Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics aren't naive. They certainly will try until the end, but know that getting Kevin Love probably isn't in the cards.
The Celtics have made a number of offseason moves so far, but Jared Sullinger's growth and development will still be a major key to future success.
1yA. Sherrod Blakely has the C's-Bulls preview before Friday night's game. Will Boston settle for jumpers again, or look for other options?
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.