Rajon Rondo is the clear star of this Celtics team, but there's one guard looking to make a big leap and another preparing for his first NBA season.
Between Marcus Thornton, Evan Turner, and rookie James Young, there's plenty of new players to create competition at the top of the wing position.
Tyler Zeller is looking to jumpstart a career that began with such promise but seemed to have stalled out a year ago in Cleveland.
1yDanny Ainge, the Boston Celtics' president of basketball operations, denied that Leandro Barbosa demanded a trade.
1yWhen the NBA All-Star voting is announced tonight, Rajon Rondo is expected to be named a starter for the first time in his career.
1yHis status is day-to-day as the C's close out their five-game homestand Friday night against the Bulls.
1yPaul Pierce and Kevin Garnett remember Austin Rivers as a high school kid quietly attending practices run by his father. Now he's an NBA peer . . . and, they admit, it's a little surreal.
1yDoc Rivers was worried about a letdown . . . and he was right.
1yBoston had a low energy night against New Orleans, falling 90-78 and ending a six game winning streak.
1yThe Celtics lose for the first time in seven games, as the Hornets take command in the second quarter and cruise to a 90-78 victory.