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Rajon Rondo Denies Asking Celtics For Trade

Rajon Rondo and his agent Bill Duffy have strongly denied a report that he wants to be traded by the Boston Celtics.

"Neither Bill nor Rajon know where this has come from, but it didn't come from them," Alyson Furch said in a text tonight. "They want this on the record. Neither has spoken to anyone about this."

Rondo is entering the final season of his contract with the Celtics.

Via Mark Murphy/Boston Herald

Report: Rondo Told Celtics He 'Wants Out'

Rajon Rondo has informed the Boston Celtics that he "wants out," according to a report.

Rondo has indicated that he will not re-sign with the Celtics in 2015 and that he would not re-sign with the Sacramento Kings, who have been linked to the point guard, either.

 

Via Jackie MacMullan/ESPN

Celtics Sign Rodney McGruder, Christian Watford To Camp Deals

The Boston Celtics have signed Rodney McGruder and Christian Watford to camp contracts.

Watford played in Summer League for the Detroit Pistons and Golden State Warriors.

McGruder spent part of last season with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Via Mark Deeks/Hoop365

Tim Frazier Signs Camp Contract With Celtics

Tim Frazier has signed a camp invite contract with the Boston Celtics.

Frazier joins an already crowded point guard position for the Celtics.

Frazier will likely end up playing for the Maine Red Claws in the D-League if he stays in the organization.

Via Jeff Clark/CelticsBlog

Dairis Bertans To Stay With Bilbao Amid Camp Invites, League Conflict

Dairis Bertans received multiple invitations to NBA training camp, but the Boston Celtics’ summer league guard has decided to stay with Bilabo in Spain, a source told RealGM.

Bertans’ playing future had been in question due to the conflict between Bilbao and the Spanish ACB league. He’ll now remain with the Spanish club in the ACB.

Bertans averaged nearly seven points and two rebounds in three games for the Celtics in Orlando last month. The 6-foot-4 guard suffered a freak head injury in a game where he was carted off in a stretcher and to the hospital.

Bertans, 24, averaged 10.4 points and 1.6 rebounds for Bilbao a season ago. His brother, Davis Bertans, was a draft acquisition of San Antonio in 2011 and spent time around the Spurs’ organization this summer before re-signing overseas.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Celtics Building Patiently After Failing To Produce Offseason 'Fireworks'

The Boston Celtics were unable to make a major move this offseason, failing in their efforts to trade for Kevin Love.

Wyc Grousbeck alluded to "fireworks" back in March when describing the Celtics' offseason plans.

“I said we’d try for fireworks and we tried,” Grousbeck said. “I’m reasonably content that first of all we tried as hard as we could and second of all we added some good pieces. But we have maintained our draft picks and we’ve maintained more building in the future as opposing to firing all the bullets now.

“We’re going to have to go the more patient route.”

The Celtics lacked the necessary assets to trade for Love, but instead have acquired Marcus Smart, James Young, Tyler Zeller and Marcus Thornton this offseason.

“How happy do I look?” said Grousbeck. “We were all patient, everybody, the fans were patient in the early 2000s and we have to believe they know how to build in the NBA isn’t a quick flip of the switch. In almost all cases, it is years of preparation in this league.

“You gotta get the superstars, so you’ve got to build up the assets to get them and that’s what we’re trying to do.”

Via Gary Washburn/Boston Globe

Vitor Faverani Crashes Car Into Bus, Arrested For Drunk Driving

Vitor Faverani faces drunken driving charges after running a red light with his car and colliding with a bus Sunday morning in Spain, according to La Opinión de Málaga, a Spanish newspaper.

Faverani averaged 4.4 points and 3.5 rebounds in 37 games last season with the Boston Celtics.

Faverani tested three times higher than the local blood alcohol limit in Spain.

Via Gary Dzen/Boston Globe

Brian Scalabrine Returns To Celtics As Broadcaster

Brian Scalabrine announced on Monday that he will return to the Boston Celtics' organization as a commentator alongside Mike Gorman and Tommy Heinsohn.

Scalabrine was demoted from the Golden State Warriors' coaching staff last season after a reported rift with Mark Jackson.

Scalabrine was part of the 2008 championship Celtics team.

Celtics, Mavericks Were Also Interested In Bruno Caboclo

The Toronto Raptors were hoping to select Tyler Ennis with the No. 20 overall pick, but he was selected by the Phoenix Suns at No. 18.

The Raptors could have gambled on waiting to select Bruno Caboclo at No. 37, but there was a chance of another team taking him. Both the Dallas Mavericks and Boston Celtics were interested in Caboclo.

“In my room, there was no debate,” Masai Ujiri said. “Instead of going through the stress of trying to get him at No. 37, we decided to get the guy we really liked now.”

Caboclo showed flashes of his potential during Summer League and will be on the Raptors' roster next season. Ujiri is also not a fan of stashing players overseas.

“When a guy goes overseas you don’t get to monitor him as closely, to see if he is getting stronger, to see all of what he is doing,” Ujiri said. “Keeping him here, we can do that. When he needs playing time, send him to the D-League. He can play in NBA practices, he can go through a training camp and after the year we will wait to see where he is and what more he needs to develop.”

Via Chris Mannix/Sports Illustrated

Falk: Trading Turner Wasn't Blockbuster For 76ers

Evan Turner's agent, David Falk, believes the Philadelphia 76ers didn't make an expecially strong trade in dealing his client to the Indiana Pacers.

“I don’t think it’s about expectations,” Falk said. “I think he and Jrue Holiday were terrific together. And we had asked Philadelphia his entire fourth year, repeatedly, we urged him to please not trade [Turner]. He was really having fun. He was very productive playing for Brett Brown. and it’s not like they got a lot for the trade [to Indiana].

“They got a second-round pick for he and Lavoy Allen, and had to pay off many millions of dollars to Danny Granger to make the deal. I don’t think it was exactly a blockbuster deal for Philly. The situation could have been better.”

Turner signed with the Boston Celtics this offseason.

Via Gary Washburn/Boston Globe

Boston Celtics Archives

Celtics Ready To Move On From Kevin Love Trade Talks

The Celtics have been unable to deliver an attractive enough proposal to the Wolves for Kevin Love.

Evan Turner Agrees To Deal With Celtics

Evan Turner will sign for a portion of the Celtics' midlevel exception.

Evan Turner Receives Interest From Celtics, Wolves

Evan Turner has found his market to be tepid in free agency.

Rockets To Pursue Trade For Rajon Rondo Or Kevin Love

The Rockets hope to acquire another star player via trade after Chris Bosh decided to stay with the Heat.

Warriors Considered Trading For Brandon Bass With TPE

The Warriors acquired the TPE last season in their trade with the Jazz.

Cavs, Nets, Celtics Agree Upon Three-Team Trade

The trade allows the Cavaliers to create approximately $24 million in cap space, with LeBron James' max contract being worth $20.7 million.

Lance Stephenson Receiving Interest From Lakers, Mavericks, Celtics

The Pacers have offered a five-year, $44 million contract to Lance Stephenson.

Celtics Agree To Four-Year, $32M Deal With Avery Bradley

Avery Bradley is a restricted free agent and was also drawing interest from the 76ers.

Celtics Made Direct Call To Jordan Hill

The Celtics have zeroed in on Jordan Hill as one of their free agent targets.

Kent Bazemore Receives Personal Call From Brad Stevens, Interest Elsewhere

Kent Bazemore also received free-agent interest from the Mavericks and Hawks.

Isaiah Thomas Receives Interest From Celtics, Mavs, Warriors, Heat, Pistons, Suns

Isaiah Thomas is a restricted free agent, giving the Kings the ability to match any offer sheet or execute a sign-and-trade.

Avery Bradley Receives Interest From Celtics, 76ers

Avery Bradley is a restricted free agent, giving the Celtics the ability to match any offer sheet.

Lakers, Bulls, Rockets, Celtics, Thunder Lead NBA In 14-15 Profits

The Lakers are projected to make $100.1 million in profit for the 13-14 NBA season, comfortably the best in the NBA.

Smart Feels He Fits Alongside Rondo, Ready To Learn From Him

The Celtics already have a point guard in Rajon Rondo, but Marcus Smart feels he can play alongside Rondo and also learn from him.

76ers, Celtics, Lakers Most Likely To Draft Joel Embiid

With concerns about his health, Joel Embiid is expected to fall out of the top two slots of the NBA Draft.

Ron Adams Leaves Celtics For Warriors

The Warriors have hired Ron Adams as assistant coach.

Celtics Could Trade Rondo, Green If They Fail To Acquire Love

The Celtics are not giving up in their discussions with the Timberwolves.

Celtics May Have Best Offer On Table To Wolves For Kevin Love

The Celtics continue to pursue a trade for Kevin Love, offering the No. 6 and No. 17 picks in this year's draft, along with future No. 1's and young players such as Jared Sullinger or Kelly Olynyk.

Sources: Timberwolves Not Enamored With Celtics' Potential Offer For Kevin Love

Kevin Love is willing to consider the scenario of a trade to the Celtics followed by an extension, according to sources.

Celtics, Lakers, Kings, Hornets, Wolves, Suns Open To Trading Lottery Pick

The idea of a lottery pick in this year's draft being available in trade talks is a surprising development, but several teams appear amenable to a deal.
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