The Celtics begin the post-All Star Break portion of their schedule tonight in Denver. With the NBA trade deadline coming up on Thursday, the Celtics team that next plays in the TD Garden could look a lot different from the one that last took the court there. Then again, it could look just the same.
It’s clear no one really has an idea of what’s going, what with the dozens of reports, rumors and rebuttals out there. Some say a Kevin Garnett for Eric Bledsoe and DeAndre Jordan is entirely viable and only needs KG’s approval. Others say the teams haven’t discussed it past casual talks. Another says the Celtics discussed a Rajon Rondo for Dwight Howard deal prior to Rondo’s ACL injury. Some think that one should’ve been made, while others say absolutely not. A Brandon Bass/Jeff Green for Josh Smith deal has also been floated out there. Others say the Celtics have no pieces to make a major deal.
The Celtics will likely make some sort of move, even if it is minor, just to get some bodies onto the roster. With Rondo, Sullinger and Barbosa out for the season, the team needs players just to practice. They did sign Terrence Williams to a ten-day contract yesterday.
Well-rested Pierce key to a Celtics second-half run – If no major deals are made, A. Sherrod Blakely says that Paul Pierce not playing in the All Star game could be a bonus for the Celtics.
Avery Bradley sets himself apart with defense – Mark Murphy has a nice mini-feature on the Celtics guard and his defensive mentality.
Remember, people – that Rondo guy is pretty good – Ryan Hadfield says that we shouldn’t be so quick to say the Celtics are better off without Rondo.
What will Danny do? – Chris Forsberg says that the Celtics boss has some huge decisions to make this week.
For Mike Napoli, a new outlook at a new position – Alex Speier has the veteran returning to his roots.
Cornerstone at the hot corner? – Joe McDonald has Will Middlebrooks hoping he’ll be a mainstay with the Red Sox for a long time.
Red Sox cast for 2013 assembled with winning personalities – Gerry Callahan loves the new personalities on the team.
Red Sox assign Pedro Martinez to help Felix Doubront, Rubby De La Rosa – More Pedro, please.
Vega’s football journey comes full circle – The Patriots officially announced the signing of defensive end/linebacker Jason Vega from Northeastern and the CFL. Mike Rodak has a feature on Vega’s career path.
Aqib Talib best choice to tag – Ron Borges thinks that if the Patriots use the franchise tag at all, it should be on Talib, not Wes Welker or Sebastian Vollmer.
So what’s the next shoe to drop at WEEI?