Danny Ainge Money Problems

At the 20 game mark, the mediocre announce themselves. After Monday’s win in New Orleans, the Boston Celtics are one game over the .500 mark. In other words, mediocre. They have the 6th best record in the conference, not the 1st, or 2nd or 3rd.  They are not the best team in the East, as…

Boston Ugliness

His name matters less than what he did and who he plays for and how that team- the Boston Celtics- have to pay Jabari Bird a little bit more than a million dollars. The Celtics drafted a player who tried to kill someone. It is that simple. It is also a cold dose of reality…

Is It A Massacre if the Best Team Wins?

Call it The Mother’s Day Massacre if you want. The bottom line is this. The defending Eastern Conference champions Cleveland Cavaliers were blown out the gym with offense, defense, creativity and toughness. The Boston Celtics were exactly who the Boston Celtics have been all playoffs long- at least at home- and the LeBron-ettes had no…

The Boston Rebuild: Fact or Fiction?

The spotlight is on the Boston Celtics front office after one of the busiest off-seasons we’ve ever witnessed. The Celtics retained just four players from the 15 man roster that reached the Eastern Conference Finals last season. Landing Kyrie Irving, on top of the marquee free agency signing of Gordon Hayward, has set expectations sky-high…

Kyrie Expectations

Celtics New Faces: Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward, Jayson Tatum (R), Marcus Morris, Shane Larkin, Aron Baynes, Abdel Nader 2016-17 Regular Season Record: 53-29 2016-17 Celtics Weaknesses: 28th: Two Point Attempts. 27th: Total Rebounding. 23rd: Blocks.  22nd: Offensive Rebounding, Defensive Rebouding. 2016-17 Celtics Strengths:  2nd: 3-Point Percentage (Defense). 3rd: 3-Pointers Made, 3-Pointers Attempted, Free Throw Percentage.  4th: Assists. 7th: Points.   8th: Two-Point Percentage, Offensive Rating.   9th: Field Goal Percentage (Defense). 10th: Free Throws…

What About Those Boston Workouts Now?

Rumors that NBA agents were luring their clients away from workouts in Boston was a mildly interesting 24 hour story but now that the Celtics have the number one pick and have their choice of Lonzo Ball or Markelle Fultz the landscape has suddenly changed. The number one pick is the number one pick. Who…

Can Boston Slow Down the Warriors?

The last road loss for the Golden State Warriors was on June 9. That was exactly 154 days ago. They have played 15 road games since that loss to the Cavs in the NBA Finals, and they have gone 15-0. They have had three tough gut-em-out victories this season and the rest have mostly been…