Garnett blogs about loss, season

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Garnett blogs about loss, season

Kevin Garnett did not speak to the media after the Celtics were eliminated by the Heat in Game 5. He did, however, take to his Anta blog today to reflect on the loss and the season:

"As you know, we were knocked out of the playoffs by Miami.It's unfortunate that we are out and in my mind didn't reach our potential.Taking the last couple of days to think about things and the season was long.Their were ups and downs all season and dealing with teammates, leaving teammates, gaining teammates.Long hours, flights, practices, workouts, etc...Another season under my belt, but not satisfying.I'll be getting back to the "lab" (workouts and court work) to work on my craft, so I can keep improving.I will be working on my skills and constantly trying to get better.

"Quick shout out to my man Shaq, who is the best.He worked hard all season, but couldn't get his achilles right.

"Amazing to think that I was playing with so many potential HOF (hall of famers).I will remember these times, on and off the court.This will be a memorable season!!!

"Thank you all so much for your constant support and encouragement throughout the season.Hanging in with us through the ups and downs of the season.Your support gets me through and pushes me to be better.I will be back in China sometime in July or August, so stay tuned.I met so many of you all last summer, that it will be exciting to meet more."

Garnett finished the regular season averaging 14.9 points at 53-percent from the field, 8.9 rebounds, and 31.3 minutes per game (71 games).

In the postseason he averaged 14.9 points but shot just 44-percent while grabbing 10.9 rebounds in 36.4 minutes per game (nine games).

Garnett is going into his last year of a three year contract extension he signed with the Celtics before the 2007-08 season -- he had two years remaining on his contract before the extension.

There was some speculation as to whether or not he would consider retirement, but there was no mention or signs pointing toward that in his blog.

Isaiah Thomas goes 12-for-12 in Seahawks free throw contest

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Isaiah Thomas goes 12-for-12 in Seahawks free throw contest

Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas has a career free throw percentage of .863 in six seasons in the NBA.

But in a free throw contest against Seattle Seahawks wideout - and free throw champion - Tyler Lockett, Thomas went a perfect 12-for-12.

Celtics waive guard/forward John Holland

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Celtics waive guard/forward John Holland

BOSTON –  The Boston Celtics moved one step closer towards trimming down its overcrowded roster with the waiving of John Holland.

The 27-year-old would have gone into training camp with a very slim shot at making the roster. He signed a two-year deal that would have been worth $874,636 for the 2016-2017 season.

However, the contract was non-guaranteed and would have more than likely been used as part of a potential trade.

But no such deal materialized.

So rather than have the 6-foot-5 guard/forward in training camp with the odds heavily stacked against him making the team, Boston waived him now so that he has enough time to either go to training camp with another NBA team or sign with a team overseas.

Holland, who starred at Boston University, has already played overseas in France, Spain and Turkey in addition to having played with the Development League’s Canton Charge last season.

He played in one game for the Boston Celtics.

The Celtics now have 18 players in training camp, 16 of which have guaranteed contracts.

Celtics’ Jaylen Brown voted most athletic by fellow rookies

Celtics’ Jaylen Brown voted most athletic by fellow rookies

The NBA’s 38 rookies had their annual photo shoot and were polled by NBA.com with a couple of questions about their class. When asked which rookie was the most athletic among them, the Celtics’ Jaylen Brown, the No. 3 pick overall last June, won in a landslide.

Here are the results of that question:  

1. Jaylen Brown, Boston -- 38.7%

2. Brice Johnson, L.A. Clippers -- 16.1%

3. Marquese Chriss, Phoenix -- 9.7%

T-4. Malik Beasley, Denver -- 6.5%

Kay Felder, Cleveland -- 6.5%

Gary Payton II, Houston -- 6.5%

Providence guard Kris Dunn, No. 5 pick of the Minnesota Timberwolves was the freshman class’ pick to win rookie of the year honors, with 29 percent of the vote, followed by No. 2 pick Brandon Ingram of the Lakers and No. 1 pick Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers.

Click here for the complete poll.