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  1. Change is Stevens' biggest challenge

    Chris Forsberg

    LOS ANGELES -- In the days before the All-Star break, Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens was asked if his team's recent success could be traced in part to roster continuity. Stevens chuckled at the suggestion, but later admitted that three weeks witho...

    Blog | February 21, 2015
  2. Practice: Olynyk 'very unlikely' for Friday

    Chris Forsberg

    Chris Forsberg/ESPNBoston.comThe Celtics got back to work on Wednesday in Sacramento.SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Boston Celtics second-year big man Kelly Olynyk did not practice Wednesday as his teammates reconvened in Sacramento after an extended All-Star...

    Blog | February 18, 2015
  3. What we're watching in Celtics' second half

    Chris Forsberg

    Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens said last week that he hoped Wednesday's first-half closing win over the Eastern Conference-leading Atlanta Hawks would give his team some extra motivation to get back to work after an extended All-Star recess. The C...

    Blog | February 15, 2015
  4. Who would win Celts dunk contest?

    Chris Forsberg

    The Boston Celtics don't have any entrants in the skills events at NBA All-Star Saturday night, so the question was put to Evan Turner before the break: Who would win an intrasquad slam dunk contest? The query temporarily stumped Turner, who began...

    Blog | February 14, 2015
  5. Rising Star snub won't look Smart in future

    Chris Forsberg

    There are far more egregious snubs than being overlooked for the NBA's Rising Stars challenge at All-Star weekend. And yet Boston Celtics fans probably scoffed a bit on Friday night if they caught a glimpse of the annual rookie/sophomore showcase and...

    Blog | February 13, 2015
  6. Star-less C's embrace break, hope roster intact when they reconve...

    Chris Forsberg

    BOSTON -- With no teammates or close friends participating in this year's All-Star game, Boston Celtics guard Evan Turner plans to search for alternate viewing options on Sunday night. "That Fifty Shades of Grey is coming out," said Turner. "I mig...

    Blog | February 12, 2015
  7. Olynyk won't play in Rising Stars game

    Chris Forsberg

    BOSTON -- Boston Celtics second-year big man Kelly Olynyk will not play in Friday's Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star weekend and is hoping he's closer to a return to game action when the team reconvenes out west next week. Olynyk, nursing an ank...

    Blog | February 11, 2015
  8. Practice: Olynyk out until after break

    Chris Forsberg

    WALTHAM, Mass. -- Some leftover headlines after the Boston Celtics practiced on Saturday at the team's training facility: Olynyk out until after All-Star break Celtics coach Brad Stevens said he was told before Saturday's session that inj...

    Blog | January 31, 2015
  9. Olynyk on world roster at Rising Stars game

    Chris Forsberg

    Boston Celtics second-year big man Kelly Olynyk was named to the World roster for this year's Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star weekend. Olynyk, a Canada native, is part of the 10-man international roster that will compete against a 10-man U.S. s...

    Blog | January 28, 2015
  10. This rising star's challenge: Delivering a KO punch at both ends ...

    Chris Forsberg

    The NBA announced Wednesday that the annual Rising Stars Challenge will shift to a USA vs. the World format for this year's event at All-Star Weekend in New York. The league's assistant coaches will choose 10 players for each team from the eligible f...

    Blog | January 21, 2015
  11. Rookie Marcus Smart starts vs. Heat

    Chris Forsberg

    Boston Celtics rookie Marcus Smart drew his first career start in Sunday's game against the Miami Heat. Three days after the Celtics traded All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks, Smart shuffled into the starting role. Evan Turne...

    Blog | December 21, 2014
  12. Rajon Rondo returns to practice

    Chris Forsberg

    WALTHAM, Mass. -- Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo said he had been hopeful to make it to the NBA All-Star break in February before having screws removed from his surgically repaired left hand, but lingering discomfort led to him begrudgingly u...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  13. Rajon Rondo back at practice after surgical procedure to remove s...

    Chris Forsberg

    Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo said he had hoped to make it to the All-Star break in February before having screws removed from his surgically repaired left hand, but lingering discomfort led to him begrudgingly undergoing the procedure last weekend.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2014
  14. Rondo engaging in non-contact work

    Chris Forsberg

    Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo is participating in non-contact offensive drills during team practices, but coach Brad Stevens stressed that the All-Star point guard is still a ways away from being cleared for contact and his timeline for retu...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  15. Stevens: Rondo 'a big part' of future

    Chris Forsberg

    Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Rajon Rondo is "a big part of what we're doing" and heaped praise on the All-Star point guard whose future has been the source of constant speculation as he enters the final year of his contract. "I love him,...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  16. Stevens on Rondo: 'Anxious' for new year

    Chris Forsberg

    WALTHAM, Mass. -- Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens said that captain Rajon Rondo has been a consistent presence when veteran players gather at the team's practice facility for morning workouts recently and believe's his All-Star point guard is anxio...

    Blog | June 11, 2014