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October 2012 - Preseason starts the season

The Celtics finally got back to playing basketball.

Run baby, run! Celtics look to push the pace - CelticsBlog

The Celtics are a brick wall on defense. Year in, year out they are ranked at the top of the league in any defensive metric. They stifle their opponents with great rotations, communication, and killer execution. Then they get the ball and walk... slowly.... up the court. You almost get a sense that they'd rather still be playing defense.

Small ball: Doc flexing versatility muscle - CelticsBlog

Doc has put on a premium on running the ball and scoring in transition this season and it sounds like today's workout at Waltham utilized the team's versatility that we've been excited about all summer:

Doc Rivers preaching patience as the new season approaches - CelticsBlog

That's a lot of turnover for a team that has championship hopes. So you can understand why Doc Rivers is preaching patience. Even though this team is deeper and more talented than they were at the end of last year, they still have to figure out their rotations and roles to be successful.

The Boston Celtics are obsessed with the Miami Heat - CelticsBlog

Let's just say it. The Boston Celtics have an obsession with the Miami Heat. I don't even think they are trying hard to hide it anymore.

The Boston Celtics have great depth this year - CelticsBlog

Go right down the roster: Playing alongside or backing up Rondo is a list of 5 combo guards, 3 or 4 of whom could be starting on most teams. Pierce finally has a reliable backup 3 in Green, who is good enough that Doc will need to find ways to use him as a 4 as well. Brandon Bass and Kevin Garnett return as the frontcourt starters for now. But backing them up are Jared Sullinger, Chris Wilcox, and Darko Milicic (a first round steal and two potential bargains at the vet min. each). You can also toss in Jason Collins when you need 6 fouls and a big defensive body.

Unconfirmed: Kris Joseph makes Celtics roster, Dionte Christmas and Jamar Smith waived - CelticsBlog

According to Pete Yannopoulos, an NBA insider from TSN Radio 690 in Montreal, is reporting that the Celtics have waived Jamar Smith and Dionte Christmas and guaranteed Kris Joseph's contract.

Celtics finally face Fenerbahce Ulker in first Preseason game - CelticsBlog

After 6 days of practice and very competitive scrimmaging between green and white teams, the Celtics finally get to play against some new blood. Fenerbahce is a tough team and should be a good first test for this new look Celtic team.

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