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August 15, 2014 Updates

Keyon Dooling: He also gave the best pregame speeches I had ever heard in my life. It wasn’t the standard pep talk by any means. No, Doc would pull directly from his life experience and be honest and direct – as well as show his vulnerability. Many of his stories were about his father, who was a police officer, and the lessons he learned from him. He would take you on an emotional roller coaster, from the bottom to the top and back down again, and I would see these legendary basketball greats getting all pumped up. As for me, I would just try to contain myself; in the middle of one of his talks, I just wanted to yell, “Let me out there now! Please let me out there now! You don’t have to say anything else, Doc, just let me out there now!” HoopsHype

Keyon Dooling: So here I was, on a mission to connect with this supposedly scary dude everyone’s talking about. I didn’t really have a choice, they even moved his locker next to mine to get the relationship going. Result? A great friendship! I found him to be the total opposite of scary. I think the timing had a lot to with it – he was at a place in life where he was open to my way of helping. There were a lot of misconceptions about him in the media and even in the league, and I wanted people to appreciate Ray (that’s what I call him) for who he truly was. HoopsHype

August 14, 2014 Updates

That's when KG and Paul Pierce tried to get Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge to bring me in because they thought I could replace Tony Allen, who signed with the Grizzlies the summer before. The Celtics got with my agent, Mark Bartelstein, but that didn't work out. To this day, Paul Pierce always tells Danny, "I told you DeMarre was going to be good." Bleacher Report

August 13, 2014 Updates

“It’ll be alright,” Olynyk said of his wrist. Told how even minor injuries tend to become big stories in these parts, he playfully added, “It’s not career-ending.” ESPN.com

League sources tell NetsDaily that the Nets will open the 2014-15 season vs. the Celtics in Boston on October 29, then after a second road game, reportedly vs. the Wizards, will return to Brooklyn to face the Oklahoma City Thunder on November 3. NetsDaily

August 12, 2014 Updates

Gary Washburn: NBA will announce season schedule tomorrow. League source says #celtics will open at home this season. Twitter @GwashburnGlobe

Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens did the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Tuesday and wants all of the team's fans to do the same. In the short video posted above, Stevens said, "I'm here today to do the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for ALS research in honor of my friend, Matt White, and a person that I never met, Dick Kelley, who clearly touched and inspired many in our area. I challenge all Celtics fans to join me in doing the Ice Bucket Challenge." Booth Newspapers

August 9, 2014 Updates

Ainge has orchestrated the salary cap so the Celtics could potentially have more than $30 million coming off the books next summer, including the contract of Rajon Rondo. “Well, I think that when we have Danny and [coach] Brad [Stevens] on the basketball side, thinking every day, literally 24/7 about how to improve this team,” Grousbeck said. “Whether it’s during the season, next summer or the season after, I’m very confident we’ll get better and I believe that. Those guys are fantastic basketball people. We’ve got a lot of assets. We’ve got a committed, a very committed ownership group, great team partners and it really starts with the fans coming back every year and renewing tickets. “Everybody’s involved in building this thing and we’ll get there.” Boston Globe

August 7, 2014 Updates
August 5, 2014 Updates

Which brings us to Chris Johnson, one of few Celtics working with a non-guaranteed contract. Johnson's contract status certainly has him on the outside looking-in, there are plenty of reasons the 6-foot-6 swingman's camp is "cautiously optimistic" about his chances of sticking with the Green team. "So far, everything has been positive," his agent Marc Cornstein, told CSNNE.com in a phone interview on Tuesday. "We're well aware of the roster additions. He has a great relationship with the Celtics organization and the coaching staff and as I said, everything we have heard thus far as been positive so we're cautiously optimistic about his future with the Celtics." CSNNE.com

The Boston Celtics will open an eight-game 2014 preseason schedule on Monday, October 6, 2014 at TD Garden against the Philadelphia 76ers and close out preseason play against the Brooklyn Nets at TD Garden on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. Tickets for preseason games played at TD Garden will go on sale later this month. In between preseason games at TD Garden, the Celtics will match up against Atlantic Division rivals in locations around the Northeast. The Celtics take on the New York Knicks at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn. on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 (tickets available now at XLCenter.com) and Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday, October 11, 2014 (tickets available now at Ticketmaster.com). The team will also travel to Portland, Maine for the first time in twenty years to take on the Toronto Raptors at Cross Insurance Arena on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. NBA.com

After Paul George recently got his foot caught under a basket stanchion during a scrimmage in Las Vegas last week, the case for creating additional open space on the baseline in basketball has been gaining support. Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk, who is playing for Team Canada this summer, had his own baseline issue in an international friendly against Serbia on Monday. Thankfully for Olynyk, the situation wasn’t nearly as serious as George’s injury, but after chasing a loose ball out of bounds, the seven-footer did find his right foot stuck in a courtside billboard. Boston Globe

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