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Danny Ainge, Boston Celtics president of basketball operations, smiles as he discusses  the trade of point guard Rajon Rondo prior to an NBA basketball game in Boston, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. The Celtics traded Rondo to Dallas on Thursday night, Dec. 18, 2014, cutting ties with the last remnant of Boston's last NBA championship while giving Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks a chance at another title. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Ainge says impending free agency led to Rondo deal

Saturday, December 20, 2014

BOSTON – Rajon Rondo wanted to avoid rush-hour city traffic so he met at the Boston Celtics suburban practice facility with the man who traded him. “I shared with him how much I appreciated all he had done for us,” Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said of that Thursday night farewell. All that wasn’t enough for Ainge to …

Celtics start post-Rondo era with win over Wolves

Saturday, December 20, 2014

BOSTON – Kelly Olynyk scored 21 points and the Boston Celtics showed crisp ball movement as they began the post-Rajon Rondo era with a 114-98 win over the struggling Minnesota Timberwolves last night. One day after trading their star point guard to the Dallas Mavericks, the Celtics had six players score in double …

Celtics trade Rondo to Mavericks for three players, two draft picks

Friday, December 19, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas last night, cutting ties with the last remnant of their last NBA championship while giving Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks a chance at another title. The Celtics will send Rondo and forward Dwight Powell to Dallas for Jameer Nelson, Jae Crowder, …

Rondo makes intention to stay with Celtics clear at media day

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

BOSTON – Rajon Rondo wore a black sling on his left arm to help protect the surgically repaired bone in his hand. His relationship with the Boston Celtics appears healthy. Entering the final season of his contract, the …

Celtics sign former second overall pick Turner

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Boston Celtics have signed swingman Evan Turner. The second pick in the 2010 draft averaged 17.4 points for Philadelphia in 54 games last season before being traded to Indiana on Feb. 20. He started two of his …

Rondo to miss 6-8 weeks with broken left finger

Saturday, September 27, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Celtics’ rebuilding project suffered a major setback when four-time All-Star Rajon Rondo underwent surgery yesterday for a broken left finger. The Celtics said the point guard is expected to miss six to eight weeks after breaking his finger in a fall at his home …

Boston’s Young says he’s recovered from concussion

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Former Kentucky guard James Young says he is “good to go” after a concussion that kept the Boston Celtics’ first-round draft pick from playing in the NBA’s summer league. Young sustained the concussion and whiplash …

Reports: Celtics add free agent guard/forward Evan Turner

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

According to multiple reports, and first reported by the Boston Herald, the Boston Celtics agreed to a deal with free agent swingman Evan Turner. The 25-year-old Turner was drafted second overall in 2010 by the Philadelphia 76ers, remaining with the team until a trade to Indiana at the …

Bradley signs four-year deal to stay with Celtics

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

BOSTON – Avery Bradley signed a four-year contract that keeps the guard with the Boston Celtics. The club announced the signing of the deal that Bradley’s agent, Mitchell Butler, said on July 2 had been agreed to with the team that took him with the 19th pick of …

Celtics, Bradley agree on $32 million, 4-year deal

Thursday, July 3, 2014

BOSTON – Avery Bradley agreed to a $32 million, four-year deal to remain with the Boston Celtics. Agent Mitchell Butler confirms the deal yesterday for Bradley, the No. 19 pick in the 2010 draft. Bradley averaged a career-best …

Passion, skill drive Celts draftees Smart, Young

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

WALTHAM, Mass. – Marcus Smart wasn’t born when his half brother played in a Texas high school basketball game despite having cancer. Yet Todd Westbrook’s perseverance through his recurring bouts with the disease is an inspiration to the …

Tim O’Sullivan: Toughest decisions yet to come for Celtics

Friday, June 27, 2014

Making the right choice on draft night is tough. By choosing Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart with the No. 6 pick in last night’s NBA Draft, the Celtics created another choice, a choice that may be even tougher than …

Celtics have options at their disposal entering draft

Thursday, June 26, 2014

BOSTON – Danny Ainge stockpiled draft choices for his big rebuilding project with the Boston Celtics. Now the decision-maker who won three NBA championships as a player with the Celtics and one as their general manager gets to …

Love visits Boston, but Saunders expects him in Minnesota next year

Sunday, June 1, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS – During a weekend trip to Boston, All-Star forward Kevin Love has been taking pictures with fans and seeing the sights, leading Celtics fans to speculate that he’s going to follow in the footsteps of Kevin Garnett …

Tim O'Sullivan: Sixth pick leaves Celtics with plenty of rebuilding options

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

There was no good luck for the Celtics in last night’s NBA draft lottery, but there wasn’t any bad luck, either. Boston landed the No. 6 pick, which was the most probable outcome going into the night. The …