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Who would win in a hypothetical matchup: The Pre trade C's team or the post trade C's team?

Considering all the debate about the C's big trade at the trade deadline and the acquisition of additional players afterwards I thought it would be interesting to ask the following question... If...

Rivers: Shaq may play April 3 or 5

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Gary Washburn of the Globe reports that though Shaq is unlikely to play during the C's four game road trip to Minnesota, Indiana, San Antonio and Atlanta, Doc hopes to have Shaq playing either April 3 against the Pistons or April 5 against the 76ers.

Danny Ainge: Jermaine O’Neal may be ready to play next week

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Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald is reporting that Jermaine O’Neal’s recovery from knee surgery has taken a big step, according to Danny Ainge and he may be ready to play next week. Lets hope J.O. does come back and can stay healthy as he would be a big boost to the C's off the bench as they head into the playoffs and make there run for banner 18.

With Perk the enforcer gone, Shaq and J.O. now have to pick up the slack.

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Doc Rivers gives a small quote where explains how the C's have lost some toughness with Perkins now gone and how he thinks the C's can get back some of that toughness when Shaq and J.O. return.

Bench could be the difference for Celtics

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Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston.com explains how a stronger reserve unit puts Boston in better position to win Banner No. 18 this year.

Shaq injury update

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ESPN's Chris Forsberg reports that Shaq will travel with the Celtics during there upcoming road trip and offers a update with comments from Ainge regarding the current status of Shaqs health.

Herald's Gerry Callahan : Shaq will be there for Celtics when it counts

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Gerry Callahan of the Boston Herald has some thoughts on Shaqs injury, his role the rest of the regular season and how he thinks Shaq will be ready to go come playoff time.

To be healthy or to be competitive?

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ESPN's Chris Forsberg explains how the Celtics try to balance injuries with going for a No. 1 playoff seed

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Should Krstic remain the starting center even when Shaq returns?

With Nenad Krstic playing so well since becoming a Celtic in the past 7 games especially offensively and on the boards  and appearing to gel so well with the starting unit one question that some...

Krstic a throw in? Not for the Celtics

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Chris Forsberg explains how he believes Krstic was not just a throw in along with Green as part of the Perk trade deal. With Krstic's strong production offensively, hustle on the defense end of the court and on the boards he is proving just that.

River's challenge: Finding a playoff rotation

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With the Celtics roster now full and the playoffs right around the corner, Paul Flannery gives some of Docs and his thoughts about the Celtic's playoff rotation.

Celtics' Ainge opens up on why he made controversial Perkins trade

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Dan Shaughnessy has a brief interview with Ainge and gets some thoughts from him regarding the Perk trade.

Shaquille O'Neal Practices With Celtics, Still One Week Away From Game Action

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Evans Clinchy of NESN reports some good news that Shaq took part in non contact drills today at practice and may be ready to play in a week. Lets hope the big fella does return as scheduled and can stay healthy the rest of the season as he is needed now more then ever with Perk gone and will play a vital role in the Celtics quest for banner 18.

Celtics will sign Sasha Pavlovic

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Having missed out on Corey Brewer, who will sign with Dallas, the Celtics will soon be making a deal with free agent Sasha Pavlovic, according to league sources. Pavlovic is not a bad pick up as a plan B after missing out on Brewer, as he is playoff tested and will be able to add some depth plus insurance to both the small forward and shooting guard positions.

Corey Brewer agrees to sign with the Dallas Mavericks

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Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo sports is reporting that Corey Brewer has agreed to sign a multi year contract with the Dallas Mavericks.

Jackie MacMullan: Celtics have interest in big man Dan Gadzuric if he is bought out.

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Though reported yesterday prior to the the C's coming to terms with big man Troy Murphy today, with 2 more roster slots to fill, the need for a low post defensive big man with Perk gone and the health questions surrounding Shaq and J.O. will Ainge still seek to sign Gadzuric for defensive spot duty purposes and insurance ?... I hope so.

Thunder signs Kendrick Perkins to extension

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Update from Wojo: "Kendrick Perkins' contract extension with Oklahoma City pays him $34.8 million over four years, league source tells Y! Sports." Well there goes my and other fans hopes of resigning Perk in the off season and seeing him in a green uniform again...lol.

Reports: Murphy and Bibby headed to Celtics?

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If Murphy signs it will not be news as he is the big man that has been rumored to be coming to Boston lately, but the C's a having interest in Bibby is a bit of new news. Is Ainge seeking Bibby as a replacement to Nate to provide scoring off the bench, hit perimeter shots, spread the floor and open up the low post for our bigs? Update: Bibby has reportedly been bought out, and prefers to sign with the Miami Heat. (Alex Kennedy Twitter).

Sherrod Blakely: Celtics recent trade bolsters C's chances of getting out of the East

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Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE.com gives his opinion on how he thinks the big trade the Celtics made recently will help the Celtics chances this year of getting out of the east and back to the finals. He also offers some quotes from Pierce where he states he was upset about the trade at first but is slowly realizing the positive potential the trade may have to offer.

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What roster postions need bolstering and what players should Ainge acquire to fill the final 3 roster spots?

Now that Ainge has opened up 3 spots on the roster after the trades he just completed, he will be looking to acquire players to fill out the roster. Question is what position on the roster needs...

Source : Troy Murphy leaning towards signing with the Celtics

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Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE.com is reporting Troy Murphy is leaning toward signing with the Celtics. He would be a nice big man addition to the roster so I hope its true.

Rasheed Wallace tells WHDH Larry Ridley he's staying retired

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The quest for banner 18 continues ...

After the trade deadline yesterday we must keep in mind the season still continues and the C's goal is still to win banner 18 this year. Losing Perk at the trade deadline was tough and I am still...

Rasheed Wallace Coming Out of Retirement After Perkins, Green Trade?

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According to A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE.com, Rasheed Wallace is considering coming out of retirement and rejoining the Boston Celtics. Other rumors and sources say Rasheed is staying retired.

The Celtics need additional bodies, their roster is maxed out at 15 players, something has to give.

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Chris Forsberg of ESPN offers a interesting article offering his views on the Celtics current situation where they have a maximum of 15 players on there roster, but due to injury are still in need of additional bodies and must find a way to add them to the roster if they choose to acquire any new players.

Report: Celtics have interest in Troy Murphy and Rip Hamilton

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WEEI reported today that Adrian Wojnarowski reports the C's may have interest in acquiring either New Jersey’s Troy Murphy or Detroit’s Rip Hamilton if they are bought out of there contracts. With the trade deadline right around the corner on Feb 24, look for these rumors and others of players the Celtics may seek to acquire to heat up.

Pierce plans MRI on foot after poor shooting performance against the Heat

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Paul Pierce plans to have an MRI on his left foot Monday after his poor shooting game against the Heat on Sunday. Lets hope its nothing serious because with the bench so depleted the last thing we need is to see any of the starters go down with any serious injury.

No MRI for Robinson, hopes to play against Heat

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A. Sherrod Blakely reports tonight that Nate Robinson did not have a MRI today as was planned since the injury doesn't appear serious enough to warrant further testing. He also reports Nate hopes to play on Sunday. If Nate can play that would be good news as the Celtics need all the healthy players they can get with the bench so thin as it is currently.

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Ainge says he may make a move at the trade deadline for a backup 3

Chris Forsberg of ESPN reported today that Ainge may try to trade for a backup 3 before the trade deadline, depending on the extent of Daniels spine bruise injury. Ainge's official quote was: "We...

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Shaq may be shut down until the Allstar game

ESPN's Chris Forsburg and Sherrod Blakley reported today that Doc says Shaq could be out until the Allstar game due to his ailing hip issue, achilles injury and a other assorted bumps and bruises...

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