According to an report Kendrick Perkins underwent successful surgery Monday to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. 


The surgery was performed by Celtics team physician Dr. Brian McKeon at the New England Baptist Hospital. 


NBA commissioner David Stern Monday told the media in Las Vegas that he has fined Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert $100,000 for his comments following the announcement by LeBron James that he was leaving Cleveland to join the Miami Heat.


Gilbert released a statement last Thursday calling James' behavior "cowardly." Later that night, he told the Associated Press that he believed the two-time MVP had quit at times during the Cavs six-game loss to the Celtics in the 2010 Eastern Conference semifinal series. 


Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo will be added to the Team USA tryout roster for the 2010 World Championships. Rondo had asked to be left off the roster because of a family commitment, but he appears to have changed his summer plans. He will join 21 other players who will be fighting for a roster spot when they attend the team's July 20-24 training camp in Las Vegas.


According to a report by Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports, a league source has indicated that the Celtics have shown "serious interest" in free agent forward Josh Howard. has confirmed with a source that Tony Allen has agreed to a multi-year deal with the Grizzlies. The Memphis Commercial Appeal first reported the agreement. Allen, an unrestricted free agent, has spent his entire career with the Celtics since being drafted in 2004.

ORLANDO -- The Celtics lost to the Nets, 86-68, on Friday to finish their 2010 NBA Summer League with a 1-4 record.


The Celtics dressed just seven players in the loss. Jaycee Carroll, Ryan Thompson, DeShawn Sims and Matt Janning flew Thursday to Las Vegas for another NBA Summer League, and Semih Erdin is back in Turkey for the FIBA championships.


Luke Harangody completed an impressive week with a team-high 18 points and eight rebounds in the loss. Rodney Green chipped in with 12 points and Oliver Lafayette had 10 assists.


ORLANDO -- Magic coach Stan Van Gundy told Friday that although the 2010-11 Miami Heat will feature a trio of All-Stars they will be 'different' than the 2008 Celtics. Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh have all used the 2008 Celtics as an example when asked how the three would be able to work together on the court. 


One man's account of the end of a franchise, but the start of a new-found respect for ESPN. OK, maybe just the end of a franchise.

9:00 p.m. (EST): I always knew that hell would start with a Stuart Scott voiceover. 



ORLANDO -- The Celtics fell to 1-3 in the 2010 NBA Summer League on Thursday, coming up on the short end of an 86-85 final to the Pacers.


The Celtics lost despite having a 58-31 lead at halftime. They managed just 27 second-half points, however, and allowed 36 points in the final quarter. 


Jaycee Carroll led the Celtics with 19 points, and Luke Harangody added 16 points.


The Celtics play their final game of the summer league on Friday against the Nets.

ORLANDO -- Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge spoke to the media on Thursday at the 2010 NBA Summer League and addressed reports that the club had signed free agent Jermaine O'Neal to a two-year contract.


"We intend to sign him," Ainge said. "And I'll talk about it when we do."