Worst week ever


Worst week ever

It's hard to remember a more depressing Boston sports week than the one we all just experienced. To tell you the truth, I don't want to remember a more depressing Boston sports week. Even if I tried, I'd probably just jinx the whole thing and trigger another string of disasters.

KG would re-injure his knee tonight in Atlanta. Nathan Horton would get blindsided by a runaway Islanders defenseman. Giselle would announce that she's pregnant with Bernard Pollard's baby. The Sox would discover that Mike Napoli never had any intention of signing with Boston and that they've spent the last two months being catfished by Izzy Alcantara.

Huh? I don't know. I think we're all a little out of it after this last week.

The end of the Patriots season . . . what feels like the end of the Celtics season . . . the Bruins haven't been that bad (or remotely close), but they still managed to drop a heart breaker to the rival Rangers . . . Can it get any worse? Damn straight. So let's just cross our fingers and be thankful that are only two days left.

Not that next week looks all that promising either.

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Celtics roster at 17 after waiving Georges-Hunt, Lee and Jones


Celtics roster at 17 after waiving Georges-Hunt, Lee and Jones

BOSTON – The Boston Celtics made their first player cuts of training camp by waiving Marcus Georges-Hunt, Damion Lee and Jalen Jones on Thursday.

The Celtics roster now stands at 17, two more than the league-maximum which Boston has to get down to by Monday at 5 p.m. EST

Ben Bentil, who was selected by Boston with the No. 51 pick in last June’s NBA draft out of Providence College, is expected to be the next player waived by Boston.

That would still leave the Celtics needing to waive at least one more player.

The final spot is expected to come down to R.J. Hunter and James Young, both of whom have been solid in the preseason which has made this one of the tougher roster decisions the Celtics have had to make under fourth-year coach Brad Stevens.