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  1. Rajon Rondo 'fired up' to join Mavs

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- The opportunity to play for a contender again has Rajon Rondo feeling revitalized after leaving a rebuilding franchise in the Boston Celtics. "There's one goal that you have in mind, and I'm dying to get another ring again," Rondo said i...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  2. Dallas Mavericks players welcome addition of point guard Rajon Ro...

    Tim MacMahon

    The opportunity to play for a contender again has Rajon Rondo feeling revitalized after leaving a rebuilding franchise in the Boston Celtics.

    Story | Conversation | December 19, 2014
  3. Rajon Rondo trade to Dallas Mavericks signals championship push

    Jean-Jacques Taylor

    The arrival of Rajon Rondo shows Mark Cuban's commitment to building a title contender in Dallas, Jean-Jacques Taylor writes.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2014
  4. Wizards-Celtics Preview

    Wizards-Celtics Preview

    Preview | December 06, 2014
  5. Deep thoughts: Threes weren't only issue

    Chris Forsberg

    If the Boston Celtics' season-opening win Wednesday led to rampant optimism, Saturday's 104-90 loss to the Houston Rockets probably evened things out. Facing a legitimate Western Conference contender, the Celtics let the game get away from them in th...

    Blog | November 02, 2014
  6. Slow rebuild might trump quick fix

    Chris Forsberg

    Rebuilding stinks. And after the Boston Celtics endured a 57-loss campaign this past season, everyone from players to coaches to executives to fans can agree on that. But it's also a necessary evil. The only way to get back to contender status -- ...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  7. Boston Celtics may benefit by opting for slow rebuild rather than...

    Chris Forsberg

    It may not sound appealing to C's fans, but a slow rebuild could beat a quick fix.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2014
  8. Clippers finally looking like a contender

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES - In the waning moments of the Los Angeles Clippers' 48-point victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday, Glen "Big Baby" Davis got up during a timeout and entertained his teammates by dancing to Alexandra Stan's "Mr. Saxobeat." I...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  9. Celtics-Suns Preview

    Celtics-Suns Preview

    Preview | February 18, 2014
  10. Insider: What is Ainge up to?

    Chris Forsberg

    ESPN Insider's Kevin Pelton examined the Boston Celtics roster and the team's collection of future draft picks while analyzing how the team can return to contender status. A snippet regarding the team's stash of picks: Projecting the potential value...

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  11. Ranking the NBA's tiers of power before the 2013-14 season

    Zach Lowe

    Tanking teams! Contenders standing pat! Thoughtful roster tweaks! When evaluating the NBA's new tiers of power, there is one constant: LeBron & Co. still reign.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2013
  12. Where do C's rank in the East?

    ESPNBoston.com

    While some have pondered whether the Celtics might be too competitive for their own rebuilding good, ESPN Insider Tom Haberstroh offers a sobering take on Boston's contender status while ranking all 15 Eastern Conference teams as they currently stand...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  13. Dudley relishes being a contender again

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES - Jared Dudley and Steve Nash were teammates with the Phoenix Suns for four seasons before Nash was traded to the Lakers last summer. This summer, Dudley joined Nash in Los Angeles when he was traded to the rival Clippers. On Sunday...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  14. Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce? Mikhail Prokhorov makes Brooklyn N...

    Ian O'Connor

    Mikhail Prokhorov has just made his Brooklyn Nets a contender.

    Story | Conversation | June 27, 2013
  15. Doc Rivers introduced as head coach of Los Angeles Clippers

    Arash Markazi

    The Los Angeles Clippers took a giant leap toward becoming a serious championship contender Wednesday when they announced Doc Rivers as their new coach and senior vice president of basketball operations.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2013
  16. Acquiring head coach Doc Rivers will forever enhance the Los Ange...

    Arash Markazi

    Acquiring head coach Doc Rivers from the Boston Celtics will forever change the Los Angeles Clippers' image from cheap to contender.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2013