According to multiple reports, the Celtics will open the 2010-11 season by hosting LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and the Heat in a matchup of Eastern Conference powers. The game, scheduled for Oct. 26, will be televised nationally on TNT. The NBA is scheduled to announce its opening week and Christmas Day schedules Tuesday night.

According to Alex Kennedy of, the Celtics have signed guard Von Wafer to a one-year deal. Kennedy reports that the deal is fully guaranteed for the veteran's minimum of $1.4 million. 


Wafer averaged 9.7 points in 19.4 minutes per game for the Rockets in 2008-09. He played for Olympiacos of the Greek League last season.


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Former Celtics guard Eddie House has reached an agreement to join the revamped Heat lineup, House's agent Mark Bartelstein told Yahoo! Sports. House was traded from the C's to the Knicks for Nate Robinson last season. Bartelstein said this week that he had talked to the Celtics about the possibility of the 10-year veteran returning to Boston, but the sharpshooter will take his talents to Miami instead, agreeing to a two-year deal worth a reported $2.8 million.


Former Celtics head coach Rick Pitino gave his long-awaited testimony in the case against Karen Cunagin Sypher, the woman with whom he committed adultery on July 31, 2003 (for the complete story, click HERE).


Upon the two meeting in an Italian restaurant, Pitino bought Sypher a drink. The two engaged in conversation, and after the restaurant closed, Sypher unzipped his pants, at which point they "very briefly" had sex, according to Pitino. 


Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo was among 15 players to make the first cut for Team USA's squad on Wednesday. Here is the roster:



Reggie Lewis died 17 years ago Tuesday.

Hard to believe that he would be 44 years old now, probably be six or seven years out of the league. Maybe he'd be a coach, maybe he'd be sitting next to Mike and Tommy, maybe he would have moved into the front office. Who knows?



Rajon Rondo told Yahoo! Sports that although the Miami Heat "should be good" in 2009-10, they aren't necessarily the favorites to win the NBA crown.


"They should be good, but they ain't done nothing yet," Rondo told Marc Spears following a recent practice for Team USA in Las Vegas. "They ain't done nothing."


The prospect of facing LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami doesn't appear to faze the All-Star point guard.

Don’t look for Celtics center Kendrick Perkins to be suiting up for the New Zealand national basketball team — the “Tall Blacks” — anytime soon.

Former Celtics guard Tony Allen, who recently signed a free agent deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, said Friday he felt “kind of overshadowed” by Paul Pierce and Ray Allen while he was with Boston.

According to a report by Tim Povtak of, free agent center Shaquille O'Neal has been "aggressively lobbying" the Celtics, trying to convince them that his addition could help them win a championship.


The Celtics have no room or exceptions under the salary cap to pay the three-time finals MVP more than the $1.35 million veteran minimum, though a sign-and-trade deal with the Cavaliers would allow the opportunity for a higher salary.