With preseason underway and just 15 days until opening night in Philadelphia, Brad Stevens and the Celtics have some questions to answer. Maybe the biggest of those remaining questions is regarding who will be the starting center, and while that answer has yet to be given, many fans certainly know who they don't want to start. If Brad Stevens' comments to the media today carry as much weight as they seem to, those fans might just be getting their wish.
Javonte Green created some serious buzz after the Celtics' 107-106 win over Charlotte in their Preseason Opener. Green played just 11 minutes, but recorded 15 points af he was perfect from the field, including what felt like a million dunks. So, because of that buzz and due to that impressive performance could we see Javonte Green bump Tacko Fall out of consideration for that last roster spot?
THE CELTICS ARE BACK. FINALLY. Well, kind of... at least preseason basketball is back and that will do just fine for now. We finally got a glimpse of this new team, as they took down the Bumble Bees 107-106.
A recent report out of the Eredivisie has stated that the Revolution have acquired 30-year-old left-back Alexander Büttner from Vitesse on a 2-year deal, with the potential option for a third year. While the initial rumor was broken by @MLSTransferFeed and the Dutch publication De Gelderlander early on Friday morning, confirmed reports have begun flowing in, including statements from Büttner himself. The former Manchester United defender has played for top-level clubs across Europe including Dynamo Moscow and RSC Anderlecht, following his initial signing for Vitesse in 2005 at the age of 16. Büttner spoke of the Revolution as being a “dream destination” after some persuasion from Dutch legend Wesley Sneijder to join Bruce Arena’s side.
This chapter is more or less meant to introduce people to the Patriots from the beginning. On November 16, 1959 Billy Sullivan, a local Boston businessman, was awarded the 8th and final slot in the AFL (American Football League). Locals submitted ideas for the team name and on February 20th, 1960 and the Boston Patriots was soon chosen. Artist Phil Bissel created the iconic original Pat Patriot logo.
The New England Patriots roster took another big hit on Wednesday afternoon as Jim McBride reported that the team will be placing Kicker Stephen Gostkowski on Injured Reserve. Further reports from Adam Schefter have confirmed that Gostkowski will be getting season ending surgery on his left hip. While it is easy to have recency bias and point to Gostkowski’s struggles, it is important to remember that no Kicker besides Gostkowski has been active for the Patriots since Shayne Graham filled in for injury in 2010.
One of the biggest detriments to the Celtics success last season was having too many mouths to feed in terms of playing time and shot attempts, and the palpable tension amongst the team that was created from that issue. With a revamped roster, it's possible that some of those problems may go out the window. Although the Celtics certainly lost a lot of talent over the offseason with Irving, Horford, Rozier, Morris and Baynes heading out the door, having less people to satisfy could potentially lead to a better on-court outcome despite the overall talent drop-off.
Too many Boston fans, and NBA fans in general, have cast out Gordon Hayward... So here is a video of him dropping 40 in a playoff game to remind you what this guy can do...
By: Spencer Weeks
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I want to start off by saying thank you so much for reading this series. I'm just a really passionate Patriots fan who wanted to use this space to just give you a little history about me and my family and why football means a lot more to me than just a game, especailly since the Patriots have come to dominiate this league.