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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

LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Stephen Curry, who were each an all-star last season. "It was an honor," Thomas said of the call from Ainge. "Danny Ainge, the Boston Celtics, all the history here, the tradition. It was definitely an honor." Talks did not go much further than that, with Thomas ultimately agreeing to a four-year, $27 million contract with the Kings as part of a sign-and-trade that sent him immediately to the Suns where he has teamed up with Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe to form one of the best scoring point guard rotations in the NBA. "With those three guys, we feel usually we have two on the floor and we can attack and break down the defense," said Suns General Manager Ryan McDonough, a former assistant GM with the Celtics. CSNNE.com

November 17, 2014 Updates
November 16, 2014 Updates

When he was asked before Friday’s game about his trip to Boston last summer and how much consideration he gave to joining the Celtics, Love gave an interesting answer. “It’s tough because I wasn’t a free agent last summer,” he said. “I have the potential to be a free agent this summer or next, it’s just one of those things. It [Boston] is obviously a tremendous city, people love it here, basketball, sports in general are huge here, but it’s been fantastic being part of the Cavaliers now. We have a team that is formidable, has a big presence and we see a lot of you guys [the media] on a daily basis.” Akron Beacon Journal

Hill said the Knicks and Celtics wanted to bring Swift in for a workout when he returned to the States and then the league lockout occurred, wiping out the NBA summer leagues and postponing league activity for six months. “I guarantee he would have made one of those teams,” Hill said. “He was blocking shots and running the floor and rebounding, getting to the foul line. He was having fun playing basketball again. It was fun to watch. That’s a sad story. The whole story is really sad.” Boston Globe

November 15, 2014 Updates
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

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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