The Green Scene
At the so called midway point of the NBA season, albeit some 50 plus games in, the Celtics remain in the bottom seven in the race for the "cream of the crop" in the coming draft. But it's all star weekend in New Orleans and there are / were two members of the Green in uniform. It happened in Friday nights Rising Star Challenge. Both Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk were voted as starters for "Team Webber" and both were very productive. Sullinger connected on three of his first four three point attempts in route to a 13 point performance while dishing out four assists. Olynyk fared well, mostly on the defensive side of the ball, grabbing 3 steals while blocking a shot. He also netted 9 points. Here are some other news and notes...
- The big news for the Celtics remains off the court, specifically Rajon Rondo. Will he be a member of the Celtics after Thursdays 3pm NBA trade deadline?! Much more, we will know the immediate as well as future direction of the franchise. If the belief is that he is a cornerstone, and there are plenty of mixed reviews on this subject, he more than likely stays and the near future is a little brighter. If dealt, quite simply, the rebuilding process will take longer and require some real patience for the Celtic faithful. Carmelo Anthony has hinted that he would take less money to stay in New York if the team would pursue impacting free agents. Rondo and Minnesota's Kevin Love are the two that come to the forefront. The Knicks could trade for Rondo, but that would obviously hinge on him signing a long term deal after 2014.
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