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Report: Clippers interested in trading for Kevin Garnett 02.03.13 at 3:08 pm ET
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According to Sean Deveney of Sporting News, the Clippers have reached out to the Celtics about potentially acquiring Kevin Garnett.

Garnett does have the right to waive the no-trade clause in his contract.

The two Clippers players mentioned in the report, Bledsoe and Butler, are each average approximately nine points per game. The Clips’ point guard signed through the 2014-15 season (maxing out at just more than $3.75 million), while Butler’s deal stretches until after the ’13-14 campaign (paying him $8 million per season). The NBA trade deadline is Feb. 21 at 3 p.m. ET.

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Reports: Celtics meet with center Greg Oden 02.02.13 at 8:09 pm ET
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Greg Oden

According to multiple reports, the Celtics met with Greg Oden in Boston on Saturday as part of an informational exchange with the free agent center. However, with Oden having stated that he is targeting a return to the NBA in 2013-14, the meeting was described as an opportunity for the two sides to talk without any expectation of a deal being imminent.

“We wanted to talk to Greg to see where he is physically,” Ainge said.

The 7-footer was the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2007, but he played just 82 games for Portland after sitting out his rookie year with the first of multiple knee injuries. He last played on December 5th of 2009.

The fact Oden is still drawing strong interest from teams despite his medical history is a testament to his talent. He had five double-doubles — including a 13-point, 20-rebound night — in the 21 games he played before being injured in his last year.

“We’re just finding out as much as we can and letting Greg know what we have here,” Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge told the Boston Herald. “He’s not ready to play now, but he’s someone who’s very interesting.” Read the rest of this entry »

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NWOA Injury Report: When we can expect Rajon Rondo to return 02.01.13 at 6:32 pm ET
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Athletes react, send well-wishes to Rajon Rondo on Twitter 01.28.13 at 9:58 am ET
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Following the news that Celtics guard Rajon Rondo tore his right ACL, ending his season, fellow athletes weighed in on the injury on Twitter. Below are some of the tweets.

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Poll: With no Rajon Rondo, what should Celtics do? 01.27.13 at 6:58 pm ET
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Rajon Rondo

The Celtics are marching through the rest of the 2012-13 season without Rajon Rondo, with the point guard lost for the season due to a torn ACL in his right knee.

Sean Grande and Cedric Maxwell gave their opinion on the latest ‘OT with Grande and Max Podcast.’

Doc Rivers offered his take.

So, what do you think?

What should the Celtics do now?

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Ray Allen ‘will deal with whatever emotions are’ in TD Garden Sunday 01.27.13 at 8:00 am ET
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Ray Allen

LeBron James doesn’t anticipate a warm reception for Ray Allen from the TD Garden crowd Sunday afternoon.

“I don’t expect it to be good,” James told the Miami Herald. “If you don’t wear green in that building, they don’t like you. We’re there for him.”

Allen – the guard who spurned the Celtics’ two-year, $12 million offer in favor of the Heat’s two-year, $6 million deal – isn’t quite sure what to expect.

“I will deal with whatever emotions there are,” he told the newspaper. “You never know until you get there. Regardless of how they respond to me, it won’t change how I feel. I have great memories.”

Allen is coming off the bench for the Heat, playing nine fewer minutes per game than a year ago (to 25.5 mpg). He is also averaging a career-low 11.4 points per game. The guard is, however, shooting better than his career average, both from the field (45.8 percent) and on threes (44.3 percent).

“I’ve moved on, but who I was as a Celtic will always be inside of me,” he told the newspaper. “I look back and think about all the great times that we had. I will always cherish those moments there.”

Added Miami teammate Dwyane Wade, “We just want to play well for him.”

For a complete preview of Sunday’s game, click here.

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Celtics blow 27-point lead against Hawks on way to sixth-straight loss 01.25.13 at 10:50 pm ET
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Avery Bradley attempts to guard Atlanta's Jeff Teague. (AP)

The Celtics blew a 27-point first-half lead, eventually dropping a double-overtime, 123-111 loss to the Hawks in Atlanta. It was the Celts’ sixth-straight defeat.

According to Celtics’ play-by-play announcer Sean Grande the C’s had won 153 straight games when leading by more than 19 points, having last blown a lead as much as 27 points on Dec. 5, 2003 in Phoenix.

The Celts, who had jumped out to a 29-10 lead after one quarter, finally succumbed to the affects of playing back-to-back games, being out-scored, 16-4, in the second overtime. The visitors were also outscored 21-2 to start the third quarter.

“I thought it changed once we put the starters in with about five minutes left in the second quarter,” Celtics coach Doc Rivers told reporters after the game, adding, “I told our guys you can’t win without humility. … We started breaking rules you can’t break in grade school.”

Both Kevin Garnett and Jared Sullinger fouled out, with Garnett playing 38 minutes (scoring 24 points), while the rookie failed to score 24 minutes.

Rajon Rondo did manager a triple-double, scoring 16 points, dishing out 11 assists and hauling in 10 rebounds. The Celtics’ bench also produced with the combination of Jeff Green, Courtney Lee and Jason Terry teamed for 45 points.

Atlanta exposed the Celtics from beyond the three-point line, with Kyle Korver making 8-of-12 from beyond the arc.

“It’s me,” Rivers said. “I have to figure out a way to push buttons with each individual. … I keep telling myself and telling my coaches we have the right group. But we have to act right.”

For a complete recap, click here.

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