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Pro Sports Column: Isiah Thomas trade proves Celtics’ future looks bright

Pro Sports Column: Isiah Thomas trade proves Celtics’ future looks bright

Jeremy Hayes
February 25
Filed under Basketball, Journal Pro Sports Column, Sports

Following the NBA trade deadline, the Celtics now have a true scorer in point guard Isiah Thomas. Thomas won’t just replace Rajon Rondo, but can top the former Celtic as a shooter. The Celtics traded bench player Marcus Thornton and a first-round pick they acquired from the Cleveland Cavaliers...

A closer look at the Rajon Rondo trade

A closer look at the Rajon Rondo trade

Jeremy Hayes
December 19
Filed under Journal Pro Sports Column, Sports

It is official: Rajon Rondo has been traded to the  Dallas Mavericks. Rumors swirled the Internet late Wednesday about Boston Celtics’ President and General Manager Danny Ainge listening to potential trade offers. ESPN writer Marc Stein broke the official news on Thursday of the two teams finalizing a...

Celtics preview: Surprises this season?

Celtics preview: Surprises this season?

Sammy Hurwitz
October 29
Filed under Basketball, Sports

by Sammy Hurwitz As the NBA tips off this week, the Boston Celtics’ season is still up in the air. Overall, the Celtics are still very young, and their contending status is very much in the air. It has become evident that this team goes as Rajon Rondo goes. Meaning that “no Rondo” will li...

Rondo’s injury hurts his leadership capability

Rondo’s injury hurts his leadership capability

Jeremy Hayes
October 1
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Rajon Rondo was stuck on the sidelines for the first half of the 2013-14 season after a devastating ACL tear. The veteran point guard returned for only 30 games, and although productive, did not make a large enough impact to help the Celtics win games. Rondo will miss even more precious time now,...

Boston Celtics are playing to win, not to tank

Boston Celtics are playing to win, not to tank

Jeremy Hayes
November 13
Filed under Sports

The deepest pool of draft prospects in a decade will be available for the 2014 NBA Draft, and many teams are looking to have a weak season to get a chance at a top draft pick. Not the Boston Celtics. The Celtics (4-4) are on a four-game win-streak after dismantling the Orlando Magic Monday night with a ...

NBA season ready to kick off, high expectations for the Celtics

NBA season ready to kick off,  high expectations for the Celtics

October 9
Filed under Sports

By: Chris Frangolini Every National Basketball Association Season there are new superstars that emerge and underdog teams that shock. This season will be no different as we traverse over the 82 game season. Will the Miami Heat three-peat? Will the hometown Boston Celtics make the playoffs? I will...

Small market teams making waves this NBA postseason

Small market teams making waves this NBA postseason

Alex Hall
June 6
Filed under Sports

In a league where half of the championships ever handed out have been won by teams from Boston or Los Angeles, it’s hard to say the NBA’s small market teams have thrived over its history. This postseason however, teams hailing from Oklahoma City, Memphis and San Antonio have come just as far or farther...

Why the NBA needs “Uniform”-ity

Why the NBA needs “Uniform”-ity

March 28
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Melissa Hanson  Asst. News Editor In the world of sports, what the players are wearing is never the first thing that comes to mind.  Fans would rather worry about the stats, performance, injuries, and trades of the players and their teams.  But, the fashion of national sports is not something th...

The Winners and Losers of the NBA Trade Deadline (spoiler: nothing happened)

The Winners and Losers of the NBA Trade Deadline (spoiler: nothing happened)

February 27
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Chris Frangolini  Journal Staff The NBA trade deadline ended Thursday Feb 21 at 3 p.m. with no significant blockbuster trades. Here are the winners and losers: Winners Golden State Warriors: Golden State traded forward Jeremy Tyler to Atlanta and guard Charles Jenkins to Philadelphia in “sep...

houghts from around the NBA

December 18
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Chris Frangolini  Journal Staff Are the Clippers Taking Over LA?: The basketball season has been underway for almost a month now. There have certainly been some surprises like the Los Angeles  Lakers abysmal 1-4 start. But have the reins been passed down to the Clippers? The Staples Center, ...

Editor’s word: Oct. 3, 2012

Editor’s word: Oct. 3, 2012

October 3
Filed under Staff Editorial

With the professional sports world’s focus fixed on the NFL and NCAA football seasons, some may forget that the 2012-2013 NBA season opener between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat is just weeks away. The obvious rivalry between the two teams, that has grown over the past few playoff seasons had a...

Editors’ NHL & NBA championship predictions

Editors’ NHL & NBA championship predictions

Mike Giannattasio
April 18
Filed under Sports

"NHL: "Bruins- the defending champs know how to get it done in the playoffs. They also have many returning Cup players and this experience will give them the edge. NBA: Bulls- they have an outstanding defense and a terrific bench, as well as the reigning NBA MVP Derrick Rose." -Mike Giannattasio, sports editor "NHL: "Brui...

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