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Boston Celtics Daily Links 12/20/14

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Herald   Celtics Notebook: Nelson surprised to be on Celtics
Rondo remained a true pro as Celtics faltered
Celtics keep it simple to tame T’wolves
Rookie shows Smart outlook
Celtics 114, Timberwolves 98 (Friday, Dec. 19, '14)
Mavs owner Mark Cuban on Rajon Rondo trade: ‘We needed to be better defensively’

Globe   Did the Celtics Really Receive Anything of Value in Rondo Trade?
Kendrick Perkins Says Rondo Wanted Out of Boston
Post-Rondo Era Gets Off to Strong Start for Celtics
Danny Ainge Explains Decision to Trade Rajon Rondo
Danny Ainge says trade ‘was the right thing to do’
Rajon Rondo ready to start ‘new chapter’ in Dallas
Related Video - Celtics coach Brad Stevens on the Rondo trade -
Celtics pull away from Timberwolves


CelticsGreen  Comments from the Other Side - Timberwolves 12/19/14
Today's Video: New Celtics Presser, Danny Explains, Rondo Highlights
Celtics Dominate Fourth Again; Win 3rd Straight Over T-Wolves 114-98
CelticsBlog  The case for Brandan Wright: one of the league's most efficient big men
Now what? Picking up the pieces and moving on with the Celtics
Celtics beat the Timberwolves 114-98
Timing is everything - watch the Celtics at the trade deadline
Rajon Rondo is an eccentric magician, but business comes first for the Celtics

ESPN  Rajon Rondo 'fired up' to join Mavs
Danny Ainge: Very difficult to move Rondo
Celtics 114, Wolves 98: No Rondo, no problem
Celtics won't give up without Rondo
Prices up on Celtics vs. Mavs
Merry Mavericks: Newcomers ready to help
Dallas Mavericks frontrunners for Jermaine O'Neal after Rajon Rondo acquisition
Lex Nihil Novi  Walker's style in Need of Wiggle Room
Red's Army  What’s Next for Marcus Smart?
Recap: Celtics beat T-Wolves to Move to 1-0 in Post-Rondo Era
Your Morning Dump… Where the Celtics have the 8th seed

SI.com   Why so many injuries in the NBA? Be surprised there aren't more
Sporting News  With Rajon Rondo gone, Celtics plan next moves, what to do with new players
CLNS Radio   [VIDEO] Rajon Rondo Introduced as a Dallas Maverick
No Rondo? No problem. Celtics crush Timberwolves - The Garden Report
Boston Celtics: Week in Review
Celtics.com   Keys to the Game: Celtics 114, Timberwolves 98

CSNNE  Ainge on trading Rondo: It was very difficult
Blakely: ‘Sigh of relief’ with Rajon Rondo trade
Stevens: ‘Ball was moving great’ vs Wolves
Studs and duds: Olynyk, Smart, Green impress
Olynyk powers Celtics past Wolves, 114-98
Ainge should think hard about trading Jeff Green

NESN  Danny Ainge Bit Hard, Made Difficult Decision To Trade Rajon Rondo
Reporter Asks Rajon Rondo Why He Chose Mavs; Awkwardness Ensues (Video)
Rajon Rondo ‘Dying To Get A Ring Again’ With Mavericks After Trade
Celtics Notes: Kelly Olynyk Keeps Rolling As C’s Start New Era Off Right
Brad Stevens: Rajon Rondo Had ‘Tremendous Impact’ On Celtics Franchise
Jameer Nelson Excited To Join Forces With Avery Bradley After Past Battles
Marcus Smart Not Taking Celtics’ Point Guard Job For Granted
Brad Stevens Doesn’t Expect Rajon Rondo Trade To Trigger Major Changes

Celtics Hub   A New Era Begins: Boston Celtics 114, Minnesota T'Wolves 98
Game 24 Grades: Celtics 114, T'Wolves 98
With Rondo Gone, Can Marcus Smart Lead the Celtics?
Green Street   Right move to trade Rajon Rondo, but Celtics waited too long
Without Rondo, Celtics Team Effort Traps Timberwolves
CBS Sports  Stevens: Rondo Trade ‘Great Opportunity’ For Young Celtics To Step Up Leadership
Causeway Street Blog  Defending the Rondo Trade
Olynyk's 21 points leads C's in first game without Rondo
Evaluating the Return for Rondo

Celtics Talk  Celtics top Timberwolves, 114-98
Mass Live  Rondo in Mavs press conference: 'I'm fired up and ready to go'
Kelly Olynyk's 21 points lead balanced attack asCeltics push past Timberwolves
Ainge explains why Celtics traded Rondo: 'Emotional' but 'the right thing to do'
Jeff Green, Boston Celtics teammates react to Rajon Rondo trade
After Rondo trade, Ainge says Celtics 'not actively pursuing' additional moves for now
Celtics Today  Key Points for Rondo in Dallas
Mavs Moneyball  A fond farewell to Brandan Wright and Jae Crowder
Rajon Rondo introductory Mavericks press conference quoteboard
Quoteboard for the first Mavs practice after Rajon Rondo trade

USA Today Rajon Rondo can be himself again with Mavericks
Pro Basketball Talk  Danny Ainge says uncertainty about Celtics’ ability to re-sign Rondo prompted trade to Dallas
Bleacher Report  Why Evaluating Rajon Rondo's Worth Has to Go Beyond the Box Score
Boston Celtics Won't Give Up on Season After Rajon Rondo Trade
Does Rajon Rondo Trade Give Dallas Mavericks Best Starting Lineup in the NBA?
Blueprint for Marcus Smart to Become Boston Celtics' Next Great Point Guard
Press Herald  Red Claws rally to beat Erie
Hardwood Houdini   Lost In The Shuffle - Vitor Faverani
Gloucester Times  Hard to believe Rondo not worth more
Patriot Ledger  CELTICS NOTEBOOK: First game without Rajon Rondo is a winner
Yahoo  Darko Milicic loses kickboxing debut, still declares his invincibility
Kendrick Perkins: Rajon Rondo wanted out of Boston

Elbow Jumpers   Why Jae Crowder is the Next Great Celtics Fan Favorite
Sun Journal   Red Claws win again, stay perfect at home
Orlando Sentinel  Magic Insider: Former Magic PG Jameer Nelson on move again after trade
Enterprise News  Brad Stevens praises Rajon Rondo
Washington Post  Ainge says impending free agency led to Rondo deal
Rajon Rondo’s move to Dallas – and spotlight – should end disinterested play
CSN Philly Sixers a better product than lazy tanking stories suggest
Star Telegram  Bond formed on ‘86 Celtics helped form potential coup by the Mavs
Upside Motor  What Rondo's Departure Means for Celtics 2014 Draft Picks
Wash Times Herald  Raising boys the Zeller way