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Protecting the rim

Going into this season one of the defensive areas of concern for the Celtics by many fans was whether they could 'defend the rim'.

Jared Sullinger arrested following domestic situation with girlfriend. More: WEEI.com.

WEEI C's FLASH: Jared Sullinger arrested following domestic situation with girlfriend. More: WEEI.com. Text STOP GREEN to opt out.

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The case for NOT tanking

I'm going to make the case that tanking is not our best option. This hinges principally on the fact that most of our draft picks that we currently control over the next 5 years do not depend on our record.

DOOM! DESPAIR! ... or ... Danny has a Plan?

Just to get the punch line out of the way: Yes. Danny has a plan. Actually - he has more than one plan. But they all lead basically to the same place - rebooting the team as a contender somewhere around 2016.

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Keyon Dooling talks personal struggles, makes compelling comment about Celtics

CSNNE's Jessica Camerato has an excellent piece on Keyon Dooling that discusses his personal life struggles, his reasons for retirement, his role as mentor for so many, dealing with expectations...

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Who is the Best Current Celtic Player?

Who is the best current Celtic player? Rondo? KG? Paul? Other?

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Summer League Celtics vs Atlanta - were JJJ & E'Twuan really "useless"? -breakdown of a sequence

After the Atlanta game, I came onto CelticsBlog and was surprised to see a number of posters offering extreme reviews of the game. Specifically, certain bloggers really amped up their criticisms...

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Why the new playoff format hurts the Red Sox

This week Major League Baseball approved a new playoff format that would add a 2nd 'wildcard' team in each league. The two wildcard teams in each league will now compete in a one-game play-off...

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Big 4 + One

I thought it worthwhile to take a look at how the "Big 4" is performing in isolation from the rest of the Celtics. Numbers after the jump.

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The importance of inside scoring - why I think this team is upgraded.

So at this point, it looks like Danny has probably finished all his moves. There is still a slim chance he may pull something else off, but any further moves become very, very difficult. Not...

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Breaking down Bard's latest "implosion"

In the game thread today (TOR @ BOS, Sep 14, 2011), there was understandably a hell of a lot of anger and stress over losing yet another game with Daniel Bard on the mound.   This is...

Heat lose.

And Karma asserts herself and there was goodness in the universe.

Game 3 referee assignment - Boston Celtics Blog - ESPN Boston

This is NOT a good thing. Javie, Delaney and Kennedy - all are bad news for Celtics fans.

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Celtic 5-man units. The numbers so far.

In explaining his reasoning for The Trade, Danny Ainge alluded to how well the Celtics had played with players at the 5 other than Kendrick Perkins.  I'm sure then, that many of you have been...

Red Sox Prospect Ryan Westmoreland Starts Hitting Again After Brain Surgery, Making Progress Toward Return - Boston Red Sox - NESN.com

The determined outfielder is defying the odds at spring training in Fort Myers, and has been hitting balls tossed by coaches, ESPN.com reports.

Adrian Gonzalez takes first swings of spring off a tee.

Adrian Gonzalez takes first swings.

Adrian Gonzalez takes first swings of spring off a tee.

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Red Sox sign Kiwi soft baller Te Wera Bishop

This should be interesting:   http://www.nesn.com/2011/02/report-red-sox-invite-new-zealand-softball-star-te-wara-bishop-to-spring-training.html   Apparently he is quite the athlete so this falls...

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Branch, Moss & Maroney. What we gave. What we got.

Wrapping up the Maroney + Moss + Branch deals so we can see exactly what the New England Patriots got: On Sept. 14 we traded Laurence Maroney and a 6th round 2011 pick to the Denver Broncos for a...

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Summer League Game 4 - UGLY 4th quarter

The Celtics summer league 'bench' gave up a huge lead.   They allowed 36 points in the 4th and ended up losing 86-85. Here is the painful box:  h...

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Summer League Game 3 Analysis - a more pleasing effort

I'm not going to post a lot of words here since I only saw about a 3rd of the game.  I thought I'd create this thread for folks to comment on the game. Some things that jumped out at me in this...

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Varitek injured? WTF?!!!!!

According to multiple news sources, Jason Varitek has joined the long list of injured Red Sox with a broken foot.  He's expected to be out 4-6 weeks! h...

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Myths about Game 7 - offensive rebounding

I'm kinda sick of many of the 'analyst' sound-bites about Game 7. One that really bites me is the whole "The Celtics lost because they got out-rebounded on the offensive boards!" Well, we did lose....

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The Big Men

Elsewhere,  we've all commented on some of the marqui matchups in the wing players, in the backcourt and at SF.  Ray & Rajon versus Kobe & Fisher.  Pierce vs Artest.  Those are huge matchups...

Joey Crawford and Ed Rush Defeat Boston Celtics in Game Five

This article does a great breakdown of the foul disparity. A very interesting read. The 22 non-shooting fouls on the Celtics is particularly compelling. That means that the Magic only earned 8 shooting fouls! It's also interesting to note WHEN fouls were called.

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Understanding Rebounds and the Celtics

Lately there has been much call and cry about how the Celtic's problems are because they can't rebound. People look at the raw rebound totals ranking every team in the NBA and see the Celtic's at...

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JD Drew discusses retiring after 2011

I hadn't seen any discussion on OTM about this:   http://sports.espn.go.com/boston/mlb/columns/story?columnist=mcdonald_joe&id=4943324   So I thought I'd create a fanpost for it.    I'll steal...

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Some numbers at the break - offensive woes

Amidst all the constant chatter about trades  - big / small / stand pat - I thought it would be useful for folks to look at some of the Celtic's numbers from the pre-all star break. This might...

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Why practice may be more important than rest.

Everyone is noting how important it was for the Celtics to get some rest after playing 8 games in 12 days.  And clearly there were some obvious signs of tired legs in the last 3 games of that...

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