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Tyler Zeller More Likely To Start For Celtics Than Be Traded

Tyler Zeller is now eligible to be traded by the Boston Celtics, but he is more likely to become their starting center.

Zeller's agent Sam Goldfeder said his client should also benefit from having a familiarity with Brad Stevens who recruited both of his brothers.

"Coach Stevens is someone the Zeller family thought a great deal about as a man," Goldfeder told CSNNE.com. "Forget about basketball. Everyone knows he's a great basketball coach. But they really liked him as a person. He's a good person and Tyler is also a good person. They share similar values off the court. I think that obviously, Brad expects excellence on the court, discipline, hard work and that's what Tyler is all about."

Via A. Sherrod Blakely/Comcast

Celtics Unaware Of Possible Trade Demands From Rajon Rondo

Rich Gotham, president of the Boston Celtics, said the team is unaware of any reported trade demand made by Rajon Rondo.

"If he's made that demand it hasn't been directed to the Celtics," Gotham said. "I've not heard (about wanting out). Rajon's been working out all summer. He's been here. This is his home."

Rondo reportedly has informed the Celtics that he hopes for a trade from the team, but he and his agent refuted the speculation.

Via Gary Washburn/Boston Globe

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.

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Celtics, Mavericks Were Also Interested In Bruno Caboclo

Bruno Caboclo showed flashes of his potential during Summer League and will be on the Raptors' roster next season.

Falk: Trading Turner Wasn't Blockbuster For 76ers

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

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.
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