BOLTON -- Keyon Dooling's retirement may have caught many off guard, but the Celtics had a decent idea that he was leaning in that direction. Dooling's absence opens the door for one or more of their young players to make the roster during training camp and team president Danny Ainge said the team isn't looking to bring in another veteran.
"We probably won’t bring anyone else in," Ainge said. "We like our young guys. We like Kris Joseph and Dionte Christmas and Jamar Smith and they’ll be competing for that last spot."
All three players will arrive for training camp on non-guaranteed deals. Joseph, a second-round pick out of Syracuse, is signed to a two-year deal with neither year guaranteed. Christimas, who opened eyes with his play in summer league, has half his deal guaranteed and may have a leg up on the competition entering camp. Smith is the only pure guard of the bunch and his chances shouldn't be...
Asked if Kevin Garnett will continue to start at center after the additions of rookie Fab Melo, veteran free agent Jason Collins and most recently former No. 2 overall NBA draft pick Darko Milicic, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said, "That's a question that Doc [Rivers] will have to answer."
Well, Rivers wasted little time clearing up that inquiry.
"He'll still be a five," the Celtics coach said from a Shamrock Foundation charitable golf event at The International in Bolton. "I don't think Kevin cares as much as he says. I think Kevin just wants to win. If I told him he had to play point, and we would win the title by him doing that, he would give it a try. I just think that's who Kevin is."
Despite his success in the role throughout the second half of the year and into the playoffs, Garnett repeatedly voiced his dislike of playing center last season after injuries to Jermaine...
Over the summer, Rajon Rondo declared himself the best point guard in the NBA, and Celtics president Danny Ainge, whose faith in Rondo as the future of the franchise has seemingly been as inconsistent as the 26-year-old's play on the court through his first six seasons, didn't entirely disagree.
"The way he played in the playoffs I thought was pretty incredible," Ainge said from a Shamrock Foundation charitable golf event at The International in Bolton. "He proved that he's the best player on the team, and he's a guy who has earned the respect of his teammates and coaches. I think that's a big step. We're excited for him this year. He's worked really hard this summer as well."
Rondo averaged 17.3 point, 11.9 assists, 6.7 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game during the C's run to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals last season. That performance and Rondo's ability to raise his game in nationally televised showcases has led to...
In Tuesday's Morning Mashup, we have everything -- tweets, video, reaction -- you need to know about the Seahawks-Packers debacle from Monday night. Down 12-7, Russell Wilson hit Golden Tate for a game-winning touchdown with no time left on the clock. Awesome finish, right? Well maybe, only anyone who has ever watched football knows the pass was actually picked off. Tate, who blatantly pushed off a defender before the ball arrived, was ruled to have simultaneous possession in the end zone. Check out the Mashup for related content in regards to that contreversey.
In local news, according to the NFL Network, Bill Belichick will mostly likely face a fine, but not a suspension as some have speculated, for making contact with an official following the Patriots 31-30 loss to the Ravens Sunday night. Belichick said he was simply looking for an explanation about Baltimore's game-winning field goal which may or may not have been good.
ESPN's Adam Schefter...
The worst-case scenario regarding the NFL's officiating situation occurred Monday night, when a blown call and subsequent review by replacement officials cost the Packers a win Monday night against the Seahawks.
With the Seahawks trailing, 12-7, and facing 4th-and-10 with eight seconds remaining in the game, Russell Wilson threw a Hail Mary into the end zone. Packers safety M.D. Jennings jumped in the crowded end zone to make the interception, with Seattle wide receiver Golden Tate trying wrest the ball from him on the way down. Side judge Lance Easley signaled for a touchdown, while back judge Derrick Rhone-Dunn signaled an interception. The play was reviewed and confirmed as a touchdown, though replays, in addition to confirming Jennings' interception, further revealed that Tate had pushed off a Green Bay defender.
"It was awful," Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said of the final play. "Just look at the replay, and then the...
Glenn Ordway and Fred Smerlas talk with Cornerback Malcolm Butler in the lockerroom after the Patriots handily beat the Pittsburgh to advance to Super Bowl 51.
Fauria calls the boys to give his take on the game today and why he sees a Patriots victory on the horizon - although he says he's getting more and more nervous as kickoff approaches. He gets into the match-ups, "fire alarm-gate", how the Steelers D will approach the Pats - zone or man, and more.
The boys chat about the importance of the versatility of Dont'a Hightower and his impact on the Pats D throughout his career but especially this season.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about Isaiah Thomas' flagrant foul against the Heat, and also discuss why it's time for the Celtics to address their biggest need.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the "Dale and Holley Show" discuss the latest news on the injury that has kept Isaiah Thomas off the court and how valuable it is for Marcus Smart to stay in control.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of 'The Dale and Holley Show' talk about last night's disappointing finish against the Rockets and they talk about their love for DeMarcus Cousins.
Mut, Rob, and John are talking about some of the Hall of Fame candidates who gained or lost support within the last year. Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds both gained support, while Curt Schilling lost a chunk of votes he had gotten last year.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are in after it was announced that Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, and Ivan 'Pudge' Rodriguez will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. They also talk about some notable candidates who weren't elected this year like Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds.
Rob Bradford is joined by Jackie Bradley Jr. to discuss race in baseball and in Boston, along with the importance of Martin Luther King Day. The Red Sox outfielder also dives into how he never really felt comfortable in a major league clubhouse until last year, the approach he's taking heading into 2017, and why he's not playing in the World Baseball Classic.
Guys discuss if or when the Bruins will fire Coach Julian
Ken, Rear and Ty get into a very solid week for the B's beating St Louis and the Flyers and losing a hard-fought game against the Predators. Is this team turning things around? Krug and Marchand are kicking things up a notch. The guys also talk about Claude and Sweeney's job security before getting into some big hits around the league this week.
Ken, Rear and Ty talk all things Bruins as they come off a 4-0 shutout win in Florida and head to Carolina later today. Did that victory save Claude's job? The boys get into Don Sweeney's recent comments on Claude's job and what the future holds for the black and gold.
"D-Wood" Joins the show to talk Brady vs. Rodgers and predicts a Patriots-Packers Super Bowl.
Hour 4. Bill Belichick holds his Friday press conference while Mut and Kirk try and play a game. Mut has a big announcement. Gerry calls in from the Inauguration on his crystal-clear cell phone.
Hour 3. Ben Volin shares a stat about Trump that will blow your mind. Mut wouldn't answer any questions about Trump's alleged sexual assaults.
Old Friend Tim Benz joins OMF, and while they regale tales of dysfunction, Benz manages to predict that the Patriots will win Sunday.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian enjoy the festivities ahead of the Inauguration, and give their predictions for Patriots-Steelers in the AFC Championship Game.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian love how Bill Belichick reacts to the plethora of stupid questions he receives from the Media during his Press Conferences.
Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe spend the day discussing the AFC Championship.
We close out the work week with the best sound clips of the day.
We check in with hall of famer Michael Irvin to find out what happened to his Dallas Cowboys and look at the remaining playoff match-ups.
Kirk Minihane brings Chad Finn back to the show to talk about the Charlotte Wilder story about the relationship between the Pats and Trump. Chad defends Charlotte for some of the story and her previous articles, Kirk still has problems with what he thinks is lazy reporting. Kirk and Chad also talk about whether a third sports station in Boston would be viable and if Curt Schilling will ever make it into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Kirk Minihane has a loud and very confrontational argument with media personality John Ziegler about the guilt or innocence of Jerry Sandusky. Kirk believes him to be guilty, John believes beyond a shadow of a doubt that Sandusky is innocent. Yes, it may be an old case, but you all remember it and this episode may change your mind about some of the things you previously thought with regards to Penn State, Jerry Sandusky, and Joe Paterno.
Kirk Minihane wants to sit down with both sports editors at the major newspapers in Boston. Only Boston Herald sports editor Sean Leahy took Kirk up on the invitation to join the show. What you will hear is a great conversation between two people who are very interested in the newspaper business and how that business has changed over the years and what the future holds for newspapers. Kirk and Sean talk about the ongoing and longstanding rivalry between the Herald and Globe.
Uncle Buck, George from S**t Pats Fans Say, and Jerry Thornton talk about the Patriots history in the AFC Championship game, the big wins, the bad losses, and what it will take for the Pats to win another AFC Championship game.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis wrap up the K&C week after a Friday show with Kirk, Mut and Ben Volin in studio.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap the Thursday K&C show featuring Jon Meterparel back in the saddle.
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