have to spend time with my family around the holidays.
Still can't believe the ending to Serial was Rondo getting traded.
It's not just the highlights that make Rondo an iconic Celtic. Some of these numbers will last a long time. http://t.co/hDH57yAYrK