BOSTON Celtics


BOSTON — The Washington Wizards are one of the early favorites to emerge as an Eastern Conference power this season and the addition of former Celtic legend Paul Pierce is one of the main reasons.


The expectations for the Celtics are low for the upcoming season. 

That means there is room for some big surprises.


Here's your wakeup call -- a combination of newsworthy and/or interesting tidbits -- for Thursday, September 25:


There's been a lot of talk about the future of Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo.

The market has been set with Eric Bledsoe's five-year $70 million contract.


BELGRADE, Serbia - Former Serbian center Darko Milicic, known as one of the biggest flops in the history of the NBA draft, is switching from basketball to kickboxing.