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...
We had an impromptu visit from Peter King from SI / MMQB to our Fenway Studios and decided to talk some NFL and Patriots with him.
Pete talks with The Senator, Phil Perry about the Patriots trading for Dwayne Allen, ruling out a return to New England for Martellus Bennett. They also talk about the potential future of Patriots backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo and some of the big names in NFL free agency
Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.
Dale, Holley and Rich Keefe discuss NBA lottery pick Lonzo Ball with his very outspoken father Lavar Ball. The guys touch on the Celtics, his feud with his sons' high school coach, Lonzo being better than Steph Curry and much more.
Kirk, Gerry, and Alex Reimer discuss whether or not Isaiah Thomas will win a title in Boston.
Gerry, Kirk, and Trenni react to the Celtics loss against the Suns.
Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe catch-up with former Sox GM Theo Epstein who is in town with the World Champion Cubs to take on the Sox this weekend.
We sit down with the manager of the Sox, John Farrell, for our weekly interview.
Rob Bradford is joined by Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Craig Breslow, who is one of the foremost authorities among professional athletes when it comes to understanding how charities work. Not only does Breslow head up his own charity, the Strike 3 Foundation, but also proactively has taken the Boston Globe to task via a letter to the editor after a 2013 article criticizing the allocation of funds for high-profile athlete's charities. Breslow digs into the recent controversy surrounding Tom Brady's affiliation with Best Buddies, explaining why the recent Globe article was misguided.
Gerry and Kirk read some inspiring quotes from Tony Robbins and Curtis is all set to see the man himself in June.
Tony Robbins fans were sent to the hospital after getting injured walking over coals and Pat is a massive fan of Tony Robbins.
Gerry, Kirk and Arcand react to Brady getting into a business relationship with Tony Robbins.
Night 1 of the draft has passed and Jimmy Garoppolo is still here. The general consensus on the Bears was that they screwed up their draft. And Larry Bird is out in Indiana. Is there hope for Ordway's Paul George dream?
The offensive issues for this Red Sox team are becoming more and more obvious. We also react to our interview with Pedro Martinez.
Chris Sale basically took on Tanaka and the Yankees by himself last night. And the Sox hot corner of days past seem to be gone as far as third base goes.
Final two hours of Dale and Holley with Keefe for a Friday.
Dale, Holley and Keefe discuss a variety of topics for the first two hours of Freestyle Friday.
We close out the week with another edition of the madness and LAROY!!!!!!!!!!! takes you into the weekend.
Kirk Minihane, Springsteen super fan, is joined by Garry W. Tallent, founding member of the E Street Band. Kirk and Garry talk about what it's like on tour with Bruce, how the band goes about selecting songs for the tour, Garry's projects away from the band, and Garry's upcoming solo tour that will bring him to the New England area.
Kirk Minihane, future radio hall of famer, sits down with current radio hall of famer Howie Carr. Kirk and Howie talk about Howie's latest book Kennedy Babylon. If you like famous people engaging in sex scandals, hard drug taking, and murder this is the podcast for you. Its a fascinating look at Boston's most famous family and the problems that took the family down.
Kirk Minihane, host and overlord of the morning show, brings Gerry Callahan and producers Chris and Ken into the studio to hear his show proposal. Kirk is thinking about making some changes to the morning show and wants to hear his crew's opinion.
Ben and Alex talk to Charlie Stillitano, the man responsible for the International Champions Cup. He has created tournaments for the biggest teams in the world to be played in the US every summer. This year he will bring Juventus and Roma to play in Foxboro on July 30th.
Ken and Chris have the Good Weekend recap of a Friday Christian Arcand edition of K&C.
It’s Day 1 of the NFL Draft tonight so Jim Hackett & Pete Davidson offer a little pre-draft fodder for you featuring the Top Tight Ends and Top Wide Receivers. It’s Day 1 of the draft so there’s a lot of focus on the Top Tier talent who you could see drafted tonight including analysis on OJ Howard, Evan Engram & David Njoku; all Tight Ends that could be drafted in tonight’s 1st Round – a rarity. The analysis deepens with more focus on the Top 10 Tight Ends including Jake Butt, Bucky Hodges and Jordan Leggett. Then the boys turn to the Top Wide Receivers, including John Ross, Corey Davis, Mike Williams and JuJu Smith-Shuster. We’ll see where these guys land tonight, but you can learn more and have a few laughs right now.
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Hour 3. Kirk goes on his second rant of the day. Minihane orders Alex’s and Gerry’s mics to be turned off and hosts the show by himself.More from this show
Hour 3. Kyle Kennedy's lawyer joins K&C to talk about yesterday's press conference . K&C insider Rabbit calls in to talk about the news surrounding Kyle Kennedy.More from this show
Christian Arcand made his triumphant return to K&C and the guys talked about the future of Jimmy Garoppolo.More from this show