Five Things to Watch: Boston Celtics

Jeff Green

Six years ago, the Boston Celtics opened what was supposed to be a three-year championship window after the acquisitions of Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen. Along with Paul Pierce, the new “Big Three” won one title and could have won two more if they had remained healthy. Like NASA getting extended use out of an aging Mars Rover, the Celtics trudged along as contenders for a few more years. The three-year window was open for a fourth year. Then a fifth.

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May: Celtics-76ers Rivalry Needs a Rebuild on Both Sides

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Less than 14 months ago, the Philadelphia 76ers were four minutes away from a trip to the Eastern Conference Finals. Four players remain from that team. Less than 14 months ago, the Boston Celtics were one win away from a trip to the NBA Finals. Two players remain from that team. The Celtics prevailed against Philadelphia on that Saturday in May, 2012, with Rajon Rondo recording a triple-double after Paul Pierce fouled out with 4:16 to play and the Celtics clinging to

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SH Blog: Knicks are strong favorites for Metta; Jennings likely to be signed-and-traded

Metta World Peace receives a warm "Thank You" from the Lakers.

The dog days of summer seem to be upon us. The main attraction in free agency (Dwight Howard) is over with, and with considerably less drama than we might have expected given the last couple years. Chris Paul stayed put, the Celtics and Jazz were gutted, the Nets and Clippers beefed up even more. There’s still a few players who aren’t sure where they’re going, most notably Brandon Jennings, but apart from a couple guys, everyone is just looking to

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SH Blog: Clippers Continue To Make Noise; Wolves Land Kevin Martin; Lakers/Mavs Pitch Howard; Rondo/Granger Available

Dwight Howard

NBA free agency is officially in full swing. The biggest domino to fall in the first two days was also the leagues worst-kept secret, Chris Paul — No. 2 overall in Mighty Moke’s Free Agent Power Rankings – who re-signed with the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers aren’t done, though, and they made more noise today with a trade that has helped reshape their roster in a much needed way: shooting. 

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